Samiratu Wahab

Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics

Samiratu Wahab

Health inequalities among children in sub-Saharan Africa

I am interested in topics related to health and labour economics. For instance, my PhD research will examine the sources, nature and determinants of health inequalities among children in SSA. This topic seeks to evaluate the widening gap in accessing healthcare in environments where inequalities are pervasive. It will serve as a policymaking guide towards achieving equitable and inclusive health care systems within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Supervisors: Dr. Michael Henry and Prof. Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay


Samiratu started as a PhD student at the Department of Economics, Birmingham Business School in September 2020 and holds a studentship from the Department of Economics. She graduated with a Master in Economics from the University of Ghana in 2018 with a scholarship support from the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).

Before that, Samiratu had graduated as part of the top 5% of her cohort in the same University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 2015. Samiratu worked as a teaching assistant and graduate assistant before and after her Master degree respectively of which she tutored undergraduate students in courses such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Labour economics.


  • MPhil Economics, Department of Economics, University of Ghana, 2018
  • BA Economics (major) with Geography (minor), Department of Economics, University of Ghana, 2015

Research interests

  • Health inequalities
  • Applied labour economics


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