Research expertise

Bettina is a trained Gynaecologist-Obstetrician. She has been involved in Maternal and Reproductive Health in both high and lower income countries over 10 years. She has several years of working experience in Rwanda and Tanzania where she built national capacity in MNH. Short term projects led her to Haiti and Afghanistan where she was involved in the provision of reproductive health in disasters and in establishing ultrasound training for low resource settings. She provided technical assistance to set up an obstetric fistula training program with different partner organizations in East-Africa. In 2008, Bettina completed her Masters in Sexual and Reproductive Health at LSHTM, UK and worked for three years as a Clinical Lecturer and Director of the Diploma Course in Reproductive Health at LSTM, UK before joining the Department of Public Health at ITM as Researcher in 2014. Bettina has long term experience in teaching Master and post-graduate students. In her previous role as technical lead of a multi-country capacity building program in Asia she gained proficiency in the conduct of needs assessments, M&E, supportive supervision and quality improvement activities.   Her current project work expands to non-communicable diseases and their impact on maternal and newborn health with a particular focus on gestational diabetes in low resource settings.  







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