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What we are Reading

This is a list of some recent publications that caught our eye while we were adding them to the IRHAP database. We will refresh this list on a monthly basis, so come back for more.

Bischoff, Alexander. 2016. "Establishing a faith-based organisation nursing school within a national primary health care programme in rural Tanzania: an auto-ethnographic case study."  Global Health Action 9: 29404 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.29404

Cochrane, James R. 2016. "Fundamental evaluation criteria in the medicine of the twenty-first century."  In Prioritization in Medicine: An International Dialogue, edited by Eckhard Nagel and Michael Lauerer, 11-37. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Manthalu, Gerald, Deokhee Yi, Shelley Farrar, and Dominic Nkhoma. 2016. "The effect of user fee exemption on the utilization of maternal health care at mission health facilities in Malawi."  Health Policy and Planning 31 (9):1184-1192. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czw050

Namakula, Justine, Sophie Witter, and Freddie Ssengooba. 2016. "Health worker experiences of and movement between public and private not-for-profit sectors—findings from post-conflict Northern Uganda."  Human Resources for Health 14 (1):1-11. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12960-016-0114-y  

Palmer, Jennifer J., Alice Gilbert, Michelle Choy, and Karl Blanchet. 2016. "Circumventing ‘free care’ and ‘shouting louder’: using a health systems approach to study eye health system sustainability in government and mission facilities of north-west Tanzania."  Health Research Policy and Systems 14 (1):1-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12961-016-0137-9

Paterson, Gillian, and Callie Long, eds. 2016. Dignity, freedom and grace: Christian perspectives on HIV, AIDS, and human rights. Geneva: World Council of Churches Publications.

Zakeyo, Delice. 2016. "A comparative study of the quality of maternal health service provision in church mission and government hospitals in Zimbabwe. The Case of the Harare Central and Karanda hospitals." MA (Public Administration), Management Science, Stellenbosch University.

Dlamini, Shokahle R. 2015. "The Church of the Nazarene, the state, and gender in the evolution and development of nursing training in Swaziland, 1927–2007." PhD, University of Johannesburg.

Ezeanolue, Echezona E., Michael C. Obiefune, Chinenye O. Ezeanolue, John E. Ehiri, Alice Osuji, Amaka G. Ogidi, Aaron T. Hunt, Dina Patel, Wei Yang, Jennifer Pharr, and Gbenga Ogedegbe. 2015. "Effect of a congregation-based intervention on uptake of HIV testing and linkage to care in pregnant women in Nigeria (Baby Shower): a cluster randomised trial."  The Lancet Global Health 3 (11):e692-e700. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s2214-109x(15)00195-3

Haakenstad, Annie, Elizabeth Johnson, Casey Graves, Jill Olivier, Jean Duff, and Joseph L. Dieleman. 2015. "Estimating the development assistance for health provided to faith-based organizations, 1990-2013."  PLoS ONE 10 (6):1-16. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0128389

Iyakaremye, Innocent. 2015. "Neglecting religious health assets in responding to HIV and AIDS: An assessment of the response of the Free Methodist Church in Southern Africa to HIV and AIDS."  Missionalia 43 (1):23-44. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7832/43-1-80

Nyongesa, Margaret Wandera, Rosebella Onyango, and James Ombaka. 2015. "Evaluation of health care quality in public and faith based hospitals in Kiambu and Nairobi countries, in Kenya: A comparative study."  Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies 6 (2):150-158.

Wodon, Quentin. 2015. The economics of faith-based service delivery: education and health in sub-Saharan Africa: Palgrave Macmillan.

Antwi, Henry Asante, Zhou Lulin, Ethel Yiranbon, Barffour Adusei Maxwell, Awuni Joseph Agebase, Naminse Eric Yaw, and Tevita Tangaroa Vakalalabure. 2014. "The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism and healthcare entrepreneurship in Mission hospitals in Ghana." International Journal of Academic Research in Economics and Management Sciences 3 (3):184.

Blevins, John, and Emily Griswold. 2014. Essential partners:  The scope of the contributions of faith-based health systems to HIV prevention, treatment, and support in Kenya. Atlanta: Interfaith Health Program, Emory University.

Boulenger, Delphine, Françoise Barten, and Bart Criel. 2014. "Contracting between faith-based health care organizations and the public sector in Africa."  The Review of Faith & International Affairs 12 (1):21-29. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2013.87673

Dambisya, Yoswa M., Mulalo Manenzhe, and Allie B. Kibwika-Muyinda. 2014. Faith-based health services as an alternative to privatization? A Ugandan case study. In Occasional Paper. South Africa: Municipal Services Project.

Grotenhuis, René. 2014. "Sexual and reproductive health in the practice of the Dutch Catholic development agency CORDAID." The Heythrop Journal 66 (6):1056–1068.

Johnson, Lauren, and Barbra Mann Wall. 2014. "Women, religion, and maternal health care in Ghana, 1945-2000." Family & community health 37 (3):223-230.

Kalusa, Walima T. 2014. "From an agency of cultural destruction to an agency of public health: transformations in Catholic missionary medicine in post-colonial Eastern Zambia, 1964–1982."  Social Sciences and Missions 27 (2-3):219-238.

Kalusa, Walima T. 2014. "Missionaries, African patients, and negotiating missionary medicine at Kalene Hospital, Zambia, 1906–1935."  Journal of Southern African Studies 40 (2):283-294.

Morgan, Rosemary, Andrew Green, and Jelke Boesten. 2014. "Aligning faith-based and national HIV/AIDS prevention responses? Factors influencing the HIV/AIDS prevention policy process and response of faith-based NGOs in Tanzania."  Health Policy and Planning 29 (3):313-322.

Nord, Catharina. 2014. "Healthcare and warfare. Medical space, mission and apartheid in twentieth century northern Namibia."  Med Hist 58 (3):422-46. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/mdh.2014.31

Paterson, Gillian. 2014. "‘On the other hand …’ The Catholic Church and some discourses on population."  The Heythrop Journal 66 (6):1102–1112.

Tabatabai, Patrik, Stefanie Henke, Katharina Sušac, Oberlin M. E. Kisanga, Inge Baumgarten, Gisela Kynast-Wolf, Heribert Ramroth, and Michael Marx. 2014. "Public and private maternal health service capacity and patient flows in southern Tanzania: using a geographic information system to link hospital and national census data."  Global Health Action 7 (0). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.22883

Chirwa, Maureen L., Isabel Kazanga, Giulia Faedo, and Stephen Thomas. 2013. "Promoting universal financial protection: contracting faith-based health facilities to expand access – lessons learned from Malawi." Health Research Policy and Systems 11 (27).

Olarinmoye, Omobolaji Ololade. 2013. "Accountability in faith-based organizations in Nigeria." Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0265378813501733

Tabatabai, Patrik, Helen Prytherch, Inge Baumgarten, Oberlin M. E. Kisanga, Bergis Schmidt-Ehry, and Michael Marx. 2013. "The internal migration between public and faith-based health providers: a cross-sectional, retrospective and multicentre study from southern Tanzania."  Tropical Medicine & International Health 18 (7):887-897. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12107

World Faiths Development Dialogue. 2012. Global health and Africa: Assessing faith work and research priorities. Washington DC: World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD) for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation (TBFF).