The Health Systems Program is a global leader in research, teaching, and strategic collaborations focused on achieving accessible, cost-effective health care and healthy outcomes across the lifespan for families, communities and nations. Priority is given to populations stressed by economic, social, and political instability, many of which have also been displaced by conflict or natural disasters.
In the past decade, the Health Systems Program has conducted projects in over 50 countries. We have particular expertise in the regions of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where the greatest number of people continue to struggle with deep poverty and unmet health needs. We also work in Central and Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and transitional economies. Increasingly we are providing guidance and expertise to health programs in middle-income countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, while maintaining our research and leadership on health issues with particular impact on the poorest and most vulnerable segments of all societies.
Research article of the week
- October 16
GJ Chan, JK Modak, AA Mahmud, AH Baqui, RE Black and SK Saha. Maternal and neonatal colonization in Bangladesh: prevalences, etiologies and risk factors. J Perinatol. 2013 Dec;33(12):971-6. doi: 10.1038/jp.2013.99.
- October 9
Mary Carol Jennings, Subarna Pradhan2, Meike Schleiff, Emma Sacks, Paul A Freeman, Sundeep Gupta, Bahie M Rassekh, Henry B Perry. A comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community–based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 2. maternal health findings. J Glob Health. 2017 Jun; 7(1): 010902. doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010902
- October 2
Alain K. Koffi1, Henry D. Kalter, Ezenwa N. Loveth, John Quinley, Joseph Monehin, Robert E. Black. (2017) Beyond causes of death: The social determinants of mortality among children aged 1-59 months in Nigeria from 2009 to 2013. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177025. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177025
- September 25
Mathuram Santosham, and Duncan Steele (2017) Rotavirus Vaccines — A New Hope. n engl j med 376;12. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1701347
- September 18
Adeyinka Adewemimo, Henry D. Kalter, Jamie Perin, Alain K. Koffi, John Quinley, Robert E. Black (2017) Direct estimates of cause-specific mortality fractions and rates of under-five deaths in the northern and southern regions of Nigeria by verbal autopsy interview. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0178129. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178129
- September 4
Valeria Cetorelli1, Gilbert Burnham, Nazar Shabila. Health needs and care seeking behaviours of Yazidis and other minority groups displaced by ISIS into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0181028. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181028
- August 28
Henry B Perry, Bahie M Rassekh, Sundeep Gupta, Jess Wilhelm, Paul A Freeman. Comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of community–based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child health: 1. rationale, methods and database description. J Glob Health. 2017 Jun;7(1):010901. doi: 10.7189/jogh.07.010901
- August 21
Sarah L. Dalglish, Daniela C. Rodríguez, Abdoutan Harouna, Pamela J. Surkan. Knowledge and power in policy-making for child survival in Niger. Social Science & Medicine 177 (2017) 150e157. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.056
- August 14
Melinda K. Munos, Alain K. Koffi, Hamadoun Sangho, Mariam Guindo Traoré, Masseli Diakité, Romesh Silva, Mali RMM Working Group. Strengthening Community Networks for Vital Event Reporting: Community-Based Reporting of Vital Events in Rural Mali. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0132164. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132164
- August 7
Anand Manoharan, Vikas Manchanda, Sundaram Balasubramanian, Sanjay Lalwani, Meera Modak, Sushama Bai, Ajith Vijayan, Anita Shet, Savitha Nagaraj, Sunil Karande, Gita Nataraj, Vijay N Yewale, Shrikrishna A Joshi, Ranganathan N Iyer, Mathuram Santosham, Geoff rey D Kahn, Maria Deloria Knoll, for the Alliance for Surveillance of Invasive Pneumococci (ASIP) Study Group. Invasive pneumococcal disease in children aged younger than 5 years in India: a surveillance study. Lancet Infect Dis 2017; 17: 305–12. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30466-2
- July 24
Adnan A. Hyder, Olakunle Alonge, Siran He, Shirin Wadhwaniya, Fazlur Rahman, Aminur Rahman, Shams El Arifeen. A Framework for Addressing Implementation Gap in Global Drowning Prevention Interventions: Experiences from Bangladesh. J Health Popul Nutr. 2014 Dec;32(4):564-76.
- July 17
Bright C. Orji, Namratha Rao, Elizabeth Thompson, William R. Brieger, Emmanuel 'Dipo Otolorin. Community health workers provide integrated community case management using malaria rapid diagnostic test kits. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017 Jul - Aug;13(4):875-879. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.09.006. Epub 2016 Oct 26.
- July 10
Abdullah H Baqui, Dipak K Mitra, Nazma Begum, Lisa Hurt, Seyi Soremekun, al. Neonatal mortality within 24 hours of birth in six low- and lower-middle-income countries. Bull World Health Organ 2016;94:752–758B. doi: 10.2471/BLT.15.160945
- July 3
Paul B Spiegel. The humanitarian system is not just broke, but broken: recommendations for future humanitarian action. Lancet 2017 Jun 7. pii: S0140-6736(17)31278-3. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31278-3. [Epub ahead of print]
- June 29
Valeria Cetorelli, Isaac Sasson, Nazar Shabila, Gilbert Burnham. Mortality and kidnapping estimates for the Yazidi population in the area of Mount Sinjar, Iraq, in August 2014: A retrospective household survey. PLoS Med 14(5): e1002297. doi.org: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002297
- June 19
Rasheda Khanam, Saifuddin Ahmed, Andreea A. Creanga, Nazma Begum, Alain K. Koffi, Arif Mahmud, Heather Rosen, Abdullah H. Baqui for the Projahnmo Study Group in Bangladesh. Antepartum complications and perinatal mortality in rural Bangladesh. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2017) 17:81. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1264-1
- June 12
Kiemanh Pham1, Emily Chambers Sharpe, William M. Weiss and Alexander Vu, Pham et al. The use of a lot quality assurance sampling methodology to assess and manage primary health interventions in conflict-affected West Darfur, Sudan. Population Health Metrics (2016) 14. doi: 10.1186/s12963-016-0103-3
- June 5
Alain K Koffi, Abdou Maina, Asma Gali Yaroh, Oumarou Habi, Bensaïd, Henry D Kalter. Social determinants of child mortality in Niger: Results from the 2012 National Verbal and Social Autopsy Study. J Glob Health. 2016 Jun; 6(1): 010603. doi: 10.7189/jogh.06.010603
- May 29
Daniela C Rodríguez,a Alan Whitesideb & Sara Bennetta. Political commitment for vulnerable populations during donor transition. Bull World Health Organ 2017;95:121–127 | doi: 10.2471/BLT.16.179861
- May 22
Rasheda Khanam, Andreea A. Creanga, Alain K. Koffi, Dipak K. Mitra, Arif Mahmud, et al. Patterns and Determinants of Care-Seeking for Antepartum and Intrapartum Complications in Rural Bangladesh: Results from a Cohort Study (2016) PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167814. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167814
- May 15
Mathuram Santosham and Duncan Steele. Rotavirus Vaccines — A New Hope. N Engl J Med 2017; 376:1170-1172March 23, 2017 doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1701347
- May 8
Linda Bartlett, Amnesty LeFevre, Linnea Zimmerman, Sayed Ataullah Saeedzai, Sabera Torkamani, Weeda Zabih, Hannah Tappis, Stan Becker, Peter Winch, Marge Koblinsky, Ahmed Javed Rahmanzai. Progress and inequities in maternal mortality in Afghanistan (RAMOS-II): a retrospective observational study. Lancet Glob Health 2017; 5: e545–55
- May 1
Dustin G Gibson, Benard Ochieng, E Wangeci Kagucia, Joyce Were, Kyla Hayford, Lawrence H Moulton, Orin S Levine, Frank Odhiambo, Katherine L O’Brien, Daniel R Feikin. Mobile phone-delivered reminders and incentives to improve childhood immunisation coverage and timeliness in Kenya (M-SIMU): a cluster randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health 2017; 5: e428–38. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30072-4
- April 10
Abdullah H Baqui, Dipak K Mitra, Nazma Begum, Lisa Hurt, Seyi Soremekun, Karen Edmond, et al. Neonatal mortality within 24 hours of birth in six low- and lower-middle-income countries. Bull World Health Organ 2016;94:752–758B. doi: 10.2471/BLT.15.160945
- March 13
Abdullah H Baqui, Dipak K Mitra, Nazma Begum, Lisa Hurt, Seyi Soremekun, Karen Edmond, et al. Neonatal mortality within 24 hours of birth in six low- and lower-middle-income countries. Bull World Health Organ 2016;94:752–758B doi: 10.2471/BLT.15.160945
- February 6
Peter O. Okebukola and William R Brieger. Providing Universal Health Insurance Coverage in Nigeria. International Quarterly of Community Health Education 0(0) 1–6. doi: 10.1177/0272684X16657451
- January 23
Adnan A. Hyder, Nino Paichadze, Tamitza Toroyan & Margaret M. Peden (2016): Monitoring the Decade of Action for Global Road Safety 2011–2020: An update, Global Public Health, doi: 10.1080/17441692.2016.1169306.
- January 2
Elizabeth Larson1, Asha George, Rosemary Morgan1 and Tonia Poteat. 10 Best resources on. . . intersectionality with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. Health Policy Plan. (2016) 31 (8):964-969. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw020
- December 19
Anbrasi Edward, Kim Dam, Jane Chege, Annette E. Ghee, Hossein Zare, Chea Chhorvann. Measuring pediatric quality of care in rural clinics—a multi-country assessment—Cambodia, Guatemala, Zambia and Kenya. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2016, 1–8. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzw080
- December 12
Angela N Kisakye, Raymond Tweheyo, Freddie Ssengooba, George W Pariyo, Elizeus Rutebemberwa. Suzanne N Kiwanuka. Regulatory mechanisms for absenteeism in the health sector: a systematic review of strategies and their implementation. Journal of Healthcare Leadership 2016:8 81–94 doi: 10.2147/JHL.S107746
- November 28
Khaled Bensaïd, Asma Gali Yaroh, Henry D Kalter, Alain K Koffi, Agbessi Amouzou, Abdou Maina, Narjis Kazmi. Verbal/Social Autopsy in Niger 2012–2013: A new tool for a better understanding of the neonatal and child mortality situation. J Glob Health. 2016 Jun;6(1):010602. doi: 10.7189/jogh.06.010602
- November 14
María Clara Restrepo-Méndez, Aluísio JD Barros, Kerry LM Wong, Hope L Johnson, George Pariyo, Giovanny VA França, Fernando C Wehrmeister & Cesar G Victora. Inequalities in full immunization coverage: trends in low- and middle-income countries. Bull World Health Organ 2016;94:794–805A| doi: 10.2471/BLT.15.162172
- November 7
Aisha I. Yansaneh, Asha S. George, Alyssa Sharkey, William R. Brieger, Lawrence H. Moulton, Fatu Yumkella, Peter Bangura, Augustin Kabano, Theresa Diaz. Determinants of Utilization and Community Experiences with Community Health Volunteers for Treatment of Childhood Illnesses in Rural Sierra Leone. J Community Health (2016) 41:376–386. doi: 10.1007/s10900-015-0107-0
- October 31
Kiemanh Pham, Emily Chambers Sharpe, William M. Weiss and Alexander Vu. The use of a lot quality assurance sampling methodology to assess and manage primary health interventions in conflictaffected West Darfur, Sudan. Population Health Metrics (2016) 14:34. doi 10.1186/s12963-016-0103-3
- October 24
Sarah M. Bartsch, Peter J. Hotez, Lindsey Asti, Kristina M. Zapf, Maria Elena Bottazzi, David J. Diemert, Bruce Y. Lee. The Global Economic and Health Burden of Human Hookworm Infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(9): e0004922. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004922
- OCTOBER 17
Adnan A. Hyder, Nino Paichadze, Tamitza Toroyan & Margaret M. Peden (2016): Monitoring the Decade of Action for Global Road Safety 2011–2020: An update, Global Public Health, doi: 10.1080/17441692.2016.1169306
- October 10
Rosemary Morgan, Asha George, Sarah Ssali, Kate Hawkins, Sassy Molyneux, and Sally Theobald. How to do (or not to do). . . gender analysis in health systems research. Health Policy Plan. (2016) 31 (8): 1069-1078. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw037
- October 3
Henry D Kalter, Asma Gali Yaroh, Abdou Maina, Alain K Koffi, Khaled Bensaïd, Agbessi Amouzou, Robert E Black. Verbal/social autopsy study helps explain the lack of decrease in neonatal mortality in Niger, 2007–2010. J Glob Health. 2016 Jun;6(1):010604. doi: 10.7189/jogh.06.010604
- September 26
Anbrasi Edward, Kim Dam, Jane Chege, Annette E. Ghee, Hossein Zare, And Chea Chhorvann. Measuring pediatric quality of care in rural clinics—a multi-country assessment—Cambodia, Guatemala, Zambia and Kenya. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2016, 1–8. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzw080
- September 5
Bareng AS Nonyane, Narjis Kazmi, Alain K Koffi1, Nazma Begum, Salahuddin Ahmed, Abdullah H Baqui, Henry D Kalter. Factors associated with delay in care–seeking for fatal neonatal illness in the Sylhet district of Bangladesh: results from a verbal and social autopsy study. J Glob Health. 2016 Jun;6(1):010605. doi: 10.7189/jogh.06.010605
- August 29
Henry B Perry, Ranu S Dhillon, Anne Liu, Ketan Chitnis, Rajesh Panjabi, Daniel Palazuelos, Alain K Koffi, Joseph N Kandeh, Mamady Camara, Robert Camara & Tolbert Nyenswah. Community health worker programmes after the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak. Bull World Health Organ 2016;94:551–553 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.15.164020
- August 22
A H Baqui, E Williams, S El-Arifeen, J A Applegate, I Mannan, N Begum, S M Rahman, S Ahmed, R E Black, G L Darmstadt and for the Projahnmo Study Group in Bangladesh. Effect of community-based newborn care on cause-specific neonatal mortality in Sylhet district, Bangladesh: findings of a cluster-randomized controlled trial. J Perinatol. 2016 Jan;36(1):71-6. doi: 10.1038/jp.2015.139. Epub 2015 Nov 5.
- August 15
María Clara Restrepo-Méndez, Aluísio J. D. Barros, Kerry L. M. Wong, Hope L. Johnson, George Pariyo, Fernando C. Wehrmeister and Cesar G. Victora. Missed opportunities in full immunization coverage: findings from low- and lower-middle-income countries. Glob Health Action 2016, 9: 30963. doi: 10.3402/gha.v9.30963
- August 8
Connie Hoe, Daniela C. Rodriguez, Yesim Üzümcüoglu, Adnan A. Hyder. “Quitting like a Turk:” How political priority developed for tobacco control in Turkey. Social Science & Medicine 165 (2016) 36e45. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.07.027
- August 1
Sachiko Ozawa, Samantha Clark, Allison Portnoy, Simrun Grewal, Logan Brenzel, and Damian G. Walker. Return On Investment From Childhood Immunization In Low- And Middle-Income Countries, 2011–20. Health Affairs 35, No. 2 (2016): 199–207. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1086
- July 25
Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, Edward Galiwango, Daniel Kadobera, Jacob A. Bentley, David Bishai, Stephen Wegener, Nukhba Zia, and Adnan A. Hyder. Characterizing disability at the Iganga-Mayuge Demographic Surveillance System (IM-DSS), Uganda. Disabil Rehabil. 2016 Jun;38(13):1291-9. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1079928. Epub 2015 Oct 12
- July 18
Lucy Marcil, Kaosar Afsana, and Henry B. Perry. First Steps in Initiating an Effective Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Program in Urban Slums: the BRAC Manoshi Project’s Experience with Community Engagement, Social Mapping, and Census Taking in Bangladesh. J Urban Health (2016) 93: 6. doi:10.1007/s11524-016-0026-0
- July 11
Adnan A. Hyder, Olakunle Alonge, Siran He, Shirin Wadhwaniya, Fazlur Rahman, Aminur Rahman, Shams El Arifeen. A Framework for Addressing Implementation Gap in Global Drowning Prevention Interventions: Experiences from Bangladesh. J Health Popul Nutr. 2014 Dec;32(4):564-76. PMCID: PMC4438685
- June 27
Jennifer A Callaghan-Koru, Shannon A McMahon, Joy J Chebet, Charles Kilewo, Gasto Frumence, Shivam Gupta, Raz Stevenson, Chrisostom Lipingu, Abdullah H Baqui and Peter JWinch. A qualitative exploration of health workers’ and clients’ perceptions of barriers to completing four antenatal care visits in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. Health Policy and Planning, 2016, 1–11. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw034
- June 20
Hossein Zare, Antonio J Trujillo, Julia Driessen, Mojtaba Ghasemi and Gisselle Gallego. Health inequalities and development plans in Iran; an analysis of the past three decades (1984–2010). International Journal for Equity in Health 2014, 13:42. DOI: 10.1186/1475-9276-13-4
- June 13
Sachiko Ozawa1, Samantha Clark, Allison Portnoy, Simrun Grewal, Logan Brenzel and Damian G. Walker. Return on Investment from Childhood Immunization in Low- And Middle-Income Countries, 2011–20. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Feb;35(2):199-207. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1086.
- June 6
William M. Weiss, Ana M. Ugueto, Zayan Mahmooth, Laura K. Murray, Brian J. Hall, Maya Nadison, Andrew Rasmussen, Jennifer S. Lee, MSPH*, Andrea Vazzano, Judy Bass, Paul Bolton. Mental health interventions and priorities for research for adult survivors of torture and systematic violence: a review of the literature. TORTURE 2016; 26(1): 17-44.
- May 23
Ira Stollak, Mario Valdez, Karin Rivas, Henry Perry. Casas Maternas in the Rural Highlands of Guatemala: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of the Introduction and Utilization of Birthing Facilities by an Indigenous Population. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2016 Mar 25;4(1):114-31. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-15-00266.
- May 16
Timothy Roberton, Jennifer Applegate, Amnesty E Lefevre, Idda Mosha, Chelsea M Cooper, Marissa Silverman, Isabelle Feldhaus, Joy J Chebet, Rose Mpembeni, Helen Semu, Japhet Killewo, Peter Winch, Abdullah H Baqui and Asha S George. Initial experiences and innovations in supervising community health workers for maternal, newborn, and child health in Morogoro region, Tanzania. Human Resources for Health (2015) 13:19 doi: 10.1186/s12960-015-0010-x
- May 9
Peter Waiswa, George Pariyo1, Karin Kallander, Joseph Akuze, Gertrude Namazzi, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Kate Kerber, Hanifah Sengendo, Patrick Aliganyira, Joy E. Lawn and Stefan Peterson, on behalf of the Uganda Newborn Study Team. Effect of the Uganda Newborn Study on care-seeking and care practices: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Glob Health Action 2015, 8: 24584. doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.24584
- May 2
Bridget Pratt and Adnan A. Hyder (2015), Global Justice and Health Systems Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 43: 143–161. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12202
- April 25
Baqui AH, Williams E, El-Arifeen S, Applegate JA, Mannan I, Begum N, Rahman SM, Ahmed S, Black RE, Darmstadt GL; Projahnmo Study Group in Bangladesh. Effect of community-based newborn care on cause-specific neonatal mortality in Sylhet district, Bangladesh: findings of a cluster-randomized controlled trial. J Perinatol. 2016 Jan;36(1):71-6. doi: 10.1038/jp.2015.139. Epub 2015 Nov 5.
- April 18
Zachary Olson, John A Staples, Charles Mock, Nam Phuong Nguyen, Abdulgafoor M Bachani, Rachel Nugent, Stéphane Verguet. Helmet regulation in Vietnam: impact on health, equity and medical impoverishment. Inj Prev 2016;0:1–6. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041650
- April 11
Christa L Fischer Walker, Sunita Taneja, Amnesty LeFevre, Robert E Black, and Sarmila Mazumder. Appropriate Management of Acute Diarrhea in Children Among Public and Private Providers in Gujarat, India: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2015 Jun; 3(2): 230–241. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-14-00209
- April 4
Alain K. Koffi, Paul–Roger Libite, Seidou Moluh, Romain Wounang, Henry D. Kalter. Social autopsy study identifies determinants of neonatal mortality in Doume, Nguelemendouka and Abong–Mbang health districts, Eastern Region of Cameroon. J Glob Health. 2015 Jun;5(1):010413. doi: 10.7189/jogh.05.010413
- March 28
Antonio J Trujillo, Amanda Glassman, Lisa K Fleisher, Divya Nair4 and Denizhan Duran. Applying behavioural economics to health systems of low- and middle-income countries: what are policymakers’ and practitioners’ views? Health Policy and Planning 2014;1–12. doi:10.1093/heapol/czu052
- March 21
William M. Weiss, Laura K. Murray, Goran Abdulla Sabir Zangana, Zayan Mahmooth, Debra Kaysen, Shannon Dorsey, Kristen Lindgren, Alden Gross, Sarah McIvor Murray, Judith K. Bass and Paul Bolton. Community-based mental health treatments for survivors of torture and militant attacks in Southern Iraq: a randomized control trial. BMC Psychiatry (2015) 15:249. doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0622-7
- March 14
Adnan A. Hyder, Robyn Norton, Ricardo Pérez-Núñez, Francisco R. Mojarro-Iñiguez, Margie Peden, Olive Kobusingye and Road Traffic Injuries Research Network’s Group. The Road Traffic Injuries Research Network: a decade of research capacity strengthening in low- and middle-income countries. Hyder et al. Health Research Policy and Systems (2016) 14:14. doi: 10.1186/s12961-016-0084-5
- March 7
Sachiko Ozawa, Simrun Grewal, John F.P. Bridges. Household Size and the Decision to Purchase Health Insurance in Cambodia: Results of a Discrete-Choice Experiment with Scale Adjustment. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2016 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print] DOI 10.1007/s40258-016-0222-9
- February 29
Olakunle Alonge and David H. Peters. Utility and limitations of measures of health inequities: a theoretical perspective. Glob Health Action 2015, 8: 27591. doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.27591
- February 22
Asha George, Daniela C Rodriguez, Kumanan Rasanathan, Neal Brandes and Sara Bennett. iCCM policy analysis: strategic contributions to understanding its character, design and scale up in sub-Saharan Africa. Health Policy and Planning, 30, 2015, ii3–ii11. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czv096
- February 15
Elin C. Larsson, Anna Mia Ekstrom, George Pariyo, Goran Tomson, Mohammad Sarowar1, Rose Baluka, Edward Galiwango, and Anna Ekeus Thorson. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in rural Uganda: Modelling effectiveness and impact of scaling-up PMTCT services. Glob Health Action 2015, 8: 26308 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.26308
- February 8
Dagna Constenla and Samantha Clark. Financing dengue vaccine introduction in the Americas: challenges and opportunities. Expert Review of Vaccines, 2016. doi:10.1586/14760584.2016.1134329
- February 1
Mildred Shieshia, Megan Noel, Sarah Andersson, Barbara Felling, Soumya Alva, Smisha Agarwal, Amnesty Lefevre, Amos Misomali, Boniface Chimphanga, Humphreys Nsona, Yasmin Chandani. Strengthening community health supply chain performance through an integrated approach: Using mHealth technology and multilevel teams in Malawi. J Glob Health. 2014 Dec;4(2):020406. doi: 10.7189/jogh.04.020406.
- January 18
Rachel B. Slayton, Damon Toth, Bruce Y. Lee, Windy Tanner, Sarah M. Bartsch, et al. Vital Signs: Estimated Effects of a Coordinated Approach for Action to Reduce Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in Health Care Facilities — United States. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015 Aug 7;64(30):826-31. PMCID: PMC4654955
- January 11
James Bao, Daniela C Rodriguez, Ligia Paina, Sachiko Ozawa, Sara Bennett. Monitoring and Evaluating the Transition of Large-Scale Programs in Global Health. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2015 Dec 17;3(4):591-605. doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-15-00221.
- January 4
Dustin G. Gibson, Benard Ochieng, Eunice W. Kagucia, David Obor,Frank Odhiambo, Katherine L. O’Brien, Daniel R. Feikin. Individual level determinants for not receiving immunization,receiving immunization with delay, and being severelyunderimmunized among rural western Kenyan children. Vaccine 33 (2015) 6778–6785. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.10.021
- December 14
Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, Nhan T. Tran, Shreya Agrawal, Adnan A. Hyder. The role of NGOs in child injury prevention: Anorganizational assessment of one network of NGOs. Health Policy 119 (2015) 74–81. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.10.010
- December 7
Katherine L O’Brien, Aruna Chandran, Robert Weatherholtz, Hasan S Jafri, M Pamela Griffi n, Terramika Bellamy, Eugene V Millar, Kathryn M Jensen, Brian S Harris, Raymond Reid, Lawrence H Moulton, Genevieve A Losonsky, Ruth A Karron, Mathuram Santosham, for the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prevention study group. Efficacy of motavizumab for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus disease in healthy Native American infants: a phase 3 randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Dec;15(12):1398-408. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00247-9. Epub 2015 Nov 4.
- November 30
Alain K. Koffi, Tiope Mleme, Humphreys Nsona, Benjamin Banda, Agbessi Amouzou, Henry D. Kalter. Social autopsy of neonatal mortality suggests needed improvements in maternal and neonatal interventions in Balaka and Salima districts of Malawi. JOGH 2015; 5: 010413. doi: 10.7189/jogh.05.010412
- November 23
Shirin Wadhwaniya, David Meddings, Gopalkrishna Gururaj, Joan Ozanne-Smith, Shanthi Ameratunga & Adnan A. Hyder (2015). E-mentoring for violence and injury prevention: Early lessons from a global programme. Global Public Health, 10:4, 501-519, doi:10.1080/17441692.2014.1001766
- November 16
Antonio J. Trujillo, Sara E. Heins, Gerard F. Anderson, and Renan C. Castillo. Geographic Variability of Adherence to Occupational Injury Treatment Guidelines. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Dec;56(12):1308-12. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000264
- November 9
Linda Bartlett, David Cantor, Pamela Lynam, Gurpreet Kaur, Barbara Rawlins, Jim Ricca, Vandana Tripathi & Heather E Rosen on behalf of the Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care Study Group of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program. Facility-based active management of the third stage of labour: assessment of quality in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Bull World Health Organ 2015;93:759–767 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.142604
- November 2
William R. Brieger, Johannes U. Sommerfeld, Uche V. Amazigo, and CDI Network. The Potential for Community-Directed Interventions: Reaching Underserved Populations in Africa. Int Q Community Health Educ. 2015;35(4):295-316. doi: 10.1177/0272684X15592757. Epub 2015 Jul 15
- October 26
William M. Weiss, Laura K. Murray, Goran Abdulla Sabir Zangana, Zayan Mahmooth, Debra Kaysen, Shannon Dorsey, Kristen Lindgren, Alden Gross, Sarah McIvor Murray, Judith K. Bass and Paul Bolton. Community-based mental health treatments for survivors of torture and militant attacks in Southern Iraq: a randomized control trial. Weiss et al. BMC Psychiatry (2015) 15:249. Doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0622-7
- October 19
Bridget Pratt and Adnan A. Hyder. Applying a Global Justice Lens to Health Systems Research Ethics: An Initial Exploration. Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 2015 Mar;25(1):35-66. doi: 10.1353/ken.2015.0005.
- October 12
Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Betty Mpeka, George Pariyo, Stefan Peterson, Edison Mworozi, Freddie Bwanga & Karin Källander. High prevalence of antibiotic resistance in nasopharyngeal bacterial isolates from healthy children in rural Uganda: A cross-sectional study. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences. 2015; Early Online, 1–8.
- October 5
Asha George, Kerry Scott, Surekha Garimella, Shinjini Mondal, Rajani Ved, Kabir Sheikh. Anchoring contextual analysis in health policy and systems research: A narrative review of contextual factors influencing health committees in low- and middle-income countries. Soc Sci Med. 2015 May;133:159-67. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.03.049.
- September 28
Hossein Zare, Antonio J Trujillo, Julia Driessen, Mojtaba Ghasemi and Gisselle Gallego. Health inequalities and development plans in Iran; an analysis of the past three decades (1984–2010). International Journal for Equity in Health 2014, 13:42. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-13-42
- Spetember 21
Isabelle Feldhaus, Marissa Silverman, Amnesty E. LeFevre, Rose Mpembeni, Idda Mosha, Dereck Chitama, Diwakar Mohan, Joy J. Chebet, David Urassa, Charles Kilewo, Marya Plotkin, Giulia Besana, Helen Semu, Abdullah H. Baqui, Peter J. Winch, Japhet Killewo and Asha S. George. Equally able, but unequally accepted: Gender differentials and experiences of community health volunteers promoting maternal, newborn, and child health in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. International Journal for Equity in Health (2015) 14:70. doi 10.1186/s12939-015-0201-z
- September 14
Henry D. Kalter, Abdoulaye–Mamadou Roubanatou, Alain Koffi, Robert E. Black. Direct estimates of national neonatal and child cause-specific mortality proportions in Niger by expert algorithm and physician-coded analysis of verbal autopsy interviews. J Glob Health. 2015 Jun;5(1):010415. doi: 10.7189/jogh.05.010415
- August 31
Kavi Bhalla and Dinesh Mohan. Safety of young children on motorized two-wheelers around the world: A review of the global epidemiological evidence. IATSS Research 38 (2015) 83–91. doi: 10.1016/j.iatssr.2014.11.001
- August 24
Jaime Haver, William Brieger, Jérémie Zoungrana, Nasratullah Ansari, Jean Kagoma. Experiences engaging community health workers to provide maternal and newborn health services: Implementation of four programs. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Jun;130 Suppl 2:S32-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.03.006.
- August 17
H. Graham, M. Tokhi, A. Edward, A.S. Salehi, S. Turkmani, T. Duke and L. Bartlett. Use of clinical guidelines: perspectives from clinicians in paediatric and maternity hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan. East Mediterr Health J. 2015 Apr 2;21(2):100-10.
- August 10
Christine Buttorff, Antonio J. Trujillo, Francisco Diez-Canseco, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz, J. Jaime Miranda. Evaluating consumer preferences for healthy eating from Community Kitchens in low-income urban areas: A discrete choice experiment of Comedores Populares in Peru. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jul 3;140:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.06.033
- August 3
Allison Portnoy, Sachiko Ozawaa, Simrun Grewal, Bryan A. Normanb,Jayant Rajgopal, Katrin M. Gorhama, Leila A. Haidarid, Shawn T. Browne, Bruce Y. Lee. Costs of vaccine programs across 94 low- and middle-income countries. Vaccine 33S (2015) A99–A108. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.12.037
- July 27
A. Camielle Noordam, Asha George, Alyssa B. Sharkey, Arzu Jafarli, Salina S. Bakshi, and Julia C. Kim. Assessing Scale-Up of mHealth Innovations Based on Intervention Complexity: Two Case Studies of Child Health Programs in Malawi and Zambia. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. Journal of Health Communication, 0:1–11, 2015 doi:10.1080/10810730.2014.965363
- July 20
Elaine Roman, Augustine Ngindu, Bright Orji, Jérémie Zoungrana, Sarah Robbins, William Brieger. Evolution of malaria in pregnancy control: Jhpiego’s 10-year contribution. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 130 (2015) S62–S67. doi: 0.1016/j.ijgo.2015.03.009
- July 13
M. Hafizur Rahmana, Smisha Agarwal, Susan Tuddenham, Heather Peto, Mohammad Iqbal, Abbas Bhuiya and David H. Peters. What do they do? Interactions between village doctors and medical representatives in Chakaria, Bangladesh. Int. Health (2015) 7 (4): 266-271. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihu077
- June 29
Jeannette Liliana Amaya, Fernando Ruiz, Antonio J. Trujillo, and Christine Buttorff. Identifying barriers to move to better health coverage: preferences for health insurance benefits among the rural poor population in La Guajira, Colombia. Int J Health Plann Mgmt (2014). doi: 10.1002/hpm.2268
- June 15
David Bishai1, Karampreet Sachathep, Amnesty LeFevre, Hnin New Nwe Thant, Min Zaw, Tin Aung, Willi McFarland, Dominic Montagu and Social Franchising Research Team. Cost-effectiveness of using a social franchise network to increase uptake of oral rehydration salts and zinc for childhood diarrhea in rural Myanmar. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2015, 13:3. doi:10.1186/s12962-015-0030-3
- June 8
A. Ager, G. Burnham, F. Checchi, M. Gayer, R. F. Grais, M. Henkens, M. B. F. Massaquoi, R. Nandy, C. Navarro-Colorado, P. Spiegel. Strengthening the evidence base for health programming in humanitarian crises. Science. 2014 Sep 12;345(6202):1290-2. doi: 10.1126/science.1254164
- June 1
Selena J An, Asha S George, Amnesty LeFevre, Rose Mpembeni, Idda Mosha, Diwakar Mohan, Ann Yang, Joy Chebet, Chrisostom Lipingu, Japhet Killewo, Peter Winch, Abdullah H Baqui and Charles Kilewo. Program synergies and social relations: implications of integrating HIV testing and counselling into maternal health care on care seeking. BMC Public Health (2015) 15:24. DOI 10.1186/s12889-014-1336-3.
- May 25
Allison Portnoy, Mark Jit, Jeremy Lauer, Adriaan Blommaert, Sachiko Ozawa,Meghan Stack, Jillian Murray, Raymond Hutubessy. Estimating costs of care for meningitis infections in low- and middle-income countries. Vaccine 33S (2015) A240–A247. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.11.061
- May 18
Henry B. Perry, Rose Zulliger, and Michael M. Rogers. Community Health Workers in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries: An Overview of Their History, Recent Evolution, and Current Effectiveness. Annu. Rev. Public Health 2014. 35:399–421. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182354
- May 11
Abdullah H Baqui, Samir K Saha, A S M Nawshad Uddin Ahmed, Mohammad Shahidullah, Iftekhar Quasem, Daniel E Roth, A K M Samsuzzaman, Wazir Ahmed, S M Shahnawaz Bin Tabib, Dipak K Mitra, Nazma Begum, Maksuda Islam, Arif Mahmud, Mohammad Hefzur Rahman, Mamun Ibne Moin, Luke C Mullany, Simon Cousens, Shams El Arifeen, Stephen Wall, Neal Brandes, Mathuram Santosham, Robert E Black, for the Projahnmo Study Group in Bangladesh. Safety and efficacy of alternative antibiotic regimens compared with 7 day injectable procaine benzylpenicillin and gentamicin for outpatient treatment of neonates and young infants with clinical signs of severe infection when referral is not possible: a randomised, open-label, equivalence trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 May;3(5):e279-87. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70347-X. Epub 2015 Apr 1.
- May 4
Kathryn R Millar, Jennifer McCutcheon, Eugenie H Coakley, William Brieger, Mohammed A Ibrahim, Zainab Mohammed, Amos Bassi and William Sambisa. Patterns and predictors of malaria care-seeking, diagnostic testing, and artemisinin-based combination therapy for children under five with fever in Northern Nigeria: a cross-sectional study. Malaria Journal 2014, 13:447 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-13-447
- April 27
M. Hafizur Rahman, Katharine A. Allen, Adnan A. Hyder & Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (2014): Descriptive epidemiology of injury cases: findings from a pilot injury surveillance system in Abu Dhabi, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2014.908225
- April 20
Erik D. Lindquist, C. M. George, Jamie Perin, Karen J. Neiswender de Calani, W. Ray Norman, Thomas P. Davis Jr, and Henry Perry. A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Childhood Diarrhea Using Hollow Fiber Water Filter and/or Hygiene–Sanitation Educational Interventions. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 91(1), 2014, pp. 190–197. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.13-0568.
- April 13
Krishna D Rao, Varduhi Petrosyan, Edson Correia Araujo & Diane McIntyre. Progress towards universal health coverage in BRICS: translating economic growth into better health. Bull World Health Organ 2014;92:429–435 | doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.13.127951
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Dagna Constenla. Assessing the economic benefits of vaccines based on the health investment life course framework: A review of a broader approach to evaluate malaria vaccination. Vaccine 33 (2015) 1527–1540.
- March 31
Selena J An, Asha S George, Amnesty LeFevre, Rose Mpembeni, Idda Mosha, Diwakar Mohan, Ann Yang, Joy Chebet, Chrisostom Lipingu, Japhet Killewo, Peter Winch, Abdullah H Baqui and Charles Kilewo. Program synergies and social relations: implications of integrating HIV testing and counselling into maternal health care on care seeking. BMC Public Health (2015) 15:24. DOI 10.1186/s12889-014-1336-3
- March 23
Stephanie D. Kruchten, Kristina M. Bacon, and Bruce Y. Lee. The impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection on the economic burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Brazil and potential value of new CL drug treatments. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Sep;91(3):520-7. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0309. Epub 2014 Jul 7.
- March 16
Olakunle Alonge, Shivam Gupta, Cyrus Engineer, Ahmad Shah Salehi and David H. Peters. Assessing the pro-poor effect of different contracting schemes for health services on health facilities in rural Afghanistan. Health Policy Plan. 2014 Dec 4. pii: czu127. [Epub ahead of print]
- March 9
Aisha I. Yansaneh, Lawrence H. Moulton, Asha S. George, Sowmya R. Rao, Ngozi Kennedy, Peter Bangura, William R. Brieger, Augustin Kabano and Theresa Diaz. Influence of community health volunteers on care seeking and treatment coverage for common childhood illnesses in the context of free health care in rural Sierra Leone. Trop Med Int Health. 2014 Dec;19(12):1466-76. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12383. Epub 2014 Sep 22
- March 2
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- February 23
Abdulgafoor M Bachani, Edward Galiwango, Daniel Kadobera, Jacob A Bentley, David Bishai, Stephen Wegener, Adnan A Hyder. A new screening instrument for disability in low-income and middle-income settings: application at the Iganga-Mayuge Demographic Surveillance System (IM-DSS), Uganda. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005795. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005795.
- February 16
Jessica K. Holzer, Lauren Ellis, and Maria W. Merritt. Why We Need Community Engagement in Medical Research. J Investig Med 2014 Aug;62(6):851-5.
- February 9
Clark T. Johnson, Azadeh Farzin, Irina Burd. Current Management and Long-term Outcomes Following Chorioamnionitis. Obstet Gynecol Clin N Am 41 (2014) 649–669.
- February 2
Andrew J Mirelman, Sachiko Ozawa, and Simrun Grewala. The economic and social benefits of childhood vaccinations in BRICS. Bull World Health Organ. Jun 1, 2014; 92(6): 454–456.