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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

    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

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    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

  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:517

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:514

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:485

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Health warnings labels (HWLs) have the potential to effectively communicate the health risks of smoking to smokers and non-smokers, and encourage smokers to quit. This study sought to examine whether non-smoke...

    Authors: Zejun Li, Tara Elton-Marshall, Geoffrey T. Fong, Anne Chiew Kin Quah, Guoze Feng, Yuan Jiang and Sara C. Hitchman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:476

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:581

  15. Content type: Research article

    Great health inequalities have been reported in China over the past few years. Height has been used as an important parameter of health and it may also be distributed unequally in different regions. By studyin...

    Authors: Yong Xu and Lei Hang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:473

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Communication can be used to generate demand for vaccination or address vaccine hesitancy, and is crucial to successful childhood vaccination programmes. Research efforts have primarily focused on communicatio...

    Authors: Jessica Kaufman, Heather Ames, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Yuri Cartier, Julie Cliff, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Artur Manuel Muloliwa, Afiong Oku, Angela Oyo-Ita, Gabriel Rada and Sophie Hill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:423

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The Pacific TROPIC (Translational Research for Obesity Prevention in Communities) project aimed to design, implement and evaluate a knowledge-broking approach to evidence-informed policy making to address obes...

    Authors: Peter Kremer, Helen Mavoa, Gade Waqa, Marjory Moodie, Marita McCabe and Boyd Swinburn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:362

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is held every three years to foster communication and collaboration on global tobacco control. Very little is known about the nature of interactions between WC...

    Authors: Scott J. Leischow, Janet Okamoto, Scott McIntosh, Deborah J. Ossip and Harry A. Lando

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:338

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The Fit for School (FIT) programme integrates school health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene interventions, which are implemented by the Ministries of Education in four Southeast Asian countries. This paper d...

    Authors: Denise Duijster, Bella Monse, Jed Dimaisip-Nabuab, Pantjawidi Djuharnoko, Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien, Martin Hobdell, Katrin Kromeyer-Hauschild, Yung Kunthearith, Maria Carmela Mijares-Majini, Nicole Siegmund, Panith Soukhanouvong and Habib Benzian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:302

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