Helena Litorp

Helena Litorp

Biträdande Lektor | Docent
E-postadress: helena.litorp@ki.se
Besöksadress: Widerströmska huset Tomtebodavägen 18 A, plan 3, 17165 Solna
Postadress: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Ekström, 171 77 Stockholm

Om mig

  • With a background as a specialist physician in ob/gyn, I have both clinical
    as well as research experience from several low-resource settings including
    Tanzania, Nepal and Somaliland, and a special interest in emergency obstetric
    care, innovations and quality improvement implementation. Apart from my
    position at KI as Associate Professor in global health, I work as a physician
    and Chief Medical Officer at CTC, a CRO specialized in clinical trials.
    2006: MD, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    2015: PhD Medical sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
    2016: Specialist physician ob/gyn, National Board of Health and Welfare,
    2022: Associate professor global health


  • My main research focus is on maternal and newborn health and sexual and
    reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in low-income countries. Prior and
    current research project include:
    * 2006-2008: Female genital cutting among antenatal care attendees in Sweden
    * 2010-2015: Overuse of caesarean section and its association with maternal
    near-miss morbidity and mortality in Tanzania
    * 2017-2020: Quality improvement interventions for improved perinatal care
    in Nepal (NePeriQIP)
    * 2019-Ongoing: Implementation of the maternal near-miss tool in the fragile
    setting of Somaliland
    * 2019-Ongoing: Scaling up low-cost technology for improved intrapartum
    fetal surveillance and neonatal resuscitation in Nepal (SUSTAIN)
    * 2019-Ongoing: Norms and values as barriers and enabler for improved global
    sexual and reproductive health and rights in multiple sub-Saharan African
    * 2020-Ongoing: Feasibility of remote General Movements Assessment for early
    recognition of Cerebral Palsy in Nepal


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  • Biträdande Lektor, Global folkhälsa, Karolinska Institutet, 2020-2026

Examina och utbildning

  • Docent, Global hälsa, Karolinska Institutet, 2022
  • Läkarexamen, Karolinska Institutet, 2006

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