Recent Submissions

  • Mood responses to COVID-19 : implications for family practice in South Africa 

    Van Wijk, Charles; Majola, Pinky Z. (AOSIS, 2021-07)
    The effect of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the mood responses of individuals is an important indicator of how society is coping with the pandemic. Characterising mood responses in a South African sample could ...
  • Impacts of tooth loss on OHRQoL in an adult population in Cape Town, South Africa 

    Kimmie-Dhansay, Faheema; Pontes, Carla Cruvinel; Chikte, Usuf M. E.; Chinhenzva, Albert; Erasmus, Rajiv T.; Kengne, Andre Pascal; Matsha, Tandi E. (MDPI, 2021)
    (1) Background: Tooth loss is an important component of the global burden of oral disease, greatly reducing the quality of life of those affected. Tooth loss can also affect diet and subsequent incidences of lifestyle ...
  • Improving the quality and use of immunization and surveillance data : summary report of the Working Group of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization 

    Scobie, Heather M.; Edelstein, Michael; Nicol, Edward; Morice, Ana; Rahimi, Nargis; MacDonald, Noni E.; Danovaro-Holliday, M. Carolina; Jawad, Jaleela (Elsevier, 2020-10-27)
    Concerns about the quality and use of immunization and vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) surveillance data have been highlighted on the global agenda for over two decades. In August 2017, the Strategic Advisory Group of ...
  • Estimating vaccine confidence levels among healthcare staff and students of a tertiary institution in South Africa 

    Oduwole, Elizabeth O.; Esterhuizen, Tonya; Mahomed, Hassan; Wiysonge, Charles S. (MDPI, 2021)
    Healthcare workers were the first group scheduled to receive COVID-19 vaccines when they became available in South Africa. Therefore, estimating vaccine confidence levels and intention to receive COVID-19 vaccines among ...
  • Human resources for oral health care in South Africa : a 2018 update 

    Bhayat, Ahmed; Chikte, Usuf M. E. (MDPI, 2019)
    To describe the current oral health care needs and the number and category of dental personnel required to provide necessary services in South Africa (SA). This is a review of the current disease burden based on local ...
  • Doing more with less : a qualitative investigation of perceptions of South African health service managers on implementation of health innovations 

    Brooke-Sumner, Carrie; Petersen-Williams, Petal; Kruger, James; Mahomed, Hassan; Myers, Bronwyn (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    Building resilience in health systems is an imperative for low- and middle- income countries. Health service managers’ ability to implement health innovations may be a key aspect of resilience in primary healthcare facilities, ...
  • The rites of passage of AmaXhosa revisited 

    Henda, Nomvo D. (academia.edu, 2021)
    No abstract available.
  • Continuity of care for TB patients at a South African hospital : a qualitative participatory study of the experiences of hospital staff 

    Marais, Frederick; Kallon, Idriss Ibrahim; Dudley, Lilian Diana (Public Library of Science, 2019-09-18)
    Background: Ensuring effective clinical management and continuity of TB care across hospital and primary health-care services remains challenging in South Africa. The high burden of TB, coupled with numerous health system ...
  • Mortality, morbidity, and hospitalisations due to influenza lower respiratory tract infections, 2017 : an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 

    Troeger, Christopher E.; Blacker, Brigette F.; Khalil, Ibrahim A.; Zimsen, Stephanie R. M.; Albertson, Samuel B.; Abate, Degu; Abdela, Jemal; Adhikari, Tara Ballav; Aghayan, Sargis Aghasi; Agrawal, Sutapa; Ahmadi, Alireza; Aichour, Amani Nidhal; Aichour, Ibtihel; Aichour, Miloud Taki Eddine; Al-Eyadhy, Ayman; Al-Raddadi, Rajaa M.; Alahdab, Fares; Alene, Kefyalew Addis; Aljunid, Syed Mohamed; Alvis-Guzman, Nelson; Anber, Nahla Hamed; Anjomshoa, Mina; Antonio, Carl Abelardo T.; Aremu, Olatunde; Atalay, Hagos Tasew; Atique, Suleman; Attia, Engi F.; Avokpaho, Euripide F. G. A.; Awasthi, Ashish; Babazadeh, Arefeh; Badali, Hamid; Badawi, Alaa; Banoub, Joseph Adel Mattar; Barac, Aleksandra; Bassat, Quique; Bedi, Neeraj; Belachew, Abate Bekele; Bennett, Derrick A.; Bhattacharyya, Krittika; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A.; Bijani, Ali; Carvalho, Felix; Castaneda-Orjuela, Carlos A.; Christopher, Devasahayam J.; Dandona, Lalit; Dandona, Rakhi; Dang, Anh Kim; Daryani, Ahmad; Degefa, Meaza Girma; Demeke, Feleke Mekonnen; Dhimal, Meghnath; Djalalinia, Shirin; Doku, David Teye; Dubey, Manisha; Dubljanin, Eleonora; Duken, Eyasu Ejeta; Edessa, Dumessa; Zaki, Maysaa El Sayed; Fakhim, Hamed; Fernandes, Eduarda; Fischer, Florian; Flor, Luisa Sorio; Foreman, Kyle J.; Gebremichael, Teklu Gebrehiwo; Geremew, Demeke; Ghadiri, Keyghobad; Goulart, Alessandra C.; Guo, Jingwen; Ha, Giang Hai; Hailu, Gessessew Bugssa; Haj-Mirzaian, Arvin; Haj-Mirzaian, Arya; Hamidi, Samer; Hassen, Hamid Yimam; Hoang, Chi Linh; Horita, Nobuyuki; Hostiuc, Mihaela; Irvani, Seyed Sina Naghibi; Jha, Ravi Prakash; Jonas, Jost B.; Kahsay, Amaha; Karch, Andre; Kasaeian, Amir; Kassa, Tesfaye Dessale; Kefale, Adane Teshome; Khader, Yousef Saleh; Khan, Ejaz Ahmad; Khan, Gulfaraz; Khan, Md Nuruzzaman; Khang, Young-Ho; Khoja, Abdullah T.; Khubchandani, Jagdish; Kimokoti, Ruth W.; Kisa, Adnan; Knibbs, Luke D.; Kochhar, Sonali; Kosen, Soewarta; Koul, Parvaiz A.; Koyanagi, Ai; Defo, Barthelemy Kuate; Kumar, G. Anil; Lal, Dharmesh Kumar; Lamichhane, Prabhat; Leshargie, Cheru Tesema; Levi, Miriam; Li, Shanshan; Macarayan, Erlyn Rachelle King; Majdan, Marek; Mehta, Varshil; Melese, Addisu; Memish, Ziad A.; Mengistu, Desalegn Tadese; Meretoja, Tuomo J.; Mestrovic, Tomislav; Miazgowski, Bartosz; Milne, George J.; Milosevic, Branko; Mirrakhimov, Erkin M.; Moazen, Babak; Mohammad, Karzan Abdulmuhsin; Mohammed, Shafiu; Monasta, Lorenzo; Morawska, Lidia; Mousavi, Seyyed Meysam; Muhammed, Oumer Sada S.; Murthy, Srinivas; Mustafa, Ghulam; Naheed, Aliya; Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi; Nguyen, Nam Ba; Nguyen, Son Hoang; Nguyen, Trang Huyen; Nisar, Muhammad Imran; Nixon, Molly R.; Ogbo, Felix Akpojene; Olagunju, Andrew T.; Olagunju, Tinuke O.; Oren, Eyal; Ortiz, Justin R.; Mahesh, P. A.; Pakhale, Smita; Patel, Shanti; Paudel, Deepak; Pigott, David M.; Postma, Maarten J.; Qorbani, Mostafa; Rafay, Anwar; Rafiei, Alireza; Rahimi-Movaghar, Vafa; Rai, Rajesh Kumar; Rezai, Mohammad Sadegh; Roberts, Nicholas L. S.; Ronfani, Luca; Rubino, Salvatore; Safari, Saeed; Safiri, Saeid; Saleem, Zikria; Sambala, Evanson Zondani; Samy, Abdallah M.; Milicevic, Milena M. Santric; Sartorius, Benn; Sarvi, Shahabeddin; Savic, Miloje; Sawhney, Monika; Saxena, Sonia; Seyedmousavi, Seyedmojtaba; Shaikh, Masood Ali; Sharif, Mehdi; Sheikh, Aziz; Shigematsu, Mika; Smith, David L.; Somayaji, Ranjani; Soriano, Joan B.; Sreeramareddy, Chandrashekhar T.; Sufiyan, Muawiyyah Babale; Temsah, Mohamad-Hani; Tessema, Belay; Teweldemedhin, Mebrahtu; Tortajada-Girbes, Miguel; Tran, Bach Xuan; Tran, Khanh Bao; Tsadik, Afewerki Gebremeskel; Ukwaja, Kingsley Nnanna; Ullah, Irfan; Vasankari, Tommi Juhani; Vu, Giang Thu; Wada, Fiseha Wadilo; Waheed, Yasir; West, T. Eoin; Wiysonge, Charles Shey; Yimer, Ebrahim M.; Yonemoto, Naohiro; Zaidi, Zoubida; Vos, Theo; Lim, Stephen S.; Murray, Christopher J. L.; Mokdad, Ali H.; Hay, Simon I.; Reiner, Robert C. (Elsevier, 2019)
    Background: Although the burden of influenza is often discussed in the context of historical pandemics and the threat of future pandemics, every year a substantial burden of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) and ...
  • Tuberculosis transmission in a hospitalised neonate : need for optimised tuberculosis screening of pregnant and postpartum women 

    Zenhausern, J.; Bekker, A.; Wates, M. A.; Schaaf, H. S.; Dramowski, A. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2019)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A recent fatal case of confirmed nosocomial tuberculosis (TB) transmission to a neonate in a kangaroo mother care (KMC) unit highlighted the infection risk to hospitalised neonates in South Africa, a ...
  • Combining the theory of change and realist evaluation approaches to elicit an initial program theory of the MomConnect program in South Africa 

    Kabongo, Eveline M.; Mukumbang, Ferdinand C.; Delobelle, Peter; Nicol, Edward (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-11-26)
    Background: One of the Sustainable Development Goals is to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030. In South Africa, the flagship National Department of Health ...
  • Strategies for involving patients and the public in scaling-up initiatives in health and social services : protocol for a scoping review and Delphi survey 

    Ben Charif, Ali; Plourde, Karine V.; Guay-Belanger, Sabrina; Zomahoun, Herve T. V.; Gogovor, Amede; Straus, Sharon; Beleno, Ron; Kastner, Kathy; McLean, Robert K. D.; Milat, Andrew J.; Wolfenden, Luke; Paquette, Jean-Sebastien; Geiger, Friedemann; Legare, France (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2021-02-11)
    Background: The scale-up of evidence-based innovations is required to reduce waste and inequities in health and social services (HSS). However, it often tends to be a top-down process initiated by policy makers, and the ...
  • Explaining the impact of mHealth on maternal and child health care in low- and middle-income countries : a realist synthesis 

    Kabongo, Eveline M.; Mukumbang, Ferdinand C.; Delobelle, Peter; Nicol, Ed (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2021)
    Background: Despite the growing global application of mobile health (mHealth) technology in maternal and child health, contextual factors, and mechanisms by which interventional outcomes are generated, have not been subjected ...
  • Sustainable workforce : South African Audiologists and Speech Therapists 

    Pillay, Mershen; Tiwari, Ritika; Kathard, Harsha; Chikte, Usuf M. E. (World Health Organization, 2020-07-01)
    Background: Audiologists and Speech Therapists play a vital role in addressing sustainable development goals by supporting people who are marginalised due to communication challenges. The global burden of disease and ...
  • Exploring national human resource profile and trends of Prosthetists / Orthotists in South Africa from 2002 to 2018 

    Mduzana, Luphiwo; Tiwari, Ritika; Lieketseng, Ned; Chikte, Usuf M. E. (Taylor & Francis, 2020)
    Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017 estimated that around 35–40 million people require prosthetic or orthotic services. The Framework and Strategy for Disability and Rehabilitation 2015–2030 for South ...
  • Changes in surgical practice in 85 South African hospitals during COVID-19 hard lockdown 

    Chu, K. M.; Smith, M.; Steyn, E.; Goldberg, P.; Bougard, H.; Buccimazza, I. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2020)
    Background. In preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa (SA) began a national lockdown on 27 March 2020, and many hospitals implemented measures to prepare for a potential COVID-19 surge. Objectives. To report ...
  • Sustainable workforce : South African audiologists and speech therapists 

    Pillay, Mershen; Tiwari, Ritika; Kathard, Harsha; Chikte, Usuf M. E. (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-07-01)
    Background: Audiologists and Speech Therapists play a vital role in addressing sustainable development goals by supporting people who are marginalised due to communication challenges. The global burden of disease and ...
  • Home visits by community health workers in rural South Africa have a limited, but important impact on maternal and child health in the first two years of life 

    Katzen, Linnea Stansert; Tomlinson, Mark; Christodoulou, Joan; Laurenzi, Christina; Le Roux, Ingrid; Baker, Venetia; Mbewu, Nokwanele; Le Roux, Karl W.; Borus, Mary Jane Rotheram (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-06-29)
    Background: More than 50% of Africa’s population lives in rural areas, which have few professional health workers. South Africa has adopted task shifting health care to Community Health Workers (CHWs) to achieve the ...
  • Healthcare workers' adherence to infection prevention and control guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases : a rapid qualitative evidence synthesis 

    Schmidt, B.-M.; Cooper, Sara; Wiyeh, Alison B.; Wiysonge, Charles S. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2020-07-02)
    COVID-19 spreads easily between people who are in close contact, or through coughs and sneezes. As the number of cases continues to increase, healthcare workers (HCWs) are notably at risk as a result of frequency of contact ...
  • South African healthcare workers and COVID-19 : a shared responsibility to protect a precious and limited resource 

    Dramowski, Angela; Zunza, Moleen; Dube, Kopano; Parker, Mohammed; Slogrove, Amy L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2020)
    Healthcare workers (HCWs) in African countries face high risks of occupational exposure to many pathogens, including tuberculosis, measles, HIV and Ebola.[1,2] The novel coronavirus SARSCoV- 2 poses an arguably greater ...

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