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Scientific publications from the Master GUH Coordination Team (including conveners and lecturers) as well as publications from the Master alumni and current students.



Sanchez Tejeda, G., Benitez Valladares, D., Correa Morales, F., Toledo Cisneros, J., Espinoza Tamarindo, B.E., Hussain-Alkhateeb, L., Merle, C.S., Kroeger, A. (2023)

Early warning and response system for dengue outbreaks: Moving from research to operational implementation in Mexico

PLOS Global Public Health 3(9): e0001691


Alim, A., Huda, M.M., Ghosh, D., Halleux, C.M., Almahmud, M., Olliaro, P.L., Matlashewski, G., Kroeger, A., Aseffa, A., Mondal, D. (2023)

Long-Term Efficacy of Insecticidal Wall Painting for Controlling Visceral Leishmaniasis Vectors in Bangladesh

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2023 Sep 18:tpmd220809
doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0809


Joshi, A.B., Banjara, M.R., Das, M.L., Ghale, P., Pant, K.R., Parajuli, N., Pyakurel, U.R., Dahal, G.R., Das, C.L., Kroeger, A., Aseffa, A. (2023)

Prevalence of post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) and treatment seeking behavior of PKDL patients in Nepal

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 17(2): e0011138


Maruf, S., Sagar, S.K., Rashid, M.U., Uddin, M.R., Ghosh, D., Ghosh, P., Nath, R., Sohel, A.N.M., Aktaruzzaman, M.M., Islam, M.N., Banjara, M.R., Kroeger, A., Aseffa, A., Mondal, D. (2023)

Assessment of treatment outcomes of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) treated cases and impact of COVID-19 on VL management and control services in Bangladesh

Journal of Infection and Public Health, Volume 16, Issue 11, 2023, Pages 1716-1721, ISSN 1876-0341


Joshi, A.B., Banjara, M.R., Das, M.L., Bist, N.V., Pant, K.R., Pyakurel, U.R., Dahal, G., Paudel, K.P., Das, C.L., Kroeger, A., Aseffa, A. (2023)

Follow-up assessment of visceral leishmaniasis treated patients and the impact of COVID-19 on control services in Nepal

Trop Med Health 51, 57


Ghosh, D., Sagar, S. K., Uddin, M. R., Rashid, M. U., Maruf, S., Nath, R., Islam, M. N., Aktaruzzaman, M. M., Sohel, A. M., Banjara, M. R., Kroeger, A., Aseffa, A., Mondal, D. (2023)

Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis burden in high visceral leishmaniasis endemic upazilas in Bangladesh

BMC Infectious Diseases of Poverty (Preprint)


Ghosh, D., Rashid, M. U., Sagar, S. K., Uddin, M. R., Maruf, S., Ghosh, P., Chowdhury, R., Rahat, M. A., Islam, M. N., Aktaruzzaman, M. M., Sohel, A. M., Banjara, M. R., Kroeger, A., Aseffa, A., Mondal, D. (2023)

Epidemiological, serological, and entomological aspects of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in suspected new VL foci in Bangladesh

Acta Tropica, Volume 248, 2023, 107021, ISSN 0001-706X


Führer, A., Taché, S., Riemenschneider, H., Bozorgmehr, K., Diaz-Monsalve, S. et al. (2023)

Das Lehrnetzwerk Migration und Gesundheit: Aus- und Weiterbildung konsolidieren und weiterentwickeln

Bundesgesundheitsbl 66, 1130–1134


Hassan, O. E. H., Al-Aghbari, A. A., McGowan, M., Dar Iang, M., Basaleem, H. O., Al-Sakkaf, K. A., Hyzam, D., Jahn, A. and Dureab, F. (2023)

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices toward COVID-19 prevention in Yemen: a community-based cross-sectional study

Front. Public Health. 11:1178183


Wegehaupt, O., Endo, A. & Vassall, A. (2023)

Superspreading, overdispersion and their implications in the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature

BMC Public Health 23, 1003


Holliday, N., Mulear, V. (2023)

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ Individuals in Moldova: A Mixed Methods Analysis

Journal of Homosexuality


Holliday, N., Leibinger, A., Huizinga, O., Klinger, C., Okanmelu, E., Geffert, K., Rehfuess, E., von Philipsborn, P. (2023)

Application of the WHO Nutrient Profile Model to products on the German market: Implications for proposed new food marketing legislation in Germany

COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv


Kumah, E., Owusu, P., Otchere, G., Ankomah, S. E., Fusheini, A., Kokuro, C., et al. (2023)

Factors influencing community acceptability of mass drug administration for the elimination of onchocerciasis in the Asante Akim South Municipal, Ghana

PLOS Neglected Trop. Dis.


Al-Aghbari, A.A., Hassan, O.E.H., Dar Iang, M., Jahn, A., Horstick, O., Dureab, F. (2023)

Exploring the Role of Infodemics in People’s Incompliance with Preventive Measures during the COVID-19 in Conflict Settings (Mixed Method Study)

Healthcare 2023, 11, 952


Joshi, A. B., Banjara, M. R., Das, M. L., Ghale, P., Pant, K. R., Pyakurel, U. R., Dahai, G. R., Das, C. L., Kroeger A., Aseffa A. (2023)

Prevalence of post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) and treatment seeking behavior of PKDL patients in Nepal

PLOS Neglected Trop. Dis.


Bautista Espinel, G. O., Gonzalez Escobar, D. S., Díaz Monsalve, S., & Bermúdez Bautista, A. M. (2023)

Ética de los sentimientos, desarrollo de capacidades, memoria histórica y reconciliación: la fragilidad del personal de salud en el conflicto armado colombiano

Revista De Bioética Y Derecho, (57), 243–261


Asaga Mac, P., Ehi Airiohuodion, P., Velayudhan, R., Kroeger, A., Panning, M. et al. (2023)

Antibody seropositivity and endemicity of chikungunya and Zika viruses in Nigeria

Animal Diseases 3, 7


Asaga Mac, P., Tadele, M., Airiohuodion, P. E., Nisansala, T., Zubair, S., Aigohbahi, J., Anyaike, C., Velayudha, R., Kroeger, A., Panning, M. (2023)

Dengue and Zika seropositivity, burden, endemicity, and Cocirculation antibodies in Nigeria

Ann Med.  22;55(1):652–62


Asaga Mac, P., Kroeger, A., Daehne, T., Anyaike, C., Velayudhan, R., Panning, M. (2023)

Zika, Flavivirus and Malaria Antibody Cocirculation in Nigeria

Trop. Med. Infect. Dis., 8, 171


Carrillo, M.A., Cardenas Sanchez, R., Yañez, J., Petzold, M., Kroeger, A. (2023)

Risk of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya transmission in the metropolitan area of Cucuta, Colombia: cross-sectional analysis, baseline for a clusterrandomised controlled trial of a novel vector tool for water containers

BMC Public Health 23, 1000


Malunga, G., Sangong, S., Saah, F.I. et al. (2023)

Prevalence and factors associated with adolescent pregnancies in Zambia: a systematic review from 2000–2022

Arch Public Health 81, 27


Nyirenda, J.L.Z., Wagner, D., Ngwira, B., Lange, B. et al. (2023)

Acceptability and feasibility of Tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus bidirectional screening and joint treatment services in Malawi: a cross- sectional study and policy document review

BMJ Open 2023;13:e062009




Omer, M., Posti, J. P., Gissler, M., Merikukka, M., Bärnighausen, T., & Wilson, M. L. (2022)

Birth order and pediatric traumatic brain injury

Scientific reports, 12(1), 14451


Omer, M., Al-Afif, S., Machetanz, K., Bettag, C., Tatagiba, M., Rohde, V., & Krauss, J. K. (2022)

Impact of COVID-19 on the Neurosurgical Resident Training Program: An Early Experience

Journal of neurological surgery. Part A, Central European neurosurgery, 83(4), 321–329


Omer, M., Posti, J. P., Gissler, M., Merikukka, M., Hoffmann, I., Bärnighausen, T., & Wilson, M. L. (2022)

The effect of birth order on length of hospitalization for pediatric traumatic brain injury: an analysis of the 1987 Finnish birth cohort

Archives of public health = Archives belges de sante publique, 80(1), 167


Renner, H.R., Makobu, Simon Mbugua, N.W., Kamiru, W., Oluoch, D., Donelson, A., Adam, M.B. (2022)

“I am now 5 steps ahead”- How co-design platforms sustain Kenyan community health volunteer engagement.

Progress in Community Health Partnerships. (Forthcoming.)


Banjara, M. R., Joshi, A. B., Singh, V. K., Das, M. L., Gurung, C. K., Olliaro, P., Halleux, Ch., Matlashewski, G., Kroeger A. (2022)

Response to Visceral leishmaniasis cases through active case detection and vector control in low-endemic hilly districts of Nepal.

Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.107(2):349-354


Asaga Mac, P., Airiohuodion, P.E., Yako, A.B., Makpo, J.K., Kroeger, A. (2022)

The Seroprevalence and Hidden Burden of Chikungunya Endemicity and Malaria Mono- and Coinfection in Nigeria.

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 8896


Salunkhe, G., Böge, K. et al. (2022)

Perceived Course of Illness on the Desire for Social Distance From People Suffering From Symptoms of Schizophrenia in India.

Front. Psychiatry 13:891409
doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.891409


Schlehe, J. (2022)

Cosmovisions, Multispecies Anthropology, and Planetary Health in Pandemic Times.

Occasional Papers Southeast Asian Studies at Freiburg, No. 49


Wright, E., Carrillo, M.A., Matamoros, D., Cardenas Sanchez, R., Yañez, J., Di Lorenzo, G., Villa, J.M. & Kroeger, A. (2022)

Applicability of the Mexican ovitrap system for Aedes vector surveillance in Colombia.

Pathogens and Global Health


Ehi Airiohuodion, P., Wartel, A., Yako, A.B., Asaga, P. (2022)

Seroprevalence and burden of hepatitis E viral infection among pregnant women in central Nigeria attending antenatal clinic at a Federal Medical Centre in Central Nigeria.

Front Med (Lausanne)


Nyirenda, J.L.Z., Sofroniou, M., Toews, I. et al. (2022)

Fluvoxamine for the treatment of COVID‐19.

Cochrane Library


Nyirenda, J.L.Z., Wagner, D., Ngwira, B. et al. (2022)

Bidirectional screening and treatment outcomes of diabetes mellitus (DM) and Tuberculosis (TB) patients in hospitals with measures to integrate care of DM and TB and those without integration measures in Malawi.

BMC Infect Dis 22, 28


Cardenas, R., et al. (2022)

The Early Warning and Response System (EWARS‑TDR) for dengue outbreaks: can it also be applied to chikungunya and Zika outbreak warning?

BMC Infectious Diseases 22:235


Nyirenda, J.L.Z., Bockey, A. & Lange, B. (2022)

Effect of Tuberculosis (TB) and Diabetes mellitus (DM) integrated healthcare on bidirectional screening and treatment outcomes among TB patients and people living with DM in developing countries: a systematic review.

Pathogens and Global Health


Hossain, M.M., Kroeger, A., Pervin, K., Norwood, G., Be-Nazir, A. et al. (2022)

Emergency Medical Rescue Services in Dhaka City, Bangladesh: A Situational Analysis and Needs Assessments.

Int J Crit Care Emerg Med 8:138


Kumah, E., Duvor, F., Otchere, G., Ankomah, S.E., Fusheini, A., Kokuro, C., Karikari, A.K. and Adom, J. (2022)

Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy with Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine and its Associated Factors in the Atwima Kwanwoma District, Ghana.

Annals of Global Health, 88(1), p.27




Al-Afif, S., Elkayekh, H., Omer, M., Heissler, H. E., Scheinichen, D., Palmaers, T., Nakamura, M., Hermann, E. J., Samii, M., & Krauss, J. K. (2021)

Analysis of risk factors for venous air embolism in the semisitting position and its impact on outcome in a consecutive series of 740 patients. 

Journal of neurosurgery, 1–8. Advance online publication


Bautista-Espinel, G. O., Hernández-Granados, L. Y., & Díaz-Monsalve, S. (2021)

Misión médica: interacción obstaculizada por el conflicto armado
(Medical mission: interaction hindered by the armed conflict)

Mundo FESC, 11(S6).


Rahmawati, S., Tengilimoglu, D.D., Díaz Monsalve, S., Bohari, B., Jaya, A.H., Yunus, S., Rahman, N. (2021)

The Health Life Quality Portrait of Kaili Da’a Women Couples Violence for the Victims of Tsunami, Earthquake, and Liquefaction through Family Economic Empowerment in Central Sulawesi Indonesia. 2021, 2021080470


Monsalve, S.D., Vargas-Monroy, A.M., Ariza, J.E., Oñate Cuello, A.M, Ropero Vera, A.R., Bermudez Cuello, J.C., Arzuaga Zuleta, L., Cubillos Novella, A.F., Peñaloza Quintero, E., Fernández Ortiz, Y.N., Carrillo, M.A., Kroeger, A. (2021)

Mental health among displaced and non-displaced populations in Valledupar, Colombia: do inequalities continue?

Pathogens and Global Health


Jang, S.Y., Hussain‑Alkhateeb, L., Rivera Ramirez. T., Al-Aghbari, A.A., Chackalackal, D.J., Cardenas-Sanchez, R., Carrillo, M.A., Oh, I.H., Alfonso-Sierra, E.A., Oechsner, P., Kibiwott Kirui, B., Anto, M., Diaz-Monsalve, S., Kroeger, A. (2021)

Factors shaping the COVID‑19 epidemic curve: a multi‑country analysis

BMC Infectious Diseases


Nebel H., Götz V. (2021)

Mehr Gewalt als erwartet?

Altenheim 6.2021, p26-27


Sin Y. F., O'Sullivan K.C. (2021)

The experience of energy poverty among young adults living in subdivided units in Hong Kong: Evidence from a phenomenological study


Chackalackal D. J., Al-Aghbari A. A., Jang  S. Y, Ramirez T. R., Vincent J., Joshi A., Banjara  M. R., Asaga P., Sanchez R. C., Carrillo  M. A., Villa  J. M., Diaz Monsalve S., Kroeger A. (2021)

The Covid-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries, who carries the burden? Review of mass media and publications from six countries

Pathogens and Global Health


Carrillo M.A., Kroeger A., Sanchez R.C., Diaz Monsalve S. and Runge-Ranzinger S. (2021)

The use of mobile phones for the prevention and control of arboviral diseases: a scoping review.

BMC Public Health 21:110.


Nebel H., Rischard P. (2021)

Gesund + gewaltfrei




Younis, L. G., Kroeger, A., Joshi, A. B., Das, M. L., Omer, M., Singh, V. K., Gurung, C. K., & Banjara, M. R. (2020)

Housing structure including the surrounding environment as a risk factor for visceral leishmaniasis transmission in Nepal

PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 14(3), e0008132


Omer, M., Kroeger, A., Joshi, A. B., Das, M. L., Younis, L. G., Singh, V. K., Gurung, C. K., & Banjara, M. R. (2020)

Role of female community health volunteers for visceral leishmaniasis detection and vector surveillance in Nepal

Health promotion perspectives, 10(1), 50–58


Omer, M., Shaikh, M. A., Stiller, M., & Lowery Wilson, M. (2020)

Physical Fighting among School-Attending Adolescents in El Salvador: An Examination of the 2013 Global School-Based Health Survey. 

International journal of environmental research and public health17(4), 1248


Pérez Méndez, M. A., Kigwangalla, H. A., Bärnighausen, T., & Lowery Wilson, M. (2020)

Injuries among children and adolescents in a rapidly growing urban African metropolis: a cross-sectional survey of 1,968 households in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

PeerJ, 8, e10048


Nasser, G., Capelli, J. (2020)

Changing the perspective: providing better nutrition and food security for families impacted by the pandemic in Brazil

International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health (IJFNPH), Vol.12


Regitano, A., Kroeger, A., & Barbira-Freedman, F. (2020)

What is missing? Reflections on Indigenous Health – Interview with Axel Kroeger and Francoise Barbira-Freedman

Cadernos De Campo (São Paulo – 1991), 29(2), e180514


Thaker P., Mahjoub T. (2020)

Migration and Medicine: "Challenges faced by refugees to access health care in Germany" (p. 253-271) and "What it takes to fit in: an opinion piece on the integration of adolscent refugee migrants in Germany" (p. 272-285)

Verlag Karl Alber




Mac, P.A., Kroeger, A. & Airiohuodion, P.E. (2019)

Needs assessment of emergency medical and rescue services in Abuja/Nigeria and environs

BMC Emerg Med 19, 78 (2019)




Hussain-Alkhateeb L, Kroeger A, Olliaro P, Rocklöv J (2018)

Operational Guide. Early warning and response system (EWARS) for dengue outbreaks. 2nd edition

WHO web-publication. In press


Knapp C, Mumm R, Skaal L, Wittwer-Backofen U (2018)

An Interdisciplinary Assessement of Urban health Data - A Case Study of Maternal and Child Health Data in Cape Town, South Africa.

In: Belue R, Winchester M, Knapp C (eds). Global Health Collaboration: Challenges and Lessons. Springer Publishing House, p75-89.


Amilibia MJ (2018)

Spotlight on: Urban Health - Cities are Engines of Transformation – and Urban Health is the Fuel.


Baum, D (2018)

Influence of a Patient’s Migration Background on the Nursing Care Process in a German Hospital. 

LOJ Nur Heal Car 1(3)-2018. LOJNHC.MS.ID.000115.


Olliaro P, Fouque F, Kroeger A,Sommerfeld J, Bowman L, Velayudhan R, Santelli AC, Diego Garcia A, Skewes Ramm R, Sulaiman LH, Sanchez Tejeda G, Correa Morales F, Gozzer César Basso Garrido E, Quang LC, Gutierrez G, Yadon ZE, Runge-Ranzinger S (2018)

Novel Tools and Strategies for the Prevention and Control of Arboviral Diseases: A Research-to-Policy Forum.

PLOS- NTD (in press)


Che-Mendoza A, Medina-Barreiro A, Kroeger A, Vascquez-Prokopec G, Manrique-Saide P (2018)

House screening with insecticide-treated netting provides sustained reductions in domestic populations of Aedes aegypti in Merida, Mexico.

Plos Negl Trop Dis 12 (3): e0006283.


Olliaro P, Fouque F, Kroeger A,Sommerfeld J, Bowman L, Velayudhan R, Santelli AC, Garcia D, Skewes Ramm R, Sulaiman LH, Sanchez Tejeda G, Correa Morales F, Gozzer César Basso Garrido E, Chan Quang L, Gutierrez G, Yadon ZE, Runge-Ranzinger S (2018)

Improved tools for the prevention and control of arboviral diseases: A research-to-policy forum. 

Plos Negl Trop Dis 12(2): e0005967.


Hussain-Alkhateeb L, Kroeger A, Olliaro P, Rocklöv J, Tejeda G, Benitez D, Gill B, Hakim L, Gomes Carvalho R, Bowman L, Petzold M (2018) 

Early Warning and Response System (EWARS) for Dengue Outbreaks: Recent advancements towards wide-spread applications in critical settings.

PLOS ONE 13 (5): e0196811.





Hirve S, Kroeger A, Matlashewski G, Mondal D, Banjara MR, Das P, et al. (2017)

Towards elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent.Translating research to practice to public health.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11 (10): e0005889.


Chowdhury R, Faria S, Huda MM, Chowdhury V, Maheswary NP, Mondal D, Kroeger A. et al.(2017)

Control of Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae) sand fly in Bangladesh: A cluster randomized controlled trial.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(9): e0005890.


Vijay Kumar, Aarti Rama, Prem Shankar Mishra, Niyamat Ali Siddiqui, Rudra Pratap Singh, Rudra Kumar Dasgupta, Axel Kroeger and Pradeep Das. (2017) 

Investigating Associative Impact of Indoor Residual Spray and Insecticide Treated Nets for Minimizing Visceral Leishmaniasis Vector Population in Bihar (India)

International Journal of Tropical Disease & Health 23(4): 1-15, 2017; Article no.IJTDH.32540ISSN: 2278–1005, NLM ID: 101632866 SCIENCEDOMAIN international


Juliana Quintero, Tatiana García- Betancourt, Andrea Caprara, Cesar Basso, Elsa Rodriguez da Rosa, Pablo Manrique-Saide, Giovanini Coelho, Gustavo Sánchez-Tejeda, Felipe Dzul-Manzanilla, Diego Alejandro Garcia, Gabriel Carrasquilla, Eduardo Alfonso-Sierra, Cyntia Monteiro Vasconcelos Motta, Johannes Sommerfeld, Axel Kroeger. (2017)

Taking innovative vector control interventions in urban Latin America to scale: lessons learnt from multi-country implementation research.

Pathogens and Global Health


César Basso, Elsa García da Rosa, Rosario Lairihoy, Ruben M. Caffera, Ingrid Roche, Cristina González, Ricardo da Rosa, Alexis Gularte, Eduardo Alfonso-Sierra, Max Petzold , Axel Kroeger and Johannes Sommerfeld. (2017)

Scaling up of an Innovative Intervention to Reduce Risk of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika transmission in Uruguay in the Framework of an Intersectoral Approach with and without Community Participation.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 97:1428-1436 doi10.4269/ajtmh.17-0061


Laith Hossain, Max Petzold, Leigh Bowman, Piero Olliaro, Axel Kroeger (2017)

Operational guide: Early warning and response system (EWARS) for dengue outbreaks.

TDR-WHO Geneva