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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.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Research on children's responses to wartime trauma has mostly addressed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, PTSD is only one aspect of a complex set of responses. This study proposes to expand know...

    Authors: Salwa G Massad, F Javier Nieto, Mari Palta, Maureen Smith, Roseanne Clark and Abdel-Aziz Thabet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:253

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    Investment in strategies to promote 'a healthy start to life' has been identified as having the greatest potential to reduce health inequalities across the life course. The aim of this study was to examine soc...

    Authors: Stephanie J Brown, Jane S Yelland, Georgina A Sutherland, Peter A Baghurst and Jeffrey S Robinson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:196

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Being an immigrant in a high-income country is a risk factor for severe mental ill health. Studies on mental ill health among immigrants have found significant differences in mental health outcome between immi...

    Authors: Anna-Clara Hollander, Daniel Bruce, Bo Burström and Solvig Ekblad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:180

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol use is increasing among women in Africa, and comparable information about women's current alcohol use is needed to inform national and international health policies relevant to the entire population. T...

    Authors: Priscilla Martinez, Jo Røislien, Nirmala Naidoo and Thomas Clausen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:160

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Ghana's maternal mortality ratio remains high despite efforts made to meet Millennium Development Goal 5. A number of studies have been conducted on maternal mortality in Ghana; however, little is known about ...

    Authors: Benedict O Asamoah, Kontie M Moussa, Martin Stafström and Geofrey Musinguzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:159

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