Professors and Associate Professors – University of Copenhagen

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Helle Samuelsen

Helle Samuelsen

Head of Department

Current research

I am responsible for the project "Fragile Futures: Rural Lives in Times of Conflict", which is funded by Danida's Research Committee (FFU). In the project, we study how rural populations relate to the state and its representatives at the local level. We are a total of seven researchers involved in the project.


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, H., Tersbøl, B. P. & Mbuyita, S. S. 2013 In : B M C Health Services Research. 13, 67, p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  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, H. 7 Aug 2015 In : Global Health Promotion. 9 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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