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Khalida Saalim | RTI

Khalida Saalim

Research Associate


MSPH, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
BS, Global Health, Georgetown University


Khalida Saalim is a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adapting (MERLA) specialist for RTI's International Development Group. She provides research support for various projects, including the Developing and Validating a Measure for Hearing Loss Stigma in Eastern and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana project, funded by RTI International, and the Promoting Reductions in Intersectional StigMa (PRISM) in Ghana project, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, where she helps evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of novel multi-component, multi-level interventions to address stigma.

Ms. Saalim also provides monitoring support to the Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East project by managing the data collection server for routine NTD assessment surveys, cleaning data, and finalizing datasets for reports.

Before joining RTI in 2021, she was a graduate student assistant at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she worked as a graduate research assistant and a project manager for the Center for Learning and Childhood Development-Ghana, leading several research efforts including a media analysis on the effects of COVID-19 on mothers and children and other vulnerable populations across West Africa.

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