2018 Hälsa

Closing the Quality Gap – Investigating health system bottlenecks and quality improvement strategies for maternal and newborn care in Sub Saharan Africa, focusing on Tanzania

Ulrika Baker

Ulrika Baker is a Medical Doctor with a background in Public Health and Family Medicine. She has lived and worked for several years in Sub Saharan Africa, including in Tanzania, Uganda, Eritrea and Malawi where she has been based since 2016. Her research interests include implementation of health services and quality of care in low resourced settings, especially for mothers, newborns and adolescents. She is currently working as a consultant for UNICEF Tanzania and is an Honorary Research Fellow with the College of Medicine, University of Malawi.

This Development Dissertation Brief (DDB) is a summary of Ulrika’s doctoral thesis, which she defended at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet in April 2017. The DDB was presented at a seminar at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on June 12th, 2018.