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Professor Donald De Savigny

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    1. Galactionova K, Tediosi F, de Savigny D, Smith T, Tanner M. Effective coverage and systems effectiveness for malaria case management in sub-Saharan African countries. PLoS One. 2015; 10(5):e0127818. PMID: 26000856; PMCID: PMC4441512.
    2. AbouZahr C, de Savigny D, Mikkelsen L, Setel PW, Lozano R, Lopez AD. Towards universal civil registration and vital statistics systems: the time is now. Lancet. 2015 Oct 03; 386(10001):1407-1418. PMID: 25971217.
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    3. AbouZahr C, de Savigny D, Mikkelsen L, Setel PW, Lozano R, Nichols E, Notzon F, Lopez AD. Civil registration and vital statistics: progress in the data revolution for counting and accountability. Lancet. 2015 Oct 03; 386(10001):1373-1385. PMID: 25971224.
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    4. Phillips DE, AbouZahr C, Lopez AD, Mikkelsen L, de Savigny D, Lozano R, Wilmoth J, Setel PW. Are well functioning civil registration and vital statistics systems associated with better health outcomes? Lancet. 2015 Oct 03; 386(10001):1386-1394. PMID: 25971222.
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    5. Mikkelsen L, Phillips DE, AbouZahr C, Setel PW, de Savigny D, Lozano R, Lopez AD. A global assessment of civil registration and vital statistics systems: monitoring data quality and progress. Lancet. 2015 Oct 03; 386(10001):1395-1406. PMID: 25971218.
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    6. Mrema S, Kante AM, Levira F, Mono A, Irema K, de Savigny D, Masanja H. Health & Demographic Surveillance System Profile: The Rufiji Health and Demographic Surveillance System (Rufiji HDSS). Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Apr; 44(2):472-83. PMID: 25747869.
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    7. Shretta R, Johnson B, Smith L, Doumbia S, de Savigny D, Anupindi R, Yadav P. Costing the supply chain for delivery of ACT and RDTs in the public sector in Benin and Kenya. Malar J. 2015 Feb 05; 14:57. PMID: 25652315; PMCID: PMC4341244.
    8. Lê G, Mirzoev T, Orgill M, Erasmus E, Lehmann U, Okeyo S, Goudge J, Maluka S, Uzochukwu B, Aikins M, de Savigny D, Tomson G, Gilson L. A new methodology for assessing health policy and systems research and analysis capacity in African universities. Health Res Policy Syst. 2014 Oct 08; 12:59. PMID: 25296935; PMCID: PMC4210597.
    9. Blanchet K, Gilbert C, de Savigny D. Rethinking eye health systems to achieve universal coverage: the role of research. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Oct; 98(10):1325-8. PMID: 24990874; PMCID: PMC4174128.
    10. Byass P, de Savigny D, Lopez AD. Essential evidence for guiding health system priorities and policies: anticipating epidemiological transition in Africa. Glob Health Action. 2014; 7:23359. PMID: 24848653; PMCID: PMC4028905.
    11. Kanté AM, Nathan R, Helleringer S, Sigilbert M, Levira F, Masanja H, de Savigny D, Abdulla S, Phillips JF. The contribution of reduction in malaria as a cause of rapid decline of under-five mortality: evidence from the Rufiji Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) in rural Tanzania. Malar J. 2014 May 10; 13:180. PMID: 24885311; PMCID: PMC4029880.
    12. Masanja IM, Selemani M, Khatib RA, Amuri B, Kuepfer I, Kajungu D, de Savigny D, Kachur SP, Skarbinski J. Correct dosing of artemether-lumefantrine for management of uncomplicated malaria in rural Tanzania: do facility and patient characteristics matter? Malar J. 2013 Dec 10; 12:446. PMID: 24325267; PMCID: PMC4029733.
    13. Tediosi F, Steinmann P, de Savigny D, Tanner M. Developing eradication investment cases for onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, and human African trypanosomiasis: rationale and main challenges. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Nov; 7(11):e2446. PMID: 24244762; PMCID: PMC3820723.
    14. Mikkelsen-Lopez I, Tediosi F, Abdallah G, Njozi M, Amuri B, Khatib R, Manzi F, de Savigny D. Beyond antimalarial stock-outs: implications of health provider compliance on out-of-pocket expenditure during care-seeking for fever in South East Tanzania. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 Oct 27; 13:444. PMID: 24161029; PMCID: PMC3815072.
    15. Selemani M, Masanja IM, Kajungu D, Amuri M, Njozi M, Khatib RA, Abdulla S, de Savigny D. Health worker factors associated with prescribing of artemisinin combination therapy for uncomplicated malaria in rural Tanzania. Malar J. 2013 Sep 21; 12:334. PMID: 24053679; PMCID: PMC3848943.
    16. Leitao J, Chandramohan D, Byass P, Jakob R, Bundhamcharoen K, Choprapawon C, de Savigny D, Fottrell E, França E, Frøen F, Gewaifel G, Hodgson A, Hounton S, Kahn K, Krishnan A, Kumar V, Masanja H, Nichols E, Notzon F, Rasooly MH, Sankoh O, Spiegel P, AbouZahr C, Amexo M, Kebede D, Alley WS, Marinho F, Ali M, Loyola E, Chikersal J, Gao J, Annunziata G, Bahl R, Bartolomeus K, Boerma T, Ustun B, Chou D, Muhe L, Mathai M. Revising the WHO verbal autopsy instrument to facilitate routine cause-of-death monitoring. Glob Health Action. 2013 Sep 13; 6:21518. PMID: 24041439; PMCID: PMC3774013.
    17. Warren AE, Wyss K, Shakarishvili G, Atun R, de Savigny D. Global health initiative investments and health systems strengthening: a content analysis of global fund investments. Global Health. 2013 Jul 26; 9(1):30. PMID: 23889824; PMCID: PMC3750586.
    18. Khatib RA, Selemani M, Mrisho GA, Masanja IM, Amuri M, Njozi MH, Kajungu D, Kuepfer I, Abdulla SM, de Savigny D. Access to artemisinin-based anti-malarial treatment and its related factors in rural Tanzania. Malar J. 2013 May 07; 12:155. PMID: 23651521; PMCID: PMC3651283.
    19. Adam T, Hsu J, de Savigny D, Lavis JN, Røttingen JA, Bennett S. Evaluating health systems strengthening interventions in low-income and middle-income countries: are we asking the right questions? Health Policy Plan. 2012 Oct; 27 Suppl 4:iv9-19. PMID: 23014156.
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    20. de Savigny D, Webster J, Agyepong IA, Mwita A, Bart-Plange C, Baffoe-Wilmot A, Koenker H, Kramer K, Brown N, Lengeler C. Introducing vouchers for malaria prevention in Ghana and Tanzania: context and adoption of innovation in health systems. Health Policy Plan. 2012 Oct; 27 Suppl 4:iv32-43. PMID: 23014151.
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    21. Adam T, de Savigny D. Systems thinking for strengthening health systems in LMICs: need for a paradigm shift. Health Policy Plan. 2012 Oct; 27 Suppl 4:iv1-3. PMID: 23014149.
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    22. Brooks A, Smith TA, de Savigny D, Lengeler C. Implementing new health interventions in developing countries: why do we lose a decade or more? BMC Public Health. 2012 Aug 21; 12:683. PMID: 22908877; PMCID: PMC3495221.
    23. Maire N, Hegnauer M, Nguyen D, Godelmann L, Hoffmann A, de Savigny D, Tanner M. The Health Resources Allocation Model (HRAM) for the 21st century. Geospat Health. 2012 May; 6(2):295-8. PMID: 22639131.
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    24. Mikkelsen-Lopez I, Wyss K, de Savigny D. An approach to addressing governance from a health system framework perspective. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2011 Dec 02; 11:13. PMID: 22136318; PMCID: PMC3247022.
    25. Windisch R, de Savigny D, Onadja G, Somda A, Wyss K, Sié A, Kouyaté B. HIV treatment and reproductive health in the health system in Burkina Faso: resource allocation and the need for integration. Reprod Health Matters. 2011 Nov; 19(38):163-75. PMID: 22118150.
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    26. Windisch R, Waiswa P, Neuhann F, Scheibe F, de Savigny D. Scaling up antiretroviral therapy in Uganda: using supply chain management to appraise health systems strengthening. Global Health. 2011 Aug 01; 7:25. PMID: 21806826; PMCID: PMC3161852.
    27. Ackumey MM, Kwakye-Maclean C, Ampadu EO, de Savigny D, Weiss MG. Health services for Buruli ulcer control: lessons from a field study in Ghana. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Jun; 5(6):e1187. PMID: 21713021; PMCID: PMC3119641.
    28. Fürst T, Tschannen AB, Raso G, Acka CA, de Savigny D, Girardin O, N'Goran EK, Utzinger J. Effect of an armed conflict on relative socioeconomic position of rural households: case study from western Côte d'Ivoire. Emerg Themes Epidemiol. 2010 Aug 31; 7(1):6. PMID: 20807398; PMCID: PMC2945336.
    29. Beer N, Ali AS, de Savigny D, Al-Mafazy AW, Ramsan M, Abass AK, Omari RS, Björkman A, Källander K. System effectiveness of a targeted free mass distribution of long lasting insecticidal nets in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Malar J. 2010 Jun 18; 9:173. PMID: 20565860; PMCID: PMC2911471.
    30. Njau RJ, de Savigny D, Gilson L, Mwageni E, Mosha FW. Implementation of an insecticide-treated net subsidy scheme under a public-private partnership for malaria control in Tanzania--challenges in implementation. Malar J. 2009 Aug 21; 8:201. PMID: 19698109; PMCID: PMC3224907.
    31. Masanja H, de Savigny D, Smithson P, Schellenberg J, John T, Mbuya C, Upunda G, Boerma T, Victora C, Smith T, Mshinda H. Child survival gains in Tanzania: analysis of data from demographic and health surveys. Lancet. 2008 Apr 12; 371(9620):1276-83. PMID: 18406862.
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    32. Tanner M, de Savigny D. Malaria eradication back on the table. Bull World Health Organ. 2008 Feb; 86(2):82. PMID: 18297155; PMCID: PMC2647379.
    33. Zinsstag J, Schelling E, Roth F, Bonfoh B, de Savigny D, Tanner M. Human benefits of animal interventions for zoonosis control. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Apr; 13(4):527-31. PMID: 17553265; PMCID: PMC2725951.
    34. Masanja H, Schellenberg JA, Mshinda HM, Shekar M, Mugyabuso JK, Ndossi GD, de Savigny D. Vitamin A supplementation in Tanzania: the impact of a change in programmatic delivery strategy on coverage. BMC Health Serv Res. 2006 Nov 01; 6:142. PMID: 17078872; PMCID: PMC1635705.
    35. van Kammen J, de Savigny D, Sewankambo N. Using knowledge brokering to promote evidence-based policy-making: The need for support structures. Bull World Health Organ. 2006 Aug; 84(8):608-12. PMID: 16917647; PMCID: PMC2627440.
    36. Ahorlu CK, Koram KA, Ahorlu C, de Savigny D, Weiss MG. Socio-cultural determinants of treatment delay for childhood malaria in southern Ghana. Trop Med Int Health. 2006 Jul; 11(7):1022-31. PMID: 16827703.
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    37. Tugwell P, de Savigny D, Hawker G, Robinson V. Applying clinical epidemiological methods to health equity: the equity effectiveness loop. BMJ. 2006 Feb 11; 332(7537):358-61. PMID: 16470062; PMCID: PMC1363922.
    38. Utzinger J, de Savigny D. Control of neglected tropical diseases: integrated chemotherapy and beyond. PLoS Med. 2006 Jan; 3(5):e112. PMID: 16435910; PMCID: PMC1351919.
    39. Masanja H, Schellenberg JA, de Savigny D, Mshinda H, Victora CG. Impact of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness on inequalities in child health in rural Tanzania. Health Policy Plan. 2005 Dec; 20 Suppl 1:i77-i84. PMID: 16306073.
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    40. Ahorlu CK, Koram KA, Ahorlu C, de Savigny D, Weiss MG. Community concepts of malaria-related illness with and without convulsions in southern Ghana. Malar J. 2005 Sep 27; 4:47. PMID: 16188023; PMCID: PMC1262759.
    41. Rowe AK, de Savigny D, Lanata CF, Victora CG. How can we achieve and maintain high-quality performance of health workers in low-resource settings? Lancet. 2005 Sep 17-23; 366(9490):1026-35. PMID: 16168785.
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    42. Adam T, Manzi F, Schellenberg JA, Mgalula L, de Savigny D, Evans DB. Does the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness cost more than routine care? Results from the United Republic of Tanzania. Bull World Health Organ. 2005 May; 83(5):369-77. PMID: 15976878; PMCID: PMC2626239.
    43. Semali IA, Tanner M, de Savigny D. Decentralizing EPI services and prospects for increasing coverage: the case of Tanzania. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2005 Jan-Mar; 20(1):21-39. PMID: 15799455.
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    44. Armstrong Schellenberg JR, Adam T, Mshinda H, Masanja H, Kabadi G, Mukasa O, John T, Charles S, Nathan R, Wilczynska K, Mgalula L, Mbuya C, Mswia R, Manzi F, de Savigny D, Schellenberg D, Victora C. Effectiveness and cost of facility-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Tanzania. Lancet. 2004 Oct 30-Nov 5; 364(9445):1583-94. PMID: 15519628.
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    45. Nathan R, Masanja H, Mshinda H, Schellenberg JA, de Savigny D, Lengeler C, Tanner M, Victora CG. Mosquito nets and the poor: can social marketing redress inequities in access? Trop Med Int Health. 2004 Oct; 9(10):1121-6. PMID: 15482406.
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    46. de Savigny D, Binka F. Monitoring future impact on malaria burden in sub-saharan Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Aug; 71(2 Suppl):224-31. PMID: 15331841.
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    47. de Savigny D, Mayombana C, Mwageni E, Masanja H, Minhaj A, Mkilindi Y, Mbuya C, Kasale H, Reid G. Care-seeking patterns for fatal malaria in Tanzania. Malar J. 2004 Jul 28; 3:27. PMID: 15282029; PMCID: PMC514497.
    48. Armstrong Schellenberg J, Bryce J, de Savigny D, Lambrechts T, Mbuya C, Mgalula L, Wilczynska K. The effect of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness on observed quality of care of under-fives in rural Tanzania. Health Policy Plan. 2004 Jan; 19(1):1-10. PMID: 14679280.
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    49. Lines J, Lengeler C, Cham K, de Savigny D, Chimumbwa J, Langi P, Carroll D, Mills A, Hanson K, Webster J, Lynch M, Addington W, Hill J, Rowland M, Worrall E, MacDonald M, Kilian A. Scaling-up and sustaining insecticide-treated net coverage. Lancet Infect Dis. 2003 Aug; 3(8):465-6; discussion 467-8. PMID: 12901886.
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    50. Schellenberg JA, Victora CG, Mushi A, de Savigny D, Schellenberg D, Mshinda H, Bryce J. Inequities among the very poor: health care for children in rural southern Tanzania. Lancet. 2003 Feb 15; 361(9357):561-6. PMID: 12598141.
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    51. Le Sueur D, Binka F, Lengeler C, De Savigny D, Snow B, Teuscher T, Toure Y. An atlas of malaria in Africa. Afr Health. 1997 Jan; 19(2):23-4. PMID: 12292303.
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    52. De Jonge N, Fillié YE, Hilberath GW, Krijger FW, Lengeler C, de Savigny DH, van Vliet NG, Deelder AM. Presence of the schistosome circulating anodic antigen (CAA) in urine of patients with Schistosoma mansoni or S. haematobium infections. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1989 Nov; 41(5):563-9. PMID: 2510528.
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    53. Woodruff AW, de Savigny DH, Hendy-Ibbs PM. Toxocaral and toxoplasmal antibodies in cat breeders and in Icelanders exposed to cats but not to dogs. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1982 Jan 30; 284(6312):309-10. PMID: 6800442; PMCID: PMC1495862.
    54. de Savigny DH, Voller A, Woodruff AW. Toxocariasis: serological diagnosis by enzyme immunoassay. J Clin Pathol. 1979 Mar; 32(3):284-8. PMID: 372253; PMCID: PMC1145636.
    55. de Savigny DH, Tizard IR. Toxocaral larva migrans: the use of larval secretory antigens in haemagglutination and soluble antigen fluorescent antibody tests. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1977; 71(6):501-7. PMID: 343311.
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