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

    Cost analysis of a school-based comprehensive malaria program in primary schools in Sikasso region, Mali

    The expansion of malaria prevention and control to school-aged children is receiving increasing attention, but there are still limited data on the costs of intervention. This paper analyses the costs of a comp...

    Roberta Maccario, Saba Rouhani, Tom Drake, Annie Nagy, Modibo Bamadio, Seybou Diarra, Souleymane Djanken, Natalie Roschnik, Siân E. Clarke, Moussa Sacko, Simon Brooker and Josselin Thuilliez

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:572

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Attitudes of consumers and live-poultry workers to central slaughtering in controlling H7N9: a cross-sectional study

    Guangdong Province in the Pearl River Delta of Southeast China is among the areas in the country with the highest rates of avian flu cases. In order to control the outbreak of human-infected H7N9 cases, Guangd...

    Xiao Lin, Dingmei Zhang, Xinwei Wang, Yun Huang, Zhicheng Du, Yaming Zou, Jiahai Lu and Yuantao Hao

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:517

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Strengthening capacity to research the social determinants of health in low- and middle-income countries: lessons from the INTREC programme

    The INDEPTH Training & Research Centres of Excellence (INTREC) collaboration developed a training programme to strengthen social determinants of health (SDH) research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs...

    Nicholas Henschke, Anna Mirny, Joke A Haafkens, Heribert Ramroth, Siwi Padmawati, Martin Bangha, Lisa Berkman, Laksono Trisnantoro, Yulia Blomstedt, Heiko Becher, Osman Sankoh, Peter Byass and John Kinsman

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:514

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Prevalence and determinants of childhood mortality in Nigeria

    Childhood mortality has remained a major challenge to public health amongst families in Nigeria and other developing countries. The menace of incessant childhood mortality has been a major concern and this cal...

    Sanni Yaya, Michael Ekholuenetale, Godson Tudeme, Shah Vaibhav, Ghose Bishwajit and Bernard Kadio

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:485

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  5. Research article

    Noticing cigarette health warnings and support for new health warnings among non-smokers in China: findings from the International Tobacco Control project (ITC) China survey

    Health warnings labels (HWLs) have the potential to effectively communicate the health risks of smoking to smokers and non-smokers, and encourage smokers to quit. This study sought to examine whether non-smoke...

    Zejun Li, Tara Elton-Marshall, Geoffrey T. Fong, Anne Chiew Kin Quah, Guoze Feng, Yuan Jiang and Sara C. Hitchman

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:476

    Published on: 19 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:581

  6. Research article

    The comprehensive ‘Communicate to Vaccinate’ taxonomy of communication interventions for childhood vaccination in routine and campaign contexts

    Communication can be used to generate demand for vaccination or address vaccine hesitancy, and is crucial to successful childhood vaccination programmes. Research efforts have primarily focused on communicatio...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:423

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

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