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Shahab has submitted his PhD thesis entiled “Adolescent pregnancy and maternal health care-seeking behavior of married adolescent girls in Bangladesh and Nepal”, under pretigious Erasmus Mundus Trans Global Health Joint-Doctoral Program from the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, University of Barcelona, Spain and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium. Shahab also holds an advanced Masters in Public Health Methodology from the Free University Brussels (ULB) in Belgium, a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the North South University and a Bachelor of Molecular Medicine & Bio-informatics from the University of Development Alternative. Before joining at the JPGSPH as an Assistant Scientist, he worked for more than three years at the Department of Public Health, ITM where he was involved in conducting research, teaching and coaching of MPH students.

Shahab has been trained in Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Norway), USA, Canada, Thailand, South Africa and Bangladesh in the areas of mixed-methods research, research ethics, transdisciplinary methods, evidence-based decisions and policy communications. He is a PRB (Population Reference Bureau) policy communications fellow, and awarded as an Emerging Voice for Global Health 2016 by the Health Systems Global. He is also a recipient (first Bangladeshi) of HIV Research Trust fellowship.

Shahab’s areas of interest include adolescent health, maternal and reproductive health, health systems and gender equity.

Shahab’s pubications include;

1. Shahabuddin ASM, Christiana Nöstlinger, Thérèse Delvaux, Malabika Sarker, Alexandre Delamou , Azucena Bardají, Jacqueline EW Broerse, Vincent De Brouwere. Exploring Maternal Health Care-seeking Behaviour of Married Adolescent Girls in Bangladesh: A Social-Ecological Approach. PLoS ONE.  


2. Shahabuddin ASM, Noestlinger C, Delvaux T, Bardaji A, Sarker Malabika, De Brouwere Vincent , Broerse Jacqueline. What influences adolescent girls’ decision-taking of contraceptive methods and childbearing? A qualitative exploratory study among married adolescent girls in Bangladesh. 2016. PLoS ONE. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0157664

3. Shahabuddin ASM, Delvaux T, Bardaji A, Utz B, De Brouwere Vincent. Determinants and trends of health facility-based delivery and caesarean section among married adolescent girls in Bangladesh. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e012424. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016- 012424

4. Shahabuddin ASM, Delvaux T, Abouchadi S, Sarker Malabika, De Brouwere Vincent. Utilization of maternal health services among adolescent women in Bangladesh: A scoping review of the literature. Trop Med Int Health. 2015. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12503

5. Shahabuddin ASM, De Brouwere V, Adhikari Ramesh, Alexandre Delamou, Bardaji A, Delvaux T. Determinants of institutional delivery among young married women in Nepal: Evidence from the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey, 2011 (Accepted by BMJ Open, 04.011.2016)

6. Delamou Alexandre, Bettina Utz, Delvaux Therese, ASM Shahabuddin, Wei-hong Zhang, Vincent De Brouwere.(2016), Pregnancy and childbirth after repair of obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa: Scoping Review. Trop Med Int Health. doi:10.1111/tmi.12771

7. Saloua Abouchadi, Shahabuddin ASM, Wei Hong Zhang, Tabassum Firoz, Chakib Nejjari, Vincent De Brouwere. Existing models of maternal deaths surveillance systems: Protocol for a scoping review. (2016) JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(4):e197 DOI: 10.2196/resprot.5758 PMID: 27729305

8. Shahabuddin ASM, Md. Habibur Rahman et al.; “Medicinal plants used by Vaidyas (traditional medicinal healers) in villages of Natore district, Bangladesh”, Special Issue of Research Journal of Biotechnology, ISBT-2008 Dec; 53.

9. Shahabuddin ASM et al. ; “An ethnobotanical survey of several villages in Raumari area of Kurigram district, Bangladesh”, Special Issue of Research Journal of Biotechnology, ISBT 2008 Dec; 51.




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Hasina is currently employed as the Communications Specialist with the Developing Midwives Project, James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. She has come to this post after spending four years in Oxfam as the gender and women leadership specialist. She has gained over 13 years of experiences with national media, corporate houses, foreign consulate and INGO’s from entry to mid-level managerial position. She obtained a BA (Hons) and a MA in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Dhaka. She has served as a development aid worker and a gender activist in the area of gender and women empowerment in Oxfam, has been acted as Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) focal person for Save the Children Sweden-Denmark while leading the DANIDA funded PPP-B2B project “Work2Learn”and dealt with 7 Scandinavian buyer allies and their local suppliers in Bangladesh. She has also served as an Assistant Cultural Specialist in U.S. Embassy-Dhaka. Before that she was the media manager in Scholastica and worked as a journalist at ATN Bangla, The Daily Sangbad and Bangladesh Observer.


In the organizations where she has worked, Hasina has designed gender and women leadership building projects, actively supported numerous women’s rights issues including recognising women’s unpaid work, freedom of choice, campaigning against domestic violence and gender-based violence in any form within home and workplace. She has been awarded for the “Gender Leadership Program” as a representative from Bangladesh to obtain in-depth knowledge and leadership skill on gender by Oxfam regional center in Bangkok. She was also one of vital member of the Oxfam Social Communication team and ensured Oxfam branding nationally and globally.


As the proud mother of two, she believes in “Can Do” approach and committed to widespread branding of any innovation that needs mass attention and awareness for the maximum benefit of the population in our country.



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Selina Amin

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selina amin 

Selina Amin is a public health professional with 25 years’ experience in primary health care services especially in maternal, child, newborn and adolescent reproductive health in the public and private sectors of Bangladesh. At the beginning of her carrier she worked at ICDDRB for about 13 years and worked with essential services package, facility surveys, nutrition interventions at the slums and lead HiB vaccine research. She also developed a number of protocols for maternal health services. She moved to programme at Plan International as Health Advisor, worked there for nine years and implemented several projects which include activation of community clinics, developing and effectively using community skilled birth attendants (CSBAs), providing adolescent reproductive health services at the remote areas etc. She was engaged in developing a mechanism to monitor private CSBAs and their reporting system. Later at MaMoni Health System Strengthening Project of Save the Children, as a Senior Advisor she worked with human resource management team of Bangladesh and local government for efficiently providing health services at the village level. She continuously explored health system solutions for providing quality services to mothers and children through strengthening health system starting from local level with Union Health and Family Welfare Centres (UH&FWCs) to the national level.  Her accomplishment also include involving local government for using their budget for health services. In addition, Dr. Amin holds significant experience in facilitating public private partnership with a diverse group of stakeholders including government, donors, national and local organizations as well as with rural and urban poor communities.


Selina was fully engaged in developing neonatal strategy and adolescent reproductive health strategy of Bangladesh and published national reports on strengthening union level facilities and child marriage in recent past.


Selina is MBBS from Dhaka University and MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Selina Amin
Head, Midwifery Education Programme and Project Director, 
Developing Midwives Project-Phase 2


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