Research articles

Academic publications linked to our work in Lubombo are listed below:

Sharp A, Riches N, Mims A, Ntshalintshali S, McConalogue D, Southworth P, Pierce C, Daniels P, Kalungero M, Ndzinisa F, Elston E, Okello V and Walley J. (2020). Decentralising NCD management in rural southern Africa: evaluation of a pilot implementation study. BMC Public Health. 20(44)

McConalogue D, Nxumalo B, Busawala F, Sharp A, Walley J. (2017) Implementation of a non-communicable disease screening programme in a rural African HIV clinic. HIV/AIDS Research and Treatment Open Journal. 4(1):32-39.

Kliner M, Canaan M, Ndwandwe SZ, Busulwa F, Welfare W, Richardson M, Walley J, Wright J. (2015) Effects of financial incentives for treatment supporters on tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Swaziland: a pragmatic interventional study.  Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 4:29

Jarrett P, Kliner M, Walley J. (2014) Early infant male circumcision for human immunodeficiency virus prevention: knowledge and attitudes of women attending a rural hospital in Swaziland, Southern Africa.  SAHARA-J. 11:61-6. 

Elston J, Hinitt I, Batson S, Noakes C, Wright J, Walley J, Humphreys C. (2013) Infection control in a developing world.  Health Estate. 67(10):45-50.

Kliner M, Knight A, Elston J, Humphreys C, Mamvura C, Wright J, Walley J. (2013) Development and testing of models of tuberculosis contact tracing in rural southern Africa. Public Health Action. 21;3(4):299-303.

Kliner M, Knight A, Mamvura C, Wright J, Walley J. (2013) Using no-cost mobile phone reminders to improve attendance for HIV test results: a pilot study in rural Swaziland.  Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 14;2(1):12.

Wright J. (2012) A new scramble for Africa: how rich world donors are damaging healthcare. BMJ. 344: e2726.  


Burtle D, Welfare W, Elden S, Mamvura C, Vandelanotte J, Petherick E, Walley J, Wright J. (2012) Introduction and evaluation of a 'pre-ART care' service in Swaziland: an operational research study. BMJ Open. Mar 15;2(2):e000195.

Elden S, Nkwanyana S, Lawes T, Vandelanotte J, Iverson S, Welfare W, Walley J, Wright J. (2011) Integrating intesified case finding of tuberculosis into HIV care: an evaluation from rural Swaziland. BMC Health Services Research. 11:118.

Armitage G, Bailey K, Wright J. (2011) Exploring the delivery of anti-retroviral therapy for symptomatic HIV in Swaziland: threats to the successful treatment and safety of out-patients attending regional and district clinics. BMJ Quality and Safety, 20(1):52-59.

Humphreys C, Wright J, Walley J, Mamvura C, Bailey K, Ntshalintshali S, West R, Philip A. (2010) Nurse led, primary care based antiretroviral treatment versus hospital care: a controlled prospective study in Swaziland. BMC Health Services Research. 10:229

Wright J, Walley J, Philip A, Petros H, Ford H. (2010) Research into practice: 10 years of international public health partnership between the UK and SwazilandJournal of Public Health. 32:277-282.

Baguly D, Killeen T, Wright J. (2006) International health links: an evaluation of partnerships between health-care organisations in the UK and developing countries. Tropical Doctor. 36:149-54.

Escott S, Walley J. (2005) Listening to those on the frontline: lessons for community-based tuberculosis programmes from a qualitative study in Swaziland.  Social Science and Medicine. 61(8):1701-10.

Wright J, Walley J, Philip A, Pushpananthan S, Dlamini E, Newell J, Dlamini S. (2004) Direct observation of treatment for tuberculosis: a randomized controlled trial of community health workers versus family members.  Trop Med Int Health. 9(5):559-65.

Pushpananthan S, Walley J, Wright J. (2000) Tuberculosis in Swaziland: a health needs assessment in preparation for a community-based programme.  Tropical Doctor. 30(4):216-20.


Ford H, Wright J. (1994) The impact of bacterial meningitis in Swaziland: an 18 month prospective study. J Epid Comm Health. 48:276-280.

Wright J, Ford H. (1995) Bacterial meningitis in developing countries (review). Tropical Doctor. 25:5-8.

Placement reports

Our work is supported by an exchange between the UK Public Health training scheme and Eswatini which has supported senior Public Health Registrars to undertake placements at Good Shepherd Hospital. A selection of their reports are listed below: 

2015: Ashley Sharp

2014: Dave McConalogue

2014: Helen McAuslane

2013: Clare Humphreys

2013: James Elston

2012: Abigail Knight

2012: Merav Kliner

2011: Daniel Chandler

2010: Will Welfare

2009: Susan Elden

2008: Ciaran Humphreys

2008: Kerry Bailey

2005: Iain Maclennan