Dr Bernadette O Hare

Dr Bernadette O Hare
Senior Lecturer

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Research Overview from research@st-andrews

Dr O’Hare is a senior lecturer in Global Health Implementation, a joint post between the University of St Andrews, Scotland and the College of Medicine, University of Malawi. She is also a senior lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine, Malawi and consultant paediatrician.

She studies the upstream barriers to children not having access to their core human rights such as water, sanitation, shelter and healthcare. 

She is a member of the Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit and a member of the executive committee of the Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA) in Malawi. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and a former member of the advocacy committee and the international board.

She is a Co-Investigator on the Global Early Adolescent Study in Malawi.


Funded projects

B O'Hare, Janine Illian, Elizabeth Ashford, Ali Watson, Patrick Hayden, Caroline Humfress, David Ulph 

GLIST - A study of the upstream barriers to children's rights to their determinants of health/survival rights.


Prof W Stones, Dr B O'Hare, Dr E Chipeta



Gender equality and adolescent health.



Mr N Lufesi and Dr B O’Hare on behalf of the Paediatric and Child Health Association, Malawi PACHA


Improving the Quality of Critical Neonatal Care in 13 referral facilities in Malawi


2015 – 2020

B O’Hare and Dr F Namboya on behalf of the College of Medicine

Funder Elma Philanthropies

Training of 30 BSc for Clinical officers in Malawi within the context of a managed clinical network

2013 -2016

O’Hare B, Kumwenda J, Joerg H, Maleta K Mipando M on behalf of the College of Medicine

Funder Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Funding for the training and support of 36 specialist clinical officers in the setting of a managed clinical network in Malawi


Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
25 (of 69 published available) for bamo (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Addressing inequities in child health and development Nick Spencer, Shanti Raman, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Giorgio Tamburlini Tamburlini
BMJ Paediatrics Open 2019 vol.3 
Active global citizenship Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal 2018 
Addressing inequities in child health and development – towards social justice - ISSOP Policy Recommendations Nick Spencer, Shanti Raman, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Giorgio Tamburlini
Effect of ready-to-use supplementary food on mortality in severely immunocompromised HIV-infected individuals in Africa initiating antiretroviral therapy (REALITY) Jane Mallewa, Alexander J Szubert, Peter Mugyenyi, Ennie Chidziva, Margaret J Thomason, Priscilla Chepkorir, George Abongomera, Keith Baleeta, Anthony Etyang, Colin Warambwa, Betty Melly, Shepherd Mudzingwa, Christine Kelly, Clara Agutu, Helen Wilkes, Sanele Nkomani, Victor Musiime, Abbas Lugemwa, Sarah L Pett, Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, Andrew J Prendergast, Diana M Gibb, A Sarah Walker, James A Berkley, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
Lancet HIV 2018 vol.5 pp.e231-240
Late presentation with HIV in Africa Abraham Siika, Leanne McCabe, Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, Cissy Kityo, Jane Mallewa, Jay Berkley, Kath Maitland, Anna Griffiths, Keith Baleeta, Shepherd Mudzingwa, James Abach, Kusum Nathoo, Margaret J. Thomason, Andrew J. Prendergast, Ann Sarah Walker, Diana M. Gibb, P. Mugyenyi, C. Kityo, V. Musiime, P. Wavamunno, E. Nambi, P. Ocitti, M. Ndigendawani, M. Kemigisa, J. Acen, D. Olebo, G. Mpamize, A. Amone, D. Okweny, A. Mbonye, F. Nambaziira, A. Rweyora, M. Kangah, V. Kabaswahili, J. Abach, G. Abongomera, J. Omongin, I. Aciro, A. Philliam, B. Arach, E. Ocung, G. Amone, P. Miles, C. Adong, C. Tumsuiime, P. Kidega, B. Otto, F. Apio, K. Baleeta, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare,
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2018 vol.66 pp.S140-S146
Survival rights for children Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Eva Mfutso- Bengo, Delan Devakumar, Joseph Mfutso-Bengo
African Human Rights Law Journal 2018 vol.18 pp.508-526
Tax and the right to health Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
Health and Human Rights Journal 2018 vol.20 pp.57-63
An analysis of the impact of minimum core human rights deprivation on under five mortality Innocent Makuta, Takondwa Chimowa, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
Bedside paediatric HIV testing in Malawi Marita Macken, James Chan, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Hannah V. Thornton, Queen Dube, Neil Kennedy
Malawi Medical Journal 2017 vol.29 pp.237-239
Early use of corticosteroids in infants with a clinical diagnosis of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in Malawi Laura Newberry, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Neil Kennedy, Andrew Selman, Sofia Omar, Pamela Dawson, Kim Stevenson, Yo Nishihara, Samantha Lissauer, Elizabeth Molyneux
Paediatrics and International Child Health  2017 vol.37 pp.121-128
Enhanced prophylaxis plus antiretroviral therapy for advanced HIV infection in Africa James Hakim, Victor Musiime, Alex J. Szubert, Jane Mallewa, Abraham Siika, Clara Agutu, Simon Walker, Sarah L. Pett, Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, Abbas Lugemwa, Symon Kaunda, Mercy Karoney, Godfrey Musoro, Sheila Kabahenda, Kusum Nathoo, Kathryn Maitland, Anna Griffiths, Margaret J. Thomason, Cissy Kityo, Peter Mugyenyi, Andrew J. Prendergast, A. Sarah Walker, Diana M. Gibb, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
New England Journal of Medicine 2017 vol.377 pp.233-245
Lost revenues in low income countries Mark Curtis, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
Rapid diagnostic testing of hospitalized Malawian children reveals opportunities for improved HIV diagnosis and treatment Theresa F. Madaline, Sarah E. Hochman, Karl B. Seydel, Alice Liomba, Alex Saidi, Grace Matebule, Wenzhu B. Mowrey, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Danny A. Milner Jr., Kami Kim
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2017 vol.97 pp.1929-1935
Social determinants of child health and social justice Sebastian Taylor, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
TB in childhood Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
Care of the infant and newborn in Malawi (2017) Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Kondwani Kawaza, Rizine Mzikamanda, Liz Molyneux
Clinical characteristics and lung function in older children vertically infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Malawi Thandie Mwalukomo, Sarah Rylance, Emily Webb, Suzanne Anderson, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Joep J. van Oosterhout, Rashida A. Ferrand, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Jamie Rylance
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2016 vol.5 pp.161-169
Using international human rights law to improve child health in low-income countries Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Delan Devakumar, Stephen Allen
BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 vol.16 
An analysis of the potential for achieving the fourth millennium development goal in SSA with domestic resources Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Innocent Makuta
Globalization and Health 2015 vol.11 
G246 Management of acute malnutrition in infants aged <6 months (mami) in Malawi R. Karunaratne, N. Lilijveld, L. Newberry, E. Kumwenda, H.J. Lang, E. Cartmell, M. McGrath, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, M. Nyirenda, N. Kennedy, M. Kerac
Archives of Disease in Childhood 2015 
Malawi National Paediatric Guidelines - HIV in Children Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
Quality of governance, public spending on health and health status in Sub Saharan Africa Innocent Makuta, Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare
BMC Public Health 2015 vol.15 
Task sharing within a managed clinical network to improve child health in Malawi Bernadette Ann-Marie O'Hare, Ajib Phiri, Hans-Joerg Lang, Hanny Friesen, Neil Kennedy, Kondwani Kawaza, Collins E. Jana, Wakisa Mulwafu, Geert T. Heikens, Mwapatsa Mipando
BMC Human Resources for Health  2015 vol.13