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Early intervention : a foundation for lifelong violence prevention
(Institute for Security StudiesUniversity of Cape Town, Centre of Criminology, 2015-03)
High levels of violence affect every family in South Africa. Exposure to violence starts early, in both the home and community. There are high levels of physical abuse of children, and the national under-five homicide rate ...
Serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) polymorphism and susceptibility to a homevisiting maternal-infant attachment intervention delivered by community health workers in South Africa : reanalysis of a randomized controlled trial
(Public Library of Science, 2017-02-28)
Background: Clear recognition of the damaging effects of poverty on early childhood development has fueled an interest in interventions aimed at mitigating these harmful consequences. Psychosocial interventions aimed at ...
The Benefits of Early Book Sharing (BEBS) for child cognitive and socio-emotional development in South Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
(BioMed Central, 2017-03-09)
Background: Children in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are at risk for problems in their cognitive, social and behavioural development. Factors such as a lack of cognitive stimulation, harsh parenting practices, ...
Could cash and good parenting affect child cognitive development? a cross-sectional study in South Africa and Malawi
(BioMed Central, 2017-05)
Background Social protection interventions, including cash grants and care provision have been shown to effectively reduce some negative impacts of the HIV epidemic on adolescents and families. Less is known about the ...
Improving early childhood care and development, HIV-testing, treatment and support, and nutrition in Mokhotlong, Lesotho : study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
(BioMed Central, 2016-11-09)
Background: Since 1990, the lives of 48 million children under the age of 5 years have been saved because of increased investments in reducing child mortality. However, despite these unprecedented gains, 250 million ...
Health system context and implementation of evidence-based practices—development and validation of the context assessment for community health (COACH) tool for low- and middle-income settings
(BioMed Central, 2015-08-15)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Background: The gap between what is known and what is practiced results in health service users not benefitting from advances in healthcare, and in unnecessary costs. A supportive context is considered ...