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  • Mapping the existing body of health policy implementation research in lower income settings: what is covered and what are the gaps? 

    Erasmus, Ermin; Orgill, Marsha; Schneider, Helen; Gilson, Lucy (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2014)
    This article uses 85 peer-reviewed articles published between 1994 and 2009 to characterize and synthesize aspects of the health policy analysis literature focusing on policy implementation in low- and middle-income ...
  • Missed opportunities for participation in prevention of mother to child transmission programmes: Simplicity of nevirapine does not necessarily lead to optimal uptake, a qualitative study 

    Nkonki, Lungiswa L.; Doherty, Tanya M.; Hill, Zelee; Chopra, Mickey; Schaay, Nikki; Kendall, Carl (BioMed Central, 2007)
    Background: The objective of this study was to examine missed opportunities for participation in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme in three sites in South Africa. A rapid anthropological ...
  • Monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environment Policy Index 

    Swinburn, B.; Vandevijvere, S.; Sanders, David; Kraak, V.; Sacks, G.; Snowdon, W.; Hawkes, C.; Barquera, S.; Friel, S.; Kelly, B.; Kumanyika, S.; L’Abbé, M.; Lee, A.; Lobstein, T.; Ma, J.; Macmullan, J.; Mohan, S.; Monteiro, C.; Neal, B.; Rayner, M.; Walker, C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
    Government action is essential to increase the healthiness of food environments and reduce obesity, diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and their related inequalities. This paper proposes a monitoring framework ...
  • Monitoring and evaluation of sport-based HIV/AIDS awareness programmes: strengthening outcome indicators 

    Maleka, Elma Nelisiwe (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
    There are number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in South Africa that use sport as a tool to respond to Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), however, little is reported about ...
  • Monitoring food and non-alcoholic beverage promotions to children 

    Kelly, B.; King, L.; Sanders, David; Baur, L.; Rayner, M.; Lobstein, T.; Monteiro, C.; Macmullan, J.; Mohan, S.; Barquera, S.; Friel, S.; Hawkes, C.; Kumanyika, S.; L’Abbé, M.; Lee, A.; Ma, J.; Neal, B.; Sacks, G.; Snowdon, W.; Swinburn, B.; Vandevijvere, S.; Walker, C. (Wiley, 2013)
    Food and non-alcoholic beverage marketing is recognized as an important factor influencing food choices related to non-communicable diseases. The monitoring of populations’ exposure to food and nonalcoholic beverage ...
  • Monitoring foods and beverages provided and sold in public sector settings 

    L’Abbé, M.; Schermel, A.; Sanders, David; Minaker, L.; Kelly, B.; Lee, A.; Vandevijvere, S.; Twohig, P.; Barquera, S.; Friel, S.; Hawkes, C.; Kumanyika, S.; Lobstein, T.; Ma, J.; Macmullan, J.; Mohan, S.; Monteiro, C.; Neal, B.; Rayner, M.; Sacks, G.; Snowdon, W.; Swinburn, B.; Walker, C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
    This paper outlines a step-wise framework for monitoring foods and beverages provided or sold in publicly funded institutions. The focus is on foods in schools, but the framework can also be applied to foods provided ...
  • Monitoring policy and actions on food environments: rationale and outline of the INFORMAS policy engagement and communication stategies 

    Brinsden, H.; Lobstein, T.; Sanders, D.; Landon, J.; Kraak, V.; Sacks, G.; Kumanyika, S.; Swinburn, B.; Barquera, S.; Friel, S.; Hawkes, C.; Kelly, B.; L’Abbé, M.; Lee, A.; Ma, J.; Macmullen, J.; Mohan, S.; Monteiro, C.; Neal, B.; Rayner, M.; Snowdon, W.; Vandevijvere, S.; Walker, C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
    The International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS) proposes to collect performance indicators on food policies, actions and environments related ...
  • Monitoring the impacts of trade agreements on food environments 

    Friel, S.; Hattersley, L.; Sanders, David; Snowdon, W.; Thow, A. M.; Lobstein, T.; Barquera, S.; Mohan, S.; Hawkes, C.; Kelly, B.; Kumanyika, S.; L’Abbe, M.; Lee, A.; Ma, J.; Macmullan, J.; Monteiro, C.; Neal, B.; Rayner, M.; Sacks, G.; Swinburn, B.; Vandevijvere, S.; C. Walker, C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
    The liberalization of international trade and foreign direct investment through multilateral, regional and bilateral agreements has had profound implications for the structure and nature of food systems, and therefore, ...
  • Monitoring the levels of important nutrients in the food supply 

    Neal, B.; Sacks, G.; Sanders, David; Swinburn, B.; Vandevijvere, S.; Dunford, E.; Snowdon, W.; Webster, J.; Barquera, S.; Friel, S.; Hawkes, C.; Kelly, B.; Kumanyika, S.; L’Abbé, M.; Lee, A.; Lobstein, T.; Ma, J.; Macmullan, J.; Mohan, S.; Monteiro, C.; Rayner, M.; Walker, C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
    A food supply that delivers energy-dense products with high levels of salt, saturated fats and trans fats, in large portion sizes, is a major cause of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The highly processed foods produced ...
  • Monitoring the price and affordability of foods and diets globally 

    Lee, A.; Mhurchu, C.; Sanders, D.; Sacks, G.; Swinburn, B.; Snowdon, W.; Vandevijvere, S.; Hawkes, C.; L’Abbé, M.; Rayner, M.; Barquera, S.; Friel, S.; Kelly, B.; Kumanyika, S.; Lobstein, T.; Ma, J.; Macmullan, J.; Mohan, S.; Monteiro, C.; Neal, B.; Walker, C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
    Food prices and food affordability are important determinants of food choices, obesity and non-communicable diseases. As governments around the world consider policies to promote the consumption of healthier foods, data ...
  • No association between cumulative traumatic experiences and sex in risk for posttraumatic stress disorder among human immunodeficiency virus-positive adults 

    Morris, Tanya; Naidoo, Pamela; Cloete, Karen J.; Harvey, Justin; Seedat, Soraya (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2013)
    This study examined the association between the type and number of traumatic experiences and the conditional risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stratified by sex, in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We ...
  • "Nothing new": responses to the introduction of antiretroviral drugs in South Africa 

    Chopra, Mickey; Kendall, Carl; Hill, Zelee; Schaay, Nikki; Nkonki, Lungiswa L.; Doherty, Tanya M. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006)
    Interviews conducted in South Africa found that awareness of antiretroviral therapy was generally poor. Antiretroviral drugs were not perceived as new, but one of many alternative therapies for HIV/AIDS. Respondents ...
  • Obesity among black South African women 

    Puoane, Thandi; Hughes, Gail; Bradley, Hazel A. (Kamla-Raj Enterprises, 2005)
    Obesity and associated non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and ischaemic heart disease were previously thought to be diseases of affluent countries, but they are becoming increasingly prevalent ...
  • Obesity in South Africa: Challenges for government and health professionals 

    Kruger, Salome H; Puoane, Thandi; Senekal, Marjanne; Van Der Merwe, Theresa M (Nutrition Society, 2005)
    OBJECTIVES: To review data on the prevalence, causes and health consequences of obesity in South Africa and propose interventions to prevent and treat obesity and related outcomes. METHODS: Data from existing literature ...
  • Obesity in South Africa: The South African Demographic and Health Survey 

    Puoane, Thandi; Steyn, Krisela; Bradshaw, Debbie; Laubscher, Ria; Fourie, Jean; Lambert, Vicki; Mbanangwa, Nolwazi (Nature Publishing Group, 2002)
    To ascertain the anthropometric profile and determinants of obesity in South Africans who participated in the Demographic and Health Survey in 1998. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A sample of 13,089 men and women (age, ...
  • Opportunities and obstacles to screening pregnant women for intimate partner violence during antenatal care in Zimbabwe 

    Shamu, Simukai; Abrahams, Naeemah; Temmerman, Marleen; Zarowsky, Christina (Taylor & Francis, 2013)
    Pregnancy offers an opportunity for midwives to recognise and respond to women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). However, most antenatal care interventions have been conducted in private specialist services ...
  • Pain as a reason for primary care visits: cross-sectional survey in a rural and periurban health clinic in the Eastern Cape, South Africa 

    Igumbor, Ehimario U.; Puoane, Thandi; Gansky, Stuart A.; Plesh, Octavia (South Africa Academy of Family Physicians, 2012)
    Background: The burden of pain in primary care has not been described for South Africa. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of pain in primary care and to characterise pain among adult patients attending a rural ...
  • Perceived childhood exposure to domestic violence: The risk for adult revictimisation 

    Ryan, Jill; Rich, Edna; Roman, Nicolette V. (UNISA, 2015)
    The prevalence of domestic violence is described as pervasive with a majority of victims being females and perpetrators being males. Often females who experienced domestic violence had been previously exposed to family ...
  • Perceptions about body image and sizes among Black African girls living in Cape Town 

    Puoane, Thandi; Tsolekile, Lungiswa; Steyn, Nelia (International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, 2010)
    OBJECTIVE: To assess beliefs about body size (fatness and thinness) and body image in Black girls aged 10–18 years living in Cape Town. DESIGN: Exploratory using qualitative methods. SETTING: Cape Town, South Africa. METHOD: ...
  • Perceptions of body size and its association with HIV/AIDS 

    Matoti-Mvalo, Tandi; Puoane, Thandi (MedPharm Publications, 2011)
    OBJECTIVE: To explore the perception among black South African women that people who are thin are infected with HIV or have AIDS. SETTING: Khayelitsha, an urban township in Cape Town. SUBJECTS: 513 women aged 18-65 ...