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Pauline Bakibinga

Associate Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center

Pauline is a researcher under the Health and Systems for Health Research Unit.

She holds a PhD (2013) in International Health Promotion from the University of Bergen (Norway), and Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (2006) from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda).

Her passion, as a researcher, lies in health systems strengthening; a bias towards digital, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent and refugees’ health. She believes that mobile and electronic technologies have the potential to bridge systemic gaps needed to improve access to, and use of, health services, particularly among under-served populations. The current high and ever growing mobile penetration coupled with investments from technology companies that provide accessible platforms onto which innovations can establish and offer value-based products that can be harnessed to improve maternal, newborn and child health services and outcomes.
Her thesis described the job engagement and self-care experiences of nurses and midwives known to thrive on the job in Uganda. She has previously worked as a Clinician and Researcher in Uganda.

Pauline is driven by a passion to learn more while making her corner of the world a better place.. Other interests include health promotion, prevention and care, and identifying solutions to the challenges of expanding prevention and health care in resource-limited settings.


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    Associate Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center