Mitchell G Weiss

Summary

Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cultural concepts of tuberculosis and gender among the general population without tuberculosis in rural Maharashtra, India
    Sachin R Atre
    The Foundation for Research in Community Health, Pune, India
    Trop Med Int Health 9:1228-38. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Stigma interventions and research for international health
    Mitchell G Weiss
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, CH4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet 367:536-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparing sociocultural features of cholera in three endemic African settings
    Christian Schaetti
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, PO Box, 4002, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Med 11:206. 2013
  4. pmc Acceptability--a neglected dimension of access to health care: findings from a study on childhood convulsions in rural Tanzania
    Angel Dillip
    Ifakara Health Institute, Off Mlabani Passage, P O Box 53, Ifakara, Morogoro, Tanzania
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:113. 2012
  5. pmc Illness meanings and experiences for pre-ulcer and ulcer conditions of Buruli ulcer in the Ga-West and Ga-South Municipalities of Ghana
    Mercy M Ackumey
    School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    BMC Public Health 12:264. 2012
  6. pmc Two-year evaluation of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Children (IPTc) combined with timely home treatment for malaria control in Ghana
    Collins K Ahorlu
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Box LG581, Legon, Ghana
    Malar J 10:127. 2011
  7. pmc Community concepts of malaria-related illness with and without convulsions in southern Ghana
    Collins K Ahorlu
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    Malar J 4:47. 2005
  8. pmc Effectiveness of combined intermittent preventive treatment for children and timely home treatment for malaria control
    Collins K Ahorlu
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Box LG581, Legon, Ghana
    Malar J 8:292. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Cultural epidemiology of TB with reference to gender in Bangladesh, India and Malawi
    M G Weiss
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:837-47. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Global, national, and local approaches to mental health: examples from India
    M G Weiss
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basle, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 6:4-23. 2001

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Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Cultural concepts of tuberculosis and gender among the general population without tuberculosis in rural Maharashtra, India
    Sachin R Atre
    The Foundation for Research in Community Health, Pune, India
    Trop Med Int Health 9:1228-38. 2004
    ..With wider access to information about TB, male respondents more frequently recommended allopathic doctors and specialty services. Discussion considers the practical significance of gender-specific cultural concepts of TB...
  2. ncbi request reprint Stigma interventions and research for international health
    Mitchell G Weiss
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, CH4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Lancet 367:536-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparing sociocultural features of cholera in three endemic African settings
    Christian Schaetti
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, PO Box, 4002, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Med 11:206. 2013
    ..The present work compares local sociocultural features of endemic cholera in urban and rural sites from three field studies in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (SE-DRC), western Kenya and Zanzibar...
  4. pmc Acceptability--a neglected dimension of access to health care: findings from a study on childhood convulsions in rural Tanzania
    Angel Dillip
    Ifakara Health Institute, Off Mlabani Passage, P O Box 53, Ifakara, Morogoro, Tanzania
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:113. 2012
    ..The study was linked to health interventions with the objective of bridging the gap between local and biomedical understanding of convulsions...
  5. pmc Illness meanings and experiences for pre-ulcer and ulcer conditions of Buruli ulcer in the Ga-West and Ga-South Municipalities of Ghana
    Mercy M Ackumey
    School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    BMC Public Health 12:264. 2012
    ..This study aimed to explain local meanings and experiences of BU for persons with pre-ulcers and ulcers in the Ga-West and Ga-South municipalities in Accra...
  6. pmc Two-year evaluation of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Children (IPTc) combined with timely home treatment for malaria control in Ghana
    Collins K Ahorlu
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Box LG581, Legon, Ghana
    Malar J 10:127. 2011
    ..This paper reports persistence of reduced parasitaemia two years into the intervention. The baseline and year-one-evaluation findings were published earlier...
  7. pmc Community concepts of malaria-related illness with and without convulsions in southern Ghana
    Collins K Ahorlu
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    Malar J 4:47. 2005
    ..Inasmuch as the presence or absence of convulsions reportedly affects timely help-seeking for malaria, a local comparison of these conditions is needed to inform malaria control...
  8. pmc Effectiveness of combined intermittent preventive treatment for children and timely home treatment for malaria control
    Collins K Ahorlu
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Box LG581, Legon, Ghana
    Malar J 8:292. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Cultural epidemiology of TB with reference to gender in Bangladesh, India and Malawi
    M G Weiss
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:837-47. 2008
    ..TB control programmes in Bangladesh, India and Malawi...
  10. ncbi request reprint Global, national, and local approaches to mental health: examples from India
    M G Weiss
    Swiss Tropical Institute, Basle, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 6:4-23. 2001
    ..Mental health actions thereby benefit from the synergy of informed and effective policy at each level...
  11. ncbi request reprint Health-related stigma: rethinking concepts and interventions
    Mitchell G Weiss
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Psychol Health Med 11:277-87. 2006
    ..Our suggestions for health studies of stigma highlight needs for disease- and culture-specific research that serves the interests of international health...
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint Social and cultural determinants of anticipated acceptance of an oral cholera vaccine prior to a mass vaccination campaign in Zanzibar
    Christian Schaetti
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Hum Vaccin 7:1299-308. 2011
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  14. pmc Improving community coverage of oral cholera mass vaccination campaigns: lessons learned in Zanzibar
    Christian Schaetti
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e41527. 2012
    ..Since OCV uptake in the 2009 campaign reached only ∼50% in these communities, an evaluation of social and cultural factors and of barriers was conducted to understand this difference for future cholera control planning...
  15. pmc Oral cholera vaccine use in Zanzibar: socioeconomic and behavioural features affecting demand and acceptance
    Christian Schaetti
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box, Socinstrasse 57, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 9:99. 2009
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  16. pmc Costs of illness due to cholera, costs of immunization and cost-effectiveness of an oral cholera mass vaccination campaign in Zanzibar
    Christian Schaetti
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1844. 2012
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  17. pmc Social and cultural features of cholera and shigellosis in peri-urban and rural communities of Zanzibar
    Christian Schaetti
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 10:339. 2010
    ..In the first step of a two-step strategy to examine determinants of cholera vaccine acceptance, this study identified social and cultural features of diarrhoeal illness for cholera control in endemic communities...
  18. pmc Social and cultural determinants of oral cholera vaccine uptake in Zanzibar
    Christian Schaetti
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:1223-9. 2012
    ..Findings recommend particular efforts to increase cholera immunization coverage among young adults, in peri-urban areas and for men...
  19. pmc Health services for Buruli ulcer control: lessons from a field study in Ghana
    Mercy M Ackumey
    School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1187. 2011
    ..This paper assesses achievements of the BUPaT programme and lessons learnt. It also considers the impact of the programme on broader interests of the health system...
  20. doi request reprint Condom use and HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Jordan
    Abdulsalam Alkaiyat
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Int AIDS Soc 17:18573. 2014
    ..To identify sociocultural determinants of self-reported condom use and HIV testing and examine variables related to accessibility, motivation and obstacles among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Jordan...
  21. pmc Socio-cultural factors explaining timely and appropriate use of health facilities for degedege in south-eastern Tanzania
    Angel Dillip
    University of Basel, Swiss Tropical Institute, Socinstrasse 57, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 8:144. 2009
    ..This study integrated ethnographic and public health approaches in order to investigate this seemingly contradictory evidence. Carefully drawn random samples were used to maximize the representativity of the results...
  22. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of tuberculosis by private practitioners in Manila, Philippines
    Christian Auer
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Socinstr 57, CH 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Health Policy 77:172-81. 2006
    ..Private for-profit health care providers are prominent in the health system of the Philippines...
  23. ncbi request reprint Mental health in the aftermath of disasters: consensus and controversy
    Mitchell G Weiss
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:611-5. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Impact of organized violence on illness experience of Turkish/Kurdish and Bosnian migrant patients in primary care
    Denise Gilgen
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    J Travel Med 9:236-40. 2002
    ..This study considers the clinical impact of organized violence on emotional and somatic problems encountered in the course of primary health care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Socio-cultural determinants of treatment delay for childhood malaria in southern Ghana
    Collins K Ahorlu
    Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
    Trop Med Int Health 11:1022-31. 2006
    ..Effects on health seeking of illness-related experience and meaning are complex, and explaining their role may strengthen interventions for childhood malaria...
  26. ncbi request reprint Health status, behavior, and care utilization in the Geneva Gay Men's Health Survey
    Jen Wang
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Prev Med 44:70-5. 2007
    ..Recent reviews and studies suggest distinctive health needs among gay men...
  27. ncbi request reprint Clinical diagnostic and sociocultural dimensions of deliberate self-harm in Mumbai, India
    Shubhangi R Parkar
    Department of Psychiatry, KEM Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai, India
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:223-38. 2006
    ..Psychache arising from patient-identified sociocultural contexts and stressors complements, but does not necessarily fulfill, criteria for explanatory psychiatric disorders...
  28. ncbi request reprint Editorial: armed conflict, war and public health
    Jurg Utzinger
    Trop Med Int Health 12:903-6. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint Cultural context and impact of alcohol use in the Sundarban Delta, West Bengal, India
    Arabinda N Chowdhury
    Institute of Psychiatry, University of Calcutta, India
    Soc Sci Med 63:722-31. 2006
    ..It illustrates the limitations of western clinical models of dependence and the importance of clarifying sociocultural conditions that define locally acceptable and problem use...
  30. ncbi request reprint Schizophrenia and the cultural epidemiology of stigma in Bangalore, India
    Ramanathan Raguram
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, India
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:734-44. 2004
    ..Findings identify features of schizophrenia-related stigma in India, contribute to comparative culture studies, and inform practical approaches to mitigate stigma through community awareness and improved mental health services...
  31. ncbi request reprint Somatization revisited: diagnosis and perceived causes of common mental disorders
    Peter Henningsen
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:85-92. 2005
    ..For such patients, causal attributions may be particularly useful to clarify clinically significant features of common mental disorders and thereby contribute to clinical assessment...