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