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Dr Gaurav Sharma

MBBS,MSc,PhDcandidate

Research Degree Student

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LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Gaurav is a public health physician from Nepal with more than 13 years of clinical, research and programmatic experience in reproductive, maternal and newborn health. He has worked in many low-resource settings and is particularly interested in improving quality of care for maternal, newborn and child health. Gaurav is currently writing up his PhD examining the relationship between hospital management practices and the quality of obstetric and neonatal care in rural India. Gaurav has experience of leading, collaborating and conducting primary research on maternal, newborn, child health issues in Asia and Africa. 

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Global Health and Development

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

MSc Public health in developing countries. 

Research

  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Low and Middle Income countries. 
  • Management in health care  
  • Quality improvement 
  • Private sector engagement in health. 
Research Area
Child health
Clinical guidelines
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Health care policy
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health sector development
Health services research
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Public health
Quality improvement
Capacity strengthening
Equity
Evaluation
Fertility
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Neonatal health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Operational research
Country
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Ethiopia
United Kingdom
India
Kenya
Lao PDR
Myanmar
Nepal
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tanzania
Uganda
United States
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Beyond the Rhetoric: Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival in Nepal
Sharma, G.; Pandey, S.
Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Scaling up quality care for mothers and newborns around the time of birth: an overview of methods and analyses of intervention-specific bottlenecks and solutions.
Dickson, K.E. ; Kinney, M.V. ; Moxon, S.G. ; Ashton, J. ; Zaka, N. ; Simen-Kapeu, A. ; Sharma, G. ; Kerber, K.J. ; Daelmans, B. ; Gülmezoglu, A. ; Mathai, M. ; Nyange, C. ; Baye, M. ; Lawn, J.E. ;
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth
Quality care during labour and birth: a multi-country analysis of health system bottlenecks and potential solutions.
Sharma, G. ; Mathai, M. ; Dickson, K.E. ; Weeks, A. ; Hofmeyr, G. ; Lavender, T. ; Day, L. ; Mathews, J. ; Fawcus, S. ; Simen-Kapeu, A. ; de Bernis, L. ;
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth
Programmes for advance distribution of misoprostol to prevent post-partum haemorrhage: a rapid literature review of factors affecting implementation
Smith, H.J.; Colvin, C.J.; Richards, E.; Roberson, J.; Sharma, G.; Thapa, K.; Gülmezoglu, A.M.
Health policy and planning
User costs and informal payments for care in the largest maternity hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal
Simkhada, P.; van Teijlingen, E.; Sharma, G.; Simkhada, B.; Townend, J.
Health Science Journal
State of maternal, newborn and child health programmes in Nepal: what may a continuum of care model mean for more effective and efficient service delivery?
Kc, A.; Bhandari, A.; Pradhan, Y.; Kc, N.; Upreti, S.; Thapa, K.; Sharma, G.; Upreti, S.; Aryal, D.; Dhakwa, J.
Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
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