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Human Rights Day 2017

New Content ItemHuman Rights Day is observed annually on December 10th, commemorating the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. BMC is doing its part to #Standup4HumanRights by presenting you a selection of highly important and influential research. 

Read relevant BMC research, blogs, and submit your own research today!

We are recruiting Editorial Board members

We are recruiting Associate Editors to join our Editorial Board of academic editors in assessing manuscripts in the field of international health and human rights.

Featured blog: Advancing Human Rights for Global Health through the World Health Organization

New Content ItemHuman Rights Day is observed every year on the 10th of December. In this blog, Hanna Huffstetler, Claudia Quiros, Rebekah Thomas and Benjamin Mason Meier, Section Editor for BMC International Health and Human Rights, discuss this important day and the context of human rights as a basis for the advancement of global health.


Featured article: Improving access to wheelchair services

Wheelchair users in Kenya and the Philippines describe experiences with ill-fitting wheelchairs and little formal training to use them effectively, suggesting that interventions are needed to provide efficient wheelchair services.


  1. Content type: Correspondence


    Authors: Christos Lionis, Elena Petelos, Enkeleint-Aggelos Mechili, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Vasiliki-Eirini Chatzea, Agapi Angelaki, Imre Rurik, Danica Rotar Pavlic, Christopher Dowrick, Michel Dückers, Dean Ajdukovic, Helena Bakic, Elena Jirovsky, Elisabeth Sophie Mayrhuber, Maria van den Muijsenbergh and Kathryn Hoffmann

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Aims and scope

BMC International Health and Human Rights is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to health and disease in developing and transitional countries, as well as all issues relating to the impact of health policies, programs and practices on human rights.


Section Editors

Kaveh Khoshnood, Section Editor

Dr. Khoshnood is Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health, co-founder of the Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a faculty member of the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement and Humanitarian Responses at the Yale McMillan Center.  He joined the Editorial Board of BMC International Health & Human Rights in 2015.

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