Health policies, systems and management in low and middle-income countries

Section edited by Ariadne Kapetanaki, Christopher Barton

This section aims to publish studies looking at the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on communities in low and middle-income countries.

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  1. Research article

    Knowledge-exchange in the Pacific: outcomes of the TROPIC (translational research for obesity prevention in communities) project

    The Pacific TROPIC (Translational Research for Obesity Prevention in Communities) project aimed to design, implement and evaluate a knowledge-broking approach to evidence-informed policy making to address obes...

    Peter Kremer, Helen Mavoa, Gade Waqa, Marjory Moodie, Marita McCabe and Boyd Swinburn

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:362

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Network analysis of global tobacco control collaboration: data from the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)

    The World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is held every three years to foster communication and collaboration on global tobacco control. Very little is known about the nature of interactions between WC...

    Scott J. Leischow, Janet Okamoto, Scott McIntosh, Deborah J. Ossip and Harry A. Lando

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:338

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  3. Research article

    ‘Fit for school’ – a school-based water, sanitation and hygiene programme to improve child health: Results from a longitudinal study in Cambodia, Indonesia and Lao PDR

    The Fit for School (FIT) programme integrates school health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene interventions, which are implemented by the Ministries of Education in four Southeast Asian countries. This paper d...

    Denise Duijster, Bella Monse, Jed Dimaisip-Nabuab, Pantjawidi Djuharnoko, Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien, Martin Hobdell, Katrin Kromeyer-Hauschild, Yung Kunthearith, Maria Carmela Mijares-Majini, Nicole Siegmund, Panith Soukhanouvong and Habib Benzian

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:302

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Tracing Africa’s progress towards implementing the Non-Communicable Diseases Global action plan 2013–2020: a synthesis of WHO country profile reports

    Half of the estimated annual 28 million non-communicable diseases (NCDs) deaths in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are attributed to weak health systems. Current health policy responses to NCDs are fr...

    Gertrude Nsorma Nyaaba, Karien Stronks, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Andre Pascal Kengne and Charles Agyemang

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:297

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Exploring community participation in project design: application of the community conversation approach to improve maternal and newborn health in Zambia

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has adopted an approach entitled Community Conversation (CC) to improve community engagement in addressing health challenges. CCs are based on Paulo Freire’s tra...

    Wilbroad Mutale, Chisala Masoso, Bisalom Mwanza, Cindy Chirwa, Lasidah Mwaba, Zumbe Siwale, Barbara Lamisa, Dennis Musatwe and Roma Chilengi

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:277

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Financial barriers and coping strategies: a qualitative study of accessing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and tuberculosis care in Yunnan, China

    Tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) pose serious challenges to global health, particularly in China, which has the second highest case burden in the world. Disparities in access to...

    C. Hutchison, M. S. Khan, J. Yoong, X. Lin and R. J. Coker

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:221

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Factors affecting the implementation of childhood vaccination communication strategies in Nigeria: a qualitative study

    The role of health communication in vaccination programmes cannot be overemphasized: it has contributed significantly to creating and sustaining demand for vaccination services and improving vaccination covera...

    Afiong Oku, Angela Oyo-Ita, Claire Glenton, Atle Fretheim, Glory Eteng, Heather Ames, Artur Muloliwa, Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill, Julie Cliff, Yuri Cartier, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Gabriel Rada and Simon Lewin

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:200

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Trends and causes of maternal mortality in Ethiopia during 1990–2013: findings from the Global Burden of Diseases study 2013

    Maternal mortality is noticeably high in sub-Saharan African countries including Ethiopia. Continuous nationwide systematic evaluation and assessment of the problem helps to design appropriate policy and strat...

    Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Caroline O. Laurence, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Awoke Misganaw, Sintayehu A. Woldie, Abiye Hiruye, Azmeraw T. Amare, Yihunie Lakew, Berihun M. Zeleke and Amare Deribew

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:160

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Health economic evaluation of Human Papillomavirus vaccines in women from Venezuela by a lifetime Markov cohort model

    Cervical cancer (CC) and genital warts (GW) are a significant public health issue in Venezuela. Our objective was to assess the cost-effectiveness of the two available vaccines, bivalent and quadrivalent, agai...

    Ariel Esteban Bardach, Osvaldo Ulises Garay, María Calderón, Andrés Pichón-Riviére, Federico Augustovski, Sebastián García Martí, Paula Cortiñas, Marino Gonzalez, Laura T. Naranjo, Jorge Alberto Gomez and Joaquín Enzo Caporale

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:152

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Understanding the role of intersectoral convergence in the delivery of essential maternal and child nutrition interventions in Odisha, India: a qualitative study

    Convergence of sectoral programs is important for scaling up essential maternal and child health and nutrition interventions. In India, these interventions are implemented by two government programs – Integrat...

    Sunny S. Kim, Rasmi Avula, Rajani Ved, Neha Kohli, Kavita Singh, Mara van den Bold, Suneetha Kadiyala and Purnima Menon

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:161

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  11. Research article

    VIA/VILI is more suitable for cervical cancer prevention in Chinese poverty-stricken region: a health economic evaluation

    Screening is the main preventive method for cervical cancer in developing countries, but each type of screening has advantages and disadvantages. To investigate the most suitable method for low-income areas in...

    Yu Xie, Xiaodong Tan, Haiyan Shao, Qing Liu, Jiyu Tou, Yuling Zhang, Qiong Luo and Qunying Xiang

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:118

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  12. Research article

    An examination of the effectiveness of health warning labels on smokeless tobacco products in four states in India: findings from the TCP India cohort survey

    In 2009, after many delays and changes, India introduced a single pictorial health warning label (HWL) on smokeless tobacco (SLT) packing—a symbolic image of a scorpion covering 40% of the front surface. In 20...

    Shannon Gravely, Geoffrey T. Fong, Pete Driezen, Steve Xu, Anne C. K. Quah, Genevieve Sansone, Prakash C. Gupta and Mangesh S. Pednekar

    BMC Public Health 2016 16:1246

    Published on: 13 December 2016

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