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Dr Sayem Ahmed

Dr Sayem Ahmed

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Sayem Ahmed

Health Economist

Dr Sayem Ahmed is the lead Health Economist at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He holds a PhD degree in health economics from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. He is an academic editor of the BMC Health Services Research and PLOS Global Public Health and Honorary Research Associate at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in UK.

Ahmed’s research deals with the modelling health and economic burden of infectious diseases, especially neglected tropical and vaccine-preventable ones. He is integrating economic evaluation with randomised clinical trials targeting new diagnoses and treatments for Tuberculosis, HIV, Tetanus, Dengue, Sepsis and Hepatitis C. In addition, Ahmed conducted studies on the effects of health insurance schemes on healthcare utilisation and out-of-pocket payments. He is also keen on research related to financial risk protection for universal health coverage and health systems efficiency in low and middle-income countries.


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