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Featured supplement: Experiences and lessons learned in polio eradication in Nigeria.

New Content ItemA new supplement from the World Health Organization published in BMC Public Health explores the Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria. 

To learn more about the supplement, please read Blog written by Dr Fiona Braka, co-editor of the supplement. 

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Featured article: The association between active tobacco use during pregnancy and growth outcomes of children under five years of age: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Recently published study in BMC Public Health examines the impact of tobacco use during pregnancy on child growth, emphasising the dangers of prenatal exposure to tobacco and suggests that future policy and programmatic efforts to optimise child growth and development should consider tobacco use as an important determinant.


Featured article: Who becomes a volunteer? Factors associated with taking up voluntary work

People with higher socioeconomic status, people who are married, attend church, and/or have previous volunteering experience are more likely to become volunteers.

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Featured article: More young people are choosing not to try alcohol

Young people in England aren’t just drinking less alcohol – a new study published in BMC Public Health shows that more of them are never trying alcohol at all.


Awareness Day: December 1st is World AIDS Day

Progress around the treatment of HIV / AIDS has been phenomenal in recent years, with life-expectancies improving substantially, especially if diagnosed and treated quickly. However, the fight to reach the goal of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination against sufferers and zero AIDS related deaths continues. 

Read articles and chapters, specially selected by our Editors, from across SpringerNature, including BMC Public Health

Featured blog: How do middle-aged social drinkers perceive their alcohol consumption?

New Content ItemResearch recently published in BMC Public Health found that rather than having health concerns, middle-aged drinkers who consume low-levels of alcohol, place more importance on their drinking behaviors conforming to socially acceptable narratives of their age, gender and identity.

BMC Public Health is recruiting new Associate Editors

We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international editorial board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of different subject disciplines.


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    Authors: Johnson Muluh Ticha, Kolawole Olatunji Matthew, Abdullahi Walla Hamisu, Braka Fiona, Pascal Mkanda, Peter Nsubuga, Eberto Tesfaye, Kehinde Craig, Etsano Andrew, Obi Emelife, Faisal Shuaib, Akinkugbe Folasade, Johnson Adeniji, Usman Adamu, Mohammed Dallatu, Geoffrey Oyeyinka…

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Aims and scope

BMC Public Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the epidemiology of disease and the understanding of all aspects of public health. The journal has a special focus on the social determinants of health, the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of health and disease, and the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on the community.


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Michelle Turner, Section Editor

Michelle C Turner is an Assistant Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal, formerly CREAL), Barcelona, Spain as well as Affiliate Scientist at the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.  She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Public Health in 2013.

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