I am a PhD student with research focusing on the prevalence and functional abilities of children with cerebral palsy in Uganda. The aim of my PhD project is to establish an understanding of the number of children with cerebral palsy living in Uganda, and to see what interventions and mobility devices that could be tested to improve their life situation.
Previously I worked in Uganda as a research assistant and Karolinska Institutet representative at the Iganga/Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site, a research platform for population-based research. The site provides a platform for external studies and twice a year covers basic statistics as well as verbal autopsy and birth outcomes in around 16 000 households. This is also the site for my own PhD studies. I have also worked and studied in Ethiopia, India and Lao PDR.
Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Carin Andrews, Stefan Peterson, Fred Wabwire Mangen, Ann-Christin Eliasson, Hans Forssberg, The prevalence of cerebral palsy in Uganda: a population-based study, The Lancet Global Health, 2017 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(17)30374-1/fulltext
Carin Andrews, Elisabeth Faxelid, Vanphanom Sychaerun, Ketkesone Phrasisombath, Determinants of consistent condom use among female sex workers in Savannakhet, Lao PDR. BMC Womens health 2015 Aug 19;15:63
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MSc Global Health, Karolinska Institutet
BSc Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet