Joanna Schellenberg

Summary

Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc The association between travel time to health facilities and childhood vaccine coverage in rural Ethiopia. A community based cross sectional study
    Yemisrach B Okwaraji
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:476. 2012
  2. pmc Staff experiences of providing maternity services in rural southern Tanzania - a focus on equipment, drug and supply issues
    Suzanne Penfold
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:61. 2013
  3. pmc Human resources for health care delivery in Tanzania: a multifaceted problem
    Fatuma Manzi
    Ifakara Health Institute, Health System and policy thematic, Kiko Ave 463, Mikocheni, P, O, Box 78373, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Hum Resour Health 10:3. 2012
  4. pmc Timing of antenatal care for adolescent and adult pregnant women in south-eastern Tanzania
    Karin Gross
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:16. 2012
  5. pmc A simple method for defining malaria seasonality
    Arantxa Roca-Feltrer
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Malar J 8:276. 2009
  6. pmc The combined effect of determinants on coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania
    Karin Gross
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 10:140. 2011
  7. pmc Evaluating the effectiveness of IPTi on malaria using routine health information from sentinel health centres in southern Tanzania
    Barbara A Willey
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Malar J 10:41. 2011
  8. pmc Development of behaviour change communication strategy for a vaccination-linked malaria control tool in southern Tanzania
    Adiel K Mushi
    Ifakara Health Institute, P, O, Box 78373, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Malar J 7:191. 2008
  9. pmc The age patterns of severe malaria syndromes in sub-Saharan Africa across a range of transmission intensities and seasonality settings
    Arantxa Roca-Feltrer
    Department of Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Malar J 9:282. 2010
  10. pmc Measuring newborn foot length to identify small babies in need of extra care: a cross sectional hospital based study with community follow-up in Tanzania
    Tanya Marchant
    Department of Global Health and Development, LSHTM, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:624. 2010

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  1. pmc The association between travel time to health facilities and childhood vaccine coverage in rural Ethiopia. A community based cross sectional study
    Yemisrach B Okwaraji
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:476. 2012
    ..This study assessed whether travel time to health facilities was associated with childhood vaccine coverage in a remote area of Ethiopia...
  2. pmc Staff experiences of providing maternity services in rural southern Tanzania - a focus on equipment, drug and supply issues
    Suzanne Penfold
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:61. 2013
    ..We aim to describe staff experiences of providing maternal and neonatal care in rural health facilities in Southern Tanzania, focusing on issues related to equipment, drugs and supplies...
  3. pmc Human resources for health care delivery in Tanzania: a multifaceted problem
    Fatuma Manzi
    Ifakara Health Institute, Health System and policy thematic, Kiko Ave 463, Mikocheni, P, O, Box 78373, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Hum Resour Health 10:3. 2012
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  4. pmc Timing of antenatal care for adolescent and adult pregnant women in south-eastern Tanzania
    Karin Gross
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:16. 2012
    ..This study assesses the timing of adult and adolescent pregnant women's first antenatal care visit and identifies factors influencing early and late attendance...
  5. pmc A simple method for defining malaria seasonality
    Arantxa Roca-Feltrer
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Malar J 8:276. 2009
    ..A simple approach is presented to describe the seasonality of malaria, to aid localized policymaking and targeting of interventions...
  6. pmc The combined effect of determinants on coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania
    Karin Gross
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Malar J 10:140. 2011
    ..This paper investigates the combined impact of pregnant women's timing of ANC attendance, health workers' IPTp delivery and different delivery schedules of national IPTp guidelines on IPTp coverage...
  7. pmc Evaluating the effectiveness of IPTi on malaria using routine health information from sentinel health centres in southern Tanzania
    Barbara A Willey
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Malar J 10:41. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Development of behaviour change communication strategy for a vaccination-linked malaria control tool in southern Tanzania
    Adiel K Mushi
    Ifakara Health Institute, P, O, Box 78373, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Malar J 7:191. 2008
    ....
  9. pmc The age patterns of severe malaria syndromes in sub-Saharan Africa across a range of transmission intensities and seasonality settings
    Arantxa Roca-Feltrer
    Department of Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Malar J 9:282. 2010
    ..A greater understanding of the relationship between transmission intensity, seasonality and the age-pattern of malaria is needed to guide appropriate targeting of malaria interventions in different epidemiological settings...
  10. pmc Measuring newborn foot length to identify small babies in need of extra care: a cross sectional hospital based study with community follow-up in Tanzania
    Tanya Marchant
    Department of Global Health and Development, LSHTM, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:624. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Antenatal care in practice: an exploratory study in antenatal care clinics in the Kilombero Valley, south-eastern Tanzania
    Karin Gross
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:36. 2011
    ..Potential implications for improving antenatal care provision in Tanzania are discussed...
  12. pmc The use of antenatal and postnatal care: perspectives and experiences of women and health care providers in rural southern Tanzania
    Mwifadhi Mrisho
    Ifakara Health Institute formerly Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, PO Box 78373, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:10. 2009
    ..We describe the perspectives and experiences of women and health care providers on the use of antenatal and postnatal services...
  13. pmc Quantifying behavioural interactions between humans and mosquitoes: evaluating the protective efficacy of insecticidal nets against malaria transmission in rural Tanzania
    Gerry F Killeen
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Box 53, Ifakara, Morogoro, United Republic of Tanzania
    BMC Infect Dis 6:161. 2006
    ..Behavioural adaptation by mosquitoes to increasing ITN coverage could allow vector mosquitoes to bite outside of peak sleeping hours and undermine efficacy of this key malaria prevention measure...
  14. pmc Health and survival of young children in southern Tanzania
    Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    BMC Public Health 8:194. 2008
    ..With a view to developing health systems strategies to improve reach to high-risk groups, we present information on health and survival from household and health facility perspectives in five districts of southern Tanzania...
  15. pmc Cluster-randomized study of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in infants (IPTi) in southern Tanzania: evaluation of impact on survival
    Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Malar J 10:387. 2011
    ..This study evaluated the effect of IPTi on child survival in the context of a five-district implementation project in southern Tanzania. [Trial registration: clinical trials.gov NCT00152204]...
  16. pmc Community effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment for infants (IPTi) in rural southern Tanzania
    Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:772-81. 2010
    ..01). IPTi can be implemented on a large scale by existing health service staff, with a measurable population effect on malaria, within 1 year of launch...
  17. ncbi request reprint Inequities among the very poor: health care for children in rural southern Tanzania
    Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Lancet 361:561-6. 2003
    ..We sought evidence of inequities in health care by sex and socioeconomic status for young children living in a poor rural area of southern Tanzania...
  18. pmc From strategy development to routine implementation: the cost of Intermittent Preventive Treatment in Infants for malaria control
    Fatuma Manzi
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:165. 2008
    ..Although efficacy information is available for many interventions, there is a dearth of data on the resources required for scaling up of health interventions...
  19. doi request reprint Timing of delivery of malaria preventive interventions in pregnancy: results from the Tanzania national voucher programme
    Tanya Marchant
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:78-82. 2011
    ..Across sub-Saharan Africa, pregnant women attend routine health services around the 20th week of gestation...
  20. doi request reprint A community-randomized evaluation of the effect of intermittent preventive treatment in infants on antimalarial drug resistance in southern Tanzania
    Richard J Pearce
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Infect Dis 207:848-59. 2013
    ..Intermittent preventive treatment in infants (IPTi) is the administration of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) at 2, 3, and 9 months of age to prevent malaria. We investigated the influence of IPTi on drug resistance...
  21. pmc Individual, facility and policy level influences on national coverage estimates for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in Tanzania
    Tanya Marchant
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Malar J 7:260. 2008
    ..This investigation measured coverage of IPTp at national level in Tanzania and examined the role of individual, facility, and policy level influences on achieved coverage...
  22. doi request reprint Child survival gains in Tanzania: analysis of data from demographic and health surveys
    Honorati Masanja
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Lancet 371:1276-83. 2008
    ..We aimed to investigate yearly changes to identify what might have contributed to this reduction and to investigate the prospects for meeting the Millennium Development Goal for child survival (MDG 4)...
  23. pmc Performance of HRP-2 based rapid diagnostic test for malaria and its variation with age in an area of intense malaria transmission in southern Tanzania
    Anne Laurent
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Malar J 9:294. 2010
    ..As a result, test specificity may vary between age groups with different prevalence of P. falciparum infection...
  24. doi request reprint Health system support for childbirth care in Southern Tanzania: results from a health facility census
    Claudia Hanson
    Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Res Notes 6:435. 2013
    ..A structural and operational assessment was undertaken based on staff reports using a modular questionnaire assessing staffing, work load, equipment and supplies as well as interventions routinely implemented during childbirth...
  25. pmc Assessing agreement between malaria slide density readings
    Neal Alexander
    Tropical Epidemiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Malar J 9:4. 2010
    ..The current paper seeks a procedure which avoids the disadvantages of these current options and whose parameter values are more clearly justified...
  26. pmc Age-patterns of malaria vary with severity, transmission intensity and seasonality in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and pooled analysis
    Ilona Carneiro
    Disease Control and Vector Biology Unit, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 5:e8988. 2010
    ..We have, therefore, undertaken a pooled analysis of existing data from multiple sites to enable a comprehensive overview of the age-patterns of malaria outcomes under different epidemiological conditions in sub-Saharan Africa...
  27. pmc Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in infants: a decision-support tool for sub-Saharan Africa
    Ilona Carneiro
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England
    Bull World Health Organ 88:807-14. 2010
    ..To develop a decision-support tool to help policy-makers in sub-Saharan Africa assess whether intermittent preventive treatment in infants (IPTi) would be effective for local malaria control...
  28. pmc The cost-effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in infants in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Lesong Conteh
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 5:e10313. 2010
    ..To date, there have been limited data on the cost-effectiveness of this strategy using sulfadoxine pyrimethamine (SP) and no published data on cost-effectiveness using other antimalarials...
  29. pmc A large cross-sectional community-based study of newborn care practices in southern Tanzania
    Suzanne Penfold
    Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 5:e15593. 2010
    ..The findings suggest a need to promote and facilitate health facility deliveries, hygienic delivery practices for home births, delayed bathing and immediate and exclusive breastfeeding in Southern Tanzania to improve newborn health...
  30. pmc The acceptability of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) delivered through the expanded programme of immunization in southern Tanzania
    Robert Pool
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Malar J 7:213. 2008
    ..This paper reports on the reception of IPTi during the first implementation study of IPTi in southern Tanzania...
  31. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for presentation to hospital with severe anaemia in Tanzanian children: a case-control study
    Elizeus Kahigwa
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Trop Med Int Health 7:823-30. 2002
    ..The concentration of anaemia in infants and problems of access to health services and adequate case management underline the need for targeted preventive strategies for anaemia control...
  32. pmc Modelling the impact of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria on selection pressure for drug resistance
    Neal Alexander
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Malar J 6:9. 2007
    ..Intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) is a promising intervention for malaria control, although there are concerns about its impact on drug resistance...
  33. pmc How is childhood development of immunity to Plasmodium falciparum enhanced by certain antimalarial interventions?
    Colin J Sutherland
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Malar J 6:161. 2007
    ....
  34. pmc Assessment of a national voucher scheme to deliver insecticide-treated mosquito nets to pregnant women
    Tanya Marchant
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    CMAJ 182:152-6. 2010
    ..We aimed to identify potential ways to equitably improve overall coverage of the intervention...
  35. ncbi request reprint Understanding home-based neonatal care practice in rural southern Tanzania
    Mwifadhi Mrisho
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:669-78. 2008
    ..Some neonates are denied colostrum, which is perceived as dirty. Behaviour-change communication efforts are needed to improve early newborn care practices...
  36. ncbi request reprint The IPTi Consortium: research for policy and action
    David Schellenberg
    Department of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Trends Parasitol 22:296-300. 2006
    ..This review summarizes the available information on IPTi and presents the consortium's approach to determining whether IPTi might be a valuable additional strategy in programs to control malaria...
  37. ncbi request reprint Newborn care behaviours and neonatal survival: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
    Suzanne Penfold
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 18:1294-316. 2013
    ..To review evidence from sub-Saharan Africa for the association between the practice or promotion of essential newborn care behaviours and neonatal survival...
  38. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting home delivery in rural Tanzania
    Mwifadhi Mrisho
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Trop Med Int Health 12:862-72. 2007
    ..This study combines an understanding of gender issues relating to health and help-seeking behaviour with epidemiological knowledge concerning place of delivery...
  39. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled safety and efficacy trial of 2 vitamin A supplementation schedules in Tanzanian infants
    Boniphace Idindili
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1312-9. 2007
    ..Routine vitamin A supplementation usually starts only at age 9 mo, but high rates of illness and mortality are seen in the first months of life...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and cost of facility-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Tanzania
    Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Lancet 364:1583-94. 2004
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of facility-based IMCI in rural Tanzania...
  41. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of efficacy of community-based vs. institutional-based direct observed short-course treatment for the control of tuberculosis in Kilombero district, Tanzania
    Fred Lwilla
    District Health Office, Ifakara, Tanzania
    Trop Med Int Health 8:204-10. 2003
    ..23, 1.71 and OR = 1.58; 95% CI 0.32, 7.88, respectively] suggesting that CBDOT may be a viable alternative to IBDOT. CBDOT may be particularly useful in parts of the country where people live far from health facilities...
  42. ncbi request reprint The changing epidemiology of malaria in Ifakara Town, southern Tanzania
    David Schellenberg
    Centre for International Health, Institut de Investigaciones Biomedicas August Pi I Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Trop Med Int Health 9:68-76. 2004
    ..Even in low/moderate malaria transmission settings, where older children suffer most malaria episodes, targeting effective malaria control at infants may produce important reductions in infant mortality caused by malaria...
  43. ncbi request reprint The safety and efficacy of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, amodiaquine, and their combination in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria
    David Schellenberg
    Unidad de Epidemiologia, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:17-23. 2002
    ..6% vs. SP 29.9%; P = 0.001). The level of R1 resistance to SP may herald a rapid decline in its efficacy as SP drug pressure increases. Coadministration of AQ+SP may delay this...
  44. ncbi request reprint The effects of short-term iron supplementation on iron status in infants in malaria-endemic areas
    Clara Menendez
    Center for International Health y Departamento de Bioquimica ClĂ­nica Institut d Investigacions Biome diques August Pi i Sunyer Hospital Clinic, Villarroeal 170, E 08036, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:434-40. 2004
    ..7% versus 37.3% at 12 months of age). We concluded that iron supplementation between the ages of 2-6 months improves iron status at least up to 12 months of age. Malaria infection does not contribute to iron deficiency...
  45. ncbi request reprint A randomized comparison of two anemia treatment regimens in Tanzanian children
    David Schellenberg
    Centre for International Health, Institut d Investigacions Biomedicas August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:428-33. 2004
    ..06). Compliance was satisfactory in only 39% (82 of 209) of the children in the first week of treatment. Extending the duration of therapy and improving compliance may have health benefits for anemic children in malaria-endemic settings...
  46. ncbi request reprint Intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment for Tanzanian infants: follow-up to age 2 years of a randomised, placebo-controlled trial
    David Schellenberg
    Centre for International Health, Institut d Investigacions Biomedicas August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 365:1481-3. 2005
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria control in infants: moving towards evidence-based policy and public health action
    Andrea Egan
    Trop Med Int Health 10:815-7. 2005
  48. pmc Modelling the epidemiological impact of intermittent preventive treatment against malaria in infants
    Amanda Ross
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 3:e2661. 2008
    ..We investigated mechanisms proposed for the action of IPTi and made predictions of the likely impact on morbidity and mortality...
  49. pmc Age interactions in the development of naturally acquired immunity to Plasmodium falciparum and its clinical presentation
    John J Aponte
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS Med 4:e242. 2007
    ..We investigated the role of age in disease incidence and the effects of chemoprophylaxis on clinical immunity development to Plasmodium falciparum during a randomised controlled trial...
  50. pmc Varying efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in infants in two similar trials: public health implications
    Clara Menendez
    Barcelona Center for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomedicas August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Malar J 6:132. 2007
    ..Understanding the reasons for the discrepant results will help to elucidate the action mechanism of this intervention, which is essential for rational policy formulation...
  51. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of different virulence factors and biofilm production in enteroaggregative Escherichia coli isolates causing diarrhea in children in Ifakara (Tanzania)
    Eva Mendez-Arancibia
    Servei de Microbiologia, Centre de Diagnostic Biomedic, Hospital Clinic, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat de Barcelona, Villarroel 170 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:985-9. 2008
    ..032). These results again show the high heterogeneity of virulence factors among EAEC isolates causing diarrhea in children, and that biofilm may be an important virulence factor, strongly associated with the presence of AggR...
  52. ncbi request reprint Malaria infection does not appear to modify the risk of bronchiolitis early in life
    Clara Menendez
    Unidad de Epidemiologia y Bioestadistica, Institut d Investigaciones Mediques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:249-54. 2002
    ..Information on the role of parasites in this context is limited. Bronchiolitis in infancy has been linked with asthmatic symptoms later in childhood, although the underlying cause of this association is unknown...