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Dr Abraham Jacobus Herbst

Deputy Director: Africa Centre for Population Health

Head of Research Operations: Africa Centre for Population Health

Principal Investigator and project leader of the Africa Centre for Population Health Demographic Information System (ACDIS)

Principal Investigator for the INDEPTH Data System

Commissioner : uMkhanyakude District Planning Commission

Dr Abraham Jacobus “Kobus” Herbst
Deputy Director - Africa Centre for Health and Population
P.O. Box 198
Mtubatuba 3935
South Africa

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  • Africa Centre for Population Health Studies (New Core)
  • Informing global efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of low and middle-income populations: The INDEPTH Network of Health & Demographic Surveillance Systems
  • Participation in the Development of a Master’s Course in Field Epidemiology INDEPTH’s Scientific Development and Leadership Programme
  • NRF Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers
  • Elimination of urinary schistosomiasis infection in children
  • Population-based Biomeasures of Adult Household Members in the Africa Centre for Population Health Demographic Surveillance Area  Nested within the Core Grant
  • Integrated Interactive Primary Care Information System (IIPCIS)

2016

  1. Reniers, G., Wamukoya, M., Urassa, M., Nyaguara, A., Nakiyingi-Miiro, J., Lutalo, T., … Zaba, B. (2016). Data Resource Profile: Network for Analysing Longitudinal Population-based HIV/AIDS data on Africa (ALPHA Network). International Journal of Epidemiology, 45(1), 83–93. http://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyv343

2015

  1. Bor, J., Rosen, S., Chimbindi, N., Haber, N., Herbst, K., Mutevedzi, T., … Bärnighausen, T. (2015). Mass HIV Treatment and Sex Disparities in Life Expectancy: Demographic Surveillance in Rural South Africa. PLoS Medicine, 12(11). http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001905
  2. Byass, P., Herbst, K., Fottrell, E., Ali, M. M., Odhiambo, F., Amek, N., … Tollman, S. M. (2015). Comparing verbal autopsy cause of death findings as determined by physician coding and probabilistic modelling: a public health analysis of 54 000 deaths in Africa and Asia. Journal of Global Health, 5(1), 1–9. http://doi.org/doi: 10.7189/jogh.05.010402
  3. Herbst, K., Juvekar, S., Bhattacharjee, T., Bangha, M., Patharia, N., Tei, T., … Sankoh, O. (2015). The INDEPTH Data Repository An International Resource for Longitudinal Population and Health Data From Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 10(3), 324–333. http://doi.org/10.1177/1556264615594600
  4. Herbst, K., Law, M., Geldsetzer, P., Tanser, F., Harling, G., & Bärnighausen, T. (2015). Innovations in health and demographic surveillance systems to establish the causal impacts of HIV policies. Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS. Retrieved from http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26371462

2014

  1. Mossong, J., Byass, P., Herbst, K., 2014. Who died of what in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a cause of death analysis using InterVA-4. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25496
  2. Raifman, J., Chetty, T., Tanser, F., Mutevedzi, T., Matthews, P., Herbst, K., Pillay, D., Bärnighausen, T., 2014. Preventing Unintended Pregnancy and HIV Transmission: Effects of the HIV Treatment Cascade on Contraceptive Use and Choice in Rural KwaZulu-Natal. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 67, S218–S227. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000000373
  3. Reniers, G., Slaymaker, E., Nakiyingi-Miiro, J., Nyamukapa, C., Crampin, A.C., Herbst, K., Urassa, M., Otieno, F., Gregson, S., Sewe, M., Michael, D., Lutalo, T., Hosegood, V., Kasamba, I., Price, A., Nabukalu, D., Mclean, E., Zaba, B., 2014. Mortality trends in the era of antiretroviral therapy: evidence from the Network for Analysing Longitudinal Population based HIV/AIDS data on Africa (ALPHA). AIDS 28, S533–S542. doi:10.1097/QAD.0000000000000496
  4. Sankoh, O., Sharrow, D., Herbst, K., Kabudula, C., Whiteson, Alam, N., Kant, S., Ravn, H., Bhuiya, A., Thi Vui, L., Darikwa, T., Gyapong, M., Jasseh, M., Chuc Thi Kim, N., Abdullah, S., Crampin, A., Ojal, J., Owusu-Agyei, S., Odhiambo, F., Urassa, M., Streatfield, K., Shimada, M., Sacoor, C., Beguy, D., Derra, K., Wak, G., Delaunay, V., Sie, A., Soura, A., Diallo, D., Wilopo, S., Masanja, H., Bonfoh, B., Phuanukoonnon, S., Clark, S.J., 2014. The INDEPTH standard population for low- and middle-income countries, 2013. Global Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.23286
  5. Slaymaker, E., Todd, J., Marston, M., Calvert, C., Michael, D., Nakiyingi-Miiro, J., Crampin, A., Lutalo, T., Herbst, K., Zaba, B., 2014. How have ART treatment programmes changed the patterns of excess mortality in people living with HIV? Estimates from four countries in East and Southern Africa. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.22789
  6. Stover, J., Andreev, K., Slaymaker, E., Gopalappa, C., Sabin, K., Velasquez, C., Nakiyingi-Miiro, J., Crampin, A., Lutalo, T., Herbst, K., Gregson, S., Urassa, M., 2014. Updates to the Spectrum model to estimate key HIV indicators for adults and children. AIDS 28, S427–S434. doi:10.1097/QAD.0000000000000483
  7. Streatfield, P.K., Alam, N., Compaoré, Y., Rossier, C., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Jaeger, F., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Gomez, P., Jasseh, M., Ansah, A., Debpuur, C., Oduro, A., Williams, J., Addei, S., Gyapong, M., Kukula, V.A., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Desai, M., Moige, H., Odhiambo, F.O., Ogwang, S., Beguy, D., Ezeh, A., Oti, S., Chihana, M., Crampin, A., Price, A., Delaunay, V., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Collinson, M.A., Kahn, K., Tollman, S.M., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Emina, J.B.O., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014a. Pregnancy-related mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25368
  8. Streatfield, P.K., Alam, N., Compaoré, Y., Rossier, C., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Jaeger, F., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Gomez, P., Jasseh, M., Ansah, A., Debpuur, C., Oduro, A., Williams, J., Addei, S., Gyapong, M., Kukula, V.A., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Desai, M., Moige, H., Odhiambo, F.O., Ogwang, S., Beguy, D., Ezeh, A., Oti, S., Chihana, M., Crampin, A., Price, A., Delaunay, V., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Collinson, M.A., Kahn, K., Tollman, S.M., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Emina, J.B.O., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014. Pregnancy-related mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25368
  9. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Alam, N., Sié, A., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Ngoran, E.K., Weldearegawi, B., Jasseh, M., Oduro, A., Gyapong, M., Kant, S., Juvekar, S., Wilopo, S., Williams, T.N., Odhiambo, F.O., Beguy, D., Ezeh, A., Kyobutungi, C., Crampin, A., Delaunay, V., Tollman, S.M., Herbst, K., Chuc, N.T.K., Sankoh, O.A., Tanner, M., Byass, P., 2014. Cause-specific mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25362
  10. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Alam, N., Sié, A., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Ngoran, E.K., Weldearegawi, B., Jasseh, M., Oduro, A., Gyapong, M., Kant, S., Juvekar, S., Wilopo, S., Williams, T.N., Odhiambo, F.O., Beguy, D., Ezeh, A., Kyobutungi, C., Crampin, A., Delaunay, V., Tollman, S.M., Herbst, K., Chuc, N.T.K., Sankoh, O.A., Tanner, M., Byass, P., 2014. Cause-specific mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25362
  11. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Bagagnan, C.H., Sié, A., Zabré, P., Lankoandé, B., Rossier, C., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Kone, S., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Haile, F., Melaku, Y.A., Weldearegawi, B., Gomez, P., Jasseh, M., Ansah, P., Debpuur, C., Oduro, A., Wak, G., Adjei, A., Gyapong, M., Sarpong, D., Kant, S., Misra, P., Rai, S.K., Juvekar, S., Lele, P., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Laserson, K.F., Nyaguara, A., Odhiambo, F.O., Phillips-Howard, P., Ezeh, A., Kyobutungi, C., Oti, S., Crampin, A., Nyirenda, M., Price, A., Delaunay, V., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Gómez-Olivé, F.X., Kahn, K., Tollman, S.M., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Chuc, N.T.K., Bangha, M., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014. Adult non-communicable disease mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25365
  12. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Bagagnan, C.H., Sié, A., Zabré, P., Lankoandé, B., Rossier, C., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Kone, S., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Haile, F., Melaku, Y.A., Weldearegawi, B., Gomez, P., Jasseh, M., Ansah, P., Debpuur, C., Oduro, A., Wak, G., Adjei, A., Gyapong, M., Sarpong, D., Kant, S., Misra, P., Rai, S.K., Juvekar, S., Lele, P., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Laserson, K.F., Nyaguara, A., Odhiambo, F.O., Phillips-Howard, P., Ezeh, A., Kyobutungi, C., Oti, S., Crampin, A., Nyirenda, M., Price, A., Delaunay, V., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Gómez-Olivé, F.X., Kahn, K., Tollman, S.M., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Chuc, N.T.K., Bangha, M., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014. Adult non-communicable disease mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25365
  13. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Diboulo, E., Niamba, L., Sié, A., Lankoandé, B., Millogo, R., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Kone, S., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Ashebir, Y., Melaku, Y.A., Weldearegawi, B., Gomez, P., Jasseh, M., Azongo, D., Oduro, A., Wak, G., Wontuo, P., Attaa-Pomaa, M., Gyapong, M., Manyeh, A.K., Kant, S., Misra, P., Rai, S.K., Juvekar, S., Patil, R., Wahab, A., Wilopo, S., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Khaggayi, C., Nyaguara, A., Obor, D., Odhiambo, F.O., Ezeh, A., Oti, S., Wamukoya, M., Chihana, M., Crampin, A., Collinson, M.A., Kabudula, C.W., Wagner, R., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Emina, J.B.O., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014. Mortality from external causes in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System Sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25366
  14. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Diboulo, E., Niamba, L., Sié, A., Lankoandé, B., Millogo, R., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Kone, S., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Ashebir, Y., Melaku, Y.A., Weldearegawi, B., Gomez, P., Jasseh, M., Azongo, D., Oduro, A., Wak, G., Wontuo, P., Attaa-Pomaa, M., Gyapong, M., Manyeh, A.K., Kant, S., Misra, P., Rai, S.K., Juvekar, S., Patil, R., Wahab, A., Wilopo, S., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Khaggayi, C., Nyaguara, A., Obor, D., Odhiambo, F.O., Ezeh, A., Oti, S., Wamukoya, M., Chihana, M., Crampin, A., Collinson, M.A., Kabudula, C.W., Wagner, R., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Emina, J.B.O., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014h. Mortality from external causes in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System Sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25366
  15. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Diboulo, E., Sié, A., Yé, M., Compaoré, Y., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Jaeger, F., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Melaku, Y.A., Mulugeta, A., Weldearegawi, B., Gomez, P., Jasseh, M., Hodgson, A., Oduro, A., Welaga, P., Williams, J., Awini, E., Binka, F.N., Gyapong, M., Kant, S., Misra, P., Srivastava, R., Chaudhary, B., Juvekar, S., Wahab, A., Wilopo, S., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Hamel, M.J., Lindblade, K.A., Odhiambo, F.O., Slutsker, L., Ezeh, A., Kyobutungi, C., Wamukoya, M., Delaunay, V., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Gómez-Olivé, F.X., Kabudula, C.W., Mee, P., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Chuc, N.T.K., Arthur, S.S., Sankoh, O.A., Tanner, M., Byass, P., 2014. Malaria mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25369
  16. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Diboulo, E., Sié, A., Yé, M., Compaoré, Y., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Jaeger, F., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Melaku, Y.A., Mulugeta, A., Weldearegawi, B., Gomez, P., Jasseh, M., Hodgson, A., Oduro, A., Welaga, P., Williams, J., Awini, E., Binka, F.N., Gyapong, M., Kant, S., Misra, P., Srivastava, R., Chaudhary, B., Juvekar, S., Wahab, A., Wilopo, S., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Hamel, M.J., Lindblade, K.A., Odhiambo, F.O., Slutsker, L., Ezeh, A., Kyobutungi, C., Wamukoya, M., Delaunay, V., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Gómez-Olivé, F.X., Kabudula, C.W., Mee, P., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Chuc, N.T.K., Arthur, S.S., Sankoh, O.A., Tanner, M., Byass, P., 2014. Malaria mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25369
  17. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Millogo, O., Sié, A., Zabré, P., Rossier, C., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Kone, S., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Abera, S.F., Melaku, Y.A., Weldearegawi, B., Gomez, P., Jasseh, M., Ansah, P., Azongo, D., Kondayire, F., Oduro, A., Amu, A., Gyapong, M., Kwarteng, O., Kant, S., Pandav, C.S., Rai, S.K., Juvekar, S., Muralidharan, V., Wahab, A., Wilopo, S., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Khagayi, S., Laserson, K.F., Nyaguara, A., Van Eijk, A.M., Ezeh, A., Kyobutungi, C., Wamukoya, M., Chihana, M., Crampin, A., Price, A., Delaunay, V., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Gómez-Olivé, F.X., Mee, P., Tollman, S.M., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Chuc, N.T.K., Arthur, S.S., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014. HIV/AIDS-related mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25370
  18. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Millogo, O., Sié, A., Zabré, P., Rossier, C., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Kone, S., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Abera, S.F., Melaku, Y.A., Weldearegawi, B., Gomez, P., Jasseh, M., Ansah, P., Azongo, D., Kondayire, F., Oduro, A., Amu, A., Gyapong, M., Kwarteng, O., Kant, S., Pandav, C.S., Rai, S.K., Juvekar, S., Muralidharan, V., Wahab, A., Wilopo, S., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Khagayi, S., Laserson, K.F., Nyaguara, A., Van Eijk, A.M., Ezeh, A., Kyobutungi, C., Wamukoya, M., Chihana, M., Crampin, A., Price, A., Delaunay, V., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Gómez-Olivé, F.X., Mee, P., Tollman, S.M., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Chuc, N.T.K., Arthur, S.S., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014. HIV/AIDS-related mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action 7, 25370. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25370
  19. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Ouattara, M., Sanou, A., Sié, A., Lankoandé, B., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Jaeger, F., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Abreha, L., Melaku, Y.A., Weldearegawi, B., Ansah, A., Hodgson, A., Oduro, A., Welaga, P., Gyapong, M., Narh, C.T., Narh-Bana, S.A., Kant, S., Misra, P., Rai, S.K., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Hamel, M.J., Ngulukyo, E., Odhiambo, F.O., Sewe, M., Beguy, D., Ezeh, A., Oti, S., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Delaunay, V., Collinson, M.A., Kabudula, C.W., Kahn, K., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Chuc, N.T.K., Bangha, M., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014. Cause-specific childhood mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25363
  20. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Ouattara, M., Sanou, A., Sié, A., Lankoandé, B., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Jaeger, F., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Abreha, L., Melaku, Y.A., Weldearegawi, B., Ansah, A., Hodgson, A., Oduro, A., Welaga, P., Gyapong, M., Narh, C.T., Narh-Bana, S.A., Kant, S., Misra, P., Rai, S.K., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Hamel, M.J., Ngulukyo, E., Odhiambo, F.O., Sewe, M., Beguy, D., Ezeh, A., Oti, S., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Delaunay, V., Collinson, M.A., Kabudula, C.W., Kahn, K., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Chuc, N.T.K., Bangha, M., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014. Cause-specific childhood mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25363
  21. Streatfield, P.K., Khan, W.A., Bhuiya, A., Hanifi, S.M.A., Alam, N., Ouattara, M., Sanou, A., Sié, A., Lankoandé, B., Soura, A.B., Bonfoh, B., Jaeger, F., Ngoran, E.K., Utzinger, J., Abreha, L., Melaku, Y.A., Weldearegawi, B., Ansah, A., Hodgson, A., Oduro, A., Welaga, P., Gyapong, M., Narh, C.T., Narh-Bana, S.A., Kant, S., Misra, P., Rai, S.K., Bauni, E., Mochamah, G., Ndila, C., Williams, T.N., Hamel, M.J., Ngulukyo, E., Odhiambo, F.O., Sewe, M., Beguy, D., Ezeh, A., Oti, S., Diallo, A., Douillot, L., Sokhna, C., Delaunay, V., Collinson, M.A., Kabudula, C.W., Kahn, K., Herbst, K., Mossong, J., Chuc, N.T.K., Bangha, M., Sankoh, O.A., Byass, P., 2014. Cause-specific childhood mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action 7, 25363. doi:10.1097/QAD.0000000000000496.
  22. Van Panhuis, W.G., Paul, P., Emerson, C., Grefenstette, J., Wilder, R., Herbst, A.J., Heymann, D., Burke, D.S., 2014. A systematic review of barriers to data sharing in public health. BMC public health 14, 1144. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1144

2013

  1. Bärnighausen, T., Tanser, F., Herbst, K., Mutevedzi, T., Mossong, J., Newell, M.-L., 2013. Structural barriers to antiretroviral treatment: a study using population-based CD4 cell count and linked antiretroviral treatment programme data. The Lancet 382, S5. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62253-9
  2. Bor, J., Herbst, A.J., Newell, M.-L., Bärnighausen, T., 2013. Increases in adult life expectancy in rural South Africa: valuing the scale-up of HIV treatment. Science 339, 961–965. doi:10.1126/science.1230413
  3. Nabukalu, D., Klipstein-Grobusch, K., Herbst, K., Newell, M.-L., 2013. Mortality in women of reproductive age in rural South Africa. Glob Health Action 6. doi:10.3402/gha.v6i0.2283
  4. Sankoh, O., Herbst, A.J., Juvekar, S., Tollman, S., Byass, P., Tanner, M., 2013. INDEPTH launches a data repository and INDEPTHStats. The Lancet Global Health 1. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(13)70034-2
  5. Zaba, B., Calvert, C., Marston, M., Isingo, R., Nakiyingi-Miiro, J., Lutalo, T., Crampin, A., Robertson, L., Herbst, K., Newell, M.-L., Todd, J., Byass, P., Boerma, T., Ronsmans, C., 2013. Effect of HIV infection on pregnancy-related mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: secondary analyses of pooled community-based data from the network for Analysing Longitudinal Population-based HIV/AIDS data on Africa (ALPHA). Lancet 381, 1763–1771. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60803-X

2012

  1. Barnighausen, T., Tanser, F., Malaza, A., Herbst, K., Newell, M.-L., 2012. HIV status and participation in HIV surveillance in the era of antiretroviral treatment: a study of linked population-based and clinical data in rural South Africa. Trop Med Int Health 17, e103–e110. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.02928.x
  2. Byass, P., Chandramohan, D., Clark, S.J., D’Ambruoso, L., Fottrell, E., Graham, W.J., Herbst, A.J., Hodgson, A., Hounton, S., Kahn, K., Krishnan, A., Leitao, J., Odhiambo, F., Sankoh, O.A., Tollman, S.M., 2012. Strengthening standardised interpretation of verbal autopsy data: the new InterVA-4 tool. Glob Health Action 5, 1–8. doi:10.3402/gha.v5i0.19281
  3. Zaba, B., Kasamba, I., Floyd, S., Isingo, R., Herbst, K., Bärnighausen, T., Gregson, S., Nyamukapa, C., Kayuni, N., Todd, J., Marston, M., Wringe, A., 2012. Using age-specific mortality of HIV infected persons to predict anti-retroviral treatment need: a comparative analysis of data from five African population-based cohort studies.

2011

  1. Garrib, A., Herbst, A.J., Hosegood, V., Newell, M.-L., 2011. Injury mortality in rural South Africa 2000-2007: rates and associated factors.
  2. Herbst, A.J., Mafojane, T., Newell, M.-L., 2011. Verbal autopsy-based cause-specific mortality trends in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2000-2009. Popul Health Metr 9. doi:10.1186/1478-7954-9-47

2010

  1. Chimbindi, N.Z., McGrath, N., Herbst, K., San Tint, K., Newell, M.-L., 2010. Socio-Demographic Determinants of Condom Use Among Sexually Active Young Adults in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Open AIDS J 4, 88–95. doi:10.2174/1874613601004010088
  2. Cunningham, S.A., Elo, I.T., Herbst, K., Hosegood, V., 2010. Prenatal development in rural South Africa: relationship between birth weight and access to fathers and grandparents. Popul Stud (Camb) 64, 229–246. doi:10.1080/00324728.2010.510201
  3. Serwaa-Bonsu, A., Herbst, A.J., Reniers, G., Ijaa, W., Clark, B., Kabudula, C., Sankoh, O., 2010. First experiences in the implementation of biometric technology to link data from Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems with health facility data. Glob Health Action 3. doi:10.3402/gha.v3i0.2120
  4. Ndirangu, J., Newell, M.-L., Tanser, F., Herbst, A.J., Bland, R., 2010. Decline in early life mortality in a high HIV prevalence rural area of South Africa: evidence of HIV prevention or treatment impact? AIDS 24, 593–602. doi:10.1097/QAD.0b013e328335cff5

2009

  1. Herbst, A.J., Cooke, G.S., Bärnighausen, T., KanyKany, A., Tanser, F., Newell, M.-L., 2009. Adult mortality and antiretroviral treatment roll-out in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Bull. World Health Organ. 87, 754–762. doi:10.1590/S0042-96862009001000011
  2. Kitua, A.Y., Corrah, T., Herbst, K., Nyirenda, T., Agwale, S., Makanga, M., Mgone, C.S., 2009. Strengthening capacity, collaboration and quality of clinical research in Africa: EDCTP Networks of Excellence. Tanzan J Health Res 11, 51–54.
  3. Welaga, P., Hosegood, V., Weiner, R., Hill, C., Herbst, K., Newell, M.-L., 2009. Coming home to die? The association between migration and mortality in rural South Africa. BMC Public Health 9. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-193
  4. Wringe, A., Cremin, I., Todd, J., McGrath, N., Kasamba, I., Herbst, K., Mushore, P., Zaba, B., Slaymaker, E., 2009. Comparative assessment of the quality of age-at-event reporting in three HIV cohort studies in sub-Saharan Africa. Sex Transm Infect 85 Suppl 1, i56–63. doi:10.1136/sti.2008.033423

2008

  1. Bärnighausen, T., Tanser, F., Gqwede, Z., Mbizana, C., Herbst, K., Newell, M.-L., 2008. High HIV incidence in a community with high HIV prevalence in rural South Africa: findings from a prospective population-based study. AIDS 22, 139–144. doi:10.1097/QAD.0b013e3282f2ef43
  2. Bärnighausen, T., Welz, T., Hosegood, V., Bätzing-Feigenbaum, J., Tanser, F., Herbst, K., Hill, C., Newell, M.-L., 2008. Hiding in the shadows of the HIV epidemic: obesity and hypertension in a rural population with very high HIV prevalence in South Africa. J Hum Hypertens 22, 236–239. doi:10.1038/sj.jhh.1002308
  3. Moultrie, T.A., Hosegood, V., McGrath, N., Hill, C., Herbst, K., Newell, M.-L., 2008. Refining the criteria for stalled fertility declines: an application to rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 1990-2005. Stud Family Plann 39, 39–48.
  4. Tanser, F., Hosegood, V., Bärnighausen, T., Herbst, K., Nyirenda, M., Muhwava, W., Newell, C., Viljoen, J., Mutevedzi, T., Newell, M.-L., 2008. Cohort Profile: Africa Centre Demographic Information System (ACDIS) and population-based HIV survey. Int J Epidemiology 37, 956–962. doi:10.1093/ije/dym211
  5. White, R.G., Moodley, P., McGrath, N., Hosegood, V., Zaba, B., Herbst, K., Newell, M., Sturm, W.A., Hayes, R.J., 2008. Low effectiveness of syndromic treatment services for curable sexually transmitted infections in rural South Africa. Sex Transm Infect 84, 528–534. doi:10.1136/sti.2008.032011
  6. Welz, T., Herbst, K., 2008. Anonymous HIV testing with participant-controlled access to results using handheld computers: a new model of HIV testing used in a household survey in rural South Africa. Sex Transm Dis 35, 372–376. doi:10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31815fd3fc
  7. Garrib, A., Stoops, N., McKenzie, A., Dlamini, L., Govender, T., Rohde, J., Herbst, K., 2008. An evaluation of the District Health Information System in rural South Africa. S. Afr. Med. J. 98, 549–552.

2007

  1. Welz, T., Hosegood, V., Jaffar, S., Bätzing-Feigenbaum, J., Herbst, K., Newell, M.-L., 2007. Continued very high prevalence of HIV infection in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a population-based longitudinal study. AIDS 21, 1467–1472. doi:10.1097/QAD.0b013e3280ef6af2
  2. Rice, B.D., Bätzing-Feigenbaum, J., Hosegood, V., Tanser, F., Hill, C., Barnighausen, T., Herbst, K., Welz, T., Newell, M.-L., 2007. Population and antenatal-based HIV prevalence estimates in a high contracepting female population in rural South Africa. BMC Public Health 7. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-160

2006

  1. Tanser, F., Gijsbertsen, B., Herbst, K., 2006. Modelling and understanding primary health care accessibility and utilization in rural South Africa: an exploration using a geographical information system. Soc Sci Med 63, 691–705. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.01.015

2005

  1. Van den Broeck, J., Cunningham, S.A., Eeckels, R., Herbst, K., 2005. Data cleaning: detecting, diagnosing, and editing data abnormalities. PLoS Med. 2. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020267

2004

  1. Hosegood, V., McGrath, N., Herbst, K., Timaeus, I.M., 2004. The impact of adult mortality on household dissolution and migration in rural South Africa. AIDS 18, 1585–1590.

2002

  1. Sekokotla, D.M., Maluleke, F.R., Mbananga, N.D., Herbst, A.J., 2002. Completeness of data on daily patient encounter forms at Mankweng Hospital. S. Afr. Med. J. 92, 954–956.

1999

  1. Tollman, S.M., Herbst, K., Garenne, M., Gear, J.S., Kahn, K., 1999. The Agincourt demographic and health study--site description, baseline findings and implications. S. Afr. Med. J. 89, 858–864.

2015

  1. Byass, P., Herbst, K., Fottrell, E., Ali, M.M., Odhiambo, F., Amek, N., Hamel, M.J., Laserson, K.F., Kahn, K., Kabudula, C., Mee, P., Bird, J., Jakob, R., Sankoh, O., Tollman, S.M., 2015. Comparing verbal autopsy cause of death findings as determined by physician coding and probabilistic modelling: a public health analysis of 54 000 deaths in Africa and Asia. Journal of Global Health 5, 1–9. doi: 10.7189/jogh.05.010402

2014

  1. Mossong, J., Byass, P., Herbst, K., 2014. Who died of what in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a cause of death analysis using InterVA-4. Glob Health Action 7. doi:10.3402/gha.v7.25496
  2. Reniers, G., Slaymaker, E., Nakiyingi-Miiro, J., Nyamukapa, C., Crampin, A.C., Herbst, K., Urassa, M., Otieno, F., Gregson, S., Sewe, M., Michael, D., Lutalo, T., Hosegood, V., Kasamba, I., Price, A., Nabukalu, D., Mclean, E., Zaba, B., 2014. Mortality trends in the era of antiretroviral therapy: evidence from the Network for Analysing Longitudinal Population based HIV/AIDS data on Africa (ALPHA). AIDS 28, S533–S542. doi:10.1097/QAD.0000000000000496

2013

  1. Bor, J., Herbst, A.J., Newell, M.-L., Bärnighausen, T., 2013. Increases in adult life expectancy in rural South Africa: valuing the scale-up of HIV treatment. Science 339, 961–965. doi:10.1126/science.1230413
  2. Sankoh, O., Herbst, A.J., Juvekar, S., Tollman, S., Byass, P., Tanner, M., 2013. INDEPTH launches a data repository and INDEPTHStats. The Lancet Global Health 1. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(13)70034-2

Kobus is interested in answering the following research questions:

  1. What are the opportunities offered by regular household visits to a geographically defined population who are individually linked to electronic primary health care information to improve linkage to care?
  2. What are the most effective ways to make the large amount of data generated by HDSSs, such as the Africa Centre for Population Health, more accessible to researchers and other data users?
  3. How to improve cause of death ascertainment for premature adult deaths.

Dr Herbst is a public health consultant with experience in managing projects in both the public health and health research sectors. In the public health sector Dr Herbst contributed to the establishment of the post-apartheid health system through the development and implementation of ReHMIS (Regional Health Management Information System) in the early 1990’s, the first computerised public health care facility inventory in South Africa.

Herbst’ s interest in health research started with his involvement in the Wits/MRC Agincourt Demographic and Health Study in 1992 and his subsequent appointment as project leader of the Africa Centre's demographic surveillance project. He is currently the Deputy-director of the Africa Centre for Population Health.

At the Africa Centre for Population Health he was responsible for one of the earliest publications showing the decline in population mortality following the introduction of anti-retroviral treatment (39). He worked with Prof Peter Byass on the evaluation of the InterVA-4 automated verbal autopsy instrument (1) and the curation of a large dataset from 21 INDEPTH sites on cause-specific mortality (11).

He is responsible for the INDEPTH Data Repository (http://www.indepth-ishare.org)(27).

Using a Wellcome Trust Strategic award to INDEPTH we have developed an innovative platform, the Centre-in-a-Box (CiB), to bring together in a convenient package the most important software tools to extract, document and make available analytical datasets to researchers from the complex relational databases used by HDSSs. Our team has trained research data managers from more than 25 HDSS and are currently hosting datasets from 12 of these sites on the INDEPTH Data Repository. In 2014 this technology has been successfully introduced to the Africa Centre’s for Population Health own internal process to manage research data. All analytical datasets are made available routinely on an internal data repository and documented datasets are available to researchers within days of data collection. We want to extend this concept through the provision of three data access terminals, in the form of large touch sensitive screens (although where appropriate some of the same material will also be available through the Africa Centre for Population Health website), throughout the Centre’s office building at Somkhele:

  1. Research Data Portal. Situated in the lounge area outside the research office space, researchers will be able to use this facility to explore the complete research database of the Africa Centre for Population Health interactively. The objective is to investigate hypothesis generation and the formulation of innovative research questions triggered by the cross-linked Africa Centre for Population Health databases.
  2. Research Operations Portal. The Africa Centre for Population Health employs real-time tracking based on barcodes to control flow and chain of custody for all paper-based research documents. Consolidating this information and presenting it on a real time dashboard will give investigators insight into the conduct of and progress with data collection in their studies. With the move to electronic data collection this capability will be enhanced. The objective is to study how effective this capability is in minimising the time required by investigators to oversee the operational aspects of their research projects, but at the same time maximise their oversight of the quality and rigour of the research process.
  3. Research Participation Portal. The approach here is to use techniques such as infographics to present the research findings of the Africa Centre for Population Health in a form that is more accessible to a lay public, including policy-makers and the research community. This initiative will link with the public engagement research initiative lead by Astrid Treffry-Goatley at the Africa Centre for Population Health and evaluate the effectiveness of the facility to communicate our research findings.