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Dr. Khalifa Elmusharaf

Biography

Dr Khalifa Elmusharaf is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is the Director of the Public Health Master Programm at the School of Medicine. He was trained and began his career as an obstetrician and gynaecologist. He has worked for twenty years as a researcher, project manager, lecturer and health system specialist in academia, ministries of health, and international organizations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Dr Elmusharaf is a consultant in public health, biostatistics, and research methods, with experience in qualitative research, community-based initiatives, and health system & service research.

Dr Elmusharaf's research interest is in Global Maternal Health in developing countries and conflict-affected fragile states.

Research Interests

Dr Elmusharaf's research interest includes:

  1. Women's health
  2. Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health
  3. Health systems in developing countries and conflict affected fragile states.

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2020 Faculty of Public Health Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom - FFPH
  • 2016 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Postgraduate Certificate
  • 2012 National University of Ireland Galway - PhD
  • 2011 Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research - Postgraduate Certificate
  • 2007 UMST University - Postgraduate Diploma
  • 2002 UMST University - MBBS

Association

  • 2020 FFPH, Faculty of Public Health Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
  • 2016 Advisor to on the Mother and Newborn Information for Tracking Outcomes and Results (MONITOR), World Health Organization WHO
  • 2015 Member of Board of Directors , The Network: Towards Unity for Health TUFH
  • 2015 Advisor to the steering committee , Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States at Health Systems Global
  • 2011 Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health RSPH

Committee

  • 2019 Clinical Transformation working group , Clinical Transformation working group on ULHG Health Sciences Academy
  • 2018 WHO CHAT Technical Advisory Group, Act as a Technical Adviser to WHO on Child Health Accountability Tracking (CHAT) to provide a standard set of indicators for monitoring and reporting on child health globally.
  • 2017 EHS Internationalization Committee,
  • 2016 National Undergraduate Curriculum Working Group , National Undergraduate Curriculum on Health Behaviour Change for Chronic Disease Prevention & Management
  • 2016 WHO MONITOR Technical Advisory Group, Advise World Health Organization WHO on matters of measurement, metrics and monitoring of maternal and newborn health for the Departments of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA) and Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) as part of The Mother and Newborn Information for Tracking Outcomes and Results (MONITOR) technical advisory group.

Award

  • 2017 - Ambassador Recognition Award

Employment

  • 2016 University of Limerick - Senior Lecturer in Public Health
  • 2012 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Lecturer in Epidemiology & Public Health Medicine Population & International Health Coordinator
  • 2010 Reproductive & Child Health Research Unit (RCRU) - Director

Language

  • English
  • Arabic

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Heart rate variability helps to distinguish the intensity of menopausal symptoms: A prospective, observational and transversal study
Martinelli P.;Sorpreso I.;Raimundo R.;Junior O.;Zangirolami-Raimundo J.;Malveira de Lima M.;Pérez-Riera A.;Pereira V.;Elmusharaf K.;Valenti V.;Carlos de Abreu L.
(2020) Heart rate variability helps to distinguish the intensity of menopausal symptoms: A prospective, observational and transversal study
In Plos One; pp. -e0225866
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225866
[ULIR]

2019

Developing a national undergraduate standardized curriculum for future healthcare professionals on “Making Every Contact Count” for chronic disease prevention in the Republic of Ireland
Sinclair D.;Savage E.;O’ Brien M.;O’Reilly A.;Mullaney C.;Killeen M.;O’Reilly O.;Field C.;Fitzpatrick P.;Murrin C.;Connolly D.;Patterson A.;Denieffe S.;Elmusharaf K.;Hickey A.;Mellon L.;Flood M.;Sweeney M.
(2019) Developing a national undergraduate standardized curriculum for future healthcare professionals on “Making Every Contact Count” for chronic disease prevention in the Republic of Ireland
In Journal of interprofessional care;
DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1684884

2019

Legislation targeting head shops selling new psychoactive substances and changes in drug-related psychiatric admissions: A national database study
Smyth B.;Daly A.;Elmusharaf K.;McDonald C.;Clarke M.;Craig S.;Cullen W.
(2019) Legislation targeting head shops selling new psychoactive substances and changes in drug-related psychiatric admissions: A national database study
In Early Intervention In Psychiatry;
DOI: 10.1111/eip.12807

2019

Mention of ethical review and informed consent in the reports of research undertaken during the armed conflict in Darfur (2004-2012): a systematic review.
Hussein G;Elmusharaf K;
(2019) Mention of ethical review and informed consent in the reports of research undertaken during the armed conflict in Darfur (2004-2012): a systematic review.
In Bmc Medical Ethics;
DOI: 10.1186/s12910-019-0377-7
[ULIR]

2019

Social exclusion in primary healthcare settings: The time for measurement has come
O'Donnell P.;Elmusharaf K.
(2019) Social exclusion in primary healthcare settings: The time for measurement has come
In Journal Of Human Growth And Development; pp. 10-13
DOI: 10.7322/jhgd.157747
[ULIR]

2018

Barriers to progressing through a methadone maintenance treatment programme: perspectives of the clients in the Mid-West of Ireland's drug and alcohol services
Moran, L;Keenan, E;Elmusharaf, K
(2018) Barriers to progressing through a methadone maintenance treatment programme: perspectives of the clients in the Mid-West of Ireland's drug and alcohol services
In Bmc Health Services Research; LONDON : BMC
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3717-2
[ULIR]

2018

Opioid substitution treatment and heroin dependent adolescents: reductions in heroin use and treatment retention over twelve months
Smyth, BP;Elmusharaf, K;Cullen, W
(2018) Opioid substitution treatment and heroin dependent adolescents: reductions in heroin use and treatment retention over twelve months
In BMC pediatrics; LONDON : BIOMED CENTRAL LTD
DOI: 10.1186/s12887-018-1137-4
[ULIR]

2018

Measuring social exclusion in healthcare settings: a scoping review.
O'Donnell, P; O'Donovan, D; Elmusharaf, K
(2018) Measuring social exclusion in healthcare settings: a scoping review.
In International Journal For Equity In Health; BMC :
DOI: 10.1186/s12939-018-0732-1
[ULIR]

2018

Effect of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) supplementation on visceral adiposity index (VAI) and blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus as indicators of cardiovascular disease (CVD): a randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial
Babiker, R,Elmusharaf, K,Keogh, MB,Saeed, AM
(2018) Effect of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) supplementation on visceral adiposity index (VAI) and blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus as indicators of cardiovascular disease (CVD): a randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial
In Lipids In Health And Disease;
DOI: 10.1186/s12944-018-0711-y
[ULIR]

2018

Do we really know who are left behind and who are at risk of being left behind?
Khalifa Elmusharaf;Blanca Elena Guerriero Daboin;Tania Brusque Crocetta;
(2018) Do we really know who are left behind and who are at risk of being left behind?
In Journal Of Human Growth And Development;
DOI: 10.7322/jhgd.152135
[ULIR]

2017

Violence toward health workers in Bahrain Defense Force Royal Medical Services' emergency department
Rafeea, F,Al Ansari, A,Abbas, EM,Elmusharaf, K,Abu Zeid, MS
(2017) Violence toward health workers in Bahrain Defense Force Royal Medical Services' emergency department
In Open Access Emergency Medicine; pp. 113-121
DOI: 10.2147/OAEM.S147982
[ULIR]

2017

Ghana health services and the Irish health system - bridging the gap.
Akaateba D;Andan M;Hadfield K;Elmusharaf K;Leddin D;Murphy F;Ofosu W;Sheehan C;Finucane P;
(2017) Ghana health services and the Irish health system - bridging the gap.
In Irish medical journal;
[ULIR]

2017

Patterns and determinants of pathways to reach comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care (CEmONC) in South Sudan: Qualitative diagrammatic pathway analysis
Elmusharaf, K; Byrne, E; AbuAgla, A; AbdelRahim, A; Manandhar, M; Sondorp, E; O'Donovan, D
(2017) Patterns and determinants of pathways to reach comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care (CEmONC) in South Sudan: Qualitative diagrammatic pathway analysis
In Bmc Pregnancy And Childbirth; https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12884-017-1463-9 : pp. 278-
DOI: 10.1186/s12884-017-1463-9.
[ULIR]

2017

The prevalence and incidence of diabetic foot ulcers among five countries in the Arab world: a systematic review.
Mairghani M;Elmusharaf K;Patton D;Burns J;Eltahir O;Jassim G;Moore Z;
(2017) The prevalence and incidence of diabetic foot ulcers among five countries in the Arab world: a systematic review.
In Journal of wound care;
DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2017.26.sup9.s27

2017

Social and traditional practices and their implications for family planning: A participatory ethnographic study in Renk, South Sudan
Elmusharaf, K; Byrne, E;, O'Donovan, D
(2017) Social and traditional practices and their implications for family planning: A participatory ethnographic study in Renk, South Sudan
In Reproductive Health; https://reproductive-health-journal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12978-016-0273-2 :
DOI: 10.1186/s12978-016-0273-2
[ULIR]

2017

Evaluation of the natural coagulant Moringa oleifera as a pretreatment for SODIS in contaminated turbid water
Keogh, MB; Elmusharaf, K; Borde, P; Mcguigan, K
(2017) Evaluation of the natural coagulant Moringa oleifera as a pretreatment for SODIS in contaminated turbid water
In Solar Energy; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038092X17308757 : pp. 448-454
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.10.010
[ULIR]

2017

Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation and Research: Reflections on the Research Approach Used to Understand the Complexity of Maternal Health Issues in South Sudan
Elmusharaf, K;, Byrne, E; Manandhar, M; Hemmings, J; O'Donovan, D
(2017) Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation and Research: Reflections on the Research Approach Used to Understand the Complexity of Maternal Health Issues in South Sudan
In Qualitative health research; http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1049732316673975 : pp. 1345-1358
DOI: 10.1177/1049732316673975
[ULIR]

2017

Metabolic effects of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM): Randomized, placebo controlled double blind trial
Babiker, R,Elmusharaf, K,Keogh, MB,Banaga, ASI,Saeed, AM
(2017) Metabolic effects of Gum Arabic (Acacia Senegal) in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM): Randomized, placebo controlled double blind trial
In Functional Foods In Health And Disease; pp. 222-234

2016

A balancing act: A phenomenological exploration of medical students' experiences of using mobile devices in the clinical setting
Rashid-Doubell, F; Mohamed, S; Elmusharaf, K; O'Neill, CS
(2016) A balancing act: A phenomenological exploration of medical students' experiences of using mobile devices in the clinical setting
In BMJ open; http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/5/e011896 :
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011896
[ULIR]

2016

Prevalence and presentation of tuberculosis among hemodialysis patients in Khartoum, Sudan
Banaga, ASI,Siddiq, NK,Alsayed, RT,Babiker, R,Elmusharaf, K
(2016) Prevalence and presentation of tuberculosis among hemodialysis patients in Khartoum, Sudan
In Saudi Journal Of Kidney Diseases And Transplantation; pp. 992-996
DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.190873

2016

Community challenges when using large plastic bottles for Solar Energy Disinfection of Water (SODIS)
Borde, P; Elmusharaf, K; McGuigan, KG; Keogh, MB
(2016) Community challenges when using large plastic bottles for Solar Energy Disinfection of Water (SODIS)
In Bmc Public Health; https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-3535-6 :
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3535-6
[ULIR]

2016

From local to global: a qualitative review of the multi-leveled impact of a multi-country health research capacity development partnership on maternal health in Sudan
Elmusharaf, K,Tahir, H,Donovan, DO,Brugha, R,Homeida, M,Abbas, AMO,Byrne, E
(2016) From local to global: a qualitative review of the multi-leveled impact of a multi-country health research capacity development partnership on maternal health in Sudan
In Globalization And Health;
DOI: 10.1186/s12992-016-0153-0

2015

Awareness of healthcare workers to total parenteral feeding in neonatal units
Keogh, M.B.;Ahmed, D.;Abouzaid, C.;Elmusharaf, K.;
(2015) Awareness of healthcare workers to total parenteral feeding in neonatal units
In Bahrain Medical Bulletin;

2015

Cross-sectional community-based study of the socio-demographic factors associated with the prevalence of dengue in the eastern part of Sudan in 2011 Infectious Disease epidemiology
Soghaier, MA; Himatt, S; Osman, KE; Okoued, SI; Seidahmed, OE; Beatty, ME; Elmusharaf, K;, Khogali, J; Shingrai, NH; Elmangory, MM
(2015) Cross-sectional community-based study of the socio-demographic factors associated with the prevalence of dengue in the eastern part of Sudan in 2011 Infectious Disease epidemiology
In Bmc Public Health; https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-015-1913-0 :
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1913-0

2015

Awareness of Healthcare Workers to Total Parenteral Feeding in Neonatal Units
Keogh, Michael B.;Ahmed, Duaa;Abouzaid, Catherine;Elmusharaf, Khalifa;
(2015) Awareness of Healthcare Workers to Total Parenteral Feeding in Neonatal Units
In Bahrain Medical Bulletin;

2015

Strategies to increase demand for maternal health services in resource-limited settings: Challenges to be addressed
Elmusharaf, K; Byrne, E; O'Donovan, D
(2015) Strategies to increase demand for maternal health services in resource-limited settings: Challenges to be addressed
In Bmc Public Health; https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-015-2222-3 :
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2222-3

2015

Sero-prevalence of dengue infections in the Kassala state in the eastern part of the Sudan in 2011
Sayed Himatt;Kamal E. Osman;Somia I. Okoued;Osama E. Seidahmed;Mark E. Beatty;Mohammed A. Soghaier;Khalifa Elmusharaf;
(2015) Sero-prevalence of dengue infections in the Kassala state in the eastern part of the Sudan in 2011
In Journal Of Infection And Public Health;
DOI: 10.1016/j.jiph.2015.04.023

2015

Causes of end stage renal failure among haemodialysis patients in Khartoum State/Sudan
Banaga, AS; Mohammed, EB; Siddig, RM; Salama, DE; Elbashir, SB; Khojali, MO; Babiker, RA; Elmusharaf, K; Homeida, MM5
(2015) Causes of end stage renal failure among haemodialysis patients in Khartoum State/Sudan
In BMC research notes; https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-015-1509-x :
DOI: 10.1186/s13104-015-1509-x

2015

Misunderstanding of the Term "DNR" in a Middle-Eastern Teaching Hospital
Ismail, Mohamed;Khashaba, Shehab;Elmusharaf, Khalifa;Etman, Mahmoud;Hakim, Karim Abdel;Tierney, Eamon;
(2015) Misunderstanding of the Term "DNR" in a Middle-Eastern Teaching Hospital
In Bahrain Medical Bulletin;

2014

To click or not to click: Introducing audience response system during undergraduate teaching to improve academic performance
Rashid-Doubell, F.;Doubell, T.;O’Sullivan, R.;Elmusharaf, K.;
(2014) To click or not to click: Introducing audience response system during undergraduate teaching to improve academic performance
In Bahrain Medical Bulletin;

2013

Reconstructive Surgery for Female Genital Mutilation Starts Sexual Functioning in Sudanese Woman: A Case Report
Fazari, AB; Berg, RC; Mohammed, WA; Gailii, EB; Elmusharaf, K
(2013) Reconstructive Surgery for Female Genital Mutilation Starts Sexual Functioning in Sudanese Woman: A Case Report
In Journal Of Sexual Medicine; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1743609515301892 : pp. 2861-2865
DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12286

2012

KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF FAMILY PLANNING METHODS: A STUDY FROM POSTCONFLICT SOUTH SUDAN
Abdalla, Seifeldin M.;Elmusharaf, K.;
(2012) KNOWLEDGE AND UTILIZATION OF FAMILY PLANNING METHODS: A STUDY FROM POSTCONFLICT SOUTH SUDAN
In Contraception;

2012

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) IN SUDAN: WHAT DO MEN THINK? Abstracts
Abdalla, M.;Omer, A.;Elmusharaf, K.;
(2012) FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) IN SUDAN: WHAT DO MEN THINK? Abstracts
In Contraception;

2012

Effects of gum Arabic ingestion on body mass index and body fat percentage in healthy adult females: Two-arm randomized, placebo controlled, double-blind trial
Babiker R; Merghani, TH; Elmusharaf, K; Badi, RM; Lang, F; Saeed, AM
(2012) Effects of gum Arabic ingestion on body mass index and body fat percentage in healthy adult females: Two-arm randomized, placebo controlled, double-blind trial
In Nutrition Journal; https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-11-111 :
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2891-11-111

2012

POSITIVE ROLE OF MEN IN MATERNAL HEALTH IN POST CONFLICT SOUTH SUDAN
Khalil, A.;Elmusharaf, K.;Mekki, H.;
(2012) POSITIVE ROLE OF MEN IN MATERNAL HEALTH IN POST CONFLICT SOUTH SUDAN
In Contraception;

2011

Risk factors of post renal transplant anemia among Sudanese patients, a study in three renal transplant centers
Banaga, AS; Yousif, ME; Elmusharaf, K
(2011) Risk factors of post renal transplant anemia among Sudanese patients, a study in three renal transplant centers
In Bmc Nephrology; https://bmcnephrol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2369-12-37 :
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2369-12-37

2011

Core competencies for patient safety research: a cornerstone for global capacity strengthening.
Andermann A;Ginsburg L;Norton P;Arora N;Bates D;Wu A;Larizgoitia I;Patient Safety Research Training and Education Expert Working Group of WHO Patient Safety;
(2011) Core competencies for patient safety research: a cornerstone for global capacity strengthening.
In BMJ quality & safety;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs.2010.041814

2009

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS ON SUDANESE PATIENTS AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS
Ibrahim, W.;Elmusharaf, K.;Ali, M.;
(2009) SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS ON SUDANESE PATIENTS AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS
In Contraception;

2008

Husbands' attitude toward sudanese women living with urogenital fistulae after vaginal delivery and its psychological consequences
Elmusharaf, K.;Fadulallah, S.;Fazari, A.;
(2008) Husbands' attitude toward sudanese women living with urogenital fistulae after vaginal delivery and its psychological consequences
In Contraception;
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2008.04.106

2007

Evaluation of Sudanese women's sexual life after childbirth
Elmusharaf, K.;Mustafa, N. S.;Fazari, A. B.;
(2007) Evaluation of Sudanese women's sexual life after childbirth
In Contraception;
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2007.05.051

Other Publications

2020

Effective coverage measurement in maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition: progress, future prospects, and implications for quality health systems
Marsh A.D.;Muzigaba M.;Diaz T.;Requejo J.;Jackson D.;Chou D.;Cresswell J.A.;Guthold R.;Moran A.C.;Strong K.L.;Banerjee A.;Soucat A.
(2020) Effective coverage measurement in maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition: progress, future prospects, and implications for quality health systems
In The Lancet. Global Health; pp. e730-e736
DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30104-2

2019

Methodological approaches for assessing the cost of diabetic foot ulcers: A systematic literature review
Mairghani M.;Jassim G.;Elmusharaf K.;Patton D.;Eltahir O.;Moore Z.;Sorensen J.
(2019) Methodological approaches for assessing the cost of diabetic foot ulcers: A systematic literature review
In Journal of wound care; pp. 261-266
DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2019.28.5.261

2019

Social inclusion in the Irish health context: Policy and stakeholder mapping
O’Donnell P.;O’Donovan D.;Elmusharaf K.
(2019) Social inclusion in the Irish health context: Policy and stakeholder mapping
In Irish journal of medical science;
DOI: 10.1007/s11845-019-02060-1

2018

Sabemos realmente quem é deixado para trás e quem corre o risco de ficar para trás?
Elmusharaf K.;Daboin B.;Crocetta T.
(2018) Sabemos realmente quem é deixado para trás e quem corre o risco de ficar para trás?
In Journal of Human Growth and Development; pp. 218-222
DOI: 10.7322/jhgd.152135

2018

Measuring social exclusion in healthcare settings: a scoping review
O'Donnell, P,O'Donovan, D,Elmusharaf, K
(2018) Measuring social exclusion in healthcare settings: a scoping review
In International Journal For Equity In Health;
DOI: 10.1186/s12939-018-0732-1

2016

Community challenges when using large plastic bottles for Solar Energy Disinfection of Water (SODIS)
Borde P.;Elmusharaf K.;McGuigan K.;Keogh M.
(2016) Community challenges when using large plastic bottles for Solar Energy Disinfection of Water (SODIS)
In Bmc Public Health;
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3535-6