Publications Theme: Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health

Patterns of caesarean section in HIV infected and non-infected women in Malawi: is caesarean section used for PMTCT?


Tenthani L, van Oosterhout JJ, Haas AD, Msukwa M, Phiri N, Chimbwandira F, Tal K, Aebi-Popp K, Estill J, Keiser O. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Apr 12;18(1):95. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-1722-4. Read more

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: a cross-sectional study in Malawi


van Lettow M, Landes M, van Oosterhout JJ, Schouten E, Phiri H, Nkhoma E, Kalua T, Gupta S, Wadonda N, Jahn A, Tippett-Barr B. Bull World Health Organ. 2018 Apr 1;96(4):256-265. doi: 10.2471/BLT.17.203265. Read more

She knows that she will not come back: tracing patients and new thresholds of collective surveillance in PMTCT Option B+


Cataldo F, Seeley J, Nkhata MJ, Mupambireyi Z, Tumwesige E, Gibb DM; Lablite team. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Feb 1;18(1):76. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2826-7. Read more

Baseline characteristics of study sites and women enrolled in a three-arm cluster randomized controlled trial: PMTCT uptake and retention (PURE) Malawi


van Lettow M, Tweya H, Rosenberg NE, Trapence C, Kayoyo V, Kasende F, Kaunda B, Hosseinipour MC, Eliya M, Cataldo F, Gugsa S, Phiri S; PURE Malawi consortium. Reprod Health. 2017 Jul 11;14(1):82. doi: 10.1186/s12978017-0343-0. PubMed PMID: 28693525; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5504621. Read more

Increase in acute malnutrition in children following the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in rural Sierra Leone


Kamara MH, Najjemba R, van Griensven J, Yorpoi D, Jimissa AS, Chan AK, Mishra S. Public health action. 2017; 7(Suppl 1): S27-S33. PubMed [journal] PMID: 28744436, PMCID: PMC5515560 Read more

Life goes on: the resilience of maternal primary care during the Ebola outbreak in rural Sierra Leone


Caulker VML, Mishra S, van Griensven J, Moosa A, Najjemba R, Shringarpure K, Chan AK. Public health action. 2017; 7(Suppl 1): S40-S46. PubMed [journal] PMID: 28744438, PMCID: PMC5515563 Read more

The Roles of Expert Mothers Engaged in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programs: A Commentary on the INSPIRE Studies in Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe


Cataldo, Fabian PhD; Sam-Agudu, Nadia A. MD; Phiri, Sam PhD; Shumba, Bridget MPH; Cornelius, Llewellyn J. PhD; Foster, Geoff MRCP (Paeds). JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: 1 June 2017 – Volume 75 – Issue – p S224–S232doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001375  Read more

Viral Suppression and HIV Drug Resistance at 6 Months Among Women in Malawi’s Option B+ Program: Results From the PURE Malawi Study


Hosseinipour M, Nelson J.A.E, Trapence C, Rutstein S.E, Kasende F, Kayoyo V, Kaunda-Khangamwa B, Stanley C, Cataldo F, van Lettow M, Rosenberg N.E, Tweya H, Gugsa S, Sampathkumar V, chouten E, Eliya M, Chimbwandira F, Chiwaula L, Kapito-Tembo A, MBBS, Phiri S, PhD and the PURE Malawi Consortium. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: 1 June 2017 – Volume 75 – Issue – p S149–S155 doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001368. 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

Implementation of Antiretroviral Therapy for Life in Pregnant/Breastfeeding HIV+ Women (Option B+) Alongside Rollout and Changing Guidelines for ART Initiation in Rural Zimbabwe: The Lablite Project Experience


Ford, Deborah; Muzambi, Margaret; J Nkhata, Misheck; Abongomera, George; Joseph, Sarah; Ndlovu, Makosonke; Mabugu,Travor; Grundy, Caroline; Chan, Adrienne K; Cataldo, Fabian; Kityo, Cissy; Seeley, Janet; Katabira, Elly; Gilks; Charles F, Reid, Andrew; Hakim, James; Gibb, Diana M. JAIDS – Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. 2017 Apr 15;74(5):508-516. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001267. 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

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

Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy During and After Pregnancy: Cohort Study on Women Receiving Care in Malawi’s “Option B+” programme


Haas AD, Malango T. Msukwa, Egger M, Tenthani L, Tweya H, Jahn A, Gadabu OJ, Tal K, Salazar-Vizcaya L, Estill J, Spoerri A, Phiri N, Chimbwandira F, van Oosterhout JJ, Keiser O. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2016 Nov 63;09. Doi 10.1093/cid/ciw500. Read more

Retention in care during the first 3 years of antiretroviral therapy for women in Malawi’s option B+ programme: an observational cohort study


Haas AD, Tenthani L, Msukwa MT, Tal K, Jahn A, Gadabu OJ, Spoerri A, Chimbwandira F, van Oosterhout JJ, Keiser O. The Lancet HIV. 2016;3(4):175-182. DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(16)00008-4 Read more

Low- and middle-income countries face many common barriers to implementation of maternal health evidence products.


Puchalski Ritchie LM, Khan S, Moore JE, Timmings C, van Lettow M, Vogel JP, Mbaruku G, Mrisho M, Mugerwa K, Uka S, Imezoglu AM, Straus SE. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2016 Feb 27. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.02.017 Read more

Same day HIV diagnosis and antiretroviral therapy initiation affects retention in Option B+ prevention of mother-to-child transmission services at antenatal care in Zomba District, Malawi


Chan AK, Kanike E, Bedell R, Mayuni I, Manyera R, Mlotha W, Harries AD, van Lettow M. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2016; 19:20672 Read more

Characteristics and outcomes of women initiating ART during pregnancy versus breastfeeeding in Option B+ in Malawi


Landes M, Sodhi S, Matengeni A, Meaney C, van Lettow M, Chan AK, van Oosterhout JJ. BMC Public Health 2016 16:713. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3380-7. Read more

The effectiveness of interventions to improve uptake and retention of HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women and their infants in prevention of mother to child transmission care programs in low and middle income countries: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Puchalski Ritchie Lisa M, van Lettow Monique, Hosseinipour Mina C , Rosenberg Nora E , Phiri Sam , Landes Megan , Cataldo Fabian, Straus Sharon E. Journal of the Systematic Reviews. 2015 Nov 3;4:144. MS: 1495087327175164 DOI: 10.1186/s13643-015-0136-x Read more

Clinical Characteristics and Lung Function in Older Children Vertically Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Malawi


MwalukomoT,  Rylance S.J, Emily L. Webb, Anderson S, O’Hare B, van Oosterhout JJ, Rashida A. Ferrand, Corbett EL, Rylance J. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2015. DOI: 10.1093/jpids/piv045 Read more

HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women Who Attend Antenatal Care in Malawi.


Tenthani L, MPH, Haas AD, MA, Egger M, MD, MSc, van Oosterhout J, MD, PhD, Jahn A, MD, PhD, Chimbwandira F, MD, MPH, Tal K, PhD, Myer L, PhD, Estill J, PhD and Keiser O, PhD. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2015 Aug 15;69(5):610-4. DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000669 Read More

Improving PMTCT Uptake and Retention Services Through Novel Approaches in Peer-Based Family-Supported Care in the Clinic and Community: A 3-Arm Cluster Randomized Trial (PURE Malawi).


Rosenberg NE, van Lettow M, Tweya H, Kapito-Tembo A, Bourdon CM, Cataldo F, Chiwaula L, Sampathkumar V, Trapence C, Kayoyo V, Kasende F, Kaunda B, Speight C, Schouten E, Eliya M, Hosseinipour M, Phiri S; PURE Malawi Consortium. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Nov 1;67 Suppl 2:S114-9. Read more

Towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: performance of different models of care for initiating lifelong antiretroviral therapy for pregnant women in Malawi (Option B+)


Monique van Lettow, Richard Bedell, Isabell Mayuni, Gabriel Mateyu, Megan Landes, Adrienne K Chan, Vanessa van Schoor, Teferi Beyene, Anthony D Harries, Stephen Chu, Andrew Mganga, Joep J van Oosterhout. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2014 July 28;17:18994. DOI: 10.7448/IAS.17.1.18994 Read more

Retention in care under universal antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women (‘Option B+’) in Malawi.


Tenthani L, Haas AD, Tweya H, Jahn A, van Oosterhout JJ, Chimbwandira F, Chirwa Z, Ng’ambi W, Bakali A, Phiri S, Myer L, Valeri F, Zwahlen M, Wandeler G, Keiser O; Ministry of Health in Malawi and IeDEA Southern Africa. AIDS. 2014 Feb 20;28(4):589-98. DOI: 10.1097/QAD. 0000000000000143 Read more

Building a National Direction for Research in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV: Results from a national prioritization initiative in Malawi.


Landes M, van Lettow M, Cataldo F, Chan AK, Tippett Barr B, Harries AD, and Bedell R. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2013;11:40. DOI: 10.1186/1478-4505-11-40 Read more

Mortality and health outcomes of HIV-exposed and unexposed children in a PMTCT cohort in Malawi


Landes M, van Lettow M, Chan AK, Mayuni I, Schouten EJ, and Bedell RA. PLoS ONE. 2012 Oct 17;7(10): e47337. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047337. Read more

Mortality and Health Outcomes in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected Mothers at 18-20 Months Postpartum in Zomba District, Malawi.


M. Landes, M. van Lettow, R. Bedell, I Mayuni, A.K. Chan, L. Tenthani, E. Schouten. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e44396. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044396. Read more

Uptake and outcomes of a prevention-of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program in Zomba district, Malawi.


van Lettow M, Bedell R, Landes M, Chan A.K, Gawa L, Gatto S, Mayuni I, Chibuye P, Bisika S. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:426. Read more

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