Sandra Barteit

Sandra Barteit
Universität Heidelberg · Heidelberg Institut of Global Health

Dr.sc.hum., M.A., M.Sc.

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August 2008 - August 2016
Universität Heidelberg
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (50)
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In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), e-learning for medical education may alleviate the burden of severe health worker shortages and deliver affordable access to high quality medical education. However, diverse challenges in infrastructure and adoption are encountered when implementing e-learning within medical education in particular. Unde...
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Background: Augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and virtual reality (VR), realized as head-mounted devices (HMDs), may open up new ways of teaching medical content for low-resource settings. The advantages are that HMDs enable repeated practice without adverse effects on the patient in various medical disciplines; may introduce new ways to...
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Background: Wearable devices may generate valuable data for global health research for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, wearable studies in LMICs are scarce. This study aims to investigate the use of consumer-grade wearables to generate individual-level data in vulnerable populations in LMICs, focusing on the acceptability (qualit...
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In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), AI has been promoted as a potential means of strengthening healthcare systems by a growing number of publications. We aimed to evaluate the scope and nature of AI technologies in the specific context of LMICs. In this systematic scoping review, we used a broad variety of AI and healthcare search terms. O...
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Data resource basics The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Joint United Nations Programme o...
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Increasing frequencies of climate change-induced extreme weather events like prolonged droughts pose significant challenges for small-scale subsistence farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, who rely on the yearly harvest by more than 80 % of their nutritional needs. However, we do not have a good understanding of yield estimates at the field and household...
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BACKGROUND Malaysia will experience a surge in extreme heat, excessive rainfall, rainfall variability, dry spells, thunderstorms, and high winds. Additionally, climate change affects the destruction of coastal and mangrove forests, coral reef bleaching, and the extinction of marine species. All of these changes will also have an impact on the healt...
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Background: Countries in sub-Saharan Africa continue to face insufficient health education resources and facilities, as well as a severe shortage of health care professionals. In 2019, the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University (LMMU) in Lusaka was launched to address the shortage of healthcare professionals implementing a decentralized training model u...
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BACKGROUND Even though climate change is one of the most significant global health challenges, empirical population-based data on its impacts and adaptation measures to protect population health are still limited. The 56 long-term health cohorts in Africa and Asia, called Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSSs) are excellent for monitor...
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Background Although climate change is one of the biggest global health threats, individual-level and short-term data on direct exposure and health impacts are still scarce. Wearable electronic devices (wearables) present a potential solution to this research gap. Wearables have become widely accepted in various areas of health research for ecologic...
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Introduction: Exposure to a high volume of vaccine misinformation on social media can have a negative effect on vaccine confidence and rates. To counteract misinformation, we designed a collage of three short, animated story-based (SAS) videos to convey scientifically informed and accessible information about COVID-19 vaccine applicable to a social...
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Over two billion people worldwide are exposed to organic dust, which can cause respiratory disorders. The discovery of the cathelicidin peptide provides novel insights into the lung’s response to organic dust; however, its role in the lung’s response to organic dust exposure and chronic lung diseases remains limited. We conducted a scoping review t...
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Background Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have the potential to improve access to quality education for health care workers (HCWs) globally. Although studies have reported on the use of MOOCs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), our understanding of the scope of their utilization or access barriers and facilitators for this cohort is l...
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Background: COVID-19 has impacted the capacity of healthcare systems worldwide, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), which are already under strain due to population growth and insufficient resources. Since the COVID-19 pandemic’s emergence, there has been an urgent need for a rapid and adequate reaction to the pandemic’s disru...
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BACKGROUND Individual-level data on direct exposure and health impacts are scarce in the field of climate change and health. Wearable electronic devices (wearables) have become widely accepted in various areas of health research for the so-called ecological momentary assessment. OBJECTIVE We conducted this scoping review to map existing research o...
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Background Disability and mortality burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have risen worldwide; however, the NCD burden among adolescents remains poorly described in the EU. Methods Estimates were retrieved from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2019. Causes of NCDs were analysed at three different levels o...
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Background e-Learning for health professionals in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is still in its infancy, but with the advent of COVID-19, a significant expansion of digital learning has occurred. Asynchronous e-learning can be grouped into interactive (user-influenceable content) and noninteractive (static material) e-learning. Stud...
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Background Wearable devices hold great promise, particularly for data generation for cutting-edge health research, and their demand has risen substantially in recent years. However, there is a shortage of aggregated insights into how wearables have been used in health research. Objective In this review, we aim to broadly overview and categorize th...
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BACKGROUND e-Learning for health professionals in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is still in its infancy, but with the advent of COVID-19, a significant expansion of digital learning has occurred. Asynchronous e-learning can be grouped into interactive (user-influenceable content) and noninteractive (static material) e-learning. Stud...
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BACKGROUND Wearable devices hold great promise, particularly for data generation for cutting-edge health research, and their demand has risen substantially in recent years. However, there is a shortage of aggregated insights into how wearables have been used in health research. OBJECTIVE In this review, we aim to broadly overview and categorize th...
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As the epidemiological transition progresses throughout sub-Saharan Africa, life lived with diseases is an increasingly important part of a population’s burden of disease. The burden of disease of climate-sensitive health outcomes is projected to increase considerably within the next decades. Objectively measured, reliable population health data is...
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BACKGROUND Augmented (AR), mixed (MR) and virtual reality (VR), realized as head-mounted devices (HMDs), may open up new ways of teaching medical content including in low-resource settings. OBJECTIVE This review examines the effectiveness of AR and VR HMDs for medical education, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. METHODS...
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Background: Zambia is still experiencing a severe shortage of health workers, which is impacting the national health care system. Very few people are trained, educational infrastructure is inadequate, and senior human resources for training are not yet sufficient to produce the number of health care workers needed, especially for currently underse...
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Background: The adverse health impacts of climate change are increasing on a global level. However, knowledge about climate change and health is still unavailable to many global citizens, in particular on adaptation measures and co-benefits of health mitigation. Educational technologies, such as massive open online courses (MOOCs), may have a high...
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Background: Zambia is faced with a severe shortage of health workers and challenges in national health financing. This burdens the medical licentiate practitioner (MLP) program for training nonphysician clinical students in Zambia because of the shortage of qualified medical lecturers and learning resources at training sites. To address this shorta...
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E-learning has been heralded as a revolutionary force for medical education, especially for low-resource countries still suffering from a dire lack of health care workers. However, despite over two decades of e-learning endeavors and interventions across sub-Saharan Africa and other low- and middle-income countries, e-learning for medical education...
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Background: Zambia faces a severe shortage of health workers, particularly in rural areas. To tackle this shortage, the Medical Licentiate program was initiated at Chainama College of Health Sciences in the capital, Lusaka, in 2002. The objective of the program was to alleviate the shortage of human resources in curative care. On-the-job training...
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BACKGROUND Zambia is faced with a severe shortage of health workers and challenges in national health financing. This burdens the medical licentiate practitioner (MLP) program for training non-physician clinical students in Zambia, due to the shortage of qualified medical lecturers and learning resources at training locations. To address this short...
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UNSTRUCTURED E-learning has been heralded as a revolutionary force for medical education, especially for low-resource countries still suffering from a dire lack of health care workers. Yet, despite over two decades of e-learning endeavours and interventions across sub-Saharan Africa and other low- and middle-income countries, e-learning for medical...
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BACKGROUND E-learning in medical education can contribute to alleviating the severe shortages of health workers in many low- and middle-income countries. In the past few decades, the rapid development of technologies resulted in an abundance of new resources, including personal computers, smartphones, handheld devices, software and the Internet – a...
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To teach the basics of climate change and health-such as the nature of health impacts, best practices in adoption strategies and promotion in health co-benefits, mitigation and adaptation strategies-we have developed three massive open online courses (MOOCs). We analysed the three MOOCs with regards to different factors such as course content, stud...
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Zambias' severe shortage of qualified medical personnel in rural areas is tackled with an upgrade training for clinical officers to medical licentiate practitioners (MLPs). Chainama College of Health Sciences (CCHS) offers this upgrade training as a 3-year in-service, on the job training in decentralized teaching hospitals. However, as the training...
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Knowledge about the impact of climate change on health adaptation measures and health co-benefits of mitigation has not been taught in conventional face-to-face courses, such as in stand-alone, accredited short courses or as modules in Masters or PhD-level courses. To substantially accelerate the dissemination of knowledge on the nexus of climate c...
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BACKGROUND Zambia faces a severe shortage of health workers, particularly in rural areas. To tackle this shortage, the Medical Licentiate program was initiated at Chainama College of Health Sciences in the capital, Lusaka, in 2002. The objective of the program was to alleviate the shortage of human resources in curative care. On-the-job training is...
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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) give the opportunity to engage and teach a global audience into the rationale and arguments of climate change and its impact on health. We want to describe the possibilities of MOOCs for climate change education on the example of three MOOCs on climate change and health that were offered on the online learning pl...
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Malnutrition remains a leading cause of death in children in low- and middle-income countries. Chronic malnutrition concerns globally approximately 159 million children under the age of five.
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To teach the basics of climate change and health - such as the nature of health impacts, best practices in adoption strategies and promotion in health co-benefits, mitigation and adaptation strategies - we have developed three massive open online courses (MOOCs). We analysed the three MOOCs with regards to different factors such as course content,...
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The Medical Licentiate (ML) Training Programme is a response to the severe shortage of doctors in the country and especially in the rural areas of Zambia. The ML Training Programme aims to provide theoretical and practical training in internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics &gynaecology and surgery, to enable MLs to perform a range of essential...
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer the opportunity to engage and teach a global audience into the rationale and arguments of climate change and its impact on health. We want to describe the possibilities of MOOCs as a possible driver for change on the example of three MOOCs on climate change and health that the Institue of Public Health, Hei...
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Introduction: Zambia aims to alleviate its severe shortage of qualified medical personnel, particularly in rural areas, by upgrading the cadre of clinical officers to medical licentiate practitioners (MLPs). The MLPs are placed primarily in rural Zambia to provide key clinical responsibilities. The 3-year in-service training implemented by the Chai...
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Zambia has an unmet demand of qualified medical personnel, particularly in remote areas. Only around 40% of the funded established target for clinical health care workers has been filled. In 2002, Chainama College of Health Sciences (CCHS) introduced the medical licentiate practitioner (MLP) program, as a mean to alleviate the shortage of health ca...
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Background Malawi is a low-income country with one of the highest HIV prevalence rates worldwide (Kendig et al., Trop Med Health 41:163–170, 2013). The health system depends largely on external funding. Official German development aid has supported health care in Malawi for many years (German Embassy Lilongwe, The German Development Cooperation in...
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Worldwide, 50 million children under five are acutely malnourished, while 16 million amongst them suffer from severe wasting. Chronic malnutrition is more common and accounts for an estimated 159 million children, meaning that approximately 23.8% of all children under five worldwide are stunted. The proportion of stunted children has decreased worl...
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Background Zambia faces a severe shortage of human resources in health, particularly in rural and hard- to-reach areas. Health care workers are overburdened at rural facilities to deliver quality health care, compromising the health of Zambia’s rural population. As a national response, the Ministry of Health identified the need to train, recruit an...
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Malawi faces a severe lack of health workers. Despite initiatives to address this problem, a critical shortage of health care staff remains. This lack challenges the education and training of junior medical staff, especially medical interns in their final and crucial training year before they independently work as medical doctors. We have introduce...
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The partnership started in 2008 and is funded as part of the German ESTHER Initiative through GIZ. The current third phase runs until October 2015. The partnership has accompanied KCH through various periods of extreme staff shortages and always put the improving of care at the centre of its efforts with the overall aim: Clinical care and manageria...
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The Cologne Lighthouse Partnership (CLIP) in cooperation with the Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University, roots in a longstanding collaboration of individuals of the involved institutions and the German Health Program in Malawi in particular the CIM integrated expert program. In 2011, the first ESTHER partnership contract between the men...

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Does anyone know what is needed as a basis to calculate a rainfall suitability index for crop growth? We have average temperature and precipitation available for 30 years. What else is needed? And then how to calculate? Thank you.
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Can you recommend or do you know of research on health care projects/initiatives that incorporate a blended-learning approach for capacity building, especially for medical education in a resource low environment?
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Can you recommend recent literature about health partnerships between developed and developing countries?
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I am looking for tools, methods or approaches that allow to measure the level of knowledge gain through E-Learning. It would be best if they could compare knowledge gain to learning without E-Learning - however, such a tool/method/approach should not divide the target group into two groups: one that uses E-Learning and one that does not, since this is not possible. So far I only came across a pre- and post-test: the target group takes a pre-test (essay test) about a specific topic before they engage in E-Learning and 4-8weeks after they used E-Learning - that also covers the tested topic - they take the post-test on the same topic. However, I am sure there must be other tools/methods/approaches out there. 

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