Dr Germaine Tuyisenge
I completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity (Vancouver, Canada), working on the IRIS Project, documenting the experiences of immigrant women accessing sexual and reproductive health services in Vancouver. I am a Fellow of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship, a bridge placement I did in Kenya in-between my Masters from the University of Western Ontario and the PhD program at Simon Fraser University, both in health geography. I conducted my research on the experiences of community health workers facilitating access to maternal health services in rural communities of Rwanda.
I collaborate with teams at the University of Ghana's School of Public health and LSHTM to develop and deliver modules in the online MSc program, Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy and Programming, including a short course on Safe Abortion Policy and Programming in Low and Middle-Income Settings.
My research focuses on equitable access to sexual and reproductive health services among resource-limited settings. I have worked with government and non-government institutions in Rwanda, Kenya, the Netherlands and Canada on community-based programs to improve SRH.
My PhD research looked at the role of community health workers in promoting access to maternal health services in Rwanda. For my post-doctoral research, I worked with the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity from the University of British Columbia to explore the dynamics of access to sexual and reproductive health services among immigrant women in Vancouver, Canada.