Francesca Cavallaro PhD
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Francesca is an epidemiologist in the MARCH Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health and the Maternal and Newborn Health Group. Francesca completed her MSc in Demography & Health in 2011, before carrying out her PhD at LSHTM under the guidance of Carine Ronsmans and Jenny Cresswell. Her PhD thesis examined different approaches to measuring the unmet need for caesareans in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Francesca teaches on the module Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH) and on the Distance Learning module Statistical Methods in Epidemiology.
Francesca is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology within the Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team (MET) at LSHTM. She is currently working on an impact evaluation of the Informed Push Model (IPM) in Senegal, a supply chain system intervention aiming to reduce contraceptive stock-outs within health facilities. Francesca will be using secondary data from the SPA and DHS, as well as primary data collected from health facilities, in order to help determine whether the IPM contributed to improving contraceptive availability and increasing family planning use in Senegal.
- Complex interventions
- Maternal health
- Perinatal health
- Reproductive health
- Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
- Centre for Evaluation
- Complex Surveys
- Family Planning
Examining trends in family planning among harder-to-reach women in Senegal 1992-2014.
Cavallaro, F.L. ; Benova, L. ; Macleod, D. ; Faye, A. ; Lynch, C.A. ;
Sci Rep, 2017; 7:41006
Obstetricians' Opinions of the Optimal Caesarean Rate: A Global Survey.
Cavallaro, F.L. ; Cresswell, J.A. ; Ronsmans, C. ;
PLoS One, 2016; 11(3):e0152779
Taking stock: protocol for evaluating a family planning supply chain intervention in Senegal.
Cavallaro, F.L. ; Duclos, D. ; Baggaley, R.F. ; Penn-Kekana, L. ; Goodman, C. ; Vahanian, A. ; Santos, A.C. ; Bradley, J. ; Paintain, L. ; Gallien, J. ; Gasparrini, A. ; Hasselback, L. ; Lynch, C.A. ;
Reprod Health, 2016; 13(1):45
Role of the private sector in childbirth care: cross-sectional survey evidence from 57 low- and middle-income countries using Demographic and Health Surveys.
Benova, L.; Macleod, D.; Footman, K.; Cavallaro, F.; Lynch, C.A.; Campbell, O.M.;
Trop Med Int Health, 2015; 20(12):1657-73
Responsiveness of Emergency Obstetric Care Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: a Critical Review of the "Third Delay"
Cavallaro, F.L.; Marchant, T.J.;
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, 2013; 92(5):496-507
Trends in caesarean delivery by country and wealth quintile: cross-sectional surveys in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Cavallaro, F.L. ; Cresswell, J.A. ; França, G.V. ; Victora, C.G. ; Barros, A.J. ; Ronsmans, C. ;
Bull World Health Organ, 2013; 91(12):914-922D
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