Gijs Walraven

Summary

Affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratories
Country: The Gambia

Publications

  1. pmc Maternal mortality in rural Gambia: levels, causes and contributing factors
    G Walraven
    Farafenni Field Station, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia
    Bull World Health Organ 78:603-13. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint The burden of reproductive-organ disease in rural women in The Gambia, West Africa
    G Walraven
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Farafenni Field Station, PO Box 273, The, Banjul, Gambia
    Lancet 357:1161-7. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Commentary: involving traditional birth attendants in prevention of HIV transmission needs careful consideration
    Gijs Walraven
    Farafenni Field Station, Medical Research Council Laboratories, PO Box 273, Banjul, Gambia
    BMJ 324:224-5. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Menstrual disorders in rural Gambia
    Gijs Walraven
    Farafenni Field Station, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Post Office Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
    Stud Fam Plann 33:261-8. 2002
  5. pmc A randomised, double-blind, controlled vaccine efficacy trial of DNA/MVA ME-TRAP against malaria infection in Gambian adults
    Vasee S Moorthy
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, Gambia
    PLoS Med 1:e33. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Lack of inhibition of the anti-malarial action of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine by folic acid supplementation when used for intermittent preventive treatment in Gambian primigravidae
    Amadou Mbaye
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:960-4. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of mass administration of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine combined with artesunate on malaria incidence: a double-blind, community-randomized, placebo-controlled trial in The Gambia
    Lorenz von Seidlein
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, The Gambia
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97:217-25. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Misoprostol in the management of the third stage of labour in the home delivery setting in rural Gambia: a randomised controlled trial
    Gijs Walraven
    Farafenni Field Station, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Farafenni, Gambia
    BJOG 112:1277-83. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Phase 1 evaluation of 3 highly immunogenic prime-boost regimens, including a 12-month reboosting vaccination, for malaria vaccination in Gambian men
    Vasee S Moorthy
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, Gambia
    J Infect Dis 189:2213-9. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Women's reproductive health and depression: a community survey in the Gambia, West Africa
    Rosalind Coleman
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Farafenni Field Station, Banjul, The Gambia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:720-7. 2006

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Publications26

  1. pmc Maternal mortality in rural Gambia: levels, causes and contributing factors
    G Walraven
    Farafenni Field Station, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia
    Bull World Health Organ 78:603-13. 2000
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint The burden of reproductive-organ disease in rural women in The Gambia, West Africa
    G Walraven
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Farafenni Field Station, PO Box 273, The, Banjul, Gambia
    Lancet 357:1161-7. 2001
    ..This study aimed to find out the prevalence of reproductive-organ disease in a sample of rural Gambian women...
  3. ncbi request reprint Commentary: involving traditional birth attendants in prevention of HIV transmission needs careful consideration
    Gijs Walraven
    Farafenni Field Station, Medical Research Council Laboratories, PO Box 273, Banjul, Gambia
    BMJ 324:224-5. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Menstrual disorders in rural Gambia
    Gijs Walraven
    Farafenni Field Station, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Post Office Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
    Stud Fam Plann 33:261-8. 2002
    ..Information, education, and support combined with clinical management of menstrual problems should be core elements of reproductive health programs...
  5. pmc A randomised, double-blind, controlled vaccine efficacy trial of DNA/MVA ME-TRAP against malaria infection in Gambian adults
    Vasee S Moorthy
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, Gambia
    PLoS Med 1:e33. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Lack of inhibition of the anti-malarial action of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine by folic acid supplementation when used for intermittent preventive treatment in Gambian primigravidae
    Amadou Mbaye
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:960-4. 2006
    ..01-0.27 g/dL). The results of this study suggest that in an area of low SP resistance, administration of folic acid to pregnant women in a dose of 500-1,500 mug/day will not interfere with the protective effect of SP when used for IPTp...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of mass administration of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine combined with artesunate on malaria incidence: a double-blind, community-randomized, placebo-controlled trial in The Gambia
    Lorenz von Seidlein
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, The Gambia
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 97:217-25. 2003
    ..The reason for the absence of an impact on malaria transmission is probably the very high basic reproductive number of malaria, and the persistence of mature gametocytes, which are not affected by AS treatment...
  8. ncbi request reprint Misoprostol in the management of the third stage of labour in the home delivery setting in rural Gambia: a randomised controlled trial
    Gijs Walraven
    Farafenni Field Station, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Farafenni, Gambia
    BJOG 112:1277-83. 2005
    ..To assess the effectiveness of 600 microg oral misoprostol on postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and postpartum anaemia in a low income country home birth situation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Phase 1 evaluation of 3 highly immunogenic prime-boost regimens, including a 12-month reboosting vaccination, for malaria vaccination in Gambian men
    Vasee S Moorthy
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, Gambia
    J Infect Dis 189:2213-9. 2004
    ..These results highlight optimized combination regimens with general relevance to the development of vaccines targeting intracellular pathogens...
  10. ncbi request reprint Women's reproductive health and depression: a community survey in the Gambia, West Africa
    Rosalind Coleman
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Farafenni Field Station, Banjul, The Gambia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:720-7. 2006
    ..This study explored associations between depression and reproductive health conditions in rural African women of reproductive age...
  11. pmc The treatment gap and primary health care for people with epilepsy in rural Gambia
    Rosalind Coleman
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia
    Bull World Health Organ 80:378-83. 2002
    ..To study primary-level management for people with epilepsy in rural Gambia by means of community surveys...
  12. pmc Treatment uptake by individuals infected with Plasmodium falciparum in rural Gambia, West Africa
    Lorenz von Seidlein
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Gambia
    Bull World Health Organ 80:790-6. 2002
    ..To find out what proportion of Plasmodium falciparum infections are treated in rural Gambia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Reporting of fertility events by men and women in rural Gambia
    Amy A Ratcliffe
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, P O Box 273, Banjul
    Demography 39:573-86. 2002
    ..Modeling of discordant reports indicates that fertility reports are more likely to be underestimated by both men and women for their earliest marriages. Reliable fertility data can be collected from men in this population...
  14. ncbi request reprint Rural Africa
    Gijs Walraven
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Farafenni Field Station, Farafenni, The Gambia
    Lancet 359:401. 2002
  15. ncbi request reprint Herpes simplex 2 risk among women in a polygynous setting in rural West Africa
    Kate Halton
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Farafenni and Fajara, The Gambia and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    AIDS 17:97-103. 2003
    ..To determine risk factors for herpes simplex 2 (HSV2) infection in women in a polygynous rural Gambian population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes and practices of trained traditional birth attendants in the Gambia in the prevention, recognition and management of postpartum haemorrhage
    Annelies bij de Vaate
    Nijmegen Institute for International Health, 6500 HB, The Netherlands
    Midwifery 18:3-11. 2002
    ..to assess the knowledge, attitudes, practices and the potential role of trained Gambian traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in the prevention, recognition and management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH)...
  17. ncbi request reprint The use of audit to identify maternal mortality in different settings: is it just a difference between the rich and the poor?
    Jeroen van Dillen
    Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital, Namibia
    Healthc Q 10:131-7. 2007
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Carriage of chloroquine-resistant parasites and delay of effective treatment increase the risk of severe malaria in Gambian children
    Larissa Meerman
    Department of Medical Microbiology, St Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 192:1651-7. 2005
    ..We conclude that, in this setting, poor access to the hospital and a high prevalence of chloroquine-resistant parasites lead to a delay of adequate treatment for young children with malaria, who may then develop SMA...
  19. ncbi request reprint Plasma carotenoid and vitamin E concentrations in women living in a rural west African (Gambian) community
    Christopher J Bates
    Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 72:133-41. 2002
    ..The observed patterns confirm that there are important seasonal, physiological, possibly genetic, and sociodemographic determinants of these nutrients in blood plasma, which may have significance for health and longevity...
  20. ncbi request reprint The silent burden of gynaecological disease in low income countries
    Gijs Walraven
    Secrétariat de Son Altesse l Aga Khan, Aiglemont, France
    BJOG 112:1177-9. 2005
  21. ncbi request reprint Editorial: integrating continuous support of the traditional birth attendant into obstetric care by skilled midwives and doctors: a cost-effective strategy to reduce perinatal mortality and unnecessary obstetric interventions
    Jos van Roosmalen
    Trop Med Int Health 10:393-4. 2005
  22. ncbi request reprint Is G6PD A- deficiency associated with recurrent stillbirths in The Gambia?
    Giorgio Sirugo
    Am J Med Genet A 128:104-5. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint Addition of artesunate to chloroquine for treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Gambian children causes a significant but short-lived reduction in infectiousness for mosquitoes
    Christopher J Drakeley
    Joint Malaria Programme, Moshi, Tanzania
    Trop Med Int Health 9:53-61. 2004
    ..We assessed the effect on Plasmodium falciparum transmissibility of the addition of AS to chloroquine (CQ) in an area of The Gambia where resistance to CQ is increasing...
  24. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of pelvic organ prolapse in rural Gambia, West Africa
    Caroline Scherf
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
    BJOG 109:431-6. 2002
    ..To investigate the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse in rural Gambia...
  25. ncbi request reprint The addition of artesunate to chloroquine for treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Gambian children delays, but does not prevent treatment failure
    Colin J Sutherland
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:19-25. 2003
    ..Chloroquine plus artesunate is not sufficiently efficacious to justify its introduction as a replacement for chloroquine monotherapy in The Gambia...
  26. ncbi request reprint Traditional birth attendants in rural Gambia: beyond health to social cohesion
    Stella Nyanzi
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Afr J Reprod Health 11:43-56. 2007
    ..TBAs are important for social cohesion and welfare; not mere health practitioners. Reflections about TBAs open a window into understanding the wider rural Gambian society...