- Insecticide-treated nets ownership and utilization among under-five children following the 2010 mass distribution in Burkina FasoSouleymane Diabaté
University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre CRCHUM, Montreal, Canada
Malar J 13:353. 2014..Periodic mass distributions contribute significantly to universal access to insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). However, due to the limited number of nets distributed, needs remain unsatisfied, particularly in large households...
- Debt, shame, and survival: becoming and living as widows in rural Kerala, IndiaKatia Sarla Mohindra
Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
BMC Int Health Hum Rights 12:28. 2012..abstract:..
- An evaluation of the outcomes of mutual health organizations in BeninSlim Haddad
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital and Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
PLoS ONE 7:e47136. 2012..Very little is known about the extent of the impact of MHOs on health-seeking behaviours, quality and costs...
- "Health divide" between indigenous and non-indigenous populations in Kerala, India: population based studySlim Haddad
CRCHUM, Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, 3875, Avenue Saint Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, H2W 1V1, Canada
BMC Public Health 12:390. 2012....
- Can microcredit help improve the health of poor women? Some findings from a cross-sectional study in Kerala, IndiaKs Mohindra
Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Int J Equity Health 7:2. 2008..abstract:..
- Social class related inequalities in household health expenditure and economic burden: evidence from Kerala, south IndiaSubrata Mukherjee
Institute of Development Studies Kolkata Calcutta University Alipore Campus 1 Reformatory Street, 5th Floor Kolkata 700027, West Bengal, India
Int J Equity Health 10:1. 2011..abstract:..
- Low coverage but few inclusion errors in Burkina Faso: a community-based targeting approach to exempt the indigent from user feesValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, Canada
BMC Public Health 10:631. 2010..The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of this community-based selection...
- Learning from health system reforms: lessons from Burkina FasoSlim Haddad
Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en sante, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Trop Med Int Health 11:1889-97. 2006..Our aim was (1) to verify whether MAPs led to a reduction in health resources, and (2) to analyze the consequences of health policies implemented...
- Reducing inequalities in health and access to health care in a rural Indian community: an India-Canada collaborative action research projectSlim Haddad
Centre de recherche du centre hospitalier de l Université de Montréal CHUM, Universite de Montreal, 3850 Rue Saint Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
BMC Int Health Hum Rights 11:S3. 2011..Successes were at least partially enabled by the length of the funding (this was a two-phase project over an eight year period)...
- Heterogeneity in the validity of administrative-based estimates of immunization coverage across health districts in Burkina Faso: implications for measurement, monitoring and planningSlim Haddad
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Health Policy Plan 25:393-405. 2010..Decentralization has given districts a lead role in health planning and management, therefore validity of administrative-based estimates at that level is important to improve the performance of immunization information systems...
- Gender differences in mobility disability during young, middle and older age in West African adultsMalgorzata Miszkurka
University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Glob Public Health 7:495-508. 2012..94 (95%CI 0.70; 1.25), 2.19 (95%CI 1.61; 2.96) and 1.90 (95%CI 1.27; 2.84). These results constitute a benchmark for the study of trends of mobility disability in West Africa and could be used by policy planners...
- The global burden of visual difficulty in low, middle, and high income countriesEllen E Freeman
Department of Ophthalmology, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
PLoS ONE 8:e63315. 2013..Using a world-wide, population-based dataset of adults, we sought to determine the frequency of far visual difficulty and its associated risk factors...
- Affording what's free and paying for choice: comparing the cost of public and private hospitalizations in urban KeralaJean Frédéric Levesque
Institut national de santé publique du Québec INSPQ, Montreal, Canada
Int J Health Plann Manage 22:159-74. 2007..To assess the cost of public and private hospitalizations in urban Kerala and discuss policy implications of social disparities in the economic burden of hospital care...
- Targeting the worst-off for free health care: a process evaluation in Burkina FasoValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
Eval Program Plann 34:333-42. 2011..The community-based approach appears to be the most effective, but it needs to be improved and retested to generate more knowledge before scaling up...
- Heavy burden of non-communicable diseases at early age and gender disparities in an adult population of Burkina Faso: World Health SurveyMalgorzata Miszkurka
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
BMC Public Health 12:24. 2012....
- Insular pathways to health care in the city: a multilevel analysis of access to hospital care in urban Kerala, IndiaJean Frédéric Levesque
Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Trop Med Int Health 12:802-14. 2007..To identify individual and urban unit characteristics associated with access to inpatient care in public and private sectors in urban Kerala, and to discuss policy implications of inequalities in access...
- The gender gap in mobility: a global cross-sectional studySamia Djemaa Mechakra-Tahiri
Department of Ophthalmology, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
BMC Public Health 12:598. 2012....
- Challenges of scaling up and of knowledge transfer in an action research project in Burkina Faso to exempt the worst-off from health care user feesValery Ridde
University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre CRCHUM, Canada
BMC Int Health Hum Rights 11:S9. 2011..This article analyzes an action research project aimed at finding an appropriate solution to make health care accessible to the indigent in a rural district of Burkina Faso...
- Combining user fees exemption with training and supervision helps to maintain the quality of drug prescriptions in Burkina FasoNicole Atchessi
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital CRCHUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Health Policy Plan 28:606-15. 2013..The user fees exemption programme, combined with health staff training and supervision, did not lead to any deterioration in the quality of drug prescriptions. ..
- Paniya Voices: a Participatory Poverty and Health Assessment among a marginalized South Indian tribal populationKs Mohindra
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
BMC Public Health 10:149. 2010..We undertook a study to gather policy-relevant data on the views, experiences, and priorities of a marginalized and previously enslaved tribal group in South India, the Paniyas, who have little 'voice' or power over their own situation...
- Emergency obstetrical complications in a rural African setting (Kayes, Mali): the link between travel time and in-hospital maternal mortalityCatherine McLean Pirkle
Unité de santé internationale, Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Édifice Saint Urbain 3875 rue Saint Urbain 5ième étage, Montreal, QC, H2W 1V1, Canada
Matern Child Health J 15:1081-7. 2011..Poor spatial access contributes to maternal mortality even in women who reach a health facility. Improving spatial access will help women arrive at the hospital in time to be treated effectively...
- Implementation fidelity of the national malaria control program in Burkina FasoValery Ridde
University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, CRCHUM and School of Public Health, Montreal, Canada
PLoS ONE 8:e69865. 2013..The objective of this study was to measure the implementation fidelity of this program...
- Evaluating the unintended health consequences of poverty alleviation strategies: or what is the relevance of Mohammed Yunus to public health?K S Mohindra
Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en sante, Unité de santé internationale, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Can J Public Health 99:66-8. 2008..We advocate that microcredit and other potential pro-health PAS be included among the range of interventions considered by public health researchers in improving the health of the poor...
- Do community health workers perceive mechanisms associated with the success of community case management of malaria? A qualitative study from Burkina FasoThomas Druetz
School of Public Health, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, Montreal, Canada Electronic address
Soc Sci Med 124:232-40. 2015..By focusing on community health workers' agency, this study puts the influence of the context back at the core of the performance debate and raises the question of their ability to perform well in scaled-up anti-malaria programs. ..
- Utilization of community health workers for malaria treatment: results from a three-year panel study in the districts of Kaya and Zorgho, Burkina FasoThomas Druetz
School of Public Health, University of Montreal, 7101 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, H3N 1X9, Canada
Malar J 14:591. 2015..However, little is known about its effectiveness or feasibility/acceptability under real-world conditions of implementation at national scale...
- Mapping of initiatives to increase membership in mutual health organizations in BeninAnne Marie Turcotte-Tremblay
University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Int J Equity Health 11:74. 2012..The purpose of this study was to map initiatives implemented to increase the pool of MHO members in Benin...
- Measuring women's perceived ability to overcome barriers to healthcare seeking in Burkina FasoBéatrice Nikiema
Departement de Medecine sociale et preventive, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128 Succ, Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada
BMC Public Health 12:147. 2012..The aim of this study was to create and validate a synthetic measure of women's access to healthcare from a publicly available and possibly internationally comparable population-based survey...
- Eye care utilization by older adults in low, middle, and high income countriesClaudia Vela
Hôpital Maisonneuve Rosemont Recherche ophtalmologie, F131 5415 boulevard de l Assomption, Montreal, QC H1T 2M4, Canada
BMC Ophthalmol 12:5. 2012..Using a world-wide, population-based dataset, we sought to determine the frequency that older people had their eyes examined. We also examined factors associated with having a recent eye exam...
- Impact of a positive deviance approach to improve the effectiveness of an iron-supplementation program to control nutritional anemia among rural Senegalese pregnant womenMamadou Ndiaye
Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Food Nutr Bull 30:128-36. 2009..Iron supplementation through prenatal care remains the most widespread strategy to control anemia during pregnancy, but its effectiveness is only partial, showing the need to address other approaches...
- Reducing the medical cost of deliveries in Burkina Faso is good for everyone, including the poorValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
PLoS ONE 7:e33082. 2012..Efforts must still be made to reach the indigent and to reduce geographic barriers for all women...
- The community case management of pneumonia in Africa: a review of the evidenceThomas Druetz
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, 850 Rue Saint Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 0A9, Canada School of Public Health, University of Montreal, 7101 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC H3N 1X9, Canada Healthbridge, 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7, Canada and Independent Consultant, Paris, France Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, 850 Rue Saint Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 0A9, Canada School of Public Health, University of Montreal, 7101 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC H3N 1X9, Canada Healthbridge, 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7, Canada and Independent Consultant, Paris, France
Health Policy Plan 30:253-66. 2015....
- Prevalence and risk factors for near and far visual difficulty in Burkina FasoEllen E Freeman
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ophthalmic Epidemiol 17:301-6. 2010..To determine the prevalence and risk factors for near and far visual difficulty in Burkina Faso...
- Visual difficulty and employment status in the worldHanen Harrabi
Centre de Recherche, Hopital Maisonneuve Rosemont, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
PLoS ONE 9:e88306. 2014..Using a world-wide, population-based dataset, we sought to examine the relationship between visual difficulty and employment status...
- The Kaya HDSS, Burkina Faso: a platform for epidemiological studies and health programme evaluationSeni Kouanda
Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé IRSS, Ouagadougou, Burkino Faso
Int J Epidemiol 42:741-9. 2013..Malaria is the leading cause of death, primarily affecting children under 5 years of age (44%) and those 5 to 14 years old (36%). The Kaya HDSS data can be obtained by sending a request via the HDSS website (http://kaya-hdss.org/)...
- Exploratory study of the impacts of Mutual Health Organizations on social dynamics in BeninValery Ridde
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital Centre CRCHUM, Département de médecine sociale et préventive de, Faculté Médecine, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Soc Sci Med 71:467-74. 2010..Other explanatory factors are the lack of information available to villagers and, most especially, the problems they face in being able to pay the MHO premiums...
- QUARITE (quality of care, risk management and technology in obstetrics): a cluster-randomized trial of a multifaceted intervention to improve emergency obstetric care in Senegal and MaliAlexandre Dumont
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Trials 10:85. 2009..Secondary goals include evaluation of the relationships between effectiveness and resource availability, service organization, medical practices, and satisfaction among health personnel...
- [Productivity and practice profiles of general practitioners in Tirana, Albania]Pierre Fournier
Centre de recherches du CHUM et Unité de santé internationale, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Can J Public Health 97:480-4. 2006..Albania, as with all Central and Eastern European countries whose health systems were highly centralized, has undertaken a number of reforms aiming to transform, among many items, the financing and delivery of primary health care services...
- Women's health in a rural community in Kerala, India: do caste and socioeconomic position matter?K S Mohindra
Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en sante GRIS, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Epidemiol Community Health 60:1020-6. 2006....
- The dental care pathway of welfare recipients in QuebecChristophe Bedos
Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University, 3640 University Strathcona Building, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2B2
Soc Sci Med 57:2089-99. 2003..As for acceptability, our participants are strongly critical of the dental profession, and develop a culture of rejection of it...
- Estimation of maternal and child mortality one year after user-fee elimination: an impact evaluation and modelling study in Burkina FasoMira Johri
Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, Tour Saint Antoine Porte S03 458, 850 rue St Denis, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 0A9, Canada
Bull World Health Organ 92:706-15. 2014..To estimate the impact on maternal and child mortality after eliminating user fees for pregnant women and for children less than five years of age in Burkina Faso...
- Public and private sector responses to essential drugs policies: a multilevel analysis of drug prescription and selling practices in MaliFatoumata Ina Maïga
Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en sante, Universite de Montreal, C P 6128, Succursale Centre Ville, Que, H3C 3J7 Montreal, Canada
Soc Sci Med 57:937-48. 2003..More assertive policies, based on strategies encompassing actors in the private sector, are needed to increase the safety and effectiveness of prescription and sales practices...
- Outpatient care utilization in urban Kerala, IndiaJean Frédéric Levesque
Institut national de santé publique de Québec INSPQ, Canada
Health Policy Plan 21:289-301. 2006..Escalation of costs of private services and reduced public investments could generate some inequalities in access for the poor...
- Solidarity or financial sustainability: an analysis of the values of community-based health insurance subscribers and promoters in SenegalMarie Jo Ouimet
Centre de recherche et de formation, CSSS de la Montagne, Montreal, QC
Can J Public Health 98:341-6. 2007..This paper aims to evaluate if there is a gap between CBHI subscribers' values and their promoters', and to determine which characteristics of subscribers and CBHIs are associated with their values...