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Avijit Saha

Senior Research Fellow

Centre of Excellence for Science of Implementation and Scale-Up (CoE-SISU)

Short Biography

I am a Senior Research Fellow at JPGSPH and did my MSc in International Health at the Heidelberg University. I am skilled in conceptualising and conducting quantitative research following epidemiological research designs, analysing cross-sectional, cohort and survival data, and disseminating research findings. My research interest lies in Infectious disease epidemiology, childhood immunization and adult vaccination.

Current Projects

01/06/2022 – Present: Qualitative assessment of barriers to female birth and death registration in Bangladesh: Implementation research – (Co-PI, Exploratory Qualitative Study, Donor: Cabinet Division Bangladesh)
7. 01/06/2022 – Present: Facilitators and Barriers of Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Bangladesh: An Implementation Research through Gender Lens – (Co- PI, Embedded Exploratory Mixed Method Study, Donor: WHO)

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Articles Published as First author or equal contribution to first author:

1. Saha, A., Sarker, M., Kabir, M. et al. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding malaria control among the slash and burn cultivators in Rangamati Hill tracts of Bangladesh. Malar J 18, 216 (2019). – 2019
2. Sarker M, Saha A, Matin M, Mehjabeen S, Tamim MA, et al. (2020) Effective maternal, newborn and child health programming among Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh: Implementation challenges and potential solutions. PLOS ONE 15(3): e0230732. – 2020
3. Saha, A.; Chowdhury, S.; Goswami, E.T.; Gop, K.; Alam, A.; Rahman, A.; Sarker, M. Depriving Out-of-School Children of Deworming Tablets for Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection in Bangladesh: The Irony of a School-Based Deworming Programme. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2022, 7, 35. – 2022
4. Van Jerwin P. Mercado, Avijit Saha, Syeda Tahmina Ahmed, Shams Shabab Haider, Protyasha Ghosh, Shaikh Shahed A. Hossain. HIV Testing Services for Key Populations in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Scoping Review. Journal for Service Quality Enhancement [Internet]. 2022 [cited 2023 Apr 15];1(1):41–60. Available from:

Research Interests

Epidemiology Infectious Diseases Digital Health Mental Health Childhood immunization Vaccination


  • MScIH (Heidelberg University)
  • BSc Ag. Econ (Bangladesh Agricultural University)