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Healthcare policy and law

Section edited by Benjamin Mason Meier

This section considers studies regarding the impact of international and national policies on healthcare for individuals and communities.

  1. Content type: Database

    The Global Abortion Policies Database (GAPD), launched in June 2017, provides a verifiable, comprehensive, nuanced approach to information and data sources on abortion law and policy. Abortion laws, policies, ...

    Authors: Brooke Ronald Johnson Jr, Antonella Francheska Lavelanet and Stephanie Schlitt

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:35

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Although violence against women (VAW) is a global public health issue, its importance as a health issue is often unrecognized in legal and health policy documents. This paper uses Sri Lanka as a case study to ...

    Authors: Manuela Colombini, Susannah H Mayhew, Ragnhild Lund, Navpreet Singh, Katarina Swahnberg, Jennifer Infanti, Berit Schei and Kumudu Wijewardene

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:22

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  3. Content type: Correspondence

    The current political crisis, conflicts and riots in many Middle Eastern and African countries have led to massive migration waves towards Europe. European countries, receiving these migratory waves as first p...

    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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:11

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  4. Content type: Debate

    WHO has a pivotal role to play as the leading international agency promoting good practices in health and human rights. In 2005, mifepristone and misoprostol were added to WHO’s Model List of Essential Medicin...

    Authors: Katrina Perehudoff, Lucía Berro Pizzarossa and Jelle Stekelenburg

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:8

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  5. Content type: Debate

    By 2030, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) will be the leading cause of death in every region in the world. While law and policy have an important role to play in curbing this pandemic, our current understanding...

    Authors: Brigit Toebes, Marlies Hesselman, Jitse P. van Dijk and Joost Herman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:25

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  6. Content type: Debate

    The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in September 2015, include a comprehensive health goal, “to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages.” The health goal (SDG 3) has nine sub...

    Authors: Audrey R. Chapman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:33

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    Persons with psychosocial disabilities face disparate access to healthcare and social services worldwide, along with systemic discrimination, structural inequalities, and widespread human rights abuses. Accord...

    Authors: Steven J. Hoffman, Lathika Sritharan and Ali Tejpar

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:28

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In 2005, the World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO) urged member states to aim at achieving affordable universal coverage and access to key promotive, preventive, curative, rehabili...

    Authors: John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Paulina Tindana, Philip Ayizem Dalinjong, Harry Nartey and James Akazili

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:21

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The rights of women and people living with HIV (PLHIV) are protected under South African law, yet there is a gap in the application of these laws. While there are numerous systemic and social barriers to women...

    Authors: Lauren M. Hill, Suzanne Maman, David Holness and Dhayendre Moodley

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:3

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  10. Content type: Debate

    The heads of the Global Fund and the GAVI Alliance have recently promoted the idea of an international tiered pricing framework for medicines, despite objections from civil society groups who fear that this wo...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms, Lisa Forman, Owain D Williams and Peter S Hill

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:37

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  11. Content type: Debate

    Donor engagement in transitional settings, complex emergencies and fragile states is increasing. Neither short-term humanitarian aid nor traditional development financing are well adapted for such environments...

    Authors: Peter Salama, Wei Ha, Joel Negin and Samson Muradzikwa

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:35

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The ‘Cash Transfer to Orphans and Vulnerable Children’ (CT-OVC) in Kenya is a government-supported program intended to provide regular and predictable cash transfers (CT) to poor households taking care of OVC....

    Authors: David Ayuku, Lonnie Embleton, Julius Koech, Lukoye Atwoli, Liangyuan Hu, Samuel Ayaya, Joseph Hogan, Winstone Nyandiko, Rachel Vreeman, Allan Kamanda and Paula Braitstein

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:25

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs provide poor families with cash conditional on investments in health and education. Brazil’s Bolsa Família program began in 2003 and is currently the largest CCT progra...

    Authors: Amie Shei, Federico Costa, Mitermayer G Reis and Albert I Ko

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:10

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Inequality in health services access and utilization are influenced by out-of-pocket health expenditures in many low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Various antecedents such as social factors, poor health...

    Authors: Ethel Mary Brinda, Rodriguez Antonio Andrés and Ulrika Enemark

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:5

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:18

  15. Content type: Research article

    The global response to HIV suggests the potential of an emergent global right to health norm, embracing shared global responsibility for health, to assist policy communities in framing the obligations of the d...

    Authors: Rachel Hammonds and Gorik Ooms

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:4

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  16. Content type: Correspondence

    The present Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015 and their next iteration is now being discussed within the international community. With regards to health, the World Health Organization prop...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms, Laila A Latif, Attiya Waris, Claire E Brolan, Rachel Hammonds, Eric A Friedman, Moses Mulumba and Lisa Forman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:3

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  17. Content type: Debate

    Global health institutions increasingly recognize that the right to health should guide the formulation of replacement goals for the Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015. However, the right to he...

    Authors: Lisa Forman, Gorik Ooms, Audrey Chapman, Eric Friedman, Attiya Waris, Everaldo Lamprea and Moses Mulumba

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:48

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Tribal people in India, as in other parts of the world, reside mostly in forests and/or hilly terrains. Water scarcity and health problems related to it are their prime concern. Watershed management can contri...

    Authors: Sandeep S Nerkar, Ashok J Tamhankar, Eva Johansson and Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:42

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), established into law in 2003 and implemented in 2005 as a ‘pro-poor’ method of health financing, has made great progress in enrolling members of the general pop...

    Authors: Jenna Dixon, Eric Y Tenkorang and Isaac Luginaah

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:35

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Governance has been cited as a key determinant of economic growth, social advancement and overall development. Achievement of millennium development goals is partly dependant on governance practices. In 2007, ...

    Authors: Wilbroad Mutale, Margaret Tembo Mwanamwenge, Dina Balabanova, Neil Spicer and Helen Ayles

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:34

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Studies that have looked at the effect of polio eradication efforts in India on routine immunization programs have provided mixed findings. One polio eradication project, funded by US Agency for International ...

    Authors: William M Weiss, Manojkumar Choudhary and Roma Solomon

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:25

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The increasingly recognized need for reorganizing the primary health care services in Iraq calls for a comprehensive assessment of the system to better understand its problems and needs for development. As par...

    Authors: Nazar P Shabila, Namir G Al-Tawil, Tariq S Al-Hadithi and Egbert Sondorp

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:18

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This paper outlines stakeholder views on environmental barriers that prevent people who live with psychosocial disability from participating in mental health policy development in South Africa.

    Authors: Sharon Kleintjes, Crick Lund and Leslie Swartz

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:17

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  24. Content type: Research article

    One approach to delivering healthcare in developing countries is through voucher programs, where vouchers are distributed to a specific population for free or subsidized health care. Recent evaluations suggest...

    Authors: Carinne D Brody, Julie Freccero, Claire D Brindis and Ben Bellows

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:13

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