Centre for Global Health: Paediatrics
Better hygiene and nutrition, vaccines and antibiotics, and more water with improved quality, has led to a dramatic reduction in child mortality over the past 50 years. Despite this 11 million children under age five die annually.
Photo: Britt Nakstad
- Antimicrobial Resistance and Treatment of Neonatal Infections. A Prospective phase 1 and a randomised controlled phase 2 study in two tertiary units in sub-Saharan Africa (University of Botswana and University of Stellenbosch) - Britt Nakstad
- Optimizing respiratory support in compromised newborns in Botswana. The impact of educational intervention on air leaks. - Britt Nakstad
- Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury and associated Risk Factors in neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy admitted at Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana - Boineelo Katse, Alemayehu Gezmu, Britt Nakstad
- Retinopathy of prematurity; Incidence and risk factors in premature infants admitted in neonatal intensive care unit of Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana. A prospective Cohort study - Alemayehu Gezmu and Britt Nakstad
- The Child Nutrition and Development Study (CHNUDEV)- Per Ole Iversen
- Severe acute malnutrition in Kenyan children - Per Ole Iversen
- Treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in small children living in rural Sierra Leone - Per Ole Iversen
About our research
Birth asphyxia is the cause of 23% of all neonatal deaths worldwide, with 99% occurring in low- and mid-resource settings. Also, antibiotic resistance is a fast growing problem in the world and poses a serious threat to neonatal and paediatric global health. World Health Organization (WHO) in 2012 stated that this is one of the greatest health threats facing the world.