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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

    Maternal stature and body mass indices (BMI) of non-pregnant women (NPW) of child bearing age are relevant to maternal and offspring health. The objective was to compare anthropometric indices of NPW in four r...

    Authors: K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Ana Garcés, Jamie E Westcott, Lester Figueroa, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Sangappa Dhaded, Omrana Pasha, Sumera Aziz Ali, Antoinette Tshefu, Adrien Lokangaka, Vanessa R Thorsten, Abhik Das, Kristen Stolka, Elizabeth M McClure, Rebecca L Lander…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:45

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  2. Content type: Research article

    Food insecurity is a very common problem in developing countries particularly among the poorer households. Very few studies have tested the association between adult smoking and food insecurity.

    Authors: Chandrashekhar T. Sreeramareddy and N. Ramakrishnareddy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:48

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  3. Content type: Research article

    The expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) is one of the most cost-effective interventions to reduce childhood mortality and morbidity. However, determinants of childhood immunization have not been well stud...

    Authors: Mouhamed Abdou Salam Mbengue, Moussa Sarr, Adama Faye, Ousseynou Badiane, Fatou Bintou Niang Camara, Souleymane Mboup and Tandakha Ndiaye Dieye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:630

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    The prevalence of acute malnutrition is often high in emergency-affected populations and is associated with elevated mortality risk and long-term health consequences. Increasingly, cash transfer programmes (CT...

    Authors: Mohamed Jelle, Carlos S. Grijalva-Eternod, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Sarah King, Cassy L. Cox, Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Joanna Morrison, Timothy Colbourn, Edward Fottrell and Andrew J. Seal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:632

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Preventing unwanted pregnancies in Women Living with HIV (WLHIV) is a recognised HIV-prevention strategy. This study explores the fertility intentions and contraceptive practices of WLHIV using services in Kenya.

    Authors: Susannah H. Mayhew, Manuela Colombini, James Kelly Kimani, Keith Tomlin, Charlotte E. Warren and Richard Mutemwa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:626

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is limited knowledge about dietary quality among the adult population in low- and middle income countries (LMICs). This study aims to describe dietary quality among the adult Saharawi refugee population ...

    Authors: Marianne Sandsmark Morseth, Navnit Kaur Grewal, Ida Sophie Kaasa, Anne Hatloy, Ingrid Barikmo and Sigrun Henjum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:621

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is a high unmet need for limiting and spacing child births during the postpartum period. Given the consequences of closely spaced births, and the benefits of longer pregnancy intervals, targeted activiti...

    Authors: Rose Jalang’o, Faith Thuita, Sammy O. Barasa and Peter Njoroge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:604

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sex workers in Uganda are at significant risk for HIV infection. We characterized the HIV epidemic among Kampala female sex workers (FSW).

    Authors: Wolfgang Hladik, Andrew L. Baughman, David Serwadda, Jordan W. Tappero, Rachel Kwezi, Namakula D. Nakato and Joseph Barker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:565

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  9. Content type: Research article

    People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) face various day-to-day and long-term personal, interpersonal, social, physical and psychological challenges as a result of, and in addition to the health conditions they ar...

    Authors: Catherine O. Egbe, Patrick S. Dakum, Ernest Ekong, Brandon A. Kohrt, John G. Minto and Cynthia J. Ticao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:542

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Acute malnutrition is a public health issue worldwide, and particularly in the Eastern region of Burkina Faso. Following a needs assessment, unconditional seasonal, multiannual cash transfers were implemented ...

    Authors: Audrey Tonguet-Papucci, Freddy Houngbe, Palamanga Lompo, Wambi Maurice Evariste Yameogo, Jean-François Huneau, Myriam Ait Aissa and Patrick Kolsteren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:527

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In rural Bangladesh, India and elsewhere, pour-flush pit latrines are the most common sanitation system. When a single pit latrine becomes full, users must empty it themselves and risk exposure to fresh feces,...

    Authors: Faruqe Hussain, Thomas Clasen, Shahinoor Akter, Victoria Bawel, Stephen P. Luby, Elli Leontsini, Leanne Unicomb, Milan Kanti Barua, Brittany Thomas and Peter J. Winch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:515

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    The effect of food insecurity on health and wellbeing of a population has been the subject of much research. Yet, limited research has investigated its effect on adolescents’ health and wellbeing in Ethiopia.

    Authors: Mulusew G. Jebena, David Lindstrom, Carl Lachat, Tefera Belachew and Patrick Kolsteren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:465

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Solid medical waste (SMW) in households is perceived to pose minimal risks to the public compared to SMW generated from healthcare facilities. While waste from healthcare facilities is subject to recommended s...

    Authors: Emilia Asuquo Udofia, Gabriel Gulis and Julius Fobil

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:464

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Poor adherence to micronutrient supplementation often limits the effectiveness of public health programs. While predictors of adherence to micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy are well documented, in...

    Authors: Ines Gonzalez-Casanova, Phuong Hong Nguyen, Melissa Fox Young, Kimberly B. Harding, Greg Reinhart, Hieu Nguyen, Meredith Nechitillo, Truong V Truong, Hoa Pham, Son Nguyen, Lynnette M. Neufeld, Reynaldo Martorell and Usha Ramakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:452

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Despite efforts to eradicate it, open defecation remains widely practiced in India, especially in rural areas. Between 2013 and 2014, 50 villages in one district of Odisha, India, received a sanitation program...

    Authors: Parimita Routray, Belen Torondel, Marion W. Jenkins, Thomas Clasen and Wolf-Peter Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:453

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Biomass fuel is used as a primary cooking source by more than half of the world’s population, contributing to a high burden of disease. Although cleaner fuels are available, some households continue using soli...

    Authors: Megha Thakur, Esther A. Boudewijns, Giridhara R. Babu, Bjorn Winkens, Luc P. de Witte, Jeroen Gruiskens, Preeti Sushama, Cristian T. Ghergu and Onno C. P. van Schayck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:454

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Income inequality and national wealth are strong determinants for health, but few studies have systematically investigated their influence on mortality across the early life-course, particularly outside the hi...

    Authors: Joseph L. Ward and Russell M. Viner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:429

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