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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.

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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. 

Read articles and chapters, specially selected by our Editors, from across SpringerNature, including BMC International Health and Human Rights

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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.

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: 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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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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