Dejan Zurovac

Summary

Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute
Country: Kenya

Publications

  1. pmc Costs and cost-effectiveness of a mobile phone text-message reminder programmes to improve health workers' adherence to malaria guidelines in Kenya
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health Cluster, KEMRI Wellcome Trust University of Oxford Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e52045. 2012
  2. pmc Adherence to prescribed artemisinin-based combination therapy in Garissa and Bunyala districts, Kenya
    Harriet Lawford
    The MENTOR Initiative, La Prade, 11150, Villasavary, France
    Malar J 10:281. 2011
  3. pmc Malaria misdiagnosis in Uganda--implications for policy change
    Joan Nankabirwa
    Malaria Consortium, Africa Regional Office, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 8:66. 2009
  4. pmc The cost of uncomplicated childhood fevers to Kenyan households: implications for reaching international access targets
    Bruce A Larson
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University, 85 East Concord Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:314. 2006
  5. pmc Malaria case-management under artemether-lumefantrine treatment policy in Uganda
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 7:181. 2008
  6. pmc Modeling the financial and clinical implications of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the case-management of older children and adults in Kenya
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:884-91. 2008
  7. pmc Effects of revised diagnostic recommendations on malaria treatment practices across age groups in Kenya
    D Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 13:784-7. 2008
  8. pmc The effect of mobile phone text-message reminders on Kenyan health workers' adherence to malaria treatment guidelines: a cluster randomised trial
    Dejan Zurovac
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Lancet 378:795-803. 2011
  9. pmc Paediatric malaria case-management with artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia: a repeat cross-sectional study
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 6:31. 2007
  10. pmc Malaria drug shortages in Kenya: a major failure to provide access to effective treatment
    Beth B Kangwana
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Programme Nairobi, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:737-8. 2009

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  1. pmc Costs and cost-effectiveness of a mobile phone text-message reminder programmes to improve health workers' adherence to malaria guidelines in Kenya
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health Cluster, KEMRI Wellcome Trust University of Oxford Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e52045. 2012
    ..In this paper we examine costs and cost-effectiveness of this intervention...
  2. pmc Adherence to prescribed artemisinin-based combination therapy in Garissa and Bunyala districts, Kenya
    Harriet Lawford
    The MENTOR Initiative, La Prade, 11150, Villasavary, France
    Malar J 10:281. 2011
    ..This study reports adherence to a specific ACT, artemether-lumefantrine (AL), under conditions of routine clinical practice in Kenya...
  3. pmc Malaria misdiagnosis in Uganda--implications for policy change
    Joan Nankabirwa
    Malaria Consortium, Africa Regional Office, Kampala, Uganda
    Malar J 8:66. 2009
    ..In this study, the policy implications of such recommendations are revisited...
  4. pmc The cost of uncomplicated childhood fevers to Kenyan households: implications for reaching international access targets
    Bruce A Larson
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University, 85 East Concord Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:314. 2006
    ..A neglected concern is how communities will access these new medicines promptly and the costs to poor households when they are located in rural areas distant to health services...
  5. pmc Malaria case-management under artemether-lumefantrine treatment policy in Uganda
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 7:181. 2008
    ..Here the quality of AL case-management is reported from Uganda; approximately one year after AL replaced combination of chloroquine and sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (CQ+SP) as recommended first line treatment for uncomplicated malaria...
  6. pmc Modeling the financial and clinical implications of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the case-management of older children and adults in Kenya
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:884-91. 2008
    ..In both districts, adherence to revised clinical practices with RDTs has the potential to further decrease treatment errors with acceptable costs...
  7. pmc Effects of revised diagnostic recommendations on malaria treatment practices across age groups in Kenya
    D Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 13:784-7. 2008
    ..We evaluated the impact of these age-specific recommendations on routine malaria treatment practices 4-6 months after AL treatment was implemented...
  8. pmc The effect of mobile phone text-message reminders on Kenyan health workers' adherence to malaria treatment guidelines: a cluster randomised trial
    Dejan Zurovac
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Lancet 378:795-803. 2011
    ..We assessed whether text-message reminders sent to health workers' mobile phones could improve and maintain their adherence to treatment guidelines for outpatient paediatric malaria in Kenya...
  9. pmc Paediatric malaria case-management with artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia: a repeat cross-sectional study
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 6:31. 2007
    ..Improvements in the case-management of uncomplicated malaria two years after the initial evaluation and three years after the change of policy in Zambia are reported...
  10. pmc Malaria drug shortages in Kenya: a major failure to provide access to effective treatment
    Beth B Kangwana
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Programme Nairobi, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:737-8. 2009
    ..The shortage was in large part caused by a delayed procurement process. National ministries of health and the international community must address the current shortcomings facing antimalarial drug supply to the public sector...
  11. pmc Treatment of paediatric malaria during a period of drug transition to artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia: cross sectional study
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMJ 331:734. 2005
    ..To evaluate treatment practices for uncomplicated malaria after the policy change from chloroquine to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and to artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia...
  12. pmc "Even if you know everything you can forget": health worker perceptions of mobile phone text-messaging to improve malaria case-management in Kenya
    Caroline O H Jones
    Health Systems and Social Science Research, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e38636. 2012
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  13. pmc The magnitude and trend of artemether-lumefantrine stock-outs at public health facilities in Kenya
    Raymond K Sudoi
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 11:37. 2012
    ..Here, 2010-2011 data are reported from public facilities in Kenya where alarming stock-outs were revealed in 2008...
  14. pmc Why don't health workers prescribe ACT? A qualitative study of factors affecting the prescription of artemether-lumefantrine
    Beatrice Wasunna
    Eastern and Southern Africa Centre of International Parasite Control ESACIPAC KEMRI, P O Box 54840 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 7:29. 2008
    ..New national guidelines on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention were developed and disseminated to health workers together with in-service training...
  15. pmc Reducing stock-outs of life saving malaria commodities using mobile phone text-messaging: SMS for life study in Kenya
    Sophie Githinji
    Malaria Public Health Cluster, KEMRI Wellcome Trust University of Oxford Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 8:e54066. 2013
    ..We evaluated whether SMS based reporting of stocks of artemether-lumefantrine (AL) and rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) can result in reduction of stock-outs at peripheral facilities in Kenya...
  16. pmc Health worker performance in the management of paediatric fevers following in-service training and exposure to job aids in Kenya
    Beatrice Wasunna
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast CGMRC, Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 9:261. 2010
    ..In 2007, a new initiative was launched in one part of Kenya to improve malaria case-management through enhanced in-service training and provision of job aids...
  17. pmc Progress towards implementation of ACT malaria case-management in public health facilities in the Republic of Sudan: a cluster-sample survey
    Tarig M Abdelgader
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 12:11. 2012
    ..Three years after the launch of the strategy a health facility survey was undertaken to evaluate case-management practices and readiness of the health facilities and health workers to implement a new malaria case-management strategy...
  18. pmc The challenges of changing national malaria drug policy to artemisinin-based combinations in Kenya
    Abdinasir A Amin
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 6:72. 2007
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  19. pmc Malaria case-management following change of policy to universal parasitological diagnosis and targeted artemisinin-based combination therapy in Kenya
    Andrew Nyandigisi
    Division of Malaria Control, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 6:e24781. 2011
    ..We evaluated changes in health systems and case-management indicators between the baseline survey undertaken before implementation of the policy and the follow-up survey following the first year of the implementation activities...
  20. pmc Ownership and use of mobile phones among health workers, caregivers of sick children and adult patients in Kenya: cross-sectional national survey
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health Cluster, KEMRI Wellcome Trust University of Oxford Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Global Health 9:20. 2013
    ..To inform policy makers about the feasibility of facility-based SMS interventions, the coverage data on mobile phone ownership and SMS use among health workers and patients are needed...
  21. pmc Health facility and health worker readiness to deliver new national treatment policy for malaria in Kenya
    J Njogu
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    East Afr Med J 85:213-21. 2008
    ..To evaluate health facility and health worker readiness to deliver new artemether-lumefantrine (AL) treatment policy for uncomplicated malaria in Kenya...
  22. pmc Translation of artemether-lumefantrine treatment policy into paediatric clinical practice: an early experience from Kenya
    D Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 13:99-107. 2008
    ..To describe the quality of outpatient paediatric malaria case-management approximately 4-6 months after artemether-lumefantrine (AL) replaced sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) as the nationally recommended first-line therapy in Kenya...
  23. pmc Changes in health workers' malaria diagnosis and treatment practices in Kenya
    Elizabeth Juma
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 10:1. 2011
    ..Three years after the policy implementation, health workers' adherence to malaria diagnosis and treatment recommendations was evaluated...
  24. ncbi Predictors of the quality of health worker treatment practices for uncomplicated malaria at government health facilities in Kenya
    D Zurovac
    Médecins Sans Frontières France, P O Box 39719, Nairobi, Kenya
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1080-91. 2004
    ..Past studies have shown that HW commonly do not follow guidelines, yet few studies have explored with appropriate methods why such practices occur...
  25. ncbi The financial and clinical implications of adult malaria diagnosis using microscopy in Kenya
    D Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 11:1185-94. 2006
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  26. pmc The clinical burden of malaria in Nairobi: a historical review and contemporary audit
    Sandra A Mudhune
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 10:138. 2011
    ..This paper presents a combined historical and contemporary review of the clinical burden of malaria within one of Africa's largest urban settlements, Nairobi, Kenya...
  27. pmc Wealth, mother's education and physical access as determinants of retail sector net use in rural Kenya
    Abdisalan M Noor
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute, PO Box 43640, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 5:5. 2006
    ..The influence of homestead wealth on use of nets purchased from the retail sector is well documented, however, the competing influence of mother's education and physical access to net providers is less well understood...
  28. pmc The quality of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine prescriptions, counselling and drug-dispensing practices, for children in Kenya
    D Zurovac
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, P O Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 99:321-4. 2005
  29. ncbi Microscopy and outpatient malaria case management among older children and adults in Kenya
    D Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 11:432-40. 2006
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of routine malaria microscopy, and appropriate use and interpretation of malaria slides under operational conditions in Kenya...
  30. pmc Performance of health workers in the management of seriously sick children at a Kenyan tertiary hospital: before and after a training intervention
    Grace W Irimu
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 7:e39964. 2012
    ..The impact of locally adapted clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) on the quality-of-care of patients in tertiary hospitals has rarely been evaluated...
  31. pmc Mobile phone text messaging: tool for malaria control in Africa
    Dejan Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Program, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS Med 9:e1001176. 2012
    b>Dejan Zurovac and colleagues discuss six areas where text messaging could improve the delivery of health services and health outcomes in malaria in Africa.
  32. pmc Defining equity in physical access to clinical services using geographical information systems as part of malaria planning and monitoring in Kenya
    A M Noor
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 8:917-26. 2003
    ..The implications of planning and monitoring equitable delivery of clinical services at national and international levels are discussed...
  33. ncbi Quality of treatment for febrile illness among children at outpatient facilities in sub-Saharan Africa
    D Zurovac
    Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, P O Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:283-96. 2006
    ..Some interventions, such as IMCI, can improve the treatment of not only malaria but also other potentially life-threatening illnesses...
  34. pmc Improved diagnostic testing and malaria treatment practices in Zambia
    Davidson H Hamer
    Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    JAMA 297:2227-31. 2007
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  35. pmc Empirical modelling of government health service use by children with fevers in Kenya
    Peter W Gething
    School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Highfield, SO17 1BJ, UK
    Acta Trop 91:227-37. 2004
    ..Utilization rate was found to exhibit a slight but steady decrease with distance up to 6 km from a facility. The accuracy of the future modelling of unsampled facility catchments can be increased by the incorporation of these trends...