Regine Unkels, MMED, MSc

Regine Unkels, MD, MPH, DTM&H is an obstetrician/gynaecologist with over 15 years of clinical experience in various settings (Germany, UK, Burkina Faso, Tanzania). She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Regine has extensive experience in programme planning and management in maternal and newborn health. She has previously led the maternal and newborn health programme of the German Cooperation in Tanzania and worked as a clinical lecturer in maternal and newborn health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine where she has implemented the Making It Happen Programme in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. Regine has a proven track record in designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research in various settings, among others with traditional birth attendants in Burkina Faso.


Selected Publications:
1. Mgawadere, F., Unkels, R., Kazembe, A. and van den Broek, N. 2017. Factors associated with maternal mortality in Malawi: application of the three delays model.’ BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 17:219. DOI 10.1186/s12884-017-1406-5
2. Mgawadere, F., Unkels, R., Adegoke, A. and van den Broek, N. 2016. ‘Measuring maternal mortality using a Reproductive Age Mortality Study (RAMOS).’ BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 16:291, DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-1084-8


Keywords: project management, human-centred design, reproductive health, qualitative research, transcultural cooperation

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