Proloy Barua

Proloy Barua
BRAC University | BU · BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH)

Ph.D. in Health Systems Management
Designing and Implementing Competency-based Short Courses for Public Health Professionals in Bangladesh

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Introduction
Proloy Barua has a Ph.D. in Health Systems Management. He also has a M. A. in Sustainable International Development. His research interest includes health disparities, poverty and livelihoods of vulnerable populations. He has worked in different countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and the USA.
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - April 2018
Naresuan University
Position
  • Research Assistant
August 2013 - April 2016
BRAC International
Position
  • Thematic Research Head
Description
  • Impact evaluation of social programs, rigorous data analysis, study design , policy formulation for development
February 2008 - July 2013
BRAC International
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
January 2017 - March 2020
Naresuan University
Field of study
  • Health Systems Management
August 2013 - May 2015
Brandeis University
Field of study
  • Sustainable International Development
July 2001 - December 2002
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics

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Publications (27)
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Introduction Several studies have shown that residents of urban informal settlements/slums are usually excluded and marginalised from formal social systems and structures of power leading to disproportionally worse health outcomes compared to other urban dwellers. To promote health equity for slum dwellers, requires an understanding of how their li...
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Purpose: To create an interactive map showing the spatial distribution of COVID-19 cases, deaths, case fatality ratio (CFR), and vaccination against COVID-19 coverage as of 10 May 2021eight different divisions in Bangladesh. Data: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update by WHO Bangladesh as of 10 May 2021 Tools: R Programming Results: https://rpubs...
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Purpose: Showing the location of gender based violence (GBV) Services in Rohingya Refugee Camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Method: Interactive mapping using leaflet package in R Data source: "Location of Rohingya Refugees in Cox's Bazar as of 28 February 2021 sourced from RRRC-UNHCR Family Counting Exercise Data" Data source url: "https://data.humd...
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This study assesses the association between health insurance and incidence of death in stateless children compared with uninsured children in Tak Province in Thailand. The study used electronic medical records of children aged between 0 and 15 who registered with selected health facilities between 01 January 2013 and 31 December 2017. The required...
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This study aimed at summarizing the existing health policies for stateless populations living in the 10 ASEAN countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. We followed scoping review method recommended by Arksey and O’Malley. Our inclusion criteria were based on three concepts...
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Statelessness is the worst possible form of violation of fundamental human rights which can lead to improper health systems management and serious adverse health outcomes in children. To address this the Thai Cabinet introduced the Health Insurance for People with Citizenship Problem (HIPCP) in 2010. The purpose of this study is to examine the asso...
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Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the impact of the stateless insurance scheme on inpatient service utilization of stateless patients in comparison to the universal coverage scheme (UCS) insurees and the uninsured. Design: The retrospective study used the routinely collected health data (eg, 43-file database) from January 1,20...
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This paper summarizes the impact of Sufficient Economy Philosophy (SEP) on the well-being of Thais by selecting and reviewing relevant studies published in English. Twenty electronic studies were accessed based on inclusion criteria after the primary and secondary screening processes. The review applied narrative synthesis and meta-analysis for qua...
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Farmers in sub-Saharan African countries use little agricultural technology such as improved seed and mineral fertilizer along with modern cultivation practices. As a result, agricultural productivity has decreased in sub-Saharan Africa over the last few decades. In countries such as Tanzania, yields have dropped by 3% in the last decade. However,...
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There is hardly any argument over the necessity of targeting the ultra-poor in development interventions. However, identifying and scaling up effective strategies to improve livelihoods remains a challenge. A few recent pilots have found an approach that combines transfer of productive assets, and intensive supports and supervision with a set of co...
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This paper explores the short-run impact of BRAC’s agriculture and livestock programme on farm practices and farm productivity among rural farmers in Uganda. The intervention includes the provision of training on modern crop cultivation methods, the distribution of agricultural inputs and the delivery of vaccination and artificial insemination serv...
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This study takes a look at the beneficiaries who were selected at the first round in 2002 to explain various dimensions of their engagement with microfinance. With a lower borrower-member ratio and relatively smaller sized credit, microfinance for the poorest may take longer to achieve sustainability. Even within the ultra poor household group, the...
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The objectives of this paper are to assess the knowledge retention on IGA training, and to explore the quality of participation in financial and non-financial services by the BDP ultra poor. We found that participants’ engagement in the IGA, their self-interest, training settings and number of training participants have strong association with th...
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The study aimed to explore the marketing system of vegetables grown by the members of the specially targeted ultra poor (STUP) to identify problems and to suggest solutions for sustaining. Data were collected from 79 second cycle vegetable enterprise households Jaldhaka and Syedpur upazilas of Nilphamari district and through questionnaire survey in...
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We conducted an SRI trial in two Upazilas of the Noakhali district. The farmers practiced both SRI and conventional cultivation at the same time to compare the results regarding production cost, yield, and net return. Farmers applied less chemical fertilisers in SRI plots compared to conventional plots which are expected. They did not use pesticide...
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The key concern of this research is to assess the growth, fluctuation and price flexibility of Aus, Aman, Boro, wheat and jute crops during the last two decades of the twentieth century. Real prices of all the crops have been falling significantly during the study period. The price instability was higher than area and yield instability for all thes...
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Despite the slogan of ‘credit for the poorest of the poor’, the poorest have not fully benefited from the microfinance revolution of late 90s in Bangladesh. To bring these ‘left out’ group into the mainstream microfinance, BRAC’s CFPR/TUP programme assists them to build-up an asset base (physical, human and social) so that they can have meaningful...

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13 short courses (including one pilot course) was planned to offer between 2021 and 2022
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English has become the only international language because it is the language of science, AI, computers, and all other branches of knowledge, in addition to being the language of international trade and banking, and diplomacy. The project aims at exploring the impact of English on the competitive linguistic environments, as well as on all other languages.
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The purpose of this project is to work on different aspects of English language especially on the teaching and learning of the language. The project will focus on highlighting the importance of English language as well as research on improving the process of teaching and learning English in Pakistan.