Dr. Estelle Sidze is a maternal health specialist with special focus on inequities in use of maternal health services in sub-Saharan Africa, and policy, financing and M&E frameworks to achieve universal and equitable access to quality maternity care.
Estelle has several years of experience of research leadership and policy engagement experience acquired at APHRC, one of the Africa’s foremost regional research centers addressing population, health and education issues.
Estelle has published several peer-reviewed papers and opinion pieces, and serves as reviewer and guest editor for various peer-reviewed journals including BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Maternal and Child Health Journal, Bulletin of the World Health organization, BMC Public health, BMJ Global Health, Sage, and African Journal of Reproductive Health.
She holds a PhD in Demography from the University of Montreal, Canada with specialization in reproductive health. She joined APHRC in 2011 as a post-doctoral fellow prior to which she worked as a teaching and research associate in the department of Demography at the University of Montreal.
She is a member of professional associations including the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), and Union for African Population Studies (UAPS).