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Dr Gaurav Sharma

MBBS MSc PhD

Research Degree Student

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LSHTM
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United Kingdom

Gaurav Sharma is a public health physician, epidemiologist and health services researcher from Nepal with more than 14 years of clinical, research and programmatic experience in maternal and newborn health. He has worked in many low-resource settings and is particularly interested in improving quality of care for maternal and newborn health. Gaurav completed a PhD in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2017. His PhD research focused on examining the relationship between hospital management practices and the quality of obstetric and neonatal care in rural India. Gaurav is interested in implementation research to improve clinical practices and strengthen obstetric and neonatal care in LMIC settings. Gaurav qualified as a medical doctor in 2003 and obtained a MSc in public health from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom in 2007.

Affiliations

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

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  
  • Measurement of quality of 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.
2016
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. ;
2015
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. ;
2015
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.
2015
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.
2012
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.
2011
Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
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