Martin Bangha

Martin Bangha

Associate Research Scientist

ABOUT Martin Bangha

Martin is an Associate Research Scientist in the Population Dynamics Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (PDRH) Unit contributing toward the generation of evidence on the potential for demographic dividend in sub-Saharan Africa; research on provision of, and access to quality post-abortion care services; young people’s sexual reproductive health (SRH) issues with particular attention to socialization and sexuality education as they transition to adulthood.

Martin holds a Master of Arts and PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. He received a Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees in Population Studies from University of Ghana, Legon following a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Yaoundé Cameroon.

Prior to joining APHRC, Martin served as the Capacity Strengthening and Training Manager for the INDEPTH Network at the Secretariat in Accra, Ghana. Previously, he also worked as Research Project Manager for the African Census Analysis Project (ACAP) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. He has many years of progressive experience networking with scientists as well as statistical bureaus in Africa and coordinating multi-country research efforts or working groups on issues related to social determinants of health, climate change and mortality, universal health coverage, maternal and newborn health and adolescent sexual and reproductive health as well as data harmonization and archival.

Martin always aims to continuously learn to do better and improve the wellbeing of the vulnerable in society.

Challenging the politics of social exclusion (CPSE)
Africa’s young people and women continue to bear a huge…
Accountability for Informal Urban Equity Hub (ARISE)
Over half the world’s population currently lives in urban areas,…
The gendered socialization of very young adolescents in schools and sexual and reproductive health
Adolescents in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, particularly those in…