Publications Theme: Health Systems

Health Systems

Mortality and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (Dalys) for Common Neglected Tropical Diseases in Ethiopia, 1990-2015: Evidence from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015


Deribew A, Kebede B, Tessema GA, Adama YA, Misganaw A, Gebre T, Hailu A, Biadgilign S, Amberbir A, Desalegn B, Abajobir AA, Shafi O, Abera SF, Negussu N, Mengistu B, Amare AT, Mulugeta A, Kebede Z, Mengistu B, Tadesse Z, Sileshi M, Tamiru M, Chromwel EA, Glenn SD, Stanaway JD, Deribe K. Ethiop Med J. 2017;55(Suppl 1):3-14. PubMed PMID: 28878427; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5582634. Read more

Engaging with HIV care systems: why space, time and social relations matter


Kielmann K, Cataldo F. Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Jul;93(Suppl 3). pii: e053173. Doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2017-053173. PubMed PMID: 28736398. Read more

Incidence, prevalence and mortality rates of malaria in Ethiopia from 1990 to 2015: analysis of the global burden of diseases 2015


Deribew A, Dejene T, Kebede B, Tessema GA, Melaku YA, Misganaw A, Gebre T, Hailu A, Biadgilign S, Amberbir A, Yirsaw BD, Abajobir AA, Shafi O, Abera SF, Negussu N, Mengistu B, Amare AT, Mulugeta A, Mengistu B, Tadesse Z, Sileshi M, Cromwell E, Glenn SD, Deribe K, Stanaway JD. Malar J. 2017 Jul 4;16(1):271. doi: 10.1186/s12936-017 1919-4. PubMed PMID: 28676108; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5496144. Read more

Ebola and community health worker services in Kenema District, Sierra Leone: please mind the gap!


Vandi MA, van Griensven J, Chan AK, Kargbo B, Kandeh JN, Alpha KS, Sheriff AA, Momoh KSB, Gamanga A, Najjemba R, Mishra S. 2017; 7(Suppl 1):S55-S61. PubMed [journal] PMID: 28744440, PMCID: PMC5515565 Read more

Impact of Facility- and Community-Based Peer Support Models on Maternal Uptake and Retention in Malawi’s Option B+ HIV Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Program: A 3-Arm Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (PURE Malawi)


Phiri S, Tweya H,  van Lettow M, Rosenberg N.E, Trapence C, Kapito-Tembo A, Kaunda-Khangamwa B, Kasende F, Kayoyo V, Cataldo F, Stanley C, Gugsa S, Sampathkumar V, Schouten E, Chiwaula L, PhD, Eliya M, MPH, Chimbwandira F, Hosseinipour M.C and the PURE Malawi Consortium. JAIDS – Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.2017 Jun 1;75 Suppl 2:S140-S148. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001357. Read more

Task shifting of triage to peer expert informal care providers at a tertiary referral HIV clinic in Malawi: a cross-sectional operational evaluation


Landes, M, Thompson, C, Mwinjiwa, E, Thaulo, E, Gondwe, C, Akello, H,  Chan, AK. BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:341. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2291-3. Read more 

Improving the Screening and Treatment of Hypertension in People Living with HIV: An evidence-based policy brief by Malawi’s Knowledge Translation Platform


Mitambo C, Khan S, Matanje-Mwagomba B.L, Kachimanga C, Wroe E, Segula D, Amberbir A, Garone D, Malik P.R.A, Gondwe A, and Berman J. Malawi Medical Journal. 2017;29(2):224-8. Read more

Exploring the Experiences of Women and Health Care Workers in the Context of PMTCT Option B Plus in Malawi


Cataldo, Fabian; Chiwaula, Levison; Nkhata, Misheck; van Lettow, Monique; Kasende, Florence; Rosenberg, Nora E.; Tweya, Hannock; Sampathkumar, Veena; Hosseinipour, Mina; Schouten, Erik; Kapito-Tembo, Atupele; Eliya, Michael; Chimbwandira, Frank; Phiri, Sam; for the PURE Malawi Consortium. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: 15 April 2017 – Volume 74 – Issue 5 – p 517–522 doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001273 Read more

Impact of decentralisation of antiretroviral therapy services on HIV testing and care at a population level in Agago District in rural Northern Uganda: results from the Lablite population surveys


Abongomera G, Kiwuwa-Muyingo S, Revill P, Chiwaula L, Mabugu T, Phillips AN, Katabira E, Chan AK, Gilks C, Musiime V, Hakim J, Kityo C, Colebunders R, Gibb DM, Seeley J, Ford D. International health. 2017; 9(2):91-99. PubMed [journal] PMID: 28338914 Read more

A systematic review of primary care models for non-communicable disease interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa


Kane J, Landes M, Carroll C, Nolen A, Sodhi S. BMC
Fam Pract. 2017 Mar 23;18(1):46. doi: 10.1186/s12875-017-0613-5. PubMed PMID: 28330453; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5363051. Read more

The value of informal care in the context of option B+ in Malawi: a contingent valuation approach


Chiwaula LS, Chirwa GC, Cataldo F, Kapito-Tembo A, Hosseinipour MC, van Lettow M, Tweya H, Kayoyo V, Khangamwa-Kaunda B, Kasende F, Trapence C, Gugsa S, Rosenberg NE, Eliya M, Phiri S; For PURE Malawi Consortium. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Mar 10;17(1):191. doi:
10.1186/s12913-017-2130-6. PubMed PMID: 28283041; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC5346194. Read more

Shifting human resources for health in the context of ART provision: qualitative and quantitative findings from the Lablite baseline study


Nkhata MJ, Muzambi M. Ford D, Chan AK, Abongomera G, Namata H, Mambule I, South A, Revill P, Grundy P, Mabugu T, Chiwaula L, Hakim J, Kityo C, Reid A, Katabira E, Sodhi S, Gilks CF, Gibb DM, Seeley J, Cataldo F and the Lablite team. BMC Health Services Research. 2016; 16:660. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1891-7 Read more

Survival functions for defining a clinical management Lost To Follow-Up (LTFU) cut-off in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) program in Zomba, Malawi


Rachlis B, Cole DC, van Lettow M, Escobar M. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2016 May 5;16(1):52. DOI: 10.1186/s12911-016-0290-7 Read more

The impact of a knowledge translation intervention employing educational outreach and a point-of-care reminder tool vs standard lay health worker training on tuberculosis treatment completion rates: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial


Puchalski-Ritchie LM, van Lettow M, Makwakwa A, Chan AK, Hamid JS, Kawonga H, Martiniuk ALC, Schull MJ, van Schoor V, Zwarensten M, Barnsley J, Straus SE. 2016 Sep 7;17(1):439. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1563-2. Read more

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.


Mattis JG, Vandy MJ, Chang JC, Platt DE, Dierberg K, Bausch DG, Brooks T, Conteh S, Crozier I, Fowler RA, Kamara AP, Kang C, Mahadevan S, Mansaray Y, Marcell L, McKay J, O’Dempsey T, Parris V, Ruxandra P, Rangel A, Salam A, Shantha J, Wolfman V, Yeh S, Chan AK, Mishra S, 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


Puchalski Ritchie LM, van Lettow M, Barnsley J, Chan AK, Schull MJ, Martiniuk ALC, Makwakwa A, Zwarenstein M. 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


Cataldo F, Kielmann K, Kielmann T, Mburu G, Musheke M. 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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