Publications

Implementation science and translational public health

Mate K., Svoronos T, & Fitzgerald DW (2015). Implementation science and translational public health. In Detels R, Gulliford, Karim, & Tan (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health (6 ed.): Oxford University Press.

This chapter explores the origins of implementation science, highlights the challenges facing implementation scientists, describes the key features of an implementation science study, and reviews examples of implementation science for resource-limited and high-income country settings.

Introducing Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria to Drug Shops in Uganda: a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Cohen J, Fink G, Maloney K, Berg K, Jordan M, Svoronos T, Aber F, and Dickens W (2015). Introducing Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria to Drug Shops in Uganda: a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93(3). doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.142489

This study evaluates the impact – on diagnosis and treatment of malaria – of introducing rapid diagnostic tests to drug shops in eastern Uganda.

Can the health system deliver? Determinants of rural Liberians’ confidence in health care

Svoronos T., R. J. Macauley, and M. E. Kruk. Can the health system deliver? Determinants of rural Liberians’ confidence in health care. Health Policy and Planning. Forthcoming 2014.

This study analyzed the determinants of Liberians’ confidence in their ability to obtain needed care for themselves or their children in case of serious illness.

Evaluating large-scale health programmes at a district level in resource-limited countries

Svoronos T., & Mate, K. S. (2011). Evaluating large-scale health programmes at a district level in resource-limited countries. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 89(11), 831–837.

In this paper we review several evaluation designs that attempt to account for contextual factors that contribute to intervention effectiveness.

TRACnet’s absorption into the Rwandan HIV/AIDS response

Svoronos T., Jillson, I. A., & Nsabimana, M. M. (2008). TRACnet’s absorption into the Rwandan HIV/AIDS response. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 9(5/6), 430. doi:10.1504/IJHTM.2008.020197

Rwanda’s TRACnet initiative is an electronic communication system parallel to the Rwandan healthcare management information system (HMIS), designed to coordinate antiretroviral therapy (ART) throughout the country. This study attempts to discern TRACnet’s absorption by Rwandan HIV/AIDS organisations, using Richard Heeks’ framework for evaluating HMIS interventions.