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Francesca Cavallaro

PhD

Research Fellow

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

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.   

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Francesca teaches on the module Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH) and on the Distance Learning module Statistical Methods in Epidemiology. 

Research

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.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Evaluation
Reproductive health
Discipline
Demography
Epidemiology
Country
Senegal
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

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. ;
2017
Sci Rep
Who Delivers Where? The effect of obstetric risk on facility delivery in East Africa.
Virgo, S. ; Gon, G. ; Cavallaro, F.L. ; Graham, W. ; Woodd, S. ;
2017
Trop Med Int Health
Pathways to increased coverage: an analysis of time trends in contraceptive need and use among adolescents and young women in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Dennis, M.L. ; Radovich, E. ; Wong, K.L.M. ; Owolabi, O. ; Cavallaro, F.L. ; Mbizvo, M.T. ; Binagwaho, A. ; Waiswa, P. ; Lynch, C.A. ; Benova, L. ;
2017
Reprod Health
Obstetricians' Opinions of the Optimal Caesarean Rate: A Global Survey.
Cavallaro, F.L. ; Cresswell, J.A. ; Ronsmans, C. ;
2016
PLoS One
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.;
2015
Trop Med Int Health
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. ;
2013
Bull World Health Organ
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