Skip to main content

Advertisement

Global health

Section edited by Timothy Mackey and Zohra Lassi.

This section aims to publish studies looking at the health of populations in a global context which transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations.

Page 1 of 17

  1. Very few studies consider the oral health status and quality of life in HIV-1 exposed uninfected (HEU) children. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of caries in primary teeth and its oral hea...

    Authors: Nancy Birungi, Lars T. Fadnes, Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen, Stein Atle Lie, James K. Tumwine and Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:423

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  2. Valid measurement of hemoglobin is important for tracking and targeting interventions. This study compares hemoglobin distributions between surveys matched by country and time from The Demographic and Health S...

    Authors: Daniel J. Hruschka, Anne M. Williams, Zuguo Mei, Eva Leidman, Parminder S. Suchdev, Melissa F. Young and Sorrel Namaste

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:422

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  3. Over thousands of animal bite cases are reported annually worldwide and in Iran placing a large financial burden on the health and economy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of animal bite...

    Authors: Maryam Janatolmakan, Mojtaba Delpak, Alireza Abdi, Sabah Mohamadi, Bahare Andayeshgar and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:412

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  4. Malnutrition in mothers and children is a significant public health challenge in developing countries such as Nepal. Although undernutrition in children has been gradually decreasing, the coexistence of variou...

    Authors: Dev Ram Sunuwar, Devendra Raj Singh and Pranil Man Singh Pradhan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:405

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  5. There is a global commitment to eliminating tuberculosis (TB). It is critical to detect and treat cases of latent TB infection (LTBI), the reservoir of new TB cases. Our study assesses trends in publication of...

    Authors: Liling Chaw, Lung-Chang Chien, Justin Wong, Ken Takahashi, David Koh and Ro-Ting Lin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:352

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  6. Young women in India continue to face diverse challenges that threaten their health and wellbeing. The reproductive health and rights of newly married women, who are often expected to begin childbearing soon a...

    Authors: Ismael Ibarra-Nava, Vikas Choudhry and Anette Agardh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:350

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  7. Adolescent girls in Zambia face risks and vulnerabilities that challenge their healthy development into young women: early marriage and childbearing, sexual and gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy and ...

    Authors: Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jere R. Behrman, Jean Digitale, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, Maximillian Bweupe and Paul C. Hewett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:349

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  8. Rural Nigeria has one of the greatest burdens of low back pain but there are no effective evidence-based interventions to manage it in this population. This paper presents the application of the intervention m...

    Authors: Chinonso N. Igwesi-Chidobe, Sheila Kitchen, Isaac O. Sorinola and Emma L. Godfrey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:343

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  9. Adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are a vulnerable group at the intersection of poverty and health disparities. The family is a vital microsystem that provides financial and emotional support t...

    Authors: Proscovia Nabunya, Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Bin Chen, Daji Dvalishvili, Christopher Damulira and Fred M. Ssewamala

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:340

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  10. We sought to describe linkage to care, ART continuity, and factors associated with linkage to care among people with HIV following release from incarceration in South Africa.

    Authors: Tonderai Mabuto, Daniel M. Woznica, Gloria Lekubu, Nieser Seatlholo, Nolundi Mshweshwe-Pakela, Salome Charalambous and Christopher J. Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:324

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  11. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends household contact investigation for tuberculosis (TB) in high-burden countries. However, household contacts who complete evaluation for TB during contact investig...

    Authors: Joseph M. Ggita, Anne Katahoire, Amanda J. Meyer, Elizabeth Nansubuga, Talemwa Nalugwa, Patricia Turimumahoro, Emmanuel Ochom, Irene Ayakaka, Jessica E. Haberer, Achilles Katamba, Mari Armstrong-Hough and J. Lucian Davis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:310

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  12. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive and debilitating condition that affects individuals’ quality of life. COPD self-management and supports provided by carers is key to the quality of...

    Authors: Uday Narayan Yadav, Jane Lloyd, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Kedar Prasad Baral, Narendra Bhatta and Mark Fort Harris

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:300

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  13. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is common in China, which has a multi-ethnic population of 1·3 billion. We set out to determine the prevalence of MetS and its components in different ethnic groups.

    Authors: Xuzhen Qin, Ling Qiu, Guodong Tang, Man-Fung Tsoi, Tao Xu, Lin Zhang, Zhihong Qi, Guangjin Zhu and Bernard M. Y. Cheung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:297

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  14. This study aimed to evaluate associations among countries’ self-reported International Health Regulation 2005 (IHR 2005) capacity assessments and infectious disease control outcomes.

    Authors: Feng-Jen Tsai and Mathuros Tipayamongkholgul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:282

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  15. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most significant risk factors for cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has a very significant impact on the incidence of cervical cancer. The present study aimed to investi...

    Authors: Mojgan Karimi-Zarchi, Leila Allahqoli, Ameneh Nehmati, Abolfazl Mehdizadeh Kashi, Shokouh Taghipour-Zahir and Ibrahim Alkatout

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:274

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  16. International research showed that common mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, social anxiety, stress, alexithymia and having insecure attachment styles are risk factors for alcohol use disorder (AUD)...

    Authors: Sahar Obeid, Marwan Akel, Chadia Haddad, Kassandra Fares, Hala Sacre, Pascale Salameh and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:245

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  17. Childhood undernutrition remains a significant global health challenge accounting for over half of all under 5 child mortality. Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM), which leads to wasting [weight-for-length z-sc...

    Authors: Ishita Mostafa, Naila Nurun Nahar, Md. Munirul Islam, Sayeeda Huq, Mahfuz Mustafa, Michael Barratt, Jeffrey I. Gordon and Tahmeed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:242

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  18. Maternal malnutrition and infant feeding mode impact short and long term infant and child morbidity and mortality. The period of lactation may provide an opportunity to modulate the risk of disease later in li...

    Authors: Fanny Aldana-Parra, Gilma Olaya Vega and Mary Fewtrell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:232

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  19. In developing countries, maternal mental health problems have been linked to sub-optimal child feeding practices and child underweight and stunting, but little is known about how maternal mental health is asso...

    Authors: Jillian A. Emerson, Laura E. Caulfield, Espoir Musafiri Kishimata, Jean-Pierre Nzanzu and Shannon Doocy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:225

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  20. Despite rapid upscale of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), malaria remains a major source of morbidity and mortality in Zambia. Uptake and utilization of these and novel inter...

    Authors: Desmond T. Jumbam, Jennifer C. Stevenson, Japhet Matoba, John P. Grieco, Lacey N. Ahern, Busiku Hamainza, Chadwick H. Sikaala, Pascalina Chanda-Kapata, Esther I. Cardol, Passwell Munachoonga and Nicole L. Achee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:216

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  21. The One Health concept promotes the enhancement of human, animal and ecosystem health through multi-sectorial governance support and policies to combat health security threats. In Vietnam, antimicrobial resist...

    Authors: Marisa E. V. Mitchell, Robyn Alders, Fred Unger, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Trang Thi Huyen Le and Jenny-Ann Toribio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:213

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  22. Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s highest rates of maternal and perinatal mortality and accounts for two-thirds of new HIV infections and 25% of preterm births. Antenatal care, as the entry point into the hea...

    Authors: Ellen Chirwa, Esnath Kapito, Diana L. Jere, Ursula Kafulafula, Elizabeth Chodzaza, Genesis Chorwe-Sungani, Ashley Gresh, Li Liu, Elizabeth T. Abrams, Carrie S. Klima, Linda L. McCreary, Kathleen F. Norr and Crystal L. Patil

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:205

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  23. Adolescence is a critical period of human development, however, limited research on programs to improve health and well-being among younger adolescents living in conflict-affected and humanitarian settings exi...

    Authors: Nancy Glass, Mitima Mpanano Remy, Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson, Anjalee Kohli, Marni Sommer, Rachael Turner and Nancy Perrin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:170

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  24. Smoking, especially among adolescents, is considered a serious public health concern worldwide being associated with increased mortality. The present study was designed as the first systematic review and meta-...

    Authors: Elham Ehsani-Chimeh, Haniye Sadat Sajadi, Meysam Behzadifar, Maryam Aghaei, Afsaneh Badrizadeh, Masoud Behzadifar and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  25. The global poverty profile shows that Africa and Asia bear the highest burden of multidimensional child poverty. Child survival and development therefore depend on socioeconomic and environmental factors that ...

    Authors: Cynthia L. Fonta, Thomas B. Yameogo, Halidou Tinto, Tiff van Huysen, Hamtandi Magloire Natama, Adelaide Compaore and William M. Fonta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:149

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  26. There is limited research on HIV testing among older persons in Uganda. The aim of this study was to investigate the socio-demographic determinants of recent HIV testing among older persons in selected rural d...

    Authors: Stephen Ojiambo Wandera, Betty Kwagala and Fred Maniragaba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:144

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  27. Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable through vaccination and screening, yet remains one of the ‘gravest threats to women’s lives’ according to the World Health Organization. Specific high-risk subtyp...

    Authors: Carolyn Nakisige, Jessica Trawin, Sheona Mitchell-Foster, Beth A. Payne, Angeli Rawat, Nadia Mithani, Cathy Amuge, Heather Pedersen, Jackson Orem, Laurie Smith and Gina Ogilvie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:142

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  28. Childhood stunting is an important public health problem in the haor region of Bangladesh. Haor areas are located in the north-eastern part of the country and are vulnerable to seasonal flooding. The key objectiv...

    Authors: Barnali Chakraborty, Sepideh Yousefzadeh, Shrinivas Darak and Hinke Haisma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:140

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  29. Intimate partner violence against women (IPV) and violence against children (VAC) are both global epidemics with long-term health consequences. The vast majority of research to date focuses on either IPV or VA...

    Authors: Catherine Carlson, Sophie Namy, Andrea Norcini Pala, Milton L. Wainberg, Lori Michau, Janet Nakuti, Louise Knight, Elizabeth Allen, Carin Ikenberg, Dipak Naker and Karen Devries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:124

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  30. In 2017, about 20% of the world’s children under 1 year of age with incomplete DPT vaccination lived in Nigeria. Fully-immunised child coverage (FIC), which is the percentage of children aged 12–23 months who ...

    Authors: Olayinka Aderopo Obanewa and Marie Louise Newell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:123

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  31. Quality of life (QoL) is an important component of individuals’ general well-being, particularly in older adults. However, factors influencing QoL among older adults in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)...

    Authors: Kyung Hee Lee, Hanzhang Xu and Bei Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:114

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  32. Anaemia and iron deficiency (ID) affect women of reproductive age globally and considered to be a major public health problem in developing countries. This study determines the prevalence of anaemia and ID amo...

    Authors: Jutatip Jamnok, Kanokwan Sanchaisuriya, Pattara Sanchaisuriya, Goonnapa Fucharoen, Supan Fucharoen and Faruk Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:102

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  33. Rwanda has made substantial economic progress over the past two decades. However, evidence suggests that malnutrition among children remains high in spite of this progress. This study aims to examine trends an...

    Authors: Agnes Binagwaho, Alphonse Rukundo, Samuel Powers, Kateri B. Donahoe, Mawuena Agbonyitor, Fidel Ngabo, Corine Karema, Kirstin Woody Scott and Mary C. Smith Fawzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:83

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  34. Despite the many HIV testing models implemented in Africa, the level of HIV testing uptake remains relatively poor, especially among men. The HIV self-testing (HIVST) model offers an additional approach for en...

    Authors: Mbuzeleni Hlongwa, Tivani Mashamba-Thompson, Sizwe Makhunga, Claudine Muraraneza and Khumbulani Hlongwana

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:66

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  35. Of all lifestyle behaviours, smoking caused the most deaths in the last century. Because of the time lag between the act of smoking and dying from smoking, and because males generally take up smoking before fe...

    Authors: Maarten Wensink, Jesús-Adrián Alvarez, Silvia Rizzi, Fanny Janssen and Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:39

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  36. “Active aging” is an inclusive term and has been defined from a variety of aspects in different domains throughout the literature. The aim of this review was to identify those aspects that play significant rol...

    Authors: Azadeh Lak, Parichehr Rashidghalam, Phyo K. Myint and Hamid R. Baradaran

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:33

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:101

  37. The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising rapidly in middle-income countries (MICs), where NCDs are often undiagnosed, untreated and uncontrolled. How comorbidity impacts diagnosis, treatment, a...

    Authors: Grace Sum, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Stewart W. Mercer, Lim Yee Wei, Azeem Majeed, Brian Oldenburg and John Tayu Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:9

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  38. Intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) is a worldwide public health problem. One of the most frequent forms of this type of violence in western societies is psychological IPVAW. According to the Europ...

    Authors: Manuel Martín-Fernández, Enrique Gracia and Marisol Lila

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1739

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  39. While PWID of Puerto Rican origin have been migrating to the US for decades, the range of factors influencing their migration to the US and the resources they draw on to do so are not well understood. This is ...

    Authors: R. Abadie, P. Habecker, C. Gelpi-Acosta and K. Dombrowski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1710

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  40. Misuse and dependency of opioids especially codeine-containing products is of increasing global concern. Inappropriate use of opioids among healthcare students could affect quality of service and ethical condu...

    Authors: Wuraola Akande-Sholabi, Rasaq Adisa, Olayinka S. Ilesanmi and Ayomide E. Bello

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1709

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  41. In Ethiopia, 12.5% of children below 5 years are wasted, and 9.7% are moderately wasted. The present strategy for the management of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) is a supplementary feeding program; however...

    Authors: Debritu Nane, Anne Hatløy, Elazar Tadesse and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1689

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  42. Despite policy intention to reach disadvantaged populations, inequalities in health care resource use and health outcomes persist in Nepal. The current study aimed to investigate the trend of full vaccination ...

    Authors: Kiran Acharya, Yuba Raj Paudel and Dinesh Dharel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1673

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  43. Pregnant women and children are the most vulnerable groups to zinc deficiency. Despite the presence of few primary studies, studies that could provide strong evidence that would help policymakers to develop ap...

    Authors: Kidanemaryam Berhe, Freweini Gebrearegay and Hadush Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1663

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  44. There is a general lack of research on children’s household experiences and child health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study examines the relationship between household composition...

    Authors: Oleosi Ntshebe, Andrew Amos Channon and Victoria Hosegood

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1621

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  45. Despite the almost universal adoption of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of sick children under the age of five in low- and middle-income countries,...

    Authors: Emma Clarke-Deelder, Gil Shapira, Hadia Samaha, György Bèla Fritsche and Günther Fink

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1608

    Content type: Research article

    Published on: