Publications

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The endTB observational study protocol: treatment of MDR-TB with bedaquiline or delamanid containing regimens.

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BACKGROUND: At a time when programs were struggling to design effective regimens for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), the marketing authorization of bedaquiline and delamanid was a critical development in the

Authors: Khan U Huerga H Khan AJ Mitnick CD Hewison C Varaine F Bastard M Rich M Franke MF Atwood S Khan PY Seung KJ
Journal Reference: BMC infectious diseases 2019 Aug 20; 19(1); 733. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-4378-4. Epub 2019 08 20
Bedaquiline Delamanid Efficacy MDR-TB Safety
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Point-of-care viral load monitoring: outcomes from a decentralized HIV programme in Malawi.

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INTRODUCTION: Routinely monitoring the HIV viral load (VL) of people living with HIV (PLHIV) on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) facilitates intensive adherence counselling and faster ART regimen switch when treatment failure is indicated

Authors: Nicholas S Poulet E Wolters L Wapling J Rakesh A Amoros I Szumilin E Gueguen M Schramm B
Journal Reference: Journal of the International AIDS Society 2019 Aug ; 22(8); e25387. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25387. Epub 2019 08 23

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90-90-90 Decentralization HIV Care Continuum Health System Strengthening Treatment failure Treatment monitoring
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Feasibility of engaging caregivers in at-home surveillance of children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition.

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Many factors can contribute to low coverage of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and a limited number of health facilities and trained personnel can constrain the number of children that receive treatment.

Authors: Isanaka S Berthé F Nackers F Tang K Hanson KE Grais RF
Journal Reference: Maternal & child nutrition 2019 Jul 23; (); e12876. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12876. Epub 2019 07 23
MUAC Niger clinical surveillance community based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) severe acute malnutrition task shifting
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Competing risk events in antimalarial drug trials in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network individual participant data meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Therapeutic efficacy studies in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria are confounded by new infections, which constitute competing risk events since they can potentially preclude/pre-empt the detection of subsequent r

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Journal Reference: Malaria journal 2019 Jul 05; 18(1); 225. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2837-4. Epub 2019 07 05
Competing risk event Plasmodium falciparum Treatment efficacy study
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Effectiveness of oral cholera vaccine in preventing cholera among fishermen in Lake Chilwa, Malawi: A case-control study.

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BACKGROUND: In response to a cholera outbreak among mobile, difficult-to-reach fishermen on Lake Chilwa, Malawi in 2016, a novel vaccine distribution strategy exploited the proven vaccine thermostability.

Authors: Grandesso F Kasambara W Page AL Debes AK M'bang'ombe M Palomares A Lechevalier P Pezzoli L Alley I Salumu L Msyamboza K Sack D Cohuet S Luquero FJ
Journal Reference: Vaccine 2019 Jun 19; 37(28); 3668-3676. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.05.044. Epub 2019 05 24
Cholera Effectiveness Hard-to-reach populations Malawi Thermostability Vaccine
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Stuck in the middle: a systematic review of authorship in collaborative health research in Africa, 2014-2016.

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Background: Collaborations are often a cornerstone of global health research. Power dynamics can shape if and how local researchers are included in manuscripts.

Authors: Hedt-Gauthier BL Jeufack HM Neufeld NH Alem A Sauer S Odhiambo J Boum Y Shuchman M Volmink J
Journal Reference: BMJ global health 2019 ; 4(5); e001853. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001853. Epub 2019 10 18
academic collaboration decolonizing global health global health research equity
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Who is telling the story? A systematic review of authorship for infectious disease research conducted in Africa, 1980-2016.

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Introduction: Africa contributes little to the biomedical literature despite its high burden of infectious diseases. Global health research partnerships aimed at addressing Africa-endemic disease may be polarised.

Authors: Mbaye R Gebeyehu R Hossmann S Mbarga N Bih-Neh E Eteki L Thelma OA Oyerinde A Kiti G Mburu Y Haberer J Siedner M Okeke I Boum Y
Journal Reference: BMJ global health 2019 ; 4(5); e001855. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001855. Epub 2019 10 18
HIV buruli ulcer clinical trial epidemiology tuberculosis
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Feasibility of using Determine TB-LAM to diagnose tuberculosis in HIV-positive patients in programmatic conditions: a multisite study.

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: Determine TB-LAM is a urine-based point-of-care assay for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). : To assess the feasibility of using LAM to diagnose TB in adult HIV-positive patients in resource-limited settings.

Authors: Mathabire Rucker SC Cossa L Harrison RE Mpunga J Lobo S Kisaka Kimupelenge P Mandar Kol'Ampwe F Amoros Quiles I Molfino L Szumilin E Telnov O Ndlovu Z Huerga H
Journal Reference: Global health action 2019 ; 12(1); 1672366. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2019.1672366. Epub 2019 10 15
Lipoarabinomannan diagnosis implementation low income settings tuberculosis