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Rashid Zaman is a public health expert with more than 13 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluations and providing technical assistance to the donors, governments and programme implementers in low and middle income countries. His areas of interest include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH), human resource for health (HRH), malaria and other infectious diseases. He holds an MBBS, a post graduate diploma in health economics and an MPH. He received the prestigious Equity and Merit Scholarship for his master’s programme at the University of Manchester.
Rashid started his research career with one of the pioneer survey research firms in Bangladesh and worked in several major nationally representative surveys including a complex public expenditure tracking surveys (PETS) and Quantitative Service Delivery Surveys (QSDS) in primary health sector. In 2006, he joined ICDDR,B and worked in US-CDC’s International Emerging Infections Programme (IEIP) in Bangladesh, where he led the design and implementation country’s first national influenza surveillance system. He also led a number of outbreak investigations and was actively involved in the global pandemic response during the 2009 influenza pandemic.
Rashid joined OPM in 2010 and currently working as a Senior Consultant at the Health Portfolio. His recent projects include a UNICEF project on private sector health facilities in Somalia, a DFID funded operational research for value for money and sustainability in WASH programmes in Africa and South Asia, a World Bank study on the preference and competence of health workers in Timor-Leste, a KFW funded technical assistance programme on social health financing in Bangladesh and support to DFID Zimbabwe on developing the business case for health sector programmes. Rashid authored more than 50 publications, many of them published in highly reputed international peer reviewed journals, including: Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Journal of Infectious Diseases, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Human Resource for Health, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PLoS One etc.