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The effect of insecticide-treated bed nets on mortality of Gambian children
In a rural area of The Gambia, bed nets in villages participating in a primary health-care (PHC) scheme were treated with permethrin and children aged 6 months to 5 years were randomised to receive weekly either chemoprophylaxis with maloprim or a placebo throughout the malaria transmission season, finding no evidence of an additional benefit of chemopophylaxis in preventing deaths. Expand
Can we spot a neighborhood from the air? Defining neighborhood structure in Accra, Ghana
This index uses census data from Accra, Ghana, to create an index that applies the UN-Habitat criteria for a place to be a slum and identifies neighborhoods on a continuum of slum characteristics and is able to locate the worst slums in Accra. Expand
Prevalence of overweight and obesity and perception of healthy and desirable body size in urban, Ghanaian women.
Ideal body image in urban, Ghanaian women should not be viewed as an inhibitor to healthy weight maintenance and interventions should be designed to help women achieve their ideal and healthy weights. Expand
Health of urban Ghanaian women as identified by the Women's Health Study of Accra
The purpose of the Women's Health Study of Accra was to provide an assessment of the prevalence of communicable and non‐communicable illnesses.
Revealing the Anatomy of Cities through Spectral Mixture Analysis of Multispectral Satellite Imagery: A Case Study of the Greater Cairo Region, Egypt.
Abstract This paper examines the feasibility of spectral mixture analysis (SMA) in deriving comparable physical measures of urban land cover that describe the morphological characteristics of cities.Expand
Constructing Natural Fertility: The Use of Western Contraceptive Technologies in Rural Gambia
Findings show that women actively find means to use Western methods to achieve a 2 year minimum birth interval which essentially does not change birth intervals and total fertility. Expand
Reproductive mishaps and Western contraception: an African challenge to fertility theory.
This study compares notions of reproduction in Gambia and the West and analyzes 1992 baseline fertility survey data from the North Bank areas of rural Gambia, finding that fertility in the study sample was a 7.5 children/woman and women were eager to delay childbearing. Expand
The Fertility Transition in Egypt: Intraurban Patterns in Cairo
Abstract Fertility transitions are historically thought to have started in cities and then spread to the rest of the country. This would suggest that in Egypt we would find that Cairo was well aheadExpand
Decline of mortality in children in rural Gambia: the influence of village‐level Primary Health Care
The data indicate that there has been a marked improvement in infant and under‐five mortality in both sets of villages, with significantly lower mortality rates for the 1–4‐year‐olds when the PHC programme was well supported in the 1980s and when support for PHC was reduced after 1994. Expand
When urban taps run dry: sachet water consumption and health effects in low income neighborhoods of Accra, Ghana.
It is found that neighborhood rationing exerts a strong effect on a household's likelihood of buying sachet water, and that sachet customers tend to be the poorest of the poor. Expand