Department of Public Health

Publications in international peer-reviewed journals with impact factor

Alirol E, Horie NS, Barbé B, Lejon V, Verdonck K, Gillet P, Jacobs J, Büscher P, Kanal B, Bhattarai NR, El Safi S, Phe T, Lim K, Leng L, Lutumba P, Mukendi D, Bottieau E, Boelaert M, Rijal S, Chappuis F. Diagnosis of persistent fever in the tropics: set of standard operating procedures used in the NIDIAG febrile syndrome study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0004749.

Alvarez C, Gotuzzo E, Vandamme AM, Verdonck K. Family aggregation of human T-lymphotropic virus 1-associated diseases: a systematic review. Front Microbiol 2016;7:1674.

Andrade S, Lachat C, Cardon G, Ochoa-Aviles A, Verstraeten R, Van Camp J, Ortiz J, Ramirez P, Donoso S, Kolsteren P. Two years of school-based intervention program could improve the physical fitness among Ecuadorian adolescents at health risk: subgroups analysis from a cluster-randomized trial. BMC Pediatr 2016;16(51):1-15.

Baiden F, Mensah GP, Akoto NO, Delvaux T, Appiah PC. Covert contraceptive use among women attending a reproductive health clinic in a municipality in Ghana. BMC Women Health 2016;16(31):1-10.

Baly A, Gonzalez K, Cabrera P, Popa JC, Toledo ME, Hernandez C, Montada D, Vanlerberghe V, Van der Stuyft P. Incremental cost of implementing residual insecticide treatment with delthametrine on top of intensive routine Aedes aegypti control. Trop Med Int Health 2016;21(5):597-602.

Baly A, Toledo ME, Lambert I, Benitez E, Rodriguez K, Rodriguez E, Vanlerberghe V, Van der Stuyft P. Cost of intensive routine control and incremental cost of insecticide-treated curtain deployment in a setting with low Aedes aegypti infestation. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2016;49(4):418-24.

Barbé B, Verdonck K, Mukendi D, Lejon V, Lilo Kalo JR, Alirol E, Gillet P, Horie N, Ravinetto R, Bottieau E, Yansouni C, Winkler AS, van Loen H, Boelaert M, Lutumba P, Jacobs J. The art of writing and implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for laboratories in low-resource settings: review of guidelines and best practices. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0005053.

Barbé B, Verdonck K, El-Safi S, Khanal B, Teav S, Lilo Kalo JR, Ravinetto R, Chappuis F, Boelaert M, Jacobs J. Rapid diagnostic tests for neglected infectious diseases: case study highlights need for customer awareness and postmarket surveillance. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0004655.

Beavogui AH, Delamou A, Yansane ML, Konde MK, Diallo AA, Aboulhab J, Bah-Sow OY, Keita S. Clinical research during the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea: lessons learned and ways forward. Clin Trials 2016;13(1):73-8.

Becker SL, Yap P, Horie NS, Alirol E, Barbé B, Bhatta NK, Bhattarai NR, Bottieau E, Chatigre JK, Coulibaly JT, Fofana HK, Jacobs J, Karki P, Khanal B, Knopp S, Koirala K, Mahendradhata Y, Mertens P, Meyanti F, Murhandarwati EH, N’Goran EK, Peeling RW, Pradhan B, Ravinetto R, Rijal S, Sacko M, Saye R, Schneeberger PH, Schurmans C, Silue KD, Steinmann P, van Loen H, Verdonck K, van Lieshout L, von Muller L, Yao JA, Boelaert M, Chappuis F, Polman K, Utzinger J. Experiences and lessons from a multicountry NIDIAG study on persistent digestive disorders in the tropics. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0004818.

Belaid L, Dumont A, Chaillet N, Zertal A, De Brouwere V, Hounton S, Ridde V. Effectiveness of demand generation interventions on use of modern contraceptives in low- and middle-income countries. Trop Med Int Health 2016;21(10):1240-54.

Bemelmans M, Goux D, Baert S, van Cutsem G, Motsamai M, Philips M, Van Damme W, Mwale H, Biot M, van den Akker T. The uncertain future of lay counsellors: continuation of HIV services in Lesotho under pressure. Health Policy Plan 2016;31(5):592-9.

Besada D, Kerber K, Leon N, Sanders D, Daviaud E, Rohde S, Rohde J, Van Damme W, Kinney M, Manda S, Oliphant NP, Hachimou F, Ouedraogo A, Yaroh Ghali A, Doherty T. Niger’s child survival success, contributing factors and challenges to sustainability: a retrospective analysis. PLoS ONE 2016;11(1):e0146945.

Bigdeli M, Jacobs B, Men CR, Nilsen K, Van Damme W, Dujardin B. Access to treatment for diabetes and hypertension in rural Cambodia: performance of existing social health protection schemes. PLoS ONE 2016;11(1):e0146147.

Bisser S, Lumbala C, Nguertoum E, Kande V, Flevaud L, Vatunga G, Boelaert M, Büscher P, Josenando T, Bessell PR, Bieler S, Ndung’u JM. Sensitivity and specificity of a prototype rapid diagnostic test for the detection of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense infection: a multi-centric prospective study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(4):e0004608.

Boelaert M. Clinical research on neglected tropical diseases: challenges and solutions [editorial]. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0004853.

Boukhalfa C, Abouchadi S, Cunden N, Witter S. The free delivery and caesarean policy in Morocco: how much do households still pay? Trop Med Int Health 2016;21(2):245-52.

Brabin BJ, Gies S, Owens S, Claeys Y, D’Alessandro U, Tinto H, Brabin L. Perspectives on the design and methodology of periconceptional nutrient supplementation trials. Trials 2016;17(58):1-24.

Cameron MM, Acosta-Serrano A, Bern C, Boelaert M, den Boer M, Burza S, Chapman LA, Chaskopoulou A, Coleman M, Courtenay O, Croft S, Das P, Dilger E, Foster G, Garlapati R, Haines L, Harris A, Hemingway J, Hollingsworth TD, Jervis S, Medley G, Miles M, Paine M, Picado A, Poche R, Ready P, Rogers M, Rowland M, Sundar S, de Vlas SJ, Weetman D. Understanding the transmission dynamics of Leishmania donovani to provide robust evidence for interventions to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India. Parasit Vectors 2016;9(25):1-9.

Canavati SE, Lawpoolsri S, Quintero CE, Nguon C, Ly P, Pukrittayakamee S, Sintasath D, Singhasivanon P, Peeters Grietens K, Whittaker MA. Village malaria worker performance key to the elimination of artemisinin-resistant malaria: a Western Cambodia health system assessment. Malar J 2016;15(282):1-15.

Colebunders R, Irani J, Post R. Nodding syndrome, we can now prevent it [editorial]. Int J Infect Dis 2016;44:61-3.

Cools P, Jespers V, Hardy L, Crucitti T, Delany-Moretlwe S, Mwaura M, Ndayisaba GF, van de Wijgert JH, Vaneechoutte M. A multi-country cross-sectional study of vaginal carriage of group B streptococci (GBS) and Escherichia coli in resource-poor settings: prevalences and risk factors. PLoS ONE 2016;11(1):e0148052.

Daniels K, Loewenson R, George A, Howard N, Koleva G, Lewin S, Marchal B, Nambiar D, Paina L, Sacks E, Sheikh K, Tetui M, Theobald S, Topp SM, Zwi AB. Fair publication of qualitative research in health systems: a call by health policy and systems researchers [comment]. Int J Equity Health 2016;15(98):1-9.

De Cock N, Van Lippevelde W, Vervoort L, Vangeel J, Maes L, Eggermont S, Braet C, Lachat C, Huybregts L, Goossens L, Beullens K, Kolsteren P, Van Camp J. Sensitivity to reward is associated with snack and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in adolescents. Eur J Nutr 2016;55(4):1623-32.

De Cock N, Van Lippevelde W, Goossens L, De Clercq B, Vangeel J, Lachat C, Beullens K, Huybregts L, Vervoort L, Eggermont S, Maes L, Braet C, Deforche B, Kolsteren P, Van Camp J. Sensitivity to reward and adolescents’ unhealthy snacking and drinking behavior: the role of hedonic eating styles and availability. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2016;13(17):1-11.

de Vries H, Wagelmans AP, Hasker E, Lumbala C, Lutumba P, de Vlas SJ, Klundert JV. Forecasting human african trypanosomiasis prevalences from population screening data using continuous time models. PLoS Comput Biol 2016;12(9):e1005103.

Deconinck H, Hallarou ME, Pesonen A, Gerard JC, Criel B, Donnen P, Macq J. Understanding factors that influence the integration of acute malnutrition interventions into the national health system in Niger. Health Policy Plann 2016;31:1364-73.

Deconinck H, Hallarou M, Criel B, Donnen P, Macq J. Integrating acute malnutrition interventions into national health systems: lessons from Niger. BMC Public Health 2016;16(249):1-7.

Dehne KL, Dallabetta G, Wilson D, Garnett GP, Laga M, Benomar E, Fakoya A, Baggaley RC, Nelson LJ, Kasedde S, Bermejo A, Warren M, Benedikt C. HIV Prevention 2020: a framework for delivery and a call for action. Lancet HIV 2016;3(7):e323-e332.

Delamou A, Utz B, Delvaux T, Beavogui AH, Shahabuddin A, Koivogui A, Leveque A, Zhang WH, De Brouwere V. Pregnancy and childbirth after repair of obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa: scoping review. Trop Med Int Health 2016;21(11):1348-65.

Delamou A, Delvaux T, Beavogui AH, Toure A, Kolie D, Sidibe S, Camara M, Diallo K, Barry TH, Diallo M, Leveque A, Zhang WH, De Brouwere V. Factors associated with the failure of obstetric fistula repair in Guinea: implications for practice. Reprod Health 2016;13(1):135.

Delamou A, Delvaux T, Beavogui AH, Leveque A, Zhang WH, De Brouwere V. A descriptive longitudinal study protocol: recurrence and pregnancy post-repair of obstetric fistula in Guinea. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016;16(1):299.

Delgado-Ratto C, Gamboa D, Soto-Calle VE, Van den Eede P, Torres E, Sanchez-Martinez L, Contreras-Mancilla J, Rosanas-Urgell A, Rodriguez FH, Llanos-Cuentas A, Erhart A, Van geertruyden JP, D’Alessandro U. Population genetics of Plasmodium vivax in the Peruvian Amazon. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(1):e0004376.

Dierickx S, Gryseels C, Mwesigwa J, O’Neill S, Bannister-Tyrell M, Ronse M, Jaiteh F, Gerrets R, D’Alessandro U, Peeters Grietens K. Factors associated with non-participation and non-adherence in directly observed mass drug administration for malaria in The Gambia. PLoS ONE 2016;11(2):e0148627.

Dieye B, Affara M, Sangare L, Joof F, Ndiaye YD, Gomis JF, Ndiaye M, Mbaye A, Diakite M, Sy N, Mbengue B, Deme AB, Daniels R, Ahouidi AD, Dieye T, Abdullahi A, Doumbia S, Ndiaye JL, Diarra A, Ismaela A, Coulibaly M, Welty C, Ngwa AA, Shaffer J, D’Alessandro U, Volkman SK, Wirth DF, Krogstad DJ, Koita O, Nwakanma D, Ndiaye D. West Africa international centers of excellence for malaria research: drug resistance patterns to artemether-lumefantrine in Senegal, Mali, and The Gambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016;95(5):1054-60.

Dorlo TPC, Ostyn BA, Uranw S, Dujardin JC, Boelaert M. Treatment of visceral leishmaniasis: pitfalls and stewardship [letter]. Lancet Infect Dis 2016;16(7):777-8.

Dossou JP, Assarag B, Delamou A, Van der Veken K, Belaid L, Ouedraogo M, Khalfallah S, Aouras H, Diadhiou M, Fassassi R, Delvaux T. Switching the poles in sexual and reproductive health research: implementing a research capacity-strengthening network in West and North Africa. Reprod Health 2016;13(1):91.

El-Safi S, Chappuis F, Boelaert M. The challenges of conducting clinical research on neglected tropical diseases in remote endemic areas in Sudan. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0004736.

Ganaba R, Ilboudo PG, Cresswell JA, Yaogo M, Diallo CO, Richard F, Cunden N, Filippi V, Witter S. The obstetric care subsidy policy in Burkina Faso: what are the effects after five years of implementation? Findings of a complex evaluation. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016;16(84):1-14.

Gios L, Mirandola M, Toskin I, Marcus U, Dudareva-Vizule S, Sherriff N, Breveglieri M, Furegato M, Folch C, Ferrer L, Montoliu A, Nöstlinger C, Vanden Berghe W, Kuhlmann-Berenzon S, Velicko I, Dias S, Suligoi B, Regine V, Stanekova D, Rosinska M, Caplinskas S, Klavs I, Alexiev I, Rafila A. Bio-behavioural HIV and STI surveillance among men who have sex with men in Europe: the Sialon II protocols. BMC Public Health 2016;16(212):1-10.

Goicolea I, Christianson M, Hurtig AK, Marchal B, San Sebastian M, Wiklund M. Searching for best practices of youth friendly services; a study protocol using qualitative comparative analysis in Sweden. BMC Health Serv Res 2016;16:321.

Gouda HN, Hodge A, Bermejo R, III, Zeck W, Jimenez-Soto E. The impact of healthcare insurance on the utilisation of facility-based delivery for childbirth in the Philippines. PLoS ONE 2016;11(12):e0167268.

Hardy L, Jespers V, Abdellati S, De Baetselier I, Mwambarangwe L, Musengamana V, van de Wijgert J, Vaneechoutte M, Crucitti T. A fruitful alliance: the synergy between Atopobium vaginae and Gardnerella vaginalis in bacterial vaginosis-associated biofilm. Sex Transm Infect 2016;92(7):487-91.

Hendrickx D, Stephen A, Lehmann D, Silva D, Boelaert M, Carapetis J, Walker R. A systematic review of the evidence that swimming pools improve health and wellbeing in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. Aust N Z J Public Health 2016;40(1):30-6.

Hirve S, Boelaert M, Matlashewski G, Mondal D, Arana B, Kroeger A, Olliaro P. Transmission dynamics of visceral leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent; a systematic literature review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(8):e0004896.

Hodge A, Firth S, Bermejo R, Zeck W, Jimenez-Soto E. Utilisation of health services and the poor: deconstructing wealth-based differences in facility-based delivery in the Philippines. BMC Public Health 2016;16:523.

Hong NV, Delgado-Ratto C, Thanh PV, Van den Eede P, Guetens P, Binh NT, Phuc BQ, Duong TT, Van geertruyden JP, D’Alessandro U, Erhart A, Rosanas-Urgell A. Population genetics of Plasmodium vivax in four rural communities in central Vietnam. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(2):e0004434.

Hove M, De Boevre M, Lachat C, Jacxsens L, Nyanga LK, De Saeger S. Occurrence and risk management of mycotoxins in subsistence farmed maize from Zimbabwe. Food Control 2016;69:36-44.

Imamura H, Downing T, Van den Broeck F, Sanders MJ, Rijal S, Sundar S, Mannaert A, Vanaerschot M, Berg M, De Muylder G, Dumetz F, Cuypers B, Maes I, Domagalska M, Decuypere S, Rai K, Uranw S, Bhattarai NR, Khanal B, Prajapati VK, Sharma S, Stark O, Schonian G, de Koning HP, Settimo L, Vanhollebeke B, Roy S, Ostyn B, Boelaert M, Maes L, Berriman M, Dujardin JC, Cotton JA. Evolutionary genomics of epidemic visceral leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent. eLife 2016;5(e12613):1-39.

Jaiteh F, Dierickx S, Gryseels C, O’Neill S, D’Alessandro U, Scott S, Balen J, Peeters Grietens K. ‘Some anti-malarials are too strong for your body, they will harm you.’ Socio-cultural factors influencing pregnant women’s adherence to anti-malarial treatment in rural Gambia. Malar J 2016;15(195):1-7.

Jebena MG, Lindstrom D, Belachew T, Hadley C, Lachat C, Verstraeten R, De Cock N, Kolsteren P. Food insecurity and common mental disorders among Ethiopian youth: structural equation modeling. PLoS ONE 2016;11(11):e0165931.

Jespers V, Hardy L, Buyze J, Loos J, Buvé A, Crucitti T. Association of sexual debut in adolescents with microbiota and inflammatory markers. Obstet Gynecol 2016;128(1):22-31.

Jespers V, Nöstlinger C, van de Wijgert J. Adolescent sexual health: time to invest in a healthy future generation [editorial]. Sex Transm Infect 2016;92(4):248-9.

Jespers V, Crucitti T, van de Wijgert J, Vaneechoutte M, Delany-Moretlwe S, Mwaura M, Agabe S, Menten J. A DNA tool for early detection of vaginal dysbiosis in African women. Res Microbiol 2016;167(2):133-41.

Korachais C, Macouillard E, Meessen B. How user fees influence contraception in low and middle income countries: a systematic review. Stud Fam Plann 2016;47(4):341-56.

Kwambana-Adams BA, Asiedu-Bekoe F, Sarkodie B, Afreh OK, Kuma GK, Owusu-Okyere G, Foster-Nyarko E, Ohene SA, Okot C, Worwui AK, Okoi C, Senghore M, Otu JK, Ebruke C, Bannerman R, Amponsa-Achiano K, Opare D, Kay G, Letsa T, Kaluwa O, Appiah-Denkyira E, Bampoe V, Zaman SM, Pallen MJ, D’Alessandro U, Mwenda JM, Antonio M. An outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis among older children (>/=5 years) and adults after the implementation of an infant vaccination programme with the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Ghana. BMC Infect Dis 2016;16(1):575.

Lachat C, Hawwash D, Ocke MC, Berg C, Forsum E, Hornell A, Larsson C, Sonestedt E, Wirfalt E, Akesson A, Kolsteren P, Byrnes G, De Keyzer W, Van Camp J, Cade JE, Slimani N, Cevallos M, Egger M, Huybrechts I. Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology-nutritional epidemiology (STROBE-nut): an extension of the STROBE statement. PLoS MEd 2016;13(6):e1002036.

Lannes L, Meessen B, Soucat A, Basinga P. Can performance-based financing help reaching the poor with maternal and child health services? The experience of rural Rwanda. Int J Health Plann Manage 2016;31(3):309-48.

Le Rutte EA, Coffeng LE, Bontje DM, Hasker EC, Ruiz Postigo JA, Argaw D, Boelaert MC, de Vlas SJ. Feasibility of eliminating visceral leishmaniasis from the Indian subcontinent: explorations with a set of deterministic age-structured transmission models. Parasit Vectors 2016;9(24):1-14.

Loos J, Nostlinger C, Reyniers T, Colebunders R, Jespers V, Manirankunda L, Berghe WV, Vuylsteke B, Laga M. PrEP for African migrants in Europe? A research agenda [comment]. Lancet HIV 2016;3(11):e505-e507.

Magoha H, Kimanya M, De Meulenaer B, Roberfroid D, Lachat C, Kolsteren P. Risk of dietary exposure to aflatoxins and fumonisins in infants less than 6 months of age in Rombo, Northern Tanzania. Matern Child Nutr 2016;12(3):516-27.

Mangwi Ayiasi R, Kolsteren P, Batwala V, Criel B, Orach CG. Effect of village health team home visits and mobile phone consultations on maternal and newborn care practices in Masindi and Kiryandongo, Uganda: a community-intervention trial. PLoS ONE 2016;11(4):e0153051.

Manigart O, Okeakpu J, Odutola A, Jarju S, Foster-Nyarko E, Diallo K, Roca A, Kampmann B, D’Alessandro U, Sow S, Antonio M, Maiden MJ, Borrow R, Stuart JM, Trotter CL, Greenwood BM. Alternative molecular methods for improved detection of meningococcal carriage and measurement of bacterial density. J Clin Microbiol 2016;54(11):2743-8.

Masquillier C, Wouters E, Mortelmans D, Van Wyk B, Hausler H, Van Damme W. HIV/AIDS competent households: interaction between a health-enabling environment and community-based treatment adherence support for people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. PLoS ONE 2016;11(3):e0151379.

Miyahara R, Jasseh M, Gomez P, Shimakawa Y, Greenwood B, Keita K, Ceesay S, D’Alessandro U, Roca A. Barriers to timely administration of birth dose vaccines in The Gambia, West Africa. Vaccine 2016;34(29):3335-41.

Mongbo V, Ouendo EM, De Brouwere V, Alexander S, Dujardin B, Makoutode M, Zhang WH. La césarienne de qualité: étude transversale dans 12 hôpitaux au Bénin. Rev Epidémiol Santé Publique 2016;64(4):281-93.

Muela Ribera J, Hausmann-Muela S, Gryseels C, Peeters Grietens K. Re-imagining adherence to treatment from the “other side”: local interpretations of adverse anti-malarial drug reactions in the Peruvian Amazon. Malar J 2016;15(136):1-7.

Mukumbang FC, Van Belle S, Marchal B, Van Wyk B. Towards developing an initial programme theory: programme designers and managers assumptions on the antiretroviral treatment adherence club programme in primary health care facilities in the metropolitan area of Western Cape Province, South Africa. PLoS ONE 2016;11(8):e0161790.

Mukumbang FC, Van Belle S, Marchal B, Van Wyk B. Realist evaluation of the antiretroviral treatment adherence club programme in selected primary healthcare facilities in the metropolitan area of Western Cape Province, South Africa: a study protocol. BMJ Open 2016;6(4):e009977.

Mulangu S, Borchert M, Paweska J, Tshomba A, Afounde A, Kulidri A, Swanepoel R, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Van der Stuyft P. High prevalence of IgG antibodies to Ebola virus in the Efe pygmy population in the Watsa region, Democratic Republic of the Congo. BMC Infect Dis 2016;16(263):1-6.

Nimpagaritse M, Korachais C, Roberfroid D, Kolsteren P, Zine Eddine El Idrissi MD, Meessen B. Measuring and understanding the effects of a performance based financing scheme applied to nutrition services in Burundi-a mixed method impact evaluation design. Int J Equity Health 2016;15(93):1-11.

Nöstlinger C, Loos J, Bakeera-Kitaka S, Obong’o C, Wobudeya E, Buvé A. Translating primary into ‘positive’ prevention for adolescents in Eastern Africa. Health Promot Int 2016;31(3):653-64.

Nöstlinger C, Loos J. Involving lay community researchers in epidemiological research: experiences from a seroprevalence study among sub-Saharan African migrants. AIDS Care 2016;28(S1):119-23.

Nöstlinger C, Borms R, Dec-Pietrowska J, Dias S, Rojas D, Platteau T, Vanden Berghe W, Kok G. Development of a theory-guided pan-European computer-assisted safer sex intervention. Health Promot Int 2016;31(4):782-92.

Nöstlinger C, Platteau T, Bogner J, Buyze J, Dec-Pietrowska J, Dias S, Helps J, Kocsis A, Mueller M, Rojas D, Stanekova D, van Lankveld J, Colebunders R. Computer-assisted intervention for safer sex in HIV-positive men having sex with men: findings of a European randomized multi-center trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2016;71(3):e63-e72.

O’Neill S, Dierickx S, Okebe J, Dabira E, Gryseels C, D’Alessandro U, Peeters Grietens K. The importance of blood is Infinite: conceptions of blood as life force, rumours and fear of trial participation in a Fulani village in rural Gambia. PLoS ONE 2016;11(8):e0160464.

Okebe J, Mwesigwa J, Agbla SC, Sanya-Isijola F, Abubakar I, D’Alessandro U, Jaye A, Bojang K. Seasonal variation in haematological and biochemical reference values for healthy young children in The Gambia. BMC Pediatr 2016;16(5):1-8.

Opondo KO, Weetman D, Jawara M, Diatta M, Fofana A, Crombe F, Mwesigwa J, D’Alessandro U, Donnelly MJ. Does insecticide resistance contribute to heterogeneities in malaria transmission in The Gambia? Malar J 2016;15(166):1-10.

Otero L, Shah L, Verdonck K, Battaglioli T, Brewer T, Gotuzzo E, Seas C, Van der Stuyft P. A prospective longitudinal study of tuberculosis among household contacts of smear-positive tuberculosis cases in Lima, Peru. BMC Infect Dis 2016;16(259):1-8.

Penafiel D, Termote C, Lachat C, Espinel R, Kolsteren P, Van Damme P. Barriers to eating traditional foods vary by age group in Ecuador with biodiversity loss as a key issue. J Nutr Educ Behav 2016;48(4):258-e1.

Perez D, Castro M, Alvarez AM, Sanchez L, Toledo ME, Matos D, Van der Stuyft P, Lefèvre P. Traslación a la práctica de estrategias de empoderamiento en la prevención del dengue: facilitadores y barreras. Rev Panam Salud Publica 2016;39(2):93-100.

Pinxten W, Ravinetto R, Buvé A. Never look a gift horse in the mouth? Four reasons not to blur the line between research and care in low- and middle-income countries [letter]. Am J Bioeth 2016;16(6):17-9.

Prashanth NS, Elias MA, Pati MK, Aivalli P, Munegowda CM, Bhanuprakash S, Sadhana SM, Criel B, Bigdeli M, Devadasan N. Improving access to medicines for non-communicable diseases in rural India: a mixed methods study protocol using quasi-experimental design. BMC Health Serv Res 2016;16(1):421.

PREGACT Study Group. Four artemisinin-based treatments in African pregnant women with malaria. N Engl J Med 2016;374(10):913-27.

Ravinetto R, De Weggheleire A, Dorlo TP, Francque S, Sokkab A, Pouget C, Meessen B, Tabernero P, Newton PN, Lynen L. Predictable threats to public health through delaying universal access to innovative medicines for hepatitis C: a pharmaceutical standpoint. Trop Med Int Health 2016;21(12):1490-5.

Ravinetto R, Becker SL, Sacko M, El-Safi S, Mahendradhata Y, Lutumba P, Rijal S, Lim K, Sundar S, N’Goran EK, Verdonck K, Utzinger J, Chappuis F, Boelaert M. Governance and standards in international clinical research: the role of transnational consortia. Am J Bioeth 2016;16(10):59-61.

Ravinetto R, Alirol E, Mahendradhata Y, Rijal S, Lutumba P, Sacko M, El-Safi S, Lim K, van Loen H, Jacobs J, Peeling RW, Chappuis F, Boelaert M. Clinical research in neglected tropical diseases: the challenge of implementing good clinical (laboratory) practices. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(11):e0004654.

Renmans D, Holvoet N, Orach CG, Criel B. Opening the ‘black box’ of performance-based financing in low- and lower middle-income countries: a review of the literature. Health Policy Plan 2016;31:1297-309.

Roca A, Oluwalana C, Bojang AD, Camara B, Kampmann B, Bailey R, Demba A, Bottomley C, D’Alessandro U. Oral azithromycin given during labour decreases bacterial carriage in the mothers and their offspring: a double-blind randomized trial. Clin Microbiol Infect 2016;22(6):565.e1-565.e9.

Rodriguez A, Diaz A, Balcindes S, Garcia R, De Vos P, Van der Stuyft P. Morbidity, utilization of curative care and service entry point preferences in metropolitan Centro Habana, Cuba. Cad Saúde Pública 2016;32(10):e00108914.

Rodríguez DA, Verdonck K, Bissell K, Victoria JJ, Khogali M, Marín D, Moreno E. Monitoring delays in diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in eight cities in Colombia. Rev Panam Salud Publica 2016;39(1):12-8.

Romero Mercado KJ, Marcelino B, Rodríguez M, Verdonck K, Khogali M, Bissell K. Culture and drug susceptibility testing among previously treated tuberculosis patients in the Dominican Republic, 2014. Rev Panam Salud Pública 2016;39(1):60-4.

Salman M, Davis TME, Page-Sharp M, Camara B, Oluwalana C, Bojang A, D’Alessandro U, Roca A. Pharmacokinetics of transfer of azithromycin into the breast milk of African mothers. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2016;60(3):1592-9.

Shahabuddin AS, Nöstlinger C, Delvaux T, Sarker M, Bardaji A, De Brouwere V, Broerse JE. What influences adolescent girls’ decision-making regarding contraceptive methods use and childbearing? A qualitative exploratory study in Rangpur District, Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 2016;11(6):e0157664.

Shahabuddin AS, Delvaux T, Utz B, Bardaji A, De Brouwere V. Determinants and trends in health facility-based deliveries and caesarean sections among married adolescent girls in Bangladesh. BMJ Open 2016;6(9):e012424.

Singh OP, Hasker E, Boelaert M, Sundar S. Elimination of visceral leishmaniasis on the Indian subcontinent. Lancet Infect Dis 2016;16(12):e304-e309.

Sluydts V, Durnez L, Heng S, Gryseels C, Canier L, Kim S, Van Roey K, Kerkhof K, Khim N, Mao S, Uk S, Sovannaroth S, Peeters Grietens K, Sochantha T, Menard D, Coosemans M. Efficacy of topical mosquito repellent (picaridin) plus long-lasting insecticidal nets versus long-lasting insecticidal nets alone for control of malaria: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2016;16(10):1169-77.

Stringer B, Lowton K, Tillashaikhov M, Parpieva N, Ulmasova D, du Cros P, Hasker E, Sergeeva N. ‘They prefer hidden treatment’: anti-tuberculosis drug-taking practices and drug regulation in Karakalpakstan. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2016;20(8):1084-90.

Tashobya CK, Dubourg D, Ssengooba F, Speybroeck N, Macq J, Criel B. A comparison of hierarchical cluster analysis and league table rankings as methods for analysis and presentation of district health system performance data in Uganda. Health Policy Plan 2016;31(2):217-28.

Thapa S, Bista N, Hannes K, Buvé A, Vermandere M, Mathei C. Vulnerability of wives of Nepalese labor migrants to HIV infection: integrating quantitative and qualitative evidence. Women Health 2016;56(7):745-66.

Thapa S, Pathak S, Leppin A, Buvé A, Hannes K, Kandel G, Mathei C. Factors associated with condom use for HIV prevention among Nepalese labor migrant couples. AIDS Educ Prev 2016;28(2):180-90.

Thys S, Mwape KE, Lefèvre P, Dorny P, Phiri AM, Marcotty T, Phiri IK, Gabriël S. Why pigs are free-roaming: communities’ perceptions, knowledge and practices regarding pig management and taeniosis/cystisercosis in a Taenia solium endemic rural area in Eastern Zambia. Vet Parasitol 2016;225:33-42.

Torrens A, Bartholomay P, Silva S, Khogali M, Verdonck K, Bissell K. HIV testing, antiretroviral therapy, and treatment outcomes in new cases of tuberculosis in Brazil, 2011. Rev Panam Salud Pública 2016;39(1):26-31.

Unger HW, Cates JE, Gutman J, Briand V, Fievet N, Valea I, Tinto H, D’Alessandro U, Landis SH, Adu-Afarwuah S, Dewey KG, Ter Kuile F, Dellicour S, Ouma P, Slutsker L, Terlouw DJ, Kariuki S, Ayisi J, Nahlen B, Desai M, Madanitsa M, Kalilani-Phiri L, Ashorn P, Maleta K, Mueller I, Stanisic D, Schmiegelow C, Lusingu J, Westreich D, van Eijk AM, Meshnick S, Rogerson S. Maternal malaria and malnutrition (M3) initiative, a pooled birth cohort of 13 pregnancy studies in Africa and the Western Pacific. BMJ Open 2016;6(12):e012697.

Utz B, Assarag B, Essolbi A, Barkat A, Benkaddour YA, De Brouwere V. Diagnosis a posteriori? Assessing gestational diabetes screening and management in Morocco. Glob Health Action 2016;9:32511.

Utz B, Delamou A, Belaid L, De Brouwere V. Detection and management of diabetes during pregnancy in low resource settings: insights into past and present clinical practices. J Diabetes Res 2016;2016:3217098.

Utz B, Kolsteren P, De Brouwere V. A snapshot of current gestational diabetes management practices from 26 low income and lower middle-income countries. Int J Gynecol Obstet 2016;134(2):145-50.

Utz B, De Brouwere V. “Why screen if we cannot follow-up and manage?” Challenges for gestational diabetes screening and management in low and lower-middle income countries: results of a cross-sectional survey. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016;16(1):341.

Van Belle S, Mayhew SH. What can we learn on public accountability from non-health disciplines: a meta-narrative review. BMJ Open 2016;6(7):e010425.

Van Belle S, Mayhew SH. Public accountability needs to be enforced; a case study of the governance arrangements and accountability practices in a rural health district in Ghana. BMC Health Serv Res 2016;16(1):568.

Van Belle S, Wong G, Westhorp G, Pearson M, Emmel N, Manzano A, Marchal B. Can “realist” randomised controlled trials be genuinely realist? Trials 2016;17(1):313.

Van de Pas R, Mans L, de Ponte G, Dambisya Y. The code of practice and its enduring relevance in Europe and Eastern and Southern Africa. Hum Resour Health 2016;14(Suppl.1):30.

Van de Pas R, Kolie D, Delamou A, Van Damme W, Van Belle S. Human resources for health [correspondence]. Lancet 2016;388(10063):2993-4.

Van de Poel E, Flores G, Ir P, O’Donnell O. Impact of performance-based financing in a low-resource setting: a decade of experience in Cambodia. Health Econ 2016;25(6):688-705.

van de Wijgert J, Jespers V. Incorporating microbiota data into epidemiological models: examples from vaginal microbiota research. Ann Epidemiol 2016;26(5):360-5.

Vargas I, Mogollón-Pérez AS, De Paepe P, Ferreira da Silva MR, Unger JP, Vázquez ML. Barriers to healthcare coordination in market-based and decentralized public health systems: a qualitative study in healthcare networks of Colombia and Brazil. Health Policy Plan 2016;31(6):736-48.

Verstraeten R, Leroy JL, Pieniak Z, Ochoa-Avilès A, Holdsworth M, Verbeke W, Maes L, Kolsteren P. Individual and environmental factors influencing adolescents’ dietary behavior in low- and middle-income settings. PLoS ONE 2016;11(7):e0157744.

Villegas L, Otero L, Sterling TR, Huaman MA, Van der Stuyft P, Gotuzzo E, Seas C. Prevalence, risk factors, and treatment outcomes of isoniazid- and rifampicin- mono-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis in Lima, Peru. PLoS ONE 2016;11(4):e0152933.

Witter S, Boukhalfa C, Cresswell JA, Daou Z, Filippi V, Ganaba R, Goufodji S, Lange IL, Marchal B, Richard F. Cost and impact of policies to remove and reduce fees for obstetric care in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Morocco. Int J Equity Health 2016;15(1):123.

Wondafrash M, Huybregts L, Lachat C, Bouckaert KP, Kolsteren P. Dietary diversity predicts dietary quality regardless of season in 6-12-month-old infants in south-west Ethiopia. Public Health Nutr 2016;19(14):2485-94.

Workicho A, Belachew T, Feyissa GT, Wondafrash B, Lachat C, Verstraeten R, Kolsteren P. Household dietary diversity and animal source food consumption in Ethiopia: evidence from the 2011 welfare monitoring survey. BMC Public Health 2016;16(1):1192.

WWARN Gametocyte Study Group. Gametocyte carriage in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria following treatment with artemisinin combination therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data. BMC Med 2016;14(79):1-18.

Yellappa V, Battaglioli T, Gurum SK, Narayanan D, Van der Stuyft P. Private practitioners’ contributions to the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in a South Indian district. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2016;20(5):659-65.

Yellappa V, Lefevre P, Battaglioli T, Narayanan D, Van der Stuyft P. Coping with tuberculosis and directly observed treatment: a qualitative study among patients from South India. BMC Health Serv Res 2016;16:283.

Zeh C, Inzaule SC, Ondoa P, Nafisa LG, Kasembeli A, Otieno F, Vandenhoudt H, Amornkul PN, Mills LA, Nkengasong JN. Molecular epidemiology and transmission dynamics of recent and long-term HIV-1 infections in rural Western Kenya. PLoS ONE 2016;11(2):e0147436.

Other publications

Abouchadi S, Shahabuddin A, Zhang WH, Firoz T, Englert Y, Nejjari C, De Brouwere V. Existing models of maternal death surveillance systems: protocol for a scoping review. JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(4):e197.

Bahzire E, Mitangala P, Donnen P, Balegamire S, Mulinganya G, Bahizi P, Senterre C, D’Alessandro U, Meuris S, Dramaix M. Paludisme à la première consultation prénatale: prévalence et facteurs associés en milieu rural au Sud Kivu à l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo. Méd Afrique Noire 2016;63(8/9):437-49.

Belrhiti Z, Booth A, Marchal B, Verstraeten R. To what extent do site-based training, mentoring, and operational research improve district health system management and leadership in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev 2016;5(70):1-10.

De Brouwere V, Richard F. Postface. La démarche anthropologique vue par la santé publique. In: Ouattara F, Gruénais M, Richard F, Ouédraogo C, editors. Accompagner les femmes à la maternité au Burkina Faso; anthropologie et santé publique dans un projet d’amélioration des soins obstétricaux. Paris: L’Harmattan; 2016:225-30.

De Man J, Mayega RW, Sarkar N, Waweru E, Leys M, van Olmen J, Criel B. Patient-centered care and people-centered health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: why so little of something so badly needed? Int J Person Centered Med 2016;6(3):162-73.

De Man JF, Manganawar BV, Das AJ, Criel B, Devadasan N. The profile and job perceptions of block programme managers in Karnataka. J Community Health Manag 2016;3(1):33-6.

Estopiñán FA, González Hernández Y, Vega Rico O, Guillot Alzubiaga O, Rodríguez Salvá A, Díaz-Pinera A, Londoño Agudelo E. Algunos resultados postintervención en el control,tratamiento y complicaciones de la hipertensiónarterial. Policlínico Universitario Héroes del Moncada. Cárdenas, 2014. Rev Méd Electrón 2016;38(4):553-64.

García Roche R, Rodríguez Salvá A, Díaz Piñera A, Balcindas Acosta S, Londoño E, Van der Stuyft P. Intervención cognitivo-conductual en ancianos hipertensos. Rev Finlay 2016;6(1):41-8.

Gruénais ME, De Brouwere V. Les débuts du programme Aquasou au Burkina Faso: des réticencesinitiales à l’ engagement des partenaires. In: Ouattara F, Gruénais M, Richard F, Ouédraogo C, editors. Accompagner les femmes à la maternité au Burkina Faso; anthropologie et santé publique dans un projet d’amélioration des soins obstétricaux. Paris: L’Harmattan; 2016:17-30.

Hailu A, Dagne DA, Boelaert M. Leishmaniasis. In: Gyapong J, Boatin B, editors. Neglected tropical diseases: sub-Saharan Africa. New York: Springer; 2016:87-112.

Johnson P, Bello K, Meessen B, Korachais C. Effets des expériences du financement basé sur les resultats (fbr) dans le secteur de la santé au Benin; une analyse à partir des données de routine collectées de 2010 à 2015. [s.l.]: GAVI, CERRHUD, Institut de Médecine Tropicale & The Global Fund To fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, 2016: 92 pp.

Kirunga Tashobya C, Criel B, Marchal B, Macq J, Campos da Silveira V, Byakika S, Ssengooba F. The waxing and waning of the Uganda district league table: using historical and policy analysis to study implementation of a health system performance. Antwerp: ITGPress, 2016: 109 pp.   (Studies in Health Services Organization & Policy; 32)

Lachat C, Hawwash D, Ocke MC, Berg C, Forsum E, Hornell A, Larsson CL, Sonestedt E, Wirfalt E, Akesson A, Kolsteren P, Byrnes G, De Keyzer W, Van Camp J, Cade JE, Slimani N, Cevallos M, Egger M, Huybrechts I. Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology – nutritional epidemiology (STROBE-nut): an extension of the STROBE statement. Nutr Bull 2016;41(3):240-51.

Loos J, Vuylsteke B, Manirankunda L, Deblonde J, Kint I, Namanya F, Fransen K, Colebunders R, Laga M, Adobea D, Nöstlinger C. TOGETHER project to increase understanding of the HIV epidemic among sub-Saharan African migrants: protocol of community-based participatory mixed-method studies. JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(1):e48.

Loos J, Manirankunda L, Platteau T, Albers L, Fransen K, Vermoesen T, Namanya F, Nostlinger C. Acceptability of a community-based outreach HIV-testing intervention using oral fluid collection devices and web-based HIV test result collection among Sub-Saharan African migrants: a mixed-method study. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2016 Aug 4;2(2):e33.

Lutumba P, Matovu E, Boelaert M. Human African Trypanosomiasis [HAT]. In: Gyapong J, Boatin B, editors. Neglected tropical diseases: sub-Saharan Africa. New York: Springer; 2016:63-85.

Magadzire BP, Marchal B, Ward K. Novel models to improve access to medicines for chronic diseases in South Africa: an analysis of stakeholder perspectives on community-based distribution models. J Pharm Policy Pract 2016;9:28.

Matonda na Nzuzi T, Lelo GM, Nkosi MM, Madinga J, Kola CK, Maketa V, Lutumba P, Boelaert M, Muyembe JJ, Ma Miezi SM. Are the children with epilepsy treated traditionally a disadvantaged group? A pilot study. Pan Afr Med J 2016;23(229).

Okebe J, Bousema T, Affara M, Di Tanna GL, Dabira E, Gaye A, Sanya-Isijola F, Badji H, Correa S, Nwakanma D, Van geertruyden JP, Drakeley C, D’Alessandro U. The gametocytocidal efficacy of different single doses of primaquine with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in asymptomatic parasite carriers in The Gambia: a randomized controlled trial. EBioMedicine 2016;13:348-55.

Ouattara F, Richard F. Quand la césarienne rend les femmes encore plus vulnérables. In: Ouattara F, Gruénais M, Richard F, Ouédraogo C, editors. Accompagner les femmes à la maternité au Burkina Faso; anthropologie et santé publique dans un projet d’amélioration des soins obstétricaux. Paris: L’Harmattan; 2016:135-47.

Ouattara F, Richard F, Ouattara B. La chaîne des consultations prénatales: ordres médicaux et sociaux négociés. In: Ouattara F, Gruénais M, Richard F, Ouédraogo C, editors. Accompagner les femmes à la maternité au Burkina Faso; anthropologie et santé publique dans un projet d’amélioration des soins obstétricaux. Paris: L’Harmattan; 2016:75-92.

Ouattara F, Gruénais M, Richard F, Ouédraogo C. Accompagner les femmes à la maternité au Burkina Faso; anthropologie et santé publique dans un projet d’amélioration des soins obstétricaux. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2016: 235 pp. pp.

Perez D, Van der Stuyft P, Zabala MC, Castro M, Lefèvre P. A modified theoretical framework to assess implementation fidelity of adaptive public health interventions. Implement Sci 2016;11(1):91.

Richard F, Ouédraogo C, Rouamba G, Dujardin B, De Brouwere V. Conclusion. Que reste-t-il quatre ans après la fin du projet Aquasou? In: Ouattara F, Gruénais M, Richard F, Ouédraogo C, editors. Accompagner les femmes à la maternité au Burkina Faso; anthropologie et santé publique dans un projet d’amélioration des soins obstétricaux. Paris: L’Harmattan; 2016:205-24.

Richard F, Ouédraogo C, Zongo V, Ouattara F, Zongo S, Gruénais ME, De Brouwere V. Audit médical en expérience: la difficulté de mettre en question sa pratique clinique. In: Ouattara F, Gruénais M, Richard F, Ouédraogo C, editors. Accompagner les femmes à la maternité au Burkina Faso; anthropologie et santé publique dans un projet d’amélioration des soins obstétricaux. Paris: L’Harmattan; 2016:191-204.

Soors W, De Man J, Dkhimi F, Van de Pas R, Criel B, Ndiaye P. Towards universal coverage in the majority world: the cases of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and Tanzania. Bonn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), 2016: 60 pp.

Unger JP, Shelmerdine S, Van der Veer C, Roland M. How can GPs best handle social determinants in practice? Application in the Brussels environment. J Fam Med Dis Prev 2016;2(1):025.

van Olmen J, Eggermont N, Van Pelt M, Hen H, De Man J, Schellevis F, Peters DH, Bigdeli M. Patient-centred innovation to ensure access to diabetes care in Cambodia: the case of MoPoTsyo. J Pharm Policy Pract 2016;9(1):1-11.

Zirabamuzale JT, Opio CK, Bwanga F, Seremba E, Apica BS, Colebunders R, Ocama P. Hepatitis B virus genotypes A and D in Uganda. J Virus Erad 2016;2(1):19-21.

Zondo S, Richard F. Erreurs et responsabilités en santé: personnels soignants et usagers face aux mort-nés. In: Ouattara F, Gruénais M, Richard F, Ouédraogo C, editors. Accompagner les femmes à la maternité au Burkina Faso; anthropologie et santé publique dans un projet d’amélioration des soins obstétricaux. Paris: L’Harmattan; 2016:149-69.

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