Mickey Chopra

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Saving the lives of South Africa's mothers, babies, and children: can the health system deliver?
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 374:835-46. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Achieving the health Millennium Development Goals for South Africa: challenges and priorities
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 374:1023-31. 2009
  3. pmc Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women in South Africa: an area needing urgent attention to improve child health
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 12:105. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Diagnosis and counselling of patients with acute HIV infection in South Africa
    Benjamin J Wolpaw
    South African Medical Research Council, Health Systems Research Unit, Cape Town, South Africa
    Sex Transm Infect 87:71-2. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Operational effectiveness of guidelines on complete breast-feeding cessation to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV: results from a prospective observational cohort study at routine prevention of mother-to-child transmission sites, South Africa
    Ameena E Goga
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 50:521-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Every death counts: use of mortality audit data for decision making to save the lives of mothers, babies, and children in South Africa
    Debbie Bradshaw
    Burden of Disease Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 371:1294-304. 2008
  7. doi request reprint HIV risk behaviours and their relationship to intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have multiple female sexual partners in Cape Town, South Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 15:132-41. 2011
  8. pmc Effect of home based HIV counselling and testing intervention in rural South Africa: cluster randomised trial
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Parow, Cape Town, 7535, South Africa
    BMJ 346:f3481. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Rapid assessment of infant feeding support to HIV-positive women accessing prevention of mother-to-child transmission services in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Western Cape 7535, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 12:2323-8. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Moving from vertical to integrated child health programmes: experiences from a multi-country assessment of the Child Health Days approach in Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 15:296-305. 2010

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. doi request reprint Saving the lives of South Africa's mothers, babies, and children: can the health system deliver?
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 374:835-46. 2009
    ..The costs are affordable and the key gap is leadership and effective implementation at every level of the health system, including national and local accountability for service provision...
  2. doi request reprint Achieving the health Millennium Development Goals for South Africa: challenges and priorities
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 374:1023-31. 2009
    ..The South African Government, installed in April, 2009, has the mandate and potential to address the public health emergencies facing the country--will they do so or will another opportunity and many more lives be lost?..
  3. pmc Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women in South Africa: an area needing urgent attention to improve child health
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 12:105. 2012
    ..Early cessation of breastfeeding has been found to have negative effects on child morbidity and survival in several studies in Africa. This paper reports on determinants of early breastfeeding cessation among women in South Africa...
  4. doi request reprint Diagnosis and counselling of patients with acute HIV infection in South Africa
    Benjamin J Wolpaw
    South African Medical Research Council, Health Systems Research Unit, Cape Town, South Africa
    Sex Transm Infect 87:71-2. 2011
    ..To identify, diagnose and counsel patients with acute HIV infection (AHI) during routine HIV testing in South Africa...
  5. ncbi request reprint Operational effectiveness of guidelines on complete breast-feeding cessation to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV: results from a prospective observational cohort study at routine prevention of mother-to-child transmission sites, South Africa
    Ameena E Goga
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 50:521-8. 2009
    ..Until 2006, HIV-positive women who chose to exclusively breast-feed were advised to completely stop breast-feeding by 6 months. We investigated operational feasibility and predictors of complete breast-feeding cessation (CBC)...
  6. doi request reprint Every death counts: use of mortality audit data for decision making to save the lives of mothers, babies, and children in South Africa
    Debbie Bradshaw
    Burden of Disease Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 371:1294-304. 2008
    ..Audit is powerful, but only if the data lead to action...
  7. doi request reprint HIV risk behaviours and their relationship to intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have multiple female sexual partners in Cape Town, South Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 15:132-41. 2011
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  8. pmc Effect of home based HIV counselling and testing intervention in rural South Africa: cluster randomised trial
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Parow, Cape Town, 7535, South Africa
    BMJ 346:f3481. 2013
    ..To assess the effect of home based HIV counselling and testing on the prevalence of HIV testing and reported behavioural changes in a rural subdistrict of South Africa...
  9. doi request reprint Rapid assessment of infant feeding support to HIV-positive women accessing prevention of mother-to-child transmission services in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Western Cape 7535, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 12:2323-8. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Moving from vertical to integrated child health programmes: experiences from a multi-country assessment of the Child Health Days approach in Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 15:296-305. 2010
    ..To assess the effect of child health days (CHDs) on coverage of child survival interventions, to document country experiences with CHDs and to identify ways in which CHDs have strengthened or depleted primary health care (PHC) services...
  11. doi request reprint An update on HIV and infant feeding issues in developed and developing countries
    Debra J Jackson
    School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 38:219-29. 2009
    ..Current World Health Organization recommendations require individualized counseling to determine the best feeding method for each woman...
  12. pmc Why do families still not receive the child support grant in South Africa? A longitudinal analysis of a cohort of families across South Africa
    Wanga Zembe-Mkabile
    Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Parow, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 12:24. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  13. pmc Infant feeding practices at routine PMTCT sites, South Africa: results of a prospective observational study amongst HIV exposed and unexposed infants - birth to 9 months
    Ameena E Goga
    Medical Research Council, Tygerberg and Pretoria, Pretoria Regional Office, 1 Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria, Private Bag X385, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
    Int Breastfeed J 7:4. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  14. doi request reprint The feasibility of implementing a sexual risk reduction intervention in routine clinical practice at an ARV clinic in Cape Town: a case study
    Sarah Dewing
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 15:905-10. 2011
    ..Options was not implemented in a way that was consistent with MI. Revisions to the implementation plan and training programme are required...
  15. doi request reprint Alma-Ata 30 years on: revolutionary, relevant, and time to revitalise
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children US, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 372:917-27. 2008
    ..Revitalisng Alma-Ata and learning from three decades of experience is crucial to reach the ambitious goal of health for all in all countries, both rich and poor...
  16. pmc How much is not enough? Human resources requirements for primary health care: a case study from South Africa
    Emmanuelle Daviaud
    Health System Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Western Cape, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 86:46-51. 2008
    ..To quantify staff requirements in primary health care facilities in South Africa through an adaptation of the WHO workload indicator of staff needs tool...
  17. pmc Setting priorities in child health research investments for South Africa
    Mark Tomlinson
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
    PLoS Med 4:e259. 2007
  18. pmc Food insecurity and its association with co-occurring postnatal depression, hazardous drinking, and suicidality among women in peri-urban South Africa
    Sarah Dewing
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Tygerberg, South Africa
    J Affect Disord 150:460-5. 2013
    ..Although the public health impacts of food insecurity and depression on both maternal and child health are extensive, no studies have investigated the associations between food insecurity and postnatal depression or suicidality...
  19. pmc Costs of promoting exclusive breastfeeding at community level in three sites in South Africa
    Lungiswa Leonora Nkonki
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway Division of Community Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 9:e79784. 2014
    ..Community-based peer support has been shown to be effective in improving exclusive breastfeeding rates in a variety of settings...
  20. doi request reprint "Taking care of business": alcohol as currency in transactional sexual relationships among players in Cape Town, South Africa
    Loraine Townsend
    Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Qual Health Res 21:41-50. 2011
    ..The study findings point to the need for multilevel HIV risk-reduction interventions among men to reduce excessive alcohol use, risky sexual behaviors, and underlying perceptions of ideal masculinity...
  21. doi request reprint Estimating HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among high-risk heterosexual men with multiple sex partners: use of respondent-driven sampling
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:72-7. 2009
    ..To collect HIV data from high-risk men who have multiple, younger, female sex partners in a periurban township in South Africa...
  22. pmc Improving the coverage of the PMTCT programme through a participatory quality improvement intervention in South Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Francie van Zyl Drive, Tygerberg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 9:406. 2009
    ..We report on a data driven participatory quality improvement intervention implemented in a high HIV prevalence district in South Africa...
  23. doi request reprint Reducing intrapartum-related deaths and disability: can the health system deliver?
    Joy E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children US, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 107:S123-40, S140-2. 2009
    ..Each year 1.02 million intrapartum stillbirths and 904,000 intrapartum-related neonatal deaths (formerly called "birth asphyxia") occur, closely linked to 536,000 maternal deaths, an estimated 42% of which are intrapartum-related...
  24. pmc Explaining household socio-economic related child health inequalities using multiple methods in three diverse settings in South Africa
    Lungiswa L Nkonki
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Equity Health 10:13. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  25. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of the WHO/UNICEF guidelines on infant feeding for HIV-positive women: results from a prospective cohort study in South Africa
    Tanya Doherty
    Medical Research Council, Health Systems Research Unit, Tygerberg, South Africa
    AIDS 21:1791-7. 2007
    ..Little is known about the effectiveness of the implementation of these guidelines in developing country settings...
  26. doi request reprint Survey of iodine deficiency and intestinal parasitic infections in school-going children: Bie Province, Angola
    Mark Tomlinson
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 13:1314-8. 2010
    ..To obtain baseline pre-intervention prevalence levels of iodine deficiency and parasitic and helminth infections in school-going children in Bie Province, Angola...
  27. pmc The failure of routine rapid HIV testing: a case study of improving low sensitivity in the field
    Benjamin J Wolpaw
    Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:73. 2010
    ..3%-89.0%]) over the course of the first three weeks of observation. The setting is a public service clinic that provides STI diagnosis and treatment in an impoverished, peri-urban community outside of Cape Town, South Africa...
  28. ncbi request reprint "Nothing new": responses to the introduction of antiretroviral drugs in South Africa
    Mickey Chopra
    Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    AIDS 20:1975-7. 2006
    ..Many expressed a lack of excitement about the introduction of antiretroviral therapy, and little change in their attitudes concerning the epidemic...
  29. ncbi request reprint Responding to the crisis in sub-Saharan Africa: the role of nutrition
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 9:544-50. 2006
    ..It concludes by suggesting some responses that nutritionists could now be making...
  30. ncbi request reprint Scaling up health promotion interventions in the era of HIV/AIDS: challenges for a rights based approach
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    Health Promot Int 20:383-90. 2005
    ..But this will require health development agencies to pursue a more overt political agenda...