Team Leader, RCH Department

Dr. A. Sayeed Abdullah

Dr. Abu Sayeed Md. Abdullah serves as the Programme Manager (Team Leader) within the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Department at the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh (CIPRB). With over 15 years of experience in the public health sector, he holds a Master of Public Health degree from North South University. Prior to that, he earned a Master of Science in Microbiology and a degree in veterinary medicine from Bangladesh Agricultural University. His notable strengths include a keen eagerness to learn, unwavering hard work, and a high level of energy. Dr. Abdullah possesses excellent tolerance and patience, enabling him to effectively navigate challenging situations. He has undergone training in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Office Management, Communicative English, statistics for public health research, and Literature Search. Having published more than 30 research articles, Dr. Abdullah has actively contributed to qualitative and quantitative research, Outbreak Investigation, and surveillance initiatives. His involvement extends to the development of proposals, manuscripts, newsletters, and technical reports. Over the course of his career, he has worked on various programs and research projects funded by organizations such as UNICEF, UNFPA, Save the Children, WHO, icddrb, FAO of UN, and JICA.

Research field of Interest: Maternal and neonatal Health, Reproductive health, One Health, Communicable and non-communicable diseases

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1. Abu Sayeed Md Abdullah, Koustuv Dalal, Fazlur Rahman, Abdul Halim, Animesh Biswas.2019. Effects of Climate Change and Maternal Morality: Perspective from Case Studies in the Rural Area of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16(23):4594

2. Abu Sayeed Md Abdullah, Koustuv Dalal, Masuma Yasmin, Gainel Ussatayeva, Abdul Halim, Animesh Biswas. Perceptions and practices on newborn care and managing complications at rural communities in Bangladesh: a qualitative study. BMC Pediatr. 2021 Apr 9;21(1):168.

3. Abu Sayeed Md Abdullah, Md Shafkat Hossain, Fazlur Rahman, Abdul Halim, Animesh Biswas. 2017. Community Delay in Decision Making and Transferring Complicated Mothers at Facilities Caused Maternal Deaths: A Qualitative Study in Rural Bangladesh. Integrative Journal of Global Health, 1(3): 15.

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