Ms Anna Galle

Post-doctoral Researcher


Anna Galle is a postdoctoral researcher with over ten years of expertise in maternal health. Her PhD dissertation focused on involving men in maternal health care services and the provision of respectful maternity care. She has a background in midwifery and has hands-on experience in providing sexual and reproductive health services in different contexts. She has conducted both qualitative and quantitative research and developed expertise in participatory research. Currently, she is supporting different projects at ICRH and the country coordinator for Imagine Euro. She is also involved in the advanced master program nursery & midwifery at Ghent University and linked to the WHO Collaborating Centre for Primary Care and Family Medicine at Ghent University. 

Publications of Anna

2024 Undergraduate teaching in family medicine within the PRIMAFAMED network

Robert Mash, Innocent Besigye, Anna Galle

2023 Van ongepaste opmerkingen tot een knip zonder toestemming: geweld tijdens de bevalling ontrafeld

Anna Galle, Ines Keygnaert, Kristien Roelens

2023 Belgium's health care system : the way forward to address the challenges of the 21st century ; comment on 'Integration or fragmentation of health care? Examining policies and politics in a Belgian case study'

Jan De Maeseneer, Anna Galle

2023 Measures to assess quality of postnatal care : a scoping review

Anna Galle, Allisyn C. Moran, Mercedes Bonet, Katriona Graham, Moise Muzigaba, Anayda Portela, Louise Tina Day, Godwin Kwaku Tuabu, Bianca De Sá é Silva, Ann-Beth Moller

2023 Systematische knip en gebrek aan communicatie: wie bevalt in Europa krijgt niet altijd respectvolle zorg

Anna Galle

2023 Utilisation of services along the continuum of maternal healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lubumbashi, DRC : findings from a cross-sectional household survey of women

Anna Galle, Gladys Kavira, Aline Semaan, Francoise Malonga Kaj, Lenka Benova, Abel Ntambue

2022 Engaging men and boys in maternal health : results from a participatory film project in Maputo province

Anna Galle, Tina Krüger, David Aguacheiro, Bonga Abdul, Adão João Paia, Cristiano Macuamule

2022 The impact of COVID-19 on the provision of respectful maternity care : findings from a global survey of health workers

Anteneh Asefa, Aline Semaan, Therese Delvaux, Elise Huysmans, Anna Galle, Emma Sacks, Meghan A. Bohren, Alison Morgan, Michelle Sadler, Saraswathi Vedam, Lenka Benova

2021 ANSER : five years of global academic collaboration building evidence for sexual and reproductive health and rights policies

Olivier Degomme, Emilie Peeters, Hedwig Deconinck, Alban Ylli, Albana Fico, Gentiana Qirjako, Dorina Ttocaj, Sara De Meyer, Kristien Michielsen, Anna Page, Wina Baeha, Kristi Praptiwi, Miranda van Reeuwijk, Beatriz Manuel, Elin C. Larsson, Carmen Ortiz, Bernardo Vega, Monserrath Jerves, Simukai Shamu, Annemiek Seeuws, Anna Galle, Anne Nobels, Ines Keygnaert, Hazel Barrett, Nina Van Eekert, Tammary Esho, Els Leye, Carles Pericas Escale, Samuel Thuo Kimani, Sofie Thielemans, Dara De Schutter, Remi Moerkerke, Louis De Backer, Viola N. Nyakato, Elizabeth Kemigisha, Wei Hong Zhang, Marleen Temmerman, Lina Hu, Shangchun Wu, Kaiyan Pei, Charlotte Neves de Oliveira, Argyro Chatzinikolaou, Eva Lievens

2021 Systematic review of the concept ‘male involvement in maternal health’ by natural language processing and descriptive analysis

Anna Galle, Gaëlle Plaieser, Tessa Van Steenstraeten, Sally Griffin, Nafissa Bique Osman, Kristien Roelens, Olivier Degomme

2021 Towards a global framework for assessing male involvement in maternal health : results of an international Delphi study

Anna Galle, Sally Griffin, Kristien Roelens, Olivier Degomme

2021 A double-edged sword : telemedicine for maternal care during COVID-19 : findings from a global mixed-methods study of healthcare providers

Anna Galle, Aline Semaan, Elise Huysmans, Constance Audet, Anteneh Asefa, Therese Delvaux, Bosede Bukola Afolabi, Alison Marie El Ayadi, Lenka Benova

2021 Respectful maternity care and the role of male partners in Mozambique : practices, obstacles and conceptualisation

Anna Galle

2021 Telehealth use in antenatal care? Not without women's voices

Anna Galle, Aline Semaan, Anteneh Asefa, Lenka Benova

2020 A qualitative study on midwives' identity and perspectives on the occurrence of disrespect and abuse in Maputo city

Anna Galle, Helma Manaharlal, Sally Griffin, Nafissa Osman, Kristien Roelens, Olivier Degomme

2020 Pregnancy and childbirth in Mozambique : men as decision makers and women as caretakers?

Anna Galle, Helio Cossa, Nafisa Osman, Kristien Roelens, Sally Griffin, Olivier Degomme

2020 A cross-sectional study of the role of men and the knowledge of danger signs during pregnancy in southern Mozambique

Anna Galle, Malico De Melo, Sally Griffin, Nafissa Osman, Kristien Roelens, Olivier Degomme

2019 Disrespect and abuse during facility-based childbirth in southern Mozambique : a cross-sectional study

Anna Galle, Helma Manaharlal, Emidio Cumbane, Joelma Picardo, Sally Griffin, Nafissa Osman, Kristien Roelens, Olivier Degomme

2019 Policymaker, health provider and community perspectives on male involvement during pregnancy in southern Mozambique : a qualitative study

Anna Galle, Helio Cossa, Sally Griffin, Nafissa Osman, Kristien Roelens, Olivier Degomme

2018 Opportunities for linking research to policy : lessons learned from implementation research in sexual and reproductive health within the ANSER network

Emilomo Ogbe, Dirk Van Braeckel, Marleen Temmerman, Elin C Larsson, Ines Keygnaert, Wilson De los Reyes Aragón, Feng Cheng, Gunta Lazdane, Diane Cooper, Simukai Shamu, Peter Gichangi, Sónia Dias, Hazel Barrett, Anne Nobels, Kaiyan Pei, Anna Galle, Tammary Esho, Lucia Knight, Hanani Tabana, Olivier Degomme