Publications Theme: Health Systems

Health Systems

Building a knowledge translation platform in Malawi to support evidence-informed health policy.


Berman J, Mitambo C, Matanje-Mwagomba B, Khan S, Kachimanga C, Wroe E, Mwape L, van Oosterhout JJ, Chindebvu G, van Schoor V, van Oosterhout J, Puchalski L, Ulysses P, Kathyola D. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2015;13:73. DOI: 10.1186/s12961-015-0061-4 Read more

Early clinical sequelae of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone: a cross-sectional study.


John G Mattis, MBBS, Mathew J Vandy, MBBS, Joyce C Chang, RN, Devin E Platt, BSN, Kerry Dierberg, MD, Daniel G Bausch, MD, Tim Brooks, MBChir, Sampha Conteh, NDSW, Ian Crozier, MD, Robert A Fowler, MDCM, Amadu P Kamara, CON, Cindy Kang, PA, Srividya Mahadevan, MPH, Yealie Mansaray, CON, Lauren Marcell, BA, Gillian McKay, MScPH, Tim O’Dempsey, MRCP, Victoria Parris, MRCP, Ruxandra Pinto, PhD, Audrey Rangel, MPH, Alex P Salam, MBChB, Jessica Shantha, MD, Vanessa Wolfman, MD, Steven Yeh, MD, Adrienne K Chan, MD, Dr Sharmistha Mishra, MD. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015;16(3):331-338. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00489-2 Read more

Lay Health Workers experience of a tailored knowledge translation intervention to improve job skills and knowledge: a qualitative study in Zomba district Malawi


Lisa M. Puchalski Ritchie, Monique van Lettow, Jan Barnsley, Adrienne K. Chan, Michael J. Schull, Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, Austine Makwakwa, Merrick Zwarenstein. BMC medical education. 2016;16:54. DOI: 10.1186/s12909-016-0580-x Read more

‘Deep down in their heart, they wish they could be given some incentives’: a qualitative study on the changing roles and relations of care among home-based caregivers in Zambia


Fabian Cataldo, Karina Kielmann, Tara Kielmann, Gitau Mburu and Maurice Musheke. BMC Health Services Research. 2015 Jan;15:36. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-0685-7 Read more

Task-shifting and prioritization: a situational analysis examining the role and experiences of community health workers in Malawi.


Sarah Smith, Amber Deveridge, Joshua Berman, Joel Negin, Nwaka Mwambene, Elizabeth Chingaipe, Lisa M Puchalski Ritchie and Alexandra Martiniuk. Human Resources for Health. 2014 May 12;12:24. DOI: 10.1186/1478-4491-12-24 Read more

Supporting middle-cadre health care workers in Malawi: lessons learned during implementation of the PALM PLUS package


Sumeet Sodhi, Hastings Banda, Damson Kathyola, Martias Joshua, Faye Richardson, Emmay Mah, Hayley MacGregor, Emmanuel Kanike, Sandy Thompson, Lara Fairall, Eric Bateman, Merrick Zwarenstein and Michael J Schull. BMC Health Services Research. 2014 May 12;14(Suppl 1):S8. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-S1-S8 Read more

Village registers for vital registration in rural Malawi.


Singogo E, Kanike E, Lutepo T, Phiri H, Assefa B, van Lettow M, Cataldo F, Zachariah R, Bissell K, Harries AD. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 2013 Aug;18(8):1021-4. DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12132. Read more

Patient costs associated with accessing HIV/AIDS care in Malawi.


Pinto A, van Lettow M, Rachilis B, Chan A, Sodhi S. Journal of the International AIDS Society, North America. 2013 Mar 19. DOI: 10.7448/IAS/16.1.18055 Read more

Understanding the linkages between informal and formal care for People Living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Lees S, Kielmann K, Cataldo F, Gitau-Mburu D. Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice. 2012;7(10):1109-19. DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2012.733403 Read more

Involving Expert Patients in Anti-Retroviral Treatment Provision in a Tertiary Referral Hospital HIV Clinic in Malawi


Tenthani, L.,Cataldo F, Chan AK, Bedell R, Martiniuk A, and van lettow M. BMC Health Services Research. 2012 Jun 8;12:140. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-140 Read more

Simplified methods of determining treatment retention in Malawi: ART cohort reports vs. Pharmacy stock cards.


Chan AK, Singogo E, Changamire R, Ratsma YEC, Tassie JM, Harries AD. Public Health Action. 21 Jun 2012;2(2):32-37(6). DOI: 10.5588/pha.11.0028 Read more

Evaluating a streamlined clinical tool and educational outreach intervention for health care workers in Malawi: The PALM PLUS case study.


Sodhi S, Banda H, Kathyola D, Burciul B, Joshua M, Bateman E, Fairall L, Martiniuk A, Cornick R, Faris G, Draper B, Mondiwa M, Katengeza E, Sanudi L, Zwarenstein M, Schull MJ. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2011 Nov 8;11 Suppl 2:S11. Read more

From PALSA PLUS to PALM PLUS: adapting and developing a South African guideline and training intervention to better integrate HIV/AIDS care with primary care in rural health centers in Malawi.


Schull MJ, Cornick R, Thompson S, Faris G, Fairall L, Burciul B, Sodhi S, Draper B, Joshua M, Mondiwa M, Banda H, Kathyola D, Bateman E, Zwarenstein M. Implement Sci. 2011;6:82. Read more

Outcome Assessment of a Dedicated HIV Positive Health Care Worker Clinic at a Central Hospital in Malawi: A Retrospective Observational Study.


Chan AK, van Lettow M, Tenthani L, Gawa L, Kadzanja A, Mnthambala A, Kambanji M. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(5):e19789. Epub 2011 May 19. Read more

Strengthening health human resources and improving clinical outcomes through an integrated guideline and educational outreach in resource-poor settings: a cluster-randomized trial.


Schull MJ, Banda H, Kathyola D, Fairall L, Martiniuk A, Burciul B, Zwarenstein M, Sodhi S, Thompson S, Joshua M, Mondiwa M, Bateman E. Trials. 2010 Dec 3;11:118. Read more

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