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BMC Public Health

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

    Despite growing evidence in support of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) among infants in the first 6 months of birth, the debate over the optimal duration of EBF continues. This study examines the effect of termi...

    Authors: Md. Nuruzzaman Khan and M. Mofizul Islam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:889

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Malaria is the leading cause of disease burden across the world, especially in African countries. Ethiopia has designed a five year (2011–2015) plan to cover 100% of the households in malarious areas with one ...

    Authors: Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Kassahun Alemu, Amare Tariku, Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Mezgebu Yitayal, Tadesse Awoke and Gashaw Andargie Biks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:888

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Road traffic Injuries (RTIs) as a health problem imposes governments to implement different interventions. Target achievement in this issue required effective and efficient measures. Efficiency evaluation of t...

    Authors: Habibollah Rahimi, Hamid Soori, Seyed Saeed Hashemi Nazari, Seyed Abbas Motevalian, Adel Azar, Eskandar Momeni and Mehdi Javartani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:806

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The maternal mortality rate (MMR) markedly decreased in China, but there has been a significant imbalance among different geographic regions (east, central and west regions), and the mortality in the western r...

    Authors: Yan Ren, Ping Qian, Zhanqi Duan, Ziling Zhao, Jay Pan and Min Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:750

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Since its development in the early 1980s, Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine has been proven to be highly protective. However, its immunogenicity may be ineffective among HIV-infected children. In Morocco, HBV va...

    Authors: Houda Haban, Soumia Benchekroun, Mina Sadeq, Abdelaziz Benjouad, Said Amzazi, Hicham Oumzil and Elmir Elharti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:752

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Despite advances in medical technology and public health practice at the global level over the past millennia, infectious diseases are still the leading causes of death in most resource limited countries. Stro...

    Authors: Chomba Brian Mandyata, Linda Kampata Olowski and Wilbroad Mutale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:746

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Anemia early in life has been associated with delayed cognitive and motor development. The WHO recommends home fortification using multiple micronutrient powders (MNPs) containing iron as a strategy to address...

    Authors: Renfu Luo, Ai Yue, Huan Zhou, Yaojiang Shi, Linxiu Zhang, Reynaldo Martorell, Alexis Medina, Scott Rozelle and Sean Sylvia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:738

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Package inserts (PIs) as a reliable reference for patients and health care providers should provide accurate, complete and up-to-date information. The purpose of the current study is to assess and compare the ...

    Authors: Sandra A. Qatmosh, Amer A. Koni, Baraa G. Qeeno, Dina A. Arandy, Maysa W. Abu-Hashia, Bahaa M. Al-hroub and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:741

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Allowing a broader range of trained health workers to deliver services can be an important way of improving access to safe abortion care. However, the expansion of health worker roles may be challenging to imp...

    Authors: Claire Glenton, Annik M. Sorhaindo, Bela Ganatra and Simon Lewin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:730

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) puts a heavy disease burden on patients’ families, aggravating income-related inequality. In an attempt to reduce the financial risks of rural families incurring CHE, Chin...

    Authors: Hai Gu, Yun Kou, Zhiwen Yan, Yilei Ding, Jusheng Shieh, Jun Sun, Nan Cui, Qianjing Wang and Hua You

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:727

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  11. Content type: Research article

    A multi pronged community based strategy, known as National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), was implemented from 2005–06 to 2012–13 in India to curtail maternal and child health (MCH) disparities between poor and...

    Authors: Madhu Gupta, Hans Bosma, Federica Angeli, Manmeet Kaur, Venkatesan Chakrapani, Monica Rana and Onno C.P. van Schayck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:698

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Zoonotic diseases such as leptospirosis occur as a result of the often complex interactions that exist at the human-animal-environment interface. The most obvious consequence of this complexity is the need for...

    Authors: Simon A. Reid, Anna Rodney, Mike Kama and Peter S. Hill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:671

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:668

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:653

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:687

  15. Content type: Research article

    Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) stay as poorly understood phenomena in India. Multiple linkages to determinants such as poverty, socio-economic status, gender, environment, and...

    Authors: Sanjay Chaturvedi, Neha Sharma and Manish Kakkar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:645

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:639

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:635

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:17

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

  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Aradhana Srivastava, Devaki Singh, Dominic Montagu and Sanghita Bhattacharyya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:20

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

  20. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:9

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

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