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I am a quantitative population health scientist with training in management, economics, Middle East studies and demography/epidemiology. From 2014 to 2018, I served as a co-investigator on the Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team (MET) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where I led the SAGE (Secondary data Analysis for Generating new Evidence) team.
Previously, I headed operations in a start-up company in eldercare in the United States and worked as project coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières in Nigeria, the West Bank and South Sudan. I was responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of the health pillar of a conditional cash transfer program in Egypt between 2008 and 2010.
I have a keen interest in health-seeking behaviour, maternal health research, and evaluation in low- and middle-income countries. I hold an MA in Middle East studies (American University in Cairo), MSc in Demography and Health (LSHTM), and PhD in Population Health (LSHTM).
I teach on Masters course modules and supervise PhD students.
My research focus is on health-seeking behaviour in general and reproductive/maternal health in particular. Within these areas, I am interested in innovative methods to capture decisions and steps in health-seeking, validity of self-reported health-seeking indicators, and coverage of care contact and content.
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Magnitude and Severity of abortion related complications in two African fragile and conflict-affected settings
30/06/21 → …
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Examining the quality of maternal and newborn healthcare delivery in an African city – the case of Kampala, Uganda
1/01/21 → 30/06/22
Advancing the implementation of quality improvement strategies to reduce maternal mortality using realist evaluation: the case of Maternal Death Reviews in Benin
1/01/21 → 30/06/22
A double-edged sword-telemedicine for maternal care during COVID-19: findings from a global mixed-methods study of healthcare providersGalle, A., Semaan, A., Huysmans, E., Audet, C., Asefa, A., Delvaux, T., Afolabi, B. B., El Ayadi, A. M. & Benova, L., 2021, In : BMJ Global Health . 6, 2, 14 p., e004575.
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Benova, L., Olisaekee, G. & Hanson, C., 2021, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 26, 7, p. 775-788 14 p.
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Critical comparative analysis of data sources toward understanding referral during pregnancy and childbirth: three perspectives from NigeriaRadovich, E., Banke-Thomas, A., Campbell, O. M. R., Ezeanochie, M., Gwacham-Anisiobi, U., Ande, A. B. A. & Benova, L., 2021, In : BMC Health Services Research. 21, 1, 17 p., 927.
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"I got what I came for": a qualitative exploration into family planning client satisfaction in Dosso region, NigerCalhoun, L., Maytan-Joneydi, A., Moumouni, N. A., Benova, L., Delvaux, T., van den Akker, T. & Speizer, I., 2021, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 26, p. 215-216 2 p.
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Immediate postnatal care following childbirth in Ugandan health facilities: an analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys between 2001 and 2016Dey, T., Ononge, S., Weeks, A. & Benova, L., 2021, In : BMJ Global Health . 6, 4, 13 p., 004230.
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