Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Abdul-Karim Abubakari

  • PhD Student

Abdul-Karim’s doctoral research revolves around exploring the impact of Islamic culture on preventative breast cancer screening services for women in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of Ghana. He has a Master’s degree in Reproductive Health from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana.

His previous work focused on investigating the knowledge, attitudes, and barriers related to contraceptive usage among women with Sickle Cell Disease in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. Additionally, he assessed healthcare providers’ understanding of recommendations for progestin contraceptive use in Sickle Cell Disease.

Currently, he is conducting research on barriers to delivering care among nurses within a diverse healthcare system in a limited resource-limited setting. Furthermore, he is studying the competency of nurses working within healthcare systems across two regions in Ghana.

His is affiliated with The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (WHO Collaborative Centre for Human Reproduction).

His research interests cover areas including sickle cell disease, contraceptive methods, cervical cancer prevention, breast cancer awareness, screening programs, health disparities among ethnic and sexual minority populations, condom use behaviour, HIV/AIDS, and provider cultural competency in healthcare.