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Solina Richter MCur, DCur, RN Dean, Professor

1A10.14 Health Sciences, Saskatoon

Research Interests

  • Vulnerable and marganalized populations
  • Global health
  • Access to care
  • Sexual and reproductive health


  • Qualitative


Published book chapters

  • Jarvis, K., Vallianatos, H., Richter, S. & Boakye, P. (accepted January 2019). A Multidisciplinary Approach to Obstetric Fistula in Northern Ghana". In: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Obstetric Fistula in Africa: Public Health, Anthropological, and Medical Perspectives. Springer Nature.
  • Richter, M.S. & Jarvis, K. (2017). International Collaboration on Health Research: Strength, Challenges, and Future Opportunities. In: Ahmed, R. & Mao, Y. Culture, Migration, and Health Communication in a Global Context.Routledge, New York.

Journal articles 

(Underlined - student)
  • Bento de Lima Holanda, K., Richter, S., Bezerra Campos, S., França Cizino da Trindade, R., Cristina dos Santos Monteiro, J., Azevedo Gomes-Sponholz, F. (2021). Relationship of the type of breastfeeding in the sexual function of women. Latino-Am. Enfermagem, 29. https://doi.org/10.1590/1518.8345.3160.3438
  • Amodu, O., Salami, B., Richter, S. & Okeke, P. (Accepted June 2021). Reproductive health for women displaced by terrorism in Nigeria: an intersectionality-based critical ethnography study. Refugee Survey Quarterly
  • Fouché, C., Richter, S., Vallianatos, H., Mason, A., Fernández-Sánchez, H., Mazzucato, V., Kariwo, M. & Salami, B. (2021). African immigrant child health: A scoping review. Journal of Migration and Health, 4, doi: 10.1016/j.jmh.2021.100054
  • Ani-Amphonsa, M. & Richter, S. (Accepted May, 2021). Midwives’ Experiences of Rural Maternal - Newborn Care in Ghana: A Phenomenological Inquiry. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care. 
  • Bayuo, J., Aniteye, P., Richter, S. & Agbenorku, P. (accepted April 19th, 2021). Exploring the Background, Context, and Stressors of Care-Giving to Elderly Burned Patients: A Qualitative Inquiry". The Journal of Burn Care & Research
  • Salami, B., Fernandez, H., Fouche, C., Evans, C., Sibeko, L., Tulli, M., Bulaong, A., Kwankye, S.O, Ani-Amponsah, M., Okeke-Ihejirika, M., Gomma, H., Agbemenu, K., Ndikom, C.M. & Richter, R. (2021). The Health of African Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 18, 10.3390/ijerph18073514.
  • Kwankye, S., Richter, S., Okeke-Ihejirika, P. Obegu, P., Gommaa, H., Salami, B. (2021). A Review of the Literature on Sexual and Reproductive Health of African Migrant and Refugee Children. BMC Journal of Reproductive Health, 18, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-021-01138-3
  • Boakye, P., Peter, E., Simmonds, A., & Richter, S. (2021). Analysis of the Moral Habitability of Obstetric settings in Ghana. Journal of Nursing Ethics; 28(6),1026-1040. doi: 10.1177/0969733020988311. Epub 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 33706603.
  • Mak, J., Jarvis, K., Richter, S. Kennedy, M. (2021). Mentorship programs for faculty members accompanying students on international placements to low-middle income countries: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 1990) 1- 8. DOI: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00258
  • Kamanzi, J. & Richter, M.S. (Accepted Nov 16th, 2020). Institutional support to community health workers using the integrated management of childhood illness program. Revista Eletrônica de Enfermagem.
  • Oyelana, O., Kamanzi, J., Richter, S. (2020). A critical look at exclusive breastfeeding in Africa: through the lens of diffusion of innovation theory. International Journal of African Nursing Science, 14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijans.2020.100267
  • Richter, S., Jarvis, K., Yakong, V.N., Aniteye, P. & Vallianatos, H. (2020). Self-Directed Female Migration In Ghana: Health and Wellness of Elderly Family Caregivers Left Behind. An Ethnographic Study. International Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 17, 8127; doi:10.3390/ijerph17218127
  • Amodu, O., Salami, O., Richter, S., Okeke-Ihejirika, P. (2020). Reproductive Healthcare for Women in IDP Camps in Nigeria: An Analysis of Structural Gaps. Global Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2020.1810296
  • Kamanzi, J. & Richter. M.S. (2020). Experience of Mothers Using the PMTCT Program in sub-Saharan Africa: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship, 7,(48), 1- 29. ISSN 2291-6679 Available at https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ijnss/article/view/71058
  • Hirani S.A.A.; Richter S; Salami B. Humanitarian aid and breastfeeding practices of displaced mothers: a qualitative study in disaster relief camps. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2020; 26. https://doi.org/10.26719/emhj.20.087
  • Bekui, B.A.A., Ohene, L., Aziato, L., Richter, S. (2020).Psychological and Spiritual wellbeing of family caregivers of children with cancer at a teaching hospital in Ghana. International Journal of Africa Nursing Science, 13. Doi/10.1016/j.ijans.2020.100231
  • Baffour- Awuah, A. & Richter, M.S. (2020). Perinatal Loss in sub-Saharan Africa: A Scoping Review. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 22(2), 1- 18. https://doi.org/10.25159/2520-5293/5268
  • Richter, S., Yohani, S., Vallianatos, H. & Higginbottom, G. (2020). Health literacy: A determinant of healthy eating and active living. Health Promotion International, 1- 11. Doi: 10.1093/heqpro/daaa053 IR 214
  • Jarvis, K.D., Farrell, A. Richter, S, & Luckewick, J. (2020). Determinants impacting a vulnerable woman’s access to primary sexual and reproductive health care in Canada: A scoping review protocol. JBI Databases of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, DOI: 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00262 IR 0.74 (July 2020)
  • Richter, S., Vallianatos, H., Green, J., & Obuekwe, C. (2020). Intersection of Migration and Access to Health Care: Experiences and Perceptions of Female Economic Migrants in Canada. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health17(10), 3682. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103682
  • Hodge, L., Mayan, M., Lo, S., Richter, S., & Drummond, J. (2020). The Internal-External Dynamic: Using Research to Inform Government Policy about Poverty in Canada. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice, 3(1), 9, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.33596/coll.39
  • Richter, M.S., Cummings, G. & Bernardes, A. (2020) Sustainable Partnerships for Global Nursing Education: A Canadian and Brazilian Collaboration. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 28,e3258 https://doi.org/10.1590/1518-8345.0000.3258Available at https://www.scielo.br/pdf/rlae/v28/0104-1169-rlae-28-e3258.pdf
  • Urindwanayo, D. & Richter, M.S. (2020). Teenage Pregnancy in Refugee Camps: Narrative Synthesis. Journal of International Women’s studies, 21(1), 255-270. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol21/iss1/20 IR 0.59
  • Hodge, L., Mayan, M., Lo, S., Richter, S., Drummond, D. (2020). Relationships are key to overcoming barriers posed by election cycles: A qualitative description of Canadian integrated knowledge translation partners. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 12(2), 22-32 https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/jces/vol12/iss2/4
  • Amodu, A.C., Richter, M.S. & Salami, B. (2020). A Scoping Review of Health of Internally Displaced Women in Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 1280; doi:10.3390/ijerph17041280 IR 2.468 (Special Issue Women’s Empowerment and Women’s Health Outcomes)
  • Mogale, R.S. and Richter, S. (2019). Prosecuting Violence against Women in South African Courts: A Reflection of the Legal Culture from an Afrocentric perspective. Journal of International Women's Studies, 20(7), 90-101. Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol20/iss7/6
  • Monteiro, J. & Richter, M.S. (2019). Process of developing a content analysis study to evaluate the quality of breastfeedinginformation on Internet-based  Methodological Innovation, 1 - 6 https://doi.org/10.1177/2059799119863286
  • Sullivan, G., Bell, J., Haimour, M., Richter, S. (2019). Is university nursing education in Canada taking a lead in a world focused on sustainable development? Quality Advancement in Nursing Education,5(2), 2 Available at https://qane-afi.casn.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1177&context=journal DOI: https://doi.org/10.17483/2368-6669.1177
  • Kamanzi, J. & Richter, S. (2019) Scoping Review on Experience of Mothers Using PMTCT Program to Prevent HIV Transmission. International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship (IJNSS), 6(26). ISSN 2291- 6679.
  • Richter, S., Bell, J., Jackson, M., Dashora, P., Lee, L. & Surette, S. (2019). Public Library Users: Perspectives of Socially Vulnerable Populations. Journal of Library Administration, 59:4, 431-441. doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2019.1593711
  • de Sá Guimarães, C.M., Imamura, M.E., Richter, S., dos Santos Monteiro, J. C. (2018). Breastfeeding and mHealth technologies: analysis of mobile apps in Portuguese for tablets and smartphones. Revista Eletrônica de Enfermagem, 20:v20a28. doi: 10.5216/ree.v20.48578.
  • Hirani, S, & Richter, S. (2019) Maternal and Child Health during Forced Displacement. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 51(3) 252 - 261. doi:10.1111/jnu.12460


  • Principle investigator: Salami, B., Co-investigator, Theseen,L. King, R., Richter, S., Andre, R. & Omarale, S. Access to Healthcare for Black Women, Children and Youths in Alberta. Women and Child Health Research Institute. Total: $60000 for 2021 - 2022
  • Principle investigator: Ho, C., Co-Investigators: Al Harmaneh, Flynn, R., Gross, D., Norris, C., Krysa, J., Papathanasoglou, E., Richter, S., Salami, B. & Kovacs Burns, K. Implementing the Provincial Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation Framework for Screening & Transitions in Alberta: A Pragmatic Evaluation., CIHR Operating Grant: Emerging Covid -10 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity. Total: $497,000 for 2021 - 2024.
  • Principle investigator: S. Meherali, P. Co-Investigators: Ali, S. Adjorlolo, L. Aziato, P. Okeke- Iherijika, K. Lara, Z. Lassi, S, Richter, B. Salami. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. World wide University Network. Total: £10 000 for 2020 - 2023
  • Nominate PI K. Jarvis; Co-Principle investigators: S. Richter & L. Chubb; Co-I’s B. Salami, E. Y. Tenkorang, Collaborators: L. Aziaoto, T. Asiedua, S. Kwankye. Creating Synergy in Women’s Maternal and Reproductive Health: Building Global Research Capacity to Eradicate Obstetric Fistula. CIHR planning grant. Total: $ 19997 for 2019 - 2023