Publications by Year (2011)

Twelve month follow-up of the SWEN randomized controlled trials: Differential impact of extended-dose nevirapine on mother-to-child transmission and infant death by maternal CD4 cell count

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2011-03-27
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AIDS Care
Objectives: We previously reported combined analysis of 6-week and 6-month endpoints of three randomized controlled trials [Six Week Extended Dose Nevirapine (SWEN) trials] that compared extended-dose nevirapine through 6 weeks of age to single-dose nevirapine to prevent HIV transmission via...

Predictors of retention among men attending STI clinics in HIV prevention programs and research: A case control study in Pune, India

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2011-03-11
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PLOS One
Background: Retention is critical in HIV prevention programs and clinical research. We studied retention in the three modeled scenarios of primary prevention programs, cohort studies and clinical trials to identify predictors of retention. Methodology/Principal Findings: Men attending Sexually...

An assessment of Makerere University College of Health Sciences: optimizing health research capacity to meet Uganda’s priorities

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2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Background: Health research is critical to the institutional mission of the Makerere College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). Optimizing the alignment of health research capacity at MakCHS with the health needs and priorities of Uganda, as outlined in the country’s Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP),...

A grander challenge: the case of how Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) contributes to health outcomes in Africa

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2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Background: "Grand challenges" in global health have focused on discovery and development of technologies to save lives. The "granderchallenge" involves building institutions, systems, capacity and demand to effectively deliver strategies to improve health. In 2008, MakerereUniversity began a...

Situational analysis of teaching and learning of medicine and nursing students at Makerere Univesity College of Health Sciences

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2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Background: Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in Uganda is undergoing a major reform to become a more influential force in society. It is important that its medicine and nursing graduates are equipped to best address the priority health needs of the Ugandan population,...

The organization and implementation of community-based education and service programs for health worker training institutions in Uganda

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2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Background: Community-based education (CBE) is part of the training curriculum for most health workers in Uganda. Most programs have a stated purpose of strengthening clinical skills, medical knowledge, communication skills, community orientation of graduates, and encouragement of graduates...

Perceptions and valuations of community-based education and service by alumni at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

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2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Background: Training of health professionals can be deliberately structured to enhance rural recruitment by exposing the trainees to the realities of rural life and practice through Community-Based Education and Service (COBE) programs. Few studies have surveyed the alumni of these programs...

Maternal tuberculosis: a risk factor for mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus

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2011-02-01
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The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Background: Maternal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) RNA load, CD4 cell count, breast-feeding, antiretroviral use, and malaria are well-established factors associated with mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV; the role of maternal tuberculosis (TB), however, has not been well...

Unstimulated primary CD4+ T cells from HIV-1-positive elite suppressors are fully susceptible to HIV-1 entry and productive infection

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2011-01-15
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Journal of Virology
Elite controllers or suppressors (ES) are a group of HIV-1-infected individuals who maintain viral loads below the limit of detection of commercial assays for many years. The mechanisms responsible for this remarkable control are under intense study, with the hope of developing therapeutic vaccines...

Public private partnerships for emergency obstetric care: lessons from Maharashtra

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2011-01-15
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Indian Journal of Community Medicine
Abstract Background: The National Rural Health Mission of India advocates public private partnerships (PPPs) to meet its "service guarantee" of Emergency obstetric care (EmOC) provision. The Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) has a provision of Rs. 1500 for contracting in...

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