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Special Issue: Human rights as social and structural drivers of sexually transmitted infections

BMC International Health and Human Rights is delighted to introduce a Special Issue, Human rights as social and structural drivers of sexually transmitted infections. This collaboration between BMC International Health and Human Rights and BMC Infectious Diseases focuses on highlighting novel studies characterizing human rights infringements as structural determinants of infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted infections. 

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Announcing the Launch of In Review

BMC International Health and Human Rights, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Awareness Day: December 1st is World AIDS Day

Progress around the treatment of HIV / AIDS has been phenomenal in recent years, with life-expectancies improving substantially, especially if diagnosed and treated quickly. However, the fight to reach the goal of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination against sufferers and zero AIDS related deaths continues. 

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Featured blog: BMC International Health and Human Rights announces its revised scope

BMC International Health and Human Rights, as a niche journal in its field which provides a home for human rights issues related to health, announces its newly revised scope and its mission to advance research and debate in this important area on an international scale. 


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Aims and scope

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



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Featured blog: Human Rights Day: What roles do physicians play in human rights issues?

New Content ItemDecember 10th is Human Rights Day, honoring the date the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the occasion we invited Siroos Mirzaei, Associate Editor of BMC International Health and Human Rights and Thomas Wenzel to write about the role physicians play in upholding human rights and dangers this can put them in.

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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