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Anna Afferri – Inclusion of fertility care into the reproductive health policy and practice in The Gambia

Involuntary childlessness, medically known as infertility, is a condition that affects more than 50 million couples worldwide. In low- and middle-income settings, particularly in Africa, the inclusion of fertility care in the reproductive health policy and practice is mostly fragmented or non-existent. The aim of this PhD research in health systems is to develop an in-depth understanding of fertility care policymaking including the provision of infertility services and uncovering factors that enable or inhibit the inclusion of fertility care in Gambian reproductive health policy and practice. The research is developed using a convergent and embedded mixed-model designs in which qualitative and quantitative data are combined and used to help interpretation and contextualisation of the findings. In this RHEA research seminar, Anna Afferri will explain some preliminary findings of her PhD research. 

Biography Anna Afferri

c8d41d69-5b9e-1faf-abcd-09d2de37921b.jpgAnna Afferri is a specialist in reproductive, maternal and child health. She has been implementing and managing health projects in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean for over 20 years.

Anna has a medical background and obtained two Masters: Master in Public Health and Master in Humanitarian Assistance.
Her PhD research focuses on fertility care in The Gambia.


Practical info: The RHEA research seminar will take place online via Teams on 4 October, 13h00-14h30. The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. You will receive a Teams link the day before the seminar. Please register bellow to attend this event.

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