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Global health

Section edited by Timothy Mackey

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.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia has been experiencing a high prevalence of communicable diseases, which resulted in high morbidity, mortality, and hospital admission rates. One of the highest contributing factors for this is lower l...

    Authors: Cheru Tesema Leshargie, Animut Alebel, Ayenew Negesse, Getachew Mengistu, Amsalu Taye Wondemagegn, Henok Mulugeta, Bekele Tesfaye, Nakachew Mekonnen Alamirew, Fasil Wagnew, Yihalem Abebe Belay, Aster Ferede, Mezinew Sintayehu, Getnet Dessie, Dube Jara Boneya, Molla Yigzaw Birhanu and Getiye Dejenu Kibret

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:901

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    Statistics indicate that Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality. It is however estimated that there is high rate of perinatal mortality although there is scarcity of data due to a la...

    Authors: Elias Merdassa Roro, Mitike Molla Sisay and Lynn M. Sibley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:888

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Prolonged political instability may have exacerbated gender inequitable beliefs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The aim of this study was to assess attitudes related to gender-equitable norms and it...

    Authors: Hendrew Lusey, Miguel San Sebastian, Monica Christianson and Kerstin E. Edin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:887

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Anaemia is common among pregnant women, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). While body mass index (BMI) relates to many risk factors for anaemia in pregnancy, little is known about the dire...

    Authors: Martina Mocking, Ary I. Savitri, Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal, Dwirani Amelia, Edward Antwi, Mohammad Baharuddin, Diederick E. Grobbee, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch and Joyce L. Browne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:873

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Social determinants are known to be a driving force of health inequalities, even in high income countries. Aim of our study was to determine if these factors can limit antiretroviral therapy (ART) access, outc...

    Authors: Annalisa Saracino, Mauro Zaccarelli, Patrizia Lorenzini, Alessandra Bandera, Giulia Marchetti, Francesco Castelli, Andrea Gori, Enrico Girardi, Cristina Mussini, Paolo Bonfanti, Adriana Ammassari and Antonella d’Arminio Monforte

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:870

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  6. Content type: Research article

    South Africa introduced medical male circumcision (MMC) to reduce HIV incidence. Mathematical modeling suggested that targeting MMC services to men aged 20–34 years could provide the most immediate impact on H...

    Authors: Jonathan M. Grund, Candice M. Chetty-Makkan, Sibuse Ginindza, Reuben Munyai, Helen Kisbey-Green, Mpho Maraisane and Salome Charalambous

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:868

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Socioeconomic inequalities in access to maternal health care have received more attention as it challenges the sustainability of the ongoing achievement in reducing maternal mortality. By promoting access to m...

    Authors: Ngan Do, Huong Thi Giang Tran, Alay Phonvisay and Juhwan Oh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:875

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    The major drawback of the community-based mass drug administration (MDA) approach against schistosomiasis is that treatment is offered blindly without testing for the targeted infection. This partly contribute...

    Authors: Humphrey D. Mazigo, John H. Amuasi, Isaac Osei and Safari M. Kinung’hi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:840

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Adverse childhood experiences (ACES) have been linked to poor health and well-being outcomes, including poor mental health such as psychological distress. Both ACEs and psychological distress pose a significan...

    Authors: Mercy Manyema, Shane A. Norris and Linda M. Richter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:835

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Iron-deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency globally. Due to the high iron requirements for pregnancy, it is highly prevalent and severe in pregnant women. There is strong evidence that maternal ...

    Authors: Tanvir M. Huda, Mohammad Masudur Rahman, Shahreen Raihana, Sajia Islam, Tazeen Tahsina, Ashraful Alam, Kingsley Agho, Sabrina Rasheed, Alison Hayes, Mohd Anisul Karim, Qazi Sadequr Rahman, Abu Bakkar Siddique, Md Moinuddin, Morseda Chowdhury, Lucky Ghose, Kaosar Afsana…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:816

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Appraisal delay is the time a patient takes to consider a symptom as not only noticeable, but a sign of illness. The study’s objective was to determine the association between appraisal delay in seeking tuberc...

    Authors: Kyle Fluegge, LaShaunda L. Malone, Mary Nsereko, Brenda Okware, Christian Wejse, Hussein Kisingo, Ezekiel Mupere, W. Henry Boom and Catherine M. Stein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:798

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The health of migrants has become an important issue in global health and foreign policy. Assessing the current status of research activity and identifying gaps in global migration health (GMH) is an important...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh, Kolitha Wickramage, Kevin Pottie, Charles Hui, Bayard Roberts, Ansam F. Sawalha and Saed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:777

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Despite increasing of the Belgian health expenditures, several indicators related to population health showed poor results. The objectives of this study were to perform an in-depth analysis of the secular tren...

    Authors: C. Maertens de Noordhout, H. Van Oyen, N. Speybroeck and B. Devleesschauwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:775

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Papua New Guinea (PNG) has some of the highest prevalence of urogenital sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Pacific Asia, but to date, anorectal STI prevalence data do not exist, and diagnosis of anorect...

    Authors: Stephen Bell, Johanna Wapling, Sophie Ase, Ruthy Boli-Neo, Andrew J. Vallely, John M. Kaldor, Claire E. Nightingale and Angela Kelly-Hanku

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:776

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Stigma and discrimination remains a barrier to uptake of HIV/AIDS counselling and treatment as well as effective HIV reduction programmes. Despite ethnic diversity of Nigeria, studies on determinants of HIV st...

    Authors: Clifford O. Odimegwu, Olatunji Alabi, Nicole De Wet and Joshua O. Akinyemi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:763

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the regions with modest health outcomes; and evidenced by high maternal mortality ratios and under-5 mortality rates. There are complications that occur during and following p...

    Authors: Henry V. Doctor, Sangwani Nkhana-Salimu and Maryam Abdulsalam-Anibilowo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:765

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Increasing the rate of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) to 50% in the first six months of life is one of six major global targets set by the United Nations Decade of Nutrition, and is essential to achieve the sus...

    Authors: C. Horwood, L. Haskins, IM Engebretsen, S. Phakathi, C. Connolly, A. Coutsoudis and L. Spies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:757

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Child marriage is being increasingly recognized globally as a fundamental violation of human rights. Child marriages occur globally in varying degrees across countries and regions. South Asia alone accounted f...

    Authors: Devika Mehra, Archana Sarkar, Priyanka Sreenath, Jagannath Behera and Sunil Mehra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:732

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