Health Systems and Policy – Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg's research group

Health systems and policy research cover both research on and for policy. We strive to contribute to knowledge generation and knowledge sharing through multidisciplinary research, education and policy dialogue for improved coverage, quality, and equity of health systems. We use a systems perspective on global health while focusing on specific topics and research questions, and include two cross-cutting themes in our research activities: leadership and evidence-informed policy making.

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Decision-making in district health planning in Uganda: does use of district-specific evidence matter?
Henriksson DK, Peterson SS, Waiswa P, Fredriksson M
Health Res Policy Syst 2019 Jun;17(1):57

Effects of yoga on well-being and healthy ageing: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (FitForAge).
Östh J, Diwan V, Jirwe M, Diwan V, Choudhary A, Mahadik VK, et al
BMJ Open 2019 May;9(5):e027386

Community-Based Participatory Research and Drug Utilization Research to Improve Childhood Diarrhea Case Management in Ujjain, India: A Cross-Sectional Survey.
Mathur A, Baghel D, Jaat J, Diwan V, Pathak A
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 May;16(9):

High levels of drug resistance in commensal E. coli in a cohort of children from rural central India.
Purohit MR, Lindahl LF, Diwan V, Marrone G, Lundborg CS
Sci Rep 2019 Apr;9(1):6682

The role of context in implementation research for non-communicable diseases: Answering the 'how-to' dilemma.
Daivadanam M, Ingram M, Sidney Annerstedt K, Parker G, Bobrow K, Dolovich L, et al
PLoS ONE 2019 ;14(4):e0214454

Sexual risk reduction interventions for patients attending sexual health clinics: a mixed-methods feasibility study.
King C, Llewellyn C, Shahmanesh M, Abraham C, Bailey J, Burns F, et al
Health Technol Assess 2019 Mar;23(12):1-122

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst-An Assessment of Flood Preparedness at Primary Health Care Facilities in Central Vietnam.
Älgå A, Dang TAT, Saulnier DD, Nguyen GT, von Schreeb J
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 11;15(12):

Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy Versus Standard Treatment of Adult Patients With Conflict-Related Extremity Wounds: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Älgå A, Wong S, Haweizy R, Conneryd Lundgren K, von Schreeb J, Malmstedt J
JMIR Res Protoc 2018 Nov;7(11):e12334

Perceptions of Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antibiotic Resistance among Physicians Treating Syrian Patients with War-Related Injuries.
Älgå A, Karlow Herzog K, Alrawashdeh M, Wong S, Khankeh H, Stålsby Lundborg C
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 12;15(12):

Antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract complaints in Malta: a 1 year repeated cross-sectional surveillance study.
Saliba-Gustafsson EA, Dunberger Hampton A, Zarb P, Borg MA, Stålsby Lundborg C
J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2019 Apr;74(4):1116-1124

Drivers of Irrational Use of Antibiotics in Europe.
Machowska A, Stålsby Lundborg C
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 12;16(1):

Vitamin D deficiency and treatment versus risk of infection in end-stage renal disease patients under dialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Su G, Liu Z, Qin X, Hong X, Liu X, Wen Z, et al
Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2019 Jan;34(1):146-156

Association between reduced renal function and cardiovascular mortality in patients hospitalized with infection: A multi-center cohort study.
Su G, Xu Y, Xu X, Xu H, Lu L, Marrone G, et al
Eur. J. Intern. Med. 2018 11;57():32-38

Sepsis Management in Resource-limited Settings
Dondorp A, Dunser M, Schultz MJ, Baker T, et al. (Book)
Springer; 2019

Fluid administration for acute circulatory dysfunction using basic monitoring: narrative review and expert panel recommendations from an ESICM task force.
Cecconi M, Hernandez G, Dunser M, Antonelli M, Baker T, Bakker J, et al
Intensive Care Med 2019 01;45(1):21-32

Health workers' experiences of collaborative quality improvement for maternal and newborn care in rural Tanzanian health facilities: A process evaluation using the integrated 'Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services' framework.
Baker U, Petro A, Marchant T, Peterson S, Manzi F, Bergström A, et al
PLoS ONE 2018 ;13(12):e0209092

ESCMID generic competencies in antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship: towards a European consensus.
Dyar OJ, Beović B, Pulcini C, Tacconelli E, Hulscher M, Cookson B, et al
Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 2019 Jan;25(1):13-19

Community groups or mobile phone messaging to prevent and control type 2 diabetes and intermediate hyperglycaemia in Bangladesh (DMagic): a cluster-randomised controlled trial.
Fottrell E, Ahmed N, Morrison J, Kuddus A, Shaha SK, King C, et al
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2019 Mar;7(3):200-212

Caesarean sections in the in the context of the Chiranjeevi Yojana public private partnership program to promote institutional birth in Gujarat, India; does the embedded disincentive for caesarean section work?
Salazar M, Vora K, Sidney Annerstedt K, De Costa A
Int J Equity Health 2019 01;18(1):17

National policies and care provision in pregnancy and childbirth for twins in Eastern and Southern Africa: A mixed-methods multi-country study.
Hanson C, Munjanja S, Binagwaho A, Vwalika B, Pembe AB, Jacinto E, et al
PLoS Med. 2019 Feb;16(2):e1002749

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate and the Risk of Cancer.
Xu H, Matsushita K, Su G, Trevisan M, Ärnlöv J, Barany P, et al
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2019 Apr;14(4):530-539

Longer-term effectiveness of protease-inhibitor-based second line antiretroviral therapy in four large sub-Saharan African clinics.
Sarfo FS, Castelnuovo B, Fanti I, Feldt T, Incardona F, Kaiser R, et al
J. Infect. 2019 May;78(5):402-408

Therapeutic Characterization and Efficacy of Bacteriophage Cocktails Infecting Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Enterobacter Species.
Manohar P, Tamhankar AJ, Lundborg CS, Nachimuthu R
Front Microbiol 2019 ;10():574

Performance of a novel reusable pediatric pulse oximeter probe.
King C, Mvalo T, Sessions K, Wilson I, Walker I, Zadutsa B, et al
Pediatr. Pulmonol. 2019 Jul;54(7):1052-1059

Evaluating the effect of the Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding after Birth (HMS BAB) training in Tanzania and Uganda: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Hanson C, Pembe AB, Alwy F, Atuhairwe S, Leshabari S, Morris J, et al
Trials 2017 07;18(1):307

Diabetes self-management in three different income settings: Cross-learning of barriers and opportunities.
De Man J, Aweko J, Daivadanam M, Alvesson HM, Delobelle P, Mayega RW, et al
PLoS ONE 2019 ;14(3):e0213530


A Potential Way to Decrease the Know-Do Gap in Hospital Infection Control in Vietnam: "Providing Specific Figures on Healthcare-Associated Infections to the Hospital Staff Can 'Wake Them Up' to Change Their Behaviour".
Lien L, Johansson E, Lan P, Chuc N, Thoa N, Hoa N, et al
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 07;15(7):

Doped ZnO nanoparticles impregnated on Kaolinite (Clay): A reusable nanocomposite for photocatalytic disinfection of multidrug resistant Enterobacter sp. under visible light.
Misra AJ, Das S, Habeeb Rahman AP, Das B, Jayabalan R, Behera SK, et al
J Colloid Interface Sci 2018 Nov;530():610-623

Association between reduced renal function and cardiovascular mortality in patients hospitalized with infection: A multi-center cohort study.
Su G, Xu Y, Xu X, Xu H, Lu L, Marrone G, et al
Eur. J. Intern. Med. 2018 11;57():32-38

"Reality rarely looks like the guidelines": a qualitative study of the challenges hospital-based physicians encounter in war wound management.
Älgå A, Karlow Herzog K, Alrawashdeh M, Wong S, Khankeh H, Stålsby Lundborg C
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2018 Jun;26(1):52

Vitamin D deficiency and treatment versus risk of infection in end-stage renal disease patients under dialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Su G, Liu Z, Qin X, Hong X, Liu X, Wen Z, et al
Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2019 Jan;34(1):146-156

Antibiotic use in people and pigs: a One Health survey of rural residents' knowledge, attitudes and practices in Shandong province, China.
Dyar OJ, Yin J, Ding L, Wikander K, Zhang T, Sun C, et al
J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2018 Oct;73(10):2893-2899

Changing household dietary behaviours through community-based networks: A pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial in rural Kerala, India.
Daivadanam M, Wahlström R, Ravindran TKS, Sarma PS, Sivasankaran S, Thankappan KR
PLoS ONE 2018 ;13(8):e0201877

Patient and Provider Dilemmas of Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management: A Qualitative Study in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Communities in Stockholm.
Aweko J, De Man J, Absetz P, Östenson CG, Swartling Peterson S, Mölsted Alvesson H, et al
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 08;15(9):

"How Can the Patients Remain Safe, If We Are Not Safe and Protected from the Infections"? A Qualitative Exploration among Health-Care Workers about Challenges of Maintaining Hospital Cleanliness in a Resource Limited Tertiary Setting in Rural India.
Joshi SC, Diwan V, Joshi R, Sharma M, Pathak A, Shah H, et al
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 09;15(9):

First Aid Practices and Health-Seeking Behaviors of Caregivers for Unintentional Childhood Injuries in Ujjain, India: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study.
Pathak A, Agrawal N, Mehra L, Mathur A, Diwan V
Children (Basel) 2018 Sep;5(9):

Management and Follow-up Practices of Children with Unclassified Fever in Rural Ethiopia: Experiences of Health Extension Workers and Caregivers.
Funk T, Källander K, Abebe A, Hailemariam A, Alvesson HM, Alfvén T
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2018 Nov;99(5):1255-1261

Accurate and fast neonatal heart rate assessment with a smartphone-based application - a manikin study.
Myrnerts Höök S, Pejovic NJ, Marrone G, Tylleskär T, Alfvén T
Acta Paediatr. 2018 Mar;():

Technical quality of delivery care in private- and public-sector health facilities in Enugu and Lagos States, Nigeria.
Hirose A, Yisa IO, Aminu A, Afolabi N, Olasunmbo M, Oluka G, et al
Health Policy Plan 2018 Jun;33(5):666-674

Factors associated with condom use and HIV testing among young men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional survey in a random online sample in Sweden.
Johansson K, Persson KI, Deogan C, El-Khatib Z
Sex Transm Infect 2018 09;94(6):427-433

Defensive medicine among antibiotic stewards: the international ESCMID AntibioLegalMap survey.
Tebano G, Dyar OJ, Beovic B, Béraud G, Thilly N, Pulcini C, et al
J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2018 Jul;73(7):1989-1996

Perspective of Spanish medical students regarding undergraduate education in infectious diseases, bacterial resistance and antibiotic use.
Sánchez-Fabra D, Dyar OJ, Del Pozo JL, Amiguet JA, Colmenero JD, Fariñas MDC, et al
Enferm. Infecc. Microbiol. Clin. 2019 01;37(1):25-30

Are infection specialists recommending short antibiotic treatment durations? An ESCMID international cross-sectional survey.
Macheda G, Dyar OJ, Luc A, Beovic B, Béraud G, Castan B, et al
J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2018 04;73(4):1084-1090

Prepared for Mission? A Survey of Medical Personnel Training Needs Within the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Haverkamp FJC, Veen H, Hoencamp R, Muhrbeck M, von Schreeb J, Wladis A, et al
World J Surg 2018 11;42(11):3493-3500

Universal Versus Conditional Third Day Follow-Up Visit for Children With Nonsevere Unclassified Fever at the Community Level in Ethiopia: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Noninferiority Trial.
Källander K, Alfven T, Workineh AA, Hailemariam A, Petzold M, Getachew D, et al
JMIR Res Protoc 2018 Apr;7(4):e99

Universal versus conditional day 3 follow-up for children with non-severe unclassified fever at the community level in Ethiopia: A cluster-randomised non-inferiority trial.
Källander K, Alfvén T, Funk T, Abebe A, Hailemariam A, Getachew D, et al
PLoS Med. 2018 04;15(4):e1002553

The healthcare system and the provision of oral healthcare in European Union member states. Part 9: Sweden.
Pälvärinne R, Widström E, Forsberg BC, Eaton KA, Birkhed D
Br Dent J 2018 04;224(8):647-651

Seasonal Variations in Water-Quality, Antibiotic Residues, Resistant Bacteria and Antibiotic Resistance Genes of Escherichia coli Isolates from Water and Sediments of the Kshipra River in Central India.
Diwan V, Hanna N, Purohit M, Chandran S, Riggi E, Parashar V, et al
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 06;15(6):

Effect of currency exchange rate fluctuations on Aid Effectiveness in the Health Sector in Zambia.
Chansa C, Sundewall J, Östlund N
Health Policy Plan 2018 Sep;33(7):811-820

The Effect of Seasonal Floods on Health: Analysis of Six Years of National Health Data and Flood Maps.
Saulnier DD, Hanson C, Ir P, Mölsted Alvesson H, von Schreeb J
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 04;15(4):

The Met Needs for Pediatric Surgical Conditions in Sierra Leone: Estimating the Gap.
Burgos CM, Bolkan HA, Bash-Taqi D, Hagander L, von Schreeb J
World J Surg 2018 03;42(3):652-665

Quality of pediatric anesthesia: A cross-sectional study of a university hospital in a low-income country.
Andersson O, Radell P, Ringo V, Mulungu M, Baker T
PLoS ONE 2018 ;13(4):e0194622

Expectations of medical specialists about image-based teleconsultation - A qualitative study on acute burns in South Africa.
Blom L, Laflamme L, Mölsted Alvesson H
PLoS ONE 2018 ;13(3):e0194278

Gaps in Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes in Low- and Middle-Income Versus High-Income Countries-A Systematic Review.
Owolabi MO, Yaria JO, Daivadanam M, Makanjuola AI, Parker G, Oldenburg B, et al
Diabetes Care 2018 05;41(5):1097-1105

Determinants of Antibiotic Consumption - Development of a Model using Partial Least Squares Regression based on Data from India.
Tamhankar AJ, Karnik SS, Stålsby Lundborg C
Sci Rep 2018 Apr;8(1):6421

Universal versus conditional day 3 follow-up for children with non-severe unclassified fever at the community level in Ethiopia: A cluster-randomised non-inferiority trial.
Källander K, Alfvén T, Funk T, Abebe A, Hailemariam A, Getachew D, et al
PLoS Med. 2018 04;15(4):e1002553

Swedish development assistance for health: critical questions to ask going forward.
Sundewall J, Engstrand P, Nordström A
Lancet Glob Health 2018 03;6(3):e242-e243

Unintentional Childhood Injuries in Urban and Rural Ujjain, India: A Community-Based Survey.
Mathur A, Mehra L, Diwan V, Pathak A
Children (Basel) 2018 Feb;5(2):

Effect of an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program "Baduanjin Eight-Silken-Movements with self-efficacy building" for heart failure (BESMILE-HF study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Chen X, Jiang W, Lin X, Lundborg CS, Wen Z, Lu W, et al
Trials 2018 Mar;19(1):150

Assessing the influence of knowledge translation platforms on health system policy processes to achieve the health millennium development goals in Cameroon and Uganda: a comparative case study.
Ongolo-Zogo P, Lavis JN, Tomson G, Sewankambo NK
Health Policy Plan 2018 May;33(4):539-554

Haemodynamic assessment and support in sepsis and septic shock in resource-limited settings.
Misango D, Pattnaik R, Baker T, Dünser MW, Dondorp AM, Schultz MJ, et al
Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2017 11;111(11):483-489

Trial protocol: a parallel group, individually randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effect of a mobile phone application to improve sexual health among youth in Stockholm County.
Nielsen A, De Costa A, Bågenholm A, Danielsson KG, Marrone G, Boman J, et al
BMC Public Health 2018 02;18(1):216

Place and practice: Sexual risk behaviour while travelling abroad among Swedish men who have sex with men.
Persson KI, Berglund T, Bergström J, Tikkanen R, Thorson A, Forsberg B
Travel Med Infect Dis ;25():58-64

Study protocol for the SMART2D adaptive implementation trial: a cluster randomised trial comparing facility-only care with integrated facility and community care to improve type 2 diabetes outcomes in Uganda, South Africa and Sweden.
Guwatudde D, Absetz P, Delobelle P, Östenson CG, Olmen Van J, Alvesson HM, et al
BMJ Open 2018 03;8(3):e019981

A meta-analysis and systematic literature review of factors associated with sexual risk-taking during international travel.
Svensson P, Sundbeck M, Persson KI, Stafström M, Östergren PO, Mannheimer L, et al
Travel Med Infect Dis ;24():65-88

A vertical flow paper-microarray assay with isothermal DNA amplification for detection of Neisseria meningitidis.
Rivas L, Reuterswärd P, Rasti R, Herrmann B, Mårtensson A, Alfvén T, et al
Talanta 2018 Jun;183():192-200

Presence of antibiotic residues in various environmental compartments of Shandong province in eastern China: Its potential for resistance development and ecological and human risk.
Hanna N, Sun P, Sun Q, Li X, Yang X, Ji X, et al
Environ Int 2018 05;114():131-142

Knowledge and self-reported practices of infection control among various occupational groups in a rural and an urban hospital in Vietnam.
Lien TQ, Chuc NTK, Hoa NQ, Lan PT, Thoa NTM, Riggi E, et al
Sci Rep 2018 Mar;8(1):5119

Achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights through universal health coverage

Clinical outcomes of influenza-like illness treated with Chinese herbal medicine: an observational study. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Bridging the data gap in global health: an electronic surgical outcomes database at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.

Trends in Resistance to Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporins and Carbapenems among Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. Isolates in a District in Western India during 2004-2014.
Odsbu I, Khedkar S, Lind F, Khedkar U, Nerkar SS, Orsini N, et al
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 01;15(1):

High Proportions of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter spp. Isolates in a District in Western India: A Four-Year Antibiotic Susceptibility Study of Clinical Isolates.
Odsbu I, Khedkar S, Khedkar U, Nerkar SS, Tamhankar AJ, Stålsby Lundborg C
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 01;15(1):

Global health inequalities and the need for solidarity: a view from the Global South.
Tosam MJ, Chi PC, Munung NS, Oukem-Boyer OOM, Tangwa GB
Dev World Bioeth 2018 09;18(3):241-249

The evolving role of traditional birth attendants in maternal health in post-conflict Africa: A qualitative study of Burundi and northern Uganda.
Chi PC, Urdal H
SAGE Open Med 2018 ;6():2050312117753631

Bypassing health facilities for childbirth in the context of the JSY cash transfer program to promote institutional birth: A cross-sectional study from Madhya Pradesh, India.
Sabde Y, Chaturvedi S, Randive B, Sidney K, Salazar M, De Costa A, et al
PLoS ONE 2018 ;13(1):e0189364

'What gets measured gets managed': revisiting the indicators for maternal and newborn health programmes.
Moran AC, Moller AB, Chou D, Morgan A, El Arifeen S, Hanson C, et al
Reprod Health 2018 Feb;15(1):19

How people-centred health systems can reach the grassroots: experiences implementing community-level quality improvement in rural Tanzania and Uganda.
Tancred T, Mandu R, Hanson C, Okuga M, Manzi F, Peterson S, et al
Health Policy Plan 2018 Jan;33(1):e1-e13

Illness recognition and care-seeking for maternal and newborn complications in rural eastern Uganda.
Okuga M, Waiswa P, Mandu R, Wachira J, Hanson C, Manzi F
J Health Popul Nutr 2017 12;36(Suppl 1):47

Prevalence and correlates of positive mental health in Chinese adolescents.
Guo C, Tomson G, Keller C, Söderqvist F
BMC Public Health 2018 02;18(1):263

Prevalence and correlates of positive mental health in Chinese adolescents.
Guo C, Tomson G, Keller C, Söderqvist F
BMC Public Health 2018 02;18(1):263

The rite of passage of becoming a humanitarian health worker: experiences of retention in Sweden.
Albuquerque S, Eriksson A, Alvesson HM
Glob Health Action 2018 ;11(1):1417522

What is antimicrobial stewardship?
Dyar OJ, Huttner B, Schouten J, Pulcini C,
Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 2017 Nov;23(11):793-798

Discovery, research, and development of new antibiotics: the WHO priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and tuberculosis.
Tacconelli E, Carrara E, Savoldi A, Harbarth S, Mendelson M, Monnet DL, et al
Lancet Infect Dis 2018 03;18(3):318-327

Cultural adaptation of a peer-led lifestyle intervention program for diabetes prevention in India: the Kerala diabetes prevention program (K-DPP).
Mathews E, Thomas E, Absetz P, D'Esposito F, Aziz Z, Balachandran S, et al
BMC Public Health 2018 01;17(1):974

Determinants of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) non-severe pneumonia classification and care in Malawi health facilities: Analysis of a national facility census.
Johansson EW, Nsona H, Carvajal-Aguirre L, Amouzou A, Hildenwall H
J Glob Health 2017 Dec;7(2):020408

"It is good to take her early to the doctor" - mothers' understanding of childhood pneumonia symptoms and health care seeking in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania.
Muro F, Meta J, Renju J, Mushi A, Mbakilwa H, Olomi R, et al
BMC Int Health Hum Rights 2017 09;17(1):27

Mortality impact of an increased blood glucose cut-off level for hypoglycaemia treatment in severely sick children in Malawi (SugarFACT trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Baker T, Dube Q, Langton J, Hildenwall H
Trials 2018 Jan;19(1):33

Critical care of tropical disease in low income countries: Report from the Task Force on Tropical Diseases by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine.
Baker T, Khalid K, Acicbe O, McGloughlin S, Amin P, , et al
J Crit Care 2017 12;42():351-354

Primary care physicians report high trust in and usefulness of the Stockholm drug and therapeutic committee's list of recommended essential medicines (the 'Wise List').
Eriksen J, Ovesjö ML, Vallin M, Juhasz-Haverinen M, Andersén-Karlsson E, Ateva K, et al
Eur. J. Clin. Pharmacol. 2018 Jan;74(1):131-138

Ethical challenges in conducting research in humanitarian crisis situations.
Mfutso-Bengo J, Masiye F, Muula A
Malawi Med J 2008 Jun;20(2):46-9

Kidney function and in-hospital outcomes in patients admitted to hospital with infections: a cross-sectional analysis of electronic records in China
Su, Guobin et al.
The Lancet, Volume 390, S49

Mechanistic insight into the disinfection of Salmonella sp. by sun-light assisted sonophotocatalysis using doped ZnO nanoparticles.
A.P. Habeeb Rahman, Ananyo Jyoti Misra, Sourav Das, Bhaskar Das, R. Jayabalan, Mrutyunjay Suar, Amrita Mishra, Ashok J. Tamhankar, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Suraj K. Tripathy
Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 336, 2018, Pages 476-488.

Other Publications

Stora risker med kvalitetsbrister i globala hälsosystem

The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance .Tomson G, Biermann O. Health Policy Reform in Low-income and Lower Middle-income Countries in Southeast Asia. In: Kuhlmann E, Blank RH, Bourgeault IL, Wendt C, editors. London: Palgrave Macmillan; 2015.

What evidence is available and what is required, in humanitarian assistance? Clarke M, Allen C, Archer F, Wong D, Eriksson A, and Puri J. 2014. 3ie Scoping Paper 1. New Delhi: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie).

The Uganda Newborn Study - Stories of Change Simple Interventions to Save Newborn Lives in Uganda: A case series. Waiswa P, Ayub Kirunda K, UNEST field team

The Impact of Global Processes on Health Systems in Europe. Tomson G.

Landscape Analysis of Maternal and Perinatal Infections. Waiswa P, Kibira S, Atuyambe L.

Innovation for Scale: Enhancing Ethiopia's health extension package in the Southern Nations and Nationalities People's Region (SNNPR) Shebedino and Lanfero Woredas. Waiswa P, Karen W, Hailu B, Marsh D.

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Collaboration presents researchers with opportunities to share experiences, data and methods that can provide the basis for new and important perspectives on existing practices.


  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras
  • University of California
  • University of San Francisco
  • Duke University, North Carolina


  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • CapaCare, Norway/Sierra Leone
  • Ministry of Health and sanitation, Sierra Leone
  • Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
  • University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Gulu University, Uganda
  • Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Uganda
  • MUCHAP (Makerere University Centre for Health and Population Research) (the HDSS)
  • Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Health Economics and HIV&AIDS research division, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi
  • Muhimbili National Referral Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Moshi, Tanzania
  • Epicentre Research Center, Mbarara, Uganda


  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
  • University of Malta, Malta
  • Master Dei Hospital, Malta
  • Public Health Agency of Sweden
  • Linköping University, Sweden
  • National Veterinary Institute, Sweden
  • National Food Agency, Sweden
  • ReAct, Sweden
  • World Health Organization, Switzerland
  • Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland
  • Médecins Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, and Brussels
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine , UK
  • International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), UK
  • Collaborative Care Systems, Finland
  • Prins Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium
  • Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Malaria Consortium in London
  • WHO, Denmark
  • Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • Stockholm County Council
  • Médecins Sans Frontières Epicentre Research Centre, France
  • Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI)
  • Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway


  • Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam
  • Hanoi University of Pharmacy, Vietnam
  • Zhejiang University, China
  • Shandong University, China
  • Shandong Provincial CDC, China
  • Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science, China
  • China Agricultural University, China
  • Zhucheng County CDC, China
  • Zhucheng People’s Hospital, China
  • Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (GDHTM), China
  • R.D.Gardi Medical College, MP, India
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), India
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), India
  • National Institute of Public Health, Cambodia
  • German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), Cambodia
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India
  • Public Health Foundation, India
  • China Centre Health Development Studies, Peking University

Doctoral Theses

Current doctoral students

Xiankun Chen (Sharon) - Evaluation of an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program for patients with chronic heart failure in China

Anna Damlin - Antibiotic prescribing at hospitals in Central India with limited access to diagnostic methods - what can be improved in order to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and development of antibiotic resistance

Oliver Dyar - Assessing antibiotic use in China across healthcare system levels

Siddarth Daniels David - Beyond the Hospital Bed: Studies of post discharge outcomes in trauma patients in urban India.

Nada Hanna - Antibiotic residues and resistance in the environment-potential human health risks

Shweta Khare - Antibiotic resistance in commensal E. coli from children’s stool and its correlation with health-seeking behaviour and antibiotic prescribing by informal healthcare providers’ - A two-year follow up study in rural India

Reza Rasti - Diagnosing childhood meningitis at the point of care in low-resource settings – Experiences from Uganda

Emmanuel Robesyn - Epidemiological surveillance of Legionnaires’ disease. A study of determinants of surveillance quality in the European Union

Dell Saulnier - Understanding health system resilience to extreme weather events: Learning from annual flooding in Cambodia

Erika Saliba - Improving antibiotic prescribing among general practitioners: a behavioural approach to change

Linda Timm - Community interventions for early detection and diabetes care  in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in Stockholm

Andreas Älgå - Surgical management of traumatic extremity wounds

Doctoral theses defended in the last 5 years

Juliet AwekoSelf-management of type 2 diabetes : processes for setting up a diabetes and pre-diabetes support intervention in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities in Sweden

Guobin Su - Infection-related hospitalizations in Chinese patients with chronic kidney disease: Prevalence, clinical consequences, resistance to antibiotics and the role of physical activity

Kristina Ingemarsdotter Persson - Determinants of risky sexual behaviour among men who have sex with men in Sweden

Lien La Thi Quynh - Antibiotic resistance: Implications of hospital practices for public health - a study from Hanoi, Vietnam

Dorcus Kiwanuka - Health system bottlenecks and evidence-based district health planning: Experiences from the district health system in Uganda

Hind Elidarous - Socioeconomic impact of diabetes in Sudan

Roy Nobhojit - In-hospital trauma mortality in India: exploring risks, predictors and causes

Ulrika Baker - Pathways to the implementation of maternal and newborn care: Studies on health system bottlenecks and quality improvement strategies