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Faojia Sultana

DPhil Student of Clinical Medicine

Faojia is a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) Candidate in Clinical Medicine at the NDM Centre for Global Health Research, and a Clarendon Scholar. Previously, she worked as a faculty of public health at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and also served the role of core country group coordinator for the Joint Learning Network of the World Bank Group. She is a medical doctor by background and chiefly interested in health systems and policy research.


-    MSc in Global Health and Development, University College London, 2017

-    M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2013

Previous Experience:

-    Assistant Professor (Public Health), Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2018-2022

-    Country Core Group Coordinator (Bangladesh), Joint Learning Network, The World Bank Group, 2021-2022.

-    Research Fellow, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), 2015-2016.

-    Intern Doctor, Rangpur Medical College & Hospital, Bangladesh, 2013-2014.


Her DPhil thesis is focused on exploring the impact of global heating/climate change on at-risk population and healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries with tropical and subtropical climate.

The broader goals of this project are to analyse the climate change policies in place to protect the hospitals and health workforce from climate shocks, assess the effects of extreme weather risks on the infrastructure, human resources and operation of at-risk hospitals, and identify the actions that could be taken to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events; thus, contributing towards building a climate-resilient health system in affected/at-risk countries.

Team: Health Systems Collaborative

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