Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Abdul-Karim Abubakari

  • 2023 PhD Student
  • Country of Origin: Ghana

Abdul-Karim’s PhD research explores the impact of Islamic culture on preventative breast cancer screening services for women in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of Ghana. His education includes; a Master’s in Reproductive Health from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

His previous research includes; investigating the knowledge, attitudes and barriers relating to contraceptive usage among women with Sickle Cell Disease in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana, assessing healthcare providers’ understanding of recommendations for progestin contraceptive use in Sickle Cell Disease, looking at the barriers to care among nurses within a diverse healthcare system in a limited resource-limited setting, and exploring the competency of nurses working within healthcare systems in Ghana. His areas of interest in research include; Sickle Cell Disease, Reproductive Health, and the Provision of Cultural Competency in Healthcare.