Dumbaugh M, Bapolisi W, Bisimwa G, Mwamini M.C, Mommers P, Merten S. Navigating fertility, reproduction and modern contraception in the fragile context of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo: 'Les enfants sont une richesse'. Cult Health Sex. 2019;21(3):323-337. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2018.1470255

2019
Journal Article
PubMed (29847301)

Mhalu G, Weiss M.G, Hella J, Mhimbira F, Mahongo E, Schindler C, Reither K, Fenner L, Zemp E, Merten S. Explaining patient delay in healthcare seeking and loss to diagnostic follow-up among patients with presumptive tuberculosis in Tanzania: a mixed-methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019;19:217. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-019-4030-4

2019
Journal Article
PubMed (30953502)
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Schwarz J, Arminjon M, Zemp Stutz E, Merten S, Bodenmann P, Clair C. Déterminants sociaux de la santéen Suisse - comment le genres'est perdu en chemin. Rev Méd Suisse. 2019;15(640):485-489

2019
Journal Article
PubMed (30811119)

Elouard Y, Weiss C, Martin-Hilber A, Merten S. Sexual violence as a risk factor for family planning-related outcomes among young Burundian women. Int J Public Health. 2018;63:13-22. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-017-0988-z

2018
Journal Article
PubMed (28612099)

Haller T, Merten S. Crafting our own rules: constitutionality as a bottom-up approach for the development of by-laws in Zambia. Hum Ecol. 2018;46(1):3-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-017-9917-2

2018
Journal Article

Mlotshwa L, Manderson L, Chasela C, Merten S. Talking about sex in pregnancy: reflections from the field in urban South Africa. Cult Health Sex. 2018;20(11):1157-1170. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2017.1420233

2018
Journal Article
PubMed (29381125)

Mtenga S.M, Pfeiffer C, Tanner M, Geubbels E, Merten S. Linking gender, extramarital affairs, and HIV: a mixed methods study on contextual determinants of extramarital affairs in rural Tanzania. AIDS Res Ther. 2018;15:12. DOI: 10.1186/s12981-018-0199-6

2018
Journal Article
PubMed (29880001)
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Rokicki S, Merten S. The context of emergency contraception use among young unmarried women in Accra, Ghana: a qualitative study. Reprod Health. 2018;15:212. DOI: 10.1186/s12978-018-0656-7

2018
Journal Article
PubMed (30567545)
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Schwarz J, Dumbaugh M, Bapolisi W, Ndorere M.S, Mwamini M.C, Bisimwa G, Merten S. "So that's why I'm scared of these methods": Locating contraceptive side effects in embodied life circumstances in Burundi and Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Soc Sci Med. 2018;220:264-272. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.030

2018
Journal Article
PubMed (30472519)

Späth A, Zemp E, Merten S, Dratva J. Baby-friendly hospital designation has a sustained impact on continued breastfeeding. Matern Child Nutr. 2018;14(1):e12497. DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12497

2018
Journal Article
PubMed (28795789)
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Weiss C, Elouard Y, Gerold J, Merten S. Training in youth-friendly service provision improves nurses' competency level in the Great Lakes Region. Int J Public Health. 2018;63(6):753-763. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-018-1106-6

2018
Journal Article
PubMed (29730719)

Dumbaugh M, Bapolisi W, van de Weerd J, Zabiti M, Mommers P, Balaluka G.B, Merten S. Evaluating the comparative effectiveness of different demand side interventions to increase maternal health service utilization and practice of birth spacing in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo: an innovative, mixed methods approach. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017;17:212. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-017-1396-3

2017
Journal Article
PubMed (28673283)
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Mlotshwa L, Manderson L, Merten S. Personal support and expressions of care for pregnant women in Soweto, South Africa. Glob Health Action. 2017;10:1363454. DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1363454

2017
Journal Article
PubMed (28874098)
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Späth A, Merten S, Zemp E, Dratva J. The impact of baby-friendly hospital designation on duration of breastfeeding in Switzerland. European J Pub Health, 2017;27(Suppl. 3)

2017
Conference Paper

Gerold J, Staudacher S, Merten S. Survey among Medicus Mundi Switzerland members on human rights-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health: study report. Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2016

2016
Report

Merten S, Ntalasha H, Musheke M. Non-uptake of HIV testing in children at risk in two urban and rural settings in Zambia: a mixed-methods study. PLoS One. 2016;11(6):e0155510. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155510

2016
Journal Article
PubMed (27280282)
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Merten S. Ambiguous care: siblings and the economies of HIV-related care in Zambia. AIDS Care. 2016;28(Supplment 4):41-50. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1195483

2016
Journal Article
PubMed (27283347)

Mtenga S.M, Geubbels E, Tanner M, Merten S, Pfeiffer C. "It is not expected for married couples": a qualitative study on challenges to safer sex communication among polygamous and monogamous partners in southeastern Tanzania. Glob Health Action. 2016;9:32326. DOI: 10.3402/gha.v9.32326

2016
Journal Article
PubMed (27633036)
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Musheke M, Merten S, Bond V. Why do marital partners of people living with HIV not test for HIV? A qualitative study in Lusaka, Zambia. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:882. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3396-z

2016
Journal Article
PubMed (27561332)
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Sundaram N, Schaetti C, Merten S, Schindler C, Ali S.M, Nyambedha E.O, Lapika B, Chaignat C.L, Hutubessy R, Weiss M.G. Sociocultural determinants of anticipated oral cholera vaccine acceptance in three African settings: a meta-analytic approach. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:36. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2710-0

2016
Journal Article
PubMed (26762151)
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Weiss C, Schropfer D, Merten S. Parental attitudes towards measles vaccination in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland: a latent class analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 2016;16(1):400. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1747-0

2016
Journal Article
PubMed (27514620)
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Bifuko O, Blake C, Elouard Y, Gerold J, Martin Hilber A, Knoblauch A, Merten S, Ndabihore N, Schwarz J, Weiss C, Nangunia M. Adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health survey : survey report 2014 South Kivu province, DRC. Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2015

2015
Report

Bifuko O, Blake C, Elouard Y, Gerold J, Martin Hilber A, Knoblauch A, Merten S, Ndabihore N, Weiss C, Nangunia M. Enquête sur la santé sexuelle et reproductive des adolescent(e)s et des jeunes adultes : rapport d'enquête 2014 Province du Sud Kivu, RDC. Bâle: Institut Tropical et de Santé Publique, 2015

2015
Report

Blake C, Cartaña L, Elouard Y, Gerold J, Martin Hilber A, Merten S, Ndabihore N, Ngabo F, Nzamponimpa A, Schwarz J, Weiss C. Adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health survey: household and health facility surveys (Executive summary: Rwanda report: Next Generation Programm 2013-2015). Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2015

2015
Report
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Blake C, Elouard Y, Gerold J, Martin Hilber A, Merten S, Ndabihore N, Schwarz J, Weiss C. Adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health survey : survey report 2014, Burundi. Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2015

2015
Report
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Blake C, Elouard Y, Gerold J, Martin Hilber A, Merten S, Ndabihore N, Schwarz J, Weiss C. Enquête sur la santé sexuelle at reproductive des adolescent(e)s et des jeunes adultes : rapport d'enquête 2014, Burundi. Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2015

2015
Report
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Blake C, Elouard Y, Gerold J, Martin Hilber A, Merten S, Ndabihore N, Schwarz J, Weiss C. Adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health survey : household and health facility surveys (Executive summary: South Kivu (DRC) report : Next Generation Programme 2013-2015). Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2015

2015
Report
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Blake C, Elouard Y, Gerold J, Martin Hilber A, Merten S, Ndabihore N, Schwarz J, Weiss C. Adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health survey : household and health facility surveys (Executive summary: Burundi report : Next Generation Programme 2013-2015). Basel: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2015

2015
Report
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Dumbaugh M, Bapolisi W, Zabiti M, Mommers P, Merten S. Demand side interventions to increase maternal health service utilization and practice of birth spacing on Idjwi Island, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo: who is participating?. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):348

2015
Conference Paper

Gerold J, Hoop S, Blake C, Merten S, Martin Hilber A. 'I try to avoid the boys!' Adolescents' sexuality representation in Rwanda, a mixed method analysis. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):75

2015
Conference Paper

Gross K, Hartmann K, Zemp E, Merten S. 'I know it has worked for millions of years': the role of the 'natural' in parental reasoning against child immunization in a qualitative study in Switzerland. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:373. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1716-3

2015
Journal Article
PubMed (25888433)
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Merten S, Martin Hilber A, Biaggi C, Secula F, Bosch-Capblanch X, Namgyal P, Hombach J. Gender determinants of vaccination status in children: evidence from a meta-ethnographic systematic review. PLoS One. 2015;10(8):e0135222. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135222

2015
Journal Article
PubMed (26317975)
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Merten S, Weiss C, Elouard Y, Schwarz J, Blake C, Hilbert A.M. Sexuality education is associated with increased disclosure and treatment seeking after violence experiences of young women 15-24: results from a multi-country-survey including Eastern DRC, Rwanda, and Burundi. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):74-75. Abstracts of the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, 6-10 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland

2015
Conference Paper

Mtenga S, Merten S, Geubbels E, Tanner M, Pfeiffer C. Prevalence and social-structural determinants of extramarital affairs in South-Eastern Tanzania. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):359-360

2015
Conference Paper

Mtenga S.M, Pfeiffer C, Merten S, Mamdani M, Exavery A, Haafkens J, Tanner M, Geubbels E. Prevalence and social drivers of HIV among married and cohabitating heterosexual adults in south-eastern Tanzania: analysis of adult health community cohort data. Glob Health Action. 2015;8:28941. DOI: 10.3402/gha.v8.28941

2015
Journal Article
PubMed (26432785)
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Ntalasha H, Malungo J.R, Merten S, Simona J.S. Influence of food supplements on testing for HIV and Aids and adhering to treatment in a resource poor rural setting: a case of Chivuna, Southern Zambia. Sci J Public Health. 2015;3(3):314-320. DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150303.13

2015
Journal Article

Schwarz J, Blake C, Ndabihore N, Weiss C, Martin Hilber A, Merten S. Pregnancy in adolescence in the Great Lakes region: findings from a multi-country survey in South Kivu (DRC), Burundi and Rwanda. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):157

2015
Conference Paper

Weiss C, Elouard Y, Gerold J, Merten S. Self-reported competencies of nurses in providing sexual and reproductive health services to young people (1524 years): a comparative survey in DRC, Burundi and Rwanda. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):283. Abstracts of the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, 6-10 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland

2015
Conference Paper

Gari S, Musheke M, Malungo R.S.J, Martin Hilber A, Schindler C, Merten S. Sex differentials in the uptake of antiretroviral treatment in Zambia. AIDS Care. 2014;26(10):1258-1262. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2014.897911

2014
Journal Article
PubMed (24666201)

Forrester-Knauss C, Merten S, Weiss C, Ackermann-Liebrich U, Zemp Stutz E. The baby-friendly hospital initiative in Switzerland: trends over a 9-year period. J Hum Lact. 2013;29(4):510-516. DOI: 10.1177/0890334413483923

2013
Journal Article
PubMed (23578942)