Ayesha Decosta

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Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 'Where is the public health sector?' Public and private sector healthcare provision in Madhya Pradesh, India
    Ayesha De Costa
    RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Health Policy 84:269-76. 2007
  2. pmc Considerations of private sector obstetricians on participation in the state led "Chiranjeevi Yojana" scheme to promote institutional delivery in Gujarat, India: a qualitative study
    Parthasarathi Ganguly
    Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar IIPHG, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:352. 2014
  3. pmc A spatial analysis to study access to emergency obstetric transport services under the public private "Janani Express Yojana" program in two districts of Madhya Pradesh, India
    Yogesh Sabde
    International Center for Health Research, R, d, Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Reprod Health 11:57. 2014
  4. pmc TB treatment outcomes among TB-HIV co-infections in Karnataka, India: how do these compare with non-HIV tuberculosis outcomes in the province?
    Suresh Shastri
    Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    BMC Public Health 13:838. 2013
  5. pmc Competence of birth attendants at providing emergency obstetric care under India's JSY conditional cash transfer program for institutional delivery: an assessment using case vignettes in Madhya Pradesh province
    Sarika Chaturvedi
    Department of Public Health and Environment, R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:174. 2014
  6. pmc Indian medical students in public and private sector medical schools: are motivations and career aspirations different? - studies from Madhya Pradesh, India
    Vishal Diwan
    R, d, Gardi Medical College, Agar Road, Ujjain, India
    BMC Med Educ 13:127. 2013
  7. pmc Meta-analysis to compare the accuracy of GeneXpert, MODS and the WHO 2007 algorithm for diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis
    Simon Walusimbi
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Infect Dis 13:507. 2013
  8. pmc An evaluation of two large scale demand side financing programs for maternal health in India: the MATIND study protocol
    Kristi Sidney
    Division of Global Health, Nobels väg 9, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:699. 2012
  9. pmc High viremia and low level of transmitted drug resistance in anti-retroviral therapy-naïve perinatally-infected children and adolescents with HIV-1 subtype C infection
    Ujjwal Neogi
    Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Infect Dis 12:317. 2012
  10. pmc India's JSY cash transfer program for maternal health: who participates and who doesn't--a report from Ujjain district
    Kristi Sidney
    Division of Global Health, Nobels väg 9, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Reprod Health 9:2. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint 'Where is the public health sector?' Public and private sector healthcare provision in Madhya Pradesh, India
    Ayesha De Costa
    RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Health Policy 84:269-76. 2007
    ..This paper aims to empirically demonstrate the size and composition of the private health care sector in one of India's largest provinces, Madhya Pradesh...
  2. pmc Considerations of private sector obstetricians on participation in the state led "Chiranjeevi Yojana" scheme to promote institutional delivery in Gujarat, India: a qualitative study
    Parthasarathi Ganguly
    Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar IIPHG, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:352. 2014
    ..We explored with private obstetricians the reasons and experiences that influenced their decisions to participate in the CY programme...
  3. pmc A spatial analysis to study access to emergency obstetric transport services under the public private "Janani Express Yojana" program in two districts of Madhya Pradesh, India
    Yogesh Sabde
    International Center for Health Research, R, d, Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Reprod Health 11:57. 2014
    ..This paper describes the uptake, time taken and geographic equity in access to the service to transport women to a facility in two districts of MP...
  4. pmc TB treatment outcomes among TB-HIV co-infections in Karnataka, India: how do these compare with non-HIV tuberculosis outcomes in the province?
    Suresh Shastri
    Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    BMC Public Health 13:838. 2013
    ..This paper describes characteristics of TB-HIV co-infection cases registered under the program in Karnataka province, India. Treatment outcomes for coinfected patients are compared with those for TB patients in the province...
  5. pmc Competence of birth attendants at providing emergency obstetric care under India's JSY conditional cash transfer program for institutional delivery: an assessment using case vignettes in Madhya Pradesh province
    Sarika Chaturvedi
    Department of Public Health and Environment, R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:174. 2014
    ..We investigate, using clinical vignettes, whether birth attendants at institutions under the program are competent at providing appropriate care for obstetric complications...
  6. pmc Indian medical students in public and private sector medical schools: are motivations and career aspirations different? - studies from Madhya Pradesh, India
    Vishal Diwan
    R, d, Gardi Medical College, Agar Road, Ujjain, India
    BMC Med Educ 13:127. 2013
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  7. pmc Meta-analysis to compare the accuracy of GeneXpert, MODS and the WHO 2007 algorithm for diagnosis of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis
    Simon Walusimbi
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Infect Dis 13:507. 2013
    ..Using meta-analysis study design, we summarized and compared the accuracy of Xpert® MTB/Rif assay (GeneXpert) and Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility assay (MODS), with the WHO 2007 algorithm in the diagnosis of SN-PTB...
  8. pmc An evaluation of two large scale demand side financing programs for maternal health in India: the MATIND study protocol
    Kristi Sidney
    Division of Global Health, Nobels väg 9, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:699. 2012
    ..The programs have been in operation for the last seven years...
  9. pmc High viremia and low level of transmitted drug resistance in anti-retroviral therapy-naïve perinatally-infected children and adolescents with HIV-1 subtype C infection
    Ujjwal Neogi
    Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Infect Dis 12:317. 2012
    ..In this study we sought to understand the relationship between duration of HIV-1 infection and viral dynamics among perinatally-infected children and adolescents in India along with transmitted drug resistance in this population...
  10. pmc India's JSY cash transfer program for maternal health: who participates and who doesn't--a report from Ujjain district
    Kristi Sidney
    Division of Global Health, Nobels väg 9, Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Reprod Health 9:2. 2012
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  11. pmc Mapping private pharmacies and their characteristics in Ujjain district, Central India
    Yogesh D Sabde
    R, d, Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:351. 2011
    ..This study was a cross sectional survey that mapped private pharmacies in one district on a geographic information system and described relevant characteristics of these units...
  12. doi request reprint By 'default or design'? The expansion of the private health care sector in Madhya Pradesh, India
    Ayesha De Costa
    Division of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Policy 103:283-9. 2011
    ..There is no evidence suggesting that this privatization at anytime has been deliberate. So what has contributed to the private healthcare sector becoming so dominant in the setting?..
  13. pmc Tuberculosis suspicion and knowledge among private and public general practitioners: Questionnaire Based Study in Oman
    Abdullah A Al-Maniri
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of International Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 8:177. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to measure TB suspicion and knowledge among private and public sector general practitioners using clinical vignette-based survey and structured questionnaire...
  14. pmc High rates of adherence and treatment success in a public and public-private HIV clinic in India: potential benefits of standardized national care delivery systems
    Anita Shet
    Department of Pediatrics, St John s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:277. 2011
    ..This study aimed to understand patient characteristics and treatment outcomes from different HIV healthcare settings in Bangalore, India...
  15. pmc Immigrants and health system challenges to TB control in Oman
    Abdullah Al-Maniri
    College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:210. 2010
    ..However, the national TB control program elimination target has yet to be reached. This study aims to explore the perceived roles played by the immigrant population and the private health sector in relation to TB control in Oman...
  16. pmc Co-receptor tropism prediction among 1045 Indian HIV-1 subtype C sequences: Therapeutic implications for India
    Ujjwal Neogi
    Department of Pediatrics, St, John s Medical College and Hospital, St, John s National Academy of Health Sciences, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore 560034, India
    AIDS Res Ther 7:24. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine using in silico methods, HIV-1 tropism among a large number of Indian isolates both from primary clinical isolates as well as from database-derived sequences...
  17. ncbi request reprint Managing with maps? The development and institutionalization of a map-based health management information system in Madhya Pradesh, India
    A de Costa
    Division of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 36:99-106. 2008
    ..Sample outputs and statistics from the system for one district are presented. The implementation dynamics and the preliminary performance of the system are discussed...
  18. doi request reprint Where are healthcare providers? Exploring relationships between context and human resources for health Madhya Pradesh province, India
    Ayesha De Costa
    Division of International Health, Dept of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Policy 93:41-7. 2009
    ..Access to healthcare providers for scheduled castes and tribes was specifically studied...
  19. pmc Design of a randomized trial to evaluate the influence of mobile phone reminders on adherence to first line antiretroviral treatment in South India--the HIVIND study protocol
    Ayesha De Costa
    Division of Global Health, Nobels väg 9, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:25. 2010
    ..This paper presents the study protocol for a trial, to evaluate the influence of mobile phone reminders on adherence to first-line antiretroviral treatment in South India...
  20. doi request reprint Barriers of mistrust: public and private health sectors' perceptions of each other in Madhya Pradesh, India
    Ayesha De Costa
    Division of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Qual Health Res 18:756-66. 2008
    ..They can be best addressed by necessary structural change before any significant long-term partnership between the two sectors is possible...
  21. pmc Supporting adherence to antiretroviral therapy with mobile phone reminders: results from a cohort in South India
    Rashmi Rodrigues
    Division of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e40723. 2012
    ..Participant experiences with the intervention were also studied. This is the first report of such an intervention for antiretroviral adherence from India, a country with over 800 million mobile connections...
  22. pmc Influence of adverse drug reactions on treatment success: prospective cohort analysis of HIV-infected individuals initiating first-line antiretroviral therapy in India
    Anita Shet
    Department of Pediatrics, St John s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India Division of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 9:e91028. 2014
    ..This 2-year prospective study aimed to describe patterns and predictors of adverse reactions to first-line ART and assess the impact of these events on treatment success...
  23. doi request reprint Patterns of drug use in the public sector primary health centers of Bhopal district
    Ayesha De Costa
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of International Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 9, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Pharm World Sci 30:584-9. 2008
    ..This study was conducted as part of the provincial health Department's efforts to develop a state drug policy. It was intended to inform policy elements concerned with the promotion of rational drug use...