Working to Advance Health Equity in Africa


Samantha Chareka

Proposed research topic: Adolescents access to sexual reproductive healthcare services: a community participatory approach to prevent teenage pregnancy in Zimbabwe

Research interests: adolescent sexual reproductive rights, quality of care, healthcare quality improvement, health research ethics, and healthcare utilisation.

Samantha graduated from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a Masters of Social Science in Health Research Ethics in 2016. Prior to beginning the PhD program, she was a research fellow at CAPRISA and a research intern at HEARD. This work sparked her interest in adolescent sexual reproductive healthcare.