Intimate partner violence during pregnancy is associated with maternal mortality, adverse pregnancy outcomes and childhood growth impairment. Its effects may be exacerbated in resource-limited settings. Nevertheless, it has not been thoroughly investigated.

In this talk, Dr Akashi Andrew Rurangirwa, a medical doctor and a PhD candidate at the University of Gothenburg, aims to discuss in all forms of IPV and associated risk factors among pregnant women in low-income countries with Rwanda as a case study.

About Dr Akashi Andrew Rurangirwa

Akashi Andrew Rurangirwa received his medical degree from University of Rwanda (UR), in 2007. Between 2007-2010, he worked as a medical doctor at Ngarama hospital, Rwanda in departments of paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology and at King Faisal Hospital Kigali, in the departments of paediatrics and internal medicine. Subsequently, he did MSc degree in clinical epidemiology at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), the Netherlands. (210-2012). In the first half of 2013, he was the Coordinator of human resource for health program in Rwanda’s Ministry of Health.

Presently, he is a PhD candidate at Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Research Interests
Akashi Andrew’s research is focused on maternal and child health. His major long-term interest is the determinants of normal and abnormal growth and development during pregnancy, early postnatal period and childhood.