I am a researcher in Maternal health in a WHO collaborating centre doing both clinical and community research while preparing for my speciality in Obstetrics and gyenecology. While i am specialized in maternal reproductive health in low income settings -investigating human rights as a substantial determinant of health- family planning is central to my research through evidence based and policy informing research. My term strategic plan as a country coordinator for the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning 2016/2017 mandate encompasses establishing a paricipatory systematic collaboration with the Sudanese family planning associations and research centres to introduce evidence based research in family planning, laying the base for long term, sustainable effective interventions.
The low supply and access to family planning services in Sudan , the scarse reproductive based research , and my passion for research and women rights, all formed my motivation and driving force to work for family planning.
In Sudan; culture, legislation and religon are large contributors to the family planning story , following a culturally sensitive and paticpatory approach was the key to overcoming broad challenges in that setting.
Family planning in Sudan - as in many low income countries -is short in demand, supply and access. Collborating with the ministry of health is the backbone for any measures or interventions to be undertaken. My novel approach is to contribute with research. Senthesizing evidence to investigate the demand shortcomings ,facilitators and barriers for supply , as well as effectivness and cost effectivness of nation wide interventions .Contribute to produce a cohort of data for any future comparison.
My five years preset goals are to significantly contribute to research in familly planning in low income settings focusing on systematic reviews, meta analysis and clinical trials. Through my established collaboration Sudanese family planning associations under the guidance of local ministries of health , design and implement evidnce based interventions and imapct evaluations to increase supply and access to family planning councelling , education and materials.