Estelle Monique Sidze

Estelle Monique Sidze

Research Scientist

ABOUT Estelle Monique Sidze

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.

Estelle has been involved in critical experts discussions on social protection for poor mothers and children and is currently a member of the Joint Countdown to 2030 and Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) Technical Working Group for the Tracking of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Domestic Financing for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (WCAH).

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.

COMPLETED PROJECT
Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Free Maternal Care in Kenya
Kenya’s maternal mortality rate (MMR) remained high over the last…
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Assessing the Implementation of Sexuality Education Policies and Curricula in Kenya
Making comprehensive sexuality education available for young people is essential…
ONGOING PROJECT
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Financial Resource Flows for Family Planning
The objective of the project, known as the FP project,…
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Financial Resource Flows for Population Activities
The objective of the Resource Flows project is to monitor…
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Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) for the Urban RH Initiative
Family planning is essential to achieving the millennium development goals.…
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Public Health System Cost of Unsafe Abortion in Kenya
The purpose of the study is to analyse the public…
COMPLETED PROJECT
Qualitative Study of Social Protection Programs Impact in Kenya
In recent years, Kenya has made very significant progress in…
ONGOING PROJECT
Quality of Post-Abortion Care in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Nigeria
Currently, about 90% of women of childbearing age in Africa…
ONGOING PROJECT
Sasa Mama Teen: Strong Minds for Stronger Adolescent Mothers in Nairobi Slums
Nairobi’s informal settlements are home to nearly six in 10…
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