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  1. 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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  2. Content type: Research article

    Migrant women are over-represented in the sex industry, and migrant sex workers experience disproportionate health inequities, including those related to health access, HIV and sexually transmitted infections ...

    Authors: Shira M. Goldenberg, Teresita Rocha Jiménez, Kimberly C. Brouwer, Sonia Morales Miranda and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:9

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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research article

    Estimation of the size of populations at risk of HIV is a key activity in the surveillance of the HIV epidemic. The existing framework for considering future research needs may provide decision-makers with a b...

    Authors: Ali Safarnejad, Wim Groot and Milena Pavlova

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:7

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In Ghana, adolescents constitute about a quarter of the total population. These adolescents make reproductive health decisions and choices based on their knowledge and the availability of such choices. These r...

    Authors: Joseph Maaminu Kyilleh, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong and Benson Boinkum Konlaan

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:6

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  6. Content type: Debate

    Emphasis on HIV testing as a gateway to prevention, treatment and care has grown tremendously over the past decade. In turn, this emphasis on testing has created a demand for new policies, programs, and techno...

    Authors: Marilou Gagnon, Martin French and Yamilee Hébert

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:5

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Nepal is a key supplier of labour for countries in the Middle East, India and Malaysia. As many more men than women leave Nepal to work abroad, female migrant workers are a minority and very much under-researc...

    Authors: Padam Simkhada, Edwin van Teijlingen, Manju Gurung and Sharada P. Wasti

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:4

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Slum dwellers display specific traits when it comes to disclosing their illnesses to professionals. The resulting actions lead to poor health-seeking behaviour and underutilisation of existing formal health fa...

    Authors: Moumita Das, Federica Angeli, Anja J. S. M. Krumeich and Onno C. P. van Schayck

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:3

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  9. Content type: Debate

    Albinism is an inherited condition with a relatively high prevalence in populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. People with oculocutaneous albinism have little or no pigment in their hair, skin and eyes; th...

    Authors: Anita Franklin, Patricia Lund, Caroline Bradbury-Jones and Julie Taylor

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:2

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to interparental violence (EIPV) has been identified as a risk factor for intimate partner violence (IPV). However, studies in Nigeria have rarely and specifically examined exposure to interparental v...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:1

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) is an HIV prevention strategy that promotes the principles of confidentiality and informed consent. International research has highlighted VCT counselors’ isolation from ...

    Authors: Claudia Mora, Simone Monteiro and Carlos Otávio Fiúza Moreira

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:31

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Globally, one of the key groups considered to be at high risk of acquiring HIV are transgender women, often a marginalised group. In the Malaysian context there has been a scarcity of published research relati...

    Authors: Sima Barmania and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:30

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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Research article

    Sexual violence is widespread, yet relatively few survivors receive healthcare or complete treatment. In low and middle-income countries, community health workers (CHWs) have the potential to provide support s...

    Authors: Anne Gatuguta, Barbra Katusiime, Janet Seeley, Manuela Colombini, Isaac Mwanzo and Karen Devries

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:28

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Pneumonia is among the leading causes of avoidable deaths for young children globally. The main burden of mortality falls on children from poor and rural families who are less likely to obtain the treatment th...

    Authors: Florida Muro, Judith Meta, Jenny Renju, Adiel Mushi, Hilda Mbakilwa, Raimos Olomi, Hugh Reyburn and Helena Hildenwall

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:27

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Traditional media and the internet are crucial sources of health information. Media can significantly shape public opinion, knowledge and understanding of emerging and endemic health threats. As digital commun...

    Authors: Jessica S. Schwind, Stephanie A. Norman, Dibesh Karmacharya, David J. Wolking, Sameer M. Dixit, Rajesh M. Rajbhandari, Sumiko R. Mekaru and John S. Brownstein

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:26

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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research article

    Evidence shows ethnic-inequality is a very effective variable in the Community and individual health associated outcomes. This study focused on gaining a deeper understanding of people’s perception on inequali...

    Authors: Arezoo Yari, Saharnaz Nedjat, Mohsen Asadi-Lari and Reza Majdzadeh

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:24

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Internal labour migration is an important and necessary livelihood strategy for millions of individuals and households in India. However, the precarious position of migrant workers within Indian society may ha...

    Authors: Warren Dodd, Sally Humphries, Kirit Patel, Shannon Majowicz, Matthew Little and Cate Dewey

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:23

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The United Nations has called for countries to improve access to mobility devices when needed. The World Health Organization has published guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less-resourced se...

    Authors: Emma Williams, Elizabeth Hurwitz, Immaculate Obaga, Brenda Onguti, Adovich Rivera, Tyrone Reden L. Sy, R. Lee Kirby, Jamie Noon, Deepti Tanuku, Anthony Gichangi and Eva Bazant

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:22

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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Research article

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are 8 international development goals voluntarily adopted by 189 nations. The goals included health related aims to reduce the under-five child mortality rate by two-thi...

    Authors: Christopher P. Morley, Dongliang Wang, Emily M. Mader, Kyle P. Plante, Lindsey N. Kingston and Azadeh Rabiei

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:18

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that results in destruction of the tissue wall between the vagina and bladder. Although obstetric fistula is directly caused by pro...

    Authors: Julika Ayla Kaplan, Jonathan Kandodo, Joseph Sclafani, Susan Raine, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Alison Norris, Abigail Norris-Turner, Elly Chemey, John Michael Beckham, Zara Khan and Reginald Chunda

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

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Sexual orientation and gender identity are social determinants of health for people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), and health disparities among sexual and gender minority populat...

    Authors: Alex Müller

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:16

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The Thai government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2008, and the first progress report by the State Party was issued in 2012. This study assesses ...

    Authors: Donruedee Srisuppaphon, Arnon Sriboonroj, Wachara Riewpaiboon and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:15

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Transgender people are disproportionately affected by HIV. Despite their high vulnerability to HIV, lack of adequate epidemiological and surveillance data related to this population in many countries prevents ...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Srean Chhim, Khuondyla Pal, Phalkun Mun and Gitau Mburu

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:14

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  27. Content type: Research article

    There is a global concern regarding how households could be protected from relatively large healthcare payments which are a major limitation to accessing healthcare. Such payments also endanger the welfare of ...

    Authors: James Akazili, John Ele-Ojo Ataguba, Edmund Wedam Kanmiki, John Gyapong, Osman Sankoh, Abraham Oduro and Di McIntyre

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:13

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  28. Content type: Research article

    HIV screening has existed in numerous methods as an important part of HIV prevention efforts over the years. Premarital HIV testing for couples who wish to marry has been implemented in a number of regions, wh...

    Authors: Sima Barmania and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:12

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  29. Content type: Research article

    HIV prevalence among female sex workers (FSWs) in high burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa varies between 24 and 72%, however their access to HIV services remains limited. This study explored FSWs’ perspect...

    Authors: Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Geofrey Musinguzi, Juliet Kiguli, Fred Nuwaha, Geoffrey Mujisha, Joshua Musinguzi, Jim Arinaitwe and Joseph K. B. Matovu

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:11

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  30. Content type: Debate

    Based on an analysis of published literature, this paper provides an over-view of the challenges associated with delivering on the right to access quality health care for international migrants to industrializ...

    Authors: Bilkis Vissandjée, Wendy E. Short and Karine Bates

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:10

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The Cameroon government has made HIV testing and counselling (HTC) a priority in its HIV/AIDS strategic plan. However, there is a dearth of literature on the perspectives of providers on the quality of HTC ser...

    Authors: Patrice Ngangue, Marie-Pierre Gagnon and Emmanuelle Bedard

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:9

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Globally there are about 3.3million children under the age of 15 years living with HIV. Of this number, 88% live in sub-Saharan Africa. In Ghana, an estimated 33,000 children were said to be living with the HI...

    Authors: Eric Gyamfi, Paul Okyere, Acheampong Enoch and Emmanuel Appiah-Brempong

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:8

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Wars and violent domestic conflicts have forced millions of people to move outside their homes. Meeting the basic health needs of those people requires an understanding of research activity and research output...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:7

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a significant aspect of adolescents’ growth, safeguarded by SRH rights (SRHR). Despite various global efforts to promote adolescents SRHR (ASRHR), the majority of adoles...

    Authors: Sarosh Iqbal, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar and Florian Fischer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:5

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Underreporting of childhood sexual abuse is a major barrier to obtaining reliable prevalence estimates. We tested the sensitivity and specificity of the face-to-face-interview (FTFI) method by comparing the nu...

    Authors: Anna Louise Barr, Louise Knight, Ivan Franҫa-Junior, Elizabeth Allen, Dipak Naker and Karen M. Devries

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:4

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The cause-specific under-five mortality of Bangladesh has been studied by fitting cumulative incidence function (CIF) based Fine and Gray competing risk regression model (1999). For the purpose of analysis, Ba...

    Authors: Khandoker Akib Mohammad, Most. Fatima-Tuz-Zahura and Wasimul Bari

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:3

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Early infant male circumcision (EIMC) has been identified as a key HIV prevention intervention. Exploring the decision-making process for adoption of EIMC for HIV prevention among parents and other key stakeho...

    Authors: Webster Mavhu, Karin Hatzold, Getrude Ncube, Shamiso Fernando, Collin Mangenah, Kumbirai Chatora, Roy Dhlamini, Owen Mugurungi, Ismail Ticklay and Frances M. Cowan

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:2

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Young street hawkers in Burkina Faso are increasingly exposed to workplace hazards such as physical and sexual abuse, and also unsafe sexual practices. The objectives of this study were to identify the socio-d...

    Authors: Saide Yacine Y.A. Ouédraogo, Ebrima J. Sisawo and Song-Lih Huang

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:1

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. Content type: Debate

    Until recently, paediatric tuberculosis (TB) has been relatively neglected by the broader TB and the maternal and child health communities. Human rights-based approaches to children affected by TB could be pow...

    Authors: Robindra Basu Roy, Nicola Brandt, Nicolette Moodie, Mitra Motlagh, Kumanan Rasanathan, James A. Seddon, Anne K. Detjen and Beate Kampmann

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:32

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  42. Content type: Research article

    This research aimed to identify and explore the experiences of Black registrars in their training in the Western Cape’s academic hospitals in order to identify structures, practices, attitudes and ideologies t...

    Authors: Nicola Thackwell, Leslie Swartz, Sipho Dlamini, Lebogang Phahladira, Rudzani Muloiwa and Bonginkosi Chiliza

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:31

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Despite a large body of evidence globally demonstrating that the criminalization of sex workers increases HIV/STI risks, we know far less about the impact of criminalization and policing of managers and in-cal...

    Authors: S. Anderson, K. Shannon, J. Li, Y. Lee, J. Chettiar, S. Goldenberg and A. Krüsi

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:30

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  44. Content type: Research article

    HIV prevention interventions recognize the need to protect the rights of key populations and support them to claim their rights as a vulnerability reduction strategy. This study explores knowledge of human rig...

    Authors: Deepika Ganju, Sangram Kishor Patel, Parimi Prabhakar and Rajatashurva Adhikary

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:29

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  45. 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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  46. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:27

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