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BMC International Health and Human Rights

Prison, violence, and conflict

Section edited by Kaveh Khoshnood

This section considers studies regarding the health and human rights of prison inmates and victims of violence, war, and civil conflict.

  1. Content type: Research article

    During the era of apartheid in South Africa, a number of mental health professionals were vocal about the need for socio-economic and political reform. They described the deleterious psychological and social i...

    Authors: Jason Bantjes, Leslie Swartz and Pieter Niewoudt

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:29

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Though many women are suffering the consequences of sexual violence, only few victims speak out as it is sensitive and prone to stigma. This lack of data made it difficult to get full picture of the problem an...

    Authors: Yohannes Mehretie Adinew and Mihiret Abreham Hagos

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:19

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Sex trafficking and sexual exploitation has been widely reported, especially in conflict-affected settings, which appear to increase women’s and children’s vulnerabilities to these extreme abuses.

    Authors: Alys McAlpine, Mazeda Hossain and Cathy Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:34

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are a unique group that are often overlooked in many developing countries due to systemic weaknesses, lack of political commitment and inadequate support from government and no...

    Authors: Joslin Dogbe, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Anthony Edusei, Gyikua Plange-Rhule, Nicholas Addofoh, Sandra Baffour-Awuah, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Charles Hammond and Michael Owusu

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:20

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Karen refugees have suffered traumatic experiences that affect their physical and mental health in resettlement. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends assessing traumatic hist...

    Authors: Tonya L Cook, Patricia J Shannon, Gregory A Vinson, James P Letts and Ehtaw Dwee

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:8

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Armed conflict potentially poses serious challenges to access and quality of maternal and reproductive health (MRH) services, resulting in increased maternal morbidity and mortality. The effects of armed confl...

    Authors: Primus Che Chi, Patience Bulage, Henrik Urdal and Johanne Sundby

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:7

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  7. Content type: Research article

    With quantitative sensory testing (QST) we recently found no differences in sensory function of the foot soles between groups of torture victims with or without exposure to falanga (beatings under the feet). C...

    Authors: Karen Prip, Ann L Persson and Bengt H Sjölund

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:40

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