People & partners

Rumana Huque

Associate Consultant

Dr. Huque joined University of Dhaka in 2000 as a lecturer. Currently she is employed as a Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, teaching Health Economics. She specialises in health system and health economics, with special focus on: health care financing, resource allocation and budgeting, and economic evaluation.

She is working as Principal Investigator in a number of research projects with University of York, UK on tobacco control in Bangladesh. She got her PhD in Health Economics from University of Leeds, UK, in 2010. After completing BSS (Honours) and MSS in Economics from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, she did an MA in Health Economics from University of Leeds, UK in 2002.

She has a wide experience working with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh, local NGOs and international donor agencies since 2002. She worked as a consultant in preparing the Strategic Investment Plan of the 4th Health Sector Programme (2017- 2022) of Bangladesh, Programme Implementation Plan (2017-2022) of Bangladesh, Annual Programme Review (APR), 2013 on SWAp financing and financial management.

She was a member in the Technical Working Group of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh to develop a ‘Health care Financing strategy for Bangladesh’, and ‘Resource allocation formula’. A number of her papers/articles have been published in peer reviewed national and international journals including: Nicotine and Tobacco Research, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, BMJ Open, PLOSONE and World Medical and Health Policy.