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Karen Marie Moland

Professor, Senter for internasjonal helse
  • E-postKaren.Moland@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 55 58 99 62+47 926 28 226
  • Besøksadresse
    Overlege Danielsens hus, Årstadveien 21
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Medical anthropology, health services, reproductive health, HIV and infant feeding

Health systems, Culture and health, qualitative research methods

Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • 2020. “The cord is the child”: meanings and practices related to umbilical cord care in Central Uganda. BMC Pediatrics.
  • 2020. “The cord is the child”: meanings and practices related to umbilical cord care in Central Uganda. BMC Pediatrics. 1-9.
  • 2020. Silent politics and unknown numbers: Rural health bureaucrats and Zambian abortion policy. Social Science and Medicine.
  • 2020. Beyond the law: Misoprostol and medical abortion in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Social Science and Medicine. 9 sider.
  • 2019. ‘An uneasy compromise’: strategies and dilemmas in realizing a permissive abortion law in Ethiopia. International Journal for Equity in Health.
  • 2019. Why teach sexuality education in school? Teacher discretion in implementing comprehensive sexuality education in rural Zambia. International Journal for Equity in Health. 1-10.
  • 2019. The challenge of community engagement and informed consent in rural Zambia: an example from a pilot study. BMC Medical Ethics. 45.
  • 2019. The access paradox: abortion law, policy and practice in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia. International Journal for Equity in Health.
  • 2019. Shaping the abortion policy – competing discourses on the Zambian termination of pregnancy act. International Journal for Equity in Health. 1-11.
  • 2019. Health, life and rights: a discourse analysis of a hybrid abortion regime in Tanzania. International Journal for Equity in Health.
  • 2019. Child mental illness and the help-seeking process: a qualitative study among parents in a Ugandan community. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH). 1-13.
  • 2018. Selling my sheep to pay for medicines - Household priorities and coping strategies in a setting without universal health coverage. BMC Health Services Research. 1-12.
  • 2018. Policy, paperwork and 'postographs': Global indicators and maternity care documentation in rural Burkina Faso. Social Science and Medicine. 28-35.
  • 2018. How do health professionals acknowledge web-based knowledge in pregnancy consultations? Health Care for Women International. 955-967.
  • 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.
  • 2018. "We are like co-wives": Traditional healers' views on collaborating with the formal Child and Adolescent Mental Health System in Uganda. BMC Health Services Research. 1-9.
  • 2017. What if the baby doesn't survive? Health-care decision making for ill newborns in Ethiopia. Social Science and Medicine. 123-130.
  • 2017. Strengthening validity in studies of pelvic floor disorders through qualitative research: an example from Ethiopia. International Urogynecology Journal. 1-6.
  • 2017. Echoes of old HIV paradigms: Reassessing the problem of engaging men in HIV testing and treatment through women's perspectives. Reproductive Health.
  • 2016. Web-based discussion forums on pregnancy complaints and maternal health literacy in Norway: A qualitative study. Journal of Medical Internet Research.
  • 2016. The inescapable question of fairness in Pay-for-performance bonus distribution: A qualitative study of health workers' experiences in Tanzania. Globalization and Health. 1-12.
  • 2016. Rural-urban inequity in unmet obstetric needs and functionality of emergency obstetric care services in a Zambian district. PLOS ONE.
  • 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. 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. HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women's perspectives about Option B+ in Malawi: A qualitative study. Journal of the International AIDS Society.
  • 2016. Effectiveness of a girls’ empowerment programme on early childbearing, marriage and school dropout among adolescent girls in rural Zambia: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial. Trials. 15 sider.
  • 2016. Boundaries of confidentiality in nursing care for mother and child in HIV programmes. Nursing Ethics. 576-586.
  • 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. The social context of severe child malnutrition: A qualitative household case study from a rural area of the Democratic Republic of Congo. International Journal for Equity in Health.
  • 2015. Task-shifting and quality of HIV testing services: Experiences from a national reference hospital in Zambia. PLOS ONE. 1-15.
  • 2015. Introducing payment for performance in the health sector of Tanzania- the policy process. Globalization and Health.
  • 2014. ‘Born before arrival’: user and provider perspectives on health facility childbirths in Kapiri Mposhi district, Zambia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
  • 2014. Reflections on informed choice in resource-poor settings: The case of infant feeding counselling in PMTCT programmes in Tanzania. Social Science and Medicine. 22-29.
  • 2014. Mothering in Limpopo, South Africa: Perspectives of adolescents . Psychology & Society.
  • 2014. Mothering in Limpopo, South Africa: Perspectives of adolescents . Psychology & Society.
  • 2014. Mothering in Limpopo, South Africa: Perspectives of adolescents. Psychology & Society.
  • 2014. Challenges of disseminating clinical practice guidelines in a weak health system: the case of HIV and infant feeding recommendations in Tanzania. International Breastfeeding Journal. 13 sider.
  • 2014. Born before arrival’: user and provider perspectives on health facility childbirths in Kapiri Mposhi district, Zambia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
  • 2014. "They ask whether this is real or fake": a qualitative Norwegian study of pregnancy complaints and access to social benefits. Health Care for Women International. 266-284.
  • 2013. Why give birth in health facility? Users' and providers' accounts of poor quality of birth care in Tanzania. BMC Health Services Research. 174-186.
  • 2013. Rethinking nursing care: An ethnographic approach to nurse-patient interaction in the context of a HIV preventive programme in rural Tanzania. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 1045-1053.
  • 2012. “Hoping for a Normal Life Again”: Reintegration After Fistula Repair in Rural Tanzania. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 927-938.
  • 2012. Why do health workers in rural Tanzania prefer public sector employment? BMC Health Services Research. 12 sider.
  • 2012. Unfulfilled expectations to services offered at primary health care facilities: Experiences of caretakers of underfive children in rural Tanzania. BMC Health Services Research. 5 sider.
  • 2012. Persisting stigma reduces the utilisation of HIV-related care and support services in Viet Nam. BMC Health Services Research.
  • 2012. Comparing HIV prevalence estimates from prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programme and the antenatal HIV surveillance in Addis Ababa. BMC Public Health. 7 sider.
  • 2011. Why caretakers bypass primary health care facilities for child care - a case from rural Tanzania. BMC Health Services Research.
  • 2011. Waiting for attention and care: birthing accounts of women in rural Tanzania who developed obstetric fistula as an outcome of labour. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
  • 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 sider.
  • 2011. Current status of medication adherence and infant follow up in the prevention of mother to child HIV transmission programme in Addis Ababa: a cohort study. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 10 sider.
  • 2011. Being man enough: Fatherhood experiences and expectations among teenage boys in South Africa. Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers. 3-21.
  • 2011. Applying the theory of Planned Behaviour to explain HIV testing in antenatal settings in Addis Ababa- A cohort study. BMC Health Services Research.
  • 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 sider.
  • 2011. "I am nothing": experiences of loss among women suffering from severe birth injuries in Tanzania. BMC Women's Health.
  • 2010. Ways ahead: protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in the context of HIV. International Breastfeeding Journal.
  • 2010. Reflections on global policy documents and the WHO's infant feeding guidelines: lessons learnt. International Breastfeeding Journal.
  • 2010. Poisonous milk and sinful mothers: the changing meaning of breastfeeding in the wake of the HIV epidemic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. International Breastfeeding Journal.
  • 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 sider.
  • 2010. Gendered perceptions on infant feeding in Eastern Uganda: continued need for exclusive breastfeeding support. International Breastfeeding Journal. 13.
  • 2010. Breastfeeding and HIV: experiences from a decade of prevention of postnatal HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa. International Breastfeeding Journal.
  • 2010. ?HIV and infant feeding: Lessons learnt and the ways ahead? Thematic series. International Breastfeeding Journal 2010:5. International Breastfeeding Journal.
  • 2010. "A defeat not to be ultra-fit" : expectations and experiences related to pregnancy and employment in contemporary Norway. NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. 167-184.
  • 2009. The context of HIV risk behaviours among HIV-positive injection drug users in Viet Nam: Moving toward effective harm reduction. BMC Public Health.
  • 2009. The context of HIV risk behaviours among HIV-positive injection drug users in Viet Nam: Moving toward effective harm reduction. BMC Public Health. 9.
  • 2009. Technologies of hope? Motherhood, HIV and infant feeding in eastern Africa. Anthropology & Medicine. 105-118.
  • 2009. Technologies of hope? Motherhood, HIV and infant feeding in eastern Africa. Anthropology & Medicine. 105-118.
  • 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.
  • 2008. "Listen to your body" A qualitative text analysis of internet discussions related to pregnancy health and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. Patient Education and Counseling. 294-299.
  • 2007. HIV and infant feeding counselling: challenges faced by nurse-counsellors in northern Tanzania. Human Resources for Health. 18-29.
  • 2007. HIV and infant feeding counselling: challenges faced by nurse-counsellors in northern Tanzania. Human Resources for Health.
  • 2007. Experiences of orphan care in Amach, Uganda: assessing policy implications. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS. 532-543.
  • 2007. Experiences of orphan care in Amach, Uganda: assessing policy implications. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS. 532-543.
  • 2007. Difficult choices: Infant feeding experiences of HIV-positive mothers in northern Tanzania. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS. 544-555.
  • 2007. Difficult choices: Infant feeding experiences of HIV-positive mothers in northern Tanzania. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS. 544-555.
  • 2007. Continuity and change in reproductive attitudes of teenage women, their mothers, and maternal grandmothers in South africa. South African Journal of Psychology. 856-877.
  • 2007. Continuity and change in reproductive attitudes of teenage women, their mothers, and maternal grandmothers in South Africa. South African Journal of Psychology. 856-877.
  • 2006. Translating global recommendations on HIV and infant feeding to the local context: the development of culturally sensitive counselling tools in the Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. Implementation Science. 14 sider.
  • 2006. The varying vulnerability of African orphans - The case of the Langi, northern Uganda. Childhood.
  • 2006. The varying vulnerability of African orphans - The case of the Langi, northern Uganda. Childhood. 267-284.
  • 2004. Mother's milk - an ambiguous blessing in the era of AIDS?The case of the Chagga in Kilimanjaro. African Sociological Review. 83-99.
Rapport
  • 2007. The DOLSA/SCNE Project on FGM and Other Harmful Traditional Practices North Gondar Zone. .
  • 2006. Praksis i Sør - pedagogiske og institusjonelle utfordringer. 1. 1. .
  • 2000. The idea of community and the ideology of community participation. A discussion of community, solidarity and self. 58. 58. .
  • 1999. Community based health promotion: The potential of tradtional and modern institutions. Proceedings from a workshop. .
  • 1999. Community based health promotion: The potential of tradtional and modern institutions. Proceedings from a workshop. .
Faglig foredrag
  • 2015. North South Partnerships in Higher Education.
Populærvitenskapelig foredrag
  • 2007. Evaluation report: The DOLSA/SCNE project on FGM and other harmful practices in North Gondar Zone, Ethiopia.
  • 2004. Morsmelk-til skade eller velsignelse? HIV positive mødres dilemma.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • 2018. The Access Paradox in Safe Abortion Care. The cases of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia .
  • 2013. Handling PMTCT guidelines in non-choice contexts: The case of infant feeding counselling and decision making in PMTCT programmes, Tanzania.
  • 2007. The politics of mother to child transmission of HIV: global discourse and local lives.
  • 2007. The illusion of informed choie in prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV: Global politics in local worlds.
  • 2007. Hope, faith and holy water: Resistance in PMTCT programs in Addis Ababa.
  • 2007. Counting on mother's love: The global politics of mother to child transmission in eastern Africa.
  • 2007. A note on applied locally grounded research and the challenging dynamics between health related research and policy making.
  • 2004. Samarbeid og utveksling med institusjoner i sør.
  • 2004. Motherhood, risk and responsible subjects: Discourses and practices in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania.
  • 2004. Mother's milk: An ambiguous blessing in the era of AIDS: The case of the Chagga in Kilimanjaro.
  • 2004. Hygiene, salvation and development: The constitution of nursing as a legitimate profession in Tanzania.
  • 2002. The orphan issue in Tanzania.
  • 2002. HIV prevention and AIDS care in Moshi/Arusha.
Leder
  • 2010. Breastfeeding and HIV: experiences from a decade of prevention of postnatal HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa. International Breastfeeding Journal.
Leserinnlegg
  • 2020. Reproductive health and the politics of abortion. International Journal for Equity in Health. 1-4.
  • 2010. Ways ahead: protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in the context of HIV. International Breastfeeding Journal.
Fagbok
  • 2005. Gender, generation and communication in times of AIDS: The potential of 'modern' and 'traditional' institutions. Proceedings from a workshop held in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, 23-25 November 2004. Centre for International Health.
Hovedfagsoppgave
  • 1992. The changing role of local midwives in Addis Ababa: Community participation in Primary Health Care.
Mastergradsoppgave
  • 2013. Increasing demand for health facility birth. A qualitative study exploring barriers and facilitators for skilled care utilization in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia.
  • 2012. Rebuilding life: A journey through the lives of women who have endured and been treated for obstetric fistula in Tanzania.
  • 2011. Knowledge about puberty related issues among school children in Sigowet, Kenya.
  • 2008. Utilization of PMTCT services in Awassa town, Ethiopia.
  • 2008. How could I take my pills when I can't even afford food?
  • 2007. The Role of Men in the Maintenance and Change of Female Genital Cutting in Eritrea.
  • 2006. Mothers’ knowledge on exclusive breastfeeding in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania.
Populærvitenskapelig artikkel
  • 2011. A cohort study on obstetric care for HIV positive women in Addis Ababa: Intrapartum transfers and associated delays. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology.
Kronikk
  • 2017. The paradox of access - abortion law, policy and misoprostol. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1-6.
  • 2017. Kan Trump stoppe kvinners abortrett? Bergens Tidende.
Doktorgradsavhandling
  • 2018. Priority to the newborn? Real-life priority setting and intra-household resource allocation for newborn health in Ethiopia .
  • 2018. Access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health services in Uganda: Investigating the role of Primary Health Care and Traditional Healers.
  • 2017. Experiences of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV program in Southern Africa: A three country qualitative study .
  • 2016. Results-Based Financing (RBF) in the health sector of a low-income country; from agenda setting to implementation: The case of Tanzania.
  • 2015. Determinants of child malnutrition. Studies from a rural area in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • 2002. Giving birth in Kilimanjaro: The politics of knowledge in moral contexts.
  • 2002. Giving birth in Kilimanjaro. The politics of knowledge in moral contexts. X, 280 s. -.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • 2009. Counting on Mother's Love: The Global Politics of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Eastern Africa. 33 sider.
Sammendrag/abstract
  • 2013. Born before arrival: user and provider perspectives on home deliveries and barriers to health facility childbirth in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia. Tropical medicine & international health. 186-186.
  • 2012. Obstetric care in primary health centres in rural Burkina Faso from a health worker perspective. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 113-113.
  • 2011. Financial incentives for health worker motivation: the case of health services in Tanzania. Tropical medicine & international health. 341-341.
  • 2011. 'What counts': health workers' preferences for public health facilities or church-run health facilities in Tanzania. Tropical medicine & international health. 340-340.
  • 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. 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. '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.
  • 2008. Breast cancer. Women's coping and social support awaiting primary surgery. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 36.
Poster
  • 2017. We shall count it as a part of kyogero?. Acceptability of single dose 7.1% chlorhexidine di-gluconate solution for umbilical cord care among women in Kampala and Mukono district, central Uganda: A qualitative study.
  • 2017. High participation in cluster randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a girls’ empowerment programme in rural Zambia .
  • 2015. Are mental health problems in children being neglected? Preliminary results from SeeTheChild – Mental Child Health in Uganda.
  • 2013. Accountability and health worker performance in primary care maternities in rural Burkina Faso.
  • 2013. 'There is no choice in this area'. Nurse counselling in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programmes in Tanzania.
  • 2013. 'There is no choice in this area'. Nurse counselling in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programmes in Tanzania.
  • 2012. Referral as relief: Health workers' experience of obstetric referrals from primary health care facilities in rural Burkina Faso.
  • 2009. ‘No new born feeds on breast milk only’: Infant feeding perceptions among men and women in Eastern Uganda.
  • 2009. Low acceptability for exclusive replacement feeding among Eastern Ugandan fathers.
  • 2009. Fathers’ and mothers’ perceptions about infant feeding practices in Eastern Uganda.
  • 2009. Advicing global infant feeding recommendations with local insight’: health workers knowledge of infant feeding practices in Eastern Uganda.
  • 2008. Breast cancer: Women's coping and social support awaiting primary surgery.
  • 2008. Breast cancer Women¿s coping and social support awaiting primary surgery.
  • 2007. Continuity and change i reproductive attitudes of teenage women, their mothers and maternal grandmothers in South Africa.
  • 2007. Choice and adherence to choice of infant feeding method among HIV positive mothers in northern Tanzania.
  • 2006. Continuity and change in reproductive attitudes of teenage women, their mothers and maternal grandmothers in South Africa.
  • 2006. Continuity and change in reproductive atitudes of teenage women, their mothers and maternal grandmothers in South Africa.
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
  • 2019. 'Maternal deaths should simply be 0': Politicization of maternal death reporting and review processes in Ethiopia. 492-498.
  • 2018. Development and challenges to breastfeeding in sub-Saharan Africa. 937-944.
  • 2012. Assessing performance enhancing tools: experiences with the open performance review and appraisal system (OPRAS) and expectations towards payment for performance (P4P) in the public health sector in Tanzania. 13 sider.
Fagartikkel
  • 2006. Fra Bergen til Tanzania, Fagartikkel; Komplekse problem og sterke inntrykk: Pedagogiske og personlige utfordringer knyttet til praksis i Sør. Tidsskriftet sykepleien.

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  • NUFU Gender, generation and social mobilisation. Challenges of reproductive health and rights among vulnerable groups in Ethiopia, Sudan and Tanzania.
  • NOMA: Regional masters in Nursing in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda
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