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    1. Fonn S, Egesah O, Cole D, Griffiths F, Manderson L, Kabiru C, Ezeh A, Thorogood M, Izugbara C. Building the capacity to solve complex health challenges in sub-Saharan Africa: CARTA's multidisciplinary PhD training. Can J Public Health. 2016 12 27; 107(4-5):e381-e386. PMID: 28026701.
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    2. Kawonga M, Blaauw D, Fonn S. The influence of health system organizational structure and culture on integration of health services: the example of HIV service monitoring in South Africa. Health Policy Plan. 2016 Nov; 31(9):1270-80. PMID: 27198977.
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    3. van der Merwe LJ, van Zyl GJ, St Clair Gibson A, Viljoen M, Iputo JE, Mammen M, Chitha W, Perez AM, Hartman N, Fonn S, Green-Thompson L, Ayo-Ysuf OA, Botha GC, Manning D, Botha SJ, Hift R, Retief P, van Heerden BB, Volmink J. South African medical schools: Current state of selection criteria and medical students' demographic profile. S Afr Med J. 2015 Dec 16; 106(1):76-81. PMID: 26792312.
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    4. Rispel LC, de Jager P, Fonn S. Exploring corruption in the South African health sector. Health Policy Plan. 2016 Mar; 31(2):239-49. PMID: 26104821.
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    5. Kawonga M, Blaauw D, Fonn S. Exploring the use of social network analysis to measure communication between disease programme and district managers at sub-national level in South Africa. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jun; 135:1-14. PMID: 25931377.
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    6. London L, Sanders D, Klugman B, Usdin S, Baldwin-Ragaven L, Fonn S, Goldstein S. Israel-Gaza conflict. Lancet. 2014 Aug 30; 384(9945):e34. PMID: 25176554.
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    7. Loukanova S, Prytherch H, Blank A, Duysburgh E, Tomson G, Gustafsson LL, Sié A, Williams J, Leshabari M, Haefeli WE, Sauerborn R, Fonn S. Nesting doctoral students in collaborative North-South partnerships for health systems research. Glob Health Action. 2014; 7:24070. PMID: 25030216.
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    8. Klipstein-Grobusch K, Chirwa T, Fonn S. Current status and future prospects of epidemiology and public health training and research in the WHO African region. Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Oct; 42(5):1522-3. PMID: 24159081.
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    9. Kawonga M, Fonn S, Blaauw D. Administrative integration of vertical HIV monitoring and evaluation into health systems: a case study from South Africa. Glob Health Action. 2013 Jan 24; 6:19252. PMID: 23364092.
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    10. Christofides NJ, Nieuwoudt S, Usdin S, Goldstein S, Fonn S. A South African university-practitioner partnership to strengthen capacity in social and behaviour change communication. Glob Health Action. 2013 Jan 24; 6:19300. PMID: 23364096.
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    11. Rispel LC, Fonn S. Building new knowledge: celebrating the Wits School of Public Health (WSPH). Glob Health Action. 2013 Jan 24; 6:1-5. PMID: 23472993.
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    12. Doherty J, Conco D, Couper I, Fonn S. Developing a new mid-level health worker: lessons from South Africa's experience with clinical associates. Glob Health Action. 2013 Jan 24; 6:19282. PMID: 23364079.
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    13. Doherty J, Couper I, Fonn S. Will clinical associates be effective for South Africa? S Afr Med J. 2012 Sep 07; 102(11 Pt 1):833-5. PMID: 23116736.
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    14. Ray S, Madzimbamuto F, Fonn S. Activism: working to reduce maternal mortality through civil society and health professional alliances in sub-Saharan Africa. Reprod Health Matters. 2012 Jun; 20(39):40-9. PMID: 22789081.
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    15. Kellerman R, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Weiner R, Wayling S, Fonn S. Investing in African research training institutions creates sustainable capacity for Africa: the case of the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health masters programme in epidemiology and biostatistics. Health Res Policy Syst. 2012 Apr 04; 10(1):11. PMID: 22475629.
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    16. Kawonga M, Blaauw D, Fonn S. Aligning vertical interventions to health systems: a case study of the HIV monitoring and evaluation system in South Africa. Health Res Policy Syst. 2012 Jan 26; 10:2. PMID: 22280794.
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    17. Sartorius BK, Sartorius K, Chirwa TF, Fonn S. Infant mortality in South Africa--distribution, associations and policy implications, 2007: an ecological spatial analysis. Int J Health Geogr. 2011 Nov 18; 10:61. PMID: 22093084.
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    18. Fonn S, Sundari Ravindran TK. The macroeconomic environment and sexual and reproductive health: a review of trends over the last 30 years. Reprod Health Matters. 2011 Nov; 19(38):11-25. PMID: 22118138.
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    19. Allotey PA, Diniz S, Dejong J, Delvaux T, Gruskin S, Fonn S. Sexual and reproductive health and rights in public health education. Reprod Health Matters. 2011 Nov; 19(38):56-68. PMID: 22118142.
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    20. Sundari Ravindran TK, Fonn S. Are social franchises contributing to universal access to reproductive health services in low-income countries? Reprod Health Matters. 2011 Nov; 19(38):85-101. PMID: 22118144.
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    21. Fonn S, Ray S, Blaauw D. Innovation to improve health care provision and health systems in sub-Saharan Africa - promoting agency in mid-level workers and district managers. Glob Public Health. 2011; 6(6):657-68. PMID: 20582782.
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    22. Fonn S. Linking public health training and health systems development in sub-Saharan Africa: opportunities for improvement and collaboration. J Public Health Policy. 2011; 32 Suppl 1:S44-51. PMID: 21730993.
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    23. Ezeh AC, Izugbara CO, Kabiru CW, Fonn S, Kahn K, Manderson L, Undieh AS, Omigbodun A, Thorogood M. Building capacity for public and population health research in Africa: the consortium for advanced research training in Africa (CARTA) model. Glob Health Action. 2010 Nov 12; 3. PMID: 21085517.
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    24. Chopra M, Daviaud E, Pattinson R, Fonn S, Lawn JE. Saving the lives of South Africa's mothers, babies, and children: can the health system deliver? Lancet. 2009 Sep 05; 374(9692):835-46. PMID: 19709729.
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    25. Kawonga M, Fonn S. Achieving effective cervical screening coverage in South Africa through human resources and health systems development. Reprod Health Matters. 2008 Nov; 16(32):32-40. PMID: 19027620.
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    26. Thomas LS, Jina R, Tint KS, Fonn S. Making systems work: the hard part of improving maternal health services in South Africa. Reprod Health Matters. 2007 Nov; 15(30):38-49. PMID: 17938069.
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    27. Fonn S. Comment: healthcare and livelihoods. Scand J Public Health Suppl. 2007 Aug; 69:186-7. PMID: 17676522.
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    28. Fonn S. Human resource requirements for introducing cervical screening--who do we need where? S Afr Med J. 2003 Dec; 93(12):901-3. PMID: 14750488.
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    29. Fonn S. At what age are South African women first having sex? S Afr Med J. 2003 Apr; 93(4):279. PMID: 12806718.
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    30. Fonn S. Not only what you do, but how you do it: working with health care practitioners on gender equality. Women Health. 2003; 37(4):105-20. PMID: 12956217.
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    31. Olweny C, Sepulveda C, Merriman A, Fonn S, Borok M, Ngoma T, Doh A, Stjernsward J. Desirable services and guidelines for the treatment and palliative care of HIV disease patients with cancer in Africa: a World Health Organization consultation. J Palliat Care. 2003; 19(3):198-205. PMID: 14606333.
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    32. Fonn S, Bloch B, Mabina M, Carpenter S, Cronje H, Maise C, Bennun M, du Toit G, de Jonge E, Manana I, Lindeque G. Prevalence of pre-cancerous lesions and cervical cancer in South Africa--a multicentre study. S Afr Med J. 2002 Feb; 92(2):148-56. PMID: 11894653.
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    33. Fonn S, Xaba M. Health Workers for Change: developing the initiative. Health Policy Plan. 2001 Sep; 16 Suppl 1:13-8. PMID: 11599664.
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    34. Onyango-Ouma W, Laisser R, Mbilima M, Araoye M, Pittman P, Agyepong I, Zakari M, Fonn S, Tanner M, Vlassoff C. An evaluation of Health Workers for Change in seven settings: a useful management and health system development tool. Health Policy Plan. 2001 Sep; 16 Suppl 1:24-32. PMID: 11599666.
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    35. Fonn S, Mtonga AS, Nkoloma HC, Bantebya Kyomuhendo G, daSilva L, Kazilimani E, Davis S, Dia R. Health providers' opinions on provider-client relations: results of a multi-country study to test Health Workers for Change. Health Policy Plan. 2001 Sep; 16 Suppl 1:19-23. PMID: 11599665.
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    36. Vlassoff C, Fonn S. Health Workers for Change as a health systems management and development tool. Health Policy Plan. 2001 Sep; 16 Suppl 1:47-52. PMID: 11599669.
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    37. Varkey SJ, Fonn S, Ketlhapile M. The role of advocacy in implementing the South African abortion law. Reprod Health Matters. 2000 Nov; 8(16):103-11. PMID: 11424238.
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    38. Miller AB, Nazeer S, Fonn S, Brandup-Lukanow A, Rehman R, Cronje H, Sankaranarayanan R, Koroltchouk V, Syrjänen K, Singer A, Onsrud M. Report on consensus conference on cervical cancer screening and management. Int J Cancer. 2000 May 01; 86(3):440-7. PMID: 10760836.
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    39. Fonn S, Xaba M, Tint K, Conco D, Varkey S. Maternal health services in South Africa. During the 10th anniversary of the WHO 'Safe Motherhood' initiative. S Afr Med J. 1998 Jun; 88(6):697-702. PMID: 9687846.
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    40. Fonn S. Cytological screening for cervical cancer--what are its opportunity costs? S Afr Med J. 1997 May; 87(5):619; author reply 619-20. PMID: 9254829.
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    41. Fonn S. A blood-result turn-around time survey to improve congenital syphilis prevention in a rural area. S Afr Med J. 1996 Jan; 86(1):67-71. PMID: 8685786.
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    42. Fonn S, Philpott H. Preparatory report for workshop on maternity and neonatal services policy for the PWV. Urban Health Newsl. 1995 Jun; (25):38-52. PMID: 12178500.
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    43. Fonn S. A cervical screening strategy for South Africa. S Afr Med J. 1994 Sep; 84(9):627, 629-30. PMID: 7839289.
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    44. Fonn S, Becklake MR. Documentation of ill-health effects of occupational exposure to grain dust through sequential, coherent epidemiologic investigation. Scand J Work Environ Health. 1994 Feb; 20(1):13-21. PMID: 8016594.
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    45. Fonn S, Groeneveld HT, deBeer M, Becklake MR. An environmental and respiratory health survey of workers in a grain mill in the Johannesburg area, South Africa. Am J Ind Med. 1993 Oct; 24(4):387-400. PMID: 8250059.
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    46. Fonn S, Groeneveld HT, deBeer M, Becklake MR. Relationship of respiratory health status to grain dust in a Witwatersrand grain mill: comparison of workers' exposure assessments with industrial hygiene survey findings. Am J Ind Med. 1993 Oct; 24(4):401-11. PMID: 8250060.
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    47. Fonn S, de Beer M, Kgamphe S, McIntyre J, Cameron N, Padayachee GN, Wagstaff L, Zitha D. 'Birth to Ten'--pilot studies to test the feasibility of a birth cohort study investigating the effects of urbanisation in South Africa. S Afr Med J. 1991 Apr 20; 79(8):449-54. PMID: 2020885.
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    48. Yach D, Cameron N, Padayachee N, Wagstaff L, Richter L, Fonn S. Birth to ten: child health in South Africa in the 1990s. Rationale and methods of a birth cohort study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 1991 Apr; 5(2):211-33. PMID: 2052483.
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    49. Zwi A, Fonn S, Steinberg M. Occupational health and safety in South Africa: the perspectives of capital, state and unions. Soc Sci Med. 1988; 27(7):691-702. PMID: 3067363.
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