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Birth, Blood & Ebola: The Untold Story

Publication Date: October 18, 2022

 ‘A must-read for our times – riveting, illuminating and humbling.’ Aminatta Forna, author of The Memory of Love and The Devil That Danced on the Water

‘An inspirational story of compassion and dedication in the face of a brutal epidemic.’ Leah Hazard, author of Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story

‘Brave, moving, and vital. . . Read it.’ Damien Brown, author of Band-Aid for A Broken Leg

Academic and Peer Reviewed Publications

Implementation of maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) in humanitarian settings, Conflict and Health, 2022

A call to safeguard sexual and reproductive health information and services during Ebola outbreaks, Conflict and Health, 2021

Birth Partners are not a Luxury, The BMJ Opinion, 2020

The plastic pandemic: could the environmental impact of the NHS response to covid-19 be reduced?, The BMJ Opinion, 2020

Covid-19 and reproductive health: What can we learn from previous epidemics?, The BMJ Opinion, 2020

Covid-19 has forced a reckoning—the UK has much to learn from low income settings. The BMJ Opinion, 2020

Minimum Initial Services Package for Reproductive Health in Crises during the COVID-19 Pandemic, International Rescue Committee, 2020

 Guidelines for the Management of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women in the context of Ebola Virus Disease (external review and implementation advice), World Health Organization 2020

Not All That Bleeds Is Ebola: How has the DRC Ebola epidemic impacted Sexual and Reproductive Health in North-Kivu?, International Rescue Committee 2019

Maternal Health after Ebola: Unmet Needs and Barriers to Healthcare in Rural Sierra Leone, Health Policy and Planning 2019

Development of a national referral centre for surgical abortion at Homerton University Hospital, BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2019

The Oxford Handbook of Humanitarian Medicine, Oxford University Press, 2019

Reproductive Health During Conflict, The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, 2014

Obstetrics in the time of Ebola: challenges and dilemmas in providing lifesaving care during a deadly epidemic, BJOG, 2014

Ebola Viral Disease and Pregnancy, Obstetric Medicine, 2015

It Is All In The Smear: An unusual cause of puerperal sepsis, 2014

HIV confection in patients with pneumococcaemia in East London, HIV Medicine, 2008

Newspaper and Magazine Publications

Sexual and reproductive health in Ebola response: a neglected priority, Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, 2020

I’m a doctor fighting Ebola. And no, you aren’t going to catch it from me. The Guardian (2014)

Sierra Leone: we save lives of women in childbirth – while fighting Ebola, The Guardian Global Development, 2016

It’s Not Over Till D’ Belly Woman Sing: The Public Health Emergency Will Last Long After Ebola, The Huffington Post, 2015

CAR – Obstetrics on the Frontline | UMass Amherst Community Campaign

Reuters- Fear, hope mark life inside Ebola center in Sierra Leone: Witness

In This Very Challenged Region, Ebola Is Evolving Into a National Disaster, The Huffington Post, 2014

BMJ Christmas Appeal 2014: Benjamin Black on Ebola through his eyes – The BMJ