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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
    Overlege Danielsens hus, Årstadveien 21
    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

 His main areas are: 

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

He is the Chairperson of the Board of the Norwegian Research School of Global Health. He is the Univeristy of Bergen coordinator for the collaboration with Makerere University. He was a member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Medicine 2013-2017.

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 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

 

 

Academic article
  • 2019. The effect of health worker training on early initiation of breastfeeding in south Sudan: A hospital-based before and after study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
  • 2019. The cost-effectiveness of incentive-based active case finding for tuberculosis (TB) control in the private sector Karachi, Pakistan. BMC Health Services Research.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2019. High-fidelity prototyping for mobile electronic data collection forms through design and user evaluation. JMIR Human Factors.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2019. Breastfeeding advice for reality: Women's perspectives on primary care support in South Africa. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 1-10.
  • 2019. An educational intervention to update health workers about HIV and infant feeding. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 1-10.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2018. Prevalence and determinants of pre-lacteal feeding in South Sudan: a community-based survey. Global health action.
  • 2018. Policy, paperwork and 'postographs': Global indicators and maternity care documentation in rural Burkina Faso. Social Science and Medicine. 28-35.
  • 2018. Oral medicine acceptance in infants and toddlers: measurement properties of the caregiver-administered Children’s acceptance tool (CareCAT). BMC Pediatrics.
  • 2018. Oral medicine acceptance in infants and toddlers: measurement properties of the caregiver-administered Children's acceptance tool (CareCAT). BMC Pediatrics. 1-10.
  • 2018. Midlevel maternity providers' preferences of a childbirth monitoring tool in low-income health units in Uganda. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 456-460.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2018. Effects of schooling on aspects of attention in rural Burkina Faso, West Africa. PLOS ONE.
  • 2018. Dietary cyanogen exposure and early child neurodevelopment: An observational study from the Democratic Republic of Congo. PLOS ONE.
  • 2018. Data Collectors' Design Preferences for Mobile Electronic Data Capturing Forms. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 93-96.
  • 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.
  • 2017. Usability in mobile electronic data collection tools: Form developers' views. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 72-75.
  • 2017. Neonatal resuscitation using a laryngeal mask airway: a randomised trial in Uganda. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 255-260.
  • 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.
  • 2017. Kufflös larynxmask kan minska risker vid neonatal återupplivning. Läkartidningen.
  • 2017. Factors associated with delayed initiation of breastfeeding: a survey in Northern Uganda. Global health action.
  • 2017. Explaining socioeconomic inequalities in exclusive breast feeding in Norway. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 708-714.
  • 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.
  • 2017. Echoes of old HIV paradigms: Reassessing the problem of engaging men in HIV testing and treatment through women's perspectives. Reproductive Health.
  • 2017. Early versus late BCG vaccination in HIV-1-exposed infants in Uganda: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 1-17.
  • 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.
  • 2017. Conventional early infant diagnosis in Lesotho from specimen collection to results usage to manage patients: Where are the bottlenecks? PLOS ONE.
  • 2017. Computerized Childbirth Monitoring Tools for Health Care Providers Managing Labor: A Scoping Review. JMIR Medical Informatics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2016. Reflections on the unintended consequences of the promotion of institutional pregnancy and birth care in Burkina Faso. PLOS ONE.
  • 2016. Reflections on the Unintended Consequencesof the Promotion of Institutional Pregnancyand Birth Care in Burkina Faso. PLOS ONE.
  • 2016. Pilot manikin study showed that a supraglottic airway device improved simulated neonatal ventilation in a low-resource setting. Acta Paediatrica. 1440-1443.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2016. Increased Epstein-Barr virus in breast milk occurs with subclinical mastitis and HIV shedding. Medicine (Baltimore, Md.).
  • 2016. How bad is it? Usefulness of the “7eed Model” for scoring severity and level of need in complex emergencies. PLOS Currents. 21 pages.
  • 2016. HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women's perspectives about Option B+ in Malawi: A qualitative study. Journal of the International AIDS Society.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2016. Effectiveness of Baby-friendly community health services on exclusive breastfeeding and maternal satisfaction: a pragmatic trial. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 428-439.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2015. Managing ebola from rural to urban slum settings: Experiences from Uganda. African Health Sciences. 312-321.
  • 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.
  • 2015. Drug seller adherence to clinical protocols with integrated management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea at drug shops in Uganda. Malaria Journal. 1-6.
  • 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.
  • 2015. Cost-effectiveness of peer counselling for the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. PLOS ONE. 18 pages.
  • 2015. Child survival and BCG vaccination: A community based prospective cohort study in Uganda. BMC Public Health. 10 pages.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2014. Effects of Improved Access to Transportation on Emergency obstetric Care Outcomes in Uganda. African Journal of Reproductive Health.
  • 2014. Early infant feeding practices in three African countries: the PROMISE-EBF trial promoting exclusive breastfeeding by peer counsellors. International Breastfeeding Journal. 19.
  • 2013. Neuropsychological Effects of Konzo: A Neuromotor Disease Associated With Poorly Processed Cassava. Pediatrics. E1231-E1239.
  • 2013. Infant feeding survival and Markov transition probabilities among children under age 6 months in Uganda. American Journal of Epidemiology. 453-462.
  • 2013. Dietary Behaviour and Socioeconomic Position: The Role of Physical Activity Patterns. PLOS ONE. 10 pages.
  • 2012. Timeliness of childhood vaccinations in Kampala Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE. 6 pages.
  • 2012. The high burden of infant deaths in rural Burkina Faso: a prospective community-based cohort study. BMC Public Health. 15 pages.
  • 2012. Physical activity patterns and socioeconomic position: the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998 (GNHIES98). BMC Public Health.
  • 2012. Nutritional and health profiles of primary schoolchildren in rural Uganda. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 5862-5880.
  • 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.
  • 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. 11 pages.
  • 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.
  • 2012. Faecal calprotectin in HIV-infected, HAART naïve Ugandan children: a hospital-based survey. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - JPGN. 785-790.
  • 2012. Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women in South Africa: an area needing urgent attention to improve child health. BMC Pediatrics. 10 pages.
  • 2012. Common coinfections of giardia intestinalis and helicobacter pylori in non-symptomatic Ugandan children. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 8 pages.
  • 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.
  • 2011. Vaccination coverage and timeliness in three South African areas: a prospective study. BMC Public Health. 11 pages.
  • 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.
  • 2011. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in HIV-infected, HAART-naive Ugandan children: a hospital-based survey. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 9 pages.
  • 2011. Perinatal mortality in Eastern Uganda: A community based prospective cohort study. PLOS ONE. 7 pages.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2011. Is vaccination coverage a good indicator of age-appropriate vaccination? A prospective study from Uganda. Vaccine. 3564-3570.
  • 2011. Faecal calprotectin concentrations in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based survey. BMC Pediatrics. 7 pages.
  • 2011. Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa (PROMISE-EBF): a cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet. 420-427.
  • 2011. Cost of individual peer counselling for the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation. 9 pages.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2010. Zinc status in HIV infected Ugandan children aged 1-5 years: a cross sectional baseline survey. BMC Pediatrics.
  • 2010. Perinatal mortality in rural Burkina Faso: a prospective community-based cohort study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 9 pages.
  • 2010. Mothers’ knowledge and utilization of prevention of mother to child transmission services in northern Tanzania. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 15 pages.
  • 2010. Mothers' knowledge and utilization of prevention of mother to child transmission services in northern Tanzania. Journal of the International AIDS Society.
  • 2010. Maternal education is associated with vaccination status of infants less than 6 months in Eastern Uganda: a cohort study. BMC Pediatrics.
  • 2010. Infant feeding modalities addressed in two different ways in Eastern Uganda. International Breastfeeding Journal. 2.
  • 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.
  • 2010. Helicobacter pylori in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based cross sectional survey. BMC Gastroenterology.
  • 2010. Growth, immune and viral responses in HIV infected African children receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy: a prospective cohort study. BMC Pediatrics.
  • 2010. Gendered perceptions on infant feeding in Eastern Uganda: continued need for exclusive breastfeeding support. International Breastfeeding Journal. 13.
  • 2010. Establishing individual peer counselling for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda: implications for scaling-up. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 53-66.
  • 2010. Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on survival of HIV-infected children in Uganda: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of the International AIDS Society.
  • 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. 8 pages.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2010. "She would sit with me": mothers' experiences of individual peer support for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. International Breastfeeding Journal.
  • 2009. Tanzania national survey on iodine deficiency: impact after twelve years of salt iodation. BMC Public Health.
  • 2009. OMEVAC – Open Mobile Electronic Vaccine Trials, an interdisciplinary project to improve quality of vaccine trials in lowresource settings. Karlstad University Studies. 36-44.
  • 2009. Need to optimise infant feeding counselling: A cross-sectional survey among HIV-positive mothers in Eastern Uganda. BMC Pediatrics.
  • 2009. Infant feeding among HIV-positive mothers and the general population mothers: comparison of two cross-sectional surveys in Eastern Uganda. BMC Public Health. 14 pages.
  • 2009. Improve salt iodation methods for small-scale salt producers in lov-resource settings in Tanzania. BMC Public Health.
  • 2008. Reduction of unnecessary transfusion and intravenous fluids in severely malnourished children is not enough to reduce mortality. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics. 23-33.
  • 2008. Height, weight, body mass index and learning achievement in Kumi district, East of Uganda. Scientific Research and Essays. 1-8.
  • 2008. Determinants of infant growth in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health.
  • 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. 362.
  • 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.
  • 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. 10.
  • 2007. Intimate partner violence and infant morbidity: Evidence of an association from a population-based study in Eastern Uganda in 2003. BMC Pediatrics. 34.
  • 2007. Boys are more stunted than girls in Sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of 16 demographic and health surveys. BMC Pediatrics.
  • 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. 7 pages.
  • 2006. Risk factors in hospital deaths in severely malnourished children in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Pediatrics. 9 pages.
  • 2006. Predictors of poor anthropometric status among children under 2 years of age in rural Uganda. Public Health Nutrition. 320-326.
  • 2006. Intimate partner violence against women in eastern Uganda: implications for HIV prevention. BMC Public Health. 12 pages.
  • 2006. Community based peer counsellors for support of exclusive breastfeeding: experiences from rural Uganda. International Breastfeeding Journal. 9 pages.
  • 2006. Co-existing symptoms and risk factors among African school children with hyperactivity-inattention symptoms in Kinshasa, Congo. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 292-299.
  • 2006. Bacteraemia among severely malnourished children infected and uninfected with the human immunodeficiency virus-1 in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Infectious Diseases. 160 .
  • 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.
  • 2005. Teacher ratings of mental health among school children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 208-215.
  • 2005. Neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations of konzo. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 491-496.
  • 2005. Infant and young child feeding in Western Uganda: Knowledge, practices and socio-economic correlates. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 356-361.
  • 2005. Cognition in African children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Pediatric Neurology. 357-364.
  • 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.
  • 2005. Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder among school children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. African Health Sciences. 172-181.
  • 2004. Neuro-ophtalmological disorders in HIV infected subjects with neurological manifestations. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 1455-1459.
  • 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.
  • 2003. Visual evoked potentials in konzo, a spastic paraparesis of acute onset in Africa. Ophthalmologica. 381-386.
  • 2003. Neuro-ophthalmologic findings in konzo, an upper motor neuron disorder in Africa. European Journal of Ophthalmology. 383-389.
  • 2003. Er informasjons- og kommunikasjonsteknologien skadelig for de fattige? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2750-2751.
  • 2002. Analysis of motor pathway involvemnet in Konzo using transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation. Muscle Nerve. 230-235.
  • 2002. Abnormalities of somatosensory evokedpotentials in konzo - an upper motor neuron disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology. 10-15.
  • 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.
  • 2001. Impairments, disabilities and handicap pattern in konzo-a non-progressive spastic para/tetraparesis of acute onset. Disability and Rehabilitation. 731-736.
  • 2001. High cassava production and low dietary cyanide exposure in mid-west Nigeria. Public Health Nutrition. 871-876.
Academic lecture
  • 2016. La recherche: un outil pour des actions de santé publique internationale? .
  • 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.
  • 2015. A Norwegian success story in EDCTP partnerships: PROMISE PEP: Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV.
  • 2011. TImeliness ofChild Vacdnations inKampala Uganda.
  • 2010. Konzo - a toxiconutritional disorder.
  • 2010. Helicobacter Pylori in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based cross sectional survey.
  • 2010. Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer-counsellors in Sub-Saharan Africa: Results from the multi-centre cluster-randomised behaviour intervention trial PROMISE EBF.
  • 2009. Preliminary results from the multi-centre cluster-randomised behaviour intervention trial PROMISE EBF: breastfeeding promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • 2009. Kan Kongo komme seg ut av Mørkrets Hjerte?
  • 2009. Improving sustainable methods for small-scale salt iodation in low-income countries.
  • 2009. Dietary intake and sulphur nutrition in a konzo-affected population in DR Congo.
  • 2008. Mortalité et morbidité maternelles chez les adolescents.
  • 2008. Child health, nutrition and HIV.
  • 2007. The WHO Child Growth Standards compared to the old NCHS/WHO reference in a Ugandan infant population.
  • 2007. Infant feeding practices in Eastern Uganda in the light of current WHO recommendations and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1.
  • 2005. The CoSMOS approach - development of EpiHandy, a tool for mobile data collection.
  • 2005. The CoSMOS approach - development of EpiHandy a tool for mobile data collection.
  • 2005. Piloting a software for handheld computers for improved quality in nutrition research and programs in low-income countries.
  • 2002. The Global Nutrition Programme: incorporating information technology in capacity building of academicians and student in tertiary education in the South.
  • 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.
  • 2002. Is audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) a feasible method for collecting sensitive information?
  • 2002. Infant nutrition and care in Uganda: data from IMCI baseline survey in the year 2000.
  • 2002. Hardware, software, people-ware in nutrition.
  • 2002. All the statistical tables you need at hand on your PC with StaTable.
  • 2001. Global Nutrition 2000 E-learning for the advancement of nutrition in Africa and Asia.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 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
  • 2012. Obstetric care in primary health centres in rural Burkina Faso from a health worker perspective. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 113-113.
  • 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.
  • 2012. High perinatal mortality in Burkina Faso and Uganda. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 138-138.
  • 2012. An evaluation of improved access to transport for emergency obstetric care in Northern Uganda using caesarean section rate. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 137-137.
  • 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. 73-73.
  • 2011. Timeliness of child vaccinations in Kampala, Uganda. Tropical medicine & international health. 308-308.
  • 2011. Prevalence of malaria parasitaemia among infants in Uganda and its association with breastfeeding, peer counselling and vitamin a supplementation. Tropical medicine & international health. 97-97.
  • 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. 299-299.
  • 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. 166-166.
  • 2009. Tanzania national survery on iodine deficiency: impact after twelve years of salt iodation. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 295-295.
  • 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. 99-99.
  • 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. 262-262.
  • 2009. Improving sustainable methods for small-scale salt iodation in low-income countries. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 118-118.
  • 2009. INDIVIDUAL PEER COUNSELLING FOR EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING IN UGANDA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SCALING UP. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 166-166.
  • 2009. Fathers’ and mothers’ perceptions about infant feeding practices in Eastern Uganda. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 233-233.
  • 2009. FATHERS' AND MOTHERS' PERCEPTIONS ABOUT INFANT FEEDING PRACTICES IN EASTERN UGANDA. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 625-626.
  • 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. 608-608.
  • 2009. ADVISING GLOBAL INFANT FEEDING RECOMMENDATIONS WITH LOCAL INSIGHT: HEALTH WORKERS KNOWLEDGE OF INFANT FEEDING PRACTICES IN EASTERN UGANDA. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 233-233.
  • 2009. A community-based randomized trial to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Burkina Faso: Acceptability and impact of the intervention. Tropical medicine & international health. 91-91.
  • 2009. 'No new born feeds on breast milk only:' Infant feeding perceptions among men and women in Eastern Uganda. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 18-18.
  • 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. 364-364.
  • 2004. Neuropsychiatric symptoms among African school children in Kinshasa. European psychiatry. 235S-235S.
  • 2004. Konzo en Afrique. revue Neurologique. 218-218.
Academic literature review
  • 2018. Konzo: a distinct neurological disease associated with food (cassava)cyanogenic poisoning. 87-91.
  • 2016. För mycket och för lite skämmer allt - malnutrition i ett globalt perspektiv. 21-22.
  • 2012. HIV-1 reservoirs in breast milk and challenges to elimination of breast-feeding transmission of HIV-1. 14 pages.
  • 2010. Making it happen, level 2.
  • 2010. Hiv, amming og antiretrovirale medisiner. 520-522.
  • 2009. How to identify information bias due to self-reporting in epidemiological research.

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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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