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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

    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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Content type: Research article

    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,...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:622

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  14. Content type: Research article

    An appropriate level of human resources for oral health [HROH] is required to meet the oral health needs of population, and enable maximum improvement in health outcomes. The aim of this study was to estimate ...

    Authors: Xiangyu Sun, Eduardo Bernabé, Xuenan Liu, Shuguo Zheng and Jennifer E. Gallagher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:586

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This paper is aimed at critically assessing the extent to which Non-Communicable Disease NCD-related policies introduced in Bangladesh align with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2013–2020 Action Plan for...

    Authors: Tuhin Biswas, Sonia Pervin, Md. Imtiaz Alam Tanim, Louis Niessen and Anwar Islam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:582

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:572

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In 2014, over half (54%) of the world’s population lived in urban areas and this proportion will increase to 66% by 2050. This urbanizing trend has been accompanied by an increasing number of people living in ...

    Authors: Tim Crocker-Buque, Godwin Mindra, Richard Duncan and Sandra Mounier-Jack

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:556

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In 2013, the World Health Organization released a new set of guidelines widely known as Option B+. Prior to that there were guidelines released in 2010. Option B+ recommends lifelong antiretroviral treatment f...

    Authors: Pamela Marinda, Nkandu Chibwe, Ernest Tambo, Sidney Lulanga and Christopher Khayeka—Wandabwa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:541

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  19. Content type: Research article

    There is global recognition of the reproductive health rights of people living with HIV (PLHIV). The aim of this research study was to explore the reproductive choices, and the factors influencing these choice...

    Authors: Samuel Agbo and Laetitia C. Rispel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:540

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