Monique van Lettow

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Publications

  1. pmc Towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: performance of different models of care for initiating lifelong antiretroviral therapy for pregnant women in Malawi (Option B+)
    Monique van Lettow
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Int AIDS Soc 17:18994. 2014
  2. pmc Building a national direction for research in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV: results from a national prioritization initiative in Malawi
    Megan Landes
    Dignitas International, PO Box 1071 Zomba, Malawi
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:40. 2013
  3. pmc Using concept mapping to explore why patients become lost to follow up from an antiretroviral therapy program in the Zomba District of Malawi
    Beth Rachlis
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:210. 2013
  4. pmc Six-month mortality among HIV-infected adults presenting for antiretroviral therapy with unexplained weight loss, chronic fever or chronic diarrhea in Malawi
    Monique van Lettow
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 7:e48856. 2012
  5. pmc Uptake and outcomes of a prevention-of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program in Zomba district, Malawi
    Monique van Lettow
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    BMC Public Health 11:426. 2011
  6. pmc Mortality and health outcomes in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected mothers at 18-20 months postpartum in Zomba District, Malawi
    Megan Landes
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 7:e44396. 2012
  7. pmc High prevalence of tuberculosis and serious bloodstream infections in ambulatory individuals presenting for antiretroviral therapy in Malawi
    Richard A Bedell
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 7:e39347. 2012
  8. pmc The impact of a knowledge translation intervention employing educational outreach and a point-of-care reminder tool vs standard lay health worker training on tuberculosis treatment completion rates: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Lisa M Puchalski Ritchie
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Trials 17:439. 2016
  9. pmc Outcome assessment of a dedicated HIV positive health care worker clinic at a central hospital in Malawi: a retrospective observational study
    Adrienne K Chan
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 6:e19789. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Women's choices regarding HIV testing, disclosure and partner involvement in infant feeding and care in a rural district of Malawi with high HIV prevalence
    Richard A Bedell
    a Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    AIDS Care 26:483-6. 2014

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  1. pmc Towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: performance of different models of care for initiating lifelong antiretroviral therapy for pregnant women in Malawi (Option B+)
    Monique van Lettow
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Int AIDS Soc 17:18994. 2014
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  2. pmc Building a national direction for research in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV: results from a national prioritization initiative in Malawi
    Megan Landes
    Dignitas International, PO Box 1071 Zomba, Malawi
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:40. 2013
    ..Priority setting should take place in defining a national research agenda for evaluating Option B + rollout in Malawi...
  3. pmc Using concept mapping to explore why patients become lost to follow up from an antiretroviral therapy program in the Zomba District of Malawi
    Beth Rachlis
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:210. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Six-month mortality among HIV-infected adults presenting for antiretroviral therapy with unexplained weight loss, chronic fever or chronic diarrhea in Malawi
    Monique van Lettow
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 7:e48856. 2012
    ..We investigated 6-month outcomes and factors associated with mortality in HIV-infected adults being assessed for ART initiation and presenting with weight loss, chronic fever or diarrhea, and with negative TB sputum microscopy...
  5. pmc Uptake and outcomes of a prevention-of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) program in Zomba district, Malawi
    Monique van Lettow
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    BMC Public Health 11:426. 2011
    ..As PMTCT services have expanded in Malawi in recent years, we sought to determine uptake of services, HIV-relevant infant feeding practices and mother-child health outcomes...
  6. pmc Mortality and health outcomes in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected mothers at 18-20 months postpartum in Zomba District, Malawi
    Megan Landes
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 7:e44396. 2012
    ..This study compared mortality and health outcomes of HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected mothers at 18-20 months postpartum within routine prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in a rural district in Malawi...
  7. pmc High prevalence of tuberculosis and serious bloodstream infections in ambulatory individuals presenting for antiretroviral therapy in Malawi
    Richard A Bedell
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 7:e39347. 2012
    ..Tuberculosis (TB) and serious bloodstream infections (BSI) may contribute to the high early mortality observed among patients qualifying for antiretroviral therapy (ART) with unexplained weight loss, chronic fever or chronic diarrhea...
  8. pmc The impact of a knowledge translation intervention employing educational outreach and a point-of-care reminder tool vs standard lay health worker training on tuberculosis treatment completion rates: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Lisa M Puchalski Ritchie
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Trials 17:439. 2016
    ....
  9. pmc Outcome assessment of a dedicated HIV positive health care worker clinic at a central hospital in Malawi: a retrospective observational study
    Adrienne K Chan
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 6:e19789. 2011
    ..Malawi has one of the world's lowest densities of Health Care Workers (HCW) per capita. This study evaluates outcomes of a dedicated HCW HIV clinic in Malawi, created at Zomba Central Hospital in January 2007...
  10. doi request reprint Women's choices regarding HIV testing, disclosure and partner involvement in infant feeding and care in a rural district of Malawi with high HIV prevalence
    Richard A Bedell
    a Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    AIDS Care 26:483-6. 2014
    ..01). EBF needs systematic support in order to be practised. ..
  11. pmc Lay Health Workers experience of a tailored knowledge translation intervention to improve job skills and knowledge: a qualitative study in Zomba district Malawi
    Lisa M Puchalski Ritchie
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Educ 16:54. 2016
    ..The objective of this qualitative study was to explore LHWs responses to a tailored knowledge translation intervention they received, designed to address a previously identified training and knowledge gap...
  12. pmc Mortality and health outcomes of HIV-exposed and unexposed children in a PMTCT cohort in Malawi
    Megan Landes
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 7:e47337. 2012
    ..Mortality and morbidity among HIV-exposed children are thought to be high in Malawi. We sought to determine mortality and health outcomes of HIV-exposed and unexposed infants within a PMTCT program...
  13. pmc Involving expert patients in antiretroviral treatment provision in a tertiary referral hospital HIV clinic in Malawi
    Lyson Tenthani
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:140. 2012
    ..Expert patients were trained to assist with clinic tasks including measurement of vital signs, anthropometry and counseling...
  14. doi request reprint Exploring the experiences of women and health care workers in the context of PMTCT Option B Plus in Malawi
    Fabian Cataldo
    1Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi 2Chancellor College, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi 3The University of North Carolina Project, Lilongwe, Malawi 4The Lighthouse Trust, Lilongwe, Malawi 5mothers2mothers, Lilongwe, Malawi 6Management Sciences for Health, Malawi 7College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi 8Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr . 2016
    ..We conducted a cross-sectional qualitative study to explore early experiences surrounding 'Option B+' for patients and health care workers (HCWs) in Malawi...
  15. pmc The value of informal care in the context of option B+ in Malawi: a contingent valuation approach
    Levison Stanely Chiwaula
    Department of Economics, University of Malawi, P O Box 280, Zomba, Malawi
    BMC Health Serv Res 16:136. 2016
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  16. pmc Follow-Up Visit Patterns in an Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) programme in Zomba, Malawi
    Beth Rachlis
    Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    PLoS ONE 9:e101875. 2014
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  17. pmc Same day HIV diagnosis and antiretroviral therapy initiation affects retention in Option B+ prevention of mother-to-child transmission services at antenatal care in Zomba District, Malawi
    Adrienne K Chan
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    J Int AIDS Soc 19:20672. 2016
    ..In a programmatic setting, we studied whether the "model of care," based on the degree of integration of antenatal care (ANC), HIV testing and counselling (HTC) and ART service provision-influenced uptake of and retention on ART...
  18. pmc The effectiveness of interventions to improve uptake and retention of HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women and their infants in prevention of mother-to-child transmission care programs in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a systemati
    Lisa M Puchalski Ritchie
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Syst Rev 4:144. 2015
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  19. doi request reprint Outcome assessment of decentralization of antiretroviral therapy provision in a rural district of Malawi using an integrated primary care model
    Adrienne K Chan
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    Trop Med Int Health 15:90-7. 2010
    ..To assess the effect of decentralization (DC) of antiretroviral therapy (ART) provision in a rural district of Malawi using an integrated primary care model...
  20. pmc Patient costs associated with accessing HIV/AIDS care in Malawi
    Andrew D Pinto
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    J Int AIDS Soc 16:18055. 2013
    ..We compared costs reported by patients who received care in an urban centralized programme to those in the same district who received care through rural decentralized care (DC)...
  21. pmc Survival functions for defining a clinical management Lost To Follow-Up (LTFU) cut-off in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) program in Zomba, Malawi
    Beth Rachlis
    The Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 16:52. 2016
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  22. pmc Outcomes and Diagnostic Processes in Outpatients with Presumptive Tuberculosis in Zomba District, Malawi
    Monique van Lettow
    Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 10:e0141414. 2015
    ..They should receive a diagnostic work-up with first-step provider-initiated HIV testing and sputum testing which includes XpertMTB/RIF, following a national algorithm introduced in 2012...
  23. pmc A knowledge translation intervention to improve tuberculosis care and outcomes in Malawi: a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial
    Lisa M Puchalski Ritchie
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 10:38. 2015
    ..Given the cost of traditional off-site training, an alternative approach is needed. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a KT intervention tailored to LHWs needs...
  24. doi request reprint Low- and middle-income countries face many common barriers to implementation of maternal health evidence products
    Lisa M Puchalski Ritchie
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, RFE 3 805, 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4 Department of Emergency Medicine, University Health Network, RFE GS 480, 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4 Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1W8 Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 76:229-37. 2016
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  25. pmc Improving PMTCT uptake and retention services through novel approaches in peer-based family-supported care in the clinic and community: a 3-arm cluster randomized trial (PURE Malawi)
    Nora E Rosenberg
    University of North Carolina Project, Lilongwe, Malawi Dignitas International, Zomba, Malawi Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Lighthouse Trust, Lilongwe, Malawi The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, France University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi University of Malawi Chancellor College, Zomba, Malawi Mothers2Mothers, Lilongwe, Malawi Management Sciences for Health, Lilongwe, Malawi and Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 67:S114-9. 2014
    ..We describe the PURE Malawi Consortium, the initial work conducted to inform the trial and interventions, the trial design, and the analysis plan. We then discuss concerns and expected contributions to Malawi and the region...