Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla

Publication February 4, 2011


1. Agboatwalla.M,  Ahmed.R, Reza. A. CMAM in response to 2010 floods in Pakistan: experiences from a National NGO. Nutrition Exchange.3. 15 (2013).

2. Bowen. A, Agboatwalla. M, Ayers.T, Tobery.T. Sustained Improvements in Handwashing Indicators more than 5 years after a cluster randomized community-based trial of handwashing promotion in Karachi,Pakistan. Trop Med Int Health. 18(3): 259-67 (2013)

3. Ashraf.S, Huque MH, Kenah.E, Agboatwalla.M, Luby.S. Effect of Recent Diarrhoeal Episodes on Risk of Pneumonia in Children under the age of  5 years in Karchi,Pakistan. Int J Epidemiol. 2013

4.      Bowen A, Agboatwalla. M, Luby.S, Tobery.T. Association Between Intensive Handwashing Promotion and Childhood Development in Karachi,Pakistan: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Arch Pediatric Adolesc Med. 166(11) 1037-44(2012)

5.      Stephen. P. Luby, Agboatwalla. M, Hoekstra.R. The Variability of Childhood Diarrhoea in Karachi, Pakistan.2002-2006. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 84 (6). 870-877 (2011)

6.     Stephen. P. Luby, Agboatwalla. M, Bowen.A. Difficulties in Maintaing Improved Handwashing Behavior,Karachi, Pakistan. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 81 (1). 140-145 (2009)

7.      Luby Stephen P; Agboatwalla Mubina; Billhimer Ward; Hoekstra Robert M. Field trial of a low cost method to evaluate hand cleanliness. Tropical medicine & international health: TM & IH 2007;12(6):765-71.

8.      Diagnostic and Treatment Delay in Tuberculosis in Seven Countries of Eastern Mediterranean Region. Infect DisClinic Prac (In Press)

9.      Khan Aamir J; Gebreselassie Hailemichael; Asturias Edwin J; Agboatwalla Mubina; Teklehaimanot Redda; Luby Stephen P; Beyene Berhane; Bayene Berhane; Chezzi Claudia; Asghar Humayun; Moatter Tariq; Torres Olga R; Kew Olen; Winkelstein Jerry; Halsey Neal A No evidence for prolonged excretion of polioviruses in persons with residual paralytic poliomyelitis in Ethiopia, Pakistan and Guatemala. Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization 34(2):113-6 (2006).

10.    Stephen P. Luby, Mubina Agboatwalla, John Painter, Arshad Altaf, Ward Billhimer Bruce Keswick,4,Robert M Hoekstra. Combined Hand washing and drinking water treatment for diarrhea prevention, a cluster randomizedcontrol trial. Trop Med Int. Health. TM & IH .11(4):479-89.(2006)

11.    Stephen P. Luby, Mubina Agboatwalla, Daniel R.Feikin, The effect of hand washing on child health: A randomized controlled trial. Lancet. 366:225-233 (2005).

12.    Determinants of therapeutic injection overuse among communities in Sindh, Pakistan. Altaf A, Fatmi Z, Ajmal A, Hussain T, Qahir H, and Agboatwalla MJournal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC 16(3):35-8 2004

13.    Hozhabri Siroos; White Franklin; Rahbar Mohammad Hossein; Agboatwalla Mubina; Luby Stephen. Elevated blood lead levels among children living in a fishing community, Karachi, Pakistan. Archives of environmental health. 59(1): 37-41 (2004).

14.    Luby SP, Agboatwalla M, Hoekstra RM, Rahbar MH, Billhimer W, Keswick B. Delayed effectiveness of home-based interventions in reducing childhood diarrhea, Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 71: 420-427. (2004).

15.    Luby.S, Agboatwalla.M, Painter.J,Altaf.A, Billhimer.W, Hoekestra.R. Effect of Intensive Handwashing Promotion on Childhood Diarrhoea in High Risk Communities in Pakistan. A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 291: 2547-2554 (2004)

16.    Agboatwalla.M, Kazi.G.N, Shah.S.K. Gender Perspectives on Knowledge and Practices Regarding Tuberculosis in Urban and Rural Areas in Pakistan . East Med Health J 9 (4)732-740 (2003)

17.    du Châtelet IP, Merchant AT, Fisher-Hoch S, Luby SP, Plotkin SA, Moatter T, Agboatwalla M, McCormick JB. Serological response and poliovirus excretion following different combined oral and inactivated poliovirus vaccines immunization schedules. Vaccine. 2 ;21(15) :1710-8 (2003).

18.    Luby S, Agboatwalla M, Schnell B, Hoekstra RM, Rahbar MH, Keswick B. The effect of antibacterial soap on impetigo incidence, Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. 67(4): 430-435 (2002)

19.    Rahbar.H, White.F, Agboatwalla. M. Factors Associated with elevated blood lead concentrations in children in Karachi, Pakistan. Bull WHO.80: 769-775 (2002).

20.    Luby S, Agboatwalla M, Raza A, Sobel J, Mintz ED, Baier K, Hoekstra RM, Rahbar MH, Hassan R, Qureshi SM, Gangarosa EJ. Microbiologic effectiveness of hand washing with soap in an urban squatter settlement, Karachi, Pakistan. Epidemiology and Infection. 127 :237-244 (2001).

21.    Luby S, Agboatwalla M, Raza A, Sobel J, Mintz E, Baier K, Rahbar M, Qureshi S, Hassan R, Ghouri F, Hoekstra R, Gangarosa E. A low-cost intervention for cleaner drinking water in Karachi, Pakistan. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 5(3): 144-150. (2001).

22.    White. F. Rahbar H, Agboatwalla M. Elevated Blood Levels in Karachi, Pakistan. Bull WHO. 79 (2). 173 (2001).

23.    Akram.D.S, Agboatwalla.M, Bharmal.FY. Community Growth Monitoring. JPMA. 50(6):188-91(2000).

24.    Nishio.O, Matsui.K,Oka.T,Ushijima.H. Agboatwalla.M. Rotavirus Infection among Infants with Diarrhea in Pakistan. Paed Int 42: 425-427 (2000).

25.    Agboatwalla Mubina. Women’s Development in Pakistan: issues and challenges. Com Dev J. 35 (2): 181-185 (2000).

26.    Hashido.M, Horie.H, Abe.S, Hashizume.S, Agboatwalla.M, Isomura.S. Evaluation of an Enzyme linked Immunosorbent Assay based on binding inhibition for type specific quantification of Poliovirus Neutralization relevant Antibodies. Microbial Immunol. 43(1): 73-77(1999).

27.    Hovi.T, Stenvik.M, Agboatwalla.M. Effect of Administrating Oral and Inactivated Polio Vaccine Immediately after Birth. Eur J Clin Microbial Infect Dis 18:526-527(1999).

28.    Agboatwala.M, Aslam.A. Measles Practices and Surveillance in Karachi, Pakistan. Ind J Paed .65:325-327(1998).

29.    Nishimura.T, Komase.K, Terao.K, Agboatwalla.M. Sequence Analysis of the H, F and N Genes of Wild Measles Virus Strains Isolated in Karachi, Pakistan. Nihon UN J Med. 39(6):323-336 (1997).

30.    Akram, D.S Agboatwalla. M. Use of Local Cost Effective Diets in the Management of Persistent Diarrhea. J. Trop Paed .43:249 (1997).

31.    Agboatwalla. M. Akram. D.S. Impact of Health Education on Mother’s Knowledge Regarding Preventive Health Practices. Trop Doc. 27.199-202 (1997).

32.    Isomura. S. Agboatwalla. M. Akram. D.S. Epidemiology of Poliomyelitis in Karachi, Pakistan: Prospective Studies during 1990-93. Acta Paed Japan. 38: 667-671 (1996).

33.    Yamashita T, Sakae. K, Kabayashi. S, Isihara. Y. Miyake. T. Agboatwalla. M. Isolation of Cytopathic small round virus (Aichi Virus) from Pakistani children and Japanese Travelers from South East Asia. Microbial Immune. 39(6): 433-435 (1995).

34.    Houvilainen. A, Mulders. M, Agboatwalla. M. Poyry. T, Stenvik. M, Hovi. t. Genetic Divergence of Poliovirus Strains Isolated in the Karachi Region in Pakistan. J. Gen. Virol 3079-3088 (1995).

35.    Agboatwalla. Mubina, Akram. Dure-Samin. An Experiment in Primary Health Care in Karachi, Pakistan. Comm. Dev. J. 30(4): 384-391 (1995)

36.    Agboatwalla. M. Habib Z, Hussain M. Management of Pediatric Patients with Acute Poliomyelitis: A Descriptive Study on 39 Children in Pakistan. Paed Phys Ther. 7: 167-171 (1995)

37.    Agboatwalla. M. Isomura. S, Akram. D.S. Enteric Viral Infections in Pre-School Children in Karachi, Pakistan. Ind J Paed. 62: 345-351 (1995).

38.    Illa. I, Leon-Manzon. M, Agboatwalla. M. Ilyas. A. Latov. N, Dalakas. M. Antiganglioside Antibodies in Patients with Acute Polio and Post polio Syndrome. Annals New York Academy of Sciences. 753: 374-377 (1995).

39.    Illa. I, Leon-Manzon. M, Agboatwalla. M. Dure Samin. A, Dalakas. M. Role of Muscle in Acute Poliomyelitis Infection. Annals New York Academy of Sciences. 753: 58-67 (1995)

40.    Dean. E, Agboatwalla. M. Dallimore. M. Poliomyelitis Part 2: Revised Principles of Management. Physiotherapy. 81 (1): 22-28 (1995).

41.    Dean. E, Agboatwalla. M. Dallimore. M. Poliomyelitis Part 1: An Old Problem Revisited. Physiotherapy. 81 (1): 17-22 (1995).

42.    Agboatwalla. M. Isomura. S, Miyakae. K. Hepatitis A, B and C Seroprevelance in Pakistan. Ind J. Paed. 61:545-549 (1994).

43.    Terao. K, Shahid. M. Ochikubo. F, Akhter Ahmed, Amjad. M, Kazmi. S.U., Akram. D.S., Agboatwalla. M. Takasu. T, Yoshikawa. Y. The Immune Function and Measles Virus Infection in Three Different Socioeconomic Child Population in Karachi, Pakistan. Jpn J. Med Sci Biol. 47:87-99 (1994).

44.    R. Nibbeling, Reimerink. J, Agboatwalla. M. Naquib. T.A. Poliovirus Type-specific IgM antibody-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for rapid diagnosis of Poliomyelitis Clin & Diag Virol. 2: 113-126 (1994).

45.    Takeda. N, Sakae. K, Agboatwalla. M. Differentiation Between wild and Vaccine-Derived Strains of      Poliovirus by Stringent Micro plate Hybridization of PCR Products. J. Clin Micro. 32(1): 202-204 (1994).

46.    M. Roivainen, Agboatwalla. M. Intrathecal Immune Response and Virus Specific Immunoglobulin M. Antibodies in Laboratory Diagnosis of Acute Poliomyelitis. J. Clin Micro: 31 (9): 2427-2432 (1993).

47.    Agboatwalla. M. Kirmani S.R.F.-Latency in Acute Poliomyelitis. Muscle & Nerve 16:798-799 (1993).

48.    Agboatwalla. M. Kirmani S.R. Nerve Conduction Studies and its importance in diagnosis of Acute Poliomyelitis. Ind J. Pediatric – 60:265-268 (1993).

49.    S. Isomura, Agboatwalla. M. Virological and Serological Studies on Poliomyelitis in Karachi, Pakistan. Outbreaks in 1990-1991. Acta Paed Japan. 35:382-386 (1993).

50.    S. Isomura, A, Ahmed, Akram D.S. Agboatwalla. M. Epidemiological Studies on Measles in Karachi, Pakistan: Mother knowledge Attitude and Beliefs about Measles and Measles. Vaccine Acta Paed Japan. 34:290-294 (1992).

51.    Akram D.S., Agboatwalla. M. A Model or Health Intervention. J. Top Paed. 38: 85-87 (1992).

52.    Akram. D.S. Agboatwalla. M. Morbidity and Mortality Patterns in a Katchi Abadi PPJ. 15 (4): 175-181 (1992).

53.    Akram. D.S., Agboatwalla. M. Gastroenteritis: A Grass Root Approach. Com Dev J. 27(1): 42-49 (1992).

54.    Akram. D.S., Agboatwalla. M. Growth Parameters of Pakistani Children. Indian J. Pediatric. 58: 825-832 (1991).

55.    Akram. D.S., Agboatwalla. M. An Epidemic of Meningococcal Disease in Karachi (Pakistan): A study of Children. Acta Pediatric Japonica. (1991).

56.    Akram, D.S. Agboatwalla. M. A Study of Newborns in Civil Hospital, Karachi. PPJ (1991).



1. Short Note on Pediatric Surgery. ( 1994).

2. Eradication of Polio – One Step Forward: English and Urdu (1999).

3. Vitamin A Aur Aaapki Sehat.Urdu  (1999) and Sindhi (2001).

4. Vitamin A: Road to Better Health ( 2001).



1. Measles Surveillance Project in Karachi, Pakistan.1995 : UNICEF

2. Database of Human Resources in the Health Dept, Govt. of Sindh.1996, UNICEF, Planning and Development Dept. Govt. of Sindh.

3. Expanded Programme of Immunization in Tharparkar Rural Development Areas. A Situation Analysis. 1998.

4. Environmental Health in Sindh. IUCN .2002.

5. The Role of NGOs and CBOs in Nuetralizing the Socio Behavioral Hindrances Leading to Stigmatization of TB. NTP and WHO. 2005

Diagnostic and Treatment Delay in Tuberculosis. WHO 2006