Andrea B Pembe is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist practising at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He teaches undergraduate and Postgraduate students. He has supervised and mentored more than 20 Master students and one PhD student. Three Master and four PhD students are in progress. Andrea have considerable experience in research with a number of publications related to maternal and newborn care, health systems, reproductive health, quality of health care and implementation science. He participated in development of maternal and newborn policies and guidelines under the Ministry of Health and other developmental partners. Andrea is collaborating with local institutions including IHI, NIMR, GIZ. Internationally he is collaborating with Uppsalla University and Karolinska Institute in Sweden
Selcted publications: Alwy Al-Beity F, Pembe AB, Kwezi HA, Massawe SN, Hanson C, Baker U. “We do what we can do to save a woman” health workers’ perceptions of health facility readiness for management of postpartum haemorrhage. Glob Health Action. 2020;13(1):1707403. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2019.1707403.
Pembe AB, Hirose A, Alwy Al-beity F, Atuhairwe S, Morris JL, Kaharuza F, Marrone G, Hanson C. Rethinking the definition of maternal near‐miss in low‐income countries using data from 104 health facilities in Tanzania and Uganda. IJGO; 2019. doi/pdf/10.1002/ijgo.12976.
Pembe AB, Sunguya BF, Mushi S, Leshabari S, Kiwango G, Masaki C, Mlunde LB. Essential medicine and equipment for emergency obstetric and neonatal care in Zanzibar: Situation at a glance. GJMR-(E) 2019;19(4)
Pembe AB, Mbekenga CK, Olsson P, Darj E. Why women do not adhere to advice on maternal referral in rural Tanzania? Narratives of women and their family members. Global Health Action. 10:1, 1364888, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1364888
Keywords: Maternal and newborn care; quality of care; health systems; implementation research