R M Bland

Summary

Affiliation: Medical Research Council
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding practices in an area of high HIV prevalence in rural South Africa
    R M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal
    Acta Paediatr 91:704-11. 2002
  2. pmc Maternal recall of exclusive breast feeding duration
    R M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Arch Dis Child 88:778-83. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of non-prescribed medication in the first 3 months of life in rural South Africa
    Ruth M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 9:118-24. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Breast health problems are rare in both HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women who receive counseling and support for breast-feeding in South Africa
    R M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, 3935, South Africa
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1502-10. 2007
  5. pmc Infant feeding counselling for HIV-infected and uninfected women: appropriateness of choice and practice
    R M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 85:289-96. 2007
  6. pmc Rapid testing may not improve uptake of HIV testing and same day results in a rural South African community: a cohort study of 12,000 women
    Ntombizodumo B Mkwanazi
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 3:e3501. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in resource-rich and -poor settings
    S O Mepham
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mtubatuba, South Africa
    BJOG 118:202-18. 2011
  8. pmc Successful paediatric HIV treatment in rural primary care in Africa
    N Janssen
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Arch Dis Child 95:414-21. 2010
  9. pmc Nutritional supplementation: the additional costs of managing children infected with HIV in resource-constrained settings
    G Cobb
    Africa Centre for Health and Populations Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 18:45-52. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy outcomes in HIV-infected and uninfected women in rural and urban South Africa
    Nigel C Rollins
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Congella 4013, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:321-8. 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding practices in an area of high HIV prevalence in rural South Africa
    R M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal
    Acta Paediatr 91:704-11. 2002
    ..In the cross-sectional survey caregivers reported that 47% of infants aged 2 wk, 40% aged 6 wk and 33% aged 12 wk had been exclusively breastfed since birth...
  2. pmc Maternal recall of exclusive breast feeding duration
    R M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Arch Dis Child 88:778-83. 2003
    ..In vertical HIV transmission research, reliable documentation of early breast feeding practices is important in order to correctly attribute postnatal transmission to feeding pattern...
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of non-prescribed medication in the first 3 months of life in rural South Africa
    Ruth M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 9:118-24. 2004
    ..This paper describes the use of non-prescribed medications given to a cohort of infants in the first 3 months of life in a rural South African district, and discusses some of the implications for primary health care...
  4. ncbi request reprint Breast health problems are rare in both HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women who receive counseling and support for breast-feeding in South Africa
    R M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, 3935, South Africa
    Clin Infect Dis 45:1502-10. 2007
    ..However, there are no large prospective studies documenting the prevalence, duration, and timing of such problems in breast-feeding women, particularly those who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...
  5. pmc Infant feeding counselling for HIV-infected and uninfected women: appropriateness of choice and practice
    R M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 85:289-96. 2007
    ..To examine infant feeding intentions of HIV-infected and uninfected women and the appropriateness of their choices according to their home resources; and to determine their adherence to their intentions in the first postnatal week...
  6. pmc Rapid testing may not improve uptake of HIV testing and same day results in a rural South African community: a cohort study of 12,000 women
    Ntombizodumo B Mkwanazi
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 3:e3501. 2008
    ..We report on the acceptability of HIV counselling and testing, and uptake of results, before and after the introduction of rapid testing in this area...
  7. doi request reprint Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in resource-rich and -poor settings
    S O Mepham
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mtubatuba, South Africa
    BJOG 118:202-18. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Successful paediatric HIV treatment in rural primary care in Africa
    N Janssen
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Arch Dis Child 95:414-21. 2010
    ..Clinical outcomes of HIV-infected children on antiretroviral treatment (ART) in a decentralised, nurse/counsellor-led programme...
  9. pmc Nutritional supplementation: the additional costs of managing children infected with HIV in resource-constrained settings
    G Cobb
    Africa Centre for Health and Populations Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 18:45-52. 2013
    ..To explore the financial implications of applying the WHO guidelines for the nutritional management of HIV-infected children in a rural South African HIV programme...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy outcomes in HIV-infected and uninfected women in rural and urban South Africa
    Nigel C Rollins
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Congella 4013, South Africa
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 44:321-8. 2007
    ..To describe pregnancy outcomes among clade C HIV-infected and uninfected women in South Africa...
  11. doi request reprint Intervention to promote exclusive breast-feeding for the first 6 months of life in a high HIV prevalence area
    Ruth M Bland
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    AIDS 22:883-91. 2008
    ..We report on a nonrandomized intervention cohort study to increase exclusive breast-feeding rates for 6 months after delivery in HIV-positive and HIV-negative women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa...
  12. ncbi request reprint Short communication: CD4 counts of HIV-infected pregnant women and their infected children--implications for PMTCT and treatment programmes
    Ankie Lebon
    Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1472-4. 2007
    ..The antenatal-postnatal divide needs to be bridged with respect to the follow-up of both HIV-infected women and their exposed infants...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sociocultural influences on infant feeding decisions among HIV-infected women in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
    Lucy N Thairu
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 1:2-10. 2005
    ..The study highlights the role of cultural, social, economic and psychological factors that affect HIV positive women's infant feeding decisions and behaviour...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 infection during exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life: an intervention cohort study
    Hoosen M Coovadia
    Centre for HIV AIDS Networking, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Lancet 369:1107-16. 2007
    ..We assessed the HIV-1 transmission risks and survival associated with exclusive breastfeeding and other types of infant feeding...
  15. doi request reprint Countdown to 2015 for maternal, newborn, and child survival
    Felicity Savage
    Lancet 372:369. 2008
  16. ncbi request reprint Exclusive breast-feeding--a pipe dream?
    Ameena E Goga
    S Afr Med J 93:602-3. 2003
  17. pmc Scaling-up exclusive breastfeeding support programmes: the example of KwaZulu-Natal
    Chris Desmond
    Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 3:e2454. 2008
    ..We present a costing and cost effectiveness analysis of a successful intervention to promote EBF in high HIV prevalence area in South Africa, and implications for scale-up in the province of KwaZulu-Natal...