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Bothaina Attal

Dr Bothaina Attal

Research Associate

Bothaina is a Research Associate at THIS Institute, working in applied research looking at women and birth partners engagement for improving maternal health care and safety.

Bothaina has a medical background. She obtained her PhD in Public Health from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. The thesis was in quality of childbirth care from the perspective of both the providers and women users of the care services. She has over 15 years of experience in Public Health teaching, research and programme management in Yemen and number of Arab countries. She has worked at WHO and UNICEF in Yemen, setting up and managing Maternal and Reproductive Health and Gender programmes in development and humanitarian contexts.

Research Interests

Bothaina’s research interests are in the areas of social determinants of health, reproductive health and health systems in fragile settings. She has experience in quantitative and qualitative methods and has worked in collaborative research projects with University of Manchester, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, American University of Beirut and John Hopkins University.

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