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Claudia Hanson

Project coordinator

Visiting address : Tomtebodavägen 18 A, Plan 4, Hiss 1 (Vänster) 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Postal address : Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), K9, Global health (IHCAR), 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Delivery address : Tomtebodavägen 18 B 171 65 Solna, Sweden

About me

As a mother, researcher and clinician I'm dedicated to improving maternal and newborn health in low-resource settings. Having worked, lived and done research for over six years in Sub-Saharan Africa, I realised, that weak health system are the main reasons why so much of the old and new interventions, drugs and innovations are not implemented and thus cannot contribute to reduce the inacceptable high burden of mortality in pregnancy and around birth – the time when more than 300,000 mothers and 2,700,000 newborn lose their life, every year.

I'm an Associate Professor at KI, and my research in the past has centred much on finding a better balance on accessibility and quality of maternal newborn care, an important aspect not only for low-resource settings as improved accessibility may be at the expense of quality of care, particularly when resources are limited. Much of my most recent research interest is around interventions to improve quality of care and health system functioning for maternal and newborn health.
I’m leading and co-leading several projects, partly together or linked to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK in Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and India.

Education

PhD, Dr.med

Specialisation in Gynecology and Obstetrics

Masters in International Health (TropEd)

Masters in Epidemiology (LSHTM)

 

Teaching portfolio

I’m teaching within the Master of Global Health and coordinate “Maternal and child health in a global perspective” module of the MSc course. I also teach on the Health economics, Policy and Management MSc course and I’m a distance learning tutor at LSHTM.

Publications

Delaying first birth: an analysis of household survey data from rural Southern Tanzania
Sedekia Y, Nathan R, Church K, Temu S, Hanson C, Schellenberg J, et al
BMC public health 2017;17(1):134-

Minimum obstetric volume in low-income countries
Straneo M, Hanson C, Fogliati P, Mbaruku Gm
Lancet (London, England) 2017;389(10070):698-

Trends and risk factors of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Eastern Uganda (1982-2011): a cross-sectional, population-based study
Kujala S, Waiswa P, Kadobera D, Akuze J, Pariyo G, Hanson C
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 2017;22(1):63-73

Unpredictability dictates quality of maternal and newborn care provision in rural Tanzania-A qualitative study of health workers' perspectives
Baker U, Hassan F, Hanson C, Manzi F, Marchant T, Swartling Peterson S, et al
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2017;17(1):55-

Beyond too little, too late and too much, too soon: a pathway towards evidence-based, respectful maternity care worldwide
Miller S, Abalos E, Chamillard M, Ciapponi A, Colaci D, Comande D, et al
LANCET 2016;388(10056):2176-2192

Birth preparedness and place of birth in Tandahimba district, Tanzania: what women prepare for birth, where they go to deliver, and why
Tancred T, Marchant T, Hanson C, Schellenberg J, Manzi F
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2016;16(1):165-

WHO Statement on Caesarean Section Rates
Betran Ap, Torloni Mr, Zhang Jj, Gülmezoglu Am, Who Working Group On Caesarean Section
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 2016;123(5):667-70

Best practice in maternal-fetal medicine
Figo Working Group On Best Practice In Maternal-fetal Medicine , International Federation Of Gynecology And Obstetrics
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2015;128(1):80-2

Bottlenecks in the implementation of essential screening tests in antenatal care: Syphilis, HIV, and anemia testing in rural Tanzania and Uganda
Baker U, Okuga M, Waiswa P, Manzi F, Peterson S, Hanson C, et al
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2015;130 Suppl 1():S43-50

Differences in essential newborn care at birth between private and public health facilities in eastern Uganda
Waiswa P, Akuze J, Peterson S, Kerber K, Tetui M, Forsberg Bc, et al
Global health action 2015;8():24251-

Differences in essential newborn care at birth between private and public health facilities in eastern Uganda
Waiswa P, Akuze J, Peterson S, Kerber K, Tetui M, Forsberg Bc, et al
Global health action 2015;8(1):24251-

Effectiveness of a Home-Based Counselling Strategy on Neonatal Care and Survival: A Cluster-Randomised Trial in Six Districts of Rural Southern Tanzania
Hanson C, Manzi F, Mkumbo E, Shirima K, Penfold S, Hill Z, et al
PLoS medicine 2015;12(9):e1001881-

Erratum to: Expanded Quality Management Using Information Power (EQUIP): protocol for a quasi-experimental study to improve maternal and newborn health in Tanzania and Uganda
Hanson C, Waiswa P, Marchant T, Marx M, Manzi F, Mbaruku G, et al
Implementation science : IS 2015;10():152-

Identifying implementation bottlenecks for maternal and newborn health interventions in rural districts of the United Republic of Tanzania
Baker U, Peterson S, Marchant T, Mbaruku G, Temu S, Manzi F, et al
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2015;93(6):380-9

Maternal and perinatal mortality in resource-limited settings - Authors' reply
Hanson C, Cox J, Mbaruku G, Manzi F, Gabrysch S, Schellenberg D, et al
The Lancet. Global health 2015;3(11):e673-

Maternal and perinatal mortality in resource-limited settings Reply
Hanson C, Cox J, Mbaruku G, Manzi F, Gabrysch S, Schellenberg D, et al
LANCET GLOBAL HEALTH 2015;3(11):E673-E673

Maternal mortality and distance to facility-based obstetric care in rural southern Tanzania: a secondary analysis of cross-sectional census data in 226 000 households
Hanson C, Cox J, Mbaruku G, Manzi F, Gabrysch S, Schellenberg D, et al
The Lancet. Global health 2015;3(7):e387-95

Mother-baby friendly birthing facilities
International Federation Of Gynecology And Obstetrics, International Confederation Of Midwives, White Ribbon Alliance, International Pediatric Association, World Health Organization, International Federation Of Gynecology And Obstetrics
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2015;128(2):95-9

Non-pneumatic anti-shock garment to stabilize women with hypovolemic shock secondary to obstetric hemorrhage
Figo Safe Motherhood And Newborn Health Committee, International Federation Of Gynecology And Obstetrics
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2015;128(3):194-5

Taking on breast cancer in East Africa: global challenges in breast cancer
Kantelhardt Ej, Cubasch H, Hanson C
Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology 2015;27(1):108-14

Expanded Quality Management Using Information Power (EQUIP): protocol for a quasi-experimental study to improve maternal and newborn health in Tanzania and Uganda
Hanson C, Waiswa P, Marchant T, Marx M, Manzi F, Mbaruku G, et al
Implementation science : IS 2014;9(1):41-

Innovation in supervision and support of community health workers for better newborn survival in southern Tanzania
Mkumbo E, Hanson C, Penfold S, Manzi F, Schellenberg J
International health 2014;6(4):339-41

The use of continuous surveys to generate and continuously report high quality timely maternal and newborn health data at the district level in Tanzania and Uganda
Equip Study Grp, Marchant T, Schellenberg J, Peterson S, Manzi F, Waiswa P, et al
IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE 2014;:112-

Health system support for childbirth care in Southern Tanzania: results from a health facility census
Hanson C, Ronsmans C, Penfold S, Maokola W, Manzi F, Jaribu J, et al
BMC research notes 2013;6():435-

Staff experiences of providing maternity services in rural southern Tanzania - a focus on equipment, drug and supply issues
Penfold S, Shamba D, Hanson C, Jaribu J, Manzi F, Marchant T, et al
BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH 2013;:61-

Management of the second stage of labor
Figo Safe Motherhood And Newborn Health (smnh) Committee
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2012;119(2):111-6

Prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage in low-resource settings
Lalonde A, International Federation Of Gynecology And Obstetrics
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2012;117(2):108-18

IPA, ICM, and FIGO joint statement on breastfeeding, including breastfeeding by HIV-infected mothers
Figo Committee For Safe Motherhood And Newborn Health, International Pediatric Association, International Confederation Of Midwives
International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2011;114(2):89-90

Estimating the capacity for ART provision in Tanzania with the use of data on staff productivity and patient losses
Hanson S, Thorson A, Rosling H, Ortendahl C, Hanson C, Killewo J, et al
PloS one 2009;4(4):e5294-

Three global health reports: towards a growing consensus?
Hanson C, Van Damme W, Van Dormael M, Van Der Roost D, Songane F
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 2009;14(7):710-2

Breast cancer in countries of limited resources
Kantelhardt Ej, Hanson C, Albert Us, Wackerd J
BREAST CARE 2008;3(1):10-16

HIV control in low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa: are the right things done?
Hanson S, Hanson C
Global health action 2008;1():-

Assessing unmet obstetric need in Mtwara region, Tanzania
Hunger C, Kulker R, Kitundu H, Massawe S, Jahn A
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH 2007;12(10):1239-47

The unmet need for emergency obstetric care in Tanga Region, Tanzania
Prytherch H, Massawe S, Kuelker R, Hunger C, Mtatifikolo F, Jahn A
BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2007;7():16-

[Chicken bones in the uterus--an exceptional reason for sterility]
Hunger C, Ring A
Zentralblatt fur Gynakologie 2001;123(10):604-6

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