Carmen Sant Fruchtman

Senior Scientific Collaborator

Organisational Entity

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

Sant Fruchtman C, Fischer F.B, Monzón Llamas L, Tavakkoli M, Cobos Muñoz D, Antillón M. Did COVID-19 policies have the same effect on COVID-19 incidence among women and men? Evidence from Spain and Switzerland. Int J Public Health. 2022;67:1604994. DOI: 10.3389/ijph.2022.1604994

Zafar S, Sant Fruchtman C, Bilal Khalid M, Zia Z, Khalid Khan F, Iqbal S, Cobos Muñoz D. Lessons learnt of the COVID-19 contact tracing strategy in Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan using systems thinking processes. Front Public Health. 2022;10:909931. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.909931

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