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Dr Banyana Cecilia Madi-Segwagwe MSc, PhD

Research Fellow - EDiPPPP

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Dr Banyana C Madi-Segwagwe is a Research Fellow at the School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton.

My early career was as a nurse and midwife in Botswana, but I immediately took the academic route, studied for a MSc and PhD in Advanced Midwifery practice. I was lucky to get a Welcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship early in my career, which helped me to learn more about Social Statistics methods. Following my postdoctoral research, I worked for the then Initiative for Maternal Mortality Programme Assessment (IMMPACT) at the University of Aberdeen, a programme that evaluated Safe Motherhood Programs in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Indonesia. I led a small  team of researchers based in the three countries that was charged with the qualitative evaluation aspect of the program. In 2007 I joined International Development, working as Technical Advisor for Policy Development for HIV, Sexual Reproductive Health, Malaria and Tuberculosis for the Southern African Development Community (SADC), an Intergovernmental organisation made up of 16 countries in Southern Africa. I was therefore very lucky to work with senior government officials in the 16 countries, collaborated with international organisations such as WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank in developing polices for the countries as well as have the opportunity to attend and present new policies to the regional Ministers of Health. In 2015, as a mother, I soon had more responsibilities looking after our son, so I opted to become an independent consultant in Sexual Reproductive Health Research in order to balance my role as professional and mother. I continued to work for SADC but on a consultancy basis. I am now back in academia working in the Eye Donation in Palliative and Hospice Care Settings: investigating Potential Practice Preferences and Perceptions (EDiPPPP) project.

Research interests

My other research interests are in sexual and reproductive health, HIV, and how HIV affects sex workers.

Research project

I work in the project: Eye Donation in Palliative and Hospice Care Settings: investigating Potential Practice Preferences and Perceptions (EDiPPPP).

I serve in the following committees:

  • World Health Organisation (WHO) Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis validation team for the Africa region
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa regional family and reproductive health technical advisory group
Dr Banyana Cecilia Madi-Segwagwe
Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 67

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