Papers & Reports

2021

 

Hove J, D'Ambruoso L, Twine R, Mabetha D, Van Der Merwe M, Mtungwa I, Khoza S, Kahn K, Witter S. Developing stakeholder participation to address lack of safe water as a community health concern in a rural province in South Africa Global Health Action 2021;14:1973715. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2021.1973715

 

Van Der Merwe MS, D'Ambruoso L, Witter S, Twine R, Mabetha D, Hove J, Byass P, Tollman S, Kahn K. Collective reflections on the first cycle of a collaborative learning platform to strengthen rural primary health care in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Health Research Policy and Systems 2021;19:66. https://health-policy-systems.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12961-021-00716-y 

 

Cowan E, D’Ambruoso L, van der Merwe M, Witter S, Byass P, Ameh S, Wagner R, Twine R. Understanding non-communicable diseases: combining health surveillance with local knowledge to improve rural primary health care in South Africa. Global Health Action 2021 14(1):1852781. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33357074/

2020

 

Oladeinde, O, Mabetha, D, Twine, R, Hove, J, Van Der Merwe, M, Witter, S, Kahn, K & D'Ambruoso, L 2020, 'Building cooperative learning to address alcohol and other drug abuse in Mpumalanga, South Africa: a participatory action research process', Global Health Action, vol. 13, no. 1, 1726722. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2020.1726722

Witter, S, Van Der Merwe, M, Twine, R, Mabetha, D, Hove, J, Goosen, G & D'Ambruoso, L 2020, 'Verbal autopsy with participatory action research (VAPAR) programme in Mpumalanga, South Africa: protocol for evaluation', BMJ Open, vol. 10, no. 2, e036597. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/10/2/e036597

2019

Hussain-Alkhateeb L, D'Ambruoso L, Tollman S, Kahn K, Van Der Merwe M, Twine R, Schiöler L & Petzold M (2019). Enhancing the value of mortality data for health systems: adding Circumstances Of Mortality CATegories (COMCATs) to deaths investigated by verbal autopsy. Global Health Action 12(1):1680068. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2019.1680068

D'Ambruoso L, Van Der Merwe, M, Wariri O, Byass P, Goosen G, Kahn K, Masinga S, Mokoena V, Spies B, Tollman S, Witter S, Twine R (2019). Rethinking collaboration: developing a learning platform to address under-5 mortality in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Health Policy and Planning 34(6):418-429. https://academic.oup.com/heapol/article/34/6/418/5523687

Hove J, D'Ambruoso L, Mabetha D, Van Der Merwe M, Byass P, Kahn K, Khosa S, Witter S, Twine R (2019). “Water is life”: developing community participation for clean water in rural South Africa. BMJ Global Health 4(3): e001377. https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/3/e001377

Byass P, Hussain-Alkhateeb L, D'Ambruoso L, Clark S, Davies J, Fottrell E, Bird J, Kabudula C, Tollman S, Kahn K, Schiöler, Petzold M (2019). An integrated approach to processing WHO-2016 verbal autopsy data: the InterVA-5 model. BMC Medicine 17:102. https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-019-1333-6

Edem I, Dare A, Byass P, D’Ambruoso L, Leather A, Kahn K, Tollman S, Whitaker J, Davies J (2019). External injuries and avoidable deaths in Agincourt, South Africa. BMJ Open 9(6): e027576. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/6/e027576

2018

Thomas LM, D’Ambruoso L, Balabanova D (2018). Verbal autopsy in health policy and systems: a literature review. BMJ Global Health 3:e000639. https://gh.bmj.com/content/3/2/e000639

Thomas LM, D’Ambruoso L, Balabanova D (2018). The use of verbal autopsy and social autopsy in humanitarian crises. BMJ Global Health 3:e000640. https://gh.bmj.com/content/3/3/e000640corr1

 

2017

Brooks C, D’Ambruoso L, Kazimierczak K, Ngobeni S, Twine R, Tollman S, Kahn K, Byass P (2017). Introducing visual participatory methods to develop local knowledge on HIV in rural South Africa. BMJ Global Health 2:e000231. https://gh.bmj.com/content/2/3/e000231

 

Wariri O, D’Ambruoso L, Twine R, Ngobeni S, Van Der Merew M, Spies B, Kahn K, Tollman S (2017). Initiating a participatory action research process in the Agincourt health and socio–demographic surveillance site. Journal of Global Health 010413. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5475314/

D'Ambruoso L, Boerma T, Byass P, Fottrell E, Herbst K, Källander K & Mullan Z (2017). The case for verbal autopsy in health systems strengthening. Lancet Global Health 5:e20-e21. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(16)30332-1/fulltext

2016

D'Ambruoso L, Kahn K, Wagner R, Twine R, Spies B, Van Der Merwe M, Gomez-Olive X, Tollman S, Byass P (2016). Moving from medical to health systems classifications of deaths: extending verbal autopsy to collect information on the circumstances of mortality. Global Health Research and Policy 1,2. https://ghrp.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41256-016-0002-y

 

Hullur N, D’Ambruoso L, Edin K, Wagner RG, Ngobeni S, Kahn K, Tollman S, Byass P (2016). Community perspectives on HIV, violence and health surveillance in rural South Africa: a participatory pilot. Journal of Global Health 6:010406. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4871061/