Helle Samuelsen
Helle Samuelsen

Associate Professor

Current research

I am responsible for the project "EMERGING EPIDEMICS: Improving Preparedness in Burkina Faso, which is funded by Danida's Research Committee (FFU). In the project, we want to develop an ethically and culturally sensitive smart foresighting system in relation to new epidemics. We are a total of thirteen active researchers involved in the project  (including anthropology, epidemiology and data science).


Medical anthropology, Global Health, Health Care Systems, Applied Anthropology, Logical Framework Analysis.

Fields of interest

Key Words: Medical Antropology, Global Health,Health Care Systems,  Development, Burkina Faso, West Africa

Member of the researcher groups Globalisation and Development, and Health and Life Conditions.


Selected publications

  1. Published

    Do health systems delay the treatment of poor children? A qualitative study of child deaths in rural Tanzania.

    Samuelsen, Helle, Tersbøl, Britt Pinkowski & Mbuyita, S. S., 2013, In : B M C Health Services Research. 13, 67, p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Comprendre l'influence des facteurs contextuels sur la participation communiautaire à la santé: une étude de cas dans la district sanitaire de Tenkodogo, au Burkina Faso

    Sombie, I., Ilboudo, S. D. O., Soubeiga, A. K. & Samuelsen, Helle, 2017, In : Global Health Promotion. 24, 3, p. 87-95 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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