Rajeeb Sah

Rajeeb Sah
University of Huddersfield · School of Human and Health Sciences

PhD

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Publications (22)
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Background: Sub-Saharan Africa, characterised by high fertility and low contraceptive use prevalence, remains one of the settings with the poorest maternal and child health indices globally. Studies have established that grand-multiparous women are at increased risk of these adverse maternal health outcomes, and contraceptive use is important to a...
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An estimated 1.7 million people were living with HIV in Nigeria in 2020, with over 86,000 people newly infected. Although the global rates of HIV have remained consistent over time, Nigeria has the second-highest number of people living with HIV and contributes to 9% of the global burden of HIV/AIDS. This is due to several structural and individual...
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This paper critically comments on the state of affairs in the UK relating to the pandemic and explores how a focus on inequities experienced by marginalized and vulnerable groups is necessary for exposing the material realties of everyday life, but also how such a focus has been hijacked by center right politics to distract us from collective respo...
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Background: Food insecurity is a serious social and public health problem which is exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic especially in resource-poor countries such as Nepal. However, there is a paucity of evidence at local levels. This study aims to explore food insecurity among people from the disadvantaged community and low-income families during...
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Students engagement in learning and teaching is necessary to enhance academic practices which provides mechanism to support the development and enhancement of learners and teachers’ partnerships. In the rapidly changing world, Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) could provide an opportunity to coproduce and develop effective teaching and learning...
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Risks of and health outcomes from Covid-19 have disproportionately affected Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, people with chronic health conditions and older people in the UK (PHE, 2020). Beyond the implications from the disease as a physical illness, the wider socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 have also unduly burdened people fro...
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Background: Overweight/obesity among adolescents is an emerging public health issue worldwide. However, the evidence on the determinants of body weight status and lifestyle behaviors among Nepalese adolescents is limited. This study aims to explore the sleep characteristics, dietary habits, and physical activity and its association with body mass...
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With the growing UK Nepali community, understanding their health and social care needs is an essential to reduce health and social care inequalities. However, very little is known about the health, wellbeing and utilisation of health and social care services among the Nepali population in the UK. Therefore, this study set out to identify health and...
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COVID-19 has uncovered the vulnerabilities, inequalities and fragility present within our social community which has exposed and exacerbated the pre-existing racial and socioeconomic inequalities that disproportionately affect health outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people. Such disparities are fuelled by complex socioeconomic h...
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Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) populations have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, having amongst the highest rates of infection and mortality. Additional risk factors for BAME populations include older age and living with poverty and deprivation. Information has emerged, but peer reviewed research and literature examining the expe...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges and threats to the health care system, particularly affecting the effective delivery of essential health services in resource-poor countries such as Nepal. This study aimed to explore community perceptions of COVID-19 and their experiences towards health services utilization during...
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Public Health England's (PHE) report 1 on disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 confirmed that the impact of COVID-19 replicated and exacerbated entrenched existing health inequalities relating to deprivation, occupation, geography, comorbidities and ethnicity. However, it failed to take into account the connections between these factors...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the health and wellbeing of the global citizens which has led to a significant change in attitude, lifestyle and behaviour of people from diverse professions, including academics and researchers. Doctoral students and funded researchers with the time limit to their research project have experienced stress and an...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges and threats to the health care system, particularly affecting the effective delivery of essential health services in resource-poor countries such as Nepal. This study aims to explore community perceptions of COVID-19 and their experiences towards health services utilization during...
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The mental health of migrant communities is an important public health concern. A growing body of literature suggests that social and cultural determinants of health significantly contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of older migrants in their host countries. Despite the increasing population of older Nepalese migrants in the UK, there is...

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Responding to Public Health England’s review and recommendations of disparities in risks and outcomes of COVID-19 for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Calling for BAME communities to receive improved experiences and outcomes relating to health care provision and prevention that extends beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Project blogs: Keys, C. et al. (2020) ‘A response to Public Health England’s review and recommendations of disparities in risks and outcomes of COVID-19 for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities’ [online] Available at: https://blogs.canterbury.ac.uk/expertcomment/a-response-to-phes-reports-on-disparities-in-risks-and-outcomes-of-covid-19-for-bame-communities/ Wright, T. et al. (2021) ‘Understanding the causes for covid-19 vaccine hesitancy among UK ethnic minorities’ [online] Available at: https://blogs.canterbury.ac.uk/expertcomment/understanding-the-causes-for-covid-19-vaccine-hesitancy-among-uk-ethnic-minorities/ Sah, R. et al. (2021) ‘Mental health and wellbeing of children and young people during Covid-19’ [online] Available at: https://blogs.canterbury.ac.uk/expertcomment/mental-health-and-wellbeing-of-children-and-young-people-during-covid-19/