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  1. Content type: Debate

    There is an emerging global consensus on the importance of universal health coverage (UHC), but no unanimity on the conceptual definition and scope of UHC, whether UHC is achievable or not, how to move towards...

    Authors: Gilbert Abotisem Abiiro and Manuela De Allegri

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:17

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Diversity in Europe has both increased and become more complex posing challenges to both national and local welfare state regimes. Evidence indicates specific barriers for migrant, faith and minority ethnic gr...

    Authors: Jenny Phillimore, Hannah Bradby, Michi Knecht, Beatriz Padilla, Tilman Brand, Sin Yi Cheung, Simon Pemberton and Hajo Zeeb

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:16

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  3. Content type: Research article

    An assessment of self-efficacy and social capital may have the potential to detect an effect of dynamic, complex and comprehensive collective actions in community-based health promotion. In 2003, a healthy vil...

    Authors: Motoyuki Yuasa, Yoshihisa Shirayama, Keiichi Osato, Cesar Miranda, Julia Condore and Roxana Siles

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

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Identity registration is not only a matter of human rights but it also serves as an important instrument for planning about health, education and overall development. This paper examines the chances of a child...

    Authors: Joshua Amo-Adjei and Samuel Kobina Annim

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:14

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  5. Content type: Debate

    In recent years, border control and migration-related detention have become increasingly widespread practices affecting the lives of undocumented migrants, their families, and communities at large. In spite of...

    Authors: Francesca Esposito, José Ornelas and Caterina Arcidiacono

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:13

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In this article we describe a phenomenological lifeworld study based on the theory of communicative action of 13 women with noncommunicable disease (NCDs) in a rural area in South Africa. The purpose of the st...

    Authors: Daniel Lopes Ibanez-Gonzalez and Stephen M. Tollman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:12

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Health is intertwined with human rights as is clearly reflected in the right to life. Promotion of health practices in the context of human rights can be accomplished if there is a better understanding of the ...

    Authors: Ronald Wesonga, Abraham Owino, Agnes Ssekiboobo, Leonard Atuhaire and Peter Jehopio

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:11

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Muslim women are one sub-population in Ghana among whom the rate of skilled maternal health services accessibility and utilisation is very low. However, there are no studies in Ghana that explore the maternity...

    Authors: John Kuumuori Ganle

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:10

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite the instruments on the right to adequate food adopted by the United Nations, there exists limited information on how this right is perceived. Following a major 2010 landslide disaster in the Bududa dis...

    Authors: Peter M Rukundo, Per O Iversen, Bård A Andreassen, Arne Oshaug, Joyce Kikafunda and Byaruhanga Rukooko

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:9

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Correspondence

    The Pan American Health Organization recently developed a practical guide for evaluating missed opportunities for vaccination among children aged <5 years. A missed opportunity occurs when an individual eligib...

    Authors: Martha Velandia-González, Silas Pierson Trumbo, José Luis Díaz-Ortega, Pamela Bravo-Alcántara, M Carolina Danovaro-Holliday, Vance Dietz and Cuauhtémoc Ruiz-Matus

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:5

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine the awareness among fifth-grade girls and boys of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), cancer, and human papillomavirus (HPV), and to determine the factors associated with intent...

    Authors: Hae Won Kim

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:4

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Gender norms have been challenged by unmarried rural women’s migration for employment to urban Sri Lankan Free Trade Zones (FTZ). Men are described as looking for sexual experiences among the women workers, wh...

    Authors: Malin Jordal, Kumudu Wijewardena, Ann Öhman, Birgitta Essén and Pia Olsson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:3

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The quality of care includes several aspects which may be influenced by social-economic status.

    Authors: Chiara de Waure, Stefania Bruno, Giuseppe Furia, Luca Di Sciullo, Serena Carovillano, Maria Lucia Specchia, Salvatore Geraci and Walter Ricciardi

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:2

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In Solomon Islands many people with Tuberculosis (TB) have challenges in accessing services because of socio-cultural, geographic and health service reasons, resulting in delays in TB treatment and low detecti...

    Authors: Peter D Massey, Rowena Asugeni, John Wakageni, Esau Kekeubata, John Maena’aadi, John Laete’esafi, Jackson Waneagea, Vunivesi Asugeni, David MacLaren and Richard Speare

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:1

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Couples HIV testing and counseling (CHTC) at antenatal care (ANC) settings allows pregnant women to learn the HIV status of themselves and their partners. Couples can make decisions together to prevent HIV tra...

    Authors: Rangsima Lolekha, Nareeluck Kullerk, Mitchell I Wolfe, Kanyarat Klumthanom, Thapanaporn Singhagowin, Sarika Pattanasin, Potjaman Sombat, Thananda Naiwatanakul, Chailai Leartvanangkul and Nipunporn Voramongkol

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:39

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  18. Content type: Research article

    There are an estimated 35 million unregistered children in Indonesia. To understand ways to best leverage existing health system-related resources and ensure greater protective measures for these vulnerable ch...

    Authors: Michelle Jackson, Putu Duff, Santi Kusumanigrum and Lindsay Stark

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:306

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  19. Content type: Debate

    The heads of the Global Fund and the GAVI Alliance have recently promoted the idea of an international tiered pricing framework for medicines, despite objections from civil society groups who fear that this wo...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms, Lisa Forman, Owain D Williams and Peter S Hill

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:37

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  20. Content type: Debate

    Donor engagement in transitional settings, complex emergencies and fragile states is increasing. Neither short-term humanitarian aid nor traditional development financing are well adapted for such environments...

    Authors: Peter Salama, Wei Ha, Joel Negin and Samson Muradzikwa

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:35

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Men’s participation is crucial to the success of family planning programs and women’s empowerment and associated with better outcomes in reproductive health such as contraceptive acceptance and continuation, a...

    Authors: Mihretie Kassa, Amanuel Alemu Abajobir and Molla Gedefaw

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:33

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Male involvement (MI) in Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) services remains low despite the progress registered in the implementation of the PMTCT program...

    Authors: Alinane Linda Nyondo, Angela Faith Chimwaza and Adamson Sinjani Muula

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:30

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This study focused on the 47 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region. The specific objectives were to prepare a synthesis on the situation of health systems components, to analyse t...

    Authors: Luis Gomes Sambo and Joses Muthuri Kirigia

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:28

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Campaigns have been conducted in a number of low HIV prevalence African settings, as a strategy to expand HIV testing, and it is important to assess the extent to which individual rights and quality of care ar...

    Authors: Alice Desclaux, Odette Ky-Zerbo, Jean-François Somé and Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:27

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In sub-Saharan Africa the availability of intensive care unit (ICU) services is limited by a variety of factors, including lack of financial resources, lack of available technology and well-trained staff. Tanz...

    Authors: Hendry R Sawe, Juma A Mfinanga, Salum J Lidenge, Boniventura CT Mpondo, Silas Msangi, Edwin Lugazia, Victor Mwafongo, Michael S Runyon and Teri A Reynolds

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:26

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The ‘Cash Transfer to Orphans and Vulnerable Children’ (CT-OVC) in Kenya is a government-supported program intended to provide regular and predictable cash transfers (CT) to poor households taking care of OVC....

    Authors: David Ayuku, Lonnie Embleton, Julius Koech, Lukoye Atwoli, Liangyuan Hu, Samuel Ayaya, Joseph Hogan, Winstone Nyandiko, Rachel Vreeman, Allan Kamanda and Paula Braitstein

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:25

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  27. Content type: Research article

    In spite of global decline in under-five mortality, the goal of achieving MDG 4 still remains largely unattained in low and middle income countries as the year 2015 closes-in. To accelerate the pace of mortali...

    Authors: Edmund Wedam Kanmiki, Ayaga A Bawah, Isaiah Agorinya, Fabian S Achana, John Koku Awoonor-williams, Abraham R Oduro, James F Phillips and James Akazili

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:24

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Rape of women and children is recognized as a health and human rights issue in Tanzania and internationally. Exploration of the prevailing perceptions in rural areas is needed in order to expand the understand...

    Authors: Muzdalifat Abeid, Projestine Muganyizi, Pia Olsson, Elisabeth Darj and Pia Axemo

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:23

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Nepal is experiencing a significant ‘treatment gap’ in mental health care. People with mental disorders do not always receive appropriate treatment due to a range of structural and individual issues, including...

    Authors: Natassia F Brenman, Nagendra P Luitel, Sumaya Mall and Mark J D Jordans

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:22

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The unnecessary and unsafe use of injections is common in developing countries like Nepal. Policymakers have an important role in promoting rational and safe injection use. Hence, the present study was carried...

    Authors: Sudesh Gyawali, Devendra Singh Rathore, Pathiyil Ravi Shankar, Manisha Maskey and Vikash Kumar KC

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:21

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In the context of a generalized epidemic and criminalization of homosexuality, men who have sex with men (MSM) in Malawi have a disproportionate burden of HIV compared to other adults. Past research has docume...

    Authors: Andrea L Wirtz, Dunker Kamba, Vincent Jumbe, Gift Trapence, Rehana Gubin, Eric Umar, Susanne K Strömdahl, Chris Beyrer and Stefan D Baral

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:20

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  32. Content type: Research article

    An estimated 863 million people–a third of the world’s urban population–live in slums, yet there is little information on the disease burden in these settings, particularly regarding chronic preventable diseases.

    Authors: Kristen Heitzinger, Silvia M Montano, Stephen E Hawes, Jorge O Alarcón and Joseph R Zunt

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:19

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Despite a substantial decrease in child mortality in Ethiopia over the past decade, neonatal mortality remains unchanged (37/1000 live-births). This paper describes a qualitative study on beliefs and practices...

    Authors: Tedbabe Degefie, Yared Amare and Brian Mulligan

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:17

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Male involvement in contraceptive use is increasingly becoming a global reproductive health issue. Vasectomy is one of the two male modern contraceptive methods espoused by the National Family Planning Policy ...

    Authors: Philip Baba Adongo, Placide Tapsoba, James F Phillips, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Allison Stone, Emmanuel Kuffour, Selina F Esantsi and Patricia Akweongo

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:16

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Myanmar/Burma has received increased development and humanitarian assistance since the election in November 2010. Monitoring the impact of foreign assistance and economic development on health and human rights...

    Authors: Parveen K Parmar, Jade Benjamin-Chung, Linda S Smith, Saw Nay Htoo, Sai Laeng, Aye Lwin, Mahn Mahn, Cynthia Maung, Daniel Reh, Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, Thomas Lee and Adam K Richards

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:15

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Timor-Leste is a young developing country in Asia. Most of its infrastructure was destroyed after a long armed conflict for independence. Despite recent expansion of health facilities and investment in healthc...

    Authors: Vishnu Khanal, Andy H Lee, Jonia Lourenca Nunes Brites da Cruz and Rajendra Karkee

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:14

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  37. Content type: Debate

    Female Genital Cutting (FGC) anchored in a complex socio-cultural context becomes significant at the interface of access of health and social services in host countries. The practice of FGC at times, understoo...

    Authors: Bilkis Vissandjée, Shereen Denetto, Paula Migliardi and Jodi Proctor

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:13

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  38. Content type: Correspondence

    Although the challenges of working with culturally and linguistically diverse groups can lead to the exclusion of some communities from research studies, cost effective strategies to encourage access and promo...

    Authors: Susan K Lee, Cheryl R Sulaiman-Hill and Sandra C Thompson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:11

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs provide poor families with cash conditional on investments in health and education. Brazil’s Bolsa Família program began in 2003 and is currently the largest CCT progra...

    Authors: Amie Shei, Federico Costa, Mitermayer G Reis and Albert I Ko

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:10

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Sub-Saharan Africa is home to approximately 55 million orphaned children. The growing orphan crisis has overwhelmed many communities and has weakened the ability of extended families to meet traditional care-t...

    Authors: Lonnie Embleton, David Ayuku, Allan Kamanda, Lukoye Atwoli, Samuel Ayaya, Rachel Vreeman, Winstone Nyandiko, Peter Gisore, Julius Koech and Paula Braitstein

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:9

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The one-child policy introduced in China in 1979 has led to far-reaching changes in socio-demographic characteristics. Under this policy regime, each household has few children. This study aims to describe the...

    Authors: Jing Hua, Zhe Mu, Bright I Nwaru, Guixiong Gu, Wei Meng and Zhuochun Wu

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:8

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  42. Content type: Research article

    In India, approximately 49,000 women living with HIV become pregnant and deliver each year. While the government of India has made progress increasing the availability of prevention of mother-to-child transmis...

    Authors: Purnima Madhivanan, Karl Krupp, Vinay Kulkarni, Sanjeevani Kulkarni, Neha Vaidya, Reshma Shaheen, Sean Philpott and Celia Fisher

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:7

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Development policymakers and child-care service providers are committed to improving the educational opportunities of the 153 million orphans worldwide. Nevertheless, the relationship between orphanhood and ed...

    Authors: Maya Escueta, Kathryn Whetten, Jan Ostermann and Karen O’Donnell

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:6

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