A Costello

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Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Scaling up community mobilisation through women's groups for maternal and neonatal health: experiences from rural Bangladesh
    Tasmin Nahar
    University College, London, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:5. 2012
  2. pmc How many births in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will not be attended by a skilled birth attendant between 2011 and 2015?
    Sonya Crowe
    Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:4. 2012
  3. pmc Community mobilisation with women's groups facilitated by Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) to improve maternal and newborn health in underserved areas of Jharkhand and Orissa: study protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Prasanta Tripathy
    Ekjut, Potka, Po Chakradharpur, District West Singhbhum, Jharkhand, India
    Trials 12:182. 2011
  4. pmc Intracluster correlation coefficients and coefficients of variation for perinatal outcomes from five cluster-randomised controlled trials in low and middle-income countries: results and methodological implications
    Christina Pagel
    Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, UK
    Trials 12:151. 2011
  5. pmc Community interventions to reduce child mortality in Dhanusha, Nepal: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Bhim P Shrestha
    Mother and Infant Research Activities MIRA, GPO Box 921, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Trials 12:136. 2011
  6. pmc Community mobilisation and health management committee strengthening to increase birth attendance by trained health workers in rural Makwanpur, Nepal: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Joanna Morrison
    Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH, UK
    Trials 12:128. 2011
  7. pmc Adaptation of a probabilistic method (InterVA) of verbal autopsy to improve the interpretation of cause of stillbirth and neonatal death in Malawi, Nepal, and Zimbabwe
    Stefania Vergnano
    Centre for International Health and Development, UCL, Institute of Child Health 30 Guilford St, London WC1N1EH, UK
    Popul Health Metr 9:48. 2011
  8. pmc Inequalities in maternity care and newborn outcomes: one-year surveillance of births in vulnerable slum communities in Mumbai
    Neena Shah More
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Int J Equity Health 8:21. 2009
  9. pmc A prospective key informant surveillance system to measure maternal mortality - findings from indigenous populations in Jharkhand and Orissa, India
    Sarah Barnett
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:6. 2008
  10. pmc Explaining the impact of a women's group led community mobilisation intervention on maternal and newborn health outcomes: the Ekjut trial process evaluation
    Suchitra Rath
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 10:25. 2010

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Publications37

  1. pmc Scaling up community mobilisation through women's groups for maternal and neonatal health: experiences from rural Bangladesh
    Tasmin Nahar
    University College, London, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:5. 2012
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  2. pmc How many births in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will not be attended by a skilled birth attendant between 2011 and 2015?
    Sonya Crowe
    Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:4. 2012
    ..These estimates could be used by decision makers to inform the extent to which reductions in maternal mortality will depend on policies aimed specifically at those women giving birth unattended...
  3. pmc Community mobilisation with women's groups facilitated by Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) to improve maternal and newborn health in underserved areas of Jharkhand and Orissa: study protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Prasanta Tripathy
    Ekjut, Potka, Po Chakradharpur, District West Singhbhum, Jharkhand, India
    Trials 12:182. 2011
    ..The study aims to assess the impact of a community mobilisation intervention with women's groups facilitated by ASHAs to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes among rural tribal communities of Jharkhand and Orissa...
  4. pmc Intracluster correlation coefficients and coefficients of variation for perinatal outcomes from five cluster-randomised controlled trials in low and middle-income countries: results and methodological implications
    Christina Pagel
    Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, UK
    Trials 12:151. 2011
    ..In this study we report estimates for perinatal health outcomes from community-based trials to help researchers plan future evaluations...
  5. pmc Community interventions to reduce child mortality in Dhanusha, Nepal: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Bhim P Shrestha
    Mother and Infant Research Activities MIRA, GPO Box 921, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Trials 12:136. 2011
    ..Previous work suggests that local women's groups can effect significant improvement through community mobilisation. The possibility of identification and management of newborn infections by community-based workers has also arisen...
  6. pmc Community mobilisation and health management committee strengthening to increase birth attendance by trained health workers in rural Makwanpur, Nepal: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Joanna Morrison
    Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH, UK
    Trials 12:128. 2011
    ..We will test the effect of community mobilisation through women's groups, and health management committee strengthening, on institutional deliveries and home deliveries attended by trained health workers in Makwanpur District...
  7. pmc Adaptation of a probabilistic method (InterVA) of verbal autopsy to improve the interpretation of cause of stillbirth and neonatal death in Malawi, Nepal, and Zimbabwe
    Stefania Vergnano
    Centre for International Health and Development, UCL, Institute of Child Health 30 Guilford St, London WC1N1EH, UK
    Popul Health Metr 9:48. 2011
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  8. pmc Inequalities in maternity care and newborn outcomes: one-year surveillance of births in vulnerable slum communities in Mumbai
    Neena Shah More
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Int J Equity Health 8:21. 2009
    ..Aggregate urban health statistics mask inequalities. We described maternity care in vulnerable slum communities in Mumbai, and examined differences in care and outcomes between more and less deprived groups...
  9. pmc A prospective key informant surveillance system to measure maternal mortality - findings from indigenous populations in Jharkhand and Orissa, India
    Sarah Barnett
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:6. 2008
    ..Mortality ratios are often estimated and policy decisions made without robust evidence. This paper presents a prospective key informant system to measure maternal mortality and the initial findings from the system...
  10. pmc Explaining the impact of a women's group led community mobilisation intervention on maternal and newborn health outcomes: the Ekjut trial process evaluation
    Suchitra Rath
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 10:25. 2010
    ..The study demonstrated a 45% reduction in neonatal mortality in the last two years of the intervention, largely driven by improvements in safe practices for home deliveries...
  11. pmc The experiences of districts in implementing a national incentive programme to promote safe delivery in Nepal
    Timothy Powell-Jackson
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:97. 2009
    ..We explored early implementation of the programme at the district-level to understand the factors that have contributed to its low uptake...
  12. doi The Lancet-UCL Commission: health effects of climate change
    Anthony Costello
    University College London, London, UK
    Lancet 371:1145-7. 2008
  13. pmc Neonatal hypoglycaemia in Nepal 2. Availability of alternative fuels
    A M de L Costello
    Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College, London
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 82:F52-8. 2000
    ..To study early neonatal metabolic adaptation in a hospital population of neonates in Nepal...
  14. doi Global health and climate change: moving from denial and catastrophic fatalism to positive action
    Anthony Costello
    Institute for Global Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 369:1866-82. 2011
    ..The need to build population resilience to the global health threat from already unavoidable climate change is real and urgent. Action must not be delayed by contrarians, nor by catastrophic fatalists who say it is all too late...
  15. ncbi Research challenges to improve maternal and child survival
    Anthony Costello
    Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Lancet 369:1240-3. 2007
  16. ncbi An alternative strategy to reduce maternal mortality
    Anthony Costello
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London WC1 1EH, UK
    Lancet 368:1477-9. 2006
  17. ncbi The case for a new Global Fund for maternal, neonatal, and child survival
    Anthony Costello
    International Perinatal Care Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Lancet 366:603-5. 2005
  18. ncbi Epidemiological transition, medicalisation of childbirth, and neonatal mortality: three Brazilian birth-cohorts
    Anthony Costello
    International Perinatal Care Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Lancet 365:825-6. 2005
  19. pmc How did formative research inform the development of a women's group intervention in rural Nepal?
    J Morrison
    Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Perinatol 28:S14-22. 2008
    ..The success of our intervention may be because of its acceptability at the community level and its sensitivity to the needs and beliefs of families and communities...
  20. doi 50-year mortality trends in children and young people: a study of 50 low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries
    Russell M Viner
    University College London Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Lancet 377:1162-74. 2011
    ..Global attention has focused on mortality in children younger than 5 years. We analysed global mortality data for people aged 1-24 years across a 50-year period...
  21. pmc A cluster randomised controlled trial of the community effectiveness of two interventions in rural Malawi to improve health care and to reduce maternal, newborn and infant mortality
    Sonia Lewycka
    Centre for International Health and Development, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Trials 11:88. 2010
    ..The MaiMwana Project aims to test community-based interventions that tackle maternal and child health problems through increasing awareness and local action...
  22. ncbi Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy implications for neonatal units in India
    Sudhil Thayyil
    UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Indian Pediatr 46:283-9. 2009
    ..The current practice of maintaining normothermia should continue, until such evidence is available...
  23. ncbi Food commodity derivatives: a new cause of malnutrition?
    Noemi Pace
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Lancet 371:1648-50. 2008
  24. doi Academic partnerships between rich and poor countries
    David McCoy
    Institute for Global Health, University College London, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Lancet 371:1055-7. 2008
  25. ncbi Community interventions for maternal and perinatal health
    Sarah Barnett
    International Perinatal Care Unit, Institute of Child Health, Unviersity of College, London, UK
    BJOG 112:1170-3. 2005
  26. ncbi Serious bacterial infections in newborn infants in developing countries
    David Osrin
    International Perinatal Care Unit, Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 17:217-24. 2004
    ..This review therefore briefly addresses the burden, aetiology, prevention and management of serious neonatal bacterial infections in low-income settings...
  27. pmc Reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in the poorest communities
    Anthony Costello
    International Perinatal Care Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 329:1166-8. 2004
  28. doi Community participation: lessons for maternal, newborn, and child health
    Mikey Rosato
    Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK
    Lancet 372:962-71. 2008
    ..the failure to incorporate community participation into large-scale primary health care programmes a major reason for why we are failing to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 for reduction of maternal and child mortality?..
  29. doi Strategies developed and implemented by women's groups to improve mother and infant health and reduce mortality in rural Malawi
    M Rosato
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH, UK
    Int Health 4:176-84. 2012
    ..Women's groups help communities to take control of their health issues and have the potential to reduce neonatal, infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in the longer term. ..
  30. ncbi Planning health care in developing countries
    B Nambiar
    Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London UCL, 30 Guilford St, WC1N 1EH, UK
    Anaesthesia 62:5-10. 2007
    ..This is a particular problem as many governments spend less than US $10 per person per year on health. Acute sector healthcare, including anaesthesia, is often deficient under these circumstances...
  31. pmc Maternal and newborn-care practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period: a comparison in three rural districts in Bangladesh
    S Barnett
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:394-402. 2006
    ..The results suggest that maternal and newborn-care remains a cause of concern in rural Bangladesh. Short-term policies to promote healthy behaviour in the home are needed, in addition to the long-term goal of skilled birth attendance...
  32. doi Understanding how women's groups improve maternal and newborn health in Makwanpur, Nepal: a qualitative study
    J Morrison
    UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Int Health 2:25-35. 2010
    ..Women's groups enable the development of a broader understanding of health problems, and build community capacity to bring health and development benefit. ..
  33. pmc Advancing the state of the world's newborns
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Office of Health, Save the Children Federation US, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 81:224-5. 2003
  34. ncbi Neonatal survival: a call for action
    Jose Martines
    Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 365:1189-97. 2005
    ..International donors and leaders of developing countries should be held accountable for meeting their commitments and increasing resources...
  35. ncbi Open-access publishing
    Anthony Costello
    Lancet 364:25-6. 2004
  36. pmc Ethics of healthcare research in developing countries
    Alimuddin Zumla
    J R Soc Med 95:275-6. 2002
  37. pmc Countdown to 2015: will the Millennium Development Goal for child survival be met?
    Joy E Lawn
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Arch Dis Child 92:551-6. 2007
    ..Reports are published and commitments are made, but is there real progress? Are poor people being reached with essential health care? Who will hold leaders to account: celebrities, activists or health professionals?..