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2013

  • Please find an overview of publications in 2013 from both the Centre for International Health and the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care at the Department's website.

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2010

2009

  • Assey VD, Tylleskar T, Momburi PB, Maganga M, Mlingi NV, Reilly M, Greiner T, Peterson S. Improved salt iodation methods for small-scale salt producers in low-resource settings in Tanzania. BMC Public Health 2009. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/9/187
  • Basnet R, Hinderaker SG, Enarson D, Malla P,  Mørkve O. Delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in Nepal. BMC Public Health 2009, 9:236.
  • Bikilla AD , Jerene D, Robberstad B  and Lindtjorn B: Cost estimates of HIV care and treatment with and without anti-retroviral therapy at Arba Minch Hospital in southern Ethiopia. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009, 7:6doi:10.1186/1478-7547-7-6. http://www.resource-allocation.com/content/7/1/6
  • Bourgois P , Farmer P, Fassin D, Heggenhougen HK, Nordstrom C, Quesada J, Rylko-Bauer B, Singer M, Whiteford L. Global Health in Times of Violence, Sar Press.
  • Byskov J, Bloch P, Blystad A, Hurtig AK, Fylkesnes K, Kamuzora P, Kombe Y, Kvåle G, Marchal B, Martin DK, Michelo C, Ndawi B, Ngulube TJ, Nyamongo I, Olsen OE, Onyango-Ouma W, Sandøy IF, Shayo EH, Silwamba G, Songstad NG, Tuba M. Accountable priority setting for trust in health systems--the need for research into a new approach for strengthening sustainable health action in developing countries. Health Res Policy Syst. 2009 Oct 24;7:23.
  • Carrin, G. (Editor in Chief), K. Buse, H.K. Heggenhougen, S.R. Quah (Co-Editors) 2009, Health Systems--Policy, Finance and Organization, Academic Press/Elsevier, Oxford, UK. ISBN: 978-0-12-375087-7
  • Chandyo RK, Strand TA, Mathisen M, Ulak M, Adhikari RK, Bolann BJ, Sommerfelt H: Zinc Deficiency Is Common among Healthy Women of Reproductive Age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. J. Nutr. 139: 594–597, 2009. Full PDF version.
  • Chipimo PJ, Fylkesnes K. Mental distress in populations with high HIV prevalence: impact of HIV and social factors. BMC Public Health. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/9/298
  • Dalen N, Nakitende AJ, Musisi S "They don't care what happens to us." The situation of double orphans heading households in Rakai District, Uganda http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/9/321
  • Datiko DG, Lindtjørn B (2009) Health Extension Workers Improve Tuberculosis Case Detection and Treatment Success in Southern Ethiopia: A Community Randomized Trial.http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005443
  • David J, Astrøm AN, Wang NJ: Factors associated with traumatic dental injuries among 12-year-old schoolchildren in South India.  Dent Traumatol. 2009 Jul 9.
  • Fadnes LT, Engebretsen IM, Wamani H, Wangisi J, Tumwine JK, Tylleskar T: Need to optimise infant feeding counselling: A cross-sectional survey among HIV-positive mothers in Eastern Uganda. BMC Pediatr 2009, 9(1):2.
  • Fadnes LT, Engebretsen IM, Wamani H, Semiyaga NB, Tylleskar T, Tumwine JK: Infant feeding among HIV-positive mothers and the general population mothers:  comparison of two cross-sectional surveys in Eastern Uganda. BMC Public Health 2009, 9:124.
  • Kayeyi N, Sandøy IF, Fylkesnes K.Effects of community-level educational attainment on HIV prevalence among young women in Zambia. BMC Public Health. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/9/310
  • Mathisen M, Strand TA, Sharma BN, Chandyo RK, Valentiner-Branth P, Basnet S, Adhikari RK, Hvidsten D, Shrestha PS, Sommerfelt H: RNA viruses in community-acquired childhood pneumonia in semi-urban, Nepal; a cross-sectional study.In: BMC Medicine. vol. 7; 2009. http://www.biomedcentral.com/qc/1741-7015/7/35 
  • Molla, M, Berhane Y and Lindtjørn B. Perception of Ethiopian youth regarding their risk of HIV: A community-based study among youth in predominately rural Butajira. Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health , 2009,3(3): 44:51
  • Munga MA, Mæstad O: Measuring inequalities in the distribution of health workers: the case of Tanzania. http://www.human-resources-health.com/content/7/1/4
  • MungaMA, Songstad NG, BlystadA, Mæstad O: The decentralisation-centralisation dilemma: recruitment and distribution of health workers in remote districts of Tanzania.http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-698X/9/9
  • Ngadaya ES, Mfinanga GS, Wandwalo ER, Morkve O. Pulmonary tuberculosis among women with cough attending clinics for family planning and maternal and child health in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. BMC Public Health. 2009. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/9/278
  • Ngadaya ES, Mfinanga GS, Wandwalo ER, Morkve O. Detection of pulmonary tuberculosis among patients with cough attending outpatient departments in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: does duration of cough matter? BMC Health Serv Res. 2009.  http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/9/112
  • Ngowi BJ , Mfinanga SG, Bruun JN, Mørkve O. Immunohaematological reference values in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-negative adolescent and adults in rural northern Tanzania. BMC Infectious Diseases 2009, 9:1 (13 Jan 2009)
  • Njeru MK, Blystad A, Nyamongo IK, Fylkesnes K. A critical assessment of the WHO responsiveness tool: lessons from voluntary HIV testing and counselling services in Kenya. BMC Health Serv Res. 2009 Dec 22;9(1):2 [Epub ahead of print]. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/9/243
  • Onarheim KH, Hemsing AL: Global helse i medisinstudiet er viktig! Tidsskr Nor Legeforen nr. 16, 2009; 129
  • Sopheab H, Saphonn V, Chhea C, Fylkesnes KM. Distribution of HIV in Cambodia: findings from the first national population survey. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19487909?dopt=Abstract
  • Thanh DC, Moland KM, Fylkesnes K: The context of HIV risk behaviours among HIV-positive injection drug users in Viet Nam: Moving toward effective harm reduction. BMC Public Health 2009, 9:98 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-98

2008

  • Buregyeya E, Bazeyo W, Moen BE, Michelo C, Fylkesnes K: HIV risk behavior and work in Uganda: A cross-sectional study. East African Journal of Public Health.
  • Datiko DG, Yassin MA, Chekol LT, Kabeto LE, Lindtjørn B: The rate of TB-HIV co-infection depends on the prevalence of HIV infection in a community. BMC Public Health
  • Dzekedzeke K, Siziya S & Fylkesnes K (2008): The impact of HIV infection on adult mortality in some communities in Zambia: a cohort study. Tropical Medicine & International Health.
  • Engebretsen IM, Tylleskär T, Warmani H, Karamagi C, Tumwine JK: Determinants of infant growth in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study. Int Breastfeed J. 2008; 3: 26
  • Fjeld E, Siziya S, Katepa-Bwalya M, Kankasa C, Moland KM, Tylleskär T and the PROMISE-EBF Study Group: No sister, the breast alone is not enough for my baby' a qualitative assessment of potentials and barriers in the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in southern Zambia. Int Breastfeed J. 2008; 3: 26.
  • Heggenhougen, H. K. (Editor in Chief), 2008, International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Oxford: Elsevier Press, 6 volumes, pp 4483, ISBN: 978-0-12-227225-7
  • Heuch I , Jacobsen BK, Albrektsen G and Kvåle G: Reproductive factors and pancreatic cancer risk: a Norwegian cohort study. British Journal of Cancer.
  • Michelo C, Sandøy I, Fylkesnes K: Antenatal clinic HIV data found to underestimate actual prevalence declines: evidence from Zambia. Tropical Medicine and International Health.
  • Molla M, Berhane Y, Lindtjørn B: Traditional values of virginity and sexual behaviour in rural Ethiopian youth: results from a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health.
  • Molla M, Byass, P: Berhane Y, Lindtjørn B (2008). Mortality decreases among young adults in south-central Ethiopia. Ethiop J Hlth Dev 2008; 22: 218-225.
  • Mtaya M, Astrom AN, Brudvik P (2008): Malocclusion, psycho-social impacts and treatment need: A cross-sectional study of Tanzanian primary school-children. BMC Oral Health.
  • Nasir EF, Åstrom AN, David J, Ali RW: HIV AND AIDS related knowledge,source of information, and reported need for further education among dental students in Sudan. BMC Public Health. 
  • Ngowi BJ, Mfinanga SG, Bruun JN, Morkve O: Pulmonary tuberculosis among people living with HIV/AIDS attending care and treatment in rural northern Tanzania. BMC Public Health 2008, 8: 341. 
  • O’Farrell N, Sano F, Sopheab S, Henh LS, Sun LP, Vun MC, Fylkesnes K, Godwin P: Changes in STI services following a community based STI-intervention project in Cambodia. SouthEast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 2008, 39:867-875.
  • Salpou D, Kiserud T, Rasmussen S, Johnsen SL: Fetal age assessment based on 2nd trimester ultrasound in Africa and the effect of ethnicity. BMC
    Pregnancy Childbirth 2008; 8: 48
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  • Sandøy IF, Siziya S, Fylkesnes K: Lost opportunities in HIV prevention: programmes miss places where exposures are highest. BMC Public Health.
  • Sandøy IF, Dzekedzeke K, Fylkesnes K: Prevalence and Correlates of Concurrent Sexual Partnerships in Zambia. AIDS Behav.
  • Sopheab H, Fylkesnes K, Lim Y, Godwin P: Community action for preventing HIV in Cambodia: evaluation of a 3-year project. Health Policy Plan. 
  • Sopheab H, Morineau G, Neal JJ, Saphonn V, Fylkesnes K: Sustained high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Cambodia: high turnover seriously challenges the 100% condom use programme. BMC Infectiopus Diseases 2008, 8:167 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-8-167
  • Thanh DC, Hien NT, Tuan NA , Thang BD, Long NT, Fylkesnes KM: HIV Risk Behaviours and Determinants Among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam. AIDS Behav. 
  • Yahya-Malima KI, Evjen-Olsen B, Matee MI, Fylkesnes K, Haarr L: HIV-1, HSV-2 and syphilis among pregnant women in a rural area of Tanzania: Prevalence and risk factors. BMC Infect Dis.

2007

  • Blystad, A., Rekdal, O.B., & Malleyeck, H: Seclusion, protection and avoidance: Exploring the metida complex among Datoga of northern Tanzania. Africa 77 (3), 2007
  • Hembre BSH, Briles DE, Grewal H and Strand TA: Effect of high dose oral zinc in mice with severe infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae. Scand J Infect Dis.
  • Jacobsen BK, Heuch I and Kvåle G: Association of Low Age at Menarche with Increased All-Cause Mortality: A 37-Year Follow-up of 61,319 Norwegian Women. American Journal of Epidemiology.
  • Kida IA. , Astrom AN, Strand GV, Masalu JR: Chewing problems and dissatisfaction with chewing ability: a survey of older Tanzanians. European Journal of Oral Sciences.
  • Leshabari SC, Blystad A , Moland KM: Difficult choices: Infant feeding experiences of HIV-positive mothers in northern Tanzania. Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS.
  • Leshabari SC, Blystad A, de Paoli M, Moland KM: HIV and infant feeding counselling: challenges faced by nurse-counsellors in northern Tanzania. Human Resources for Health.
  • Makundi E , Kapiriri L and Norheim OF: Combining evidence and values in priority setting: testing the balance sheet method in a low-income country. BMC Health Services Research.
  • Mtaya M, Astrøm AN, Tsakos G: Applicability of an abbreviated version of the Child-OIDP inventory among primary schoolchildren in Tanzania. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 
  • Oleke C, Blystad A, Rekdal OB, Moland KM: Experiences of orphan care in Amach, Uganda: assessing policy implications. Sahara J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS.
  • Shargie EB, Lindtjørn B: Determinants of Treatment Adherence Among Smear-Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Southern Ethiopia. PLoS Medicine.
  • Strand, TA, Taneja S, Bhandari N, Refsum H, Ueland PM, Gjessing HK, Bahl R, Schneede J, Bhan MK, Sommerfelt H: Folate, but not vitamin B-12 status, predicts respiratory morbidity in north Indian children. Am J Clin Nutr 2007.
  • Taneja S, Bhandari N, Strand TA, Sommerfelt H, Refsum H, Ueland PM, Schneede J, Bahl R, and Bhan MK: Cobalamin and folate status in infants and young children in a low-to-middle income community in India. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
  • Yahya-Malima KI, Matee MI, Evjen-Olsen B, Fylkesnes K: "High potential of escalating HIV transmission in a low prevalence setting in rural Tanzania". BMC Public Health.