Global Health
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Department of Global Health

Publication highlights​​​

  • C Goosen, S Proost, R Y. Tito, J Baumgartner et al., ​The effect of oral iron supplementation on the gut microbiota, gut inflammation, and iron status in iron‑depleted South African school‑age children with virally suppressed HIV and without HIV. European Journal of Nutrition Read more

  • Z Ebrahim, G Glorieux, MR Moosa & Renée Blaauw (2022): Effect of simplified dietary advice on nutritional status and uremic toxins in chronic kidney disease participants, South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2021.2018788​. Read more

  • TT Motebejana, C Noxolo Nesamvuni, X Mbhenyane. Nutrition Knowledge of Caregivers Influences Feeding Practices and Nutritional Status of Children 2 to 5 Years Old in Sekhukhune District, South Africa. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2022;32 (1):103.doi: Read more

  • Nachega JB, Sam-Agudu NA, Machekano RN, et al. Assessment of Clinical Outcomes Among Children and Adolescents Hospitalized With COVID-19 in 6 Sub-Saharan African Countries. JAMA Pediatr. Published online January 19, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.6436. ​Read more

  • Van Wyk SS, Medley N, Young T, Oliver S. Repairing boundaries along pathways to tuberculosis case detection: a qualitative synthesis of intervention designs. Health Res Policy Syst. 2 022 Jan 10;20(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s12961-021-00811-0. PMID: 35012561; PMCID: PMC8751340.​​ Read more

  • Jessani NS, Ling B, Babcock C, Valmeekanathan A, Holtgrave DR (2022) Advocacy, activism, and lobbying: How variations in interpretation affects ability for academia to engage with public policy. PLOS Glob Public Heal​​​​th 2(3): e0000034.​. Read more​

  • Dunn, J.A., Medhin, G., Dewey, M., Alem, A., Worku, B., Paksarian, D., Newton, C., Tomlinson, M., Prince, M., Hanlon, C. (2022). Common perinatal mental disorders and post-infancy child development in rural Ethiopia: a population-based cohort study. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 27, 251-61.​​ ​Read more​

  • Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., Melendez-Torres, G.J., Hunt, X., Desmond, C., Morgan, B., Murray, L., Cooper, P.J., Rathod, S.D., Marlow, M., & Fearon, P. (2022). First 1000 days: enough for mothers but not for children? Long term outcomes of an early intervention on maternal depressed mood and child cognitive development: Follow up ​of a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 63, 261-272. Read more​

  • Christodoulou J, Jane Rotheram-Borus M, Hayati Rezvan P, Weiss RE, & Tomlinson M. (2022). Association of Early Migration with Child Growth, Cognition and Behavior in South Africa. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 27, 218-25. Read more​​​​

  • Tankwanchi AS, Bowman B, Garrison M, Larson H, Wiysonge CS. Vaccine hesitancy in migrant communities: a rapid review of latest evidence. Current Opinion in Immunology 2021;71:62-68. Read more
  • ​Cooper S, van Roo​​​​yen H, Wiysonge CS. COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in South Africa: how can we maximize uptake of COVID-19 vaccines? Expert Rev Vaccines 2021;20(8):921-933. Read more​

  • Van Heerden J, Esterhuizen T, Kruger M. Inequity in paediatric oncology in South Africa – The neuroblastoma case study. S. Afr. j. oncol.2021;5(0), a163. Read more
  • Jessani NS, Rohwer A, Schmidt BM. et al. Integrated knowledge translation to advance noncommunicable disease policy and practice in South Africa: application of the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, and Sustainment (EPIS) framework. Health Res Policy Sys 19, 82 (2021). Read more
  • Hendricks L, Eshun-Wilson I & Rohwer A. A mega-aggregation fram​ework synthesis of the barriers and facilitators to linkage, adherence to ART and retention in care among people living with HIV. Syst Rev 10, 54 (2021). Read more
  • Geerts JM, Kinnair D, Taheri P, Abraham A, Ahn J, Atun R, Barberia L, Best NJ, Dandona R, Dhahri AA, Emilsson L, Free JR, Gardam M, Geerts WH, Ihekweazu C, Johnson S, Kooijman A, Lafontaine AT, Leshem E, Lidstone-Jones C, Loh E, Lyons O, Neel KAF, Nyasulu PS, Razum O, Sabourin H, Schleifer Taylor J, Sharifi H, Stergiopoulos V, Sutton B, Wu Z, Bilodeau M. Guidance for Health Care Leaders During the Recovery Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Consensus Statement. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2120295. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.20295. PMID: 34236416. Read more
  • Fleur H. Boot, Callista Kahonde, John Dinsmore, Malcolm MacLachlan, Perspectives on access and usage of assistive technology by people with intellectual disabilities in the Western Cape province of South Africa: Where to from here? African Journal of Disability, page 1-11. Read more​
  • Chioma Ohajunwa1 and Gubela Mji, Expressing social justice within Indigenous research: a reflection on process and affirmation.  AlterNative, 2021, page 1 – 8. Read more
  • C Ohajunwa, G Mji, R Chimbala-Kalenga, Framing wellbeing through spirituality, space, history, and context: Lessons from an indigenous African community. Wellbeing, Space and Society 2 (2021)100042, page 1-7. Read more
  • Maura Lappeman, Esona-sethu Ndwandwa, Xanthe Hunt, Lieketseng Ned, and Leslie Swartz, South African Clinical Psychology Practice: The Challenge of Local Contextual Change. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice . Online First Publication, June 3, 2021. Read more
  • Breedt DS, Odland ML, Bakanisi B, Clune E, Makgasa M, Tarpley J, ...& Chu KM, Davies JI. Identifying knowledge needed to improve surgical care in Southern Africa using a theory of change approach. BMJ Global Health. 2021 Jun 1;6(6):e005629​ Read more
  • Chu KM, Marco JL, Owolabi EO, Duvenage R, Londani M, Lombard C, Parry CD. Trauma trends during COVID‐19 alcohol prohibition at a South African regional hospital. Drug and Alcohol Review. 2021 May 17, Read more
  • Jumbam DT, Reddy CL, Makasa E, Boatin AA, Rogo K, Chu KM, Nangombe B, Oladapo OT, Meara JG, Maswime S. Investing in surgery: a value proposition for African leaders. Lancet (London, England). 2020 Jul 4;396(10243):7 Read more​