Health Policy and Systems


Author/s: Tabana H, Nkonki L, Hongoro C, Doherty T, Ekström AM, Naik R, Zembe-Mkabile W, Jackson D, Thorson A.

Publication details: (2015)  PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135048. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135048

Approaches to Evaluate the Impact of Community-Based Delivery Strategies

Author/s: Tanya Doherty, Kate Kerber, Mary Kinney, John Mason.

Publication details: Letter to the Editor.  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 94(6), 2016, p. 1433 doi:10.4269/ajtmh.16-0110a

Balancing the personal, local, institutional and global: multiple case study and multidimensional scaling analysis of African experiences in addressing complexity and political economy in health research capacity strengthening.

Author/s: Ager A, Zarowsky C.

Publication details: Health Research Policy Systems, 2015, 13 (5)

Boundary-spanning: reflections on the practices and principles of Global Health

Author/s: Kabir Sheikh, Helen Schneider, Irene Akua Agyepong, Uta Lehmann, Lucy Gilson.

Publication details: BMJ Glob Health 2016;1:e000058. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000058

Challenges Facing Successful Scaling Up of Effective Screening for Cardiovascular Disease by Community Health Workers in Mexico and South Africa: Policy Implications.

Author/s: Abrahams-Gessel, S., Denman, C. A., Gaziano, T. A., Levitt, N. S., & Puoane, T. (2016).

Publication details: Health systems and policy research, 3(1).

Change management in an environment of ongoing primary health care system reform: A case study of Australian primary health care services

Publication details:
International Journal of Health Planning and Management · March 2017

DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2413

Clinic-level factors influencing patient outcomes on antiretroviral therapy in primary health clinics in South Africa.

Author/s: Charalambous S, Grant AD, Churchyard GJ, Mukora R, Schneider H, Fielding KL.

Publication details: AIDS. 2016 Apr 24;30(7):1099-109. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001014.

Comrades in Health: U.S. Health Internationalists, Abroad and at Home

Author/s: Sanders D. ed. by Anne-Emmanuelle Birn and Theodore M. Brown (review)

Publication details: Book review. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Volume 89, Number 3, Fall 2015, pp. 633-635. Project MUSE. Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. DOI: 10.1353/bhm.2015.0093

Diet-related Non-communicable Diseases in South Africa: Determinants and Policy Responses.

Author/s: Mark Spires, Peter Delobelle, David Sanders, Thandi Puoane, Philipp Hoelzel, Rina Swart.

Publication details: South African Health Review 2016.

Ebola Epidemic Exposes the Pathology of the Global Economic and Political System.

Author/s: Sanders D, Sengupta A, and Scott V. 2015.

Publication details: International Journal of Health Services 45(4):643–56.

Emerging roles and competencies of district and sub-district pharmacists: a case study from Cape Town

Author/s: Bradley B, Lehmann U and Butler N.

Publication details: Human Resources for Health (2015) 13:88.

Ending preventable child deaths in South Africa: What role can ward-based outreach teams play?

Author/s: Doherty T, Kroon M, Rhoda N, Sanders D.

Publication details: SAMJ Vol. 106, No. 7, pp 672-674, July 2016.

Exploring the Perceptions and Experiences of Community Health Workers using Role Identity Theory.

Author/s: Langelihle Mlotshwa, Bronwyn Harris, Helen Schneider and Mosa Moshabela.  

Publication details: Global Health Action 2015, 8: 28045 -

Fair publication of qualitative research in health systems: a call by health policy and systems researchers.

Author/s: Daniels K, Loewenson R, George A, Howard N, Koleva G, Lewin S, Marchal B, Nambiar D, Paina L, Sacks E, Sheikh K, Tetui M, Theobald S, Topp SM, Zwi AB & SHAPES, EQUINET, EV. 2016.

Publication details: International Journal for Equity in Health 15:98.

From Community Health Workers to Community Health Systems: Time to Widen the Horizon?

Author/s: Helen Schneider and Uta Lehmann.

Publication details: Health Systems & Reform, 2(2):112–118, 2016. Published with license by Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 2328-8604 print / 2328-8620 online DOI: 10.1080/23288604.2016.1166307

Health Service Resilience in Yobe State, Nigeria in the Context of the Boko Haram Insurgency: A Systems Dynamics Analysis using Group Model Building

Author/s: Alastair K. Ager, Martina Lembani, Abdulaziz Mohammed, Garba Mohammed Ashir, Ahmad Abdulwahab, Helen de Pinho, Peter Delobelle and Christina Zarowsky. 

Publication details: Conflict and Health (2015) 9:30 DOI 10.1186/s13031-015-0056-3

Healthcare Professional Shortage and Task-Shifting to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Implications for Low-and Middle-Income Countries.

Author/s: Tsolekile, L. P., Abrahams-Gessel, S., & Puoane, T.

Publication details: (2015). Current cardiology reports, 17(12), 1-6.

HIV/AIDS Competent Households: Interaction between a Health-Enabling Environment and Community-Based Treatment Adherence Support for People Living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Author/s: Caroline Masquillier, Edwin Wouters, Dimitri Mortelmans, Brian van Wyk, Harry Hausler, Wim Van Damme.  

Publication details: PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0151379 March 10, 2016

How to do gender analysis in health systems research.

Author/s: Morgan R, George AS, Ssali S, Hawkins K, Molyneux S, Theobald S.

Publication details: 2016.  Health Policy and Planning.

Impact of MPH programs: contributing to health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries?

Author/s: Prisca A. C. Zwanikken, Lucy Alexander, Albert Scherpbier.  

Publication details: Human Resources for Health 201614:52 DOI: 10.1186/s12960-016-0150-7

Improving Access to Medicines through Centralised Dispensing in the Public Sector: A Case Study of the Chronic Dispensing Unit in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Author/s: Bvudzai Priscilla Magadzire, Bruno Marchal, Kim Ward.

Publication details: BMC Health Services Research2015 15:513 DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-1164-x

Mapping International University Partnerships Identified by East African Universities as Strengthening Their Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health Programs.

Author/s: Yarmoshuk Aaron, Gauntai Anastasia, Mwangu Mughwira, Cole, Donald, Zarowsky Christina. In press.

Publication details: Annals of Global Health ISSN: 2214-9996 DOI: 10.1016/j.aogh.2016.07.006

Motivating health workers up to a limit: Partial effects of performance based financing on working environments in Nigeria.

Author/s: Bhatnagar A, George AS*. 2016.

Publication details: Health Policy and Planning.

Operational health service management: Understanding the role of information in decision-making.

Author/s: Scott V, Dinginto N, Xapile Z.  In: Padarath A, King J, English R, editors.

Publication details: South African Health Review 2014/2015 [Internet]. Durban: Health System; 2015. Chapter 11, p. 141–50.

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Publication details: International Journal for Equity in Health, September 2017


Primary healthcare workers’ views of motivating factors at individual, community and organizational Levels: A qualitative study from Nasarawa and Ondo States, Nigeria.

Author/s: Bhatnagar A, Gupta S, Alonge K, George AS. 2016.  

Publication details: International Journal of Health Management and Planning.

Pro-generics policies and the backlog in medicines registration in South Africa: implications for access to essential and affordable medicines.

Author/s: Leng HMJ, Sanders D, Pollock AM.  

Publication details: Generics and Biosimilars Initiative Journal (GaBI Journal), Vol 4, Issue 2, 2015

Re-imagining community participation at the district level: Lessons from the DIALHS collaboration 151.

Author/s: Cleary S, Schaay N, Botes E, Figlan N, Lehmann U, Gilson L. 

Publication details: Padarath A, King J, English R, editors. South African Health Review 2014/2015 [Internet]. Durban: Health System; 2015. Chapter 12, p. 151–61.

Realist evaluation of the antiretroviral treatment adherence club programme in selected primary healthcare facilities in the metropolitan area of Western Cape Province, South Africa: a study protocol.

Author/s: Ferdinand C Mukumbang, Sara Van Belle, Bruno Marchal, Brian Van Wyk.

Publication details: BMJ Open 2016;6:e009977 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009977

Referral Outcomes Of Individuals Identified At High Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease By Community Health Workers In Bangladesh, Guatemala, Mexico, And South Africa.

Author/s: Naomi S. Levitt, Thandi Puoane, Catalina A. Denman, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, Sam Surka, Carlos Mendoza, Masuma Khanam, Sartaj Alam and Thomas A. Gaziano.  

Publication details: Glob Health Action 2015, 8: 26318 -

Revisiting the ability of Australian primary healthcare services to respond to health inequity.

Author/s: Freeman T, Baum F, Lawless A, Javanparast S, Jolley G, Labonté R, Bentley M, Boffa J and Sanders D. 

Publication details: Australian Journal of Primary Health Research. 2015.

Social and political remedies needed for the Ebola tragedy.

Author/s: Sanders D, McCoy D, Legge D, Birn AE, Sengupta A.

Publication details: The Lancet, Vol 386, pp 738, August 22, 2015

Sparking, supporting, and steering change: Grounding an accountability framework with viewpoints from Nigerian routine immunization and primary health care government officials.

Author/s: George AS, Erchick D, Mahmud M, Yau I, Wonodi C.

Publication details: 2016.  Health Policy and Planning.

Strengthening health systems in low-income countries by enhancing organizational capacities and improving institutions.

Author/s: Swanson RC, Atun R, Best A, Betigeri A, de Campos F, Chunharas S, Collins T, Currie G, Jan S, McCoy D, Omaswa F, Sanders D, Sundararaman T and Van Damme W.

Publication details: Globalization and Health (2015) 11:5. DOI 10.1186/s12992-015-0090-3

Strengthening human resources for healthsystems resilience to care for mothers and children.

Author/s: Lehmann U.  

Publication details: BMC Health Services Research.2015;15 Supplement 1:S6.

Supporting youth and community capacity through photovoice: Experiences from facilitating participatory research on maternal health in Wakiso district, Uganda.

Author/s: Musoke D, Ndejjo R, Ekirapa-Kiracho E, George AS. 2016.

Publication details: Accepted Global Public Health.

The Challenges of Reshaping Disease Specific and Care Oriented Community based Services towards Comprehensive Goals: A Situation Appraisal in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Author/s: Helen Schneider, Nikki Schaay, Lilian Dudley, Charlyn Goliath, Tobeka Qukula.

Publication details: BMC Health Services Research (2015) 15:436, DOI 10.1186/s12913-015-1109-4

The impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) service scale-up on mechanisms of accountability in Zambian primary health centres: a case-based health systems analysis.

Author/s: Topp SM, Black J, Morrow M, Chipukuma JM, Van Damme W.

Publication details: BMC Health Services Research (2015) 15:67 DOI 10.1186/s12913-015-0703-9

The rise of medical tourism to South Africa

Author/s: Crush J, Chikanda A, Sanders D, Maswikwa B. 

Publication details: Lunt N, Horsfall D, Hanefeld J, eds. Handbook on Medical Tourism and Patient Mobility 2015. Published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. U.K. Chapter 32, pp 323-331

The role of 'hidden; community volunteers in communitybased health service delivery platforms: examples from sub-Saharan Africa.

Author/s: Natalie Leon, David Sanders, Wim Van Damme, Donela Besada1, Emmanuelle Daviaud, Nicholas P. Oliphant, Rocio Berzal, John Mason and Tanya Doherty.

Publication details: Glob Health Action 2015, 8: 27214 -

Top 10 resources on intersectionality in LMIC.

Author/s: Larson E, George AS, Morgan R, Poteat, T. 2016.  

Publication details: Health Policy and Planning (1-6).

Towards Developing an Initial Programme Theory: Programme Designers’ and Managers’ Assumptions on the Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Club Programme in Primary Health Care Facilities in the Metropolitan Area of Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Author/s: Ferdinand C Mukumbang, Sara Van Belle, Bruno Marchal, Brian Van Wyk.

Publication details: PLoS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0161790

Tracing Shadows: How Gendered Power Relations Shape The Impacts Of Maternal Death On Living Children In Sub Saharan Africa.

Author/s: Alicia Ely Yamin, Junior Bazile, Lucia Knight, Mitike Molla, Emily Maistrellis, Jennifer Leaning.

Publication details: (2015). The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.


Valuing and Sustaining (or Not) the Ability of Volunteer Community Health Workers to Deliver Integrated Community Case Management in Northern Ghana: A Qualitative Study.

Author/s: Daniels K, Sanders D, Daviaud E, Doherty T. 

Publication details: PLoS ONE 10(6):e0126322. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126322, June 16, 2015

What are the constraints and opportunities for HIVST scale-up in Africa? Evidence from Kenya, Malawi and South Africa.

Author/s: Heidi van Rooyen, Olivia Tulloch, Wanjiru Mukoma, Tawanda Makusha, Lignet Chepuka, Lucia C Knight, Roger B Peck, Jeanette M Lim, Nelly Muturi, Ellen Chirwa and Miriam Taegtmeyer.

Publication details: Journal of the International AIDS Society 2015, 18:19445


What Health Service Provider Factors Are Associated with Low Delivery of HIV Testing to Children with Acute Malnutrition in Dowa District of Malawi?

Author/s: Chitete L, Puoane T

Publication details: (2015) PLoS ONE 10(5): e0123021. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123021

Assessment of Malawi’s success in child mortality reduction through the lens of the Catalytic Initiative Integrated Health Systems Strengthening programme: Retrospective evaluation.

Author/s: Doherty T, Zembe W, Ngandu N, Kinney M, Manda S, Besada D, Jackson D, Daniels K, Rohde S, van Damme W, Kerber K, Daviaud E, Rudan I, Muniz M, Oliphant NP, Zamasiya T, Rohde J, Sanders D.

Publication details: Journal of Global Health Vol. 5 No. 2 • 020412, December 2015,, doi: 10.7189/jogh.05.020412

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