Neil Andersson

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Publications

  1. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for forced or coerced sex among school-going youth: national cross-sectional studies in 10 southern African countries in 2003 and 2007
    Neil Andersson
    Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMJ Open 2:e000754. 2012
  2. pmc HIV prevention in favour of the choice-disabled in southern Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    Trials 14:274. 2013
  3. pmc Impact of a hospital improvement initiative in Bangladesh on patient experiences and satisfaction with services: two cross-sectional studies
    Khalid Omer
    CIET in Pakistan, PO Box 13018, Karachi 75350, Pakistan
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S10. 2011
  4. pmc Does contracting of health care in Afghanistan work? Public and service-users' perceptions and experience
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S11. 2011
  5. pmc Health services reform in Bangladesh: hearing the views of health workers and their professional bodies
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S8. 2011
  6. pmc Auditing Nicaragua's anti-corruption struggle, 1998 to 2009
    Jorge Arosteguí
    CIETinternational, 511 Avenue of the Americas 132, New York, NY 10011, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S3. 2011
  7. pmc Devolution and public perceptions and experience of health services in Pakistan: linked cross sectional surveys in 2002 and 2004
    Umaira Ansari
    CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S4. 2011
  8. pmc Equity in development and access to health services in the Wild Coast of South Africa: the community view through four linked cross-sectional studies between 1997 and 2007
    Steven Mitchell
    CIETcanada, 1 Stewart Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S5. 2011
  9. pmc Reproductive and sexual health in the Maldives: analysis of data from two cross-sectional surveys
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S6. 2011
  10. pmc Population weighted raster maps can communicate findings of social audits: examples from three continents
    Steven Mitchell
    CIETcanada, 1 Stewart Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S14. 2011

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  1. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for forced or coerced sex among school-going youth: national cross-sectional studies in 10 southern African countries in 2003 and 2007
    Neil Andersson
    Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMJ Open 2:e000754. 2012
    ..To study prevalence at two time points and risk factors for experience of forced or coerced sex among school-going youth in 10 southern African countries...
  2. pmc HIV prevention in favour of the choice-disabled in southern Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    Trials 14:274. 2013
    ..There is little research on complex interventions in HIV prevention, yet all countries in southern Africa implement combination prevention programmes...
  3. pmc Impact of a hospital improvement initiative in Bangladesh on patient experiences and satisfaction with services: two cross-sectional studies
    Khalid Omer
    CIET in Pakistan, PO Box 13018, Karachi 75350, Pakistan
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S10. 2011
    ..Two linked cross-sectional surveys in 2000 and 2003 assessed the impact of the HII, assessing both patients' experience and satisfaction and public views and use of the hospitals...
  4. pmc Does contracting of health care in Afghanistan work? Public and service-users' perceptions and experience
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S11. 2011
    ..Community-based information about the public's views and experience of health services is scarce...
  5. pmc Health services reform in Bangladesh: hearing the views of health workers and their professional bodies
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S8. 2011
    ..To investigate whether the views of health workers influenced the reforms, we surveyed local health workers and held evidence-based discussions with local service managers and professional bodies...
  6. pmc Auditing Nicaragua's anti-corruption struggle, 1998 to 2009
    Jorge Arosteguí
    CIETinternational, 511 Avenue of the Americas 132, New York, NY 10011, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S3. 2011
    ..Four social audits in 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2009 identified actions that Nicaragua could take to reduce corruption and public perception in primary health care and other key services...
  7. pmc Devolution and public perceptions and experience of health services in Pakistan: linked cross sectional surveys in 2002 and 2004
    Umaira Ansari
    CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S4. 2011
    ..Two national surveys examined public opinions, use, and experience of health services in 2001 and 2004, to assess the impact of devolution on these services from the point of view of the public...
  8. pmc Equity in development and access to health services in the Wild Coast of South Africa: the community view through four linked cross-sectional studies between 1997 and 2007
    Steven Mitchell
    CIETcanada, 1 Stewart Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S5. 2011
    ..The 2007 survey was an opportunity to look at inequities since the original 1997 baseline, and how such inequities affect access to health care...
  9. pmc Reproductive and sexual health in the Maldives: analysis of data from two cross-sectional surveys
    Anne Cockcroft
    CIET Trust Botswana, PO Box 1240, Gaborone, Botswana
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S6. 2011
    ..The government commissioned two separate reproductive health surveys, in 1999 and 2004, to inform their efforts to improve reproductive and sexual health services...
  10. pmc Population weighted raster maps can communicate findings of social audits: examples from three continents
    Steven Mitchell
    CIETcanada, 1 Stewart Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S14. 2011
    ..Little has been reported about the process of using maps to communicate epidemiological findings...
  11. pmc Male responsibility and maternal morbidity: a cross-sectional study in two Nigerian states
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S7. 2011
    ..We examined actionable risk factors and underlying determinants at community level in Bauchi and Cross River States of Nigeria, including several related to male responsibility in pregnancy...
  12. pmc Clustering and meso-level variables in cross-sectional surveys: an example of food aid during the Bosnian crisis
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S15. 2011
    ..A particular challenge in this regard is to take account of the neighbourhood or clustering effects, recognising that these can be informative or incidental...
  13. pmc Proof of impact and pipeline planning: directions and challenges for social audit in the health sector
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S16. 2011
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  14. pmc Building the community voice into planning: 25 years of methods development in social audit
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S1. 2011
    ..Yet teams in Mexico, Nicaragua, Canada, southern Africa, and Pakistan all have more than a decade of experience in social audit, their in-service training supported by a customised Masters programme...
  15. doi request reprint Epidemiological assessment of food aid in the Bosnian conflict, 1994-97
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    Disasters 36:249-69. 2012
    ..The programme introduced priority categories for targeting in 1997, yet nearly one-half of the highest priority households did not receive food. Incomplete coverage and weak targeting were related to political constraints...
  16. pmc Male circumcision, attitudes to HIV prevention and HIV status: a cross-sectional study in Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    AIDS Care 24:301-9. 2012
    ..More efforts are needed to raise awareness about the limitations of MC protection, especially for women, and to study the interactions between MC roll out programmes and primary HIV prevention programmes...
  17. pmc Reducing corruption in a Mexican medical school: impact assessment across two cross-sectional surveys
    Sergio Paredes-Solís
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S13. 2011
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  18. pmc Risk factors for domestic physical violence: national cross-sectional household surveys in eight southern African countries
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Womens Health 7:11. 2007
    ..The baseline to assess impact of a mass education-entertainment programme offered an opportunity to identify risk factors for domestic physical violence...
  19. doi request reprint Barriers to disclosing and reporting violence among women in Pakistan: findings from a national household survey and focus group discussions
    Neil Andersson
    Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    J Interpers Violence 25:1965-85. 2010
    ..Until better systems for reporting and dealing with reported cases are in place, domestic violence will continue to be a hidden scourge here and elsewhere...
  20. doi request reprint Breast-feeding in a complex emergency: four linked cross-sectional studies during the Bosnian conflict
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    Public Health Nutr 13:2097-104. 2010
    ..To examine changes in breast-feeding and impacts on child health during the Bosnian conflict...
  21. doi request reprint Gender-based violence and HIV: relevance for HIV prevention in hyperendemic countries of southern Africa
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, Acapulco, Mexico
    AIDS 22:S73-86. 2008
    ..Effective interventions are likely to include a structural component, and a GBV awareness component...
  22. pmc Use of social audits to examine unofficial payments in government health services: experience in South Asia, Africa, and Europe
    Sergio Paredes-Solís
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S12. 2011
    ..We reviewed the main lessons from social audits of petty corruption in health services in South Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan), Africa (Uganda and South Africa) and Europe (Baltic States)...
  23. pmc Choice-disability and HIV infection: a cross sectional study of HIV status in Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    AIDS Behav 16:189-98. 2012
    ..Additional factors were low education (for women) and poverty (for men). Choice disability may be an important driver of the AIDS epidemic. New strategies are needed that favour the choice-disabled...
  24. pmc Impact of community-based interventions on condom use in the Tłįcho region of Northwest Territories, Canada
    Karen E Edwards
    Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S9. 2011
    ..We describe a social audit process that assessed the impact of an evidence-based community-led intervention...
  25. pmc Micro-regional planning: evidence-based community buy-in for health development in five of Mexico's poorest rural districts
    Ascencio Villegas Arrizón
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino, El Roble, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:S2. 2011
    ..This historical article describes development of protocols for evidence-based community mobilisation in five local administrative units (municipios) in the Mexican state of Guerrero between 1992 and 1995...
  26. pmc Clustering of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cases in Acapulco: Spoligotyping and risk factors
    Elizabeth Nava-Aguilera
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Calle Pino S N, Colonia El Roble, 39640 Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
    Clin Dev Immunol 2011:408375. 2011
    ..The Manila emerging strain accounted for one in every four cases, confirming that one strain can predominate in a hyperendemic area...
  27. doi request reprint Cash transfers and social vulnerability in Bosnia: a cross-sectional study of households and listed beneficiaries
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 7:232-40. 2013
    ..We carried out population and beneficiary surveys in 1997 to evaluate the targeting of cash transfers in Bosnia soon after the end of the conflict...
  28. pmc Household cost-benefit equations and sustainable universal childhood immunisation: a randomised cluster controlled trial in south Pakistan [ISRCTN12421731]
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMC Public Health 5:72. 2005
    ..In the case of Lasbela district in the south of Pakistan, only one in every ten children is immunised despite free immunisation offers by government health services...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Violence during pregnancy: a population based study in Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico]
    Sergio Paredes-Solís
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero
    Salud Publica Mex 47:335-41. 2005
    ..The occurrence of physical abuse during pregnancy, identifying associated factors and outcomes for women's health was estimated...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Women's dyspareunia after childbirth: a case study in a hospital in Acapulco, Mexico]
    Elvia Solana-Arellano
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 23:44-51. 2008
    ..To identify the factors associated with dyspareunia, during the 60-180 days following childbirth, in women with a history of one or two childbirths...
  31. ncbi request reprint [The use of gloves as protector factor against scorpion stings during corn picking in the state of Guerrero, Mexico]
    Ascencio Villegas-Arrizón
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
    Salud Publica Mex 51:126-33. 2009
    ..Identify factors associated with scorpion stings among farm workers who pick corn in the Mexican state of Guerrero...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Vaccination coverage against seasonal influenza in workers from four hospitals of Guerrero, Mexico]
    Sergio Paredes-Solís
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
    Gac Med Mex 146:318-25. 2010
    ..To estimate the seasonal influenza vaccination coverage of health care workers and the factors associated with vaccination...
  33. pmc National cross sectional study of views on sexual violence and risk of HIV infection and AIDS among South African school pupils
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigación de Enfermedades Tropicales CIET, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Apdo Postal 182, Acapulco, Mexico
    BMJ 329:952. 2004
    ..To investigate the views of school pupils on sexual violence and on the risk of HIV infection and AIDS and their experiences of sexual violence...
  34. pmc Epidemiological geomatics in evaluation of mine risk education in Afghanistan: introducing population weighted raster maps
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Acapulco, Mexico
    Int J Health Geogr 5:1. 2006
    ..Based on a lattice of local site-specific predictions, each cluster being a small universe, the "average" prediction was immediately interpretable without losing the spatial complexity...
  35. pmc 13,915 reasons for equity in sexual offences legislation: A national school-based survey in South Africa
    Neil Andersson
    Centro de Investigacion de Enfermedades Tropicales, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Apdo 82, Acapulco, Mexico
    Int J Equity Health 7:20. 2008
    ..Prior to 2007, forced sex with male children in South Africa did not count as rape but as "indecent assault", a much less serious offence. This study sought to document prevalence of male sexual violence among school-going youth...