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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:26

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:25

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:22

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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:18

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:17

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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.

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

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

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although health is a right of all individuals without any distinction, the realisation of this right has remained very difficult for the marginalised populations of poor countries. Inequitable distribution of ...

    Authors: John Barugahare and Reidar K. Lie

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:15

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Martha Morrow, Greg Armstrong, Prarthna Dayal and Michelle Kermode

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:14

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:13

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:12

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  21. Content type: Debate

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:11

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:10

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Mpoe Johannah Keikelame and Leslie Swartz

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:9

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:7

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Relatively little research on the issue of child marriage has been conducted in European countries where the overall prevalence of child marriage is relatively low, but relatively high among marginalized ethni...

    Authors: David R. Hotchkiss, Deepali Godha, Anastasia J. Gage and Claudia Cappa

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:6

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:5

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:4

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  28. 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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  29. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between users and health services is considered essential to strengthen the quality of care. However, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender population suffer from prejudice and discrimin...

    Authors: Grayce Alencar Albuquerque, Cintia de Lima Garcia, Glauberto da Silva Quirino, Maria Juscinaide Henrique Alves, Jameson Moreira Belém, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Laércio da Silva Paiva, Vânia Barbosa do Nascimento, Érika da Silva Maciel, Vitor Engrácia Valenti, Luiz Carlos de Abreu and Fernando Adami

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:2

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  30. Content type: Debate

    Early childhood development (ECD) is a critical period that continues to impact human health and productivity throughout the lifetime. Failing to provide policies and programs that support optimal developmenta...

    Authors: Agnes Binagwaho, Kirstin W. Scott and Sardis H. Harward

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:1

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  31. Content type: Debate

    Non-commercial clinical research plays an increasingly essential role for global health. Multiple partners join in international consortia that operate under the limited timeframe of a specific funding period....

    Authors: Raffaella Ravinetto, Katelijne De Nys, Marleen Boelaert, Ermias Diro, Graeme Meintjes, Yeka Adoke, Harry Tagbor and Minne Casteels

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:34

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  32. Content type: Research article

    To attain a successful treatment outcome, Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) treatment for people living with HIV requires more than 95 % adherence level. The adherence level varies depending on different population...

    Authors: Shiferaw Letta, Asrat Demissie, Lemessa Oljira and Yadeta Dessie

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:33

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:8

  33. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 100–140 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C is an ancient cultural practice prevalent in 26 countries i...

    Authors: Yvonne Zurynski, Premala Sureshkumar, Amy Phu and Elizabeth Elliott

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:32

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  34. Content type: Research article

    HIV/AIDS continues to be a serious challenge to public health and human rights in the new millennium. The objective of this survey was to identify the correlation between socio-demographic characteristics and ...

    Authors: Zorica Terzic-Supic, Milena Santric-Milicevic, Momcilo Mirkovic, Svetlana Karic and Ivan Soldatovic

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:31

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  35. Content type: Debate

    As the human cost of the global economic crisis becomes apparent the ongoing discussions surrounding the post-2015 global development framework continue at a frenzied pace. Given the scale and scope of increas...

    Authors: Jennifer Prah Ruger, Rachel Hammonds, Gorik Ooms, Donna Barry, Audrey Chapman and Wim Van Damme

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:30

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There are several million war-refugees worldwide, majority of whom stay in the recipient countries for years. However, little is known about their long-term mental health. This review aimed to assess prevalenc...

    Authors: Marija Bogic, Anthony Njoku and Stefan Priebe

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:29

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  37. Content type: Debate

    Worldwide, thousands of children are acting in different roles in armed groups. Whereas human rights activism and humanitarian imperatives tend to emphasize the image of child soldiers as incapable victims of ...

    Authors: Ilse Derluyn, Wouter Vandenhole, Stephan Parmentier and Cindy Mels

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:28

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies suggest that countries with a higher child mortality rate are more susceptible to armed conflict onset as well as recurrence. Studies do not explain conditions under which child mortality decl...

    Authors: Madhav Joshi

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:27

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Human rights approaches now dominate the HIV prevention landscape across sub-Saharan Africa, yet little is known about how they are viewed by the populations they are designed to serve. Health interventions ar...

    Authors: Choolwe Muzyamba, Elena Broaddus and Catherine Campbell

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:26

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Rehabilitation care is fundamental to health and human dignity and a human right enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The provision of rehabilitation is import...

    Authors: Dimitrios Skempes and Jerome Bickenbach

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:25

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  41. Content type: Correspondence

    As globalisation has opened remote parts of the world to foreign investment, global leaders at the United Nations and beyond have called on multinational companies to foresee and mitigate negative impacts on t...

    Authors: Kendyl Salcito, Jürg Utzinger, Gary R. Krieger, Mark Wielga, Burton H. Singer, Mirko S. Winkler and Mitchell G. Weiss

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:24

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Child marriage (<18 years) is prevalent in Pakistan which is associated with negative health outcomes including intimate partner violence (IPV). Our aim is to describe the types and circumstances of IPV agains...

    Authors: Muazzam Nasrullah, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Safdar Abbas and Rabia Safdar

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:23

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The Millennium Development Goals expire at the end of 2015 and global negotiations are underway to finalise the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Much activism has occurred encouraging a post-2015 healt...

    Authors: Claire E. Brolan, Peter S. Hill and Gorik Ooms

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:22

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Childhood sexual abuse is a major social problem in Africa including Ethiopia. Moreover, little has been explored about the pattern of childhood sexual abuse in the context of high school students in Ethiopia ...

    Authors: Aleme Mekuria, Aderajew Nigussie and Muluemebet Abera

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:21

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Immigration, both voluntary and forced, is driven by social, political and economic factors. Accordingly, some discussions and debates have emerged in recent years about the impact of migration on the health s...

    Authors: Sara Shishehgar, Leila Gholizadeh, Michelle DiGiacomo and Patricia M. Davidson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:20

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Timely mouth-to-mouth ventilation is critical to resuscitate drowning victims. While drowning is frequent, there are no lay persons trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in rural Bangladesh. As part ...

    Authors: Tom Stefan Mecrow, Aminur Rahman, Saidur Rahman Mashreky, Fazlur Rahman, Nahida Nusrat, Justin Scarr and Michael Linnan

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:19

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  47. Content type: Research article

    A significant proportion of neonatal mortality can be prevented by the provision of the minimum neonatal care package. However, about 3 million neonates die each year globally because of lack of appropriate ca...

    Authors: Gurmesa Tura, Mesganaw Fantahun and Alemayehu worku

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:18

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