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Thorkild Tylleskär is a paediatrician and professor in International Health since 2001. His focus is on child health in a global perspective, nutrition, HIV and health informatics. He has his medical degree, his PhD training and his specialist training in paediatrics from Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital. In addition, he has a French Master in African Linguistics from Sorbonne University after field work in present-day Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire). His medical thesis in 1994 describes the toxico-nutritional causation of ‘konzo’, a paralytic disorder permanently crippling women and children in some pockets in Africa, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konzo.

Since his appointment as full professor in Bergen, Norway his focus has been shared between 1) child health and nutrition, especially on the nutritional problems accentuated by HIV and how to solve the breastfeeding and postnatal HIV transmission, 2) birth care and 3) improved data collection and management for health in low resource settings. 

He has supervised over 20 PhD candidates, the majority of them from Africa. The latest graduated PhD candidates are: 

Ongoing projects: 

Main collaborating countries: 

  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo Kinshasa)
  • Zambia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Mozambique
  • Burkina Faso

 His main areas are: 

  • Global Health
  • Child Health
  • Global Nutrition
  • HIV
  • Information and Communication Technology in Health Sciences

He is member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Chairperson of the Board of the Norwegian Research School of Global Health

I am teaching medical students, master students and PhD candidates in international health. I am teaching on a number of courses and I am in charge of two courses:

INTH304 "Major global health problems" and

INTH321A "Experimental epidemiology"  

My main areas are: 

  • Global Health
  • Child Health
  • Global Nutrition
  • HIV
  • Clinical trials and experimental epidemiology

Publications in PubMed

Google Scholar Profile 

Original Lancet publications:

Tylleskär T, et al. Cassava cyanogens and konzo, an upper motoneuron disease found in Africa. Lancet. 1992 Jan 25;339(8787):208-11. Erratum in: Lancet 1992 Feb 15;339(8790):440. PMID: 1346173

Tylleskär T, et al. PROMISE-EBF Study Group. Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa (PROMISE-EBF): a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet. 2011 Jul 30;378(9789):420-7. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60738-1. PMID: 21752462

Nagot N, ... , Tylleskär T, Van de Perre P; ANRS 12174 Trial Group. Extended pre-exposure prophylaxis with lopinavir-ritonavir versus lamivudine to prevent HIV-1 transmission through breastfeeding up to 50 weeks in infants in Africa (ANRS 12174): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2015 Nov 18. pii: S0140-6736(15)00984-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00984-8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 2660391

 

 

Books
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild; Norheim, Ole Frithjof. 2013. Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing hiv infection. Recommendations for a public health approach. 267 pages. ISBN: 9789241505727.
  • Lindstrand, Ann; Bergström, Staffan; Rosling, Hans; Rubenson, Birgitta; Stenson, Bo; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2006. Global Health: An introductory textbook. 326 pages. ISBN: 9144021984.
  • Waruru, Anthony Kabui; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2002. Nutrition in Africa 2. (A CD-based interactive training material for African university students in nutrition).
Journal articles
  • Bærug, Anne Bergljot; Langsrud, Øyvind; Løland, Beate Fossum; Tufte, Elisabeth; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Fretheim, Atle. 2016. Effectiveness of Baby-friendly community health services on exclusive breastfeeding and maternal satisfaction: a pragmatic trial. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 12: 428-439. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12273
  • Eriksson, Anneli; Gerdin, Martin; Garfield, Richard; Tylleskär, Thorkild; von Schreeb, Johan. 2016. How bad is it? Usefulness of the “7eed Model” for scoring severity and level of need in complex emergencies. PLOS Currents. 8. 21 pages. Published 2016-06-28. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.d59e0fa39887031e1c3763851a6e5c2a
  • Fadnes, Lars T.; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Birungi, Nancy; Lombard, Carl; Swanevelder, Sonja; Van den Broeck, Jan; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. 2016. Effects of an exclusive breastfeeding intervention for six months on growth patterns of 4-5 year old children in Uganda: The cluster-randomised PROMISE EBF trial. BMC Public Health. 16. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3234-3
  • Foissac, Frantz; Blume, Joern; Tréluyer, Jean-Marc; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Kankasa, Chipepo; Meda, Nicolas; Tumwine, James K.; Singata, Mandisa; Harper, Kim; Illamola, Silvia M; Bouazza, Naïm; Nagot, Nicolas; Van de Perre, Philippe; Blanche, Stéphane; Hirt, Déborah. 2016. Are prophylactic and therapeutic target concentrations different? The case of lopinavir/ritonavir or lamivudine administered to infants for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission during breastfeeding. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 61. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01869-16
  • Katirayi, Leila Georgena; Chouraya, Caspian; Kudiabor, Kwashie; Mahdi, Mohammed Ali; Kieffer, Mary Pat; Moland, Karen Marie; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2016. Lessons learned from the PMTCT program in Swaziland: challenges with accepting lifelong ART for pregnant and lactating women - a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 16:1119: 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3767-5
  • Katirayi, Leila; Namadingo, Hazel; Phiri, Mafayo; Bobrow, Emily A; Ahimbisibwe, Allan; Berhan, Aida Yemane; Buono, Nicole; Moland, Karen Marie; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2016. HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women's perspectives about Option B+ in Malawi: A qualitative study. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 19. doi: 10.7448/IAS.19.1.20919
  • Kirunda, Tebagalika Barbara Eva; Wamani, Henry; Fadnes, Lars T.; Van den Broeck, Jan; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2016. Objectively assessed physical activity and associated factors among adults in peri-urban and rural Eastern Uganda: a population-based study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 13: 1243-1254. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0025
  • Lombard, Carl; Cousens, Simon; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Van de Perre, Philippe; Nagot, Nicolas. 2016. Trial size, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, and breastfeeding - Authors' reply. The Lancet. 387: 2091. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30540-2
  • Melberg, Andrea; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Ruano, Ana Lorena; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Moland, Karen Marie. 2016. Reflections on the unintended consequences of the promotion of institutional pregnancy and birth care in Burkina Faso. PLoS ONE. 11. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156503
  • Melberg, Andrea; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Moland, Karen Marie. 2016. 'We saw she was in danger, but couldn't do anything': Missed opportunities and health worker disempowerment during birth care in rural Burkina Faso. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 16:292: 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-1089-3
  • Nagot, Nicolas; Kankasa, Chipepo; Tumwine, James K; Meda, Nicolas; Hofmeyr, G. Justus; Vallo, Roselyne; Mwiya, Mwiya; Kwagala, Mary; Traore, Hugues; Sunday, Amwe; Singata, Mandisa; Siuluta, Chafye; Some, Eric; Rutagwera, David; Néboua, Désiré; Ndeezi, Grace; Jackson, Debra; Maréchal, Valérie; Neveu, Dorine; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Lombard, Carl; Blanche, Stéphane; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Rekacewicz, Claire; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Van de Perre, Philippe. 2016. Extended pre-exposure prophylaxis with lopinavir-ritonavir versus lamivudine to prevent HIV-1 transmission through breastfeeding up to 50 weeks in infants in Africa (ANRS 12174): a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet. 387: 566-573. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00984-8
  • Pejovic, Nicolas; Trevisanuto, Daniele; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2016. Pilot manikin study showed that a supraglottic airway device improved simulated neonatal ventilation in a low-resource setting. Acta Paediatrica. 105: 1440-1443. doi: 10.1111/apa.13565
  • Sanosyan, Armen; Rutagwera, David Gatsinzi; Moles, Jean-Pierre; Bollore, Karine; Peries, Marianne; Kankasa, Chipepo; Mwiya, Mwiya; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Nagot, Nicolas; Van de Perre, Philippe; Tuaillon, Edouard. 2016. Increased Epstein-Barr virus in breast milk occurs with subclinical mastitis and HIV shedding. Medicine (Baltimore, Md.). 95. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000004005
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2016. Fra tilbud til påbud - hivtesting og behandling i det sørlige Afrika. Best Practice Infeksjonsmedisin. 5: 20-22.
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2016. För mycket och för lite skämmer allt - malnutrition i ett globalt perspektiv. Barnläkaren. 3. 21-22.
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild; Bærug, Anne Bergljot. 2016. Breastfeeding: the medical profession sweeping at its own doorstep. The Lancet Global Health. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)00063-2
  • Akilimali, Pierre Zalagile; Kashala Abotnes, Esperance; Musumari, Patou Masika; Kayembe, Patrick Kalambayi; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Mapatano, Mala. 2015. Predictors of persistent Anaemia in the first year of antiretroviral therapy: A retrospective cohort study from Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo. PLoS ONE. 10. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140240
  • Awor, Phyllis; Wamani, Henry; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Peterson, Stefan. 2015. Drug seller adherence to clinical protocols with integrated management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea at drug shops in Uganda. Malaria Journal. doi: 10.1186/s12936-015-0798-9
  • Birungi, Nancy; Fadnes, Lars T.; Okullo, Isaac; Kasangaki, Arabat; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Ndeezi, Grace; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Lie, Stein Atle; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug. 2015. Effect of breastfeeding promotion on early childhood caries and breastfeeding duration among 5 year old children in Eastern Uganda: A cluster randomized trial. PLoS ONE. 10:e0125352. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125352
  • Chola, Lumbwe; Fadnes, Lars T.; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nkonki, Lungiswa; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Robberstad, Bjarne. 2015. Cost-effectiveness of peer counselling for the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. PLoS ONE. 10. 18 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142718
  • Finger, Jonas; Varnaccia, Gianni; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Lampert, Thomas; Mensink, Gert B.M. 2015. Dietary behaviour and parental socioeconomic position among adolescents: The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents 2003-2006 (KiGGS). BMC Public Health. 15:498. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1830-2
  • Kirunda, Tebagalika Barbara Eva; Fadnes, Lars T.; Wamani, Henry; Van den Broeck, Jan; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2015. Population-based survey of overweight and obesity and the associated factors in peri-urban and rural Eastern Uganda Chronic Disease epidemiology. BMC Public Health. 15. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2506-7
  • Nankabirwa, Victoria; Tumwine, James K; Mugaba, Proscovia M.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Van De Perre, Philippe; Engebretsen, Ingunn Ms; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Fjeld, Eli; Fylkesnes, Knut; Klungsøyr, Jørn; Nordrehaug-Åstrøm, Anne; Olsen, Øystein Evjen; Robberstad, Bjarne; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Meda, Nicolas; Diallo, Hama; Ouedrago, Thomas; Rouamba, Jeremi; Traore, Bernadette Traore Germain; Zabsonre, Emmanuel; Tumwine, James K; Bwengye, Caleb; Karamagi, Charles; Nankunda, Jolly; Ndeezi, Grace; Wandera, Margaret; Kankasa, Chipepo; Katepa-Bwalya, Mary; Siuluta, Chafye; Siziya, Seter; Jackson, Debra; Chopra, Mickey; Colvin, Mark; Doherty, Tanya; Goga, Ameena; Matizirofa, Lyness; Nkonki, Lungiswa; Sanders, David; Zembe, Wanga. 2015. Child survival and BCG vaccination: A community based prospective cohort study in Uganda. BMC Public Health. 15. 10 pages. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1497-8
  • Okware, Samuel Ikwaras; Omaswa, Francis; Talisuna, Ambrose; Amandua, Jacinto; Amone, Jackson; Onek, Paul; Opio, Alex; Wamala, Joseph; Lubwama, Julius; Luswa, Lukwago; Kagwa, Paul; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2015. Managing ebola from rural to urban slum settings: Experiences from Uganda. African Health Sciences. 15: 312-321. doi: 10.4314/ahs.v15i1.45
  • Awor, Phyllis; Wamani, Henry; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Jagoe, George; Peterson, Stefan. 2014. Increased access to care and appropriateness of treatment at private sector drug shops with integrated management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea: A quasi-experimental study in Uganda. PLoS ONE. 9:e115440. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115440
  • Doherty, Tanya; Jackson, Debra; Swanevelder, Sonja; Lombard, Carl; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Goga, Ameena; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte M; Sanders, David. 2014. Severe events in the first 6 months of life in a cohort of HIV-unexposed infants from South Africa: effects of low birthweight and breastfeeding status. Tropical medicine & international health. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12355
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Jackson, Debra; Fadnes, Lars T.; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Doherty, Tanya; Lombard, Carl; Swanevelder, Sonja; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Ramokolo, Vundli; Sanders, David; Wamani, Henry; Meda, Nicolas; Tumwine, James K.; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte M; Van de Perre, Philippe; Kankasa, Chipepo; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2014. Growth effects of exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa: the cluster-randomised PROMISE EBF trial. BMC Public Health. 14. 12 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-633
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Doherty, Tanya; Diallo, Hama; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Fadnes, Lars T.; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Ramokolo, Vundli; Meda, Nicolas; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Jackson, Debra; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. 2014. Early infant feeding practices in three African countries: the PROMISE-EBF trial promoting exclusive breastfeeding by peer counsellors. International Breastfeeding Journal. 18: 19. doi: 10.1186/1746-4358-9-19
  • Finger, Jonas; Mensink, Gert B.M.; Banzer, Winfried; Lampert, Thomas; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2014. Physical activity, aerobic fitness and parental socio-economic position among adolescents: The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents 2003-2006 (KiGGS). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 11:43. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-11-43
  • Mucunguzi, Stephen; Wamani, Henry; Lochoro, Peter; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2014. Effects of Improved Access to Transportation on Emergency obstetric Care Outcomes in Uganda. African Journal of Reproductive Health.
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2014. Et budsjettkutt som ikke er til å leve med :. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 134: 314-314. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.13.1574
  • Boivin, Michael J; Okitundu, Daniel; Bumoko, Guy Makila-Mabe; Sombo, Marie-Therese; Mumba, Dieudonne; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Page, Connie F.; Muyembe, Jean-Jacques Tamfum; Tshala-Katumbay, Désiré. 2013. Neuropsychological Effects of Konzo: A Neuromotor Disease Associated With Poorly Processed Cassava. Pediatrics. 131: E1231-E1239. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-3011
  • Chola, Lumbwe; Fadnes, Lars T.; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Robberstad, Bjarne. 2013. Infant feeding survival and Markov transition probabilities among children under age 6 months in Uganda. American Journal of Epidemiology. 177: 453-462. doi: 10.1093/aje/kws254
  • Finger, JD; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Lampert, T; Mensink, GBM. 2013. Dietary Behaviour and Socioeconomic Position: The Role of Physical Activity Patterns. PLoS ONE. 8. 10 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078390
  • Rujumba, Joseph; Neema, Stella; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Heggenhougen, Harald Kristian. 2013. Pregnant women's experiences of routine counselling and testing for HIV in Eastern Uganda: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. 13. 13 pages. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-189
  • Traore, Hamidou; Meda, Nicolas; Nagot, Nicolas; Somé, Eric; Néboua, Désiré; Kankasa, Chipepo; Hofmeyr, Justus; Tumwine, James K; Vallo, Roselyne; Yé, Diarra; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Van de Perre, Philippe. 2013. Déterminants du faible poids de naissance chez des enfants nés de mères séropositives pour le VIH, non éligibles au traitement antirétroviral, en Afrique (Determinants of low birth weight among newborns to HIV-infected mothers not eligible for antiretroviral treatment in Africa). Revue d'épidémiologie et de santé publique. 61: 413-420. doi: 10.1016/j.respe.2013.05.022
  • Tshala-Katumbay, Désiré; Mumba, Ngoyi; Okitundu, Luwa; Kazadi, K.; Banea, M.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Boivin, Michael J; Muyembe-Tamfum, Jean-Jacques. 2013. Cassava food toxins, konzo disease, and neurodegeneration in sub-Sahara Africans. Neurology. 80: 949-951. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182840b81
  • Van de Perre, Philippe; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Delfraissy, Jean-François; Nagot, Nicolas. 2013. How evidence based are public health policies for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV? BMJ (British Medical Journal). 346:f3763. 3 pages. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f3763
  • Acham, Hedwig; Kikafunda, JK; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Malde, Marian Kjellevold. 2012. Nutritional and health profiles of primary schoolchildren in rural Uganda. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 12: 5862-5880.
  • Ankarklev, Johan; Hestvik, Elin; Lebbad, Marianne; Lindh, Johan; Kaddu-Mulindwa, Deogratias H; Andersson, Jan O.; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K; Svärd, Staffan G. 2012. Common coinfections of giardia intestinalis and helicobacter pylori in non-symptomatic Ugandan children. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 6. 8 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001780
  • Babirye, Juliet Ndimwibo; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Makumbi, Frederick; Fadnes, Lars T.; Wamani, Henry; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Nuwaha, Fred. 2012. Timeliness of childhood vaccinations in Kampala Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE. 7. 6 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035432
  • Byamugisha, Robert; Astrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Ndeezi, Grace; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S.; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2012. A letter to the male partner increases antenatal attendance and HIV testing in eastern Uganda: results from a randomized facility-based intervention trial. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 91: 73-73.
  • Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Meda, Nicolas; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Traore, Germain S; Cousens, Simon; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2012. The high burden of infant deaths in rural Burkina Faso: a prospective community-based cohort study. BMC Public Health. 12. 15 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-739
  • Doherty, Tanya; Sanders, David; Jackson, Debra; Swanevelder, Sonja; Lombard, Carl; Zembe, Wanga; Chopra, Mickey; Goga, Ameena; Colvin, Mark; Fadnes, Lars T.; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte M; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2012. Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women in South Africa: an area needing urgent attention to improve child health. BMC Pediatrics. 12:105. 10 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-105
  • Finger, Jonas; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Lampert, Thomas; Mensink, Gert BM. 2012. Physical activity patterns and socioeconomic position: the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998 (GNHIES98). BMC Public Health. 12. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-1079
  • Hestvik, Elin; Olafsdottir, Edda Jonina; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Aksnes, Lage; Kaddu-Mulindwa, Deogratias H; Ndeezi, Grace; Tumwine, James K; Grahnquist, Lena. 2012. Faecal calprotectin in HIV-infected, HAART naïve Ugandan children: a hospital-based survey. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - JPGN. 54: 785-790. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e318241a683
  • Hestvik, Elin; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2012. Comment on: The seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori and its relationship to malaria in Ugandan children. Transactions of the Royal Society for Tropixcal Medicine and Hygiene. 106: 329-329. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2012.02.002
  • Melberg, Andrea; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Meda, Nicolas; Moland, Karen Marie; Storeng, Katerini Tagmatarchi; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2012. Obstetric care in primary health centres in rural Burkina Faso from a health worker perspective. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 91: 113-113.
  • Nagot, Nicolas; Kankasa, Chipepo; Meda, Nicolas; Hofmeyr, Justus; Nikodem, Cheryl; Tumwine, James K.; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Neveu, Dorine; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Van de Perre, Philippe. 2012. Lopinavir/Ritonavir versus Lamivudine peri-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV-1 transmission by breastfeeding: the PROMISE-PEP trial Protocol ANRS 12174. BMC Infectious Diseases. 12. 11 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-246
  • Ndeezi, Grace; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Ndugwa, Christopher; Tumwine, James K. 2012. Multiple micronutrient supplementation does not reduce diarrhoea morbidity in Ugandan HIV-infected children: a randomised controlled trial. Paediatrics and International Child Health. 32: 14-21.
  • Rujumba, Joseph; Neema, Stella; Byamugisha, Robert; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K; Heggenhougen, Harald Kristian. 2012. "Telling my husband I have HIV is too heavy to come out of my mouth": pregnant women's disclosure experiences and support needs following antenatal HIV testing in eastern Uganda. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 15. 10 pages. doi: 10.7448/IAS.15.2.17429
  • Rujumba, Joseph; Tumwine, James K.; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Neema, Stella; Heggenhougen, Harald Kristian. 2012. Listening to health workers: lessons from Eastern Uganda for strengthening the programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. BMC Health Services Research. 12. 12 pages. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-3
  • Tylleskar, Thorkild; Diallo, Hama; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Meda, Nicolas; Tumwine, James; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2012. High perinatal mortality in Burkina Faso and Uganda. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 91: 138-138.
  • Tylleskar, Thorkild; Mucunguzi, Stephen; Wamani, Henry; Lochoro, Peter. 2012. An evaluation of improved access to transport for emergency obstetric care in Northern Uganda using caesarean section rate. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 91: 137-137.
  • Tylleskar, Thorkild; Vande Perre, Phillippe; Meda, Nicolas; Tumwine, James K; Kankasa, Chipepo; Hofmeyr, Justus; Jackson, Debbie; Blanche, Stephane; Nagot, Nicolas; Vallo, Roselyne; Marechal, Valerie. 2012. New ways to prevent mother to child transmission during breastfeeding in low-resource settings - the PROMISE PEP trial. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 91: 137-138. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2012.01435_2.x
  • Van de Perre, Philippe; Rubbo, Pierre-Alain; Viljoen, Johannes; Nagot, Nicolas; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Lepage, Philippe; Vendrell, Jean-Pierre; Tuaillon, Edouard. 2012. HIV-1 reservoirs in breast milk and challenges to elimination of breast-feeding transmission of HIV-1. Science Translational Medicine. 4. 14 pages. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003327
  • Babirye, Juliet Ndimwibo; Nuwaha, Fred; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2011. Timeliness of child vaccinations in Kampala, Uganda. Tropical medicine & international health. 16: 308-308.
  • Byamugisha, Robert; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Ndeezi, Grace; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S.; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. 2011. Male partner antenatal attendance and HIV testing in eastern Uganda: a randomized facility-based intervention trial. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 14. 11 pages. doi: 10.1186/1758-2652-14-43
  • Chola, Lumbwe; Nkonki, Lungiswa Leonora; Kankasa, Chipepo; Tumwine, James; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Robberstad, Bjarne; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza. 2011. Cost of individual peer counselling for the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation. 9. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/1478-7547-9-11
  • Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Meda, Nicolas; Ouedraogo, W.T.; Cousens, Simon; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2011. A prospective study on neonatal mortality and its predictors in a rural area in Burkina Faso: Can MDG-4 be met by 2015? Journal of Perinatology. 31: 656-663. doi: 10.1038/jp.2011.6
  • Fadnes, Lars T.; Jackson, Debra; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Zembe, Wanga; Sanders, David; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2011. Vaccination coverage and timeliness in three South African areas: a prospective study. BMC Public Health. 11. 11 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-404
  • Fadnes, Lars T.; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S. 2011. Is vaccination coverage a good indicator of age-appropriate vaccination? A prospective study from Uganda. Vaccine. 29: 3564-3570. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.02.093
  • Falnes, Eli Fjeld; Moland, Karen Marie; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Leshabari, Sebalda Charles; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Paoli, Marina Manuela de. 2011. The potential role of mother-in-law in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: a mixed methods study from the Kilimanjaro region, northern Tanzania. BMC Public Health. 11. 12 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-551
  • Falnes, Eli Fjeld; Moland, Karen Marie; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Msuya, Sia E.; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Paoli, Marina Manuela de. 2011. "It is her responsibility": partner involvement in prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV programmes, northern Tanzania. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 14. 12 pages. doi: 10.1186/1758-2652-14-21
  • Hestvik, Elin; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Grahnquist, Lena; Ndeezi, Grace; Kaddu-Mulindwa, Deogratias h.; Aksnes, Lage; Olafsdottir, Edda Jonina. 2011. Faecal calprotectin concentrations in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based survey. BMC Pediatrics. 11. 7 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-11-9
  • Hestvik, Elin; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Ndeezi, Grace; Grahnquist, Lena; Olafsdottir, Edda Jonina; Tumwine, James K; Kaddu-Mulindwa, Deogratias H. 2011. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in HIV-infected, HAART-naive Ugandan children: a hospital-based survey. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 14. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/1758-2652-14-34
  • Nankabirwa, Victoria; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2011. Perinatal mortality in Eastern Uganda: A community based prospective cohort study. PLoS ONE. 6. 7 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019674
  • Nankabirwa, Victoria; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tumwine, James K. 2011. Malaria Parasitaemia among Infants and Its Association with Breastfeeding Peer Counselling and Vitamin A Supplementation: A Secondary Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Trial. PLoS ONE. 6. 8 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021862
  • Nankabirwa, Victoria; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tumwine, James K. 2011. Prevalence of malaria parasitaemia among infants in Uganda and its association with breastfeeding, peer counselling and vitamin a supplementation. Tropical medicine & international health. 16: 97-97.
  • Ndeezi, Grace; Tumwine, James K; Ndugwa, Christopher; Bolann, Bjørn Johan; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2011. Multiple micronutrient supplementation improves vitamin B-12 and folate concentrations of HIV infected children in Uganda: a randomized controlled trial. Nutrition Journal. 10. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-10-56
  • Rujumba, Josef; Neema, S; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K; Heggenhougen, Harald Kristian. 2011. Pregnant women's experiences of routine counselling and testing for HIV in eastern Uganda: lessons for improving the prevention of mother-to child transmission of HIV programme. Tropical medicine & international health. 16: 299-299.
  • Rujumba, Josef; Tumwine, James; Neema, S; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Heggenhougen, Harald Kristian. 2011. 'He will say I have killed him' the dilemma of HIV disclosure to sexual partners by pregnant women tested for HIV during antenatal care in rural Uganda. Tropical medicine & international health. 16: 166-166.
  • Tylleskar, Thorkild; Jackson, Debra; Meda, Nicolas; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Chopra, Mickey; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Doherty, Tanja; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte M; Fadnes, Lars T.; Goga, Ameena; Kankasa, Chipepo; Klungsøyr, Jørn Ivar; Lombard, Carl; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Van de Perre, Philippe; Sanders, David; Shanmugam, Rebecca; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Wamani, Henry; Tumwine, James K. 2011. Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa (PROMISE-EBF): a cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet. 378: 420-427. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60738-1
  • Byamugisha, Robert; Tumwine, James K.; Ndeezi, Grace; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S.; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2010. Attitudes to routine HIV counselling and testing, and knowledge about prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey among antenatal attendees. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 13. doi: 10.1186/1758-2652-13-52
  • Byamugisha, Robert; Tumwine, James K.; Semiyaga, Nulu; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2010. Determinants of male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme in Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey. Reproductive Health. 7. Published 2010-06-23. doi: 10.1186/1742-4755-7-12
  • Byamugisha, Robert; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Kagawa, Mike N.; Onyango, Saul; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S; Tumwine, James K. 2010. Dramatic and sustained increase in HIV-testing rates among antenatal attendees in Eastern Uganda after a policy change from voluntary counselling and testing to routine counselling and testing for HIV: a retrospective analysis of hospital records, 2002-2009. BMC Health Services Research. 10. 8 pages. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-10-290
  • Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Meda, Nicolas; Zabsonre, Emmanuel; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Cousens, Simon; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2010. Perinatal mortality in rural Burkina Faso: a prospective community-based cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 10. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-10-45
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Moland, Karen Marie; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. 2010. Gendered perceptions on infant feeding in Eastern Uganda: continued need for exclusive breastfeeding support. International Breastfeeding Journal. 5: 13. Published 2010-10-26. doi: 10.1186/1746-4358-5-13
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Shanmugam, Rebecca; Sommerfelt, Elisabeth; Tumwine, James K.; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2010. Infant feeding modalities addressed in two different ways in Eastern Uganda. International Breastfeeding Journal. 5: 2. Published 2010-02-04. doi: 10.1186/1746-4358-5-2
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2010. Hiv, amming og antiretrovirale medisiner. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 130: 520-522. Published 2010-03-11.
  • Fadnes, Lars T.; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Moland, Karen Marie; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2010. Infant feeding counselling in Uganda in a changing environment with focus on the general population and HIV-positive mothers - a mixed method approach. BMC Health Services Research. 10. 9 pages. Published 2010-09-06. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-10-260
  • Falnes, Eli Fjeld; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Paoli, Marina Manuela de; Manongi, Rachel Nathaniel; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S. 2010. Mothers’ knowledge and utilization of prevention of mother to child transmission services in northern Tanzania. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 13. 15 pages. Published 2010-09-14. doi: 10.1186/1758-2652-13-36
  • Hestvik, Elin; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Kaddu-Mulindwa, Deogratias H; Ndeezi, Grace; Grahnquist, Lena; Olafsdottir, Edda Jonina; Tumwine, James K. 2010. Helicobacter pylori in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based cross sectional survey. BMC Gastroenterology. 10. Published 2010-06-16. doi: 10.1186/1471-230X-10-62
  • Musoke, Philippa; Mudiope, Peter; Barlow-Mosha, Linda N; Ajuna, Patrick; Bagenda, Danstan; Mubiru, Michael M; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Fowler, Mary G. 2010. Growth, immune and viral responses in HIV infected African children receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy: a prospective cohort study. BMC Pediatrics. 10. Published 2010-08-06. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-10-56
  • Nankabirwa, Victoria; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K.; Sommerfelt, Halvor. 2010. Maternal education is associated with vaccination status of infants less than 6 months in Eastern Uganda: a cohort study. BMC Pediatrics. 10. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-10-92
  • Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Tumwine, James K.; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2010. "She would sit with me": mothers' experiences of individual peer support for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. International Breastfeeding Journal. 5. doi: 10.1186/1746-4358-5-16
  • Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Ndeezi, Grace; Semiyaga, Nulu; Tumwine, James K. 2010. Establishing individual peer counselling for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda: implications for scaling-up. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 6: 53-66. Published 2010-01-06. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2009.00187.x
  • Ndeezi, Grace; Tumwine, James K.; Bolann, Bjørn Johan; Ndugwa, Christopher; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2010. Zinc status in HIV infected Ugandan children aged 1-5 years: a cross sectional baseline survey. BMC Pediatrics. 10. Published 2010-09-21. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-10-68
  • Ndeezi, Grace; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Ndugwa, Christopher; Tumwine, James K. 2010. Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on survival of HIV-infected children in Uganda: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 13. doi: 10.1186/1758-2652-13-18
  • Paoli, Marina Manuela de; Falnes, Eli Fjeld; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Manongi, Rachel N.; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S. 2010. Mothers' knowledge and utilization of prevention of mother to child transmission services in northern Tanzania. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 13. doi: 10.1186/1758-2652-13-36
  • Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2010. Making it happen, level 2. Global health action. 3. Published 2010-07-01. doi: 10.3402/gha.v3i0.5370
  • Assey, Vincent Didas; Peterson, Stefan; Kimboka, Sabas; Ngemera, Daniel; Mgoba, Celestin; Ndossi, Godwin D.; Greiner, Ted; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2009. Tanzania national survery on iodine deficiency: impact after twelve years of salt iodation. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 295-295.
  • Assey, Vincent Didas; Peterson, Stefan; Kimboka, Sabas; Ngemera, Daniel; Mgoba, Celestin; Ruhiye, Deusdedit M; Ndossi, Godwin D.; Greiner, Ted; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2009. Tanzania national survey on iodine deficiency: impact after twelve years of salt iodation. BMC Public Health. 9. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-319
  • Assey, Vincent Didas; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Momburi, Philippe B; Maganga, Michael; Mlingi, Nicholaus; Reilly, Marie; Greiner, Ted; Peterson, Stefan. 2009. Improving sustainable methods for small-scale salt iodation in low-income countries. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 118-118.
  • Assey, Vincent Didas; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Momburi, Philip B; Magana, Michael; Mlingi, Nicholaus V.; Reilly, Marie; Greiner, Ted; Peterson, Stefan. 2009. Improve salt iodation methods for small-scale salt producers in lov-resource settings in Tanzania. BMC Public Health. 9. Published 2009-06-17. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-187
  • Diallo, Hama; Zabsonre, E; Rouamba, J; Traore, G; Meda, Nicolas; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2009. A community-based randomized trial to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Burkina Faso: Acceptability and impact of the intervention. Tropical medicine & international health. 14: 91-91.
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Moland, Karen Marie; Fadnes, Lars T.; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Tumwine, James K.; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tylleskar, T. 2009. ADVISING GLOBAL INFANT FEEDING RECOMMENDATIONS WITH LOCAL INSIGHT: HEALTH WORKERS KNOWLEDGE OF INFANT FEEDING PRACTICES IN EASTERN UGANDA. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 233-233. doi: DOI:10.1159/000248545
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Moland, Karen Marie; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. 2009. FATHERS' AND MOTHERS' PERCEPTIONS ABOUT INFANT FEEDING PRACTICES IN EASTERN UGANDA. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 625-626.
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Moland, Karen Marie; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. 2009. Fathers’ and mothers’ perceptions about infant feeding practices in Eastern Uganda. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 233-233. doi: DOI:10.1159/000248286
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Moland, Karen Marie; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S; Tumwine, James K. 2009. 'No new born feeds on breast milk only:' Infant feeding perceptions among men and women in Eastern Uganda. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 63: 18-18.
  • Fadnes, Lars T.; Taube, Adam; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2009. How to identify information bias due to self-reporting in epidemiological research. The Internet Journal of Epidemiology. 7.
  • Fadnes, Lars Thore; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Wamani, Henry; Semiyaga, Nulu; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. 2009. Infant feeding among HIV-positive mothers and the general population mothers: comparison of two cross-sectional surveys in Eastern Uganda. BMC Public Health. 9. 14 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-124
  • Fadnes, Lars Thore; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Wamani, Henry; Wangisi, Jonathan; Tumwine, James K.; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2009. Need to optimise infant feeding counselling: A cross-sectional survey among HIV-positive mothers in Eastern Uganda. BMC Pediatrics. 9. Published 2009-01-09. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-9-2
  • Klungsøyr, Jørn Ivar; Tylleskar, Thorkild; MacLeod, Bruce; Bagyenda, Paul; Chen, Weiqin; Wakholi, Peter. 2009. OMEVAC – Open Mobile Electronic Vaccine Trials, an interdisciplinary project to improve quality of vaccine trials in lowresource settings. Karlstad University studies. 36-44.
  • Nankabirwa, Victoria; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. 2009. PREVALENCE OF MALARIA AMONG CHILDREN AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH PEER COUNSELLING FOR EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING, VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENTATION AND ANTHROPOMETRIC STATUS IN MBALE, EASTERN UGANDA. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 262-262.
  • Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Tumwine, James K.; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2009. "She would sit with me" Mothers' experience of individual peer counselling for exclusive breastfeeding in a randomised community trial in Uganda. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 364-364. doi: 10.1159/000248294
  • Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Tylleskar, Thorkild; Ndeezi, Grace; Semiyaga, Nulu; Tumwine, James K. 2009. INDIVIDUAL PEER COUNSELLING FOR EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING IN UGANDA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SCALING UP. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 166-166.
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild; Chopra, Mickey; Diallo, Hama; Doherty, Tanya M; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte M; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Goga, Ameena; Kankasa, Chipepo; Klungsøyr, Jørn Ivar; Lombard, Carl; Meda, Nicolas; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Nankunda, Jolly Kaharuza; Shanmugam, Rebecca; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tumwine, James K.; Van de Perre, Philippe; Wamani, Henry. 2009. Preliminary results from the multi-centre cluster-randomised behaviour intervention trial PROMISE EBF: breastfeeding promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 99-99.
  • Wamani, Henry; Tylleskar, Thorkild. 2009. ANEMIA AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS IN UNDER-FIVES AND THEIR MOTHERS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: A META-ANALYSIS OF 7 DEMOGRAPHIC AND HEALTH SURVEYS. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 55: 608-608. doi: DOI:10.1159/000248545
  • Acham, H; Kikafunda, JK; Oluka, S; Malde, Marian Kjellevold; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2008. Height, weight, body mass index and learning achievement in Kumi district, East of Uganda. Scientific Research and Essays. 3: 1-8.
  • Bachou, Hanifa; Tumwine, James K; Mwadime, Robert K N; Ahmed, Tahmeed; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2008. Reduction of unnecessary transfusion and intravenous fluids in severely malnourished children is not enough to reduce mortality. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics. 28: 23-33. doi: 10.1179/146532808X270644
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Wamani, Henry; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S.; Tumwine, James K. 2008. Determinants of infant growth in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 8. Published 2008-12-22. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-418
  • Fjeld, Eli; Siziya, Seter; Katepa-Bwalya, Mary; Kankasa, Chipepo; Moland, Karen Marie; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2008. '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. International Breastfeeding Journal. 8: 362. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-8-362
  • Fjeld, Eli; Siziya, Seter; Katepa-Bwalya, Mary; Kankasa, Chipepo; Moland, Karen Marie; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2008. '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. International Breastfeeding Journal. 3: 12.
  • Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Wamani, Henry; Karamagi, Charles Amnon S.; Semiyaga, Nulu; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2007. Low adherence to exclusive breastfeeding in Eastern Uganda: A community-based cross-sectional study comparing dietary recall since birth with 24-hour recall. BMC Pediatrics. 7: 10. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-7-10
  • Karamagi, Charles Amnon S.; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Heggenhougen, Harald Kristian. 2007. Intimate partner violence and infant morbidity: Evidence of an association from a population-based study in Eastern Uganda in 2003. BMC Pediatrics. 7: 34. Published 2007-11-07. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-7-34
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2007. De som reiser på 3. klasse. Hubro. Magasin for Universitetet i Bergen. 14: 3-3.
  • Wamani, Henry; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Peterson, Stefan; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2007. Boys are more stunted than girls in Sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of 16 demographic and health surveys. BMC Pediatrics. 7. Published 2007-04-10. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-7-17
  • Bachou, Hanifa; Tumwine, James K; Mwadime, Robert K N; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2006. Risk factors in hospital deaths in severely malnourished children in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Pediatrics. 6. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-6-7
  • Bachou, Hanifa; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Downing, Robert; Tumwine, James K. 2006. Severe malnutrition with and without HIV-1 infection in hospitalised children in Kampala, Uganda: differences in clinical features, haematological findings and CD4+ cell counts. Nutrition Journal. 5. 7 pages. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-5-27
  • Bachou, Hanifa; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Kaddu-Mulindwa, Deogratias H; Tumwine, James K. 2006. Bacteraemia among severely malnourished children infected and uninfected with the human immunodeficiency virus-1 in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Infectious Diseases. 6: 160. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-6-160
  • Karamagi, Charles Amnon S.; Tumwine, James K.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Heggenhougen, Harald Kristian. 2006. Antenatal HIV testing in rural eastern Uganda in 2003: incomplete rollout of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme? BMC International Health and Human Rights. 6. doi: 10.1186/1472-698X-6-6
  • Karamagi, Charles Amnon S.; Tumwine, James K; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Heggenhougen, Harald Kristian. 2006. Intimate partner violence against women in eastern Uganda: implications for HIV prevention. BMC Public Health. 6. 12 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-6-284
  • Kashala, Esperance; Lundervold, Astri Johansen; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2006. Co-existing symptoms and risk factors among African school children with hyperactivity-inattention symptoms in Kinshasa, Congo. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 15: 292-299. doi: 10.1007/s00787-006-0536-5
  • Kvåle, Gunnar; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2006. Tusenårsmålene og norsk bistand. Bistandsaktuelt. 3. 24-24.
  • Nankunda, Jolly; Tumwine, James K; Soltvedt, Åshild; Semiyaga, Nulu; Ndeezi, Grace; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2006. Community based peer counsellors for support of exclusive breastfeeding: experiences from rural Uganda. International Breastfeeding Journal. 1. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/1746-4358-1-19
  • Wamani, Henry; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Peterson, Stefan; Tumwine, James; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2006. Predictors of poor anthropometric status among children under 2 years of age in rural Uganda. Public Health Nutrition. 9: 320-326. doi: 10.1079/PHN2006854
  • Kashala, Esperance; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2005. Teacher ratings of mental health among school children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 14: 208-215. doi: 10.1007/s00787-005-0446-y
  • Kashala, Esperance; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Kayembe, KT; Sommerfelt, Kristian. 2005. Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder among school children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. African Health Sciences. 5: 172-181.
  • Kashala, Espérance; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Lundervold, Astri Johansen. 2005. Cognition in African children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Pediatric Neurology. 33: 357-364.
  • Mwanza, Jean-Claude; Tshala-Katumbay, Désiré; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2005. Neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations of konzo. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 19: 491-496. doi: 10.1016/j.etap.2004.12.012
  • Wamani, Henry; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Peterson, Stefan; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K. 2005. Infant and young child feeding in Western Uganda: Knowledge, practices and socio-economic correlates. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 51: 356-361. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmi048
  • Waruru, Anthony Kabui; Nduati, Ruth; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2005. Audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) may avert socially desirable responses about infant feeding in the context of HIV. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 5.
  • Kashala, E; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2004. Neuropsychiatric symptoms among African school children in Kinshasa. European psychiatry. 19: 235S-235S.
  • Mwanza, Jean Claude; Nyanabo, LK; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Plant, GT. 2004. Neuro-ophtalmological disorders in HIV infected subjects with neurological manifestations. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 88: 1455-1459.
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2004. Konzo en Afrique. revue Neurologique. 3. 218-218.
  • Wamani, Henry; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Tumwine, James; Peterson, S. 2004. Mothers' education but not fathers' education, household assets or land ownership is the predictor of child health inequalities in rural Uganda. International Journal for Equity in Health. 13: 9-9.
  • Mwanza, Jean Claude; Lysebo, DE; Kayembe, DL; Tshala-Katumbay, T; Nyamabo, LK; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Plant, GT. 2003. Visual evoked potentials in konzo, a spastic paraparesis of acute onset in Africa. Ophthalmologica. 217: 381-386.
  • Mwanza, Jean Claude; Tshala-Katumbay, Désiré; Kayembe, DL; Eeg-Olofsson, Karin Edebol; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2003. Neuro-ophthalmologic findings in konzo, an upper motor neuron disorder in Africa. European Journal of Ophthalmology. 13: 383-389.
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2003. Er informasjons- og kommunikasjonsteknologien skadelig for de fattige? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 123: 2750-2751.
  • Tshala-Katumbay, Désiré; Eeg-Olofsson, Karin Edebol; Kazadi-Kayembe, Théodore; Fällmar, Peo; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Kayembe-Kalula, T. 2002. Abnormalities of somatosensory evokedpotentials in konzo - an upper motor neuron disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology. 113: 10-15.
  • Tshala-Katumbay, Désiré; Eeg-Olofsson, Karin Edebol; Kazadi-Kayembe, Théodore; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Fällmar, Peo. 2002. Analysis of motor pathway involvemnet in Konzo using transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation. Muscle Nerve. 25: 230-235.
  • Onabolu, Adeyinka; Bokanga, Mpoko; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Rosling, Hans. 2001. High cassava production and low dietary cyanide exposure in mid-west Nigeria. Public Health Nutrition. 4: 871-876.
  • Tshala-Katumbay, Désiré; Banea-Mayambu, Jean-Pierre; Kazadi-Kayembe, Théodore; Nunga-Matadi, Raphaël; Bikangi-Nkiabungu, Fidèle; Edelbol Eeg-Olofsson, Karin; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2001. Neuroepidemiology of Konzo. A spastic para/tetraparesis of acute onset in a new area of the Democratic republic of Congo. African Journal of Neurological Sciences. 20: 8-12.
  • Tshala-Katumbay, Désiré; Edelbol Eeg-Olofsson, Karin; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Kazadi-Kayembe, Théodore. 2001. Impairments, disabilities and handicap pattern in konzo-a non-progressive spastic para/tetraparesis of acute onset. Disability and Rehabilitation. 23: 731-736.
Reports and theses
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2008. WHO expert consultation on new and emeging evidenc eon the use of antiretroviral drugs for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. World Health Organization, Geneva. 2 pages.
Book sections
  • Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tshala-Katumbay, Désiré. 2015. Konzo: A permanent, non-progressive motor neuron disorder. 37, pages 379-388. In:
    • Chopra, Jagjit S.; Sawhney, Inder M.S. 2015. Neurology in tropics. Elsevier. 998 pages. ISBN: 9788131242322.
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  • MA, African Linguistics, Sorbonne, Paris, France, 1987               
  • MD: University Medical Degree, Uppsala University, 1988
  • PhD: Doctor of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, 1994 
  • Specialist in Paediatrics, 2001      

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