Leslie London

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cape Town
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. pmc Implementing community participation through legislative reform: a study of the policy framework for community participation in the Western Cape province of South Africa
    Benjamin Mason Meier
    Global Health Policy, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 218 Abernethy Hall, CB 3435, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 12:15. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Filling the gap: a learning network for health an human rights in the Western Cape, South Africa
    Leslie London
    Health and Human Rights Programme, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Health Hum Rights 14:E88-105. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Racial discrimination: experiences of black medical school alumni at the University of Cape Town, 1945 - 1994
    A M Perez
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:574-7. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Health professionals should be speaking out about the victimisation of doctors in Bahrain
    Stuart Saunders
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 102:112. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Globalisation and health inequalities: can a human rights paradigm create space for civil society action?
    Leslie London
    University of Cape Town, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Anzio Rd, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 74:6-13. 2012
  6. pmc Training trainers in health and human rights: implementing curriculum change in South African health sciences institutions
    Elena G Ewert
    Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, Denver, Colorado 80206, USA
    BMC Med Educ 11:47. 2011
  7. pmc A survey of trainee specialists experiences at the University of Cape Town (UCT): impacts of race and gender
    Leslie London
    Health Sciences Faculty and School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Med Educ 9:26. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Neurobehavioural methods, effects and prevention: workers' human rights are why the field matters for developing countries
    L London
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty, Anzio Rd, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Neurotoxicology 30:1135-43. 2009
  9. pmc The ethics of human volunteer studies involving experimental exposure to pesticides: unanswered dilemmas
    Leslie London
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Environ Health 9:50. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint What is a human-rights based approach to health and does it matter?
    Leslie London
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty, Cape Town, South Africa
    Health Hum Rights 10:65-80. 2008

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Publications58

  1. pmc Implementing community participation through legislative reform: a study of the policy framework for community participation in the Western Cape province of South Africa
    Benjamin Mason Meier
    Global Health Policy, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 218 Abernethy Hall, CB 3435, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 12:15. 2012
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  2. ncbi request reprint Filling the gap: a learning network for health an human rights in the Western Cape, South Africa
    Leslie London
    Health and Human Rights Programme, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Health Hum Rights 14:E88-105. 2012
    ..We argue that civil society agency is critical to such action...
  3. ncbi request reprint Racial discrimination: experiences of black medical school alumni at the University of Cape Town, 1945 - 1994
    A M Perez
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:574-7. 2012
    ..Reflecting on its role during apartheid, the University of Cape Town (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences undertook a study to explore the experiences of black alumni who trained in the period 1945 - 1994...
  4. ncbi request reprint Health professionals should be speaking out about the victimisation of doctors in Bahrain
    Stuart Saunders
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 102:112. 2012
    ..Doctors in Bahrain who treated people wounded during and after demonstrations have been arrested, tried by a military court and given sentences of up to 15 years' imprisonment...
  5. doi request reprint Globalisation and health inequalities: can a human rights paradigm create space for civil society action?
    Leslie London
    University of Cape Town, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Anzio Rd, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 74:6-13. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Training trainers in health and human rights: implementing curriculum change in South African health sciences institutions
    Elena G Ewert
    Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, Denver, Colorado 80206, USA
    BMC Med Educ 11:47. 2011
    ..This study followed up participants to determine the extent of curriculum implementation, support needed as well as barriers encountered in integrating human rights into health sciences teaching and learning...
  7. pmc A survey of trainee specialists experiences at the University of Cape Town (UCT): impacts of race and gender
    Leslie London
    Health Sciences Faculty and School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Med Educ 9:26. 2009
    ..This study aimed to describe trends in race and gender profiles of postgraduate students in medical specialties (registrars) from 1999 to 2006 and to identify factors affecting recruitment and retention of black and female trainees...
  8. doi request reprint Neurobehavioural methods, effects and prevention: workers' human rights are why the field matters for developing countries
    L London
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty, Anzio Rd, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Neurotoxicology 30:1135-43. 2009
    ....
  9. pmc The ethics of human volunteer studies involving experimental exposure to pesticides: unanswered dilemmas
    Leslie London
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Environ Health 9:50. 2010
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint What is a human-rights based approach to health and does it matter?
    Leslie London
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty, Cape Town, South Africa
    Health Hum Rights 10:65-80. 2008
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Human rights and health: opportunities to advance rural occupational health
    Leslie London
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzia Road, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Int J Occup Environ Health 17:80-92. 2011
    ..Human rights approaches may assist the prevention of work-related morbidity...
  12. ncbi request reprint Human rights and health: challenges for training nurses in South Africa
    L London
    Health and Human Rights Programme, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Health Sciences Faculty, Cape Town, South Africa
    Curationis 31:5-18. 2008
    ..At a time when there are increasing demands on the nursing profession to assume greater responsibility and develop versatility in its scope of practice, key challenges are posed for teaching and realising human rights...
  13. ncbi request reprint Employability and HIV infection: can the military claim to be an exception?
    Leslie London
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Occup Environ Health 17:352-60. 2011
    ..HIV testing alone is poorly predictive of competencies required for military employment. Testing should be used to promote access to care. Use for exclusionary purposes is discriminatory...
  14. ncbi request reprint Confinement for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: balancing protection of health systems, individual rights and the public's health
    L London
    Health and Human Rights Programme, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:1200-9. 2009
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  15. pmc Neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental effects of pesticide exposures
    Leslie London
    Centre for Occupational and Environmetal Health Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Neurotoxicology 33:887-96. 2012
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  16. ncbi request reprint The nervous system effects of occupational exposure on workers in a South African manganese smelter
    Jonathan E Myers
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    Neurotoxicology 24:885-94. 2003
    ....
  17. pmc 'Issues of equity are also issues of rights': lessons from experiences in Southern Africa
    Leslie London
    Health and Human Rights Division, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty, Anzio Rd, Observatory, 7925, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 7:14. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to identify how human rights approaches can promote health equity...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cost analysis of ELISA, solid-phase extraction, and solid-phase microextraction for the monitoring of pesticides in water
    Mohamed A Dalvie
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Environ Res 98:143-50. 2005
    ..The low cost of SPME is particularly important because of the sensitivity and reliability of this method and the faster output compared to SPE, and SPME is recommended for the long-term monitoring of pesticide pollution...
  19. pmc Global Fund collusion with liquor giant is a clear conflict of interest
    Richard Matzopoulos
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 90:67-9; discussion 70. 2012
    ..Do we take it that the problem of "corporate capture" has now spread to one of the largest health funders in the world?..
  20. ncbi request reprint Guillain-Barre syndrome in a rural farming district in South Africa: a possible relationship to environmental organophosphate exposure
    Leslie London
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Arch Environ Health 59:575-80. 2004
    ..The authors explored the hypothesis that aerial OP insecticide application was related to the raised incidence of GBS in this area and made suggestions for future research...
  21. ncbi request reprint Ethical concerns in international occupational health and safety
    Leslie London
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Occup Med 17:587-600. 2002
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Ethics, human rights and HIV vaccine trials in low-income settings
    Leslie London
    University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Med Ethics 38:286-93. 2012
    ..These vignettes are used to analyse these issues through the prisms of research ethics and human rights in order to identify helpful synergies. It is argued that the human rights perspective provides a helpful lens on ethical issues...
  23. doi request reprint Pesticide exposure and blood endosulfan levels after first season spray amongst farm workers in the Western Cape, South Africa
    Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Environ Sci Health B 44:271-7. 2009
    ..IPSE occurred in applicators and non-applicators and were higher in applicators. The validity of the JEM weightings and characterization of other routes of pesticide exposure require further investigation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Child's play: exposure to household pesticide use among children in rural, urban and informal areas of South Africa
    Sandy Tolosana
    Asbestos Relief Trust, UCT Boehringer Ingelheim Lung Institute, Observatory, Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 99:180-4. 2009
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Urinary dialkyl phosphate levels before and after first season chlorpyrifos spraying amongst farm workers in the Western Cape, South Africa
    Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Environ Sci Health B 46:163-72. 2011
    ..5, p = 0.307, R² = 0.28). The high dialkyl phosphate levels call for an epidemiological investigation into the health effects of organophosphorous pesticides...
  26. pmc Occupational activities associated with a reported history of malaria among women working in small-scale agriculture in South Africa
    Saloshni Naidoo
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Congella, Durban, South Africa
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 85:805-10. 2011
    ..This study suggests that certain agricultural activities and types of crop production may increase the risk for malaria among women working in small-scale agriculture...
  27. pmc Change in the quantity and acute toxicity of pesticides sold in South African crop sectors, 1994-1999
    Mohamed A Dalvie
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Environ Int 35:683-7. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint The impact of aerial application of organophosphates on the cholinesterase levels of rural residents in the Vaalharts district, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
    Mohamed A Dalvie
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, Department of Public Health, Medical School, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925 Cape Town, South Africa
    Environ Res 102:326-32. 2006
    ..Seasonal fluctuations in ambient temperature during the study may have influenced the results...
  29. ncbi request reprint Disposal of unwanted pesticides in Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Sci Total Environ 361:8-17. 2006
    ..This study followed-up a previous audit of unwanted and obsolete pesticides on farms in a rural district of South Africa six years after a National Retrieval Project (NPR) was undertaken...
  30. ncbi request reprint Dual loyalties and the ethical and human rights obligations of occupational health professionals
    Leslie London
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Ind Med 47:322-32. 2005
    ..Underlying most ethical dilemmas in occupational health practice is the problem of Dual Loyalties where health professionals have simultaneous obligations, explicit or implicit, to a third party, usually a private employer...
  31. ncbi request reprint Human rights, environmental justice, and the health of farm workers in South Africa
    Leslie London
    School of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Occup Environ Health 9:59-68. 2003
    ..A public health agenda must integrate into programs and policies to address the health of farm workers the recognition that violations of their rights underlie much of their burden of ill health...
  32. ncbi request reprint Pesticide usage and health consequences for women in developing countries: out of sight, out of mind?
    Leslie London
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:46-59. 2002
    ....
  33. doi request reprint The utilization of health care services by children with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in the Western Cape, South Africa
    Sarah Credé
    Women s Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Depend 115:175-82. 2011
    ..004). These study results confirm the significant burden of FAS/PFAS on the Western Cape economy and the health care system which has significant implications for FAS prevention...
  34. ncbi request reprint Critical issues for agrichemical safety in South Africa
    L London
    Department of Community Health, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
    Am J Ind Med 27:1-14. 1995
    ..Drawing on experiences of local initiatives, possible solutions are identified that address the public health context of the problem...
  35. ncbi request reprint Challenges for improving surveillance for pesticide poisoning: policy implications for developing countries
    L London
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Anzio Rd, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 30:564-70. 2001
    ..However, surveillance activities in developing countries are bedevilled by multiple problems, and inferences made from review of flawed data may lead to mistaken policy decisions...
  36. ncbi request reprint Utility of vibration sense testing for use in developing countries: comparison of extinction time on the tuning fork to vibration thresholds on the Vibratron II
    L London
    Department of Community Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Neurotoxicology 21:743-52. 2000
    ..Further studies to explore its validity in relation to other well-recognised methods for detection of subtle neurotoxic impacts should be encouraged...
  37. ncbi request reprint Suicide and exposure to organophosphate insecticides: cause or effect?
    L London
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Ind Med 47:308-21. 2005
    ..Suicide using pesticides as agent is recognized as a major cause of pesticide poisoning...
  38. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption amongst South African farm workers: a challenge for post-apartheid health sector transformation
    L London
    Department of Community Health, Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, University of Cape Town Medical School, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Depend 59:199-206. 2000
    ..The pervasive effects of excessive alcohol consumption, and its relationship to past and current DOP practices pose substantial public health challenges to the transformation of health services currently underway in South Africa...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effects of long-term organophosphate exposures on neurological symptoms, vibration sense and tremor among South African farm workers
    L London
    Department of Community Health, University of Cape Town, Observatory, South Africa
    Scand J Work Environ Health 24:18-29. 1998
    ..This study assessed the relationship between long-term exposure to organophosphate insecticides and neurological symptoms, vibration sense, and motor tremor after control for the effect of past poisoning and acute exposure...
  40. ncbi request reprint Occupational epidemiology in agriculture: a case study in the southern African context
    L London
    Department of Community Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Occup Environ Health 4:245-56. 1998
    ..More so than in order industrial settings, epidemiologists must move from research to practice, seeking to take action where interventions are needed, and to evaluate such actions...
  41. ncbi request reprint The 'dop' system, alcohol abuse and social control amongst farm workers in South Africa: a public health challenge
    L London
    Department of Community Health, University of Cape Town Medical School, Rondebosch, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 48:1407-14. 1999
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Dual loyalty among military health professionals: human rights and ethics in times of armed conflict
    Leslie London
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Camb Q Healthc Ethics 15:381-91. 2006
  43. pmc Evaluation of the quality of informed consent in a vaccine field trial in a developing country setting
    Deon Minnies
    South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine and School of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Med Ethics 9:15. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of consent in the case control study, and to identify factors that may influence the quality of consent. Cross-sectional study conducted over a 4 month period...
  44. doi request reprint Pesticide poisonings at a tertiary children's hospital in South Africa: an increasing problem
    Kate H Balme
    Poisons Information Centre, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children s Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 48:928-34. 2010
    ..Exposure of children to pesticides and overt poisoning are an increasingly important problem in South Africa...
  45. pmc Ethical oversight of public health research: can rules and IRBs make a difference in developing countries?
    Leslie London
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Am J Public Health 92:1079-84. 2002
    ....
  46. pmc Contamination of rural surface and ground water by endosulfan in farming areas of the Western Cape, South Africa
    Mohamed A Dalvie
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, Department of Public Health, Medical School, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Environ Health 2:1. 2003
    ..In South Africa there is little data on environmental pollution of rural water sources by agrochemicals...
  47. ncbi request reprint Developing a competence framework and evaluation tool for primary care nursing in South Africa
    Susan Strasser
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Educ Health (Abingdon) 18:133-44. 2005
    ..Post-apartheid health legislation envisions the provision of comprehensive primary services at all public clinics, which implies the need for a cadre of primary care nurses able to render such services...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of and associations with papsak wine consumption among farm workers in the Western Cape Province, South Africa
    Jo Ann McLoughlin
    School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:879-88. 2013
    ..This study describes the prevalence of alcohol and papsak consumption, problem drinking (defined by a potentially problematic CAGE score of ≥2), and their associations among farm workers in the Western Cape Province...
  49. ncbi request reprint Childhood behavioural and developmental disorders: association with maternal alcohol consumption in Cape Town, South Africa
    Elizabeth Katwan
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 101:724, 726-7. 2011
    ..Upstream interventions aimed at reducing alcohol-related harms may also contribute to reducing the burden of BDDs...
  50. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a service provider short course for prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome
    Judith Mwansa-Kambafwile
    Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 72:530-5. 2011
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness of a short training intervention to improve service providers' screening, identification, and management of women at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies...
  51. ncbi request reprint The utility of biological monitoring for manganese in ferroalloy smelter workers in South Africa
    Jonathan E Myers
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road Observatory, 7925 Cape Town, South Africa
    Neurotoxicology 24:875-83. 2003
    ..2 mg/m3. MnU has no utility as a measure of biological exposure nor does serum prolactin as a measure of biological effect...
  52. doi request reprint 'Even if you're positive, you still have rights because you are a person': human rights and the reproductive choice of HIV-positive persons
    Leslie London
    Women s Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Capetown, Anzio Rd, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town, South Africa
    Dev World Bioeth 8:11-22. 2008
    ..We conclude by proposing strategies that are based upon a synergy between human rights and public health approaches to policy on reproductive health choices for persons with HIV/AIDS...
  53. ncbi request reprint Forty-five years apart--confronting the legacy of racial discrimination at the University of Cape Town
    G Perez
    Transformation and Equity Portfolio, Health Sciences Faculty, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 94:764-70. 2004
  54. ncbi request reprint Fluoridation shibboleths
    L London
    Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit, School of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 92:872-3. 2002
  55. ncbi request reprint The Draft Charter of the Private and Public Health Sectors of the Republic of South Africa: health for all, or profits for few?
    L Reynolds
    School of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 95:742-3. 2005
  56. doi request reprint Zimbabwe's humanitarian crisis
    D Ncayiyana
    BMJ 337:a1286. 2008
  57. ncbi request reprint HIV testing and the Employment Equity Act--putting an end to the confusion
    L London
    S Afr Med J 92:199-201. 2002
  58. ncbi request reprint Childhood pesticide poisoning--a clarion call for action on children's vulnerability
    L London
    S Afr Med J 95:673-4. 2005