Bapolisi W.A, Ferrari G, Blampain C, Makelele J, Kono-Tange L, Bisimwa G, Merten S. Impact of a complex gender-transformative intervention on maternal and child health outcomes in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: protocol of a longitudinal parallel mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health. 2020;20:51. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-8084-3

2020
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PubMed (31937267)
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Giles M.L, Mantel C, Munoz F.M, Moran A, Roos N, Yusuf N, Diaz T, Ahun M, Nic Lochlainn L.M, Wootton E, Pathirana J, Rendell S, Tuncalp O, Perut M, Hombach J, Merten S, Lambach P. Vaccine implementation factors affecting maternal tetanus immunization in low- and middle-income countries: results of the Maternal Immunization and Antenatal Care Situational Analysis (MIACSA) project. Vaccine. 2020;38(33):5268-5277. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.05.084

2020
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PubMed (32586763)
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Giles M.L, Mason E, Muñoz F.M, Moran A.C, Lambach P, Merten S, Diaz T, Baye M, Mathai M, Pathirana J, Rendell S, Tunçalp O, Hombach J, Roos N. Antenatal care service delivery and factors affecting effective tetanus vaccine coverage in low- and middle-income countries: results of the Maternal Immunisation and Antenatal Care Situational analysis (MIACSA) project. Vaccine. 2020;38(33):5278-5285. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.05.025

2020
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PubMed (32527598)
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Jafflin K. Monitoring der Baby Freundlichen Spitäler in zertifizierten Geburtskliniken (Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative): Bericht 2019: eine Analyse im Auftrag der UNICEF Schweiz und Lichtenstein. Basel: Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut, 2020

2020
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Jafflin K. Monitoring des hôpitaux amis des bébés. Maternités certifiées (Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative): rapport 2019: une analyse réalisée sur mandat d’UNICEF Suisse Lichtenstein. Basel: Institut Tropical et de Santé Publique Suisse, 2020

2020
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Kusi C, Steinmann P, Merten S. The fight against lymphatic filariasis: perceptions of community drug distributors during mass drug administration in coastal Kenya. Infect Dis Poverty. 2020;9:22. DOI: 10.1186/s40249-020-0638-1

2020
Journal Article
PubMed (32114985)
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Merten S, Mlotshwa L, Schwarz J. Youth, sexuality, gender, and health: dealing with a social phenomenon. Int J Public Health. 2020;65(4):375-376. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-020-01392-5

2020
Journal Item
PubMed (32435884)

Wyss-van den Berg M, Ogutu B, Sewankambo N.K, Merten S, Biller-Andorno N, Tanner M. Communities and clinical trials: a case study from the RTS,S malaria vaccine trials in eastern Africa. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2020;15(5):465-477. DOI: 10.1177/1556264620951384

2020
Journal Article
PubMed (32847469)

Deml M.J, Jafflin K, Merten S, Huber B, Buhl A, Frau E, Mettraux V, Sonderegger J, Kliem P, Cattalani R, Kruerke D, Pfeiffer C, Burton-Jeangros C, Tarr P.E. Determinants of vaccine hesitancy in Switzerland: study protocol of a mixed-methods national research programme. BMJ Open. 2019;9(11):e032218. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032218

2019
Journal Article
PubMed (31678955)
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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)

Leuenberger A, Farnham A, Azevedo S, Cossa H, Dietler D, Nimako B, Adongo P.B, Merten S, Utzinger J, Winkler M.S. Health impact assessment and health equity in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review. Environ Impact Assess Rev. 2019;79:106288. DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2019.106288

2019
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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 santé en Suisse - comment le genre s'est perdu en chemin. Rev Méd Suisse. 2019;15(640):485-489

2019
Journal Article
PubMed (30811119)

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. 2019;220:264-272. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.030

2019
Journal Article
PubMed (30472519)

Späth A. Monitoring der Baby Freundlichen Spitäler in zertifizierten Geburtskliniken (Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative): Bericht 2018: eine Analyse im Auftrag der UNICEF Schweiz und Lichtenstein. Basel: Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut, 2019

2019
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Späth A. Monitoring des hôpitaux amis des bébés. Maternités certifiées (Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative): rapport 2018: une analyse réalisée sur mandat d’UNICEF Suisse Lichtenstein. Basel: Institut Tropical et de Santé Publique Suisse, 2019

2019
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van den Berg M, Ogutu B, Sewankambo N.K, Merten S, Biller-Andorno N, Tanner M. Clinical trials in low-resource settings: the perspectives of caregivers of paediatric participants from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Trop Med Int Health. 2019;24(8):1023-1030. DOI: 10.1111/tmi.13281

2019
Journal Article
PubMed (31215122)

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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