Kavita Singh

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Ghana's National Health insurance scheme and maternal and child health: a mixed methods study
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:108. 2015
  2. pmc Acknowledging HIV and malaria as major causes of maternal mortality in Mozambique
    Kavita Singh
    MEASURE Evaluation Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Electronic address
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 127:35-40. 2014
  3. pmc Postnatal care by provider type and neonatal death in sub-Saharan Africa: a multilevel analysis
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:941. 2014
  4. pmc Factors associated with institutional delivery in Ghana: the role of decision-making autonomy and community norms
    Ilene S Speizer
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:398. 2014
  5. pmc A regional multilevel analysis: can skilled birth attendants uniformly decrease neonatal mortality?
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 8120, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516, USA
    Matern Child Health J 18:242-9. 2014
  6. pmc Impact evaluation of a quality improvement intervention on maternal and child health outcomes in Northern Ghana: early assessment of a national scale-up project
    Kavita Singh
    CB 7445, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 25:477-87. 2013
  7. pmc Maternal autonomy and attitudes towards gender norms: associations with childhood immunization in Nigeria
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 8120, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Matern Child Health J 17:837-41. 2013
  8. pmc Gender equality and childbirth in a health facility: Nigeria and MDG5
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Afr J Reprod Health 16:123-9. 2012
  9. pmc A venue-based approach to reaching MSM, IDUs and the general population with VCT: a three study site in Kenya
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:818-28. 2012
  10. pmc Targeting HIV interventions for adolescent girls and young women in Southern Africa: use of the PLACE methodology in Hwange District, Zimbabwe
    Kavita Singh
    MEASURE Evaluation, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:200-8. 2010

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi Ghana's National Health insurance scheme and maternal and child health: a mixed methods study
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:108. 2015
    ..With the program's strong emphasis on maternal and child health, an expectation of the program is that members will have increased use of relevant services...
  2. pmc Acknowledging HIV and malaria as major causes of maternal mortality in Mozambique
    Kavita Singh
    MEASURE Evaluation Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Electronic address
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 127:35-40. 2014
    ..To review national data on HIV and malaria as causes of maternal death and to determine the importance of looking at maternal mortality at a subnational level in Mozambique...
  3. pmc Postnatal care by provider type and neonatal death in sub-Saharan Africa: a multilevel analysis
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:941. 2014
    ....
  4. pmc Factors associated with institutional delivery in Ghana: the role of decision-making autonomy and community norms
    Ilene S Speizer
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:398. 2014
    ..This study examines the psychological and social barriers to institutional delivery, namely women's decision-making autonomy and their perceptions about social support for institutional delivery in their community...
  5. pmc A regional multilevel analysis: can skilled birth attendants uniformly decrease neonatal mortality?
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 8120, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516, USA
    Matern Child Health J 18:242-9. 2014
    ..Considerable investment is needed in terms of training and health infrastructure to enable these providers to save the youngest lives. ..
  6. pmc Impact evaluation of a quality improvement intervention on maternal and child health outcomes in Northern Ghana: early assessment of a national scale-up project
    Kavita Singh
    CB 7445, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 25:477-87. 2013
    ..To evaluate the influence of the early phase of Project Fives Alive!, a national child survival improvement project, on key maternal and child health outcomes...
  7. pmc Maternal autonomy and attitudes towards gender norms: associations with childhood immunization in Nigeria
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 8120, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Matern Child Health J 17:837-41. 2013
    ..Gender equality can be seen as a means to enable women to access life-saving services for their children...
  8. pmc Gender equality and childbirth in a health facility: Nigeria and MDG5
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Afr J Reprod Health 16:123-9. 2012
    ..Thus programs and policies that focus on gender in addition to focusing on education and poverty have the potential to reduce maternal mortality even further...
  9. pmc A venue-based approach to reaching MSM, IDUs and the general population with VCT: a three study site in Kenya
    Kavita Singh
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:818-28. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Targeting HIV interventions for adolescent girls and young women in Southern Africa: use of the PLACE methodology in Hwange District, Zimbabwe
    Kavita Singh
    MEASURE Evaluation, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:200-8. 2010
    ..Tackling HIV in Zimbabwe will take a multifaceted approach targeted towards the places girls 15-19 and young women 20-24 are meeting new partners...
  11. pmc Age, poverty and alcohol use as HIV risk factors for women in Mongu, Zambia
    K Singh
    MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Afr Health Sci 11:204-10. 2011
    ..Age, poverty and alcohol use are seen as risk factors for HIV among women in sub-Saharan Africa...
  12. pmc Evidence of high-risk sexual behaviors among injection drug users in the Kenya PLACE study
    Paul Brodish
    MEASURE Evaluation, Carolina Population Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 2524, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 119:138-41. 2011
    ..Injection drug users (IDUs) in resource poor settings are at high risk for HIV transmission through unsafe needle-sharing and sexual practices. We report on the injecting and sexual behavior of a sample of IDUs from Malindi, Kenya...
  13. pmc The importance of HIV prevention messaging for orphaned youth in Zimbabwe
    Erica Haney
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    AIDS Care 24:877-85. 2012
    ..Furthermore, intervention strategies that provide caregiver support are instrumental in effectively delivering prevention messages to girls at home...
  14. pmc Integrating community outreach into a quality improvement project to promote maternal and child health in Ghana
    Leslie E Cofie
    a Department of Health Behavior, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Glob Public Health 9:1184-97. 2014
    ..Sustaining community outreach as part of QI efforts will require improving infrastructure, strengthening QI teams, and ongoing collaboration with community members. ..
  15. pmc Gender equality as a means to improve maternal and child health in Africa
    Kavita Singh
    a Department of Maternal and Child health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Health Care Women Int 36:57-69. 2015
    ..We found protective associations between the gender equality measures and the outcomes studied, indicating that gender equality is a potential strategy to improve maternal and child health in Africa. ..
  16. pmc A multilevel analysis of the effect of Malawi's Social Cash Transfer Pilot Scheme on school-age children's health
    Winnie K Luseno
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation PIRE, 1516 East Franklin Street, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, Department of Public Policy, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA and Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USADepartment of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation PIRE, 1516 East Franklin Street, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, Department of Public Policy, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA and Department of Biostatistics, Clinical Laboratories
    Health Policy Plan 29:421-32. 2014
    ..Another secondary goal was to examine whether orphan status modified the cash transfer effect on health outcomes...
  17. doi One size does not fit all: psychometric properties of the Shona Symptom Questionnaire (SSQ) among adolescents and young adults in Zimbabwe
    Erica Haney
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
    J Affect Disord 167:358-67. 2014
    ..Depression is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Onset commonly occurs during the adolescent period. Understanding how depression tools are functioning among adolescents has been relatively overlooked...
  18. pmc Gender equality and education: Increasing the uptake of HIV testing among married women in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe
    Kavita Singh
    a Department of Maternal and Child health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    AIDS Care 25:1452-61. 2013
    ..Overall, the findings indicate that the education and the promotion of gender equality are important strategies for increasing uptake of a vital HIV service, and thus are important tools for protecting girls and young women against HIV. ..