PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

1.       Eliason RE. Towards sustainability in village health care in rural Cameroon. Health Promotion International 1999; 14(4): 301-306. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/14.4.301.

2.       Kakute PN, Ngum J, Mitchell P, Kroll KA, Forgwei GW, Ngwang LK, Meyer DJ. Cultural barriers to exclusive breastfeeding by mothers in a rural area ofCameroon, Africa.  J Midwifery Womens Health. 2005 Jul-Aug;50(4):324-8.

3.       Bulterys M, Fowler MG, Shaffer N, Tih PM, Greenberg AE, Karita E, Coovadia H, DeCock DM.   Role of  traditional birth attendants in preventing transmission of perinatal HIV.  BMJ 2001;324:222-226. http://www.bmj.com/content/324/7331/222.extract

4.       Welty TK, Bulterys M, Welty E, Tih PM, Ndikintum G, Nkuoh G, Nkfusai J, Kayita J, Nkengasong J, Wilfert C.  Integrating Prevention of Mother-To- Child HIV Transmission into Routine Antenatal Care: The Key to Program Expansion in Rural Cameroon.  JAIDS 2005;40:486-493. http://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2005/12010/Integrating_Prevention_of_Mother_to_Child_HIV.16.aspx

5.       Granade T, Parekh B, Tih P, Welty T, Welty E, Bulterys M, Ndikintum G, Nkuoh G, and Tancho S. Evaluation of Rapid Prenatal HIV Testing in Rural Cameroon. Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. 2005;12(7):855-860. http://cvi.asm.org/cgi/content/full/12/7/855

6.       Ou CY, Yang H, Balinandi S, Sawadogo S, Shanmugam V, Tih PM, Adje-Toure C, Tancho S, Ya LK, Bulterys M, Downing R, Nkengasong JN.  Identification of HIV-1 infected infants and young children using real-time RTPCR and dried blood spots from Uganda and Cameroon.  J Virol Methods. 2007 Sep;144(1-2):109-14 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17553573

7.       Wanyu B, Diom E, Mitchell P, Tih PM, Meyer DJ. Birth attendants trained in “Prevention of Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission” provide care in rural Cameroon, Africa.  J Midwifery Womens Health. 2007 Jul-Aug;52(4):334-41. http://www.hrhresourcecenter.org/node/1477

8.        Kuate S, Mikolajczyk RT, Forgwei GW, Tih PM, Welty TK, Kretzschmar M. Time Trends and Regional Differences in the Prevalence of HIV Infection Among Women Attending Antenatal Clinics in 2 Provinces in Cameroon. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2009;52:258–264. http://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2009/10010/Integrating_Prevention_of_Mother_to_Child_HIV.15.aspx

9.       Nkuoh GN, Meyer DJ, Tih PM, Nkfusai J.   Barriers to Men’s Participation in Antenatal and Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Care in Cameroon, Africa J Midwifery Womens Health 2010;-:1–8 http://www.cbchealthservices.org/html/Men’s%20participation%20in%20PMTCT%20JMWH%207-10.pdf

10.      Stringer EM, Ekouevi DK, Coetzee D, Tih PM, Creek TL, Stinson K, Giganti MJ, Welty TK, Chintu N, Chi BH, Wilfert CM, Shaffer N, Dabis F, Stringer JS; PEARL Study Team.  Coverage of Nevirapine-Based Services to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in 4 African Countries.  JAMA. 2010;304(3):293-302. http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/304/3/293.short?rss=1

11.      Kakute PN, Meyer DJ, Nkwan JG.  Infection prevention training of trained birth attendants and nurse supervisors in primary health centres in rural Cameroon. 2011; 7(4).  doi: 10.3396/ijic.V7i4.035.11  http://www.ijic.info/article/view/7981/6638

12.      Ekouevi DK, Stringer E, Coetzee D, Tih P, Creek T, Stinson K, Westfall AO, Welty T, Chintu N, Chi BH, Wilfert C, Shaffer N, Stringer J, Dabis F. Health facility characteristics and their relationship to coverage of PMTCT of HIV services across four African countries: the PEARL study. PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e29823. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029823. Epub 2012 Jan 20.

13.      Ayissi CA, Wamai RG, Oduwo GO, Perlman S, Welty E, Welty T, et al. Awareness, Acceptability and Uptake of Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Among Cameroonian School-Attending Female Adolescents. Journal of community health. 2012; 37(6): 1127-35.

14.      Wamai RG, Ayissi CA, Oduwo GO, Perlman S, Welty E, Manga S, et al. Assessing the effectiveness of a community-based sensitization strategy in creating awareness about HPV, cervical cancer and HPV vaccine among parents in North West Cameroon. Journal of community health. 2012; 37(5): 917-26.

15.      Wamai RG, Ayissi CA, Oduwo GO, Perlman S, Welty E, Welty T, et al. Awareness, knowledge and beliefs about HPV, cervical cancer and HPV vaccines among nurses in Cameroon: An exploratory study. International journal of nursing studies. 2013.

16.      Henley C, Forgwei G, Welty T, Golden M, Adimora A, Shields R, Muffih PT. Scale-Up and Case-Finding Effectiveness of an HIV Partner Services Program in Cameroon: An Innovative HIV Prevention Intervention for Developing Countries. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Dec;40(12):909-14.

17.       Stringer JSA, Stinson K, Tih PM, Giganti MJ, Ekouevi DK, et al. (2013) Measuring Coverage in MNCH: Population  HIV-Free Survival among Children under Two Years of Age in Four African Countries. PLoS Med 10(5): e1001424. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001424

18. Bambo DN, Meyer DJ, Tih PM.  An Assessment of a Home-Based Program for Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Cameroon Africa.  Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 12(1):89–106, 2013

19. Nkuoh GN, Meyer DJ, Nshom EM. Women’s attitudes toward their partners’ involvement in antenatal care and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Cameroon, Africa. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2013 Jan-Feb;58(1):83-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2012.00208.x.

20. Morris L, Kouya F, Kwalar R, Pilapil M, Saito K, Palmer N, Posada R, Tih PM, Welty T, Jao J. Factors associated with inconsistent condom use in adolescents with negative or unknown HIV status in Northwest Cameroon. AIDS Care. 2014; 27: 1-6.

21. Njecko, B.T., Meyer, D.J., Agbor, A., & Gobte, N.J. (2014). An assessment of weight and weight awareness of patients presenting for outpatient care in Cameroon. African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 8(3), 134-142.

22. Manga, S., Parham, G., & Benjamin, N. et al. Cervical Cancer Screening in Cameroon: Interobserver Agreement on the Interpretation of Digital Cervicography Results. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 19(4): 288-294.

23. DeGregorio GA, Bradford LS, Manga S, Tih PM, Wamai R, Ogembo R, et al. (2016) Prevalence, Predictors, and Same Day Treatment of Positive VIA Enhanced by Digital Cervicography and Histopathology Results in a Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Cameroon. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157319. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157319

24. Dionne-Odom J, Mbah R, Rembert NJ, Tancho S, Ekane GH, Enah C, Welty TK, Tih PM, Tita ATN. Hepatitis B, HIV and Syphilis Seroprevalence in Pregnant Women and Blood Donors in Cameroon. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol; 2016:4359401. doi: 10.1155/2016/4359401. Epub 2016 Aug 8.

25. Dionne-Odom J, Welty TK, Westfall AO, Chi BH, Ekouevi EK, Kasaro M, Tih PM, Tita ATN.  Factors Associated with PMTCT Cascade Completion in Four African Countries. AIDS Research and Treatment 2016. Article ID 2403936 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/art/2016/2403936/

26. Reinsma K, Nkuoh G, Nshom E. The potential effectiveness of the nutrition improvement program on infant and young child feeding and nutritional status in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, Central Africa. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016;16(1):654.

 

Recent Research Support of CBCHS programs

1.  PMTCT Effectiveness in Africa: Research and Linkages to Care (PEARL) Study-Evaluation of the effectiveness of prevention of mother to child HIV transmission in Cameroon, West Africa Funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. 2006-2010.

2.  Continuum of Care Operations Research (CORE) StudyImproving the Referral System between PMTCT and Care & Treatment Sites: The Way Forward to Scaling-Up Optimal HIV/AIDS funded by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Gates Foundation.  2008-2010.

3.  Partner Notification (PN) in Cameroon:  An Innovative Approach to HIV Prevention.  Investigation of the association of social harms and behavior change with provision of provision of partner services for persons recently diagnosed with HIV.  Funded by Centers for AIDS Research at University of North Carolina and Washington.