Maternal and Child Health

An explorative qualitative study of experiences and challenges to exclusive breastfeeding among mothers in rural Zimbabwe.

Author/s: Nduna T, Marais D & van Wyk B.

Publication details: (2015). ICAN: Infant, Child & Adolescent Nutrition journal, 7(2). doi:10.1177/1941406414568562.

Analysis of dropout across the continuum of maternal health care in Tanzania: findings from a cross-sectional household survey

Publication details: Health Policy and Planning. March 2017. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czx005

Effect of an integrated community-based package for maternal and newborn care on feeding patterns during the first 12 weeks of life: a cluster-randomized trial in a South African township

Author/s: Petrida Ijumba, Tanya Doherty, Debra Jackson, Mark Tomlinson, David Sanders, Sonja Swanevelder and Lars-Åke Persson.

Publication details: Public Health Nutrition / Volume 18 / Issue 14 / October 2015, pp 2660 - 2668

Effects of early feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity in a cohort of HIV unexposed South African infants and children.

Author/s: Vundli Ramokolo, Carl Lombard, Meera Chhagan, Ingunn MS Engebretsen, Tanya Doherty, Ameena E Goga, Lars Thore Fadnes, Wanga Zembe, Debra J Jackson and Jan Van den Broeck.

Publication details: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015, 10:14 doi:10.1186/s13006-015-0041-x

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.

Extended pre-exposure prophylaxis with lopinavir–ritonavir versus lamivudine to prevent HIV-1 transmission through breastfeeding up to 50 weeks in infants in Africa (ANRS 12174): a randomised controlled trial.

Author/s: Nicolas Nagot, Chipepo Kankasa, James K Tumwine, Nicolas Meda, G Justus Hofmeyr, Roselyne Vallo, Mwiya Mwiya, Mary Kwagala, Hugues Traore, Amwe Sunday, Mandisa Singata, Chafye Siuluta, Eric Some, David Rutagwera, Desire Neboua, Grace Ndeezi, Debra Jackson, Valérie Maréchal, Dorine Neveu, Ingunn M S Engebretsen, Carl Lombard, Stéphane Blanche, Halvor Sommerfelt, Claire Rekacewicz, Thorkild Tylleskär, Philippe Van de Perre†, for the ANRS 12174 Trial Group.

Publication details: Published online November 18, 2015

Learning from every stillbirth and neonatal death.

Author/s: Nathalie Roos,Özge Tunçalp, Kate Kerber, Emma Allanson, Anthony Costello, Ian Askew, Matthews Mathai.

Publication details: The Lancet · August 2016 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31352-6

Missed Opportunities along the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Services Cascade in South Africa: Uptake, Determinants, and Attributable Risk (the SAPMTCTE)

Author/s: Selamawit Woldesenbet, Debra Jackson, Carl Lombard, Thu-Ha Dinh, Adrian Puren, Gayle Sherman, Vundli Ramokolo, Tanya Doherty, Mary Mogashoa, Sanjana Bhardwaj, Mickey Chopra, Nathan Shaffer, Yogan Pillay, Ameena Goga, South African PMTCT Evaluation (SAPMCTE) Team.

Publication details: PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0132425 July 6, 2015 1/15

Missed opportunities for early infant HIV Diagnosis: Results of a National Study in South Africa.

Author/s: Woldesenbet S Jackson D, Doherty T and 5 others.  

Publication details: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2015 68 (3) 1525-4135

Niger’s Child Survival Success, Contributing Factors and Challenges to Sustainability: A Retrospective Analysis.

Author/s: Besada D, Kerber K, Leon N, Sanders D, Daviaud E, Rohde S, Rohde J, van Damme W, Kinney M, Manda S, Oliphant NP, Hachimou F, Ouedraogo A, Ghali AY, Doherty T.

Publication details: PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0146945 January 19, 2016

Risk factors for incident HIV infection among antenatal mothers in rural Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Author/s: Charles Bitamazire Businge, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza and Verona Mathews.

Publication details: Glob Health Action 2016, 9: 29060 -

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 acceptability of three vaccine injections given to infants during a single clinic visit in South Africa.

Author/s: Tabana H, Dudley LD, Knight S, Cameron N, Mahomed H, Goliath C, Eggers R, Wiysonge CS.

Publication details: BMC Public Health 2016, 16(1):1-10

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 -

The ‘community’ in community case management of childhood illnesses in Malawi.

Author/s: Zembe-Mkabile WZ, Jackson D, Sanders D, Besada D, Daniels K, Zamasiya T and Doherty T.

Publication details: Global Health Action 2016. 9: 29177

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.


A Systematic Review of Community-to-Facility Neonatal Referral Completion Rates in Africa and Asia.

Author/s: Naoko Kozuki, Tanya Guenther, Lara Vaz, Allisyn Moran, Sajid B. Soofi, Christine Nalwadda Kayemba, Stefan S. Peterson, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Sudhir Khanal, James M. Tielsch, Tanya Doherty, Duduzile Nsiband, Joy E. Lawn and Stephen Wall.

Publication details: BMC Public Health (2015) 15:989;

“Without a Mother”: Caregivers and Community Members' Views about the Impacts of Maternal Mortality on Families in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 

Author/s: Lucia Knight, Alicia Ely Yamin.

Publication details: Reproductive Health 2015, 12(Suppl 1):S5

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