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Md. Tarek Hossain

Md. Tarek Hossain

Technical Advisor, currently working in Bangladesh

Tarek Hossain is a public health practitioner competent to identify problems, develop and execute research/development projects, gather field data, analyze qualitative and quantitative data, and produce tangible deliverables. Mr. Hossain brings experience in the areas of Health System, Health Financing, Maternal and Child Health, Urban Health, Private Health Service Providers (retail drug shops), Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country context. In positions with organizations such as the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b); BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, he has led and coordinated and research studies, development projects, capacity building initiatives, policy formation, process improvement, and overall planning to meet the objective(s) of these activities. He has experience working with different government departments under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Ministry of Finance (MOF), and partnering with a range of stakeholders to increase the utilization of evidence-based research and policy advocacy for health sector planning and decision making. He has conducted several projects using mixed-method approaches, policy review, stakeholder analysis, explorative review with national policymakers, and in-depth situation analysis of various health system bottlenecks. Over the years, Mr. Hossain has also developed his expertise in policy communications, designing and organizing policy dialogues, round table discussions, seminars, and developing scientific materials on critical public health issues.

Mr. Hossain holds an MPH in Epidemiology from American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) and an MSS in Anthropology from the Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh.

Mr. Hossain works in Bangladesh Office as a Technical Advisor. He provides technical leadership and strategic guidance to internal project teams and external partners (government departments, local entities, etc.). He is responsible for growing the portfolio by ensuring high-quality technical project execution in Bangladesh.

“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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