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Tanvir Ahmed - PhD student

Tanvir is a health systems researcher and a medical doctor (MBBS) with a post-graduation in public health (MPH). He is currently exploring the equity implications of access to and use of eHealth and mHealth through socio-demographic lenses and other contextual factors in Bangladesh in his doctoral research.

This will contribute towards an equity framework in adopting ICT innovations for the betterment of health in Bangladesh and other related Low and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) contexts.

Before joining IDS, Tanvir has worked in public health research for about six years in International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh ( as an assistant scientist. He has researched and published in various areas of health system research which includes eHealth and mHealth, healthcare financing, urban health, health systems and GIS, healthcare market, health human resources, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), HIV and AIDS and mental and elderly health. Tanvir taught postgraduate course for about six years in Brac University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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We Have the Internet in Our Hands’: Bangladeshi College Students’ Use of ICTs For Health Information

Globalization and Health 14.31 (2018)

Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) which enable people to access, use and promote health information through digital technology, promise important health systems innovations which can challenge gatekeepers’ control of information, through processes of disintermediation. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Health; Nutrition.