RCRU Director and UMST Alumnus Earns PhD


khalUMST alumnus Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf recently earned a PhD for his thesis titled: Access to maternal healthcare in post-conflict South Sudan. Is the health system designed for the context?

The thesis concerns innovative participatory health system research methods were used in post-conflict South Sudan to investigate access to maternal healthcare and whether the health system is designed for the context. While identifying determinants of access, the study also built research capacity and engaged marginalized women with stakeholders to ensure integrated knowledge translation.

Dr Elmusharaf is a lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine and the Population and International Health coordinator at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Bahrain. He is the Director of Reproductive and Child Health Research Unit ‘RCRU’ at Graduate College, University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST).

UMST offers its congratulations to Dr Elmusharaf for this great achievement and continued success.

Read Dr Elmusharaf’s thesis here:

http://aran.library.nuigalway.ie/xmlui/handle/10379/4957