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  1. Acharya, K. P., Sah, R., Subramanya, S. H., Neupane, D., Panjiyar, B. K., Rabaan, A. A., … Rodriguez-Morales, A. J. (2020). COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate: Misapprehended Calculations. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 14(3), 1675–1679. https://doi.org/10.22207/jpam.14.3.05
  2. Ahmad, D., Mohanty, I., Irani, L., Mavalankar, D., & Niyonsenga, T. (2020). Participation in microfinance based Self Help Groups in India: Who becomes a member and for how long? PloS One, 15(8), e0237519. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237519
  3. Bhatia, R., Chaudhary, R., Khurana, S. K., Tiwari, R., Dhama, K., Gupta, V. K., … Natesan, S. (2020). Strengthening of molecular diagnosis of sars-cov-2 / covid-19 with a special focus on India. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 14(1), 789–798. https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.14.SPL1.16
  4. Danish Ahmad, Itismita Mohanty, Laili Irani , Dileep Mavalankar, Theo Niyonsenga (2020) Participation in microfinance based Self Help Groups in India: Who becomes a member and for how long? PLoS ONE 15(8): e0237519. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237519
  5. Danish Ahmad, Itismita Mohanty, Avishek Hazra, Theo Niyonsenga(2020) The Knowledge of Danger Signs of Obstetric Complications Among Women in Rural India: Evaluating an Integrated Microfinance and Health Literacy Program. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Preprint version) DOI https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-50221/v1
  6. Danish Ahmad, Itismita Mohanty, Theo Niyonsenga (2020). Improving birth preparedness and complication readiness through an integrated microfinance and health literacy program: Evidence from rural India., Submitted to BMC Public Health. (Preprint version) DOI https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-79341/v1
  7. Dutta, P., Sathish, L., Mavalankar, D., Ganguly, P. S., & Saunik, S. (2020). Extreme heat kills even in very hot cities: Evidence from Nagpur, India. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 11(4), 188–195. https://doi.org/10.34172/ijoem.2020.1991
  8. Dutta, S., Kaur, R., Haque, M., Bhardwaj, P., Saxena, D., Rahman, N. A. A., … Charan, J. (2020). Terminated Interventional Trials in the Clinical Trial Registry of India Database : An Analysis to Evaluate the Reasons for Termination. Journal of Clinical Trials, 12, 61–70. https://doi.org/10.2147/OAJCT.S285177
  9. Gautam, V., Bhardwaj, P., Saxena, D., Kumar, N., & Dileepan S. (2020). Multisectoral approach to achieve canine rabies controlled zone using Intervention Mapping : Preliminary results. PloS One, 15(12), 1–19.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242937
  10. Golechha, M. (2020). COVID-19, India, lockdown and psychosocial challenges: What next? International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 66(8), 830–832. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764020935922
  11. Golechha, M. (2020). COVID-19 Containment in Asia’s Largest Urban Slum Dharavi-Mumbai, India: Lessons for Policymakers Globally. Journal of Urban Health, 19(August), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-020-00474-2
  12. Golechha, M. (2020). India should ramp up its emergency medicine and critical care infrastructure to combat COVID-19. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-138249
  13. Golechha, M. (2020). Time to realise the true potential of Ayurveda against COVID-19. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 87(May), 130–131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2020.05.003
  14. Golechha, M., & Panigrahy, R. K. (2020). COVID-19 and heatwaves: a double whammy for Indian cities. The Lancet Planetary Health, 4(8), e315–e316. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30170-4
  15. Jani, V. J., & Dholakia, R. H. (2020). Is Globalization Inclusive in Health Outcomes?—Experience of African Countries. In R. M. Saleth et al. (Ed.), Issues and Challenges of Inclusive Development (pp. 185–200). Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2229-1_11
  16. Jyani, G., Prinja, S., Kar, S. S., Trivedi, M., Patro, B., Purba, F., … Kaur, M. (2020). Valuing health- ­ related quality of life among the Indian population : a protocol 5D Value for the Development of an EQ- ­ set for India using an Extended design ( DEVINE ) Study, 10, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039517
  17. Lozano R, Fullman N, Mumford JE, Knight M, Barthelemy CM, Abbafati C, Saxena, Deepak,. et al. Measuring universal health coverage based on an index of effective coverage of health services in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet 2020.
  18. Shah, Komal,. Nupur Desai, Saxena, Deepak,.Mavalankar, Dileep,. Umang Mishra, G. C. P. (2020). Household Secondary Attack Rate in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat state from Western India. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijlh.12426
  19. Modi, D., Saha, S., Vaghela, P., Dave, K., Anand, A., Desai, S., & Shah, P. (2020). Costing and Cost-Effectiveness of a Mobile Health Intervention (ImTeCHO) in Improving Infant Mortality in Tribal Areas of Gujarat, India: Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Jmir Mhealth and Uhealth, 8(10), e17066. https://doi.org/10.2196/17066
  20. Murray, Christopher J L, Cristiana Abbafati, Kaja M Abbas, Mohammad Abbasi, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Foad Abd-Allah, Mohammad Abdollahi, Saxena, Deepak., et al. “Five Insights from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.” The Lancet 396, no. 10258 (October 2020): 1135–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31404-5.
  21. Murray, Christopher J L, Aleksandr Y Aravkin, Peng Zheng, Cristiana Abbafati, Kaja M Abbas, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Foad Abd-Allah, Saxena, Deepak., et al. “Global Burden of 87 Risk Factors in 204 Countries and Territories, 1990–2019: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.” The Lancet 396, no. 10258 (October 2020): 1223–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30752-2.
  22. Naik, P., Ganjwala, D., Bhatt, C., & Vora, K. S. (2020). Usefulness of the Sauvegrain Method of Bone Age Assessment in Indian Children Usefulness of the Sauvegrain Method of Bone Age Assessment in Indian Children. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, (July). https://doi.org/10.1007/s43465-020-00189-1
  23. Natesan, S., Bhatia, R., Sundararajan, A., Dhama, K., Malik, Y. S., & Vora, K. (2020). Ramping up of SARS CoV-2 testing for the diagnosis of COVID-19 to better manage the next phase of pandemic and reduce the mortality in India. VirusDisease, 8, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13337-020-00622-x
  24. Panchamia, J. (2020). Virtual Counselling to cope with Career Anxieties during COVID Times: Evidence from Indian MBA Students. Career Development International, 00(00), 2–29.
  25. Pandya, A., Shah, K., & , Ajay Chauhan, S. S. (2020). Innovative mental health initiatives in India: A scope for strengthening primary healthcare services. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 9(2), 502–507. https://doi.org/10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc
  26. Patel, S. K., Singh, R., Rana, J., Tiwari, R., Natesan, S., Harapan, H., … Dhama, K. (2020). The kidney and COVID-19 patients – Important considerations. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 37(June), 101831. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2020.101831
  27. Patwardhan, V., & Saxena, D. (2020). Triclosan and AMR : missing link. BMJ Innovations, 6(1), 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2019-000389
  28. Pingle, S. (2020). Occupational Health for Health Care workers in COVID-19 ERA. Industrial Safety Chronicle, 51(1), 31–34.
  29. Trivedi, Poonam,. Patel, Krupali,. Yasobant, Sandul., Pachillu Kalpana , Priya Bhavsar , Devang Raval, D. S. (2020). Visually clean is not necessarily microbiologically safe: Learnings from WASH assessment of maternity units of Gujarat, India. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 9(2), 788–792. https://doi.org/10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc
  30. Prajapati, B., Vora, K. S., Fathah, Z., Sah, R., Tiwari, R., Malik, Y. S., … Natesan, S. (2020). Emergence of second wave of sars-cov-2 infections during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic : a mini review. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 8(Spl-1), 2–9. https://doi.org//10.18006/2020.8(Spl-1- SARS-CoV-2)
  31. Patwardhan, V., Kotwani, P., & Saxena, D. (2020). Could there be an Overlooked Association of Oral Bacterium Aggregatibacter sp . in Aggravating COVID ‑ 19 Disease ? Journal of Dental Research and Review, 7(4), 238–239. https://doi.org/10.4103/jdrr.jdrr
  32. Ragini Bhatia, D. S. (2020). Managing media during ophthalmic crisis. BMC Ophthalmology, 68, 541. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO
  33. Rana, B. R., Barthorp, H., Murphy, M. T., & Beri, A. (2020). Implementing the family-MUAC approach for infants under 6 months in the context of COVID-19 in Ethiopia. Retrieved from https://www.ennonline.net/
  34. Rana, R. (2020). Prevalence and predictors of undernutrition among children under two years in Narmada District, Gujarat State, Western India: a community-based cross-sectional study. World Nutrition, 11(2), 30–44. https://doi.org/10.26596/wn.202011230-44
  35. Rana, R., Barthorp, H., & Murphy, M. T. (2020). View of Leaving no one behind: Community Management of At-risk Mothers and Infants under six months (MAMI) in the context of COVID-19 in Gambella refugee camps, Ethiopia. World Nutrition, 11(2), 108–120. Retrieved from https://www.worldnutritionjournal.org/index.php/wn/article/view/731/617
  36. Rana, R., & Mavalankar, D. V. (2020). Effectiveness of Nutrition Interventions on World Health Organization Global Nutrition Targets : An Evidence Summary. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, XX(XX), 3–5. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_119_20 How
  37. Rana, R., McGrath, M., Gupta, P., Thakur, E., & Kerac, M. (2020). Feeding interventions for infants with growth failure in the first six months of life: A systematic review. Nutrients, 12(7), 1–30. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12072044
  38. Sah, R., Pokhrel, N., Fathah, Z., Ozaki, A., Bhandari, D., Kotera, Y., … Dhama, K. (2020). SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: Salient Facts and Strategies to Combat Ongoing Pandemic. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 14(3), 1663–1674. https://doi.org/10.22207/jpam.14.3.04
  39. Saha, S., Kotwani, P., Pandya, A., Saxena, D., Puwar, T., Desai, S., … Ravi, J. (2020). TeCHO + program in Gujarat : a protocol for health technology assessment. Health Technology Assessment, 0(0), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2019-000363
  40. Saha, S., & , Ajay Chauhan, Bakul Buch, Siddharth Makwana, Saiyad Vikar, Priya Kotwani, A. P. (2020). Psychosocial rehabilitation of people living with mental illness: Lessons learned from community-based psychiatric rehabilitation centres in Gujarat. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 9(2), 892–897. https://doi.org/10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc
  41. Saha, S., , Priya Kotwani, A. P., Patel, C., , Komal Shah, D. S., , Tapasvi Puwar, S. D., & Dashrath M. Patel, A. V. Sethuraman, Ravi, J. S. (2020). Addressing comprehensive primary healthcare in Gujarat through mHealth intervention: Early implementation experience with TeCHO+ programme. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 9, 340–346. https://doi.org/10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc
  42. Shah, K., Awasthi, A., Modi, B., Kundapur, R., & Saxena, D. B. (2020). Unfolding trends of covid-19 transmission in india: Critical review of available mathematical models. Indian Journal of Community Health, 32(2 Special Issue), 206–214. https://doi.org/10.47203/ijch.2020.v32i02supp.006
  43. Shah, K., Saxena, D., & Mavalankar, D. (2020). Secondary Attack Rate of COVID-19 in household contacts: Systematic review. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, (July), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcaa232
  44. Sharun, K., Tiwari, R., Iqbal Yatoo, M., Patel, S. K., Natesan, S., Dhama, J., … Dhama, K. (2020). Antibody-based immunotherapeutics and use of convalescent plasma to counter COVID-19: advances and prospects. Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, 20(9), 1033–1046. https://doi.org/10.1080/14712598.2020.1796963
  45. Sharun, K., Tiwari, R., Natesan, S., Malik, Y. S., Dhama, K., & Pradesh, U. (2020). International travel during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications and risks associated with “Travel Bubbles.” International Society of Travel Medicine, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa184
  46. Sinha, A. K., Pandya, A. K., & Pingle, S. (2020). Occupational Stress among Medical Practitioners in Gandhinagar City , Gujarat : A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Comprehensive Health, 8(2), 1–13. Retrieved from ww.journalofcomprehensivehealth.co.in
  47. Sinha, Anamika, & Panchamia, J. (2020). Call Logs Of An HR Enthusiast. Human Cepital, 24(2), 42–45. Retrieved from https://humancapitalonline.com/
  48. Sinha, Anish, Pandya, A., Pingle, S., & Daniel, V. (2020). Violence against Doctors : Experiences and Perspectives of Medical Practitioners from Gujarat. I n n o v a t i v e J o u r n a l of M e d i c a l a n d H e a l t h S c i e n c E, 10(05), 826–830. https://doi.org/10.15520/ijmhs.v10i03.285 Accepted
  49. Vellingiri, Selvakumar,. Dutta, Priya,. Singh, Srishti,. LM Sathish, Pingle, Shyam., B. B. (2020). No Combating climate change-induced heat stress: Assessing cool roofs and its impact on the indoor ambient temperature of the households in the Urban slums of Ahmedabad. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 24(1), 25–29.
  50. Vora, K. S., Saiyed, S., & Natesan, S. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on family planning services in India. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 28(1), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1080/26410397.2020.1785378
  51. Vora, K, Mcquatters, L., Saiyed, S., & Gupta, P. (2020). Knowledge , Attitudes , and Barriers To Screening for Cervical Cancer Among Women in India : a Review. World Cancre Research Journal, 7(e1504), 1–6.
  52. Vora, Kranti, Gupta, P., Saiyed, S., Tailor, P., & Prajapati, B. (2020). A community-based prospective cohort study of pregnant women in tribal Gujarat- A methodology. Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research, 7(2), 168–172. https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijogr.2020.035
  53. Vora, Kranti, Saiyed, S., Shah, A. R., Mavalankar, D., & Jindal, R. M. (2020). Surgical Unmet Need in a Low-Income Area of a Metropolitan City in India: A Cross-Sectional Study. World Journal of Surgery, 44(8), 2511–2517. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-020-05502-5
  54. Vos, Theo, Stephen S Lim, Cristiana Abbafati, Kaja M Abbas, Mohammad Abbasi, Mitra Abbasifard, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Saxena, Deepak, et al. “Global Burden of 369 Diseases and Injuries in 204 Countries and Territories, 1990–2019: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.” The Lancet 396, no. 10258 (October 2020): 1204–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30925-9.
  55. Yasobant, S., Saha, S., Puwar, T., & Saxena, D. (2020). Toward the development of an integrated climate-sensitive disease surveillance in southeast asian countries : A situational analysis Bhutan Sri Lanka Thailand Need for Developing an Integrated Surveillance System. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, 45(3), 270–273.
  56. Yasobant, Sandul, Patel, Krupali,. Saxena,Deepak,. T. F. (2020). COVID-19 in India: Making a Case for the One Health Surveillance System. Indian Journal of Public Health, 64(S1), SL35–SL38. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH
  57. Wang, Haidong, Kaja M Abbas, Mitra Abbasifard, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Hedayat Abbastabar, Foad Abd-Allah, Ahmed Abdelalim, Saxena,Deepak, et al. “Global Age-Sex-Specific Fertility, Mortality, Healthy Life Expectancy (HALE), and Population Estimates in 204 Countries and Territories, 1950–2019: A Comprehensive Demographic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.” The Lancet 396, no. 10258 (October 2020): 1160–1203. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30977-6.


  1. Badyopadhyay, D., & Shraddha, D. (2019, July). Factors Influencing Occupational Stress in Uniformed Personnel: A Qualitative Study on Kakching Police, Manipur. The Indian Police Journal, LXVI(3), 55-63. Retrieved from https://bprd.nic.in
  2. Bischops, A. C., Manne, G. J., Jaacks, L. M., Awasthi, A., Theilmann, M., Davies, J. I., . . . Geldsetzer, P. (2019, September ). The prevalence of concurrently raised blood glucose and blood pressure in India: a cross-sectional study of 2035 662 adults. Journal of Hypertension, XXXVII(3), 1822-1831. doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000002114.
  3. Charan, J., Chaudhari, M., Saxena, D., Pankaj, B., Pradeep, D., & Sneha, A. (2019, April). Patients Opinion on the use of Generics and Factors Associated with it: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Young Pharmacists, XI(2), 172-176. doi:10.5530/jyp.2019.11.36
  4. Chauhan, K., Wolf, P. S., Robert, A., Balaji, G., Saxena, D., S, Y., . . . Val, C. (2019, October). The 5 Star Toilet Campaign: Improving toilet use in rural Gujarat. Harvard Dataverse. Retrieved from https://www.3ieimpact.org
  5. Choudhary, A., Pathak, A., Manickam, P., Purohit, M., Rajasekhar, T. D., Suliya, J., . . . Jaiswal, A. (2019, November ). Effect of Yoga versus Light Exercise to Improve Well-Being and Promote Healthy Aging among Older Adults in Central India: A Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Geriatrics, IV(4), 64. doi:10.3390/geriatrics4040064
  6. Dutta, P., Pingle, S., Yadav, P., Mavalankar, D., Limaye, V., Knowlton, K., & Jaiswal, A. (2019, April). Promoting Clean Air Campaign in Indian Cities: Learning from AIR Plan and Future Plans. Global Social Policy(182), 5-6. Retrieved from http://www.aidmi.org/publications.aspx
  7. Hildingsson, I., Lindgren, H., Karlström, A., Christensson, K., Sharma, B., & Mudokwenyu–Rawdon C, M. M. (2019). African Midwifery Students’ Self-Assessed Confidence in Antenatal Care: a Multi-Country Study. Global Health Action, XII(1). doi:10.1080/16549716.2019.1689721
  8. Iyer, V., Choudhury, N., Rajiva, A., Susanna, A. C., Sharma, A., & Mavalankar, D. (2019, July 30). Laboratory Capacity for Surveillance of Infectious Diseases in Gujarat: Quantity, Quality, Effects and Way Forward. Health, XI(7), 998-1016. doi:DOI: 10.4236/health.2019.117079
  9. Iyer, V., Ravalia, A., Bhavsar, K., Susanna, A. C., Ayushi, S., Mahendra, V., . . . Mavalankar, D. (2019, November). Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in typhoidal Salmonella in Ahmedabad in an era of global antimicrobial resistance surveillance systems. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, XI(4), 153-159. Retrieved from http://www.jgid.org
  10. Iyer, V., Ravalia, A., Bhavsar, K., Susanna, C. A., & Mavalankar, D. (2019, May 30). Anti-microbial Resistance surveillance in typhoidal Salmonella in Ahmedabad. Journal of Public Health Informatics, XI(1), e359. doi:10.5210/ojphi.v11i1.9828
  11. Iyer, V., Sharma, A., Cottagiri Abraham, S., Nair, H. D., Solanki, B., & Mavalankar, D. (2019, May). Effect of climate on Enteric Fever incidence in Ahmedabad, India. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, XI(1), 378-381. doi:10.5210/ojphi.v11i1.9858
  12. Jenny Ruducha, Xinran Huang, James Potter, Divya Hariharan, Danish Ahmad, Sampath Kumar, Avishek Hazra. (2018). Perceived Social Networks and Newborn Health: Evidence from Self-Help Group Communities in Northern India. Societies, 8(4). https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8040092
  13. Joshi, D., Awasthi, A., Saxena, A., Saxena, D., & Mavalankar, D. (2019, September 1). Community and Facility-Based Tuberculosis Control: Programmatic Comparison and Experience From Nepal. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, VII(3), 351-356. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2018.08.006
  14. Kalpana, P., Bhavsar, P., & Saxena, D. J. (2019, July). Is Mobile Based Applications a Possible Solution to Tackle the Mental Health Challenges among Uniformed Forces: A Scoping Review. The Indian Police Journa, LXVI(3), 97-104. Retrieved from https://bprd.nic.in
  15. Komal, S., Sandul, Y., & Saxena, D. (2019, October). Camel Milk for Reduction of Diabetes Risk: Are We Heading Toward the Right Direction? Journal of family medicine and primary care, VIII(10), 3083-3085. doi:10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_501_19
  16. Kotwani, P., Patwardhan, V., & Saha, S. (2019, July). Determinants for Utilization of Post-Partum Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal Comprehensive Health, VII(2), 34-42. Retrieved from http://www.journalofcomprehensivehealth.co.in
  17. Mahafroz, K., Mahalaqua, N. K., Mahjabeen, A., Saxena Deepak, Unnikrishnan, B., Shilpa, G., . . . Quazi, S. Z. (2019, December 23). Protocol on Causal Chain Analysis and Health Economic Modelling of Childhood Anaemia Interventions in Developing Countries – A Health Technology Assessment. Jurnal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, VIII(51), 3899-3903. doi:10.14260/jemds/2019/845
  18. Mahalaqua, N. K., Abhay, G., Mahjabeen, A., Saxena, D., & Syed, Z. Q. (2020, January 1). Early Childhood Development Programs in Low Middle-Income Countries for Rearing Healthy Children: A Systematic Review. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research., XIV(1), 1-6. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2020/42134.13445
  19. Mahalaqua, N. K., Mahjabeen, A., Deepak, S., Unnikrishnan, B., Shilpa, G., Abhay, M. G., & Quazi, S. Z. (2019, December 30). Protocol for a Systematic Review of Effects of Parenting Interventions on Early Childhood Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, 8(52), 4005-4010. Retrieved from https://jemds.com
  20. Mahaveer, G. (2019, September 4). Integration of Kashmir for peace and prosperity. The Lancet Journal. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32077-X
  21. Memon, F., Saxena, D., Tapasvi, P., & Shyamsundar, R. (2019, December). Can urban Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) be change agent for breast cancer awareness in urban area: Experience from Ahmedabad India. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, VIII(12), 3881-3886. doi:10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_544_19
  22. Pandya, A., Shah, K., Chauhan, A., & Saha, S. (2020, February 28). Innovative mental health initiatives in India for strengthening mental healthcare services. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, VIIII(2), 502-507. Retrieved from http://www.jfmpc.com
  23. Parmar, C. P., Saiyed, S. L., & Vora, K. S. (2020, February ). Health System Preparedness for Screening of Cervical Cancer: Situational Analysis in Tribal District of Gujarat State, India. National Journal of Community Medicine, XI(2), 57-63. doi:10.5455/njcm.20190408061631
  24. Patel, K., Kalpana, P., Trivedi, P., Sandul, Y., & Saxena, D. (2019, December 18). Assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene in HCFs: which tool to follow? Reviews on environmental health, XXXIV(4), 435-440. doi:https://doi.org/10.1515/reveh-2019-0001
  25. Patwardhan, V., Kotwani, P., & Saxena, D. (2019, November 12). Assessment of infection control practices: A cross-sectional study from public health facilities of Madhya Pradesh. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, XLIV(4), 399-400. Retrieved from http://www.ijcm.org.in
  26. Rana, R. (2019, May 31). How to Approach ‘Fat-tax’on Food to Tackle Non-Communicable Diseases in India: A Review. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, X(2), 291-297. doi:10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00052.4
  27. Rana, R., Vaze, G., & Maitrak, T. (2019, April). Facility based management of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM): Experience of child malnutrition treatment centre in Gujarat India. Indian Journal of Nutrition, XI(1), 197. Retrieved from https://www.opensciencepublications.com
  28. Rana, R., Vaze, G., Christian, P., & Gupta, P. (2019, June). Determinants of Acute Malnutrition among Under Five Children in Aravalli District of Gujarat, India: A Community-Based Case-Control Study. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, IX(6), 1-8. Retrieved from https://www.ijhsr.org
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  25. Parabhoi L., Meher P. K., Sahu Ramani R., Use of Social Networking Sites Facebook, Google Plus, Linked in, and Twitter among user of State Library, Odisha: An Exploratory Study at Indian Journal of Library and Information Science,  Vol. 11,( 2) May-August 2017.http://rfppl.co.in/view_abstract.php?jid=8&art_id=5276


  1. Altman R, Sidney K, De Costa A, Vora K, Salazar M.(IIPHG). Is institutional delivery protective against neonatal mortality among poor or tribal women? A chort study from Gujarat, India. Matern Child Health J. 2016: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28035634
  2. Anjali Borhade,Subhojit Dey,Anita Tripathi, Dileep Mavalankar, Premila Webster; Migration and health: a review of policies and initiatives in low and middle income countries. Lancet Volume 388, Special Issue, S26, November 2016 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673616322620 (Abstract only)
  3. Batham C, Yasobant S. (2016). A risk assessment study on work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dentists in Bhopal, India. Indian Journal of Dental Research, 27(3): 236-41. http://www.ijdr.in/temp/IndianJDentRes273236-3768298_102802.pdf
  1. Bogg L, Diwan V, Vora KS, DeCosta A.(IIPHG). Impact of alternative maternal demand-side financial support programs in India on the caesarean section rates: Indications of supplier-induced demand. Matern Child Health J. 2016; 20(1): 11-5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26259956
  2. Charan J, Saxena D, Goyal JP, Yasobant S. (2016) Efficacy and safety of Carica papaya leaf extract in the dengue: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research, 6: 249-254. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5108100/
  1. Cross S, Afsana K, Banu M, Mavalankar DV, Morrison E, Rahman A, Roy T, Saxena D, Vora K, Graham WJ.(IIPHG). Hygiene on maternity units: Lessons from a needs assessment in Bangladesh and India. Glob Health Action. 2016; 9: 32541. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27964775
  2. Global Burden of Disease Study 2015, Injury Incidence Prevalence Collaborators, Authors from PHFI:, Dandona L, Dandona R, Kumar GA, Prabhakaran D, Jeemon P, Dhillon PK, Zodpey SP, Ganguly PS, Iyer V. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990-2015: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet. 2016; 388(10053): 1545-1602. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27733282
  3. Golechha M. Health Promotion Methods for Smoking Prevention and Cessation: A Comprehensive Review of Effectiveness and the Way Forward. International Journal of Preventive Medicine 2016, 7:7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4755211/
  1. Graham WJ, Morrison E, Dancer S, Afsana K, Aulakh A, Campbell OM, Cross S, Ellis R, Enkubahiri S, Fekad B, Gon G, Idoko P, Moore J, Saxena DB, Velleman Y, Woodd S.(IIPHG). What are the threats from antimicrobial resistance for maternity units in low- and middle- income countries? Glob Health Action. 2016; 9: 33381. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5027331/
  1. Gupta I, Chowdhury S, Prinja S, Trivedi M.(IIPHG). Out-of-pocket spending on out-patient care in India: Assessment and options based on results from a district level survey. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11): e0166775. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27861559
  2. Iyer V, Sidney K, Mehta R, Mavalankar DV.(IIPHG). Availability and provision of emergency obstetric care under a public– private partnership in three districts of Gujarat, India: lessons for Universal Health Coverage. BMJ Global Health. 2016; 1(1): e000019. http://gh.bmj.com/content/bmjgh/1/1/e000019.full.pdf
  3. Jha P, Christensson K, Svanberg AS, Larsson M, Sharma B, Johansson E.(IIPHG). Cashless childbirth, but at a cost: A grounded theory study on quality of intrapartum care in public health facilities in India. Midwifery. 2016; 39: 78-86. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27321724
  4. Kumar P, Saxena DB.(IIPHG). Pandemic of publications and predatory journals: Another nail in the coffin of academics. Indian J Community Med. 2016; 41(3): 169-71. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27385867
  5. Mattebo M, Sharma B, Dahlkvist E, Molinder E, & Erlandsson, K. Perceptions of the role of the man in family planning, during pregnancy and childbirth: A qualitative study with fifteen Nepali men. Journal of Asian Midwives. 2016; 3(1):31–45. http://ecommons.aku.edu/jam/vol3/iss1/5/
  6. Mavalankar DV.(IIPHG). Doctors for Tribal Areas: Issues and Solutions. Indian J Community Med. 2016; 41(3): 172-6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27385868
  1. Menon KCS, Ferguson EL, Thomson CD, Gray AR, Zodpey S, Saraf A, Das PK, Skeaff SA. Implications of maternal anemia at different stages of gestation on infant outcomes. Nutrition, 2016; 31; 32(1):61-65. http://www.nutritionjrnl.com/article/S0899-9007(15)00326-3/abstract
  1. Mehta NV, Trivedi M, Maldonado LE, Saxena DB, Humphries DL.(IIPHG). Diabetes knowledge and self-efficacy among rural women in Gujarat, India. Rural Remote Health. 2016; 16(1): 3629. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26976745
  1. Purohit B, Maneskar A, Saxena DB.(IIPHG). Developing a tool to assess motivation among health service providers working with public health system in India. Hum Resour Health. 2016; 14(1): 15. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27080388
  1. Purohit B, Martineau T.(IIPHG). Is the Annual Confidential Report system effective? A study of the government appraisal system in Gujarat, India. Hum Resour Health. 2016; 14(1): 33. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27255714
  2. Purohit B, Martineau T.(IIPHG). Initial posting-A critical stage in the employment cycle: Lessons from the experience of government doctors in Gujarat, India. Hum Resour Health. 2016; 14(1): 41. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27400706 
  3. Purohit B, Martineau T.(IIPHG). Issues and challenges in recruitment for government doctors in Gujarat, India. Hum Resour Health. 2016; 14(1): 43. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27431766
  4. Purohit B, Martineau T, Sheikh K.(PHFI, IIPHG). Opening the black box of transfer systems in public sector health services in a Western state in India. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016; 16(1): 419. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27550219
  5. Poonam K Trivedi, Deepak Saxena, Tapasvi Puwar, Sandul Yasobant, Shital Savaliya, Manish Fancy. Assessment of Nutritional Status of Adolescents: Field Experience from Rural Gujarat, India. National Journal of Community Medicine. (2016); 12 (7): 926-930. http://www.njcmindia.org/home/article/12/7/2016/December
  6. Ritu Rana , Deepak B. Saxena, Facility Based Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in India : Do we have enough capacity? : Healthline Journal Volume 7 Issue 1 (January-June 2016) http://iapsmgc.org/issues_pdf/13.pdf
  7. Saha S. The role of microfinance-based self-help groups in improving health behaviours and outcomes of the poor in India. PhD Thesis. The University of Melbourne. 2016 https://minerva-access.unimelb.edu.au/handle/11343/122777
  8. Saha S.(IIPHG). Microfinance-based self-help groups: Outcomes from rural India. BMJ Outcome. 2016: 1-3.


  1. Saha S, Varghese B.(PHFI, IIPHG). Cost-effectiveness of the Yashoda program: A Facility-based mother and newborn support intervention in India. Journal of Health Management. 2016; 19(2): [Epub ahead of print]. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0972063417699688
  2. Salazar M, Vora KS, De Costa A.(IIPHG). The dominance of the private sector in the provision of emergency obstetric care: Studies from Gujarat, India. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016; 16(1): 225. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27387920
  3. Salazar M, Vora KS, De Costa A.(IIPHG). Bypassing health facilities for childbirth: A multilevel study in three districts of Gujarat, India. Glob Health Action. 2016; 9(1): 32178. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27545454
  4. Saravanan V, Ayessa Idenal M, Saiyed S, Saxena DB, Gerke S.(IIPHG). Urbanization and human health in urban India: institutional analysis of water-borne diseases in Ahmedabad. Health Policy Plan. 2016: [Epub ahead of print]. http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/04/28/heapol.czw039.abstract
  5. Sidney K, Iyer V, Vora KS, Mavalankar D, De Costa A.(IIPHG). Statewide program to promote institutional delivery in Gujarat, India: Who participates and the degree of financial subsidy provided by the Chiranjeevi Yojana program. J Health Popul Nutr. 2016; 35(1): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26825366
  6. Tapasvi Puwar , Deepak Saxena ; Use of IAP BMI Standards for Measuring Nutritional Status of Adolescents in India; Natl J Community Med. 2016; 7(6): 545-545 http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/159/159-1468996692.pdf
  7. Trivedi M, Gaurav K, Saxena DB.(PHFI, IIPHG). Diabetic care through public–private partnership in rural set-up: A case study of primary health centre, Valam, Mehsana. J Health Manag. 2016; 16(1): 3629. http://jhm.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/05/12/0972063416637755.abstract
  8. Trivedi, Mayur; Patel, Minjan (2016) Evaluation of arts-based interventions to improve awareness of selected hygiene and sanitation issues in slums of Ahmedabad, India Journal of Applied Arts & Health, Volume 7, Number 1, 1 June 2016, pp. 25-35(11) http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jaah/2016/00000007/00000001/art00003 (abstract only)
  9. Trivedi, Mayur & A Venkat Raman , Financial Implication of Hospitalization and Willingness to Join Health Insurance Programme Among People living with HIV in India. Amity Journal of Healthcare Management 1(1), (21–32) http://amity.edu/UserFiles/admaa/96Paper%202.pdf
  10. Trivedi P, Soni M, Saxena D. Mental health of females after mastectomy: a qualitative case study, Gujarat, India. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2016;5:2244-2248 http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/67/67-1459937442.pdf
  11. Vangani, Ruchi, Deepak Saxena, Nicolas Gerber, Dileep Mavalankar and Joachim von Braun Impact of different irrigation systems on water quality in peri-urban areas of Gujarat, India: ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 219 / 2016 http://ageconsearch.tind.io//bitstream/243145/2/ZEF%20DP%20219.pdf
  12. Vora KS, Annerstedt KS, Mavalankar DV, Dholakia NB, Yasobant S, Saiyed S, Upadhyay A, De Costa A. (2016) Community Based Survey Methodology for Maternal Healthcare Utilization: Gujarat, India. Health, 8: 1542-1553. http://file.scirp.org/pdf/Health_2016111717083402.pdf
  13. Yasobant S, Saxena DB, Trivedi M, Gaurav K, Patel S, Patel M.(IIPHG, PHFI). Advocacy for a responsive health system to control diabetes: Learning from western Indian state Gujarat, India. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2016; 5(11) http://www.scopemed.org/?mno=224466
  14. Yasobant S, Vora KS, Shewale A, Annerstedt KS, Isaakidis P, Mavalankar DV, Dholakia NB, De Costa A.(IIPHG). Utilization of the state led public private partnership program “Chiranjeevi Yojana” to promote facility births in Gujarat, India: A cross sectional community based study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016; 16(1): 266. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27421254
  15. Yasobant S, Thube N, Saxena D, Patel S, Patel M. (2016). Improving knowledge about diabetes among diabetic population of Gujarat, India: A community based Interventional study. Integrative Journal of Obesity and Diabetes (2016). http://oatext.com/pdf/IOD-2-158.pdf


  1. Hussein J K. V. Ramani, Kanguru L, Patel K Bell J, Patel P, Walker W, Mehta R, Mavalankar DThe Effect of Surveillance and Appreciative Inquiry on Puerperal Infections: A Longitudinal Cohort Study in India. PloS One : Published: January 30, 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087378 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0087378
  2. Reetu Sharma, Premila Webster, Sanghita Bhattacharyya (March 2015). Community level workers: awareness generation for improving children’s health. Indian Journal of Community Health. Vol 27, No 1 (2015). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4618305/pdf/emss-65347.pdf
  3. Mayur Trivedi, Gaurav Kumar. “Assessment of knowledge and practices of selected reproductive health issue in slums of Ahmedabad”. International Journal of Current Research. 7 (1), pp.122 43-12248. January 2015 http://www.journalcra.com/sites/default/files/7527.pdf
  4. Vora KS, Yasobant S, Sengupta R, De Costa A, Upadhyay A, Mavalankar DV. (2015) Options for optimal coverage of free C-section services for poor mothers in Indian state of Gujarat: Location allocation analysis using GIS. PLoS ONE 10 (9): e0137122. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137122. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0137122&type=printable
  5. Vora KS, Yasobant S,Patel A, Upadhyay A, Mavalankar DV. (2015) Has Chiranjeevi Yojana changed the geographic availability of free Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care Services in Gujarat, India? Global Health Action, 8: 28977. http://www.globalhealthaction.net/index.php/gha/article/view/28977/pdf_138
  6. Yasobant S, Vora KS, Hughes C, Upadhyay A, Mavalankar DV. (2015). Geovisualization: A Newer GIS Technology for Implementation Research in Health. Journal of Geographic Information System, 7, 20-28. http://file.scirp.org/pdf/JGIS_2015020214211208.pdf
  7. Vora Kranti, Koblinsky Sally, Koblinsky Marge. (2015) Predictors of maternal health services utilization by poor, rural women: a comparative study in Indian States of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. JHPN, 33:9. https://jhpn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41043-015-0025-x
  8. De Costa A, Vora K, Schneider E, Mavalankar DV. Gujarat’s Chiranjeevi Yojana – a difficult assessment in retrospect. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2015;93: 436A-436B. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4450700/pdf/BLT.14.137745.pdf
  9. Saxena, D., Singhal, D., Patel, M. (2015). “Student-teacher research: A dilemma between power, ethics, and morality.” Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol 63 (1):pp 76-77 http://www.ijo.in/temp/IndianJOphthalmol63176-6376209_014616.pdf
  10. Jaykaran Charan, Deepak Saxena:  Prevalence and trends of publication of negative studies in prominent Indian medical journals Int J Innovat Med Edu Res. Year: 2015, Volume: 2, Issue: http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/138/138-1430667551.pdf
  11. Naveenkumar G Havale, Mohua Moitra, Deepak Saxena. A study of sociodemographic profile of patients undergoing cataract surgery in New Civil Hospital, Surat.  Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2016; 5(5) http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/67/67-1437316065.pdf
  12. Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib, Anuraj Shankar, Richard Kirubakaran, Kingsley Agho, Padam Simkhada, Shilpa Gaidhane, Deepak Saxena, Unnikrishnan B, Dilip Gode, Abhay Gaidhane, Syed Quazi Zahiruddin ; Effect of Ghrelin on Mortality and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Experimental Rat and Mice Models of Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis : PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126697. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0126697 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0126697&type=printable
  13. Shyam Pingle, “Stress at Workplace” in Industrial Safety Chronicle, Vol XLVI. No. 3, October – December 2015’, National Safety Council, Mumbai, India.
  14. Saha S, Kermode M, and Annear P. 2015. Effect of combining a health program with a microfinance-based self-help group on health behaviors and outcomes. Public Health 2015. http://www.publichealthjrnl.com/article/S0033-3506(15)00270-X/pdf
  15. Sharma B,Ramani KV, Mavalankar D, Kanguru L, Hussein J. Using ‘appreciative inquiry’ in India to improve infection control practices in maternity care: a qualitative study. Global health action. 2015;8:26693. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4483369/pdf/GHA-8-26693.pdf
  16. Sharma B, Hildingsson I, Johansson E, Prakasamma M, Ramani KV, Christensson K. Do the pre-service education programmes for midwives in India prepare confident ‘registered midwives’? A survey from India. Global health action. 2015;8:29553. http://www.globalhealthaction.net/index.php/gha/article/view/29553
  17. Purohit B(2015): Purohit B. A case study on processes in team building and performance improvement at Government Health Centers in Rajasthan, India. International Journal of Med Public Health 5:372-7. DOI: 10.4103/2230-8598.165985 http://www.ijmedph.org/sites/default/files/IntJMedPublicHealth_2015_5_4_372_165985.pdf
  18. Purohit B(2015): Self-motivation: Moving from a culture of ‘Got you’ to ‘Well Done’: Lessons for health organizations from the training of Killer Whales: IHP newsletter by Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Belgium: IHP News # 336, Sept 22, 2015 http://www.internationalhealthpolicies.org/self-motivation-moving-from-a-culture-of-got-you-to-well-done-lessons-for-health-organizations-from-the-training-of-killer-whales/
  19. Guinto R, Jessani N, Purohit Band Ho B (2015): Emerged voices’ speak to the emerging: Ten takeaways from the ‘Manila conversation: IHP newsletter by Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Belgium: IHP News # 334, Sept 4, 2015.         http://www.internationalhealthpolicies.org/emerged-voices-speak-to-the-emerging-ten-takeaways-from-the-manila-conversation/
  20. Zou G, Decoster K, Srivastava S, Purohit B, Choonara S and Henao Nieto D (2015):  BRICS and global health: the case of the Ebola response: IHP newsletter by Institute of Tropical Medicine(ITM), Belgium  http://www.internationalhealthpolicies.org/brics-and-global-health-the-case-of-the-ebola-response/
  21. Golechha M. Healthcare agenda for the new Indian Government. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2015, 141. http://icmr.nic.in/ijmr/2015/february/0203.pdf
  22. Golechha M. Can India be tuberculosis-free by 2050?  2015(385(9965):328 http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(15)60117-9.pdf
  23. Purohit Band Martineau T: (2015) Recruitment, placement and Transfer policies and practices for Government Doctors in India: Are they people centric? BMJ Open 2015;5:bmjopen-2015-forum2015abstracts.68 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-forum 2015abstracts.68  http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/Suppl_1/bmjopen-2015-forum2015abstracts.68#article-bottom