Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Najafizada, et al. (2017). Ranked performance of Canada’s health system on the international stage: A scoping review. Healthcare Policy, 13(1): 59-73. Available at
  2. Najafizada, S.A.M., Labonte, R., Bourgeault, I.L. (2017). Considering social determinants of maternal health in Afghanistan: A narrative review. Central Asian Journal of Global Health, 6(1). Available at
  3. Najafizada, S.A.M., Cohen, M. (2017). Community-entrepreneurship tackling poverty in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. World Development Perspective. 24-26. Available at
  4. Najafizada, S.A.M., Labonte, R., Bourgeault, I.L. (2017). Stakeholder’s perspective: Sustainability of a community health worker program in Afghanistan. Evaluation and Program Planning. 123-129.
  5. Najafizada, et al. (2015). The role of Community Health Workers in Canada and some other HICS: a scoping review. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 106(3), e157-e164
  6. Azimi, M. D., NajafizadaA.M, Khaing, I.K., Hamajima, N. (2015) Factors Influencing Non-institutional Deliveries in Afghanistan: Secondary Analysis of the Afghanistan Mortality Survey 2010. Nagoya Journal of medical Science. 77, 133-43 
  7. Najafizada, S.A.M., Labonte, R., Bourgeault. I. L. (2014) Community health workers of Afghanistan: a qualitative study of a national program. Conflict and Health,8:26 doi:10.1186/1752-1505-8-26  


  1. Najafizada, S.A.M. (2016). The Afghan Community Health Worker Program: A health systems analysis of a population health intervention [PhD Thesis]. University of Ottawa Library. Available at
  2. Najafizada, M. (2011). Health content of Afghan media, [Master’s Thesis] University of Ottawa Library. Available at

Reports and other publications

  1. Cohen, D., … Najafizada, S.A.M. (2016). Canada’s International Health System Performance Over 50 Years. Canadian Institute for Health Information. Available at
  2. Najafizada, A.M (2016, December). Health, treatment, and the problem of privatization in Afghanistan. BBC Persian. Available
  3. Najafizada, A.M (2014). Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in Bamyan. Weblog of the Journal of Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy. Guest Blog. Available at
  4. Najafizada, S.A.M (2009, February). Afghanistan: Education in a war zone. Open Society Foundation. Available at


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