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Dr. Khalifa Elmusharaf

MBBS PGDip FRSPH PhD

Biography

Dr. Khalifa Elmusharaf is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at University of Limerick, Ireland. He was trained and began his career as an obstetrician and gynecologist. He has worked for more than fifteen years as a researcher, project manager, lecturer and health system specialist in academia, ministries of health, and international organizations in Africa, 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

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 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.
  • 2016 National Undergraduate Curriculum Working Group , National Undergraduate Curriculum on Health Behaviour Change for Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

Award

  • 2017 - Ambassador Recognition Award

Association

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

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

Education

  • 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

Language

  • English
  • Arabic

Publications

Other Publication

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.
Journal of wound care DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2019.28.5.261

2018

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

Peer Reviewed Journal

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.
Early Intervention In Psychiatry DOI: 10.1111/eip.12807

2019

Social exclusion in primary healthcare settings: The time for measurement has come
O'Donnell P.;Elmusharaf K.
Journal Of Human Growth And Development DOI: 10.7322/jhgd.157747

2018

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

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;
Journal Of Human Growth And Development DOI: 10.7322/jhgd.152135

2017
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
Bmc Pregnancy And Childbirth DOI: 10.1186/s12884-017-1463-9.

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
Open Access Emergency Medicine DOI: 10.2147/OAEM.S147982

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;
Irish medical journal

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;
Journal of wound care DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2017.26.sup9.s27

2016

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

2015

Awareness of healthcare workers to total parenteral feeding in neonatal units
Keogh, M.B.;Ahmed, D.;Abouzaid, C.;Elmusharaf, K.;
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
Bmc Public Health 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;
Bahrain Medical Bulletin

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
BMC research notes DOI: 10.1186/s13104-015-1509-x

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;
Journal Of Infection And Public Health DOI: 10.1016/j.jiph.2015.04.023

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;
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.;
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
Journal Of Sexual Medicine DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12286

2012

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

2012

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

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;
BMJ quality & safety DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs.2010.041814

2009
2007

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