Publications

Abstract
OBJECTIVES:
The re-emergence of community-based health workers such as the auxiliary midwives (AMWs) in Myanmar, who are local female volunteers, has been an important strategy to address global health workforce shortages. The Myanmar government recommends one AMW for every village. The aim of this study is to investigate the current knowledge of critical danger signs and practices for safe childbirth and immediate newborn care of AMWs to inform potential task shifting of additional healthcare responsibilities.
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Background: An estimated 282 women die for every 100,000 live births in Myanmar, most due to preventable
causes. Auxiliary Midwives (AMWs) in Myanmar are responsible for providing a package of care during pregnancy
and childbirth to women in rural hard to reach areas where skilled birth attendants (Midwives) are not accessible

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Background and Objectives: Undernutrition remains a significant cause of childhood illness, poor growth, development, and death in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Studies on child nutritional outcomes in PNG vary by design, measurement protocols and quality. We conducted a systematic review to assess the evidence for the prevalence of child undernutrition across different study populations, geographical locations and time periods.

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This thesis describes contraceptive use dynamics among selected vulnerable populations in Kenya. More specifically, this thesis provides an in-depth analysis of the subject and gives recommendations for family planning programs and policy makers to address the specific needs of these population groups. We studied young urban women, women who have experienced unintended pregnancy, women living in slum settlements and middle class non-slum settlements, female sex workers, migrant and non-migrant women, and sexually active men by assessing the characteristics of those who use modern contraceptives in Kenya.

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ackground:
The INPAC project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated post-abortion family planning
(PAFP) services into existing hospital based abortion services in China. A qualitative study was conducted in three
provinces to contribute to developing effective PAFP services through understanding influences on contraceptive
use, experiences of abortion and existing PAFP, and their effect on future contraceptive practices from the perspectiveof users, in the context of social and institutional change.

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In Myanmar, men who have sex with men (MSM) experience high risk of HIV infection. However, access to HIV testing and prevention services remains a challenge among this marginalized population. The objective of this study was to estimate population prevalence and correlates of prior HIV testing among young MSM (YMSM) and informs the development of HIV testing and intervention programmes that respond to the specific needs of this population.

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November 13th Mr. Marc Arbyn defended his thesis: entitled: “Evidence regarding Human Papillomavirus Testing in Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer” in Ghent
Venue: auditorium C - UZ Campus Gent – De Pintelaan 185 – 9000 GENT Promotors/supervisors: Prof. dr. Marleen Temmerman, Prof. Dr. John-Paul Bogers & Prof. dr. Steven Weyers.

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Postpartum care (PPC) has remained relatively neglected in many interventions designed to improve maternal and neonatal health in sub-Saharan Africa. The Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health project developed and implemented a context-specific package of health system strengthening and demand generation in four African countries, aiming to improve access and quality of PPC

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This analysis is based on data from the Global Early Adolescent Study, which aims to understand the factors that predispose young people aged 10-14 years to positive or negative health trajectories

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We examined why male condoms broke or slipped off during commercial sex and the actions taken in response among 75 female and male sex workers and male clients recruited from 18 bars/nightclubs in Mombasa, Kenya

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