Health systems research
Research group "Quality of Care"
- Aurélia Souares, Group leader
- Rainer Külker
- Michael Marx
- Sylvia Sax
- Karolin Pfeiffer
- Herdecke Regine
- Yaako Koskinen
- Cheikh Bagagnan
- Sameen Siddiqi
- Justus Benzler
- Clemens Roll
- Marga Kowalewski
- Horchler Sonja
- Alphonse Zoungrana
- Malabika Sarker
- Florian Neuhann
- Olaf Müller
- Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna, Minsitry of Health, Burkina Faso
- Karolinska Institute. Stockholm, Sweden
- Leeds University, UK
- Gent University, Belgium
- GTZ (“German development cooperation agency), Eschborn, Germany
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Effects of Antiretrovirals for HIV on
African health systems, Maternal and
Understanding the Impact of
Decentralisation of Reproductive Health
in Africa (PI: Univ. of Leeds)
Since 1999, current phase 2005-08
Community-based Health insurance: its impact on quality of care, utilization of care, health status and poverty: a cluster randomized trial) within SFB
Improving the management of childhood malaria: an experiment to bridge the gap between mothers and health care providers
Strategies to improve the use of research for health sector reform (concerted action with 11 partners)
Medical Students (Heicumed): hospital management, break even analysis, and more
Short course modules:
- Quality management,
- Advanced quality management
M.Sc. Intl Public Health
- Course track “International health care management” Substantial part of base module.
Development and teaching of a new track “International Heath Care Management” within the accredited M.Sc. in International Public Health (M.Sc. IPH)
M.Sc. Health Economics
Development and teaching of a new M.Sc. course of Heidelberg University in “Heath Economics” , taught in the first round at Hanoi “National Economics University”
Benzler J, Sauerborn R. Rapid risk household screening by neonatal arm-circumference. Tropical Medicine and International Health 1998; 3(12): 962-74.
Horchler S, Gerhardus A , Schmidt-Ehry G, Schmidt-Ehry B, Korte R, Mitra SK, Sauerborn R. The role of research in a Technical Assistance Agency: the case of the German Agency of Technical Cooperation. Health Policy 2004; 70(2): 229-41.
Lippeveld T, Sauerborn R, Sapirie S. Health information systems--making them work. World Health Forum 1997; 18(2): 176-84.
Nougtara A, Sauerborn R, Oepen C, Diesfeld H. Assessment of MCH‑services offered by professional and community health workers in Burkina Faso - I) Utilization of MCH‑services. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 1989; 35(Suppl1): 2‑9.
Reerink I, Sauerborn R. Quality of primary health care in developing countries – recent experiences and future direction. International Journal of Quality of Health Care 1996; 8(2): 131-9.
Sauerborn R, Bouyain G. Neonatal mid‑upper arm circumference as a valid proxy measure of birth‑weight. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 1987; 33: 220‑1.
Sauerborn R, Nittayaramphong S, Gerhardus A. Strategies to enhance the use of health systems research for the reform of the health sector. Tropical Medicine and International Health 1999; 4(12): 827-35.
Sauerborn R, Nougtara A, Bidiga J, Sorgho G, Diesfeld H‑J. Assessment of MCH‑ services in the district of Solenzo, Burkina Faso - III) Effectivity of MCH‑services in detecting of and caring for mothers and children at risk. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 1989; 35(Suppl1): 14‑7.
Sauerborn R, Nougtara A, Bidiga J, Sorgho G, Tiebelesse L, Diesfeld H‑J.Assessment of MCH‑services in the district of Solenzo, Burkina Faso - II) Acceptability. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 1989; 35(Suppl1): 10‑3.
Sauerborn R, Ouiminga R, Koné B, Oepen C, Ebrahim G. Neonatal mid‑upper‑arm circumference is a valid proxy for birth‑weight. Tropical Medicine & Parasitology 1990; 41: 65‑7.
Sauerborn R. Low quality of care in low income countries – is the private sector the answer? Intl J Qual Care 2002; 13(4): 281-2.
Siddiqi S, Hamid S, Rafique G, Chaudry SA, Ali N, Shahab S, Sauerborn R. Prescription practices of public and private health care providers in Attock district of Pakistan. Int J Hlth Plan Mngmnt 2002; 17: 23-40.
Books and book chapters
Gerhardus A, Dujardin M, Kiet PHT, Siddiqi S, Sauerborn R. A methodology to assess the use of research for health policy development. SFB 544 Discussion paper # 4, 2000, Heidelberg University.
Lippeveld T, Sauerborn R, Bodart C. Health information system design and implementation. World Health Organization Monograph Series, WHO, Geneva (2000), 270 pages.
Presentations at International Conferences
Sauerborn R 2000. Non-routine data collection methods. in: Lippeveld T, Sauerborn R, Bodart C. Design and imlementation of health information systems. WHO Monograph, Geneva, pages 114-127.
Sauerborn R and Lippeveld T 2000. Why health information systems? in: Lippeveld T, Sauerborn R, Bodart C. Design and imlementation of health information systems. WHO Monograph, Geneva, pages 1-14.
Sauerborn R. 2000. Using information to make decisions. In: Lippeveld T, Sauerborn R, Bodart C. Design and imlementation of health information systems. WHO Monograph, Geneva, pages 33-48.
Sauerborn R. Conclusions des résultats du “Projet Recherche-Action pour l’Amélioration des Soins de la Santé” pour la politique de santé Burkinabè- Le financement des soins. Papiers de discussion à l’intention des décideurs Burkinabè. Ministère de Santé Publique and HIID, 1995.