Gunnar Aksel Bjune

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Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Global health (emphasis on infectious diseases)
  • Health programs (control of infections, implementation research)
  • Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases (from molecules to arts)
  • Training of health personnel for research

Courses taught

Background

  • Professor, international health, UiO (1996 to present)
  • Professor, international health, University of Bergen (1992-96)
  • Prosjektleder for utvikling  av vaksine mot meningokokk-B-sjukdom, Folkehelsa (1986-92)
  • Specialist in medical microbiology and immunology
  • Associate Professor in immunology, UiO (1978-80)
  • Researcher, later Scientific Director of Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1973-76, -84-85)
  • Dr.med., UiO, 1980 (Immunology of leprosy)
  • Cand.med., UiO, 1970

Positions held

  • Boards: Several boards and task-forces in WHO (member/leader)
  • UiO’s North-South Council, NUFU/Norad Fellowship Programme (member/leader)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Armauer Hansen Research Institute (member/leader)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, EpiLab, Khartoum, Sudan (member)

Collaboration

Most important ones abroad:

  • National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia
  • Amhara Regional State Health Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • EpiLab, Khartoum, Sudan

 

Tags: Global South

Publications

  • Noory, Bandar; Hassanain, Sara A.; Lindskog, Benedikte Victoria; Elsony, Asma & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2020). Exploring the consequences of decentralization: has privatization of health services been the perceived effect of decentralization in Khartoum locality, Sudan? BMC Health Services Research. ISSN 1472-6963. doi: 10.1186/s12913-020-05511-z. Full text in Research Archive
  • Riaz, Syeda Mariam; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Wiker, Harald G; Sviland, Lisbeth & Mustafa, Tehmina (2020). Mycobacterial antigens accumulation in foamy macrophages in murine pulmonary tuberculosis lesions: Association with necrosis and making of cavities. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. ISSN 0300-9475. 91:e12866(4), p. 1–13. doi: 10.1111/sji.12866. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sima, Bezawit Temesgen; Belachew, Tefera; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2019). Traditional healers`role in the detection of active tuberculosis cases in a pastoralist community in Ethiopia: a pilot intervention study. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 19(1). doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7074-9. Full text in Research Archive
  • Wu, Tsung-Shu Joseph; Kagoli, Matthew; Kaasbøll, Jens Johan & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2018). Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) in Malawi: Implementation gaps and challenges for timely alert. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 13(11), p. 1–19. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200858.
  • Gebreegziabher, Senedu Bekele; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Solomon, Abebe Yimer (2017). Applying tuberculosis management time to measure the tuberculosis infectious pool at a local level in Ethiopia. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. ISSN 2049-9957. 6. doi: 10.1186/s40249-017-0371-6. Full text in Research Archive
  • Workneh, Mahteme Haile; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Solomon, Abebe Yimer (2017). Prevalence and associated factors of tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus comorbidity: A systematic review. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 12(4). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175925. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gebreegziabher, Senedu Bekele; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2016). Patients' and health system's delays in the diagnosis and treatment of new pulmonary tuberculosis patients in West Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Infectious Diseases. ISSN 1471-2334. 16. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1995-z. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Legesse, Mengistu; Ottenhoff, Tom H.M.; Mihret, Adane; Franken, Kees L & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2016). IFN-γ and IgA against non-methylated heparin-binding hemagglutinin as markers of protective immunity and latent tuberculosis: Results of a longitudinal study from an endemic setting. Journal of Infection. ISSN 0163-4453. 72(2), p. 189–200. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2015.09.040.
  • Gebreegziabher, Senedu Bekele; Yimer, Solomon Abebe & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2016). Qualitative Assessment of Challenges in Tuberculosis Control in West Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: Health Workers’ and Tuberculosis Control Program Coordinators’ Perspectives. Tuberculosis research and treatment. ISSN 2090-150X. 2016. doi: 10.1155/2016/2036234. Full text in Research Archive
  • Workneh, Mahteme Haile; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2016). Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased mortality during tuberculosis treatment: a prospective cohort study among tuberculosis patients in South-Eastern Amahra Region, Ethiopia. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. ISSN 2049-9957. 5(1). doi: 10.1186/s40249-016-0115-z.
  • Gebreegziabher, Senedu Bekele; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2016). Total delay is associated with unfavorable treatment outcome among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in West Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: A prospective cohort study. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 11(7). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159579. Full text in Research Archive
  • Workneh, Mahteme Haile; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2016). Assessment of health system challenges and opportunities for possible integration of diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis services in South-Eastern Amhara Region, Ethiopia: A qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. ISSN 1472-6963. 16(135). doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1378-6.
  • Workneh, Mahteme Haile; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2016). Prevalence and Associated Factors of Diabetes Mellitus among Tuberculosis Patients in South-Eastern Amhara Region, Ethiopia: A Cross Sectional Study. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 11(1). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147621. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2015). Prevalence of tuberculosis, HIV, and TB-HIV co-infection among pulmonary tuberculosis suspects in a predominantly pastoralist area, northeast Ethiopia. Global health action. ISSN 1654-9716. 8:27949(1), p. 1–8. doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.27949.
  • Larsson, Geir; Shenoy, Kotacherry Thrivikrama; Ramasubramanian, Ramalingom; Thayumanavan, Lakshmikanthan; Balakumaran, Leena Kondarappassery & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2015). High faecal calprotectin levels in intestinal tuberculosis are associated with granulomas in intestinal biopsies. Infectious Diseases. ISSN 2374-4235. 47(3), p. 137–143. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2014.974206.
  • Larsson, Geir; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Moum, Bjørn; Shenoy, K.T. & Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova (2015). A Risk Matrix Model for the Prediction of Intestinal Tuberculosis and Differentiation from Crohn’s Disease. Austin Journal of Gastroenterology. ISSN 2381-9219. 2(5).
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2015). Tuberculosis and HIV infection among pulmonary tuberculosis suspects in a predominantly pastoralist area, Northeast Ethiopia. Global health action. ISSN 1654-9716. 8(27949), p. 1–7. doi: 10.3402/gha.v8.27949. Full text in Research Archive
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Norheim, Gunnstein; Namouchi, Amine; Zegeye, Ephrem Debebe; Kinander, Wibeke & Tonjum, Tone [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2015). Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 7 strains are associated with prolonged patient delay in seeking treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis in Amhara region, Ethiopia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. ISSN 0095-1137. 53(4), p. 1301–1309. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03566-14.
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Legesse, Mengistu; Mihret, Adane; Bekele, Yonas; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2015). Lipoarabinomannan-specific TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma as markers of protective immunity against tuberculosis: a cohort study in an endemic setting. APMIS - Journal of Pathologiy, Microbiology and Immunology. ISSN 0903-4641. 123(10), p. 851–857. doi: 10.1111/apm.12423.
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Legesse, Mengistu; Mihret, Adane; Ottenhoff, Tom HM; Franken, Kees Lumc & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2015). Pro-and-anti-inflammatory cytokines against Rv2031 are elevated during latent tuberculosis: a study in cohorts of tuberculosis patients, household contacts and community Controls in an endemic setting. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. p. 1–13. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124134. Full text in Research Archive
  • Larsson, Geir; Shenoy, Thrivikrama; Ramasubramanian, Ramalingom; Balakumaran, Leena Kondarappassery; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2014). Routine diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn´s disease in Southern India. World Journal of Gastroenterology (WJG). ISSN 1007-9327. 20(17), p. 5017–5024. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5017.
  • Larsson, Geir; Koticherry Thrivikrama, Shenoy; Ramasubramanian, Ramalingom; Lakshmikanthan, Thayumanavan; Leena Kondarappassery, Balakumaran & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2014). Faecal calprotectin levels differentiate intestinal from pulmonary tuberculosis: An observational study from Southern India. United European Gastroenterology journal. ISSN 2050-6406. doi: 10.1177/2050640614546947.
  • Belay, Mulugeta ; Dagne, Daniel; Legesse, Mengistu; Mihret, Adane; Bekele, Yonas & Medhin, Girmay [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2014). QuantiFERON-TB-Gold In-Tube test conversions and reversions among Tuberculosis patients and their household contacts in Addis Ababa: a one year follow-up study. BMC Infectious Diseases. ISSN 1471-2334. 14:654. doi: 10.1186/s12879-014-0654-5.
  • Kuznetsov, Vladimir; Grjibovski, Andrej; Mariandyshev, Andreyi O; Johansson, Eva & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2014). Two vicious circles contributing to a diagnostic delay for tuberculosis patients in Arkhangelsk. Emerging Health Threats Jour. ISSN 1752-8550. 7. doi: 10.3402/ehtj.v7.24909. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kuznetsov, Vladimir; Grjibovski, Andrej; Mariandyshev, Andrey O.; Johansson, Eva & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2014). A comparison between passive and active case finding in TB control in the Arkhangelsk region. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. ISSN 1239-9736. 73. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v73.23515. Full text in Research Archive
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Holm-Hansen, Carol J C; Storla, Dag Gustav Gundersen & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2014). Tuberculosis management time: an alternative parameter for measuring the tuberculosis infectious pool. Tropical medicine & international health. ISSN 1360-2276. 19(3), p. 313–320. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12246.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Holm-Hansen, Carol J. C. (2014). Time to first consultation, diagnosis and treatment of TB among patients attending a referral hospital in Northwest, Ethiopia. BMC Infectious Diseases. ISSN 1471-2334. 14. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-19. Full text in Research Archive
  • Belay, Mulugeta ; Ameni, Gobena; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Couvin, David; Rastogi, Nalin & Abebe, Fekadu (2014). Strain diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Afar pastoral Region of Ethiopia. BioMed Research International. ISSN 2314-6133. 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/238532.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Hailu, Elena; Derese, Yohannes; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Holm-Hansen, Carol J. C. (2013). Spoligotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. APMIS - Journal of Pathologiy, Microbiology and Immunology. ISSN 0903-4641. 121(9), p. 878–885. doi: 10.1111/apm.12046.
  • Kuznetsov, Vladimir; Grjibovski, Andrej; Mariandyshev, A.O.; Johansson, Eva; Enarson, Donald Arthus & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2013). Hopelessness as a basis for tuberculosis diagnostic delay in the Arkhangelsk region: a grounded theory study. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 13. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-712. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Frich, Jan C; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Porter, John DH (2013). Ethical aspects of directly observed treatment for tuberculosis: a cross-cultural comparison. BMC Medical Ethics. ISSN 1472-6939. 14. doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-14-25. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kumbani, Lily C; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Chirwa, Ellen; Malata, Address & Odland, Jon Øyvind (2013). Why some women fail to give birth at health facilities: a qualitative study of women's perceptions of perinatal care from rural Southern Malawi. Reproductive Health. ISSN 1742-4755. 10. doi: 10.1186/1742-4755-10-9. Full text in Research Archive
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Medhin, Girmay; Franken, Kees LMC; Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo & Ottenhoff, Tom HM [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2013). IgA response to ESAT-6/CFP-10 and Rv2031 antigens varies in culture-confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis patients, healthy Mycobacterium tuberculosis infected and non-infected individuals in a tuberculosis endemic setting, Ethiopia". Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. ISSN 0300-9475. 78(3), p. 266–274. doi: 10.1111/sji.12080.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Agonafir, Mulualem; Derese, Yohannes; Sani, Yusuf; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Holm-Hansen, Carol J. C. (2012). Primary drug resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs in major towns of Amhara region, Ethiopia. APMIS - Journal of Pathologiy, Microbiology and Immunology. ISSN 0903-4641. 120(6), p. 503–509. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0463.2011.02861.x.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Holm-Hansen, Carol J. C. & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2012). Assessment of knowledge and practice of private practitioners regarding tuberculosis control in Ethiopia. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. ISSN 2036-6590. 6(1), p. 13–19. doi: 10.3855/jidc.1927.
  • Mengesha, Mulugeta Belay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Ameni, Gobena & Abebe, Fekadu (2012). Diagnostic and treatment delay among tuberculosis patients in Afar Region, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 12. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-369.
  • Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Abebe, Fekadu; Worku, Yalelet; Legesse, Mengistu; Medhin, Girmay & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2012). Tuberculosis in goats and sheep in Afar pastoral region of Ethiopia and isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from goat. Veterinary medicine international. ISSN 2090-8113. doi: 10.1155/2012/869146.
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2012). Association of the level of IFN-gamma produced by T cells in response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific antigens with the size of skin test indurations among individuals with latent tuberculosis in a highly tuberculosis-endemic setting. International Immunology. ISSN 0953-8178. 24(2), p. 71–78. doi: 10.1093/intimm/dxr102.
  • Kumbani, Lily C; Chirwa, Ellen; Malata, Address; Odland, Jon Øyvind & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2012). Do Malawian women critically assess the quality of care? A qualitative study on women’s perceptions of perinatal care at a district hospital in Malawi. Reproductive Health. ISSN 1742-4755. 9(30). doi: 10.1186/1742-4755-9-30. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kuznetsov, Vladimir; Grjibovski, Andrej; Maryandyshev, A O; Johansson, E & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2011). "I never go to doctors, as long as I can move": a narrative analysis of interview with a patient having Tuberculosis diagnostic delay experience. Human Ecology. ISSN 0300-7839. p. 54–58.
  • Belay, Mulugeta ; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2011). Serodiagnosis performance of R-ESAT-6-CFP-10 in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopia. Mycobacterial Diseases. ISSN 2161-1068. 1(2). doi: 10.4172/2161-1068.1000103.
  • Farah, Sameir Kamal Sayyed; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Damtew, Zufan Abera & Abdelaziz, Ali Omer (2011). Challenges and Opportunities of Integrating Primary Health Care Information System: Northern State, Sudan. Sudanese Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1990-7567. 6(3), p. 105–109.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Holm-Hansen, Carol J C & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2011). The perspective of private practitioners regarding tuberculosis case detection and treatment delay in Amhara Region, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Research Notes. ISSN 1756-0500. 4. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-285.
  • Gebremariam, Mekdes; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2011). Lay beliefs of TB and TB/HIV co-infection in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative study. BMC Research Notes. ISSN 1756-0500. 4. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-277.
  • Hasle, Gunnar; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Midthjell, Liv; Røed, Knut H. & Leinaas, Hans Petter (2011). Transport of Ixodes ricinus infected with Borrelia species to Norway by northward-migrating passerine birds. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. ISSN 1877-959X. 2(1), p. 37–43. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2010.10.004.
  • Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Ameni, Gobena; Biffa, Demelash & Abebe, Fekadu (2011). Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis and associated risk factors in Eastern Ethiopian prisons. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. ISSN 1027-3719. 15(5), p. 668–673. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.10.0363.
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2011). Community-based cross-sectional survey of latent tuberculosis infection in Afar pastoralists, Ethiopia, using QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube and tuberculin skin test. BMC Infectious Diseases. ISSN 1471-2334. 11. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-89.
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Medhin, Girmay; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2011). Knowledge of cervical tuberculosis lymphadenitis and its treatment in pastoral communities of the Afar region, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 11(157). doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-157.
  • Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Bayleyegn, Gizachew; Tessema, Tesfaye Sisay; Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Medhin, Girmay & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2011). Pathology of Camel Tuberculosis and Molecular Characterization of Its Causative Agents in Pastoral Regions of Ethiopia. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 6(1). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015862.
  • Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Biffa, Demelash; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Ameni, Gobena & Abebe, Fekadu (2011). Assessment of knowledge and practice about tuberculosis among eastern Ethiopian prisoners. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. ISSN 1027-3719. 15(2), p. 228–233.
  • Legesse, Mengistu; Ameni, Gobena; Mamo, Gezahegne; Medhin, Girmay; Abebe, Dawit Shawel & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2010). Knowledge and perception of pulmonary tuberculosis in pastoral communities in the middle and Lower Awash Valley of Afar region, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 10(187). doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-187.
  • Gele, Abdi Ali & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2010). Armed conflicts have an impact on the spread of tuberculosis: the case of the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia. Conflict and Health. ISSN 1752-1505. 4(1).
  • Storla, Dag Gustav Gundersen; Yimer, Solomon Abebe & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2010). Can treatment delay be utilized as a key variable for monitoring the pool of infectious tuberculosis in a population? Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. ISSN 2036-6590. 4(2), p. 083–090.
  • Hasle, Gunnar; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Christensson, Dan; Røed, Knut H.; Whist, Anne Cathrine & Leinaas, Hans Petter (2010). Detection of Babesia divergens in southern Norway by using an immunofluorescence antibody test in cow sera. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica (AVS). ISSN 0044-605X. 52. doi: 10.1186/1751-0147-52-55.
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Kassa, Gezahegne Mamo; Medhin, G; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2010). Performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFTGIT) for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection in Afar Pastoralists, Ethiopia. BMC Infectious Diseases. ISSN 1471-2334. 10. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-354.
  • Wiker, Harald G; Mustafa, Tehmina; Bjune, Gunnar & Harboe, Morten (2010). Evidence for waning of latency in a cohort study of tuberculosis. BMC Infectious Diseases. ISSN 1471-2334. 10. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-37.
  • Sagbakken, Mette; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Frich, Jan C (2010). Experiences of being diagnosed with tuberculosis among immigrants in Norway - Factors associated with diagnostic delay: A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1403-4948. 38(3), p. 283–290. doi: 10.1177/1403494809357101.
  • Gele, Abdikadir Ali; Sagbakken, Mette; Abebe, Fekadu & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2010). Barriers to tuberculosis care: a qualitative study among Somali pastoralists in Ethiopia. BMC Research Notes. ISSN 1756-0500. 3(86). Full text in Research Archive
  • Sandberg, Kristin Ingstad; Andresen, Steinar & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2010). A new approach to global health institutions? A case study of new vaccine introduction and the formation of the GAVI Alliance. Social Science and Medicine. ISSN 0277-9536. 71(7), p. 1349–1356. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.06.017.
  • Dadi, Mengistu Legesse; Ameni, Gobena; Medhin, G.; Shawel, Dawit; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2010). Knowledge and perception of pulmonary tuberculosis in pastoral communities in the middle and Lower Awash Valley of Afar region, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 10. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-187.
  • Abebe, Fekadu & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2009). The protective role of antibody responses during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Clinical and Experimental Immunology. ISSN 0009-9104. 157(2), p. 235–243. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2009.03967.x.
  • Gele, Abdikadir Ali; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Abebe, Fekadu (2009). Pastoralism and delay in diagnosis of TB in Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 9. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-5.
  • Baranov, AA; Mariandyshev, AO; Mannsåker, Turid; Dahle, Ulf R & Bjune, GA (2009). Molecular epidemiology and drug resistance of widespread genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in northwestern Russia. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. ISSN 1027-3719. 13(10), p. 1288–1293.
  • Storla, Dag Gundersen; Kristiansen, Ingun; Oftung, Fredrik; Korsvold, Gro Ellen; Gaupset, Monica & Gran, Gerd [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2009). Use of interferon gamma-based assay to diagnose tuberculosis infection in health care workers after short term exposure. BMC Infectious Diseases. ISSN 1471-2334. 9. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-60.
  • Eick, Frode; Maleta, K; Govasmark, Espen; Duttaroy, Asim K. & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2009). Food intake of selenium and sulphur amino acids in tuberculosis patients and healthy adults in Malawi. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. ISSN 1027-3719. 13(10), p. 1313–1315.
  • Yimer, S; Holm-Hansen, Carol ; Yimaldu, T & Bjune, G (2009). Evaluating an active case-finding strategy to identify smear-positive tuberculosis in rural Ethiopia. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. ISSN 1027-3719. 13(11), p. 1399–1404.
  • Yimer, Solomon; Holm-Hansen, Carol ; Yimaldu, Tilahun & Bjune, Gunnar (2009). Health care seeking among pulmonary tuberculosis suspects and patients in rural Ethiopia: a community-based study. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 9. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-454.
  • Hasle, Gunnar; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel; Edvardsen, Erik; Jakobsen, Christer; Linnehol, Bjørn & Røer, Jan Erik [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2009). Transport of ticks by migratory passerine birds to Norway. Journal of Parasitology. ISSN 0022-3395. 95(6), p. 1342–1351. doi: 10.1645/GE-2146.1.
  • Storla, Dag Gustav Gundersen; Yimer, Solomon Abebe & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2008). A systematic review of delay in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 8. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-15.
  • Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2008). Tuberkulose - en sosialpolitisk sjukdom. In Larsen, Øivind; Alvik, Anne; Hagestad, Kristian & Nylenna, Magne (Ed.), Samfunnsmedisin. Gyldendal Akademisk. ISSN 978-82-05-34459-4. p. 300–309.
  • Nyombi, Balthazar M; Kristiansen, Knut I; Bjune, Gunnar; Muller, Fredrik & Holm-Hansen, Carol (2008). Diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtypes in Kagera and Kilimanjaro regions, Tanzania. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. ISSN 0889-2229. 24(6), p. 761–769. doi: 10.1089/aid.2007.0311.
  • Nyombi, Balthazar M; Nkya, Watoky; Barongo, Longin; Bjune, Gunnar; Kristiansen, Knut I & Muller, Fredrik [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2008). Evolution of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 serotypes in northern Tanzania: a retrospective study. APMIS - Journal of Pathologiy, Microbiology and Immunology. ISSN 0903-4641. 116(6), p. 507–514. doi: 10.1089/088922200415054.
  • Jani-Bølstad, Jagrati; De Schacht, C; Jani, IV & Bjune, Gunnar Aksel (2008). Risk factors for incomplete vaccination and missed opportunity for immunization in rural Mozambique. BMC Public Health. ISSN 1471-2458. 8. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-161.
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