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Carin Andrews

PhD student

My goal is to work with research, health interventions and health system strengthening for children with disabilities living in low-income settings

About me

I am a PhD student with research focusing on the prevalence and functional abilities of children with cerebral palsy in Uganda. The aim of my PhD project is to establish an understanding of the number of children with cerebral palsy living in Uganda, and to see what interventions and mobility devices that could be tested to improve their life situation.

Previously I worked in Uganda as a research assistant and Karolinska Institutet representative at the Iganga/Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site, a research platform for population-based research. The site provides a platform for external studies and twice a year covers basic statistics as well as verbal autopsy and birth outcomes in around 16 000 households. This is also the site for my own PhD studies.  I have also worked and studied in Ethiopia, India and Lao PDR.

Publications 

Lukia H Namaganda, Rita Almeida, Dan Kajunga, Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Stefan Peterson, Carin Andrews, Ann-Christin Eliasson, Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Hans Forssberg, Excessive premature mortality among children with cerebral palsy in rural Uganda: A longitudinal, population-based study, PLoS One, 2020 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.02439…

Carin Andrews, Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Rita Almeida, Stefan Swartling Peterson, Fred Wabwire Mangen, Ann Christin Eliasson, Hans Forssberg, “Impairments, functional limitations, and access to services and education for children with cerebral palsy in Uganda: a population‐based study”, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 201

Andrews C, Kakooza-Mwesige A, Eliasson AC, Forssberg H, ”Important report on cerebral palsy in Bangladesh: but different findings compared with other countries need further exploration”, Commentary Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 2019

Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Carin Andrews, Stefan Peterson, Fred Wabwire Mangen, Ann-Christin Eliasson, Hans Forssberg, The prevalence of cerebral palsy in Uganda: a population-based study, The Lancet Global Health, 2017 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(17)30374-1/fulltext

Carin Andrews, Elisabeth Faxelid, Vanphanom Sychaerun, Ketkesone Phrasisombath, Determinants of consistent condom use among female sex workers in Savannakhet, Lao PDR. BMC Womens health 2015 Aug 19;15:63

Our research in the news

https://ki.se/en/news/cerebral-palsy-survey-in-uganda-fills-knowledge-gap

https://cerebralpalsynewstoday.com/2018/02/14/cerebral-palsy-more-frequent-uganda-than-high-income-countries-survey-finds/

https://news.mak.ac.ug/2020/12/a-new-study-reveals-that-children-with-c…

https://chs.mak.ac.ug/news/new-study-reveals-children-cerebral-palsy-ru…

 

Education

MSc Global Health, Karolinska Institutet

BSc Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet 

 

 

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