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  • Costs of promoting exclusive breastfeeding at community level in three sites in South Africa 

    Nkonki, Lungiswa Leonora; Daviaud, Emmanuelle; Jackson, Debra; Chola, Lumbwe; Doherty, Tanya; Chopra, Mickey; Robberstad, Bjarne (PLoS, 2014-01-10)
    Background: Community-based peer support has been shown to be effective in improving exclusive breastfeeding rates in a variety of settings. Methods: We conducted a cost analysis of a community cluster randomised-controlled ...
  • Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women inSouth Africa: an area needing urgent attention toi mprove child health 

    Doherty, Tanya Mark; Sanders, David; Jackson, Debra; Swanevelder, Sonja; Lombard, Carl; Zembe, Wanga; Chopra, Mickey; Goga, Ameena; Colvin, Mark; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Tylleskär, Thorkild; For the PROMISE EBF study group (BioMed Central, 2012-07-24)
    Background: Breastfeeding is a critical component of interventions to reduce child mortality. Exclusive breastfeeding practice is extremely low in South Africa and there has been no improvement in this over the past ten ...
  • Early infant feeding practices in three African countries: the PROMISE-EBF trial promoting exclusive breastfeeding by peer counsellors 

    Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Doherty, Tanya Mark; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Nankunda, Jolly; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Ramokolo, Vundli; Meda, Nicolas; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Jackson, Debra; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K.; For the PROMISE-EBF study group (BioMed Central, 2014-11-18)
    Background: Immediate and exclusive initiation of breastfeeding after delivery has been associated with better neonatal survival and child health and are recommended by the WHO. We report its impact on early infant feeding ...
  • Explaining household socio-economic related child health inequalities using multiple methods in three diverse settings in South Africa 

    Nkonki, Lungiswa Leonora; Chopra, Mickey; Doherty, Tanya Mark; Jackson, Debra; Robberstad, Bjarne (BioMed Central, 2011-04-04)
    Background: Despite free healthcare to pregnant women and children under the age of six, access to healthcare has failed to secure better child health outcomes amongst all children of the country. There is growing ...
  • Growth effects of exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa: the cluster-randomised PROMISE EBF trial 

    Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Jackson, Debra; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Doherty, Tanya Mark; Lombard, Carl; Swanvelder, Sonja; Nankunda, Jolly; Ramokolo, Vundli; Sanders, David; Wamani, Henry; Meda, Nicolas; Tumwine, James K.; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Van de Perre, Philippe; Kankasa, Chipepo; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tylleskär, Thorkild; on behalf of the PROMISE EBF-study group (BioMed Central, 2014-06-21)
    Background: In this multi-country cluster-randomized behavioural intervention trial promoting exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in Africa, we compared growth of infants up to 6 months of age living in communities where peer ...
  • Vaccination coverage and timeliness in three South African areas: a prospective study 

    Fadnes, Lars Thore; Jackson, Debra; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Zembe, Wanga; Sanders, David; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tylleskär, Thorkild (BioMed Central, 2011-05-27)
    Background: Timely vaccination is important to induce adequate protective immunity. We measured vaccination timeliness and vaccination coverage in three geographical areas in South Africa. Methods: This study used ...