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Thorkild Tylleskär

Professor, and Paediatrician, MD, PhD, MA, Centre for International Health
  • E-mailThorkild.Tylleskar@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 85 62+47 480 74 410
  • Visitor Address
    Alrek helseklynge, blokk D, Årstadveien 17
    Room 
    526
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Ongoing projects: 

Main collaborating countries: 

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

 Main areas are: 

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

Additional commitments: 

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

SDG303 "Global health - challenges and responses" 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 /NEJM 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 Pejovic NJ, Myrnerts Höök S, ... Tylleskär T. A Randomized Trial of Laryngeal Mask Airway in Neonatal Resuscitation. N Engl J Med. 2020 Nov 26;383(22):2138-2147. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2005333.PMID: 33252870

 

 

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2020. “The cord is the child”: meanings and practices related to umbilical cord care in Central Uganda. BMC Pediatrics. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Translating new evidence into clinical practice: a quasi-experimental controlled before–after study evaluating the effect of a novel outreach mentoring approach on knowledge, attitudes and confidence of health workers providing HIV and infant feeding counselling in South Africa. BMJ Open. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Therapeutic turnaround times for common laboratory tests in a tertiary hospital in Kenya. PLOS ONE. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Smartphone app for neonatal heart rate assessment: an observational study. BMJ Paediatrics Open.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Preventable admissions and emergency-department-visits in pediatric asylum-seeking and non-asylum-seeking patients. International Journal for Equity in Health. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Prevalence and factors associated with neonatal hypoglycemia in Northern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study. Tropical Medicine and Health.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Predicting the Unpredictable - Harder than Expected. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 174-183.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Management of mothers and neonates in low resources setting during covid-19 pandemia. Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Exclusive breastfeeding among HIV exposed infants from birth to 14 weeks of life in Lira, Northern Uganda: a prospective cohort study. Global health action. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Breastfeeding advice for reality: Women's perspectives on primary care support in South Africa. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Barriers and enablers of adherence to infant nevirapine prophylaxis against HIV 1 transmission among 6-week-old HIV exposed infants: A prospective cohort study in Northern Uganda. PLOS ONE. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Adding video-debriefing to Helping-Babies-Breathe training enhanced retention of neonatal resuscitation knowledge and skills among health workers in Uganda: a cluster randomized trial. Global health action.
  • Show author(s) 2020. A randomized trial of laryngeal mask airway in neonatal resuscitation. New England Journal of Medicine. 2138-2147.
  • Show author(s) 2020. 18-24-month HIV-free survival as measurement of the effectiveness of prevention of mother-to-child transmission in the context of lifelong antiretroviral therapy: Results of a community-based survey. PLOS ONE. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2020. "If I have money, I cannot allow my baby to breastfeed only …" barriers and facilitators to scale-up of peer counselling for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. International Breastfeeding Journal. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The cost-effectiveness of incentive-based active case finding for tuberculosis (TB) control in the private sector Karachi, Pakistan. BMC Health Services Research.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Prevalence and determinants of HIV shedding in breast milk during continued breastfeeding among Zambian mothers not on antiretroviral treatment (ART): A cross-sectional study. Medicine. e17383.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Neonatal resuscitation using a supraglottic airway device for improved mortality and morbidity outcomes in a low-income country: Study protocol for a randomized trial. Trials. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 2019. MAIT cells, TCR ??+ cells and ILCs cells in human breast milk and blood from HIV infected and uninfected women. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 479-487.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Lopinavir-Ritonavir Impairs Adrenal Function in Infants. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Key decision makers and actors in selected newborn care practices: A community-based survey in northern Uganda. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH).
  • Show author(s) 2019. Growth in HIV-1-exposed but uninfected infants treated with lopinavir?ritonavir versus lamivudine: a secondary analysis of the ANRS 12174 trial. The Lancet HIV. e307-e314.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Expert perspectives on essential parameters to monitor during childbirth in low resource settings: A Delphi study in sub-Saharan Africa. Reproductive Health.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Effects of complementary feeding on attained height among lower primary school-aged children in Eastern Uganda: A nested prospective cohort study. PLOS ONE. 1-17.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Determinants of Health Facility Utilization at Birth in South Sudan . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Comparison of 6-week PMTCT outcomes for HIV-exposed and HIV-unexposed infants in the era of lifelong ART: Results from an observational prospective cohort study. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Breastfeeding advice for reality: Women's perspectives on primary care support in South Africa. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 2019. An educational intervention to update health workers about HIV and infant feeding. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 2019. A usability design checklist for Mobile electronic data capturing forms: the validation process. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 2019. A systematic literature review of reported challenges in health care delivery to migrants and refugees in high-income countries - the 3C model. BMC Public Health. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Spatial-temporal trend for mother-to-child transmission of HIV up to infancy and during pre-Option B+ in western Kenya, 2007-13. PeerJ.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Prevalence and determinants of pre-lacteal feeding in South Sudan: a community-based survey. Global health action.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Policy, paperwork and 'postographs': Global indicators and maternity care documentation in rural Burkina Faso. Social Science and Medicine. 28-35.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Oral medicine acceptance in infants and toddlers: measurement properties of the caregiver-administered Children’s acceptance tool (CareCAT). BMC Pediatrics.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Oral medicine acceptance in infants and toddlers: measurement properties of the caregiver-administered Children's acceptance tool (CareCAT). BMC Pediatrics. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 2018. HIV-1 disease progression in immune-competent HIV-1-infected and breastfeeding mothers participating in the ANRS 12174 clinical trial in Burkina Faso, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia: a cohort study. BMJ Open. e019239.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Factors associated with delayed initiation of breastfeeding: A cross-sectional study in South Sudan. International Breastfeeding Journal. 1-7.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Exclusive breastfeeding promotion and neuropsychological outcomes in 5-8 year old children from Uganda and Burkina Faso: Results from the PROMISE EBF cluster randomized trial. PLOS ONE. 1-17.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Effects of schooling on aspects of attention in rural Burkina Faso, West Africa. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Effects of schooling on aspects of attention in rural Burkina Faso, West Africa. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Dietary cyanogen exposure and early child neurodevelopment: An observational study from the Democratic Republic of Congo. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Data Collectors' Design Preferences for Mobile Electronic Data Capturing Forms. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 93-96.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Association between stunting and neuro-psychological outcomes among children in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH).
  • Show author(s) 2018. "We shall count it as a part of kyogero": acceptability and considerations for scale up of single dose chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care in Central Uganda. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Usability in mobile electronic data collection tools: Form developers' views. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 72-75.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Neonatal resuscitation using a laryngeal mask airway: a randomised trial in Uganda. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 255-260.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy and child's cognitive performance at 6-8 years of age in rural Burkina Faso: An observational study. PeerJ.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Kufflös larynxmask kan minska risker vid neonatal återupplivning. Läkartidningen.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Factors associated with delayed initiation of breastfeeding: a survey in Northern Uganda. Global health action.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Explaining socioeconomic inequalities in exclusive breast feeding in Norway. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 708-714.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Efficacy of umbilical cord cleansing with a single application of 4% chlorhexidine for the prevention of newborn infections in Uganda: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Echoes of old HIV paradigms: Reassessing the problem of engaging men in HIV testing and treatment through women's perspectives. Reproductive Health.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Early versus late BCG vaccination in HIV-1-exposed infants in Uganda: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 1-17.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Disclosure of HIV status and its impact on the loss in the follow-up of HIV-infected patients on potent anti-retroviral therapy programs in a (post-) conflict setting: A retrospective cohort study from Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Conventional early infant diagnosis in Lesotho from specimen collection to results usage to manage patients: Where are the bottlenecks? PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Computerized Childbirth Monitoring Tools for Health Care Providers Managing Labor: A Scoping Review. JMIR Medical Informatics.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Changes in body mass index and hemoglobin concentration in breastfeeding women living with HIV with a CD4 count over 350: Results from 4 African countries (The ANRS 12174 trial). PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Breastfeeding patterns and its determinants among mothers living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus -1 in four African countries participating in the ANRS 12174 trial. International Breastfeeding Journal.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Reflections on the unintended consequences of the promotion of institutional pregnancy and birth care in Burkina Faso. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Reflections on the Unintended Consequencesof the Promotion of Institutional Pregnancyand Birth Care in Burkina Faso. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Pilot manikin study showed that a supraglottic airway device improved simulated neonatal ventilation in a low-resource setting. Acta Paediatrica. 1440-1443.
  • Show author(s) 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. 1243-1254.
  • Show author(s) 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. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Increased Epstein-Barr virus in breast milk occurs with subclinical mastitis and HIV shedding. Medicine.
  • Show author(s) 2016. How bad is it? Usefulness of the “7eed Model” for scoring severity and level of need in complex emergencies. PLOS Currents. 21 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women's perspectives about Option B+ in Malawi: A qualitative study. Journal of the International AIDS Society.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Food insecurity and undernutrition in treated HIV patients a (post-) conflict setting: A cross sectional study from Goma,Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Science.
  • Show author(s) 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. 566-573.
  • Show author(s) 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. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Effectiveness of Baby-friendly community health services on exclusive breastfeeding and maternal satisfaction: a pragmatic trial. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 428-439.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Depressive Symptoms, Loss of Appetite and Under Nutrition among Treated HIV Patients: A Cross Sectional Study in Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Nutritional Health & Food Science.
  • Show author(s) 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. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 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. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Managing ebola from rural to urban slum settings: Experiences from Uganda. African Health Sciences. 312-321.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Drug seller adherence to clinical protocols with integrated management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea at drug shops in Uganda. Malaria Journal. 1-6.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Cost-effectiveness of peer counselling for the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. PLOS ONE. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Child survival and BCG vaccination: A community based prospective cohort study in Uganda. BMC Public Health. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Growth effects of exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa: the cluster-randomised PROMISE EBF trial. BMC Public Health. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Effects of Improved Access to Transportation on Emergency obstetric Care Outcomes in Uganda. African Journal of Reproductive Health.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Early infant feeding practices in three African countries: the PROMISE-EBF trial promoting exclusive breastfeeding by peer counsellors. International Breastfeeding Journal. 19.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Pregnant women's experiences of routine counselling and testing for HIV in Eastern Uganda: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Neuropsychological Effects of Konzo: A Neuromotor Disease Associated With Poorly Processed Cassava. Pediatrics. E1231-E1239.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Infant feeding survival and Markov transition probabilities among children under age 6 months in Uganda. American Journal of Epidemiology. 453-462.
  • Show author(s) 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. 413-420.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Dietary Behaviour and Socioeconomic Position: The Role of Physical Activity Patterns. PLOS ONE. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Timeliness of childhood vaccinations in Kampala Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE. 6 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Physical activity patterns and socioeconomic position: the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998 (GNHIES98). BMC Public Health.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Nutritional and health profiles of primary schoolchildren in rural Uganda. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 5862-5880.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Multiple micronutrient supplementation does not reduce diarrhoea morbidity in Ugandan HIV-infected children: a randomised controlled trial. Paediatrics and International Child Health. 14-21.
  • Show author(s) 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 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Faecal calprotectin in HIV-infected, HAART naïve Ugandan children: a hospital-based survey. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - JPGN. 785-790.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women in South Africa: an area needing urgent attention to improve child health. BMC Pediatrics. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Common coinfections of giardia intestinalis and helicobacter pylori in non-symptomatic Ugandan children. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) 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. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Vaccination coverage and timeliness in three South African areas: a prospective study. BMC Public Health. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) 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. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in HIV-infected, HAART-naive Ugandan children: a hospital-based survey. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Perinatal mortality in Eastern Uganda: A community based prospective cohort study. PLOS ONE. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Multiple micronutrient supplementation improves vitamin B-12 and folate concentrations of HIV infected children in Uganda: a randomized controlled trial. Nutrition Journal. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Male partner antenatal attendance and HIV testing in eastern Uganda: a randomized facility-based intervention trial. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) 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. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Is vaccination coverage a good indicator of age-appropriate vaccination? A prospective study from Uganda. Vaccine. 3564-3570.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Faecal calprotectin concentrations in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based survey. BMC Pediatrics. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa (PROMISE-EBF): a cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet. 420-427.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Cost of individual peer counselling for the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 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. 656-663.
  • Show author(s) 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. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Zinc status in HIV infected Ugandan children aged 1-5 years: a cross sectional baseline survey. BMC Pediatrics.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Perinatal mortality in rural Burkina Faso: a prospective community-based cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Mothers’ knowledge and utilization of prevention of mother to child transmission services in northern Tanzania. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Maternal education is associated with vaccination status of infants less than 6 months in Eastern Uganda: a cohort study. BMC Pediatrics.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Infant feeding modalities addressed in two different ways in Eastern Uganda. International Breastfeeding Journal. 2.
  • Show author(s) 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. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Helicobacter pylori in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based cross sectional survey. BMC Gastroenterology.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Growth, immune and viral responses in HIV infected African children receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy: a prospective cohort study. BMC Pediatrics.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Gendered perceptions on infant feeding in Eastern Uganda: continued need for exclusive breastfeeding support. International Breastfeeding Journal. 13.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Establishing individual peer counselling for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda: implications for scaling-up. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 53-66.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on survival of HIV-infected children in Uganda: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of the International AIDS Society.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2010. "She would sit with me": mothers' experiences of individual peer support for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. International Breastfeeding Journal.
  • Show author(s) 2009. OMEVAC – Open Mobile Electronic Vaccine Trials, an interdisciplinary project to improve quality of vaccine trials in lowresource settings. Karlstad University Studies. 36-44.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Height, weight, body mass index and learning achievement in Kumi district, East of Uganda. Scientific Research and Essays. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) 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. 12.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations of konzo. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 491-496.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Cognition in African children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Pediatric Neurology. 357-364.
  • Show author(s) 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.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder among school children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. African Health Sciences. 172-181.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Neuro-ophtalmological disorders in HIV infected subjects with neurological manifestations. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 1455-1459.
  • Show author(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. 9-9.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Visual evoked potentials in konzo, a spastic paraparesis of acute onset in Africa. Ophthalmologica. 381-386.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Neuro-ophthalmologic findings in konzo, an upper motor neuron disorder in Africa. European Journal of Ophthalmology. 383-389.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Er informasjons- og kommunikasjonsteknologien skadelig for de fattige? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2750-2751.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Analysis of motor pathway involvemnet in Konzo using transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation. Muscle Nerve. 230-235.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Abnormalities of somatosensory evokedpotentials in konzo - an upper motor neuron disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology. 10-15.
  • Show author(s) 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. 8-12.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Impairments, disabilities and handicap pattern in konzo-a non-progressive spastic para/tetraparesis of acute onset. Disability and Rehabilitation. 731-736.
  • Show author(s) 2001. High cassava production and low dietary cyanide exposure in mid-west Nigeria. Public Health Nutrition. 871-876.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2016. La recherche: un outil pour des actions de santé publique internationale? .
  • Show author(s) 2016. GROWNUT A GROWing partnership for higher education and research in NUTritional epidemiology in DR Congo. Building up a Master and PhD Program in DR Congo.
  • Show author(s) 2015. A Norwegian success story in EDCTP partnerships: PROMISE PEP: Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV.
  • Show author(s) 2011. TImeliness ofChild Vacdnations inKampala Uganda.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Konzo - a toxiconutritional disorder.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Helicobacter Pylori in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based cross sectional survey.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer-counsellors in Sub-Saharan Africa: Results from the multi-centre cluster-randomised behaviour intervention trial PROMISE EBF.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Preliminary results from the multi-centre cluster-randomised behaviour intervention trial PROMISE EBF: breastfeeding promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Kan Kongo komme seg ut av Mørkrets Hjerte?
  • Show author(s) 2009. Improving sustainable methods for small-scale salt iodation in low-income countries.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Dietary intake and sulphur nutrition in a konzo-affected population in DR Congo.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Mortalité et morbidité maternelles chez les adolescents.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Child health, nutrition and HIV.
  • Show author(s) 2007. The WHO Child Growth Standards compared to the old NCHS/WHO reference in a Ugandan infant population.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Infant feeding practices in Eastern Uganda in the light of current WHO recommendations and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1.
  • Show author(s) 2005. The CoSMOS approach - development of EpiHandy, a tool for mobile data collection.
  • Show author(s) 2005. The CoSMOS approach - development of EpiHandy a tool for mobile data collection.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Piloting a software for handheld computers for improved quality in nutrition research and programs in low-income countries.
  • Show author(s) 2002. The Global Nutrition Programme: incorporating information technology in capacity building of academicians and student in tertiary education in the South.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Nutrition CD-ROM training in Africa: an appraisal of a nutrition training CD-ROM by the use of a computer assisted self-administrated questionnaire.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Is audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) a feasible method for collecting sensitive information?
  • Show author(s) 2002. Infant nutrition and care in Uganda: data from IMCI baseline survey in the year 2000.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Hardware, software, people-ware in nutrition.
  • Show author(s) 2002. All the statistical tables you need at hand on your PC with StaTable.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Global Nutrition 2000 E-learning for the advancement of nutrition in Africa and Asia.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) 2013. Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing hiv infection. Recommendations for a public health approach. World Health Organization.
Abstract
  • Show author(s) 2012. Obstetric care in primary health centres in rural Burkina Faso from a health worker perspective. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 113-113.
  • Show author(s) 2012. New ways to prevent mother to child transmission during breastfeeding in low-resource settings - the PROMISE PEP trial. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 137-138.
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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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