Senior Program Analyst, currently working in Bangladesh
Tarek is an experienced public health researcher with comprehensive expertise in conceptualizing and implementing research or development projects, and solutions in achieving the objective(s) of the projects. He has nine years of progressive experience in the research and development sector in Bangladesh. Over the years, he has been working in the areas of Health Systems, Human Resources for Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Maternal and Child Health, Urban Health, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country context. In positions with organizations such as the BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University; International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), he has coordinated and led research studies, development projects, capacity building initiatives, policy formation, process improvement, and overall planning to meet the objective(s) of these activities. He is experienced in working with different government departments under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and partnering with a range of stakeholders to increase the use of evidence-based research and policy advocacy for health sector planning and decision making. He has also developed his expertise in policy communications, designing and organizing policy dialogues, round table discussions, seminars, and developing knowledge materials on critical public health issues.
Tarek holds an MPH in Epidemiology from American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) and an MSS in Anthropology from the Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh.
At ThinkWell, he is a Senior Program Analyst will be working on the project titled “Enhancing Essential Services Provision for Universal Health Coverage (EESPUHC), in the context of COVID-19”, which is intended to support the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) to strengthen the provision of essential health services alongside its COVID-19 response, including health financing solutions, aligned with the priorities of GOB.
“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.” - Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
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