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Tuberculosis preventive therapy for children and adolescents: an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Erika Mohr-Holland, Bianca Douglas-Jones, Ivy Apolisi, Noluvo Ngambu, Shaheed Mathee, Rabia Cariem, Vanessa Mudaly, Colin Pfaff, Petros Isaakidis, Jennifer Furin, Anja Reuter,

Lancet Child Adolesc Health (The Lancet. Child & adolescent health)
[2021, 5(3):159-161]

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Not practicing what we teach? The case for healthy food and drinks at health training events.

Colin Pfaff, Gift Malamula, Joep J van Oosterhout,

Malawi Med J (Malawi medical journal : the journal of Medical Association of Malawi)
[2019, 31(2):169]

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Calling non-governmental organisations to strengthen primary health care: Lessons following Alma-Ata.

Megan Landes, Colin Pfaff, Meseret Zerihun, Dawit Wondimagegn, Sumeet Sodhi, Katherine Rouleau, Michael R Kidd,

<h4>Background</h4>The Alma-Ata Declaration's commitment to primary health care (PHC) reaches its 40th anniversary in 2018. Over the last 40 years, the number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in low-income countries (LICs) has rapidly multiplied, and over time, NGOs have both positively and negatively impacted equity, effectiveness, appropriateness and efficiency of ... Read more >>

Afr J Prim Health Care Fam Med (African journal of primary health care & family medicine)
[2019, 11(1):e1-e2]

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Effect of cardio-metabolic risk factors on all-cause mortality among HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy in Malawi: A prospective cohort study.

Alemayehu Amberbir, Victor Banda, Victor Singano, Alfred Matengeni, Colin Pfaff, Zahra Ismail, Theresa J Allain, Adrienne K Chan, Sumeet K Sodhi, Joep J van Oosterhout,

<h4>Background</h4>Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among people living with HIV is elevated due to persistent inflammation, hypertension and diabetes comorbidity, lifestyle factors and exposure to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Data from Africa on how CVD risk affects morbidity and mortality among ART patients are lacking. We explored the effect of CVD risk ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2019, 14(1):e0210629]

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Early experiences in integrating cervical cancer screening and treatment into HIV services in Zomba Central Hospital, Malawi.

Colin Pfaff, Victor Singano, Harriet Akello, Alemayehu Amberbir, Josh Berman, Aunex Kwekwesa, Alfred Matengeni, Victor Banda, Jack Msonko, Colin Speight, Biselele M Kabeya, Joep J van Oosterhout,

<h4>Background</h4>Malawi has the highest rate of cervical cancer globally and cervical cancer is six to eight times more common in women with HIV. HIV programmes provide an ideal setting to integrate cervical cancer screening.<h4>Methods</h4>Tisungane HIV clinic at Zomba Central Hospital has around 3,700 adult women receiving treatment. In October 2015, ... Read more >>

Malawi Med J (Malawi medical journal : the journal of Medical Association of Malawi)
[2018, 30(3):211-214]

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Early experiences integrating hypertension and diabetes screening and treatment in a human immunodeficiency virus clinic in Malawi.

Colin Pfaff, Victor Singano, Harriet Akello, Alemayehu Amberbir, Josh Berman, Aunex Kwekwesa, Victor Banda, Colin Speight, Theresa Allain, Joep J van Oosterhout,

<h4>Background</h4>Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) programmes can be leveraged to manage the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).<h4>Methods</h4>In October 2015, a model of integrated HIV-NCD care was developed at a large HIV clinic in southeast Malawi. Blood pressure was measured in adults at every visit and random blood glucose was determined ... Read more >>

Int Health (International health)
[2018, 10(6):495-501]

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Models of integration of HIV and noncommunicable disease care in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons learned and evidence gaps.

Benson Njuguna, Susan Vorkoper, Pragna Patel, Mike J A Reid, Rajesh Vedanthan, Colin Pfaff, Paul H Park, Lydia Fischer, Jeremiah Laktabai, Sonak D Pastakia,

<h4>Objective</h4>To describe available models of HIV and noncommunicable disease (NCD) care integration in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).<h4>Design</h4>Narrative review of published articles describing various models of HIV and NCD care integration in SSA.<h4>Results</h4>We identified five models of care integration across various SSA countries. These were integrated community-based screening for HIV and NCDs ... Read more >>

AIDS (AIDS (London, England))
[2018, 32 Suppl 1:S33-S42]

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You can treat my HIV - But can you treat my blood pressure? Availability of integrated HIV and non-communicable disease care in northern Malawi.

Colin Pfaff, Vera Scott, Risa Hoffman, Beatrice Mwagomba,

<h4>Background</h4>Many patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Malawi have or will develop non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The current capacity of ART sites to provide care for NCDs is not known.<h4>Aim</h4>This study aimed to assess the capacity of ART sites to provide care for hypertension and diabetes in rural Malawi.<h4>Setting</h4>Twenty-five health centres ... Read more >>

Afr J Prim Health Care Fam Med (African journal of primary health care & family medicine)
[2017, 9(1):e1-e8]

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The burden of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular risk factors among adult Malawians in HIV care: consequences for integrated services.

Oscar H Divala, Alemayehu Amberbir, Zahra Ismail, Teferi Beyene, Daniela Garone, Colin Pfaff, Victor Singano, Harriet Akello, Martias Joshua, Moffat J Nyirenda, Alfred Matengeni, Josh Berman, Jane Mallewa, Gift S Chinomba, Noel Kayange, Theresa J Allain, Adrienne K Chan, Sumeet K Sodhi, Joep J van Oosterhout,

<h4>Background</h4>Hypertension and diabetes prevalence is high in Africans. Data from HIV infected populations are limited, especially from Malawi. Integrating care for chronic non-communicable co-morbidities in well-established HIV services may provide benefit for patients by preventing multiple hospital visits but will increase the burden of care for busy HIV clinics.<h4>Methods</h4>Cross-sectional study ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2016, 16(1):1243]

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High-risk human papillomavirus in HIV-infected women undergoing cervical cancer screening in Lilongwe, Malawi: a pilot study.

Deepa Reddy, Joseph Njala, Penny Stocker, Alan Schooley, Martiniano Flores, Chi-Hong Tseng, Colin Pfaff, Perry Jansen, Ronald T Mitsuyasu, Risa M Hoffman,

Rates of abnormal visual inspection with acetic acid and prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) subtypes have not been well characterized in HIV-infected women in Malawi. We performed a prospective cohort study of visual inspection with acetic acid (Nā€‰=ā€‰440) in HIV-infected women aged 25--59 years, with a nested study of ... Read more >>

Int J STD AIDS (International journal of STD & AIDS)
[2015, 26(6):379-387]

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