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Call for Papers for Two new Sections!

BMC Public Health will be launching two new Sections:

Social determinants of health

- Mental health 

Both sections are now open for submissions.

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NEW: Take a look at published papers that received national and international press coverage. 

Section Editor Highlights

NEW: Take a look at the highlighted papers as chosen by the journal's Section Editors. 


Featured article: How South Africa can improve community-based HIV services?

There is an increasing need to develop differentiated models for providing HIV testing services to meet client’s needs. HIV self-testing is an important addition to enhance HIV testing efforts and should be offered in combination with HCT.

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Featured article: What mapping Kenya’s child deaths for 50 years revealed – and why it matters

In a Kenyan study researches set out to ​​​​​​​estimate child mortality rates in each of the country’s 47 counties every year since 1965, allowing them to explore changes over time, disparities in child survival by county and progress and gaps towards achieving global targets. 

To learn more, please read Blog written by the authors.

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.

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. 

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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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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Section Editors

Assistant Editors

  • Maxine Dillon, BioMed Central
  • Rosie Brooks, BioMed Central
  • Megan Barling, BioMed Central​​​​​​​

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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