Ties Boerma

Summary

Affiliation: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effect of AIDS on maternal mortality in Malawi and Zimbabwe
    George Bicego
    Demographic and Health Surveys, ORC Macro International, Calverton, MD, USA
    AIDS 16:1078-81. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Health statistics are no longer boring!
    Ties Boerma
    World Health Organization, Geneva 1211 Switzerland
    Lancet 369:718-9. 2007
  3. pmc Health and functional status among older people with HIV/AIDS in Uganda
    Francien Scholten
    Medical Research Council Uganda Research Unit on on AIDS, Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda
    BMC Public Health 11:886. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Integrating demographic and epidemiological approaches to research on HIV/AIDS: the proximate-determinants framework
    J Ties Boerma
    Department of Epidemiology and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:S61-7. 2005
  5. pmc Monitoring the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy programmes: methods to estimate coverage
    J Ties Boerma
    The World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 84:145-50. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Understanding the uneven spread of HIV within Africa: comparative study of biologic, behavioral, and contextual factors in rural populations in Tanzania and Zimbabwe
    J Ties Boerma
    Department of Epidemiology and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:779-87. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Estimates of HIV-1 prevalence from national population-based surveys as a new gold standard
    J Ties Boerma
    Department of HIV AIDS, WHO, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 362:1929-31. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Health statistics now: are we making the right investments?
    J Ties Boerma
    Evidence and Information for Policy, WHO, 1211 CH Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Lancet 369:779-86. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Transmission of HIV-1 infection in sub-Saharan Africa and effect of elimination of unsafe injections
    George P Schmid
    WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 363:482-8. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint From people to places: focusing AIDS prevention efforts where it matters most
    Sharon S Weir
    Department of Epidemiology School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27516, USA
    AIDS 17:895-903. 2003

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint The effect of AIDS on maternal mortality in Malawi and Zimbabwe
    George Bicego
    Demographic and Health Surveys, ORC Macro International, Calverton, MD, USA
    AIDS 16:1078-81. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Health statistics are no longer boring!
    Ties Boerma
    World Health Organization, Geneva 1211 Switzerland
    Lancet 369:718-9. 2007
  3. pmc Health and functional status among older people with HIV/AIDS in Uganda
    Francien Scholten
    Medical Research Council Uganda Research Unit on on AIDS, Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda
    BMC Public Health 11:886. 2011
    ..This aim of this study was to describe health among older people in association with the HIV epidemic...
  4. ncbi request reprint Integrating demographic and epidemiological approaches to research on HIV/AIDS: the proximate-determinants framework
    J Ties Boerma
    Department of Epidemiology and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:S61-7. 2005
    ..The proximate-determinants framework can be used in study design, in the analysis and interpretation of risk factors or intervention studies that include both biological and behavioral data, and in ecological studies...
  5. pmc Monitoring the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy programmes: methods to estimate coverage
    J Ties Boerma
    The World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 84:145-50. 2006
    ..The mid-2005 estimate of 970,000 people receiving ART in low- and middle-income countries (with an uncertainty range 840,000-1,100,000) corresponds to a coverage of 15% of people in need of treatment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Understanding the uneven spread of HIV within Africa: comparative study of biologic, behavioral, and contextual factors in rural populations in Tanzania and Zimbabwe
    J Ties Boerma
    Department of Epidemiology and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:779-87. 2003
    ..Large differences in the spread of HIV have been observed within sub-Saharan Africa...
  7. ncbi request reprint Estimates of HIV-1 prevalence from national population-based surveys as a new gold standard
    J Ties Boerma
    Department of HIV AIDS, WHO, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 362:1929-31. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Health statistics now: are we making the right investments?
    J Ties Boerma
    Evidence and Information for Policy, WHO, 1211 CH Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Lancet 369:779-86. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Transmission of HIV-1 infection in sub-Saharan Africa and effect of elimination of unsafe injections
    George P Schmid
    WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 363:482-8. 2004
    ..Increased efforts are needed to reduce sexual transmission of HIV-1...
  10. ncbi request reprint From people to places: focusing AIDS prevention efforts where it matters most
    Sharon S Weir
    Department of Epidemiology School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27516, USA
    AIDS 17:895-903. 2003
    ..To develop and implement a method to identify and characterize places where people meet new sexual partners and to assess HIV prevention program coverage in those places...
  11. pmc Health information systems: the foundations of public health
    Carla AbouZahr
    Measurement and Health Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 83:578-83. 2005
    ..The Health Metrics Network, a global collaboration in the making, is intended to help bring such solutions to the countries most in need...
  12. doi request reprint Global and regional causes of death
    Colin D Mathers
    Department of Health statistics and informatics, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Br Med Bull 92:7-32. 2009
    ..The paper also examines some of the data gaps, uncertainties and limitations in the resulting mortality estimates...
  13. pmc Social determinants of self-reported health in women and men: understanding the role of gender in population health
    Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e34799. 2012
    ..Women and men share similar health challenges yet women report poorer health. The study investigates the social determinants of self-reported health in women and men, and male-female differences in health...
  14. pmc Cost and results of information systems for health and poverty indicators in the United Republic of Tanzania
    Vanessa Rommelmann
    Statistics Research Division, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 83:569-77. 2005
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  15. doi request reprint Assessment of the health system and policy environment as a critical complement to tracking intervention coverage for maternal, newborn, and child health
    Eleonora Cavagnero
    WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 371:1284-93. 2008
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  16. pmc WHO and Global Health Monitoring: The Way Forward
    J Ties Boerma
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 7:e1000373. 2010
    b>Ties Boerma and colleagues from WHO describe the agency's work and future in health indicator monitoring, as part of a cluster of PLoS Medicine articles on global health estimates.
  17. doi request reprint Mind the gap: equity and trends in coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health services in 54 Countdown countries
    J Ties Boerma
    WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 371:1259-67. 2008
    ..We have assessed equity and trends in coverage rates of a key set of interventions through a summary index, to provide overall insight into past performance and progress perspectives...
  18. pmc Age at first sex: understanding recent trends in African demographic surveys
    B Zaba
    Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 80:ii28-35. 2004
    ..To describe recent trends in age at first sex in African countries, identifying and making due allowances for a variety of common reporting errors...
  19. ncbi request reprint Secretive females or swaggering males? An assessment of the quality of sexual partnership reporting in rural Tanzania
    Soori Nnko
    National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania
    Soc Sci Med 59:299-310. 2004
    ..For men, however, there is only a weak association between number of partnerships and the risk of HIV, and it cannot be excluded that men, especially single men, exaggerate the number of sexual partners...
  20. ncbi request reprint HIV infection does not disproportionately affect the poorer in sub-Saharan Africa
    Vinod Mishra
    Macro International Inc, Calverton, Maryland, USA
    AIDS 21:S17-28. 2007
    ..Wealthier populations do better than poorer ones on most measures of health status, including nutrition, morbidity and mortality, and healthcare utilization...
  21. pmc Estimating incidence from prevalence in generalised HIV epidemics: methods and validation
    Timothy B Hallett
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 5:e80. 2008
    ..Repeated cross-sectional measures of HIV prevalence are now becoming available for general populations in many countries, and we aim to develop and validate methods that use these data to estimate HIV incidence...
  22. ncbi request reprint Trends in HIV and sexual behaviour in a longitudinal study in a rural population in Tanzania, 1994-2000
    Gabriel Mwaluko
    TANESA Project, PO Box 434, Mwanza, Tanzania
    AIDS 17:2645-51. 2003
    ..To describe the trends in HIV transmission and sexual behaviour in a rural population in Africa...
  23. ncbi request reprint The association between HIV and fertility in a cohort study in rural Tanzania
    Susan Catherine Hunter
    Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
    J Biosoc Sci 35:189-99. 2003
    ..Use of modern contraception was higher among HIV-infected women. However, both among contracepting and non-contracepting women, a substantial reduction in fertility was seen among HIV-infected women...
  24. ncbi request reprint HIV prevalence and trends in sub-Saharan Africa: no decline and large subregional differences
    Emil Asamoah-Odei
    WHO Regional Office for Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Lancet 364:35-40. 2004
    ..However, only analysis of surveillance data from the same populations over time can provide insight into trends of HIV prevalence. We have used data from the same antenatal clinics to document recent empirical trends...
  25. pmc HIV testing in national population-based surveys: experience from the Demographic and Health Surveys
    Vinod Mishra
    Demographic and Health Research Division, ORC Macro, Calverton, MD 20705, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 84:537-45. 2006
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Demographic and socioeconomic impact of AIDS: taking stock of the empirical evidence
    Basia Zaba
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    AIDS 18:S1-7. 2004
  27. ncbi request reprint The global impact of scaling up HIV/AIDS prevention programs in low- and middle-income countries
    John Stover
    Futures Group Constella, Glastonbury, CT 06033, USA
    Science 311:1474-6. 2006
    ..Thus, greater spending on prevention now would not only prevent more than half the new infections that would occur from 2005 to 2015 but would actually produce a net financial saving as future costs for treatment and care are averted...
  28. ncbi request reprint New strategies for HIV surveillance in resource-constrained settings: an overview
    Theresa Diaz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Global AIDS Program, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS 19:S1-8. 2005
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Orphanhood and childcare patterns in sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis of national surveys from 40 countries
    Roeland Monasch
    United Nations Children s Fund, New York, NY 10017, USA
    AIDS 18:S55-65. 2004
    ..Assess the impact of AIDS on prevalence of orphanhood and care patterns...
  30. pmc Measuring progress towards reducing health inequalities
    Kenji Shibuya
    Bull World Health Organ 83:162. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint The role of behavioral data in HIV surveillance
    Basia Zaba
    Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS 19:S39-52. 2005
    ..The paper concludes with recommendations for the methods and frequency with which to collect the data required for second-generation HIV surveillance...
  32. ncbi request reprint Scaling up HIV/AIDS evaluation
    Sara Bennett
    Abt Associates, 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    Lancet 367:79-82. 2006
  33. doi request reprint Violence-related mortality in Iraq from 2002 to 2006
    Amir H Alkhuzai
    Federal Ministry of Health, Baghdad
    N Engl J Med 358:484-93. 2008
    ..Results from the Iraq Family Health Survey (IFHS), which was conducted in 2006 and 2007, provide new evidence on mortality in Iraq...
  34. pmc Creating and validating an algorithm to measure AIDS mortality in the adult population using verbal autopsy
    Ben A Lopman
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 3:e312. 2006
    ..A reliable tool that is independent of HIV status is needed for measuring the frequency of AIDS deaths and ultimately the impact of antiretroviral therapy on mortality...