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Task-shifting for point-of-care cervical cancer prevention in low- and middle-income countries: a case study from Uganda (2023)
Journal Article
Auma, J., Ndawula, A., Ackers-Johnson, J., Horder, C., Seekles, M., Kaul, V., & Ackers, L. (in press). Task-shifting for point-of-care cervical cancer prevention in low- and middle-income countries: a case study from Uganda. Frontiers in Public Health, 11, 1105559. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2023.1105559

Cervical cancer remains the leading cause of female cancer deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. This is despite cervical cancer being both preventable and curable if detected early and treated adequately. This paper reports on a series of action-research ‘c... Read More about Task-shifting for point-of-care cervical cancer prevention in low- and middle-income countries: a case study from Uganda.

Part 2 : a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study (2021)
Journal Article
MacVane Phipps, F., Price, A., Ackers-Johnson, J., Cook, P., & Lythgoe, J. (2021). Part 2 : a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study. British Journal of Midwifery, 29(5), 260-266. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.5.260

Background This is the second paper in a two-part series; the first paper was published in volume 29, issue 4 of the British Journal of Midwifery. The qualitative phase of the Baby Skin Integrity Comparison Survey (BaSICS) study was designed to addre... Read More about Part 2 : a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study.

Part 1 : a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study (2021)
Journal Article
MacVane Phipps, F., Price, A., Ackers-Johnson, J., Cook, P., & Lythgoe, J. (2021). Part 1 : a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study. British Journal of Midwifery, 29(4), 200-207. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.4.200

Background The qualitative phase of the Baby Skin Integrity Comparison Survey (BaSICS) study was designed to address a dearth of information about research recruitment and retention, and how mothers make decisions about neonatal skincare. Aims The ai... Read More about Part 1 : a qualitative description of participation in an eight-week infant skin integrity study.

698 mothers and babies, 38 390 nappy changes : what did we learn? (2021)
Journal Article
MacVane Phipps, F., Price, A., Ackers-Johnson, J., Cook, P., Clarke-Cornwell, A., & Lythgoe, J. (2021). 698 mothers and babies, 38 390 nappy changes : what did we learn?. British Journal of Midwifery, 29(3), 150-157. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.3.150

Background Several industry funded studies between 2001–2018 have compared the use of a single brand of baby wipes to cleansing with water and either cloth or cotton wool during nappy changes. All of these studies found that wipes were safe and effec... Read More about 698 mothers and babies, 38 390 nappy changes : what did we learn?.

The BaSICS (Baby Skin Integrity Comparison Survey) study : a prospective experimental study using maternal observations to report the effect of baby wipes on the incidence of irritant diaper dermatitis in infants, from birth to eight weeks of age (2020)
Journal Article
Price, A., Lythgoe, J., Ackers-Johnson, J., Cook, P., Clarke-Cornwell, A., & MacVane Phipps, F. (2021). The BaSICS (Baby Skin Integrity Comparison Survey) study : a prospective experimental study using maternal observations to report the effect of baby wipes on the incidence of irritant diaper dermatitis in infants, from birth to eight weeks of age. Pediatrics and Neonatology, 62(2), 138-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedneo.2020.10.003

Background Baby wipes have been shown to be safe and effective in maintaining skin integrity when compared to the use of water alone. However, no previous study has compared different formulations of wipe. The aim of the BaSICS study was to ident... Read More about The BaSICS (Baby Skin Integrity Comparison Survey) study : a prospective experimental study using maternal observations to report the effect of baby wipes on the incidence of irritant diaper dermatitis in infants, from birth to eight weeks of age.

Opportunities and challenges for improving antimicrobial stewardship in low and middle income countries ; lessons learnt from the maternal sepsis intervention in Western Uganda (2020)
Journal Article
Ackers, H., Ackers-Johnson, G., Seekles, M., Odur, J., & Opio, S. (2020). Opportunities and challenges for improving antimicrobial stewardship in low and middle income countries ; lessons learnt from the maternal sepsis intervention in Western Uganda. Antibiotics, 9(6), 315. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9060315

This paper presents findings from an action-research intervention designed to identify ways of improving antimicrobial stewardship in a Ugandan Regional Referral Hospital. Building on an existing health partnership and extensive action-research on ma... Read More about Opportunities and challenges for improving antimicrobial stewardship in low and middle income countries ; lessons learnt from the maternal sepsis intervention in Western Uganda.

Optimising student learning on international placements in low income settings (2019)
Journal Article
Ackers, H., Ackers-Johnson, J., Ahmed, A., & Tate, N. (2019). Optimising student learning on international placements in low income settings. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 7(3), 311-327. https://doi.org/10.4236/jss.2019.73026

This paper challenges the assumption that student visits to low resource settings inevitably promote the acquisition of cultural competence. Much of the literature and marketing rhetoric advocating the expansion of such ‘exposures’ lists numerous pos... Read More about Optimising student learning on international placements in low income settings.

The impact of multidisciplinary mobilities on the effectiveness of global health and international development projects (2019)
Thesis
Ackers-Johnson, J. The impact of multidisciplinary mobilities on the effectiveness of global health and international development projects. (Thesis). University of Salford

The mobility of healthcare professionals from high-income countries (HICs) to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has been growing rapidly over recent decades. The ‘international elective placement’, which was once a preserve of medical student... Read More about The impact of multidisciplinary mobilities on the effectiveness of global health and international development projects.

Healthcare, frugal innovation, and professional voluntarism : a cost-benefit analysis (2017)
Book
Ackers, H., Ackers-Johnson, J., Chatwin, J., & Tyler, N. (2017). Healthcare, frugal innovation, and professional voluntarism : a cost-benefit analysis. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48366-5

This book investigates what international placements of healthcare employees in low resource settings add to the UK workforce and the efficacy of its national health system. The authors present empirical data collected from a volunteer deployment pro... Read More about Healthcare, frugal innovation, and professional voluntarism : a cost-benefit analysis.

Mobile professional voluntarism and international development : killing me softly? (2016)
Book
Ackers, H., & Ackers-Johnson, J. (2017). Mobile professional voluntarism and international development : killing me softly?. UK: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55833-6

This book explores the impact that professional volunteers have on the low resource countries they choose to spend time in. Whilst individual volunteering may be of immediate benefit to individual patients, this intervention may have detrimental effe... Read More about Mobile professional voluntarism and international development : killing me softly?.

The impact of delays on maternal and neonatal outcomes in Ugandan public health facilities : the role of absenteeism (2016)
Journal Article
Ackers, H., Ionnou, E., & Ackers-Johnson, J. (2016). The impact of delays on maternal and neonatal outcomes in Ugandan public health facilities : the role of absenteeism. Health Policy and Planning, 31(9), 1152-1161. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czw046

Maternal mortality in low and middle income countries (LMICs) continues to remain high. The Ugandan Ministry of Health’s Strategic Plan suggests that little, if any, progress has been made in Uganda in terms of improvements in Maternal Health (Millen... Read More about The impact of delays on maternal and neonatal outcomes in Ugandan public health facilities : the role of absenteeism.