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Violence against children in Latin America and Caribbean countries: a comprehensive review of national health sector efforts in prevention and response

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BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:1006

Received: 20 May 2016

Accepted: 19 August 2016

Published: 22 September 2016

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19 Aug 2016 Editorially accepted
22 Sep 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12889-016-3562-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Community Public Health Nursing, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Family, Gender and Life Course Department, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas
UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office