Sonja Merten

Summary

Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc A systematic review of qualitative findings on factors enabling and deterring uptake of HIV testing in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Maurice Musheke
    Zambia AIDS related TB Research Project, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    BMC Public Health 13:220. 2013
  2. pmc Couple experiences of provider-initiated couple HIV testing in an antenatal clinic in Lusaka, Zambia: lessons for policy and practice
    Maurice Musheke
    Zambia AIDS related TB Research Project, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:97. 2013
  3. pmc Self-care practices and experiences of people living with HIV not receiving antiretroviral therapy in an urban community of Lusaka, Zambia: implications for HIV treatment programmes
    Maurice Musheke
    Zambia AIDS related TB Research Project, University of Zambia, P, O Box 50697, Lusaka, Zambia
    AIDS Res Ther 10:12. 2013
  4. pmc Access to HIV/AIDS care: a systematic review of socio-cultural determinants in low and high income countries
    Sara Gari
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:198. 2013
  5. pmc Local perceptions of cholera and anticipated vaccine acceptance in Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Sonja Merten
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, PO Box, Socinstrasse 57, Basel 4002, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 13:60. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Caesarean sections and breastfeeding initiation among migrants in Switzerland
    Sonja Merten
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Public Health 52:210-22. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Culture, changing livelihoods, and HIV/AIDS discourse: reframing the institutionalization of fish-for-sex exchange in the Zambian Kafue Flats
    Sonja Merten
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basle, Switzerland
    Cult Health Sex 9:69-83. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Patient-reported barriers and drivers of adherence to antiretrovirals in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-ethnography
    Sonja Merten
    Swiss Institute of Tropical and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 15:16-33. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Do baby-friendly hospitals influence breastfeeding duration on a national level?
    Sonja Merten
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatrics 116:e702-8. 2005
  10. pmc Sociocultural determinants of anticipated vaccine acceptance for acute watery diarrhea in early childhood in katanga province, democratic republic of congo
    Sonja Merten
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland Institut d Anthropologie, Universite de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Initiative for Vaccine Research and Global Task Force on Cholera Control, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:419-25. 2013

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc A systematic review of qualitative findings on factors enabling and deterring uptake of HIV testing in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Maurice Musheke
    Zambia AIDS related TB Research Project, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    BMC Public Health 13:220. 2013
    ..While qualitative studies have been undertaken to investigate factors influencing uptake of HIV testing, systematic reviews to provide a more comprehensive understanding are lacking...
  2. pmc Couple experiences of provider-initiated couple HIV testing in an antenatal clinic in Lusaka, Zambia: lessons for policy and practice
    Maurice Musheke
    Zambia AIDS related TB Research Project, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:97. 2013
    ..This paper examines couple experiences of provider-initiated couple HIV testing at a public antenatal clinic and discusses policy and practical lessons...
  3. pmc Self-care practices and experiences of people living with HIV not receiving antiretroviral therapy in an urban community of Lusaka, Zambia: implications for HIV treatment programmes
    Maurice Musheke
    Zambia AIDS related TB Research Project, University of Zambia, P, O Box 50697, Lusaka, Zambia
    AIDS Res Ther 10:12. 2013
    ..Despite the increasingly wider availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART), some people living with HIV (PLHIV) and eligible for treatment have opted to adopt self-care practices thereby risking early AIDS-related mortality...
  4. pmc Access to HIV/AIDS care: a systematic review of socio-cultural determinants in low and high income countries
    Sara Gari
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:198. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Local perceptions of cholera and anticipated vaccine acceptance in Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo
    Sonja Merten
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, PO Box, Socinstrasse 57, Basel 4002, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 13:60. 2013
    ..Clarification of vaccine acceptability prior to the introduction of a new vaccine provides important information for future policy and planning...
  6. ncbi request reprint Caesarean sections and breastfeeding initiation among migrants in Switzerland
    Sonja Merten
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Public Health 52:210-22. 2007
    ..In order to identify trans-national differences, national breastfeeding rates from 22 countries and Caesarean section rates from 24 countries were compared to the rates in Swiss hospitals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Culture, changing livelihoods, and HIV/AIDS discourse: reframing the institutionalization of fish-for-sex exchange in the Zambian Kafue Flats
    Sonja Merten
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basle, Switzerland
    Cult Health Sex 9:69-83. 2007
    ..Additionally, customary marriage arrangements institutionally secure their access to fish...
  8. doi request reprint Patient-reported barriers and drivers of adherence to antiretrovirals in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-ethnography
    Sonja Merten
    Swiss Institute of Tropical and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 15:16-33. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Do baby-friendly hospitals influence breastfeeding duration on a national level?
    Sonja Merten
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatrics 116:e702-8. 2005
    ....
  10. pmc Sociocultural determinants of anticipated vaccine acceptance for acute watery diarrhea in early childhood in katanga province, democratic republic of congo
    Sonja Merten
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland Institut d Anthropologie, Universite de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Initiative for Vaccine Research and Global Task Force on Cholera Control, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 89:419-25. 2013
    ..Results suggest that the introduction of vaccines is a local priority and local (mis)perceptions of illness do not compromise vaccine acceptability if the vaccine is affordable. ..
  11. doi request reprint Vaginal practices as women's agency in sub-Saharan Africa: a synthesis of meaning and motivation through meta-ethnography
    Adriane Martin Hilber
    University of Bern, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Finkenhubelweg 11, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 74:1311-23. 2012
    ..The success of new female-controlled prevention technologies, such as microbicides, might be determined by whether they can and will be used by women in the course of their daily life...
  12. pmc HIV Testing and Tolerance to Gender Based Violence: A Cross-Sectional Study in Zambia
    Sara Gari
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e71922. 2013
    ..Policies, programs and interventions to rapidly increase HIV testing need to urgently address gender-power inequity in relationships and prevent gender-based violence to reduce the negative impact on the lives of couples and families. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint The timing of complementary feeding of infants in Switzerland: compliance with the Swiss and the WHO guidelines
    Julia Dratva
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Acta Paediatr 95:818-25. 2006
    ..The importance of adequate complementary feeding of infants is increasingly acknowledged. Little is known of the actual complementary feeding practices in Switzerland...
  14. ncbi request reprint Exclusive breastfeeding rates and associated factors in Swiss baby-friendly hospitals
    Sonja Merten
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Hum Lact 20:9-17. 2004
    ..The findings suggest that the introduction of continuous monitoring of infant nutrition and related health care practices might have a positive effect on breastfeeding management in health facilities...
  15. pmc Individual and contextual factors influencing patient attrition from antiretroviral therapy care in an urban community of Lusaka, Zambia
    Maurice Musheke
    Zambia AIDS related TB Research Project, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    J Int AIDS Soc 15:1-9. 2012
    ..Drawing on a wider ethnographic study in a predominantly low-income, high-density residential area of Lusaka, this paper reports the reasons why PLHIV opted to discontinue their HIV treatment...
  16. ncbi request reprint Creating competent health-care specialists: the Swiss school of public health
    Ursula A Ackermann-Liebrich
    Swiss School of Public Health, Zurich, Switzerland
    World Hosp Health Serv 43:29-31. 2007
    ..In the Swiss context, this leads to ever-increasing costs and inequalities without evaluation of potential health gains...
  17. pmc A solution for creating competent health-care specialists: the Swiss School of Public Health+
    Ursula A Ackermann-Liebrich
    Swiss School of Public Health, Zurich, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 85:974-6. 2007