• 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 ...
    • Parenting in a time of COVID-19 

      Cluver, Lucie; Lachman, Jamie M.; Sherr, Lorraine; Wessels, Inge; Krug, Etienne; Rakotomalala, Sabine; Blight, Stephen; Hillis, Susan; Bachmand, Gretchen; Green, Ohad; Butchart, Alex; Tomlinson, Mark; Ward, Catherine L.; Doubt, Jennifer; McDonald, Kerida (Elsevier, 2020)
      Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is changing family life. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization estimates 1·38 billion children are out of school or child care, without access to ...
    • Psychosocial interventions targeting mental health in pregnant adolescents and adolescent parents : a systematic review 

      Laurenzi, Christina A.; Gordon, Sarah; Abrahams, Nina; Du Toit, Stefani; Bradshaw, Melissa; Brand, Amanda; Melendez-Torres, G. J.; Tomlinson, Mark; Ross, David A.; Servili, Chiara; Carvajal-Aguirre, Liliana; Lai, Joanna; Dua, Tarun; Fleischmann, Alexandra; Skeen, Sarah (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-05-14)
      Background: Pregnancy and parenthood are known to be high-risk times for mental health. However, less is known about the mental health of pregnant adolescents or adolescent parents. Despite the substantial literature ...
    • Who can we reach and who can we keep? predictors of intervention engagement and adherence in a cluster randomized controlled trial in South Africa 

      Rabie, Stephan; Bantjes, Jason; Gordon, Sarah; Almirol, Ellen; Stewart, Jackie; Tomlinson, Mark; Rotheram-Borus, Mary J. (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-02-27)
      Background: Engaging and retaining young men in community-based interventions is highly challenging. The purpose of this study was to investigate the individual factors that predict intervention engagement and adherence in ...