Caroline Kabiru

Caroline Kabiru

Head of Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health and Rights

ABOUT Caroline Kabiru

Dr. Caroline Kabiru leads the Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH) Unit. Prior to her current position, she served as the senior technical advisor on the UK Department for International Development (DFID)-funded Evidence to End FGM research program, which was led by the Population Council.

Caroline, who has a PhD in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia in the United States, has over 15 years of experience conducting research in sub-Saharan Africa. Much of her research focuses on young people’s health and well-being in low-resource and marginalized urban settings and covers topics ranging from sexual and reproductive health to mental health.

Caroline also has a keen interest in research capacity strengthening. Between 2008 and 2017, she managed the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) program at APHRC. During this time, the program supported over 200 PhD students from across sub-Saharan Africa. She also participated in the development and management of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA).

Caroline, who obtained her PhD degree in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia (US), has contributed to nearly 100 publications on adolescent health and wellbeing, sexual and reproductive health, and FGM, among other issues. She has also served on local and international technical advisory groups to inform the strategic direction of research programs and initiatives focused on adolescent health.

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