Dr. Estelle Sidze is a maternal and child health specialist building evidence on inequities in access to quality MCH services and maternal well-being in sub-Saharan Africa. She thrives on ensuring that stakeholders and decision makers in sub-Saharan Africa have adequate and quality data to deliver on the SDG commitment of leaving no one behind in the provision of maternal, child and newborn health services, focusing particularly on effective models for healthcare financing for equity. She is also at the forefront of strengthening evidence and research relevant to mental health of mothers in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing particularly on adolescents mothers. She holds a Grand Challenges Explorations grant aiming at assessing vulnerabilities leading to stress and post-partum depression among adolescent mothers living in the slums of Nairobi, and developing innovative intervention packages.
Estelle holds a Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) and PhD in Demography from the University of Montreal, Canada. She joined APHRC in 2011 as a post-doctoral research fellow. You can access her research work through ORCID at https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1866-3905.