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CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS AND UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE (COE-HS&UHC)

Established in 2012, the Centre works with key partners and stakeholders in the government, private and NGO sectors to facilitate the efforts to accelerate evidence-informed, equitable and sustainable action towards Urban Health Coverage (UHC). As part of its core activities, the Centre works to generate essential evidence to further the establishment of UHC in Bangladesh; these include policy briefs and systematic reviews of key determinants of UHC including workforce, management, and information systems. Frameworks are produced on key functions of insurance systems related to provider networks, service packages, premiums, benefits and claims. Implementing research on UHC initiatives is also conducted with real-time monitoring and evaluation systems. The Centre also develops core competencies around UHC through various accredited training programmes and short courses. These programmes are held with key implementing institutions of UHC in Bangladesh. Advocacy is another major core activity of the Centre, and is facilitated through forums, learning and research dissemination with local and global partners. National and international workshops, seminars and dialogues are also held focusing on key UHC issues.

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The Center is led by

Dr Syed Masud Ahmed

Director (CoE-HS&UHC)

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For any inquiries:

Dr Nahitun Naher

Assistant Director

nahitun.naher@bracu.ac.bd

Project Highlights

TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR HEALTH SYSTEM STRENGTHENING AND ADVANCING UHC AGENDA IN BANGLADESH: THE ROLE OF FRONTLINE HEALTH CARE SERVICE PROVIDERS IN IMPROVING PERFORMANCE Up icon image

PI: Professor Syed Masud Ahmed, Director, CoE-HS&UHC, BRAC JPGSPH.
Co-PI: Professor Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dean and Director, CGSRHR, BRAC JPGSPH.
Coordinator: Dr Nahitun Naher, Senior Research Fellow, BRAC JPGSPH.


Objective: A mixed method study to explore practices related to the delivery of responsive, equitable and quality services by the health care service providers and managers at the PHC levels.


Timeline: August 2017 - August 2021.


Donor: UK Department for International Development (DFID).


Partners: School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom.

A GLOBAL SOCIAL SCIENCES NETWORK FOR INFECTIOUS THREATS AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE (SONAR-GLOBAL) Down icon image

PI: Professor Syed Masud Ahmed, Director, CoE-HS&UHC, BRAC JPGSPH.
Co-PI: Professor Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dean and Director, CGSRHR, BRAC JPGSPH.
Coordinator: Dr Nahitun Naher, Senior Research Fellow, BRAC JPGSPH.


Objective: A three year-long project aimed to develop an open-access platform to support the Sonar-Global activities and to share them broadly; adapt, test, and evaluate vulnerability assessment tools on the ground and engagement models to facilitate collaboration across multiple stakeholders and also, to create, pilot and evaluate curricula for training social scientists in preparedness and response to infectious threats and through curricular development and piloting social science knowledge of infectious threats among non-social sciences actors.


Timeline: January 2019 - December 2021


Donor: European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.


Partners: Institut Pasteur (IP); Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD); Stichting Nederlands Instituut Voor Onderzoek Van De Gezondheidszorg (NIVEL); Medical University of Vienna (MUW); Mahidol University; Public Health Centre of the MoH of Ukraine; University College London (UCL); Makerere University (MU); Centre Regional De Recherche Et De Formation A La Prise En Charge Clinique Du Vih Sida et Maladies Associees de Dakar (CRCF); Institute of Development Studies (IDF); CENSIS; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU); University of Malta (UM); University of Ljubljani.

ASSESSMENT OF POST-CRASH CARE SYSTEM FOLLOWING ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN SELECTED AREAS OF BANGLADESH Down icon image

PI: Professor Syed Masud Ahmed, Director, CoE-HS&UHC, BRAC JPGSPH.
Co-PI: Dr Nahitun Naher, Senior Research Fellow, BRAC JPGSPH.
Coordinator: Dr Nahitun Naher, Senior Research Fellow, BRAC JPGSPH.


Objective: A cross-sectoral assessment to assess the current pre-hospital (by-stander and ambulance) and hospital- based post-crash care services in order to get a holistic picture of the post-crash system existing in Bangladesh and to improve the system in the country so that Road Traffic Crash (RTC) mortality and morbidity are reduced.


Timeline: January 2020 – Ongoing.


Donor and Partner: The World Bank.