Phillip’s half-time with the ALERT team

Phillip Wanduru is a PhD student in the ALERT project. We congratulate Phillip on presenting his work to his supervisors and his PhD board during the so-called half-time review last week. A half-time review at Karolinska Instituted gives the PhD students a chance to obtain feedback on what has been done and what has been planned from experienced researchers independent of both the project and supervisor halfway through their thesis. 

During his PhD with the title “ Determining short and medium-term sequelae, their predicting factors, and experiences of caring for newborns with intrapartum hypoxic-ischemic insults: Studies in Eastern rural Uganda”, Phillip researches the predictors of birth complications among babies, their one-year prognoses, and parents’ experiences providing hospital and at-home care for them. The ultimate goal of this work is to identify feasible solutions to improve hospital, home-based care and outcomes for neonates who experience birth complications in Uganda. 


  • Claudia Hanson Associate Professor, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet 
  • Peter Waiswa , Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, Planning, and Management, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda 
  • Helle Mölsted Alvesson, Senior Research Associate, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet  
  • Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda 

Half-time board

  • Ashish KC, Associate Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden 
  • Susanna Myrnerts Höök, Paediatric Specialist, Sachs’ Children and Youth Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden and Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet 
  • Helen Nabwera, pediatrician and Senior Clinical Lecturer at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Aga Khan University, Nairobi. 


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