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Mabunda SA; Durbach A; Chitha WW; Bodzo P; Angell B; Joshi R, 2024, 'Correction to: Development, Objectives and Operation of Return-of-Service Bursary Schemes as an Investment to Build Health Workforce Capacity in South Africa: A Multi-Methods Study (Healthcare, (2023), 11, 21, (2821), 10.3390/healthcare11212821)', Healthcare (Switzerland), 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare12070723

Chitha N; Ntsele N; Mabunda SA; Funani I; Swartbooi B; Mnyaka O; Thabede J; Tshabalala R; Pulido-Estrada GA; Nomatshila S; Chitha W, 2024, 'Exploring the Information Sources Consulted by Doctors at the Point of Care in Four Selected South African Referral Hospitals', Healthcare (Switzerland), 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare12010008

Chitha W; Sibulawa S; Funani I; Swartbooi B; Maake K; Hellebo A; Hongoro D; Mnyaka OR; Ngcobo Z; Zungu CM; Sithole N; Godlimpi L; Nomatshila SC; Mabunda SA; Essel V, 2023, 'A cross-sectional study of knowledge, attitudes, barriers and practices of cervical cancer screening among nurses in selected hospitals in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa', BMC Women's Health, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12905-023-02251-0

Mabunda SA; Durbach A; Chitha WW; Bodzo P; Angell B; Joshi R, 2023, 'Development, Objectives and Operation of Return-of-Service Bursary Schemes as an Investment to Build Health Workforce Capacity in South Africa: A Multi-Methods Study', Healthcare (Switzerland), 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11212821

Mabunda SA; Durbach A; Chitha WW; Phiri H; Phalane M; Moaletsane O; Angell B; Joshi R, 2023, 'Effectiveness of return-of-service schemes for human resources for health retention: a retrospective cohort study of four Southern African countries', BMJ Global Health, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2023-013687

Mabunda SA; Durbach A; Chitha WW; Moaletsane O; Angell B; Joshi R, 2023, 'How Were Return-of-Service Schemes Developed and Implemented in Botswana, Eswatini and Lesotho?', Healthcare (Switzerland), 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11101512

Sitonga N; Nomatshila SC; Phalane M; Chitha WW; Mabunda SA, 2023, 'Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Sex Workers of Three South African Towns towards Female Condom Use and Contraceptives', Healthcare (Switzerland), 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11091271

Chitha N; Mabunda SA; Essel V; Funani I; Godlimpi L; Swartbooi B; Mnyaka O; Thabede J; Tshabalala R; Chitha W, 2023, 'Protocol for exploring the use of hospitals as a learning organisation: a cross-sectional study in South Africa's Eastern Cape province', BMJ Open, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-063208

O’Mahony D; Mabunda SA; Mntonintshi M; Iruedo J; Kaswa R; Blanco-Blanco E; Ogunsanwo B; Namugenyi KAF; Vasaikar S; Yogeswaran P, 2023, 'Causes of Moderate and Severe Anaemia in a High-HIV and TB-Prevalent Adult Population in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20043584

Mbulawa ZZA; Somdyala NI; Mabunda SA; Williamson AL, 2023, 'Effect of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Education Intervention on HPV Knowledge and Awareness Among High School Learners in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa', Journal of Cancer Education, 38, pp. 146 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13187-021-02090-3

Ncane Z; Faleni M; Pulido-Estrada G; Apalata TR; Mabunda SA; Chitha W; Nomatshila SC, 2023, 'Knowledge on Cervical Cancer Services and Associated Risk Factors by Health Workers in the Eastern Cape Province', Healthcare (Switzerland), 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11030325

Mabunda SA; Durbach A; Chitha WW; Moaletsane O; Angell B; Joshi R, 2023, 'Identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of return-of-service bursary schemes for health workforce capacity: a qualitative study of Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini', BMJ Public Health, 1, pp. e000142 - e000142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjph-2023-000142

Chitha N; Mabunda SA; Essel V; Funani I; Godlimpi L; Swartbooi B; Mnyaka O; Thabede J; Tshabalala R; Chitha W, 2022, 'Factors influencing the information behaviour of doctors and nurses in South Africa's Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northern Cape provinces: A survey study protocol', BMJ Open, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061449

Mabunda SA; Durbach A; Chitha WW; Angell B; Joshi R, 2022, 'Are return-of-service bursaries an effective investment to build health workforce capacity? A qualitative study of key South African policymakers', PLOS Global Public Health, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0000309

Chitha W; Jafta Z; Mnyaka OR; Hongoro D; Godlimpi L; Swartbooi B; Williams N; Zungu C; Buthi L; Kuseni S; Nasila J; Sibulawa S; Giwu O; Mavimbela A; Essel V; Mabunda SA, 2022, 'Protocol of mixed-methods assessment of demographic, epidemiological and clinical profile of decentralised patients with cancer at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital and Rob Ferreira Hospital, South Africa', BMJ Open, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054983

Nomatshila SC; Mabunda SA; Puoane T; Apalata TR, 2022, 'Prevalence of Obesity and Associated Risk Factors among Children and Adolescents in the Eastern Cape Province', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, pp. 2946, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052946

Chitha W; Swartbooi B; Jafta Z; Funani I; Maake K; Hongoro D; Godlimpi L; Mnyaka OR; Williams N; Buthi L; Kuseni S; Zungu C; Sibulawa S; Mavimbela A; Giwu O; Mabunda SA; Essel V, 2022, 'Model of delivery of cancer care in South Africa's Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga provinces: A situational analysis protocol', BMJ Open, 12, pp. e058377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058377

Yakubu K; Durbach A; van Waes A; Mabunda SA; Peiris D; Shanthosh J; Joshi R, 2022, 'Governance systems for skilled health worker migration, their public value and competing priorities: an interpretive scoping review', Global Health Action, 15, pp. 2013600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2021.2013600

Bam NE; Chitha W; Ntsaba J; Nomatshila SC; Apalata T; Mabunda SA, 2022, 'Lifestyle determinants of diabetes mellitus amongst people living with HIV in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa', African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v14i1.3256

Onywera H; Mabunda SA; Williamson AL; Mbulawa ZZA, 2022, 'Microbiological and behavioral determinants of genital HPV infections among adolescent girls and young women warrant the need for targeted policy interventions to reduce HPV risk', Frontiers in Reproductive Health, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frph.2022.887736

Nomatshila SC; Apalata TR; Mabunda SA, 2022, 'Perceptions and knowledge of school management teams about non-communicable diseases and strategies to prevent them', Health SA Gesondheid, 27, pp. 1781, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v27i0.1781

Nomatshila SC; Apalata TR; Mabunda SA, 2022, 'Perceptions of school management on the relationship between school nutrition and development of non-communicable diseases in a rural South African district: A qualitative study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, pp. 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19010432

Peralta-Quispe F; Mendoza-Arana PJ; Pereira-Victorio CJ; Ramírez-Rodríguez JM; Pérez-García FM; Ampuero-Cáceres R; Huamani-Guzmán RW; Joshi R; Mabunda SA, 2022, 'Simulated tele-management for teaching medical students on primary health care managerial decision making', Anales de la Facultad de Medicina, 83, pp. 313 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.15381/anales.v83i4.23116

Mabunda SA; Gupta M; Chitha WW; Mtshali NG; Ugarte C; Echegaray C; Cuzco M; Loayza J; Peralta F; Escobedo S; Bustos V; Mnyaka OR; Swaartbooi B; Williams N; Joshi R, 2021, 'Lessons learnt during the implementation of WISN for comprehensive primary health care in India, South Africa and Peru', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, pp. 12541, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312541

Mabunda SA; Sigovana K; Chitha W; Apalata T; Nomatshila S, 2021, 'Socio-demographic associations of HIV among women attending antenatal care in selected rural primary care facilities in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province', BMC Infectious Diseases, 21, pp. 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05744-7

Gadsden T; Mabunda SA; Palagyi A; Maharani A; Sujarwoto S; Baddeley M; Jan S, 2021, 'Performance-based incentives and community health workers’ outputs, a systematic review', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 99, pp. 805 - 818, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.20.285218

Mbulawa ZZA; Somdyala NI; Mabunda SA; Williamson AL, 2021, 'High human papillomavirus prevalence among females attending high school in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa', PLoS ONE, 16, pp. e0253074, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253074

Mabunda S; Angell B; Joshi R; Durbach A, 2021, 'Evaluation of the alignment of policies and practices for state-sponsored educational initiatives for sustainable health workforce solutions in selected Southern African countries: A protocol, multimethods study', BMJ Open, 11, pp. e046379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046379

Mabunda SA; Sigovana K; Chitha W; Apalata T; Nomatshila S, 2021, 'Socio-demographic associations of HIV among women attending antenatal care in selected rural primary care facilities in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.', BMC Infectious Diseases, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05744-7

Mnyaka OR; Mabunda SA; Chitha WW; Nomatshila SC; Ntlongweni X, 2021, 'Barriers to the Implementation of the HIV Universal Test and Treat Strategy in Selected Primary Care Facilities in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province', Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 12, pp. 21501327211028706, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/21501327211028706

Adedayo T; O’Mahony D; Adeleke O; Mabunda S, 2021, 'Doctors’ practice and attitudes towards red blood cell transfusion at Mthatha Regional Hospital, Eastern Cape, South Africa: A mixed methods study', African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 13, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/PHCFM.V13I1.2889

Bam NE; Mabunda SA; Ntsaba J; Apalata T; Nomatshila SC; Chitha W, 2020, 'The association between HIV tri-therapy with the development of Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in a rural South African District: A case-control study', PLoS ONE, 15, pp. e0244067, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244067

Mabunda SA; Sigovana K; Chitha W; Apalata T; Nomatshila S, 2020, 'Socio-demographic associations of HIV among women attending antenatal care in selected rural primary care facilities in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-36743/v2

Mabunda SA; Angell B; Yakubu K; Durbach A; Joshi R, 2020, 'Reformulation and strengthening of return-of-service (ROS) schemes could change the narrative on global health workforce distribution and shortages in sub-Saharan Africa', Family medicine and community health, 8, pp. e000498, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/fmch-2020-000498

Mabunda SA; Sigovana K; Chitha W; Apalata T; Nomatshila S, 2020, 'Socio-demographic associations of HIV among antenatal care attendees in selected rural primary care facilities in South Africa's Eastern Cape province', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-36743/v1

Newman H; Tshabalala D; Mabunda S; Nkosi N; Carelson C, 2020, 'Rapid testing for respiratory syncytial virus in a resource-limited paediatric intensive care setting', African Journal of Laboratory Medicine, 9, pp. 1084, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/AJLM.V9I1.1084

Tshabalala D; Newman H; Businge C; Mabunda SA; Kemp W; Beja P, 2018, 'Prevalence and determinants of congenital cytomegalovirus infection at a rural South African central hospital in the Eastern Cape', Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases, 33, pp. 89 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajid.v33i4.155

Tshabalala D; Newman H; Businge C; Mabunda SA; Kemp W; Beja P, 2018, 'Prevalence and determinants of congenital cytomegalovirus infection at a rural South African central hospital in the Eastern Cape', Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases, 33, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23120053.2018.1462560

Mabunda SA; London L; Pienaar D, 2018, 'An evaluation of the role of an intermediate care facility in the continuum of care in Western Cape, South Africa', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 7, pp. 167 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2017.52

Iruedo J; O'Mahony D; Mabunda S; Wright G; Cawe B, 2017, 'The effect of the Xpert MTB/RIF test on the time to MDR-TB treatment initiation in a rural setting: A cohort study in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province', BMC Infectious Diseases, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2200-8

Mntonintshi M; O'Mahony D; Mabunda S; Namugenyi KAF, 2017, 'Undiagnosed tuberculosis in patients with HIV infection who present with severe anaemia at a district hospital', African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 9, pp. 1406, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v9i1.1406

Grobler L; Marais BJ; Mabunda S, 2015, 'Interventions for increasing the proportion of health professionals practising in rural and other underserved areas', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD005314.pub3

Grobler L; Marais BJ; Mabunda SA; Marindi PN; Reuter H; Volmink J, 2009, 'Interventions for increasing the proportion of health professionals practising in rural and other underserved areas', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD005314.pub2

Grobler LA; Marindi PN; Mabunda SA; Reuter H; Volmink J, 2005, 'Interventions for increasing the proportion of health professionals practising in under-served communities', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd005314


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