Health Financing and Policy

Health financing research team members:
        Md. Mizanur Rahman, PhD
        Md. Shafiur Rahman, MSc, MPH; Md. Rashedul Islam, MSc

GPHRF members published following articles on health financing and health policy in peer-reviewed international journals. One of the key paper on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Rahman MM, Zhang C, Swe KT, Rahman MS, Islam MR, Kamrujjaman M, Sultana P, Hassan MZ, Alam MS. Disease-specific out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure in urban Bangladesh: A Bayesian analysis. PLoS ONE. 2020; 15(1): E0227565.

Zhang C, Rahman MS, Yawson AE, Shibuya K. Trends and projections of universal health coverage indicators in Ghana, 1995-2030: A national and subnational study. PLoS ONE. 2019; 14(5): E0209126.

Han SM, Rahman MM, Rahman MS, Swe KT, Palmer M, Sakamoto H, Nomura S, Shibuya K. Progress towards universal health coverage in Myanmar: a national and subnational assessment. Lancet Global Health. 2018; 2018; Online First..

Swe KT, Rahman MM, Rahman MS, Saito E, Abe SK, Gilmour S, Shibuya K. Cost and economic burden of illness over 15 years in Nepal: A comparative analysis. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4): E0194564.

Rahman MS, Rahman MM, Gilmour S, Swe KT, Abe SK, Shibuya K. Trends in, and projections of, indicators of universal health coverage in Bangladesh, 1995–2030: a Bayesian analysis of population-based household data. The Lancet Global Health. 2018; 6(1): E84-94.

Rahman MM, Karan A, Rahman MS, Parsons A, Abe SK, Bilano V, Awan R, Gilmour S, Shibuya K. Progress Toward Universal Health Coverage: A Comparative Analysis in 5 South Asian Countries. JAMA Intern Med. 2017; 177(9): 1297-1305.

Nomura S, Sakamoto H, Gleen S, Tsugawa Y, Abe SK, Rahman MM, Brown JC, Ezoe_et_al. Population health and regional variations of disease burden in Japan, 1990–2015: a systematic subnational analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet. 2017; 390(10101): 1521-1538.

Islam MR, Rahman MS, Islam Z, Zhang C, Sultana P, Rahman MM. Inequalities in financial risk protection in Bangladesh: an assessment of universal health coverage. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2017; 16:59.

Saito E, Gilmour S, Yoneoka D, Gautam GS, Rahman MM, Shrestha PK, Shibuya K. Inequality and inequity in healthcare utilization in urban Nepal: a cross-sectional observational study. Health Policy and Planning. 2016; 31(7):817-24.

Saito E, Gilmour S, Rahman MM, Gautam GS, Shrestha PK, Shibuya K. Incidence of and illnesses associated with catastrophic household expenditure on health in Nepal: a cross-sectional survey. Bulletin of The World Health Organization. 2014; 92:760-767.

Rahman MM. Health in Bangladesh: lessons and challenges. The Lancet. 2014; 383(9922):1037.

Rahman MM, Gilmour S, Saito E, Sultana P, Ken. Self-reported illness and household strategies for coping with health-care payments in Bangladesh. Bulletin of The World Health Organization. 2013; 91:449-45.

Rahman MM, Gilmour S, Saito E, Sultana P, Shibuya K. Health-related financial catastrophe, inequality and chronic illness in Bangladesh. Plos One. 2013; 8(2): E5687.