Affiliation: Human Sciences Research Council
Country: South Africa
- Poverty, underdevelopment and infant mental healthL M Richter
Child, Youth and Family Development, Human Sciences Research Council, Dalbridge and School of Psychology, University of Natal, Natal, South Africa
J Paediatr Child Health 39:243-8. 2003..An example is provided of a simple intervention model based on sound developmental principles that can be implemented by trained non-professionals in conditions of poverty and underdevelopment...
- Economic support to patients in HIV and TB grants in rounds 7 and 10 from the global fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malariaLinda M Richter
HIV, AIDS, STIs and TB, Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
PLoS ONE 9:e86225. 2014..In addition to trials, operational research and programme evaluations, more precise guidance to countries is needed to inform evidence-based decision about activities that are cost-effective, affordable and feasible. ..
- Scaling up access to antiretroviral drugs in a middle-income country: public sector drug delivery in the Free State, South AfricaFrancois Steyn
Centre for Health Systems Research and Development, University of the Free State, South Africa
AIDS Care 21:1-6. 2009....
- Evaluation of a Brief Intervention to Improve the Nursing Care of Young Children in a High HIV and AIDS SettingLinda M Richter
Human Sciences Research Council and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 750 Francois Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
Nurs Res Pract 2012:647182. 2012..To address the latter need, the intervention has been extended into the community through home-based palliative care and support...
- Reported physical and sexual abuse in childhood and adult HIV risk behaviour in three African countries: findings from Project Accept (HPTN-043)Linda Richter
HIV AIDS, STIs and TB Programme, Human Sciences Research Council, 750 Francois Road, Durban, 4001, South Africa
AIDS Behav 18:381-9. 2014..06 (CI: 2.48, 3.76, p < 0.001)-women). Individuals abused in childhood comprise between 6 and 29 % of young adult men and women living in these African settings and constitute a population at high risk of HIV infection. ..
- Strengthening families to support children affected by HIV and AIDSLinda M Richter
Child, Youth, Family and Social Development Programme, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
AIDS Care 21:3-12. 2009....
- Project Masihambisane: a cluster randomised controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIVMary Jane Rotheram-Borus
Global Center for Children and Families, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Trials 12:2. 2011..Standard Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programs are not designed to address these challenges...
- Design and methods of a longitudinal study investigating the impact of antiretroviral treatment on the partnerships and sexual behaviour of HIV-infected individuals in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaNuala McGrath
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
BMC Public Health 11:121. 2011..This includes improving the availability of longitudinal demographic and health data on HIV-infected individuals who have accessed ART services but who are not yet ART-eligible...
- HIV surveillance in a large, community-based study: results from the pilot study of Project Accept (HIV Prevention Trials Network 043)Estelle Piwowar-Manning
Dept of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Univ, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
BMC Infect Dis 11:251. 2011..We evaluated the accuracy of in-country HIV rapid testing and determined HIV prevalence in the Project Accept pilot study...
- An introduction to family-centred services for children affected by HIV and AIDSLinda Richter
Child, Youth, Family and Social Development, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
J Int AIDS Soc 13:S1. 2010..It is also clear that many of the institutions that are intended to serve families sometimes fail and frequently even combat non-traditional families...
- Improving hospital care for young children in the context of HIV/AIDS and povertyLinda Richter
Child, Youth, Family and Social Development, Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa
J Child Health Care 13:198-211. 2009..This article describes the development of simple, low-cost and context-relevant interventions to improve the care environment for young hospitalized children within the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and poverty...
- Factors influencing enrollment: a case study from Birth to Twenty, the 1990 birth cohort in Soweto-JohannesburgLinda M Richter
Child Youth Family and Social Development, Human Sciences Research Council, Private Bag X07, Dalbridge 4014, South Africa
Eval Program Plann 32:197-203. 2009..Longitudinal studies in the developing country context must be mindful of the political, social and economic climate that influences enrollment and ongoing cohort maintenance...
- Targeting AIDS orphans and child-headed households? A perspective from national surveys in South Africa, 1995-2005Linda M Richter
Child Youth Family and Social Development, Human Sciences Research Council, Dalbridge, South Africa
AIDS Care 20:1019-28. 2008..Poverty is a pitiless backdrop to the AIDS epidemic and needs to be at the heart of strategies to address the needs of all vulnerable children in hard-hit communities...
- Transition from Birth to Ten to Birth to Twenty: the South African cohort reaches 13 years of ageLinda M Richter
Child, Youth and Family Development, Human Sciences Research Council and School of Psychology, University of Natal, Dalbridge, South Africa
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:290-301. 2004....
- Cohort Profile: Mandela's children: the 1990 Birth to Twenty study in South AfricaLinda Richter
Human Sciences Research Council and University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Int J Epidemiol 36:504-11. 2007
- Studying adolescenceLinda M Richter
Child, Youth, Family, and Social Development, Human Sciences Research Council, Private Bag X07, Dalbridge 4014, South Africa
Science 312:1902-5. 2006....
- Lead exposure is associated with a delay in the onset of puberty in South African adolescent females: findings from the Birth to Twenty cohortNisha Naicker
Medical Research Council of South Africa, Environment and Health Research Unit, PO Box 87373, Houghton, 2041, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sci Total Environ 408:4949-54. 2010..In South Africa blood lead levels are generally higher than in resource-rich countries. Thus the effects of lead exposure on pubertal development may be significant...
- Visioning services for children affected by HIV and AIDS through a family lensLinda Richter
Child Youth Family and Social Development CYFSD, Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa
J Int AIDS Soc 13:I1. 2010..We hope this constitutes a beginning of what could be a groundswell of interest in family-centred services for children affected by HIV and AIDS...
- Mobile VCT: reaching men and young people in urban and rural South African pilot studies (NIMH Project Accept, HPTN 043)Heidi Van Rooyen
HIV AIDS, STIs and TB Unit, Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa
AIDS Behav 17:2946-53. 2013..Our study shows that providing mobile, high-quality and easy to access services in a high prevalence context is a feasible way to engage youth, men and more rural populations in HIV counselling and testing...
- Pregnant women living with HIV (WLH) supported at clinics by peer WLH: a cluster randomized controlled trialLinda Richter
Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
AIDS Behav 18:706-15. 2014..Adherence to clinic intervention groups was low, yet, there were benefits for maternal and infant health at 1.5 months post-birth. ..
- Pediatric nursing in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in resource-poor settings--balancing the "art and the science"Linda Govender
Child, Youth, Family and Social Development Unit, Human Sciences Research Council, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Holist Nurs Pract 20:247-54. 2006..The findings indicate changes to the nature of nursing practice, knowledge of nursing, and ethics of nursing care...
- Prenatal and adolescent blood lead levels in South Africa: child, maternal and household risk factors in the Birth to Twenty cohortNisha Naicker
Medical Research Council of South Africa, Environment and Health Research Unit, PO Box 87373, Houghton 2041, Johannesburg, South Africa
Environ Res 110:355-62. 2010..This study looks at child, maternal and household factors associated with increased risk of lead exposure at birth and at 13 years of age in the Birth to Twenty cohort...
- Collecting maternal health information from HIV-positive pregnant women using mobile phone-assisted face-to-face interviews in Southern AfricaAlastair van Heerden
Human Sciences Research Council, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
J Med Internet Res 15:e116. 2013..Although efforts to reduce mother-to-child transmission are underway, obtaining complete and accurate data from rural clinical sites to track progress presents a major challenge...
- Birth status, child growth, and adult outcomes in low- and middle-income countriesAryeh D Stein
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA MRC Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
J Pediatr 163:1740-1746.e4. 2013..To assess the impact of being born preterm or small for gestational age (SGA) on several adult outcomes...
- Young adults, the target of below-the-line advertisingSaadhna Panday
Child, Youth and Family Development, Human Sciences Research Council
S Afr Med J 96:104-5. 2006
- Health and social scientists need to weigh inNina S Lewin
S Afr Med J 97:392. 2007
- Are there short cuts to pubertal assessments? Self-reported and assessed group differences in pubertal development in African adolescentsShane A Norris
MRC Mineral Metabolism Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
J Adolesc Health 42:259-65. 2008..The objective of this study was to assess the reliability of the PDS for the first time among urban, Black South African youth...
- The silent truth of teenage pregnancies--Birth to Twenty cohort's next generationLinda M Richter
S Afr Med J 96:122, 124. 2006
- Depression among pregnant rural South African women undergoing HIV testingTamsen J Rochat
JAMA 295:1376-8. 2006