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Saqif Mustafa

Saqif Mustafa
Name
Saqif Mustafa
Title
Organisation
School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
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Research Interests
Health policy, Health systems, Public health, Global health policy, Health services, COVID-19, Health systems resilience, Health systems strengthening
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/social_policy/saqif_mustafa

PhD Title

COVID-19 and resilient health systems: an evaluation of policies, planning and practice in Liberia

Profile

Saqif is a Consultant at the Integrated Health Services Department at the World Health Organization headquarters working on health services resilience, COVID-19 preparedness and response, and quality improvement in low resource settings supported by the UK FCDO and DoH, KOICA and USAID. His PhD research aims to understand the extent to which policies, planning and responses to past and ongoing emergencies in Liberia, including Ebola and COVID-19, have affected capacities relating to health system resilience. Specifically, the ability of health systems and services to: effectively prepare for and respond to public health emergencies and the associated changes in demand; maintain essential, routine and quality health services; and preserve population health. 

PhD Supervisors

Dr. Mark Hellowell and Prof. Devi Sridhar

Qualifications

2010-2019: BSc Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology) and MBChB Medicine (Six-Year Programme), Edinburgh Medical School; MSc Global Health Policy, The University of Edinburgh. 2019-present: PhD Global Health Policy, The University of Edinburgh. 2020-present: Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health, UK.