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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. Content type: Research article

    Population ageing presents considerable challenges for the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC), especially in countries where such coverage is still in its infancy. Ghana presents an important case s...

    Authors: Nele Van der Wielen, Andrew Amos Channon and Jane Falkingham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:657

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    Worldwide rising cesarean section (CS) births is an issue of concern. In India, with increase in institutional deliveries there has also been an increase in cesarean section births. Aim of the study is to quan...

    Authors: Priyanka Singh, Gulfam Hashmi and Prafulla Kumar Swain

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:613

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    There are several studies regarding the predictors or risk factors of unintended pregnancy, but only a small number of studies have been carried out concerning the socio-economic factors influencing the uninte...

    Authors: Reza Omani-Samani, Mostafa Amini Rarani, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae, Saman Maroufizadeh and Amir Almasi-Hashiani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:607

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Appropriate infant and young child nutrition is critical for proper growth and development. In order to promote optimal nutrition at an early age, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have developed ...

    Authors: Mildred Maingi, Judith Kimiywe and Sharon Iron-Segev

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:600

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite considerable progress in reduction of both under-five and maternal mortality in recent decades, Bangladesh is still one of the low and middle income countries with high burden of maternal and neonatal ...

    Authors: Dewan Md. Emdadul Hoque, Mohiuddin Ahsanul Kabir Chowdhury, Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Sk. Masum Billah, Sanwarul Bari, Tazeen Tahsina, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Sajia Islam, Tajul Islam, Rintaro Mori and Shams El Arifeen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:592

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) control programs face the challenges of decreasing incidence, mortality rates, and drug resistance while increasing treatment adherence. The Brazilian TB control program recommended the decen...

    Authors: Mara Cristina Scheffer, Rodrigo IVAN Prim, Leticia Muraro Wildner, Taiane Freitas Medeiros, Rosemeri Maurici, Emil Kupek and Maria Luiza Bazzo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:554

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Understanding relationships between substance use and suicidal ideation and behaviour (SIB) has important public health implications for suicide prevention in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where 75...

    Authors: Elsie Breet, Daniel Goldstone and Jason Bantjes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:549

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    To improve immunization coverage, most interventions that are part of the national immunization program in India address supply-side challenges. But, there is growing evidence that addressing demand-side facto...

    Authors: Santanu Pramanik, Arpita Ghosh, Rituu B. Nanda, Marlou de Rouw, Philip Forth and Sandra Albert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:534

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In the past decade, India has seen the introduction of many ‘publicly funded health insurance’ schemes (PFHIs) that claim to cover approximately 300 million people and are essentially forms of purchasing care ...

    Authors: Alok Ranjan, Priyanka Dixit, Indranil Mukhopadhyay and Sundararaman Thiagarajan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:501

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Social accountability is a participatory process in which citizens are engaged to hold politicians, policy makers and public officials accountable for the services that they provide. In the Fifteenth Ordinary ...

    Authors: Georges Danhoundo, Khalidha Nasiri and Mary E. Wiktorowicz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:497

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Public health emergencies have challenged the public health emergency management systems (PHEMSs) of many countries critically and frequently since this century. As the world’s most populated country and the s...

    Authors: Mei Sun, Ningze Xu, Chengyue Li, Dan Wu, Jiatong Zou, Ying Wang, Li Luo, Mingzhu Yu, Yu Zhang, Hua Wang, Peiwu Shi, Zheng Chen, Jian Wang, Yueliang Lu, Qi Li, Xinhua Wang…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:474

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Kato-Katz technique has been the mainstay test in Schistosoma mansoni diagnosis in endemic areas. However, recent studies have documented its poor sensitivity in evaluating Schistosoma mansoni infection especiall...

    Authors: Collins Okoyo, Elses Simiyu, Sammy M. Njenga and Charles Mwandawiro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:478

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia is one of the countries with the highest TB burdens in the world. There are multitude of challenges related to the implementation of DOTS and adherence to treatment. This study aimed to assess patient...

    Authors: Zekariyas Sahile, Abenezer Yared and Mirgissa Kaba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:462

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of breast cancer has been increasing in sub-Saharan Africa over the last few years. Patients often present with late stage disease, resulting in a high mortality rate. This study aims to estimat...

    Authors: Leonie Ströbele, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt, Timongo Francoise Danielle Traoré Millogo, Maurice Sarigda, Jürgen Wacker and Kirstin Grosse Frie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:447

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In Kenya, poor maternal nutrition, suboptimal infant and young child feeding practices and high levels of malnutrition have been shown among the urban poor. An intervention aimed at promoting optimal maternal ...

    Authors: Sophie Goudet, Paula L. Griffiths, Caroline W. Wainaina, Teresia N. Macharia, Frederick M. Wekesah, Milka Wanjohi, Peter Muriuki and Elizabeth Kimani-Murage

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:424

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Universal antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all pregnant/ breastfeeding women living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), known as Prevention of mother-to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Option B+ (PMTCTB...

    Authors: David Etoori, Bernhard Kerschberger, Nelly Staderini, Mpumelelo Ndlangamandla, Bonisile Nhlabatsi, Kiran Jobanputra, Simangele Mthethwa-Hleza, Lucy Anne Parker, Sifiso Sibanda, Edwin Mabhena, Munyaradzi Pasipamire, Serge Mathurin Kabore, Barbara Rusch, Christine Jamet, Iza Ciglenecki and Roger Teck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:374

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    Across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), HIV disproportionately affects men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) compared with other men of the same age group in the general population. Access to HIV services remains low among...

    Authors: Daniel Nyato, Evodius Kuringe, Mary Drake, Caterina Casalini, Soori Nnko, Amani Shao, Albert Komba, Stefan D. Baral, Mwita Wambura and John Changalucha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:370

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Chronic hepatitis B infection is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide; low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are disproportionately affected. Economic evaluations are a useful decision t...

    Authors: Cameron M. Wright, Lydia Boudarène, Ninh Thi Ha, Olivia Wu and Neil Hawkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:373

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