Health policies, systems and management in low and middle-income countries

Section edited by Ariadne Kapetanaki, Christopher Barton

This section aims to publish studies looking at the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on communities in low and middle-income countries.

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  1. Research article

    Reducing waiting time and raising outpatient satisfaction in a Chinese public tertiary general hospital-an interrupted time series study

    It is globally agreed that a well-designed health system deliver timely and convenient access to health services for all patients. Many interventions aiming to reduce waiting times have been implemented in Chi...

    Jing Sun, Qian Lin, Pengyu Zhao, Qiongyao Zhang, Kai Xu, Huiying Chen, Cecile Jia Hu, Mark Stuntz, Hong Li and Yuanli Liu

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:668

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Validation of verbal autopsy: determination of cause of deaths in Malaysia 2013

    Mortality statistics by age, sex and cause are the foundation of basic health data required for health status assessment, epidemiological research and formation of health policy. Close to half the deaths in Ma...

    Shubash Shander Ganapathy, Yi Yi Khoo, Mohd Omar Azahadi, Mohamad Anuar Mohamad Fuad, Chandrika Jeevananthan and Chalapati Rao

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:653

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  3. Research article

    The protective effect of helmet use in motorcycle and bicycle accidents: a propensity score–matched study based on a trauma registry system

    Transportation by motorcycle and bicycle has become popular in Taiwan, this study was designed to investigate the protective effect of helmet use during motorcycle and bicycle accidents by using a propensity s...

    Spencer C. H. Kuo, Pao-Jen Kuo, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Yi-Chun Chen, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh and Ching-Hua Hsieh

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:639

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Patients pathways to tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment in a fragmented health system: a qualitative study from a south Indian district

    India’s Revised National Tuberculosis (TB) Control Programme (RNTCP) offers free TB diagnosis and treatment. But more than 50% of TB patients seek care from private practitioners (PPs), where TB is managed sub...

    Vijayashree Yellappa, Pierre Lefèvre, Tullia Battaglioli, Narayanan Devadasan and Patrick Van der Stuyft

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:635

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Feasibility of district wide screening of health care workers for tuberculosis in Zambia

    Many health care workers (HCWs) are at increased risk for tuberculosis (TB). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends screening HCWs for TB in high burden settings but this is often not implemented in co...

    Suzanne Verver, Nathan Kapata, Mathildah Kakungu Simpungwe, Seraphine Kaminsa, Mavis Mwale, Chitambeya Mukwangole, Bernard Sichinga, Sevim Ahmedov and Max Meis

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:17

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Putting women at the center: a review of Indian policy to address person-centered care in maternal and newborn health, family planning and abortion

    Person-centered care is a critical component of quality care, essential to enable treatment adherence, and maximize health outcomes. Improving the quality of health services is a key strategy to achieve the ne...

    Aradhana Srivastava, Devaki Singh, Dominic Montagu and Sanghita Bhattacharyya

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:20

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Involvement of Mitanins (female health volunteers) in active malaria surveillance, determinants and challenges in tribal populated malaria endemic villages of Chhattisgarh, India

    Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), female health volunteers working at village level have become an integral component of National Health Mission (NHM) in India in the past two decades. Mitanin (meaning f...

    Mehul Kumar Chourasia, Kamaraju Raghavendra, Rajendra Mohan Bhatt, Dipak Kumar Swain, G. D. P. Dutta and Immo Kleinschmidt

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:9

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Effectiveness of secondary and tertiary prevention for violence against women in low and low-middle income countries: a systematic review

    Violence against women (VAW) is a major problem worldwide, with one in three women experiencing violence in their lifetime. While interventions to prevent violence (primary prevention) are extremely important,...

    Lucy Kirk, Samantha Terry, Kamalini Lokuge and Jessica L. Watterson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:622

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Cost analysis of a school-based comprehensive malaria program in primary schools in Sikasso region, Mali

    The expansion of malaria prevention and control to school-aged children is receiving increasing attention, but there are still limited data on the costs of intervention. This paper analyses the costs of a comp...

    Roberta Maccario, Saba Rouhani, Tom Drake, Annie Nagy, Modibo Bamadio, Seybou Diarra, Souleymane Djanken, Natalie Roschnik, Siân E. Clarke, Moussa Sacko, Simon Brooker and Josselin Thuilliez

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:572

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Attitudes of consumers and live-poultry workers to central slaughtering in controlling H7N9: a cross-sectional study

    Guangdong Province in the Pearl River Delta of Southeast China is among the areas in the country with the highest rates of avian flu cases. In order to control the outbreak of human-infected H7N9 cases, Guangd...

    Xiao Lin, Dingmei Zhang, Xinwei Wang, Yun Huang, Zhicheng Du, Yaming Zou, Jiahai Lu and Yuantao Hao

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:517

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Strengthening capacity to research the social determinants of health in low- and middle-income countries: lessons from the INTREC programme

    The INDEPTH Training & Research Centres of Excellence (INTREC) collaboration developed a training programme to strengthen social determinants of health (SDH) research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs...

    Nicholas Henschke, Anna Mirny, Joke A Haafkens, Heribert Ramroth, Siwi Padmawati, Martin Bangha, Lisa Berkman, Laksono Trisnantoro, Yulia Blomstedt, Heiko Becher, Osman Sankoh, Peter Byass and John Kinsman

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:514

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Prevalence and determinants of childhood mortality in Nigeria

    Childhood mortality has remained a major challenge to public health amongst families in Nigeria and other developing countries. The menace of incessant childhood mortality has been a major concern and this cal...

    Sanni Yaya, Michael Ekholuenetale, Godson Tudeme, Shah Vaibhav, Ghose Bishwajit and Bernard Kadio

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:485

    Published on: 22 May 2017

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