Jacky Chambers

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PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the views of stove users in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on how stoves affect their health. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH In this paper focus groups were conducted with improved stove users; traditional stove users; and a mix of traditional and improved stove users. Individual interviews were also held with various(More)
The first cases of swine flu in the UK were detected on 27th April 2009. Two weeks later Birmingham became a "hotspot" for the HIN1 pandemic in England. This paper describes the experiences of local public health agencies during the pandemic and the problems encountered when trying to work within a hierarchical and hermetic system of national policy making.(More)
OBJECTIVE to assess the effectiveness of a peer support worker (PSW) service on breast-feeding continuation. DESIGN cluster randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN16126175). SETTING Primary Care Trust, UK serving a multi-ethnic, socio-economically disadvantaged population. PARTICIPANTS 2,724 women giving birth following antenatal care from 66 clinics: 33(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal, neonatal and child health outcomes are worse in families from black and ethnic minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds. There is little evidence on whether lay support improves maternal and infant outcomes among women with complex social needs within a disadvantaged multi-ethnic population in the United Kingdom (UK). (More)
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