Carmen Sant Fruchtman

Carmen Sant, MSc  is a scientific collaborator at the health systems research group. She has a master of International Health from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (SwissTPH), in which she specialized in how to scale up sustainable digital health solutions.

Her work within the health systems and research group has led her to conduct research and implementation projects in low-and middle-income countries, mainly in Tanzania and Ghana. Her expertise includes the application of a health system perspective to different fields from civil registration and vital statistics systems to district health management.

In addition, she has the expertise and a special interest to integrate a gender lens in all the projects she is involved with, making sure the needs of girls and women are addressed in all studies and projects. This passion also led her to co-found the Diversity & Inclusion network at SwissTPH.

Sant Fruchtman C, Bilal Khalid M, Keakabetse T, Bonito A, Saulnier D.D, Mupara L.M, Iqbal S, de Almeida A, da Silva H, de Jesus D, Prytherch H, Mokalake E, Cobos Muñoz D, Zafar S. Digital communities of practice: one step towards decolonising global health partnerships. BMJ Glob Health. 2022;7(2):e008174. DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-008174

Nyondo T, Msigwa G, Cobos D, Kabadi G, Macha T, Karugendo E, Mugasa J, Semu G, Levira F, Sant Fruchtman C, Mwanza J, Lyatuu I, Bratschi M, Kumalija C.J, Setel P, de Savigny D. Improving quality of medical certification of causes of death in health facilities in Tanzania 2014-2019. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21(Suppl. 1):214. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-021-06189-7

Sant Fruchtman C, Mbuyita S, Mwanyika-Sando M, Braun M, de Savigny D, Cobos Muñoz D. The complexity of scaling up an mHealth intervention: the case of SMS for Life in Tanzania from a health systems integration perspective. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021;21:343. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-021-06285-8