• Breastfeeding practices and health facility births in South Sudan 

      Tongun, Justin Bruno (Doctoral thesis, 2020-01-09)
      Introduction: Studies on the determinants of breastfeeding practices and health facility utilization have not been conducted in South Sudan. This thesis assessed the prevalence and determinants of suboptimal breastfeeding ...
    • Determinants of Health Facility Utilization at Birth in South Sudan 

      Tongun, Justin Bruno; Mukunya, David; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Sebit, Mohammed Boy; Tumwine, James K; Ndeezi, Grace (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-07-09)
      South Sudan has a high maternal mortality ratio estimated at 800 deaths per 100,000 live births. Birth in health facilities with skilled attendants can lower this mortality. In this cross-sectional study, we determined the ...
    • Factors associated with delayed initiation of breastfeeding: a survey in Northern Uganda 

      Mukunya, David; Tumwine, James K; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Ndeezi, Grace; Odongo, Isaac; Tumuhamye, Josephine; Tongun, Justin Bruno; Kizito, Samuel; Napyo, Agnes; Achora, Vincentina; Odongkara, Beatrice; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Background: Initiation of breastfeeding later than 1 hour after birth is associated with increased neonatal morbidity and mortality. Objective: To determine the prevalence and factors associated with delayed initiation of ...
    • Inequity in utilization of health care facilities during childbirth: a community-based survey in post-conflict Northern Uganda 

      Mukunya, David; Tumwine, James K; Ndeezi, Grace; Tumuhamye, Josephine; Tongun, Justin Bruno; Kizito, Samuel; Napyo, Agnes; Achora, Vincentina; Odongkara, Beatrice; Arach, Agnes Anna; Nankabirwa, Victoria (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Aim To assess inequity in utilization of health care facilities during childbirth and factors associated with home births in Lira district, Northern Uganda. Subjects and methods In 2016, we surveyed 930 mothers with ...
    • Key decision makers and actors in selected newborn care practices: A community-based survey in northern Uganda 

      Mukunya, David; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Ndeezi, Grace; Tumuhamye, Josephine; Tongun, Justin Bruno; Kizito, Samuel; Napyo, Agnes; Achora, Vincentina; Odongkara, Beatrice; Arach, Agnes Anna; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-05-16)
      Knowledge of key decision makers and actors in newborn care is necessary to ensure that health interventions are targeted at the right people. This was a cross-sectional study carried out in Lira district, Northern Uganda. ...
    • Perinatal death in Northern Uganda: incidence and risk factors in a community-based prospective cohort study 

      Arach, Agnes Anna; Tumwine, James K.; Nakasujja, Noeline; Ndeezi, Grace; Kiguli, Juliet; Mukunya, David; Odongkara, Beatrice; Achora, Vincentina; Tongun, Justin Bruno; Musaba, Milton W.; Napyo, Agnes; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Nankabirwa, Victoria (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: Perinatal mortality in Uganda remains high at 38 deaths/1,000 births, an estimate greater than the every newborn action plan (ENAP) target of ≤24/1,000 births by 2030. To improve perinatal survival, there is a ...