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Dr Paul Komba

Senior Research Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Dr Paul Komba joined the Department of Engineering and Environment  as a senior research fellow in May 2018. He previously worked as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Centre of African Studies. Among other things, he was involved in generating statistical data to address the right to health for victims of conflict-based gender violence, and assist in the targeting of policy interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Komba’s interests include Global Health, international development empirical health law and human rights. He is the author of a book entitled Female Genital Mutilation Around the World:  Medical Aspects, Law and Practice (published by Springer, 20181), which he co-wrote with Professor Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala.

Paul Komba

Campus Address

Engineering and Environment, Ellison Building C, Room D204
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Evaluating changes in the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting among 0-14 years old girls in Nigeria using data from multiple surveys, Nnanatu, C., Atilola, G., Komba, P., Mavatikua, L., Moore, ., Matanda, D., Obianwu, O., Kandala, N. 12 Feb 2021, In: PLoS One
  • A Spatial Analysis of the Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting among 0–14-Year-Old Girls in Kenya, Kandala, N., Nnanatu, C., Atilola, G., Komba, P., Mavatikua, L., Moore, ., Mackie, G., Shell-Duncan, B. 28 Oct 2019, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Secular trends in the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cuttings among girls, Kandala, N., Ezejimofor, M., Uthman, O., Komba, P. Nov 2018, In: BMJ Global Health

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