Capacity building and education research

List of Master Students and their research topics

ALERT master student Degree institution (Country)  (Working) Title / Topic  
Cathy Axelsson Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) Data Collectors’ experiences and perceptions when co-design is used to develop perinatal health interventions: a qualitative study in Benin, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda 
Kathrine Thorgaard-Rasmussen Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) Maternity care providers’ and women’s perceptions of pain management during in-hospital labour in southern Tanzania  
Estrid Kjellman Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) “Telling them how things are” – a qualitative study about the processes of interaction during childbirth from the perspective of maternity care providers in Malawi  
Greta Handing Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) Risk Factors for Neonatal Morbidity: Variation of new-born asphyxia by parity and referral status in hospital births in sub-Saharan Africa 
Alice Stockart Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) Partographs in southern Tanzania: Midwives perception and clinical practice use (Ongoing) 
Nicole Sofia Rodriguez Neufeld Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) Perceptions of the Individuality of the Patient in Benin Maternity Units (Ongoing) 
Kelma Jean Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) The role of companionship during childbirth in southern Tanzania: perceptions of healthcare providers, companions and women giving birth 

List of PhD Students and their research topics

ALERT PhD student Degree institution (Country)  (Working) Title / Topic  
Regine Unkels (parts on ALERT) Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) Evaluating digital health data innovations in Tanzania: A mixed-methods study on feasibility, user, administrative and political support to implementation  
Ann-Beth Moller (parts on ALERT) School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) Maternal and neonatal mortality – How competent are “skilled health personnel” providing childbirth care and how can we measure coverage of birth attended by skilled health personnel? 
Manuela Straneo (parts on ALERT) Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (Netherlands) Where do women give birth? Inequalities in use of hospitals for childbirth in rural Africa, with a focus on Tanzania 
Phillip Wanduru (parts on ALERT) Karolinska Institutet (Swede) / Makerere University (Uganda) Determining short and medium-term sequelae, their predicting factors, and experiences of caring for newborns with intrapartum hypoxic-ischemic insults: a cohort study in rural Uganda 
Soha El Halabi (ALERT and QUALI-DEC) Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) Companions during childbirth: A non-clinical intervention to reduce women’s mistreatment during childbirth 
Christelle Boyi (parts on ALERT) Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (Netherlands) Advancing the Implementation of Quality Improvement Strategies to reduce maternal mortality using realist evaluation: the case of Maternal Death Reviews in Benin (AIQuIS-MDRs) 
Bianca Kandeya (100% ALERT) Karolinska Insitutet (Sweden) Responsiveness and professionalism in intrapartum care in Malawi 
Maria del Rosario Alsina (100% ALERT) Karolinska Insitutet (Sweden) CONSOLE: reCOmmendatioNS fOr stiLlbirth aftercare – Burden and needs in Sub-Saharan 

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