Rifat Atun

Summary

Affiliation: Tuberculosis and Malaria
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Sexual and reproductive health activities in HIV programmes: can we monitor progress?
    Ryuichi Komatsu
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:199-204. 2011
  2. doi The Global Fund's leadership on harm reduction: 2002-2009
    Rifat Atun
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland
    Int J Drug Policy 21:103-6. 2010
  3. doi Building a durable response to HIV/AIDS: implications for health systems
    Rifat Atun
    Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:S91-5. 2011
  4. doi Promoting country ownership and stewardship of health programs: The global fund experience
    Rifat Atun
    Strategy, Performance and Evaluation Cluster, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 52:S67-8. 2009
  5. doi Integration of targeted health interventions into health systems: a conceptual framework for analysis
    Rifat Atun
    Imperial College Business School, Imperial College, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 25:104-11. 2010
  6. doi Critical interactions between the Global Fund-supported HIV programs and the health system in Ghana
    Rifat Atun
    Strategy, Performance and Evaluation Center, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:S72-6. 2011
  7. pmc Clinician-identified problems and solutions for delayed diagnosis in primary care: a PRIORITIZE study
    Lorainne Tudor Car
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 17:131. 2016
  8. pmc Scaling up towards international targets for AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria: contribution of global fund-supported programs in 2011-2015
    Itamar Katz
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e17166. 2011
  9. pmc Adoption of rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of malaria, a preliminary analysis of the Global Fund program data, 2005 to 2010
    Jinkou Zhao
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e43549. 2012
  10. doi Global Fund investments in harm reduction from 2002 to 2009
    Jamie Bridge
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Drug Policy 23:279-85. 2012

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. pmc Sexual and reproductive health activities in HIV programmes: can we monitor progress?
    Ryuichi Komatsu
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:199-204. 2011
    ..This paper analyses the extent to which countries receiving funding in HIV were able to invest in activities in the area of sexual and reproductive health (SRH)...
  2. doi The Global Fund's leadership on harm reduction: 2002-2009
    Rifat Atun
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland
    Int J Drug Policy 21:103-6. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the Global Fund has engaged in a dialogue with countries to encourage an evidence-based approach to policy-making that recognizes the immense value of harm reduction in HIV prevention and control...
  3. doi Building a durable response to HIV/AIDS: implications for health systems
    Rifat Atun
    Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:S91-5. 2011
    ....
  4. doi Promoting country ownership and stewardship of health programs: The global fund experience
    Rifat Atun
    Strategy, Performance and Evaluation Cluster, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 52:S67-8. 2009
    ..Strengthening local leadership capacity and governance are critical to building efficient and equitable health systems to deliver universal coverage of HIV services...
  5. doi Integration of targeted health interventions into health systems: a conceptual framework for analysis
    Rifat Atun
    Imperial College Business School, Imperial College, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 25:104-11. 2010
    ....
  6. doi Critical interactions between the Global Fund-supported HIV programs and the health system in Ghana
    Rifat Atun
    Strategy, Performance and Evaluation Center, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:S72-6. 2011
    ....
  7. pmc Clinician-identified problems and solutions for delayed diagnosis in primary care: a PRIORITIZE study
    Lorainne Tudor Car
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 17:131. 2016
    ..Its measurement and monitoring are underdeveloped and underutilised. We created and implemented a novel approach to identify problems leading to and solutions for delayed diagnosis in primary care...
  8. pmc Scaling up towards international targets for AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria: contribution of global fund-supported programs in 2011-2015
    Itamar Katz
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e17166. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Adoption of rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of malaria, a preliminary analysis of the Global Fund program data, 2005 to 2010
    Jinkou Zhao
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e43549. 2012
    ..This study analyzes the adoption of rapid diagnostic testing in malaria programs supported by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), the leading international funder of malaria control globally...
  10. doi Global Fund investments in harm reduction from 2002 to 2009
    Jamie Bridge
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Drug Policy 23:279-85. 2012
    ..This study is the first detailed analysis of Global Fund investments in harm reduction interventions...
  11. doi Global fund financing of tuberculosis services delivery in prisons
    Donna Lee
    AIDS, TB and Malaria Cluster, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Infect Dis 205:S274-83. 2012
    ..The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has emerged as the single largest international donor for tuberculosis control, including funding support in delivering tuberculosis treatment for the confined population...
  12. doi Mobile phone messaging reminders for attendance at healthcare appointments
    Ipek Gurol-Urganci
    Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD007458. 2013
    ..Mobile phone messaging applications, such as Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS), could provide an important, inexpensive delivery medium for reminders for healthcare appointments...
  13. doi Investing in improved performance of national tuberculosis programs reduces the tuberculosis burden: analysis of 22 high-burden countries, 2002-2009
    Yoko Akachi
    Strategy, Performance and Evaluation Cluster, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Infect Dis 205:S284-92. 2012
    ..To assess the impact of investment in national tuberculosis programs (NTPs) on NTP performance and tuberculosis burden in 22 high-burden countries, as determined by the World Health Organization (WHO)...
  14. pmc Investments in respiratory infectious disease research 1997-2010: a systematic analysis of UK funding
    Michael G Head
    Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMJ Open 4:e004600. 2014
    ..We aimed to identify projects and categorise them by pathogen, disease and position along the research and development value chain...
  15. pmc Implementing the global plan to stop TB, 2011-2015--optimizing allocations and the Global Fund's contribution: a scenario projections study
    Eline L Korenromp
    Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e38816. 2012
    ..We estimate the contribution and impact of Global Fund investments under various scenarios of allocations across interventions and regions...
  16. doi Mobile phone messaging reminders for attendance at healthcare appointments
    Josip Car
    Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2012
    ..Mobile phone messaging applications such as Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS) could provide an important, inexpensive delivery medium for reminders for healthcare appointments...
  17. doi Drug-resistant tuberculosis--current dilemmas, unanswered questions, challenges, and priority needs
    Alimuddin Zumla
    University College London, Centre for Clinical Microbiology, Division of Infection and Immunity, London, UK
    J Infect Dis 205:S228-40. 2012
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  18. pmc Integration of priority population, health and nutrition interventions into health systems: systematic review
    Rifat Atun
    Imperial College Business School, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:780. 2011
    ....
  19. pmc The Global Fund's resource allocation decisions for HIV programmes: addressing those in need
    Olga Avdeeva
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, CH 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:51. 2011
    ..We assessed how the Global Fund's investments in HIV programmes were targeted to key populations in relation to disease burden and national income...
  20. doi Towards an improved investment approach for an effective response to HIV/AIDS
    Bernhard Schwartlander
    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 377:2031-41. 2011
    ..The framework is cost effective at $1060 per life-year gained, and the additional investment proposed would be largely offset from savings in treatment costs alone...
  21. doi Global Fund financing of public-private mix approaches for delivery of tuberculosis care
    S S Lal
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland Stop TB Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Trop Med Int Health 16:685-92. 2011
    ..To map the extent and scope of public-private mix (PPM) interventions in tuberculosis (TB) control programmes supported by the Global Fund...
  22. pmc Identification of priorities for improvement of medication safety in primary care: a PRIORITIZE study
    Lorainne Tudor Car
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 17:160. 2016
    ..Research to date has mostly focused on medication errors in hospitals. In this study, we aimed to identify the main causes of, and solutions to, medication error in primary care...
  23. doi Integrating tuberculosis and HIV services in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
    Helena Legido-Quigley
    Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Evidence for Action Consortium, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 18:199-211. 2013
    ..Given the imperative to scale up integrated tuberculosis (TB) and HIV services in settings where both are of major public health importance, we aimed to synthesise knowledge concerning implementation of TB/HIV service integration...
  24. doi Know your epidemic, know your response: targeting HIV in Asia
    Jeffrey V Lazarus
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Chemin de Blandonnet 8, Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    AIDS 24:S95-9. 2010
    ..The potential consequences of inaction in Asia are enormous: even small increases in the HIV prevalence levels in the region will translate into vast numbers of new HIV infections due to the sheer size of the population...
  25. doi A systematic review of the evidence on integration of targeted health interventions into health systems
    Rifat Atun
    Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, London SW7, UK
    Health Policy Plan 25:1-14. 2010
    ..Health systems combine both non-integrated and integrated interventions, but the balance of these interventions varies considerably...
  26. doi Health-system strengthening and tuberculosis control
    Rifat Atun
    Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Lancet 375:2169-78. 2010
    ..Highly varied and context-specific responses to tuberculosis show that solutions need to be documented and compared to develop evidence-based policies and practice...
  27. pmc Comparing research investment to United Kingdom institutions and published outputs for tuberculosis, HIV and malaria: a systematic analysis across 1997-2013
    Michael G Head
    Farr Institute for Health Informatics, University College London, 222 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DA, UK
    Health Res Policy Syst 13:63. 2015
    ..We assess research investments to United Kingdom institutions in HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and analyse these by numbers of publications and citations and by disease and type of science...
  28. pmc Health impact of external funding for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria: systematic review
    Thyra E de Jongh
    Gephyra IHC, Laing s Nekstraat 39 1, 1092 GT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ETC Crystal, PO Box 64, 3830 AB, Leusden, The Netherlands, Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, London, UK, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China, The Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland and Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy Plan 29:650-62. 2014
    ..We undertook a systematic review to assess and synthesize the existing evidence in the scientific literature on the health impacts of these investments...
  29. doi Universal health coverage in Turkey: enhancement of equity
    Rifat Atun
    Imperial College London, London, UK
    Lancet 382:65-99. 2013
    ....
  30. pmc Health systems strengthening: a common classification and framework for investment analysis
    George Shakarishvili
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria TGF, Geneva, Switzerland
    Health Policy Plan 26:316-26. 2011
    ..Comparative analysis of financial allocations by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the GAVI Alliance for HSS, as an illustrative example of applying the proposed framework in practice, is also presented...
  31. pmc Indicators measuring the performance of malaria programs supported by the global fund in Asia, progress and the way forward
    Jinkou Zhao
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e28932. 2011
    ..The Global Fund uses performance based funding in the grants it finances. This paper analyses the indicators used to measure the performance of Global Fund supported malaria grants in Asia...
  32. doi Asia can afford universal access for AIDS prevention and treatment
    Ryuichi Komatsu
    Strategic Information, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    AIDS 24:S72-9. 2010
    ....
  33. doi HIV epidemics and prevention responses in Asia and Eastern Europe: lessons to be learned?
    Jamie Bridge
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland
    AIDS 24:S86-94. 2010
    ..It focuses on the role that key populations continue to play in HIV transmission in both regions, the challenges that this poses and the implications for appropriate policy and practice...
  34. pmc Prioritizing problems in and solutions to homecare safety of people with dementia: supporting carers, streamlining care
    Lorainne Tudor Car
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BMC Geriatr 17:26. 2017
    ..We aimed to identify the priorities for homecare safety of people with dementia according to dementia health and social care professionals using a novel priority-setting method...
  35. pmc Systematic analysis of funding awarded for mycology research to institutions in the UK, 1997-2010
    Michael G Head
    Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMJ Open 4:e004129. 2014
    ....
  36. doi UK investments in global infectious disease research 1997-2010: a case study
    Michael G Head
    University College London, Research Department of Infection and Population Health, UCL Royal Free Campus, London, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 13:55-64. 2013
    ..We aimed to describe the investments awarded to UK institutions for infectious disease research...
  37. doi Mobile phone messaging for communicating results of medical investigations
    Ipek Gurol-Urganci
    Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD007456. 2012
    ..Possible advantages of mobile phone messaging include convenience to both patients and healthcare providers, reduced waiting times for health services and healthcare costs...
  38. doi Health systems, communicable diseases and integration
    Altynay Shigayeva
    Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
    Health Policy Plan 25:i4-20. 2010
    ..We hope that our framework may provide a basis for future evaluations of the integration of programmes and health systems in the development of sustainable and effective responses to communicable diseases...
  39. pmc Negative health system effects of Global Fund's investments in AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria from 2002 to 2009: systematic review
    Josip Car
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London W6 8RP, UK
    JRSM Short Rep 3:70. 2012
    ..By using the Global Fund as a case example, we aim to critically evaluate the evidence generated from 2002 to 2009 for potential negative health system effects of Global Health Initiatives (GHI)...
  40. doi Viewpoint: Scientific dogmas, paradoxes and mysteries of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
    Alimuddin Zumla
    Department of Infection, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 16:79-83. 2011
    ..Until such strategies and policies are realized, WHO and TB experts will have to settle for global TB control rather than eradication...
  41. pmc Effect of investment in malaria control on child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa in 2002-2008
    Yoko Akachi
    Strategy, Performance and Evaluation Cluster, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e21309. 2011
    ....
  42. ncbi Antimicrobial prescribing patterns for respiratory diseases including tuberculosis in Russia: a possible role in drug resistance?
    Yanina Balabanova
    KIL Consortium Sustainable TB Service Project, Mycobacterium Reference Unit, Department of Microbiology and Infection, Guy s King s and St Thomas Medical School, King s College, King s College Hospital Dulwich, East Dulwich Grove, London, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 54:673-9. 2004
    ..Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing exposes patients to the risk of side effects and encourages the development of drug resistance across antimicrobial groups used for respiratory infections including tuberculosis (TB)...
  43. doi SMS text message healthcare appointment reminders in England
    Josip Car
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:216-9. 2008
    ..There is an urgent need for robust evaluation of critical quality, safety, cost implications, and acceptability before the large-scale rollout of SMS-based systems...