Rumana Huque

Professor, Department of Economics - University of Dhaka


Dr. Huque joined University of Dhaka in 2000 as a lecturer. Currently, she is employed as a Professor in Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. She specialises in health system and health economics with special focus on health care financing, resource allocation and budgeting, and economic evaluation. She is also the Executive Director of ARK Foundation, a research NGO in Bangladesh. She is leading a number of research projects with University of Leeds, University of York and University of Liverpool, UK to support the Communicable Disease - Health Service Delivery (COMDIS-HSD) research program consortium and tobacco research in Bangladesh. She got her PhD in Health Economics from University of Leeds, UK, in 2010. She has wide experience in working with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh, local NGOs and international donor agencies since 2002. She was the member of Independent Review Team of Annual Programme Review (APR), 2013 on SWAp financing and financial management. She is also working as international consultant in preparing the Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) for the 4th SWAp of the countryA 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, and World Medical and Health Policy.