Congratulations to Regine Unkles on successfully defending her PhD dissertation

On October 6th, Regine Unkels succesfully defended her thesis On people, data and systems – Perspectives on routine health data processing and its digitalization in Tanzania. After a 3,5 hour long defence starting with a popular science summary by Professor Sue Zieblandbe, that left food for thought while also entertaining the audience, and a great discussion between Regine and the examination committee, we are happy to congratulate Dr. Unkels.

Read more on her research project here:
Understanding maternity care providers’ use of data in Southern Tanzania

Feasibility, usability and acceptability of a novel digital hybrid-system for reporting of routine maternal health information in Southern Tanzania: A mixed-methods study

Main supervisor:
Dr. Helle Mølsted Alvesson, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet

Professor Claudia Hanson, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet
Dr. Fatuma Manzi, Health System Policy and Impact Evaluation, Ifakara Health Institute, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dr. Atsumi Hirose, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK

Professor Sue Ziebland, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford University, UK

Examination Board:
Associate Professor Michael Wells, Department of Department of Women’s and Childrens’ Health, Karolinska Institutet
Associate Professor Columba K. Mbekenga, Department of Nursing, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Professor Olof Stephansson, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet


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