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Abdullah Baqui, MBBS

  • Director, International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health
  • Professor

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Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 North Wolfe Steet
Room E8153
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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MBBS, University of Dhaka Medical College, 1976
DrPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1990
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1985


The objective of my current research is to improve child health and survival by enhancing the understanding of the major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality and by designing and/or testing cost-effective public health interventions against them. I am currently engaged in the following areas of research: 1) Development of interventions to improve perinatal and neonatal health and survival; 2) Epidemiology of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (e.g., Acute Respiratory Infections, Tuberculosis), 3) Evaluation of diarrhoea and ARI vaccines (e.g., shigella vaccine, Hib vaccine), 4) Evaluation of health impact of different formulations of micronutrients, and 5) Evaluation including cost-evaluation of the Integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) strategy which is part of WHO’s multi-country evaluation of IMCI strategy. Additionally, I am interested in research related to urban health care issues and in operations research to improve the management, quality and sustain ability of health care delivery systems.

Other university affiliations: International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health
Institute for International Programs

Honors and Awards

Received the United Nations University (UNU) fellowship for two years to pursue graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Received the International Nutrition Foundation (INF) fellowship for four months to continue graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University

  • International Health newborn health child health maternal health diarrhea pneumonia malnutrition infectious diseases micronutrient zinc urban health
  • Baqui AH, Arifeen SE, Darmstadt GL, Ahmed S, Williams EK, Seraji HR, Mannan I, Rahman SM, Shah R, Saha SK, Syed U, Winch PJ, Santosham M, and Black RE for the Projahnmo Study Group. Impact of a package of community-based newborn care interventions implemented through two service delivery strategies in Sylhet district, Bangladesh: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2008; 371 (9628):1936–44

  • Baqui AH, Rosecrans AM, Williams EK, Agrawal PK, Ahmed S, Darmstadt GL, Kumar V, Kiran U, Panwar D, Ahuja RC, Srivastava VK, Black RE, Santosham M. NGO facilitation of a government’s community-based maternal and neonatal health programme in rural India: Improvements in equity. Health Policy and Planning 2008;23(4):234–43

  • Williams EK, Hossain MB, Sharma RK, Kumar V, Pandey CM, Baqui AH. Birth interval and risk of stillbirth or neonatal death: findings from rural north India. J Trop Pediatr. 2008 Apr 27 Rosecrans AM, Williams EK, Agrawal PK, Ahmed S, Darmstadt GL, Kumar V, Ahuja RC, Srivastava VK, Black RE, Santosham M, Baqui AH. Does emergency birth preparation associated with increased skilled care at birth? Evidence from rural Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2008;1(3):145-52

  • Mannan I, Rahman SM, Sania A, Seraji HR, Mahmud ABM, Begum N, Arifeen SE, Winch P, Darmstadt GL, and Baqui AH for the Bangladesh Projahnmo Study Group. Can Early Postpartum Home Visits by Trained Community Health Workers Improve Breastfeeding of Newborns? Journal of Perinatology (2008), 1–9

  • Arifeen SE, Baqui AH. Treating Severe Pneumonia in Children: We can do better. Lancet; Vol 371 January 5, 2008