Sep 2011 – Mar 2016
PhD project at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway.
Supervisor at PRIO: Henrik Urdal
Supervisor at UiO: Johanne Sundby
Armed conflicts are a public health problem and pose serious challenges to health systems. One of the most affected areas is the state of maternal and reproductive health. Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, while reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes. The project seeks to contribute to the broader literature on maternal and reproductive health in conflict and post-conflict settings by exploring the effects and impacts armed conflicts on maternal and women’s reproductive health, while identifying potential interventions to improve the situation.
Some of the specific research questions are:
Journal Article in PLOS ONE
Journal Article in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Journal Article in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Book Chapter in Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325
Journal Article in BMC International Health and Human Rights