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

Section edited by Ariadne Kapetanaki

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

    Out of pocket payments are the predominant method of financing healthcare in many developing countries, which can result in impoverishment and financial catastrophe for those affected. In 2010, WHO estimated t...

    Authors: Shifa Salman Habib, Shagufta Perveen and Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:281

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    Since 2007, integrated care of acute malnutrition has been promoted in Niger, a country affected by high burden of disease. This policy change aimed at strengthening capacity and ownership to manage the condit...

    Authors: Hedwig Deconinck, Mahaman Hallarou, Bart Criel, Philippe Donnen and Jean Macq

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:249

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  3. Content type: Research article

    A major challenge to outbreak control lies in early detection of viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) in local community contexts during the critical initial stages of an epidemic, when risk of spreading is its hi...

    Authors: Daniel H. de Vries, Jude T. Rwemisisi, Laban K. Musinguzi, Turinawe E. Benoni, Denis Muhangi, Marije de Groot, David Kaawa-Mafigiri and Robert Pool

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:161

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Access to healthcare is an essential element of health development and a fundamental human right. While access to and acceptability of healthcare are complex concepts that interact with different socio-ecologi...

    Authors: Bereket Yakob and Busisiwe Purity Ncama

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:155

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Globally, vaccine preventable diseases are responsible for nearly 20 % of deaths annually among children <5 years old. Worldwide, many children dropout from the vaccination program, are vaccinated late, or inc...

    Authors: Adam Haji, S. Lowther, Z. Ngan’ga, Z. Gura, C. Tabu, H. Sandhu and Wences Arvelo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:152

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In India, Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committees (VHSNCs) are participatory community health forums, but there is little information about their composition, functioning and effectiveness. Our stud...

    Authors: Aradhana Srivastava, Rajkumar Gope, Nirmala Nair, Shibanand Rath, Suchitra Rath, Rajesh Sinha, Prabas Sahoo, Pavitra Mohan Biswal, Vijay Singh, Vikash Nath, HPS Sachdev, Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Anthony Costello, Audrey Prost and Sanghita Bhattacharyya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:59

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  7. Content type: Research article

    KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa has the largest population of children under the age of five and experiences the highest number of child births per annum in the country. Its population has also been rav...

    Authors: Shelley-Ann McGee, Lumbwe Chola, Aviva Tugendhaft, Victoria Mubaiwa, Neil Moran, Neil McKerrow, Leonard Kamugisha and Karen Hofman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:49

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The ‘Communicate to vaccinate’ (COMMVAC) project builds research evidence for improving communication with parents and communities about childhood vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries. Understandin...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1264

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Syndromic surveillance systems (SSSs) collect non-specific syndromes in early stages of disease outbreaks. This makes an SSS a promising tool for the early detection of epidemics. An Integrated Surveillance Sy...

    Authors: Yan Ding, Rainer Sauerborn, Biao Xu, Nie Shaofa, Weirong Yan, Vinod K. Diwan and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1127

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Cash-based transfer programmes are an emerging strategy in the prevention of wasting in children, especially targeted at vulnerable households during periods of food insecurity or during emergencies. However, ...

    Authors: Bridget Fenn, Ghulam Murtaza Sangrasi, Chloe Puett, Lani Trenouth and Silke Pietzsch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1044

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Current health economic evaluation guidelines mainly concentrate on immediate health gains and cost savings for the individual involved in the intervention. However, it has been argued that these guidelines ar...

    Authors: Ingeborg M van der Putten, Silvia MAA Evers, Rohan Deogaonkar, Mark Jit and Raymond CW Hutubessy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:356

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  12. Content type: Erratum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2014 14:823

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2014 14:547