Improving Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

Past Publications


  1. Bainomugisa A, Duarte T, Lavu E, Pandey S, Coulter C, Marais BJ, Coin LM: A complete high-quality MinION nanopore assembly of an extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing lineage strain identifies novel variation in repetitive PE/PPE gene regions. Microbial genomics 2018, 4(7).
  2. Bainomugisa A, Lavu E, Hiashiri S, Majumdar S, Honjepari A, Moke R, Dakulala P, Hill-Cawthorne GA, Pandey S, Marais BJ et al: Multi-clonal evolution of multi-drug-resistant/extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a high-prevalence setting of Papua New Guinea for over three decades. Microbial genomics 2018, 4(2).
  3. Bernays S, Bukenya D, Thompson C, Ssembajja F, Seeley J: Being an 'adolescent': The consequences of gendered risks for young people in rural Uganda. Childhood (Copenhagen, Denmark) 2018, 25(1):19-33.
  4. Byrne AL, Marais BJ, Mitnick CD, Garden FL, Lecca L, Contreras C, Yauri Y, Garcia F, Marks GB: Feasibility and yield of screening for non-communicable diseases among treated tuberculosis patients in Peru. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease: the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2018, 22(1):86-92.
  5. Byrne AL, Fox GJ, Marais BJ: Better than a pound of cure: preventing the development of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Future Microbiol 2018, 13:577-588.
  6. Detjen AK, McKenna L, Graham SM, Marais BJ, Amanullah F, Child WSTP, Adolescent TBWG: The upcoming UN general assembly resolution on tuberculosis must also benefit children. Lancet Glob Health 2018, 6(5):e485-e486.
  7. Dobler CC, Fox GJ, Douglas P, Viney KA, Ahmad Khan F, Temesgen Z, Marais BJ: Screening for tuberculosis in migrants and visitors from high incidence settings: present and future perspectives. Eur Respir J 2018, 52(1).
  8. Jahan I, Muhit M, Karim T, Smithers-Sheedy H, Novak I, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G: What makes children with cerebral palsy vulnerable to malnutrition? Findings from the Bangladesh cerebral palsy register (BCPR). Disability and rehabilitation 2018:1-8.
  9. Jenkins A, Capon A, Negin J, Marais B, Sorrell T, Parkes M, Horwitz P: Watersheds in planetary health research and action. Lancet Planet Health 2018, 2(12):e510-e511.
  10. Loveday M, Sunkari B, Master I, Daftary A, Mehlomakulu V, Hlangu S, Marais BJ: Household context and psychosocial impact of childhood multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease: the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2018, 22(1):40-46.
  11. Mai TQ, Martinez E, Menon R, Van Anh NT, Hien NT, Marais BJ, Sintchenko V: Mycobacterium tuberculosis Drug Resistance and Transmission among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018, 99(6):1397-1406.
  12. Marais BJ: Symptom-based screening of children with household tuberculosis contact. Lancet Respir Med 2018, 6(4):235-237.
  13. Marais BJ: Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection burden in poor urban communities. Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2018, 2(1):7-8.
  14. Marais B, Zumla A: Advancing global tuberculosis control after the UNGA-HLM. Lancet 2018, 392(10153):1096-1097.
  15. Marais BJ: Preventing tuberculosis in household contacts crucial to protect children and contain epidemic spread. Lancet Glob Health 2018, 6(12):e1260-e1261.
  16. Muhit M, Karim T, Islam J, Hardianto D, Muhiddin HS, Purwanta SA, Suhardjo S, Widyandana D, Khandaker G: The epidemiology of childhood blindness and severe visual impairment in Indonesia. The British journal of ophthalmology 2018, 102(11):1543-1549.
  17. Muhit M, Minto H, Parvin A, Jadoon MZ, Islam J, Yasmin S, Khandaker G: Prevalence of refractive error, presbyopia, and unmet need of spectacle coverage in a northern district of Bangladesh: Rapid Assessment of Refractive Error study. Ophthalmic epidemiology 2018, 25(2):126-132.
  18. Mupambireyi Z, Bernays S: Reflections on the Use of Audio Diaries to Access Young People's Lived Experiences of HIV in Zimbabwe. Qualitative health research 2018:1049732318780684.
  19. Nguyen PTK, Tran HT, Thai TTT, Foster K, Roberts CL, Marais BJ: Factors associated with breastfeeding intent among mothers of newborn babies in Da Nang, Viet Nam. Int Breastfeed J 2018, 13:2.
  20. Nguyen PTK, Thai TTB, Huynh J, Marais BJ: An Infant with Xpert((R)) Confirmed TB Meningitis in Central Viet Nam. J Clin Med 2018, 7(11).
  21. Oliveras C, Cluver L, Bernays S, Armstrong A: Nothing About Us Without RIGHTS-Meaningful Engagement of Children and Youth: From Research Prioritization to Clinical Trials, Implementation Science, and Policy. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2018, 78 Suppl 1:S27-s31.
  22. Power R, King C, Muhit M, Heanoy E, Galea C, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G: Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Developmental medicine and child neurology 2018, 60(5):469-479.
  23. Rachmi CN, Li M, Baur LA: The double burden of malnutrition in Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries: a comprehensive review of the literature. Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition 2018, 27(4):736-755.
  24. Seddon JA, Schaaf HS, Marais BJ, McKenna L, Garcia-Prats AJ, Hesseling AC, Hughes J, Howell P, Detjen A, Amanullah F et al: Time to act on injectable-free regimens for children with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Lancet Respir Med 2018, 6(9):662-664.
  25. Sibanda EL, Bernays S, Weller IVD, Hakim JG, Cowan FM: "Well, not me, but other women do not register because..."- Barriers to seeking antenatal care in the context of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among Zimbabwean women: a mixed-methods study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth 2018, 18(1):271.
  26. Abimbola S, Topp SM, Palagyi A, Marais B, Negin J: Global health security: where is the data to inform health system strengthening? BMJ global health 2017, 2(3):e000481.
  27. Akhter R, Hassan NM, Martin EF, Muhit M, Haque MR, Smithers-Sheedy H, Jones C, Badawi N, Khandaker G: Risk factors for dental caries among children with cerebral palsy in a low-resource setting. Developmental medicine and child neurology 2017, 59(5):538-543.
  28. Bernays S, Paparini S, Seeley J, Rhodes T: "Not Taking it Will Just be Like a Sin": Young People Living with HIV and the Stigmatization of Less-Than-Perfect Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy. Medical Anthropology 2017, 36(5):485-499.
  29. Bernays S, Paparini S, Seeley J, Namukwaya Kihika S, Gibb D, Rhodes T: Qualitative study of the BREATHER trial (Short Cycle antiretroviral therapy): is it acceptable to young people living with HIV? BMJ open 2017, 7(2):e012934.
  30. Boyd RN, Ziviani J, Sakzewski L, Novak I, Badawi N, Pannek K, Elliott C, Greaves S, Guzzetta A, Whittingham K et al: REACH: study protocol of a randomised trial of rehabilitation very early in congenital hemiplegia. BMJ open 2017, 7(9):e017204.
  31. Byrne AL, Marais BJ, Mitnick CD, Garden FL, Lecca L, Contreras C, Yauri Y, Garcia F, Marks GB: Chronic airflow obstruction after successful treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. ERJ Open Res 2017, 3(3).
  32. Fox GJ, Schaaf HS, Mandalakas A, Chiappini E, Zumla A, Marais BJ: Preventing the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and protecting contacts of infectious cases. Clin Microbiol Infect 2017, 23(3):147-153.
  33. Fox GJ, Dobler CC, Marais BJ, Denholm JT: Preventive therapy for latent tuberculosis infection-the promise and the challenges. Int J Infect Dis 2017, 56:68-76.
  34. Fox GJ, Dobler CC, Marais BJ, Denholm JT: Response to: Socio-political prescriptions for latent tuberculosis infection are required to prevent reactivation of tuberculosis. Int J Infect Dis 2017, 58:117-118.
  35. Godakandage SSP, Senarath U, Jayawickrama HS, Siriwardena I, Wickramasinghe S, Arumapperuma P, Ihalagama S, Nimalan S, Archchuna R, Umesh C et al: Policy and stakeholder analysis of infant and young child feeding programmes in Sri Lanka. BMC public health 2017, 17(Suppl 2):522.
  36. Hakim J, Musiime V, Szubert AJ, Mallewa J, Siika A, Agutu C, Walker S, Pett SL, Bwakura-Dangarembizi M, Lugemwa A et al: Enhanced Prophylaxis plus Antiretroviral Therapy for Advanced HIV Infection in Africa. The New England journal of medicine 2017, 377(3):233-245.
  37. Harausz EP, Garcia-Prats AJ, Seddon JA, Schaaf HS, Hesseling AC, Achar J, Bernheimer J, Cruz AT, D'Ambrosio L, Detjen A et al: New and Repurposed Drugs for Pediatric Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Practice-based Recommendations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2017, 195(10):1300-1310.
  38. Hill-Cawthorne GA, Capon AG, Sorrell TC, Marais BJ: A planetary health approach to emerging infections in Australia. Lancet 2017, 389(10076):1293.
  39. Horter S, Thabede Z, Dlamini V, Bernays S, Stringer B, Mazibuko S, Dube L, Rusch B, Jobanputra K: "Life is so easy on ART, once you accept it": Acceptance, denial and linkage to HIV care in Shiselweni, Swaziland. Social science & medicine (1982) 2017, 176:52-59.
  40. Isaacs D, Marais B: Lychees causing seasonal encephalopathy. J Paediatr Child Health 2017, 53(10):1028.
  41. Jenkins HE, Yuen CM, Rodriguez CA, Nathavitharana RR, McLaughlin MM, Donald P, Marais BJ, Becerra MC: Mortality in children diagnosed with tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Infectious diseases 2017, 17(3):285-295.
  42. Karn S, Devkota MD, Uddin S, Thow AM: Policy content and stakeholder network analysis for infant and young child feeding in Nepal. BMC public health 2017, 17(Suppl 2):421.
  43. Khandaker G, Van Bang N, Dung TQ, Giang NTH, Chau CM, Van Anh NT, Van Thuong N, Badawi N, Elliott EJ: Protocol for hospital based-surveillance of cerebral palsy (CP) in Hanoi using the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance mechanism (PAEDS-Vietnam): a study towards developing hospital-based disease surveillance in Vietnam. BMJ open 2017, 7(11):e017742.
  44. Mahmood H, Suleman Y, Hazir T, Akram DS, Uddin S, Dibley MJ, Abassi S, Shakeel A, Kazmi N, Thow AM: Overview of the infant and young child feeding policy environment in Pakistan: Federal, Sindh and Punjab context. BMC public health 2017, 17(Suppl 2):474.
  45. Mai TQ, Van Anh NT, Hien NT, Lan NH, Giang DC, Hang PTT, Lan NTN, Marais BJ, Sintchenko V: Drug resistance and Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain diversity in TB/HIV co-infected patients in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2017, 10:154-160.
  46. Marais BJ, Sintchenko V: Epidemic spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in China. The Lancet Infectious diseases 2017, 17(3):238-239.
  47. Marais BJ: Improving access to tuberculosis preventive therapy and treatment for children. Int J Infect Dis 2017, 56:122-125.
  48. Marais BJ, Graham SM: Symptom-based screening of child TB contacts: defining 'symptomatic'. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease: the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2017, 21(7):832-833.
  49. Marais BJ, Walker TM, Cirillo DM, Raviglione M, Abubakar I, van der Werf MJ, Boehme C, Niemann S, Castro KG, Zumla A et al: Aiming for zero tuberculosis transmission in low-burden countries. Lancet Respir Med 2017, 5(11):846-848.
  50. Marais BJ, Heemskerk AD, Marais SS, van Crevel R, Rohlwink U, Caws M, Meintjes G, Misra UK, Mai NTH, Ruslami R et al: Standardized Methods for Enhanced Quality and Comparability of Tuberculous Meningitis Studies. Clinical infectious diseases: an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2017, 64(4):501-509.
  51. Mavhu W, Willis N, Mufuka J, Mangenah C, Mvududu K, Bernays S, Mangezi W, Apollo T, Araya R, Weiss HA et al: Evaluating a multi-component, community-based program to improve adherence and retention in care among adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe: study protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Trials 2017, 18(1):478.
  52. McBryde ES, Meehan MT, Doan TN, Ragonnet R, Marais BJ, Guernier V, Trauer JM: The risk of global epidemic replacement with drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. Int J Infect Dis 2017, 56:14-20.
  53. Menon P, Thow AM: Strengthening policy research on infant and young child feeding: An imperative to support countries in scaling up impact on nutrition. BMC public health 2017, 17(Suppl 2):420.
  54. Namukwaya S, Paparini S, Seeley J, Bernays S: "How Do We Start? And How Will They React?" Disclosing to Young People with Perinatally Acquired HIV in Uganda. Frontiers in public health 2017, 5:343.
  55. Nguyen PTK, Nguyen NV, Phung TD, Marais B: X-pert MTB/RIF((R)) Diagnosis of Twin Infants with Tuberculosis in Da Nang, Viet Nam. J Clin Med 2017, 6(10).
  56. Nguyen TK, Tran TH, Roberts CL, Fox GJ, Graham SM, Marais BJ: Risk factors for child pneumonia - focus on the Western Pacific Region. Paediatric respiratory reviews 2017, 21:95-101.
  57. Nguyen TKP, Nguyen DV, Truong TNH, Tran MD, Graham SM, Marais BJ: Disease spectrum and management of children admitted with acute respiratory infection in Viet Nam. Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH 2017, 22(6):688-695.
  58. Novak I, Morgan C, Adde L, Blackman J, Boyd RN, Brunstrom-Hernandez J, Cioni G, Damiano D, Darrah J, Eliasson AC et al: Early, Accurate Diagnosis and Early Intervention in Cerebral Palsy: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. JAMA pediatrics 2017, 171(9):897-907.
  59. Oliwa JN, Marais BJ: Vaccines to prevent pneumonia in children - a developing country perspective. Paediatric respiratory reviews 2017, 22:23-30.
  60. Outhred AC, Britton PN, Marais BJ: Drug-Resistant tuberculosis - primary transmission and management. J Infect 2017, 74 Suppl 1:S128-S135.
  61. Perez-Velez CM, Roya-Pabon CL, Marais BJ: A systematic approach to diagnosing intra-thoracic tuberculosis in children. J Infect 2017, 74 Suppl 1:S74-S83.
  62. Petersen E, Maeurer M, Marais B, Migliori GB, Mwaba P, Ntoumi F, Vilaplana C, Kim K, Schito M, Zumla A: World TB Day 2017: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities in the "End-TB" Era. Int J Infect Dis 2017, 56:1-5.
  63. Phuong NTK, Hoang TT, Van PH, Tu L, Graham SM, Marais BJ: Encouraging rational antibiotic use in childhood pneumonia: a focus on Vietnam and the Western Pacific Region. Pneumonia (Nathan) 2017, 9:7.
  64. Phuong NT, Hoang TT, Foster K, Roberts CL, Marais BJ: Exploring pneumonia risk factors in Vietnamese infants: a survey of new mothers. BMJ Paediatr Open 2017, 1(1):e000155.
  65. Puri S, Fernandez S, Puranik A, Anand D, Gaidhane A, Quazi Syed Z, Patel A, Uddin S, Thow AM: Policy content and stakeholder network analysis for infant and young child feeding in India. BMC public health 2017, 17(Suppl 2):461.
  66. Rachmi CN, Li M, Alison Baur L: Overweight and obesity in Indonesia: prevalence and risk factors-a literature review. Public health 2017, 147:20-29.
  67. Rachmi CN, Hunter CL, Li M, Baur LA: Perceptions of overweight by primary carers (mothers/grandmothers) of under-five and elementary school-aged children in Bandung, Indonesia: a qualitative study. The international journal of behavioural nutrition and physical activity 2017, 14(1):101.
  68. Rachmi CN, Agho KE, Li M, Baur LA: Are stunted young Indonesian children more likely to be overweight, thin, or have high blood pressure in adolescence? International journal of public health 2017, 62(1):153-162.
  69. Ragonnet R, Trauer JM, Denholm JT, Marais BJ, McBryde ES: High rates of multidrug-resistant and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis among re-treatment cases: where do they come from? BMC Infect Dis 2017, 17(1):36.
  70. Ragonnet R, Trauer JM, Denholm JT, Marais BJ, McBryde ES: A user-friendly mathematical modelling web interface to assist local decision making in the fight against drug-resistant tuberculosis. BMC Infect Dis 2017, 17(1):374.
  71. Rasheed S, Roy SK, Das S, Chowdhury SN, Iqbal M, Akter SM, Jahan K, Uddin S, Thow AM: Policy content and stakeholder network analysis for infant and young child feeding in Bangladesh. BMC public health 2017, 17(Suppl 2):402.
  72. Shepherd E, Salam RA, Middleton P, Makrides M, McIntyre S, Badawi N, Crowther CA: Antenatal and intrapartum interventions for preventing cerebral palsy: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews 2017, 8:Cd012077.
  73. Skovdal M, Wringe A, Seeley J, Renju J, Paparini S, Wamoyi J, Moshabela M, Ddaaki W, Nyamukapa C, Ondenge K et al: Using theories of practice to understand HIV-positive persons varied engagement with HIV services: a qualitative study in six Sub-Saharan African countries. Sexually transmitted infections 2017, 93(Suppl 3).
  74. Thow AM, Karn S, Devkota MD, Rasheed S, Roy SK, Suleman Y, Hazir T, Patel A, Gaidhane A, Puri S et al: Opportunities for strengthening infant and young child feeding policies in South Asia: Insights from the SAIFRN policy analysis project. BMC public health 2017, 17(Suppl 2):404.
  75. Weekends-off efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected children, adolescents, and young adults (BREATHER): a randomised, open-label, non-inferiority, phase 2/3 trial. The lancet HIV 2016, 3(9):e421-e430.
  76. Goldsmith S, McIntyre S, Smithers-Sheedy H, Blair E, Cans C, Watson L, Yeargin-Allsopp M: An international survey of cerebral palsy registers and surveillance systems. Developmental medicine and child neurology 2016, 58 Suppl 2:11-17.
  77. Gurjav U, Erkhembayar B, Burneebaatar B, Narmandakh E, Tumenbayar O, Hill-Cawthorne GA, Marais BJ, Sintchenko V: Transmission of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Mongolia is driven by Beijing strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to all first-line drugs. Tuberculosis (Edinburgh, Scotland) 2016, 101:49-53.
  78. Muhit M, Wadud Z, Islam J, Khair Z, Shamanna BR, Jung J, Khandaker G: Generating Evidence for Program Planning: Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness in Bangladesh. Ophthalmic epidemiology 2016, 23(3):176-184.
  79. Rachmi CN, Agho KE, Li M, Baur LA: Stunting, Underweight and Overweight in Children Aged 2.0-4.9 Years in Indonesia: Prevalence Trends and Associated Risk Factors. PloS one 2016, 11(5):e0154756.
  80. Rachmi CN, Agho KE, Li M, Baur LA: Stunting coexisting with overweight in 2.0-4.9-year-old Indonesian children: prevalence, trends and associated risk factors from repeated cross-sectional surveys. Public health nutrition 2016, 19(15):2698-2707.
  81. Solomons R, Grantham M, Marais BJ, van Toorn R: IMCI indicators of childhood TBM at primary health care level in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease: the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2016, 20(10):1309-1313.
  82. Khandaker G, Smithers-Sheedy H, Islam J, Alam M, Jung J, Novak I, Booy R, Jones C, Badawi N, Muhit M: Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register (BCPR): a pilot study to develop a national cerebral palsy (CP) register with surveillance of children for CP. BMC neurology 2015, 15:173.
  83. Khandaker G, Muhit M, Rashid H, Khan A, Islam J, Jones C, Booy R: Infectious causes of childhood disability: results from a pilot study in rural Bangladesh. Journal of tropical pediatrics 2014, 60(5):363-369.
  84. Smithers-Sheedy H, Badawi N, Blair E, Cans C, Himmelmann K, Krageloh-Mann I, McIntyre S, Slee J, Uldall P, Watson L et al: What constitutes cerebral palsy in the twenty-first century? Developmental medicine and child neurology 2014, 56(4):323-328.
  85. Van Bang N, Van Anh NT, Van VT, Thai TT, Van Thuong N, Khandaker G, Elliott E: Surveillance of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) in tertiary care hospitals in Hanoi, Vietnam during a rubella epidemic. Vaccine 2014, 32(52):7065-7069.
  86. Kapata N, Chanda-Kapata P, O'Grady J, Bates M, Mwaba P, Janssen S, Marais B, Cobelens F, Grobusch M, Zumla A: Trends in childhood tuberculosis in Zambia: a situation analysis. Journal of tropical pediatrics 2013, 59(2):134-139.
  87. Perez-Velez CM, Marais BJ: Tuberculosis in children. The New England journal of medicine 2012, 367(4):348-361.
  88. Talukder K, Salim MA, Jerin I, Sharmin F, Talukder MQ, Marais BJ, Nandi P, Cooreman E, Rahman MA: Intervention to increase detection of childhood tuberculosis in Bangladesh. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease: the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2012, 16(1):70-75.