I’m a medical doctor with a specialisation in gynaecology and obstetrics and a further postgraduate education in international health (MSc Int Health, TropEd) and epidemiology (MSc & PhD from LSHTM). I work at KI and I also hold a position as an assistant professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). I’m working in the field of global maternal health since 1991 when I started to prepare a doctoral thesis on the quality of family planning services in Cameroon which I did within a project of the German Technical Cooperation that time. My main interest lies in health system research on how to best organise and design care structures to support maternal, reproductive and newborn health. I lead and co-lead several projects in Africa (Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique) and Asia (India) focussing on quality improvement through quality management approaches and capacity building, and health system strengthening. I also work on indicator development to support the evaluation for maternal and newborn health care.
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