COMPASS: WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH KNOWLEDGE HUB

The Knowledge Hubs for Health were conceived as an Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) initiative to build knowledge, evidence and expertise to inform health policy dialogue in Asia and the Pacific. Working with partners in the region, the Women's and Children's Health Knowledge Hub produced a substantial evidence base and resources to inform regional policy in nutrition, reproductive health, maternal & newborn health and child health. The initial phase of the Knowledge Hubs for Health concluded in June 2013.

Compass: Women's and Children's Health Knowledge Hub was a partnership between the Burnet Institute, Menzies School of Health Research and the Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne. Enquiries about research conducted under the initiative should be directed to the relevant institution.


 
         
         
Credit: UN Women Asia & the Pacific 2013   Credit: Graham Crumb 2011
NUTRITION
Undernutrition is one of the most critical issues affecting women and children in many developing countries. Lack of institutional capacity and limited access to global nutrition evidence often prevents effective scale-up of proven nutrition interventions and programs. To assist policy and programme decision makers to review existing nutrition programs and plan new programs we have developed the Nutrition Critical Appraisal Tool and a supplementary short course, Nutrition and Food Security - Approaches to Improving the Health of Women and Children.
   

Nutrition Critical Appraisal Tool

Nutrition Critical Appraisal Tool to support governments to prioritise and manage the scaling up of effective interventions
Menzies School of Health Research
Available 2013
     
  Development of the Nutrition Critical Appraisal Tool (NCAT)
Heather Grieve, Kate Mellor, Anna Roesler, Jennifer Busch-Hallen
Menzies School of Health Research, Australia

Nutrition and Food Security - Approaches to Improving the Health of Women and Children - Short Course

Timor Leste nutrition literature profile series

The Timor Leste Nutrition Literature Profile Series describe general nutrition data sources as well as sources specific to infants and young children; women of reproductive age (including adolescent girls); pregnant and breastfeeding women; and food security, livelihoods and poverty.

Undernutrition in Pacific Island countries

  Undernutrition in Pacific Island Countries: an issue requiring further attention
Heather Grieve, Jennifer Busch-Hallen, Kate Mellor
Menzies School of Health Research, Australia
May 2013

The pre-pregnancy period as an entry point for health and nutrition interventions

The pre-pregnancy period as an entry point for health and nutrition interventions: experience from the Philippines
Sophie La Vincente, Beth Temple, Kim Mulholland
September 2011

The pre-pregnancy package: a public health intervention targeting women prior to pregnancy. Experience from the Philippines. Sandra Downing, Beth Temple, Sophie La Vincente, Vicky Lupase
Report
February 2011

 

  REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Universal access to reproductive health (MDG 5b) is the Millennium Development Goal towards which the least progress has been made. While there is increasing global evidence of the public health and socio-economic benefits of increasing voluntary access to family planning, we identified a critical need for context-specific analysis to support policy and planning, particularly in the Pacific were as many as 46% of women have an unmet need for family planning. Additionally, adolescents aged 10-19 years account for almost 20% of the world’s population and in many regions suffer a disproportionate burden of poor sexual and reproductive health, such that MDG 5a and 5b targets will not be achieved without targeted policy and programs to meet adolescents’ needs.
   

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health

  Improving Adolescent Reproductive Health in Asia and the Pacific: Do We Have the Data? A Review of DHS and MICS Surveys in Nine Countries
Natalie Gray, Peter Azzopardi, Elissa Kennedy, Elise Willersdorf and Mick Creati
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health July 2011
     
  Improving adolescent reproductive health - the need to address adolescent fertility and access family planning
Elissa Kennedy, Natalie Gray, Peter Azzopardi, Mick Creati
Policy Brief December 2011
     
  Adolescent Fertility and Family Planning in East Asia and the Pacific
Elissa Kennedy, Natalie Gray, Peter Azzopardi, Mick Creati
Journal of Reproductive Health June 2011
     
  Improving adolescent reproductive health - the importance of quality data
Natalie Gray, Peter Azzopardi, Elissa Kennedy, Mick Creati, Elise Willersdorf
Policy Brief June 2011
     
  Improving adolescent reproductive health - the importance of quality data
Natalie Gray, Peter Azzopardi, Elissa Kennedy, Mick Creati, Elise Willersdorf
Journal of Community Health and Clinical Medicine for the Pacific 2012;18(1)
     
 

Achieving MDG 5 for adolescents in Asia and the Pacific: lessons for the delivery of reproductive health services (A review of available data in nine countries)
Natalie Gray, Peter Azzopardi, Elissa Kennedy, Mick Creati and Elise Willersdorf
Briefing Paper November 2009

Annex: indicator definition; identified national-level data sources; DHS and MICS data (age-disaggregated) where available; and a brief discussion of age-related trends and policy implications for adolescent health. Due to the large file size, the Annex is available to download separately. Download Annex

     

  Addressing early and unintended pregnancy in the Pacific: the information and service delivery needs of adolescents in Vanuatu
Elissa Kennedy, Siula Bulu, Jennifer Harris, David Humphreys, Jayline Malverus and Natalie Gray
Policy Brief March 2013
     
  Increasing adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health services in Vanuatu
Elissa Kennedy, Siula Bulu, Jennifer Harris, David Humphreys, Jayline Malverus and Natalie Gray
Policy Brief March 2013
     
  Increasing adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health information in Vanuatu
Elissa Kennedy, Siula Bulu, Jennifer Harris, David Humphreys, Jayline Malverus and Natalie Gray
Policy Brief March 2013

Investing in family planning in the Pacific

  The case for investing in family planning in the Pacific: costs and benefits of reducing unmet need for contraception in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands
Elissa Kennedy, Sean Mackesy-Buckley, Sumi Subramaniam, Stanley Luchters
Reproductive Health 2013
     
  The case for investing in family planning in the Pacific
Elissa Kennedy, Sean Mackesy-Buckley, Sumi Subramaniam
Policy Brief 2013
     
  Life saver: why Pacific women deserve contraceptive choice
Elissa Kennedy
The Conversation 12 July 2012

  The case for investing in family planning in Vanuatu: Estimated costs and benefits of reducing unmet need
Elissa Kennedy, Sean Mackesy-Buckley, Sumi Subramaniam
Report 2012
     
  The case for investing in family planning in Vanuatu: Estimated costs and benefits of reducing unmet need
Elissa Kennedy, Sean Mackesy-Buckley, Sumi Subramaniam
Summary report 2012
     
  The case for investing in family planning in Solomon Islands: Estimated costs and benefits of reducing unmet need
Sean Mackesy-Buckley, Elissa Kennedy, Sumi Subramaniam
Report 2012
     
  The case for investing in family planning in Solomon Islands: Estimated costs and benefits of reducing unmet need
Sean Mackesy-Buckley, Elissa Kennedy, Sean Subramaniam
Summary report 2012
     
Credit: UN Photo/Kibae Park 2011   Credit: Save the Children 2009
MATERNAL AND NEWBORN HEALTH
In high-mortality settings community-based care has the potential to reduce mortality around the time of childbirth. Childbirth and the first 24 hours after birth is a critical period when 60% of maternal deaths and 32% of neonatal deaths occur. This theme reviewed interventions to improve equity and effectiveness of maternal health programs in the community.
 

Community-based care at birth

  Community-based care at childbirth - can it safely extend coverage in high mortality settings? Case studies in PNG, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Lao PDR
Chris Morgan, Pilly Mapira, Chris Hagarty, Jenny Kerrison, Louise Sampson, Anna Bauze
Briefing Paper June 2011
     
 

Improving maternal, newborn and child health in Papua New Guinea through Family and Community Health Care
Abbey Byrne, Chris Morgan
Burnet Institute and World Vision Australia Report October 2011

 

     
  Family and community health care in PNG
Abbey Byrne, Chris Morgan
Burnet Institute and World Vision Australia Policy Brief 2011
     
 

Community-based care at birth - what role can it play in maternal and newborn survival in high mortality settings?
Dr Chris Morgan
Working Paper March 2010

Consolidated site analyses
Annex March 2010

Community-based care at birth: hepatitis B birth-dose vaccination

  World Health Organization: Practices to improve coverage of the hepatitis B birth dose vaccine
Chris Morgan, Priya Mannava 
Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) March 2013
     
  The effects, safety and acceptability of compact, prefilled, autodisabled injection devices such as UnijectTM when delivered by lay health workers: Two systematic reviews
Claire Glenton, Rajesh Khanna, Chris Morgan, Elin Stromme Nilsen
Tropical Medicine & International Health 29 June 2013
   
  Protection against hepatitis B starts at birth: an opportunity to increase provision of postnatal care within the first 24 hours
Chris Morgan, Priya Mannava
Policy Brief October 2012
     
  Why Australia needs to support its neighbours to stop hep B
Chris Morgan, Benjamin Cowie and Priya Mannava
The Conversation 28 July 2012

Community-based care at birth: severe infection

 

Causes of puerperal and neonatal sepsis in resource-constrained settings and advocacy for an integrated community-based postnatal approach
Anne Miller, Chris Morgan, Joseph Vyankandondera.
International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2013.

     
  Review of the bacteriology of puerperal sepsis in resource-poor settings
Anne Miller
Working Paper November 2012

Maternal outcomes

  Approaches and tools to track progress to MDG 5 in the Pacific
Alison Morgan
Policy Brief March 2013
     
  Measuring maternal outcomes: lessons learned and potential approaches in the Pacific
Alison Morgan
Working Paper November 2012

  Reaching emergency obstetric care: overcoming the 'second delay'
Wendy Holmes, Elissa Kennedy
Briefing Paper June 2010
     
    Reaching emergency obstetric care: overcoming the 'second delay'
Wendy Holmes, Elissa Kennedy
Summary Paper October 2010

Maternal mental health

  Interventions to improve mental health in pregnancy and among women who have recently given birth in low- and middle-income countries
Jane Fisher, Priya Mannava and Stanley Luchters
Policy Brief November 2012
     
  Interventions for common perinatal mental disorders in women in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Rahman A, Fisher J, Bower P, Luchters S, Tran T, Yasamy M, Saxena S, Waheed W.
WHO Bulletin 2013
     
  Maternal Mental health deserves more attention
Wendy Holmes. Maya Goldstein, Jane Fischer
Policy Brief June 2011
     
  Prevalence and determinants of common perinatal mental disorders in women in low- and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review
Fisher, J. Cabral de Mello, M. Patel, V. Rahman, A. Tran, T. Holton, S. Holmes, W.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 90:2 March 2012
     
  The translation, adaptation and field testing of the Thinking Healthy Program for Viet Nam Fisher J, Mannava P, Nguyen H, Tran TD, Dam TTP, Tran HTT.
Technical Report
June 2013

Male involvement in maternal and child health

  Men and maternal and newborn health: Benefits, harms, challenges and potential strategies for engaging men
Jessica Davis, Stanley Luchters, Wendy Holmes
Briefing paper February 2013
     
  Engaging men in reproductive, maternal and newborn health
Wendy Holmes, Jess Davis, Stanley Luchters
Policy Brief May 2013

Equity in health service delivery

  Urban poverty and maternal, neontal and child health service delivery: the need for a focus on smaller cities
Sophie La Vincente, Anna Bauze and Bernardino Aldaba
Policy Brief September 2012
  CHILD HEALTH
In recent years in Asia and the Pacific there have been reductions in child mortality in most countries. However these gains are fragile and uneven across the region. Sustained progress in health services for children can only be made by improving health worker skills, numbers and leadership; and improving quality of services for mothers, newborns and children.
 

Child survival in the Western Pacific region

  The Western Pacific Regional Child Survival Strategy: progress and challenges in implementation
Nelu Jayawardena, Rami Subhi, Trevor Duke
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 48 (2012) 210–219
     
  Life-saving embrace: improving newborn survival in the Western Pacific
Trevor Duke
The Conversation 23 March 2013
     
  Reducing newborn mortality in the Asia Pacific region: an urgent need to address quality of care
Kate Milner, Trevor Duke, Ingrid Bucens
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health May 2013
     
  Improving newborn survival in the WHO South East Asian and Western Pacific Regions -the importance of community and facility based care
Kate Milner, Trevor Duke
Policy Brief June 2011
     
  Papua New Guinea: real progress towards MDG-4 and real challenges
Trevor Duke, William Lagani, David Mokela, W Saweri, Mobumo Kiromat, Paulus Ripa, John Vince, Wendy Pameh, Nakapi Tefuarani, Ilomo Hwaihwanje, Rami Subhi
International Health Journal August 2010
     
 

Improving paediatric and neonatal care in rural district hospitals in the highlands of Papua New Guinea: a quality improvement approach
Martin Sa'avu, Trevor Duke, Sens Matai
Paediatrics and International Child Health [in press]

     
  Improving child health in our region an investment in the future
Trevor Duke
The Age 24 November 2009

Leadership for child health

  Leadership for child health in the developing countries of the Western Pacific
Rami Subhi, Trevor Duke
Journal of Global Health: June 2011
     
  Child health is improving in PNG, and it's all about the people
Trevor Duke
Engage 20 November 2012
     
  The red tape is hurting those who need us the most
Trevor Duke
The Age 11 December 2011

Child health nurses

  Improving capacity for nurses’ critical role in child health in Pacific Island Countries
Samantha Colquhoun, Divi Ogaoga, Mathias Tamou, Titus Nasi, Rami Subhi and Trevor Duke
Policy brief April 2013
     
  Child health nurses in the Solomon Islands: lessons for the Pacific and other developing countries
Samantha Colquhoun, Divi Ogaoga, Mathias Tamou, Titus Nasi, Rami Subhi and Trevor Duke
Human Resources for Health 2012

WHO Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Sick Children

  Global use of the WHO Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: a systematic survey
Michelle Li, Julian Kelly, Rami Subhi, Wilson Were, Trevor Duke
Paediatrics and International Child Health July 2012
     
  Implementation in Indonesia of the WHO Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children
Michelle Y. Li, Ratih Puspita, Trevor Duke, Fransisca H. Agung, Badriul Hegar, Kirana Pritasari, Martin W. Weber Paediatrics and International Child Health August 2013
     
  Improving the Quality of Hospital Care for Children in Papua New Guinea: A pilot training course in West New Britain
Trevor Duke
Briefing paper September 2011
     
  Improving quality of hospital care for children
Trevor Duke, Rami Subhi, Julian Kelly, Amy Gray
Policy Brief June 2011
     
  By the book: a strategy for improving child health in Lao PDR
Amy Gray
Engage May 2013

Medicines for child health: antibiotics and oxygen

  Antibiotic resistant sepsis in newborns and infants: a major threat to achieving MDG-4 targets 
Trevor Duke, Rami Subhi, Julian Kelly, Lilian Downie
Policy brief January 2013
     
  Community-acquired neonatal and infant sepsis in developing countries: efficacy of WHO's currently recommended antibiotics -- systematic review and meta-analysis
Lilian Downie, Raffaela Armiento, Rami Subhi, Julian Kelly, Vanessa Clifford, Trevor Duke
Arch Dis Child 9 November 2012

  Effectiveness of pharmacy interventions in improving availability of essential medicines at the primary healthcare level
Michael Nunan, Trevor Duke
Tropical Medicine and International Health: May 2011
     
  Making medicines more available
Michael Nunan, Trevor Duke
Policy Brief June 2011

  Oxygen Therapy Pilot Project: Bringing Affordable and Lifesaving Oxygen to Patients in District Hospitals
Ministry of Health, Lao PDR; World Health Organisation
Report February 2012
     
  Clinical predictors and outcome of hypoxaemia among under-five diarrhoeal children with or without pneumonia in an urban hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Chisti MJ, Duke T, Robertson CF, Ahmed T, Faruque AS, Ashraf H, La Vincente S, Bardhan PK, Salam MA
Trop Med Int Health: January 2012
     
  The functioning of oxygen concentrators in resource-limited settings: a situation assessment in 2 countries
La Vicente SF, Peel D, Carai S, Weber MW, Enarson P, Maganga E, Soyolgerel G, Duke T
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease: May 2011
     
  An evaluation of oxygen systems for treatment of childhood pneumonia
Catto AG, Zgaga L, Theodoratou E, Huda T, Nair H, Ell Arifeen S, Rudan I, Duke T, Campbell H
BMC Public Health: April 2011
     
  Oxygen supplies for hospitals in Papua New Guinea: a comparison of the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of methods for different settings
Trevor Duke, David Peel, Francis Wandi, Rami Subhi, Martin Sa'avu, Sans Matai
Papua New Guinea Medical Journal, 53:3-4, Sep-Dec 2010
     
  Oxygen: a scarce essential medicine
Trevor Duke, Rami Subhi
Policy Brief June 2011
     
  Appropriate technology to achieve MDG4
Trevor Duke
Engage 16 April 2013

Zinc sulphate for treatment and prevention of diarrhoea, and other conditions in children in PNG
Trevor Duke
PNG Medical Journal. 2011;54(1-2):17-22.

Pneumonia, tuberculosis and acute rheumatic fever

  Setting research priorities to reduce global mortality from childhood pneumonia by 2015
Rudan I, El Arifeen S, Bhutta ZA, Black RE, Brooks A, Chan KY, Chopra M, Duke T, Marsh D, Pio A, Simoes EA, Tamburlini G, Theodoratou E, Weber MW, Whitney CG, Campbell H, Qazi SA; and the WHO/CHNRI Expert Group on Childhood Pneumonia
PLoS Medicine: September 2011
  Community management of severe pneumonia in children: the sooner the better
Molyneux EM, Graham SM
Lancet: November 2011
  The cost of outpatient pneumonia in children <5 years of age in Fiji
Temple B, Griffiths UK, Mulholland EK, Ratu FT, Tikoduadua L, Russell FM.
Tropical medicine & international health. 2011 Oct 18.

  Child tuberulosis: programmes, policy and practice
Graham S
Policy brief June 2013
     
  Requirements for the clinical evaluation of new anti-tuberculosis agents in children
Donald PR, Ahmed A, Burman WJ, Cotton MF, Graham SM, Mendel C, et al.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Jun;17(6):794-9.
     
  Progress and challenges in childhood tuberculosis
Marais BJ, Graham SM, Maeurer M, Zumla A. Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 Apr;13(4):287-9.
     
  Evaluation of an interferon-gamma release assay in children with suspected tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea. Uluk T, Allison WE, Vince J, Wand H, Tefuarani N, Causer LM, Graham SM.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Feb;32(2):187-9.
     
  Adoption of revised dosage recommendations for childhood tuberculosis in countries with different childhood tuberculosis burdens
Detjen A, Macé C, Perrin C, Graham SM, Grzemska M.
Public Health Action 2012.
     
  Tuberculosis in children: getting started on the road to zero
Armanallah F, Graham S.
Public Health Action 2013; 3:1.
     
  Preventive therapy in children exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis: problems and solutions
Rutherford ME, Hill PC, Triasih R, Sinfield R, van Crevel R, Graham SM.
Trop Med Int Health. 2012 Aug 5
     
  Contact investigation of children exposed to tuberculosis in South East Asia: a systematic review. Triasih R, Rutherford M, Lestari T, Utarini A, Robertson CF, Graham SM.
Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2012;2012:301808.
     
  Closing the policy-practice gap in the management of child contacts of tuberculosis cases in developing countries
Hill PC, Rutherford ME, Audas R, van Crevel R, Graham SM
PLoS Medicine: August 2011
     
  Missed opportunities for prevention of tuberculosis in children
Graham SM
Annals of Tropical Paediatrics: October 2011
     
  Treatment of paediatric TB: revised WHO guidelines
Graham SM
Paediatric Respiratory Reviews: March 2011
     
  The use of scoring systems for diagnosis of tuberculosis in children
Graham SM
Indian Journal of Pediatrics March 2011
     
  Rapid molecular detection of tuberculosis
Hesseling AC, Graham SM, Cuevas LE
New England Journal of Medicine: March 2011
     
    The crisis of tuberculosis in PNG – the role of older strategies for public health disease control
Amini J, Poka H, Kumbu J, Pomat N, Ripa P, Tefuarani N, Vince J, Duke T
PNG Medical Journal. 2013

 

Acute rheumatic fever: when to still think 'ARF'
Engelman D, Steer A.
Cardiology Today. 2012;2(3):10-9.

     
  Scabies in the developing world—its prevalence, complications, and management
Hay RJ, Steer AC, Engelman D, Walton S.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection
2012;18(4):313-23.
     

SOCIAL MEDIA
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PUBLICATIONS (BY CATEGORY)


Policy briefs and opinion pieces

Graham S. Child tuberculosis: programmes, policy and practice. Policy brief. June 2013.

Gray A By the book: a strategy for improving child health in Lao PDR Engage May 2013.

Duke T. Appropriate technology to achieve MDG4. Engage. 16 April 2013.

Duke T. Life-saving embrace: improving newborn survival in the Western Pacific. The Conversation. 23 March 2013.

Colquhoun S, Ogaoga D, Tamou M, Nasi T, Subhi R, Duke T Improving capacity for nurses’ critical role in child health in Pacific Island Countries Policy brief April 2013

Duke T, Subhi R, Kelly J, Downie L. Antibiotic resistant sepsis in newborns and infants: a major threat to achieving MDG-4 targets. Policy Brief. 2013.

Kennedy E, SiulaBulu, Harris J, Humphreys D, Malverus J, Gray N. Addressing early and unintended pregnancy in the Pacific: the information and service delivery needs of adolescents in Vanuatu. Policy brief. 2013.

Kennedy E, Bulu S, Harris J, Humphreys D, Malverus J, Gray N. Increasing adolescents’ access to sexual and reproductive health services in Vanuatu. Policy brief. 2013.

Kennedy E, Bulu S, Harris J, Humphreys D, Malverus J, Gray N. Increasing adolescents’ access to sexual and reproductive health information in Vanuatu. Policy brief. 2013.

Grieve H, Busch-Hallen J, Mellor K. Undernutrition in Pacific Island Countries: an issue requiring further attention. Melbourne 2013.

Kennedy E, Mackesy-Buckley S, Subramaniam S. The case for investing in family planning in the Pacific. Policy brief. 2013.

Morgan A. Approaches and tools to track progress to MDG 5 in the Pacific. Policy brief. March 2013.

Holmes W, Davis J, Luchters S. Engaging men in reproductive, maternal and newborn health Policy brief. May 2013.

Fisher J, Mannava P, Luchters S. Interventions to improve mental health in pregnancy and among women who have recently given birth in low- and middle-income countries. Policy brief. December 2012.

Kennedy E. Life saver: why Pacific women deserve contraceptive choice. The Conversation. 2012.

Duke T. Child health is improving in PNG and it's all about the people. Engage. 2012.

Morgan C, Cowie B, Mannava P. Why Australia needs to support its neighbours to stop hep B. The Conversation. 28 July 2012.

Morgan C, Mannava P. Protection against hepatitis B starts at birth: an opportunity to increase provision of postnatal care within the first 24 hours. Policy brief. 2012.

Vincente SL, Bauze A, Aldaba B. Urban poverty and maternal, neonatal and child health service delivery: the need to focus on smaller cities. Policy brief. 2012.

Byrne S, Morgan C. Family and community health care in PNG. Policy brief. 2011.

Duke T. The red tape is hurting those who need us the most. The Age. 11 December 2011.

Morgan C, Byrne A. Improving maternal, newborn and child health in PNG through family and community care. Development Policy Blog. 2011.

Duke T, Subhi R. Oxygen: a scarce essential medicine. Policy brief. June 2011.

Duke T, Subhi R, Kelly J, Gray A. Improving quality of hospital care for children. Policy brief. June 2011.

Gray N, Azzopardi P, Kennedy E, Creati M,Willersdorf E. Improving adolescent reproductive health - the importance of quality data. Policy brief. June 2011.

Holmes W, Goldstein M, Fischer J. Maternal mental health deserves more attention. Policy brief. June 2011.

Kennedy E, Gray N, Azzopardi P, Creati M. Improving adolescent reproductive health - the need to address adolescent fertility and access family planning. Policy brief. 2011.

Milner K, Duke T. Improving newborn survival in the WHO South East Asian and Western Pacific Regions -the importance of community and facility based care. Policy brief. June 2011.

Nunan M, Duke T. Making medicines more available. Policy brief. June 2011.

Duke T. Improving child health in our region an investment in the future. The Age. 24 November 2009.

Briefing papers, working papers and reports

Fisher J, Mannava P, Nguyen H, Tran TD, Dam TTP, Tran HTT. The translation, adaptation and field testing of the Thinking Healthy Program for Viet Nam. Report. June 2013.

Menzies School of Health Research, Timor Leste Nutrition Literature Profile: General nutrition 2013.

Menzies School of Health Research, Timor Leste Nutrition Literature Profile: Nutrition for women of reproductive age (including adolescent girls) 2013.

Menzies School of Health Research, Timor Leste Nutrition Literature Profile: Pregnant and breastfeeding women 2013.

Menzies School of Health Research, Timor Leste Nutrition Literature Profile: Food security, livelihoods and poverty 2013.

Menzies School of Health Research, Timor Leste Nutrition Literature Profile: Infants and young children 2013.

Grieve H, Busch-Hallen J, Mellor K Development of the Nutrition Critical Appraisal Tool (NCAT) Briefing paper May 2013.

Kennedy E, Mackesy-Buckley S, Subramaniam S. The case for investing in family planning in Vanuatu: Estimated costs and benefits of reducing unmet need. Report. 2013.

Mackesy-Buckley S, Kennedy E, Subramaniam S. The case for investing in family planning in Solomon Islands: Estimated costs and benefits of reducing unmet need. Summary report. 2013.

Kennedy E, Mackesy-Buckley S, Subramaniam S. The case for investing in family planning in Vanuatu: Estimated costs and benefits of reducing unmet need. Summary report. 2013.

Mackesy-Buckley S, Kennedy E, Subramaniam S. The case for investing in family planning in Solomon Islands: Estimated costs and benefits of reducing unmet need. Summary report. 2013.

World Health Organization; Ministry of Health, Lao PDR; Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne. Oxygen therapy pilot project: bringing affordable and lifesaving oxygen to patients in district hospitals. Report. 2012.

Davis J, Luchters S, Holmes W. Men and maternal and newborn health. Briefing paper. December 2012.

Miller A. Review of the bacteriology of puerperal sepsis in resource-poor settings. Working paper. 2012.

Morgan A, Maternal mortality audits and surveillance: lessons learned and potential approaches in the Pacific. Briefing paper 2012.

Menzies School of Health Research "Across the Timor Sea": Bringing together health workers from Timor Leste and the Northern Territory to learn about nutrition and food security Course Summary 2011

Sophie La Vincente, Beth Temple, Kim Mulholland The pre-pregnancy period as an entry point for health and nutrition interventions: experience from the Philippines Briefing Paper September 2011

Morgan C,Mapira P, Hagarty C, Kerrison J, Sampson L, Bauze A. Community-based care at childbirth - can it safely extend coverage in high mortality settings? Case studies in PNG, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Lao PDR. Briefing paper. June 2011.

Byrne A, Morgan C. Improving maternal, newborn and child health in Papua New Guinea through Family and Community Health Care. Report. October 2011.

Duke T. Improving the quality of hospital care for children in Papua New Guinea: a pilot training course in West New Britain. Briefing paper. September 2011.

Holmes W, Kennedy E. Reaching emergency obstetric care: overcoming the 'second delay'. Briefing paper. June 2010.

Holmes W, Kennedy E. Reaching emergency obstetric care: overcoming the 'second delay'. Summary paper. October 2010.

Duke T, Lagani W, Mokela D, Saweri W, Kiromat M, Ripa P, et al. Papua New Guinea: real progress towards MDG-4 and real challenges. Report. 2010.

Morgan C. Community-based care at birth – what role can it play in maternal and newborn survival in high mortality settings? Working paper. March 2010.

Duke T, Subhi R,Jayawardena N. The Western Pacific Regional Child Survival Strategy: progress and challenges in implementation. Briefing paper. November 2009.

Gray N, Azzopardi P, Kennedy E, Creati M,Willersdorf E. Achieving MDG 5 for adolescents in Asia and the Pacific: lessons for the delivery of reproductive health services (A review of available data in nine countries). Briefing paper. November 2009.

Journal articles

Miller A, Morgan C, Vyankandondera J. Causes of puerperal and neonatal sepsis in resource-constrained settings and advocacy for an integrated community-based postnatal approach. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2013.

Donald PR, Ahmed A, Burman WJ, Cotton MF, Graham SM, Mendel C, et al. Requirements for the clinical evaluation of new anti-tuberculosis agents in children. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Jun;17(6):794-9.

Marais BJ, Graham SM, Maeurer M, Zumla A. Progress and challenges in childhood tuberculosis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 Apr;13(4):287-9.

Uluk T, Allison WE, Vince J, Wand H, Tefuarani N, Causer LM, Graham SM. Evaluation of an interferon-gamma release assay in children with suspected tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Feb;32(2):187-9.

Amini J, Poka H, Kumbu J, Pomat N, Ripa P, Tefuarani N, Vince J, Duke T. The crisis of tuberculosis in PNG – the role of older strategies for public health disease control. PNG Medical Journal. 2013.

Kennedy E, Mackesy-Buckley S, Subramaniam S, Luchters S. The case for investing in family planning in the Pacific: costs and benefits of reducing unmet need for contraception in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. Reproductive Health. 2013.

Glenton C, Khanna R, Morgan C, Nilsen ES. The effects, safety and acceptability of compact, prefilled, autodisable injection devices when delivered by lay health workers: Two systematic reviews. Tropical Medicine & International Health. 29 June 2013.

Milner KM, Bucens I, Duke T. Reducing newborn mortality in the Asia Pacific region: an urgent need to address quality of care J Paediatrics Child Health. May 2013.

Downie L, Armiento R, Subhi R, Kelly J, Clifford V, Duke T. Community acquired neonatal and infant sepsis in developing countries: efficacy of WHO’s currently recommended antibiotics: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2012.

Rahman A, Fisher J, Bower P, Luchters S, Tran T, Yasamy M, Saxena S, Waheed W. Interventions for common perinatal mental disorders in women in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2013

Fisher J, Cabral de Mello M, Patel V, Rahman A, Tran T, Holton S, Holmes W. Prevalence and determinants of common perinatal mental disorders in women in low- and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2012 Feb 1;90(2):139-45H.

Detjen A, Macé C, Perrin C, Graham SM, Grzemska M. Adoption of revised dosage recommendations for childhood tuberculosis in countries with different childhood tuberculosis burdens. Public Health Action 2012.

Armanallah F, Graham S. Tuberculosis in children: getting started on the road to zero. Public Health Action 2013; 3:1.

Engelman D, Steer A. Acute rheumatic fever: when to still think 'ARF'. Cardiology Today. 2012;2(3):10-9.

Hay RJ, Steer AC, Engelman D, Walton S. Scabies in the developing world—its prevalence, complications, and management.Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2012;18(4):313-23.

Colquhoun S, Ogaoga D, Tamou M, Nasi T, Subhi R, Duke T. Child health nurses in the Solomon Islands: lessons for the Pacific and other developing countries. Human Resources for Health. 2012;10(1):45.

Triasih R, Rutherford M, Lestari T, Utarini A, Robertson CF, Graham SM. Contact investigation of children exposed to tuberculosis in South East Asia: a systematic review. Journal of tropical medicine. 2012;2012:301808.

Li M, Kelly J, Subhi R, Were W, Duke T. Global use of the WHO Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: a systematic survey. Paediatrics and International Child Health. 2012.

Rutherford ME, Hill PC, Triasih R, Sinfield R, van Crevel R, Graham SM. Preventive therapy in children exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis: problems and solutions. Trop Med Int Health. 2012 Aug 5.

Graham SM. Missed opportunities for prevention of tuberculosis in children. Annals of tropical paediatrics. 2011;31(4):297-9.

Gray N, Azzopardi P, Kennedy E,Willersdorf E, Creati M. Improving Adolescent Reproductive Health in Asia and the Pacific: Do We Have the Data? A Review of DHS and MICS Surveys in Nine Countries. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health.2011 Jul 31.

Catto AG, Zgaga L, Theodoratou E, Huda T, Nair H, El Arifeen S, Rudan, I, Duke T, Campbell H. An evaluation of oxygen systems for treatment of childhood pneumonia. BMC public health. 2011;11Suppl 3:S28.

Graham S. The use of scoring systems for diagnosis of tuberculosis in children. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2011 March 2011;78(3):334-9.

La Vincente SF, Peel D, Carai S, Weber MW, Enarson P, Maganga E, et al. The functioning of oxygen concentrators in resource-limited settings: a situation assessment in two countries. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease: the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2011 May;15(5):693-9.

Subhi R, Duke T. Leadership for child health in the developing countries of the Western Pacific. Journal of Global Health. 2011 June 2011;1(1):96-104.

Molyneux EM, Graham SM. Community management of severe pneumonia in children. Lancet. 2011 Nov 19;378(9805):1762-4.

Hesseling AC, Graham SM, Cuevas LE. Rapid molecular detection of tuberculosis.The New England journal of medicine. 2011 Jan 13;364(2):183-4; author reply 4-5.

Graham SM. Treatment of paediatric TB: revised WHO guidelines. Paediatric respiratory reviews. 2011 Mar;12(1):22-6.

Hill PC, Rutherford ME, Audas R, van Crevel R, Graham SM. Closing the policy-practice gap in the management of child contacts of tuberculosis cases in developing countries. PLoS medicine. 2011 Oct;8(10):e1001105.

Rudan I, El Arifeen S, Bhutta ZA, Black RE, Brooks A, Chan KY, Chopra M, Duke T,Marsh D, Pio A, Simoes EA, Tamburlini G, Theodoratou E, Weber MW, Whitney CG,Campbell H, Qazi SA. Setting research priorities to reduce global mortality from childhood pneumonia by 2015. PLoS medicine. 2011 Sep;8(9):e1001099.

Kennedy E, Gray N, Azzopardi P, Creati M. Adolescent fertility and family planning in East Asia and the Pacific: a review of DHS reports. Reproductive health. 2011;8:11.

Chisti MJ, Duke T, Robertson CF, Ahmed T, Faruque AS, Ashraf H, La Vincente S, Bardhan PK, Salam MA. Clinical predictors and outcome of hypoxaemia among under-five diarrhoeal children with or without pneumonia in an urban hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.Tropical medicine & international health.2011 Sep 23.

Nunan M, Duke T. Effectiveness of pharmacy interventions in improving availability of essential medicines at the primary healthcare level.Tropical medicine & international health. 2011 May;16(5):647-58.

Temple B, Griffiths UK, Mulholland EK, Ratu FT, Tikoduadua L, Russell FM.The cost of outpatient pneumonia in children <5 years of age in Fiji. Tropical medicine & international health.2011 Oct 18.

Duke T. Zinc sulphate for treatment and prevention of diarrhoea, and other conditions in children in PNG.PNG Medical Journal. 2011;54(1-2):17-22.

Lagani W, Mokela D, Saweri W, Kiromat M, Ripa P, Vince J,  Pameh W, Tefuarani N, Hwaihwanje I, Subhi R, Duke T. Papua New Guinea: real progress towards MDG 4 and real challenges. International Health. 2010 September 1, 2010;2(3):186-96.

Jayawardena N, Subhi R, Duke T. The Western Pacific Regional Child Survival Strategy: Progress and challenges in implementation. Journal of paediatrics and child health.2010 Dec 29.

Duke T, Peel D, Wandi F, Subhi R, Sa'avu M, Matai S. Oxygen supplies for hospitals in Papua New Guinea: a comparison of the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of methods for different settings. Papua New Guinea Medical Journal. 2010 Sep-Dec 2010;53(3-4):126-38.

Curriculum, tools and guidelines

Menzies School of Health Research. Nutrition and Food Security Short Course - approaches to improving the health of women and children. Curriculum (Adapted to district level, Manatuto, Timor Leste). 2012 (2013).

Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne and Fiji National University. Advanced Diploma of Paediatric Nursing. 2013.

Menzies School of Health Research. Nutrition Critical Appraisal Tool to support governments to prioritise and manage the scaling up of effective interventions. 2013.

Centre for International Child Health, Paediatric Hospital Reporting System 2010.

World Health Organization, Practices to improve coverage of the hepatitis B birth dose vaccine (WHO/IVB/12.11) March 2012. Prepared by Morgan C, Mannava P.

Stories of change

 

KNOWLEDGE HUBS FOR HEALTH


The Knowledge Hubs for Health, a strategic partnership initiative funded by AusAID, included the Health Policy and Health Finance Knowledge Hub at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, the University of Melbourne, the Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub at the University of New South Wales and the Health Information Systems Knowledge Hub hosted by the University of Queensland.

The research conducted under this initiative has been funded by AusAID. The views represented are not necessarily those of AusAID or the Australian Government.