W Van Damme

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Short and long term retention in antiretroviral care in health facilities in rural Malawi and Zimbabwe
    Freya Rasschaert
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationale Straat 155, Antwerpen 2000, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:444. 2012
  2. pmc Toward a typology of health-related informal credit: an exploration of borrowing practices for paying for health care by the poor in Cambodia
    Por Ir
    National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, PO Box 1300, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:383. 2012
  3. pmc Impact of community-based support services on antiretroviral treatment programme delivery and outcomes in resource-limited countries: a synthetic review
    Edwin Wouters
    Department of Sociology and Research Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, University of Antwerp, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:194. 2012
  4. pmc Access to artemisinin combination therapy for malaria in remote areas of Cambodia
    Shunmay Yeung
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Malar J 7:96. 2008
  5. pmc Cost of increasing access to artemisinin combination therapy: the Cambodian experience
    Shunmay Yeung
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Malar J 7:84. 2008
  6. pmc From project aid to sustainable HIV services: a case study from Zambia
    Kwasi Torpey
    Family Health International Zambia Prevention, Care and Treatment Partnership, Lusaka, Zambia
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:19. 2010
  7. pmc Task shifting: the answer to the human resources crisis in Africa?
    Uta Lehmann
    School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Hum Resour Health 7:49. 2009
  8. pmc Community health workers for ART in sub-Saharan Africa: learning from experience - capitalizing on new opportunities
    Katharina Hermann
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, Antwerp, Belgium
    Hum Resour Health 7:31. 2009
  9. pmc The growing caseload of chronic life-long conditions calls for a move towards full self-management in low-income countries
    Josefien van Olmen
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerp, 2000, Belgium
    Global Health 7:38. 2011
  10. pmc The Health Systems Funding Platform: Is this where we thought we were going?
    Peter S Hill
    Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health School of Population Health The University of Queensland Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Global Health 7:16. 2011

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Publications39

  1. pmc Short and long term retention in antiretroviral care in health facilities in rural Malawi and Zimbabwe
    Freya Rasschaert
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationale Straat 155, Antwerpen 2000, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:444. 2012
    ..This study analysed the short (<12 months) and long (>12 months) term retention on ART in two ART programmes in Malawi (Thyolo district) and Zimbabwe (Buhera district)...
  2. pmc Toward a typology of health-related informal credit: an exploration of borrowing practices for paying for health care by the poor in Cambodia
    Por Ir
    National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, PO Box 1300, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:383. 2012
    ..We explore borrowing practices for paying for health care by the poor in Cambodia and provide a typology, associated conditions, and the extent of the phenomenon...
  3. pmc Impact of community-based support services on antiretroviral treatment programme delivery and outcomes in resource-limited countries: a synthetic review
    Edwin Wouters
    Department of Sociology and Research Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, University of Antwerp, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:194. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Access to artemisinin combination therapy for malaria in remote areas of Cambodia
    Shunmay Yeung
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Malar J 7:96. 2008
    ....
  5. pmc Cost of increasing access to artemisinin combination therapy: the Cambodian experience
    Shunmay Yeung
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Malar J 7:84. 2008
    ..However, in order to ensure that ACTs are correctly used and are accessible to the poor and remote communities who need them, specific interventions will be necessary and the additional costs need to be considered...
  6. pmc From project aid to sustainable HIV services: a case study from Zambia
    Kwasi Torpey
    Family Health International Zambia Prevention, Care and Treatment Partnership, Lusaka, Zambia
    J Int AIDS Soc 13:19. 2010
    ..Sustainable strategies must be built into project design and implementation to enable HIV efforts to continue long after donor-supported projects are completed...
  7. pmc Task shifting: the answer to the human resources crisis in Africa?
    Uta Lehmann
    School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
    Hum Resour Health 7:49. 2009
    ..Without it, task shifting runs the risk of being yet another unsuccessful health sector reform initiative...
  8. pmc Community health workers for ART in sub-Saharan Africa: learning from experience - capitalizing on new opportunities
    Katharina Hermann
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, Antwerp, Belgium
    Hum Resour Health 7:31. 2009
    ..To achieve universal access to antiretroviral treatment, this is of paramount importance and should receive urgent attention...
  9. pmc The growing caseload of chronic life-long conditions calls for a move towards full self-management in low-income countries
    Josefien van Olmen
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, Antwerp, 2000, Belgium
    Global Health 7:38. 2011
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  10. pmc The Health Systems Funding Platform: Is this where we thought we were going?
    Peter S Hill
    Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health School of Population Health The University of Queensland Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Global Health 7:16. 2011
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  11. pmc Using targeted vouchers and health equity funds to improve access to skilled birth attendants for poor women: a case study in three rural health districts in Cambodia
    Por Ir
    Provincial Health Department, Ministry of Health, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:1. 2010
    ..We assess their effectiveness in improving access to skilled birth attendants for poor women in three rural health districts in Cambodia and draw lessons for further improvement and scaling-up...
  12. pmc Treating 4,000 diabetic patients in Cambodia, a high-prevalence but resource-limited setting: a 5-year study
    Marie Eve Raguenaud
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    BMC Med 7:33. 2009
    ..We aimed to describe the outcomes of newly and previously diagnosed diabetic patients enrolled from 2002 to 2008...
  13. pmc Outcomes of antiretroviral treatment program in Ethiopia: retention of patients in care is a major challenge and varies across health facilities
    Yibeltal Assefa
    Medical Services Directorate, Federal Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:81. 2011
    ..In this study, we intended to evaluate the outcomes of the ART services in 55 health facilities in Ethiopia...
  14. pmc Indian community health insurance schemes provide partial protection against catastrophic health expenditure
    Narayanan Devadasan
    Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:43. 2007
    ..We studied two Indian community health insurance (CHI) schemes, ACCORD and SEWA, to determine whether insured households are protected from CHE...
  15. doi request reprint Scaling-up antiretroviral treatment in Southern African countries with human resource shortage: how will health systems adapt?
    Wim Van Damme
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 66:2108-21. 2008
    ..The latter two scenarios would entail a high degree of de-medicalisation of ART...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of a refugee-assistance programme on host population in Guinea as measured by obstetric interventions
    W Van Damme
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Lancet 351:1609-13. 1998
    ..We assessed whether the host population gained better access to hospital care during 1988-96...
  17. ncbi request reprint Out-of-pocket health expenditure and debt in poor households: evidence from Cambodia
    Wim Van Damme
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 9:273-80. 2004
    ..To document how out-of-pocket health expenditure can lead to debt in a poor rural area in Cambodia...
  18. ncbi request reprint The importance of refugee-host relations: Guinea 1990-2003
    Nicolette Lawrie
    One World Action, London, UK
    Lancet 362:575. 2003
  19. ncbi request reprint Strengthening health services to control epidemics: empirical evidence from Guinea on its cost-effectiveness
    Wim Van Damme
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trop Med Int Health 9:281-91. 2004
    ..To assess the cost-effectiveness of control measures implemented against epidemics in Guinea, West Africa...
  20. ncbi request reprint Health system strengthening and scaling up antiretroviral therapy: the need for context-specific delivery models: comment on Schneider et al
    Wim Van Damme
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Reprod Health Matters 14:24-6. 2006
  21. pmc When staff is underpaid: dealing with the individual coping strategies of health personnel
    Wim Van Lerberghe
    Department of Public Health, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, 155 Nationalestraat, B 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
    Bull World Health Organ 80:581-4. 2002
    ..Governments will need to recognize the dimension of the phenomenon and systematically assess the consequences of policy initiatives on the situation and behaviour of the individuals that make up their workforce...
  22. ncbi request reprint Poverty and user fees for public health care in low-income countries: lessons from Uganda and Cambodia
    Bruno Meessen
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Lancet 368:2253-7. 2006
  23. doi request reprint Five-year experience with scaling-up access to antiretroviral treatment in an HIV care programme in Cambodia
    Sopheak Thai
    Infectious Disease Department, Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1048-58. 2009
    ..To evaluate a 5-year HIV care programme (2003-2007) in the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE, Phnom Penh, Cambodia...
  24. doi request reprint Public-sector ART in the Free State Province, South Africa: community support as an important determinant of outcome
    Edwin Wouters
    University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 69:1177-85. 2009
    ..These results provide evidence from the field that communities can be mobilized to sustain these favorable outcomes under conditions of limited human resources for healthcare...
  25. ncbi request reprint Scaling up access to antiretroviral treatment in southern Africa: who will do the job?
    Katharina Kober
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, Antwerp, Belgium
    Lancet 364:103-7. 2004
    ..Yet, none of the countries has developed an urgently required comprehensive human resource strategy. This may also need increased donor attention and resources...
  26. ncbi request reprint Improving access to hospital care for the poor: comparative analysis of four health equity funds in Cambodia
    Mathieu Noirhomme
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Health Policy Plan 22:246-62. 2007
    ..The comparative review shows that a range of operational arrangements may be adopted to achieve the health equity fund objectives. Our study identifies essential design aspects, and leaves different options open for others...
  27. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis control: a public health perspective
    M Boelaert
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 94:465-71. 2000
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint The landscape of community health insurance in India: an overview based on 10 case studies
    Narayanan Devadasan
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Health Policy 78:224-34. 2006
    ..Most of the schemes require external resources for financial sustainability. There is currently little information on the impact of CHI schemes on the performance of local health systems and more research is warranted in that respect...
  29. pmc An iatrogenic pandemic of panic
    Luc Bonneux
    Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, B 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMJ 332:786-8. 2006
  30. ncbi request reprint The real challenges for scaling up ART in sub-Saharan Africa
    Wim Van Damme
    AIDS 20:653-6. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Access to health care for all? User fees plus a Health Equity Fund in Sotnikum, Cambodia
    Wim Hardeman
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Health Policy Plan 19:22-32. 2004
    ..However, further research and experimentation are recommended in different contexts and with different set-ups...
  32. ncbi request reprint Rapid expansion of the health workforce in response to the HIV epidemic
    Badara Samb
    World Health Organization, Geneva
    N Engl J Med 357:2510-4. 2007
  33. ncbi request reprint Catastrophic health expenditure
    Wim Van Damme
    Lancet 362:996; author reply 997. 2003
  34. pmc Medicines without doctors: why the Global Fund must fund salaries of health workers to expand AIDS treatment
    Gorik Ooms
    Belgian section of Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium
    PLoS Med 4:e128. 2007
  35. ncbi request reprint Editorial: The AIDS crisis, cost-effectiveness and academic activism
    Marleen Boelaert
    Trop Med Int Health 7:1001-2. 2002
  36. ncbi request reprint Do patents prevent access to drugs for HIV in developing countries?
    Marleen Boelaert
    JAMA 287:840-1; author reply 842-3. 2002
  37. ncbi request reprint Iatrogenic poverty
    Bruno Meessen
    Trop Med Int Health 8:581-4. 2003
  38. ncbi request reprint Payments for health care in India
    N Devadasan
    Lancet 368:2209. 2006
  39. pmc World social health insurance: strengthening health systems in low-income countries
    Wim Van Damme
    PLoS Med 4:e137. 2007