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Dr. Abdur Razzaque Sarker

Research Fellow


Profile

Dr. Abdur Razzaque Sarker is a Health Economist Researcher, obtained his PhD degree from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom on Health Economics and Management Science. His dissertation was based on economics of disease in lower-middle-income country context. He did also "Master of Health Economics" and "Master of Economics". Earlier, he has worked as an Associate Scientist and Health Economist Researcher at International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b).  Dr. Sarker is a trained researcher in health economics domain from Bangladesh and have been working in health systems and economic analysis in both developed (United Kingdom) and developing (Bangladesh) nations. His research was published in Vaccine, Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, International Journal of Health Planning and Management, PLOS One, BMJ Global Health, BMC Infectious Disease, Global Health Research and Policy, Public Health, Global Pediatric Health, Journal of Occupational Health, Journal of Diabetes etc.

Other Activities:  
  • Member and expertise on health economics issues: Health Economic Analysis and Research (GEAR) Online Resource. http://gear4health.com/ask-expert
  • Review Panel member of research abstract and organized session for the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) World Congress, Switzerland, 2019
  • Member of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), 2017-18. Area: Healthcare financing 
  • Review Panel member of research abstract and organized session for the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) World Congress, Boston, USA 2017 : Area: Healthcare financing
  • Member of Research Abstract Review Committee for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 7th Asia-Pacific Conference, 2016 Area: Cost and cost-effectiveness
  • Project Reviewer of Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace by Grand Challenges Canada,2017


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Area of Specialization

  • Health Economics and Financing Research
  • Health and Economic Burden Analysis
  • Efficiency and Equity
  • Health Insurance
  • Quality of Life Research
  • Cost Analysis of Public Health Intervention
  • Cost-Effective Analysis
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Contingent Valuation Technique
  • Project Evaluation


Publications

2019

1.         Sarker AR*, Sultana M, Ali N, Akram R, Morton A (2019). Cost of caregivers for treating hospitalized diarrheal patients in Bangladesh. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 4(5) 

2.         Sultana M, Sarker AR, Ali N, Akram R et al (2019). Prevalence, determinants and health care seeking behavior of acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs) among under-five children in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210433

3.         Sultana M, Akram R, Ali N, Mahumud RA, and Sarker AR, Islam Z (2019). Group Prenatal Care experiences among pregnant women in a Bangladeshi community. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0218169 

4.         Sheikh N, Ali N, Akram R, Mahumud RA, Sarker AR, Sultana M (2019). Infant and young child feeding practice, dietary diversity and child health in Bangladesh. Journal of Child Health. PP 1-14. DOI: 10.1177/1367493519852486   

2018

1.         Sarker AR* Sultana M, Ali N, Akram R, Sheikh N, Mahumud RA and Morton A (2018). Cost-comparison and determinants of out-of-pocket payments on child delivery care in Bangladesh International Journal of Health Planning and Management, DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2615, 1-18

2.         Sarker AR*, Sultana M, Ahmed S, Mahumud RA, Morton A, Khan JAM (2018). Clients' experience and satisfaction with healthcare services in a Community Based Health Insurance Program in Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(8), 1637: 1-14

3.         Sarker AR*, Sultana M, Mahumud RA et al (2018). Economic costs of hospitalized diarrheal disease in Bangladesh: A societal perspective. BMC Global Health Research and Policy 3 (1):1-12

4.         Sarker AR*, Sheikh N, Mahumud RA, Sultana M (2018). Determinants of adolescent maternal healthcare utilization in Bangladesh. Public Health. 157: 94-103

5.         Akram R, Sultana M, Sheikh N, Ali N, Sarker AR* (2018). Prevalence and determinants of stunting among preschool children and its urban rural disparities in Bangladesh. Food and Nutrition Bulletin DOI: 10.1177/0379572118794770, pp 1-15

6.         Sheikh N, Sultana M, Ali N, Akram R, Mahumud RA, Asaduzzaman M, Sarker AR* (2018) Coverage, timelines and determinants of incomplete immunization in Bangladesh. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 3(3), 72: 1-14

7.         Ali N, Sultana M, Sheikh N, Akram R, Mahumud RA, Asaduzzaman M, Sarker AR* (2018). Predictors of optimal antenatal care service utilization among adolescents and adult women in Bangladesh. Health Services Research & Managerial Epidemiology, 2018, Volume 5: 1-8

8.         Ahmed S, Sarker AR, Sultana M, Chakrovorty S, Hasan MZ, Mirelman AJ, et al (2018). Adverse Selection in Community Based Health Insurance among Informal Workers in Bangladesh: An EQ-5D Assessment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15 (2):1–10. 

9.         Ahmed S, Sarker AR, Sultana M, Islam Z, Rukhsana G, Khan JAM (2017). The Impact of Community-Based Health Insurance on the Utilization of Medically Trained Healthcare Providers among Informal Workers in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 13(7): e0200265.

10.       Khan AI, Levin A,  Chao D, DeRoeck D, Dimitrov D, Khan JAM, Islam MS,  Ali M, Islam T, Sarker AR, Clemens J, Qadri F (2018). The impact and cost-effectiveness of controlling cholera through the use of oral cholera vaccines in urban Bangladesh: a disease modelling and economic analysis. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 12(10): e0006652.

11.       Godói IP, Silva LV, Sarker AR, Megiddo I, Morton A, GodmanB,  Alvarez-Madrazo S, Bennie M and Guerra AA (2018). Economic and epidemiological impact of dengue illness over sixteen years from a public health system perspective in Brazil to inform future health policies including the adoption of a dengue vaccine. Expert Review of Vaccines; 17(12): 1123-1133.  

2017

1.         Sarker AR*, Sultana M, Mahumud RA, Meer RVD, and Morton A (2017). Cost-effectiveness analysis of introducing universal childhood rotavirus vaccination in Bangladesh. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 14(1):189-198.

2.         Sarker AR* and Sultana M (2017). Health and economic burden of diabetes in Bangladesh: Priorities for Attention and Control. Journal of Diabetes  9 (12):1118-1119

3.         Sarker AR*, Sultana M, Mahumud RA, Ahmed S, Morton A, Khan JAM (2017). Determinants of enrolment of informal sector workers in cooperative based health scheme in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181706.

4.         Sultana M, Mahumud RA, Ahmed S, Islam Z, Khan JAM, Sarker AR (2017). Cost of Introducing Group Prenatal Care (GPC) in Bangladesh: a supply side perspective. Safety in Health 3 (8):1-8

5.         Sultana M, Mahumud RA and Sarker AR (2017). Burden of chronic illness and associated disabilities in Bangladesh: Evidence from Household Income and Expenditure survey. Chronic Diseases and Translational Medicine 3: 112-122

6.         Sultana M, Sheikh N, Mahumud RA, Jahir T, Islam Z and Sarker AR (2017). Prevalence and associated determinants of malaria parasites among children in Kenya.  Tropical Medicine and Health 45:25;1-9

7.         Mahumud RA, Sultana M and Sarker AR (2017). Prevalence and associated determinants of low birth weight in developing countries: A multi-country analysis from nationwide population-based survey. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 50:18-28

8.         Mahumud RA, Sarker AR, Sultana M, Ahmed S, Khan JAM, Morton A, (2017). Distribution and Determinants of Out-of-pocket Healthcare Expenditures in Bangladesh. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 50 (2):91-99

9.         Sultana M, Mahumud RA, Ahmed S, Islam Z, Khan JAM, Sarker AR (2017). The effectiveness of introducing Group Prenatal Care (GPC) in selected health facilities in a district of Bangladesh: study protocol. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 17 (48) DOI 10.1186/s12884-017-1227-6

2016

1.         Sarker AR*, Sultana M, Mahumud RA, Nurnabi S, Meer RVD, Morton A (2016). Prevalence and healthcare-seeking behaviour for childhood diarrheal disease in Bangladesh. Global Pediatric Health.  Volume 1(3) pp 1-12; doi: 10.1177/2333794X16680901

2.         Sarker AR*, Sultana M, Mahumud RA (2016). Co-operative Societies:  A sustainable platform for promoting universal health coverage in Bangladesh. BMJ Global Health. Volume 1(3) 2016; 1:e000052. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000052

3.         Sarker AR*, Sultana M, Mahumud RA, Ahmed S, Ahmed W et al (2016). Occupational illness on labor productivity: A socio-economic aspect of informal sector workers in urban Bangladesh.  Journal of Occupational Health. Volume 58(2):209-15

4.         Sultana M, Sarker AR, Mahumud RA, Ahmed S, Ahmed W, Chakrovorty S, Rahman H, Islam Z, Khan JAM (2016). Inequalities in health status among low income communities: EQ-5D findings from household survey in selected communities of Bangladesh. International Journal of Health Policy and Management.  Volume 5 (3) 1-8. 

5.         Khan JAM, Ahmed S, Sarker AR, Sultana M et al (2016). Benefit Incidence Analysis of Healthcare in Bangladesh – Equity Matters for Universal Health Coverage. Health Policy and Planning. Volume 2016:1 Pages 1–7.

6.         Ahmed S, Hoque ME, Sarker AR, Sultana M, Islam Z, Rukhsana G, Khan JAM (2016). Willingness-to-Pay for Community-Based Health Insurance among Informal Workers in Urban Bangladesh. PLoS ONE. Volume 11(2): e0148211. 

7.         Sultana M, Mahumud RA, Sarker AR, Hossain SM (2016). Hand hygiene knowledge and practice among university students: evidence from Private Universities of Bangladesh. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. Volume 2016:9 Pages 13—20. 

2015

1.         Sarker AR*, Islam Z, Khan IA, Saha A, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Cravioto A, Clemens JD, Qadri F, Khan JAM (2015). Estimating the cost of cholera-vaccine delivery from the societal point of view: A case of introduction of cholera vaccine in Bangladesh. Vaccine. Volume 11; 33 (38): 4916-21. 

2.         Islam Z, Sarker AR*, Anwar S, Kabir H, Gazi R (2015). Costs of integrating demand based reproductive health commodity model into the Government and NGO service delivery systems in Bangladesh: a supply side perspective. SpringerPlus. Volume 4:808. 

3.         Mahumud RA, Sultana M, Sarker AR (2015). Trend of Healthcare Expenditures in Bangladesh over Last Decades. American Journal of Economics, Finance and Management. Volume. 1, Issue 3, pp. 97-101. 

4.         Mahmud RA, Hossain MG, Sarker AR, Islam MN, Hossain MR, Aik S, Khan JAM (2015). Prevalence and associated factors of contraceptive discontinuation and switching among Bangladeshi women of reproductive age. Open Access Journal of Contraception. Volume 6:13-19.

2014

1.         Sarker AR*, Mahumud RA, Sultana M, Ahmed S, Ahmed W, Khan JAM (2014). The impact of age and sex on healthcare expenditure of households in Bangladesh. SpringerPlus 3:435.

2.         Sarker AR*, Islam Z, Khan IA, Saha A, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Qadri F, Khan JAM (2013). Cost of Illness for Cholera in a High-Risk Urban Area in Bangladesh: An Analysis from Household Perspective. BMC Infectious Diseases 13 (1), 518. 

3.         Sarker AR*, Khan JAM (2013). Informal Workers in Bangladesh: An Analysis from socio-economic perspective. Asian journal of research in business economics and management. Volume 3, Issue 6

The Lancet Series -2018, Role: Collaborator

1.         Dieleman JL, Sadat N, Chang AY, Fullman N, Abbafati C, Acharya P, et al (2018). Trends in future health financing and coverage: future health spending and universal health coverage in 188 countries, 2016–40. The Lancet. 2018; 6736.

2.         Dieleman JL, Haakenstad A, Micah A, Moses M, Abbafati C, Acharya P, et al (2018). Spending on health and HIV/AIDS : domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995- 2015. The Lancet. 2018; 6736.

3.         Fullman N, Yearwood J, Abay SM, Abbafati C, Abd-Allah F, Abdela J, et al (2018). Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet. 2018

4.         GBD 2016 Alcohol Collaborators (2018). Alcohol use and burden: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2016. The Lancet; 2018;6736: 1–21.

5.         GBD Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators (2018). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet. 2017;390: 1211–1259

6.         GBD 2017 DALYs and HALE Collaborators (2018).GBD  Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 359 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 1684–735

7.         GBD 2017 Mortality Collaborators (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 1684–735

8.         GBD 2017 Causes of Death Collaborators (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 1736–88

9.         GBD 2017 Risk Factor Collaborators (2018). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 1923–94

10.       GBD 2017 SDG Collaborators 92018). Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 2091–138

11.       GBD 2017 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators (2018). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.  2018; Lancet 392: 1789–858

12.       GBD 2017 Population and Fertility Collaborators (2018). Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet 2018; 392: 1995–2051

ABSTRACT  

1.         Sarker AR, Sultana M, Mahumud RA, Khan JAM, Meer RVD, and Morton (2017). Economic Burden of Hospitalized Diarrheal Disease in Bangladesh. Value in Health 20(9):A498 

2.         Sultana M, Sarker AR, Mahumud RA, Chisti MJ, Ahmed T, Alam NH. Economic Burden of Household for Treating Severe Pneumonia among Under Five Children in Bangladesh. Value in Health 20(9):A498

 



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