Shahnaz Ahmed

Shahnaz is a Public Health Consultant with 26 years of experience across Asia and Africa.

Shahnaz is a Public Health Consultant with 26 years of experience in Asia and Africa. Her specialties include Gender Analysis and Training, and Focus Group Discussions and Participatory Rapid Appraisal Training. Shahnaz holds a Master's Degree in Community Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She has also been involved in the design and management of various health care financing programs.  

Posts by Shahnaz Ahmed

Building a Bridge Between MFIs and the Health Sector, Innovative Health Care Financing Scheme for the Low-Income Community

This report outlines the challenges Afya, a healthcare financing scheme, faced during the pilot in Kenya along with reassuring indications that the health care product(s) for low-income groups have a huge market.

“Market Research for MicroFinance” – 7 Cautions and a Recommendation 

This note outlines the complexities and challenges associated with market research and lists seven cautions, which should be kept in mind while undertaking a research.

Health is Wealth: How Low-Income People Finance Health Care

This study was undertaken as the first step to this on-going collaboration designed to develop a low-cost health financing package for low-income people.