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  1. Commentary

    Is the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Impacting Mental Health Laws and Policies in High-Income Countries? A Case Study of Implementation in Canada

    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...

    Steven J. Hoffman, Lathika Sritharan and Ali Tejpar

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:28

    Published on: 11 November 2016

  2. Research article

    The impact of a microsavings intervention on reducing violence against women engaged in sex work: a randomized controlled study

    Women who engage in sex work are at risk for experiencing violence from numerous perpetrators, including paying partners. Empirical evidence has shown mixed results regarding the impact of participation in mic...

    Laura Cordisco Tsai, Catherine E. Carlson, Toivgoo Aira, Andrea Norcini Pala, Marion Riedel and Susan S. Witte

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:27

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  3. Research article

    Early child health in an informal settlement in the Peruvian Amazon

    Informal settlements are common throughout the developing world. In Peru, land occupations, commonly “invasions” in Spanish, are a means by which the extremely poor attempt to obtain access to land. Here, we e...

    Gwenyth O. Lee, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Gabriela Salmón-Mulanovich, Pablo Peñataro Yori and Margaret Kosek

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:26

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  4. Research article

    Knowledge and utilization of sexual and reproductive healthcare services among Thai immigrant women in Sweden

    Migration from Thailand to Sweden has increased threefold over the last 10 years. Today Thailand is one of the most common countries of origin among immigrants in Sweden. Since the year 2000, new HIV cases are...

    Eva Åkerman, Per-Olof Östergren, Birgitta Essén, Cecilia Fernbrant and Ragnar Westerling

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:25

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  5. Research article

    Diabetes self-management among Arab Americans: patient and provider perspectives

    Arab Americans have a high burden of diabetes and poor outcomes compared to the general U.S. population. Diabetes self-management (DSM) requires a partnership between patients and providers that fosters mutual...

    Heather Fritz, Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, Elizabeth A. Bertran, Fredrick D. Pociask, Sandra Tarakji, Judith Arnetz, Catherine L. Lysack and Linda A. Jaber

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:22

    Published on: 31 August 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:24

  6. Research article

    Does the operations of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana align with the goals of Primary Health Care? Perspectives of key stakeholders in northern Ghana

    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...

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

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:21

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  7. Research article

    Assessment of prison life of persons with disability in Ghana

    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...

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

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:20

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  8. Research article

    Maternity care and Human Rights: what do women think?

    A human rights approach to maternal health is considered as a useful framework in international efforts to reduce maternal mortality. Although fundamental human rights principles are incorporated into legal an...

    Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Fleur Lambermon, Cees Hamelink and Tarek Meguid

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:17

    Published on: 2 July 2016

  9. Research article

    “It’s for us –newcomers, LGBTQ persons, and HIV-positive persons. You feel free to be”: a qualitative study exploring social support group participation among African and Caribbean lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newcomers and refugees in Toronto, Canada

    Stigma and discrimination harm the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and contribute to migration from contexts of sexual persecution and criminalization. Yet LGBT newcomers and ...

    Carmen H. Logie, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Nakia Lee-Foon, Shannon Ryan and Hope Ramsay

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:18

    Published on: 2 July 2016

  10. Research article

    Persistent misconceptions about HIV transmission among males and females in Malawi

    The prevalence of HIV in Malawi is one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, and misconceptions about its mode of transmission are considered a major contributor to the continued spread of the virus.

    Yujiro Sano, Roger Antabe, Kilian Nasung Atuoye, Lucia Kafui Hussey, Jason Bayne, Sylvester Zackaria Galaa, Paul Mkandawire and Isaac Luginaah

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:16

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  11. Research article

    Documenting a long-term development model in the slums of Delhi

    Achieving development outcomes requires the inclusion of marginalised populations that have the least opportunity to participate in and benefit from development. Slum dwellers often see little of the ‘urban ad...

    Martha Morrow, Greg Armstrong, Prarthna Dayal and Michelle Kermode

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:14

    Published on: 28 April 2016

  12. Research article

    Childhood immunizations in China: disparities in health care access in children born to North Korean refugees

    Childhood immunization rates are at an all-time high globally, and national data for China suggests close to universal coverage. Refugees from North Korea and their children may have more limited health care a...

    Hyun Jung Chung, Seung Hyun Han, Hyerang Kim and Julia L. Finkelstein

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:13

    Published on: 13 April 2016

  13. Research article

    A household perspective on access to health care in the context of HIV and disability: a qualitative case study from Malawi

    Equitable access to health care is a challenge in many low-income countries. The most vulnerable segments of any population face increased challenges, as their vulnerability amplifies problems of the general p...

    Stine Hellum Braathen, Lifah Sanudi, Leslie Swartz, Thomas Jürgens, Hastings T Banda and Arne Henning Eide

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:12

    Published on: 1 April 2016

  14. Debate

    Using international human rights law to improve child health in low-income countries: a framework for healthcare professionals

    The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights states that the right to health is closely related to, and dependent upon, the realization of other human rights, including the right to food, water, educa...

    Bernadette Ann-Marie O’Hare, Delan Devakumar and Stephen Allen

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:11

    Published on: 30 March 2016

  15. Research article

    Human rights dimensions of food, health and care in children’s homes in Kampala, Uganda – a qualitative study

    More than 14 % of Ugandan children are orphaned and many live in children’s homes. Ugandan authorities have targeted adolescent girls as a priority group for nutrition interventions as safeguarding nutritional...

    Line Erikstad Vogt, Byaruhanga Rukooko, Per Ole Iversen and Wenche Barth Eide

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:10

    Published on: 18 March 2016

  16. Research article

    “The others look at you as if you are a grave”: a qualitative study of subjective experiences of patients with epilepsy regarding their treatment and care in Cape Town, South Africa

    Existing evidence shows that the majority of people with epilepsy in lower and middle income countries are not receiving appropriate treatment and care. Although this problem has been reported as one of the fa...

    Mpoe Johannah Keikelame and Leslie Swartz

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:9

    Published on: 17 March 2016

  17. Research article

    Parenthood in transition – Somali-born parents’ experiences of and needs for parenting support programmes

    Pre- and post-migration trauma due to forced migration may impact negatively on parents’ ability to care for their children. Little qualitative work has examined Somali-born refugees’ experiences. The aim of t...

    Fatumo Osman, Marie Klingberg-Allvin, Renée Flacking and Ulla-Karin Schön

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:7

    Published on: 16 February 2016

  18. Research article

    Intimate partner violence as seen in post-conflict eastern Uganda: prevalence, risk factors and mental health consequences

    Conflict and post-conflict communities in sub-Saharan Africa have a high under recognised problem of intimate partner violence (IPV). Part of the reason for this has been the limited data on IPV from conflict ...

    Eugene Kinyanda, Helen A Weiss, Margaret Mungherera, Patrick Onyango-Mangen, Emmanuel Ngabirano, Rehema Kajungu, Johnson Kagugube, Wilson Muhwezi, Julius Muron and Vikram Patel

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:5

    Published on: 29 January 2016

  19. Research article

    The three waves in implementation of facility-based kangaroo mother care: a multi-country case study from Asia

    Kangaroo mother care has been highlighted as an effective intervention package to address high neonatal mortality pertaining to preterm births and low birth weight. However, KMC uptake and service coverage hav...

    Anne-Marie Bergh, Joseph de Graft-Johnson, Neena Khadka, Alyssa Om’Iniabohs, Rekha Udani, Hadi Pratomo and Socorro De Leon-Mendoza

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:4

    Published on: 27 January 2016

  20. Research article

    Legal knowledge, needs, and assistance seeking among HIV positive and negative women in Umlazi, South Africa

    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...

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

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:3

    Published on: 22 January 2016

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