Fabienne Richard is a registered midwife who specialized in tropical medicine and public health (MSc, PhD). She has 10 years’ experience as a clinical midwife, with a field experience of five years in developing countries (Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Liberia, Somalia, and Sri Lanka). She joined the Department of Public Health of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp in 1999. Her field of research is maternal health, access to obstetric care and quality of care. She has just finalized her PhD on access to quality caesarean section in Africa. She is involved in the new FP7-EU project FEM Health (2011-2013), assessing the impact of fee exemption on maternal health in West Africa and Morocco.
1 September 2012