Nazia Islam has been working in JPGSPH as a Learning, Evaluation and Documentation Specialist in a multi-country project named "Accountability and Responsiveness in Informal Settlements for Equity (ARISE)" since July 2022. She has over ten years of experience working in the development sector. Her areas of interest and expertise include policy and implementation research; project planning and management; and evidence-based policy advocacy in the public health, nutrition, and broader development arena. Her skill also includes project monitoring and evaluation; and process documentation. Nazia has completed her Bachelor's and Master's in Pharmacy from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and holds another Masterâ€™s in Global Health from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. She is a Commonwealth Alumni and is officially involved in the Commonwealth Mentorship Programme, 2022-2023. Furthermore, she has also served as a teaching fellow in Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Introduction to Public Health and Health Systems Management modules in the MPH Programme at JPGSPH.
Module(s) taught (in MPH)
- MPH 501: Introduction to Public Health
- MPH 530: Health Systems Management
- MPH 660: Gender
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Project: Accountability and Responsiveness in Informal Settlements for Equity (ARISE) Donor: GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund); UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Role: Learning, Evaluation and Documentation Specialist
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
Swarna, N.R., Anjum, I., Hamid, N.N., Rabbi, G.A., Islam, T., Evana, E.T., Islam, N., Rayhan, M.I., Morshed, K.A.M. and Miah, A.S.M.J.. (2022). Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the informal sector workers in Bangladesh. PloS one, 17(3), p.e0266014. Bente Kamal Tune, S. N., Hoque, R., Naher, N., Islam, N., Islam, M., & Ahmed, S. M. (2020). Health, illness and healthcare-seeking behaviour of the street dwellers of Dhaka City, Bangladesh: Qualitative exploratory study. BMJ Open 2020;10:e035663. Todd, C. S., Chowdhury, Z., Mahmud, Z., Islam, N., Shabnam, S., Parvin, M., & Sanghvi, T. (2019). Maternal nutrition intervention and maternal complications in 4 districts of Bangladesh: a nested cross-sectional study. PLoS Medicine, 16(10), e1002927.
1. Psychosocial support during Covid-19: Can CHWs be a low-cost alternative?. (2021). The Daily Star. Link: https://www.thedailystar.net/views/news/psychosocial-support-during-covid-19-2122766 2. Impact of Covid-19 on Essential Health Services in Bangladesh: A Rapid Assessment. (2020). BRAC. Link: http://www.brac.net/program/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Rapid-Assessment-on-Impact-of-COVID-19-on-Essential-Health-Services-in-Bangladesh-Report.pdf 3. 11th National Election: Peoples's Aspiration to the New Government. (2018). BRAC. Link: http://www.brac.net/program/wp-content/uploads/reports/Peoples_%20Aspiration_Election.pdf 4. à¦¸à§à¦–à§€ à¦®à¦¾à¦¨à§à¦·à§‡à¦° à¦¦à§‡à¦¶à§‡. (2016). The Daily Star. Link: https://www.thedailystar.net/bangla/anandadhara/à¦à§à¦°à¦®à¦£/à¦¸à§à¦–à§€-à¦®à¦¾à¦¨à§à¦·à§‡à¦°-à¦¦à§‡à¦¶à§‡-76622?fbclid=IwAR0xXP_nNZsf0J-rJMLW1N2gIPFq3tbradjW-PcNf5EibJ3ER-NhX3QKcuE
Health Policy Health System Urban Health Sexual and Reproductive Health Child and Maternal Health Nutrition Universal Health Coverage Health Equity Humanitarian Crisis WASH Mental Health Rational Drug Use COVID-19 Resilience Social Safety Net Marginalised Community etc.
- MPH in Global Health (University of Nottingham_ UK)
- MPharm (University of Dhaka_ Bangladesh)
- BPharm (University of Dhaka_ Bangladesh)