CCHE Seminar Series: Economics of Health Workforce in Bangladesh

Mofakhar Hussain
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Friday November 1, 2019, 10am-12pm, HSB 108 (155 College Street)

Abstract: This paper will discuss the nature of health workforce in Bangladesh with a focus on work force supply. After discussing contextual aspect of the economic and demographic shifts in the country, we will discuss conceptual linkage between health workforce, medical care and health outcomes and detail recent evidence supporting the linkage. We will then discuss recent evidence on supply and challenges within this context.  The discussion will conclude with development of collaboration with researchers in Bangladesh (Institute of Health Economic, Dhaka University) and potential research areas of interest.

Mofakhar Hussain (Mo) is senior economist with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Mo holds a Ph.D in health economics from the Graduate Center, The City University of New York (1998). Mo has had applied experience in the US health care sector including experiences with health insurance providers and prescription drug manufacturers. His research interests focuses on prescription drug pricing and reimbursement policies, statistical methods and economics of health human resources in developing countries.