Profile Photo

Avijit Saha

Senior Research Fellow

Get in touch

Centre Affiliation
  • Centre Of Excellence For Science Of Implementation And Scale-Up (COE-SISU)



Short Biography

I am an aspiring public health researcher, holding a Master's degree in International Health. I am passionate about working with epidemiological factors relating to infectious disease and program implementation related factors for maternal and child health delivery. Most of my focused research areas includes mixed methodology, and I have a higher calling for quantitative research.

Research Interests

Infectious disease epidemiology maternal and child health immunization implementation research


  • MScIH (Heidelberg University
  • BSc Ag. Econ (Bangladesh Agricultural University)

Selected publications

  • “Barua, M., Saha, A., Chowdhury, S., Chowdhury, S., Sajow, S. H., & Sarker, M. (2022). Implementation of a community-based referral project to improve access to emergency obstetric and newborn care in Rohingya population during COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh. BMJ Innovations, bmjinnov-2021.”

  • “Saha, A., Chowdhury, S., Goswami, E. T., Gop, K., Alam, A., Rahman, A., & Sarker, M. (2022). Depriving Out-of-School Children of Deworming Tablets for Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection in Bangladesh: The Irony of a School-Based Deworming Programme. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 7(3), 35.”

  • “Sarker, M., Saha, A., Matin, M., Mehjabeen, S., Tamim, M. A., Sharkey, A. B., ... & Shahabuddin, A. S. M. (2020). Effective maternal, newborn and child health programming among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: Implementation challenges and potential solutions. PloS one, 15(3), e0230732.”

  • “Saha, A., Sarker, M., Kabir, M., Lu, G., & Müller, O. (2019). Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding malaria control among the slash and burn cultivators in Rangamati Hill tracts of Bangladesh. Malaria journal, 18(1), 1-9.”

  • “Sarker, M., Barua, M., Guerra, F., Saha, A., Aftab, A., Latif, A. M., ... & Islam, A. (2016). Double trouble: prevalence and factors associated with tuberculosis and diabetes comorbidity in Bangladesh. PloS one, 11(10), e0165396.”

Current projects

  • Facilitators and Barriers of Management of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis in Bangladesh: An Implementation Research through Gender Lens
  • Implementation Research on Health Campaign Effectiveness in Bangladesh: Campaign Integration and Transition


  • DAAD fellow for completing MScIH degree.