About me

I am a medical doctor trained in obstetrics/gynaecology and a PhD student at the Department of Global Public Health. 

In my previous work I have led the maternal and newborn health project, Improved Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) of the Tanzanian German Programme to Support Health (German Development Cooperation) in Southern Tanzania. In addition to this I was as a Clinical Lecturer at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). I have clinical, research/project management experience from countries such as Germany, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana and Burkina Faso. My passion is underpinning implementation of evidence-based practice with solid research and monitoring & evaluation methods, especially using qualitative methods from medical anthropology.

I enjoy writing peer reviews for scientific journals on topics like maternal and newborn health, reproductive health and visualizing data and information. 

Research description

My research project connects the improvement of quality of care and reporting of routine health data in the area of maternal and newborn health, combining a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods. The project is part of the ONGEZA-Project and the Horizon 2020-funded ALERT-Project (Action Leveraging Evidence to Reduce Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa). https://alert.ki.se 

Teaching portfolio

I am passionate about teaching international students from various backgrounds and hold a certificate in Supporting Learning from the Staff and Development Association, UK. 

At Karolinska Instituet, I lecture on health service delivery and the health workforce and  on Health Information Systems for the MSc Course Health policy, management and economics (3GB014). 

I contribute to the Module Research management of the MSc course in Public Health Science and to the module Maternal and Child Health of the MSc course in Global Health (3GB013). 

Previously, I have taught on various courses at MSc and diploma level at LSTM, such as the MSc in Public Health and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. I was the course director of the Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Medicine for Developing Countries


MD, Dr. med, MSC, DTM&H

Dr. med “Training of traditional birth attendants concerning the early detection on preeclampsia and eclampsia in Burkina Faso, West Africa.”  


Master in Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Germany

Master in Public Health from LSHTM, UK

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from LHSTM, UK

Bachelor in Medicine, Heidelberg University, Germany