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  1. Content type: Research article

    The structured admission form is an apparently simple measure to improve data quality. Poor motivation, lack of supervision, lack of resources and other factors are conceivably major barriers to their successf...

    Authors: Sekela Mwakyusa, Annah Wamae, Aggrey Wasunna, Fred Were, Fabian Esamai, Bernhards Ogutu, Assumpta Muriithi, Norbert Peshu and Mike English

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:9

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    The World Health Organization estimates that seeking prompt and appropriate care could reduce child deaths due to acute respiratory infections by 20%. The purpose of our study was to assess care seeking behavi...

    Authors: Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy, Ravi P Shankar, Binu V Sreekumaran, Sonu H Subba, Hari S Joshi and Uma Ramachandran

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:7

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    Uganda began to implement the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programme in 2000, and by the end of 2003 it had expanded to cover 38 of the 56 districts including Mbale District. Howev...

    Authors: Charles AS Karamagi, James K Tumwine, Thorkild Tylleskar and Kristian Heggenhougen

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:6

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The majority of sex work in India is clandestine due to unfavorable legal environment and discrimination against female sex workers (FSWs). We report data on who these women are and when they get involved with...

    Authors: Rakhi Dandona, Lalit Dandona, G Anil Kumar, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Sam McPherson, Fiona Samuels and Stefano M Bertozzi

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:5

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  5. Content type: Debate

    This paper broadly discusses the role of the State of Bangladesh in the context of the health system and human rights. The interrelation between human rights, health and development are well documented. The re...

    Authors: Redwanur M Rahman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:4

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Adolescence is an important stage of life for establishing healthy behaviors, attitudes, and lifestyles that contribute to current and future health. Health risk behavior is one indicator of health of young pe...

    Authors: Andrew E Springer, BJ Selwyn and Steven H Kelder

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:3

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Home Based Management of fever (HBM) was introduced as a national policy in Uganda to increase access to prompt presumptive treatment of malaria. Pre-packed Chloroquine/Fansidar combination is distributed free...

    Authors: Karin Källander, Göran Tomson, Jesca Nsungwa-Sabiiti, Yahaya Senyonjo, George Pariyo and Stefan Peterson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:2

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Public health research is shifting focus to the role of socioeconomic indicators in the promotion of health. As such an understanding of the roles that socio-economic factors play in improving health and healt...

    Authors: Adenike AE Olaogun, Abayomi A Adebayo, Olufemi E Ayandiran and Olayinka A Olasode

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:1

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Many Tibetan refugees flee Tibet in order to escape physical and mental hardships, and to access the freedoms to practice their culture and religion. We aimed to determine the prevalence of mental illnesses wi...

    Authors: Edward J Mills, Sonal Singh, Timothy H Holtz, Robert M Chase, Sonam Dolma, Joanna Santa-Barbara and James J Orbinski

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2005 5:7

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Two planned trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis tenofovir in Cambodia and Cameroon to prevent HIV infection in high-risk populations were closed due to activist pressure on host country governments. The interna...

    Authors: Edward Mills, Beth Rachlis, Ping Wu, Elaine Wong, Kumanan Wilson and Sonal Singh

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2005 5:6

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Pharmaceuticals have made an important contribution to global reductions in morbidity and mortality. To help save lives and improve health, it is important to be sure about equity to access to drugs, drug effi...

    Authors: Shekoufeh Nikfar, Abbas Kebriaeezadeh, Reza Majdzadeh and Mohammad Abdollahi

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2005 5:5

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Only governments sensitive to the demands of their citizens appropriately respond to needs of their nation. Based on Professor Amartya Sen's analysis of the link between famine and democracy, the following nul...

    Authors: Anatole S Menon-Johansson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2005 5:4

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In both the US and Japan, the patient isolation policy for leprosy /Hansen's disease (HD) was preserved along with the isolation facilities, long after it had been proven to be scientifically unnecessary. This...

    Authors: Hajime Sato and Janet E Frantz

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2005 5:3

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Rural Indian tribes are anthropologically distinct with unique cultures, traditions and practices. Over the years, displacement and rapid acculturation of this population has led to dramatic changes in their s...

    Authors: Eknath Naik, Arun Karpur, Richard Taylor, Balasubramaniam Ramaswami, Seetharam Ramachandra, Bindu Balasubramaniam, Sagar Galwankar, John Sinnott, Sarah Nabukera and Hamisu M Salihu

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2005 5:1

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Public sector health care providers in rural Guatemala have infrequently offered family planning information and services in routine visits. This operations research project tested a strategy to modify certain...

    Authors: Francisco Mendez, Felipe Lopez, Carlos Brambila and Marianne Burkhart

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2004 4:2

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Maternal, perinatal and neonatal mortality rates remain high in rural areas of developing countries. Most deliveries take place at home and care-seeking behaviour is often delayed. We report on a combined quan...

    Authors: Natasha Mesko, David Osrin, Suresh Tamang, Bhim P Shrestha, Dharma S Manandhar, Madan Manandhar, Hilary Standing and Anthony M de L Costello

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2003 3:3

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    The global rise of Type 2 diabetes and its complications has drawn attention to the burden of non-communicable diseases on populations undergoing epidemiological transition. The life course approach of a birth...

    Authors: Susan M Sayers, Dorothy Mackerras, Gurmeet Singh, Ingrid Bucens, Kathryn Flynn and Alison Reid

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2003 3:1

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  18. Content type: Debate

    Certain features of peace-building distinguish it from peacekeeping, and make it an appropriate strategy in dealing with vertical conflict and low intensity conflict. However, some theorists suggest that attem...

    Authors: William Boyce, Michael Koros and Jennifer Hodgson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2002 2:6

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Referral is a critical part of appropriate primary care and of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy. We set out to study referrals from the aspect both of primary level facilities and...

    Authors: Fidel Font, Llorens Quinto, Honoraty Masanja, Rose Nathan, Carlos Ascaso, Clara Menendez, Marcel Tanner, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg and Pedro Alonso

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2002 2:4

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In a population-based epidemiological study in Ngaoundere, Cameroon, we studied cross-sectional child morbidity and the cost of necessary investigation and treatment.

    Authors: Knut Holtedahl and Harald Hurum

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2002 2:2

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  21. Content type: Debate

    Zambia's governmental health system suffers from shortage of surgical supplies and poor management skills for the sparse resources at hand. The situation has been worsened by the dual epidemics of HIV disease ...

    Authors: Wolfram H Kluge and Heike I Bauer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2002 2:1

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  22. Content type: Case report

    WHO and UNICEF have recently developed the "Integrated Management of Childhood Illness" (IMCI) as an efficient strategy to assist developing countries reduce childhood mortality. Early experience with IMCI imp...

    Authors: Youssef M Tawfik, Stephane Legros and Colette Geslin

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2001 1:1

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