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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  5. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  23. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Inequality in health services access and utilization are influenced by out-of-pocket health expenditures in many low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Various antecedents such as social factors, poor health...

    Authors: Ethel Mary Brinda, Rodriguez Antonio Andrés and Ulrika Enemark

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:5

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:18

  30. The global response to HIV suggests the potential of an emergent global right to health norm, embracing shared global responsibility for health, to assist policy communities in framing the obligations of the d...

    Authors: Rachel Hammonds and Gorik Ooms

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:4

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The present Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015 and their next iteration is now being discussed within the international community. With regards to health, the World Health Organization prop...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms, Laila A Latif, Attiya Waris, Claire E Brolan, Rachel Hammonds, Eric A Friedman, Moses Mulumba and Lisa Forman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:3

    Content type: Correspondence

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  32. Public stigma against family members of people with mental illness is a negative attitude by the public which blame family members for the mental illness of their relatives. Family stigma can result in self so...

    Authors: Eshetu Girma, Anne Maria Möller-Leimkühler, Norbert Müller, Sandra Dehning, Guenter Froeschl and Markos Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:2

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The editors of BMC International Health and Human Rights would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed their time to the journal in Volume 13 (2013).

    Authors: Irene Pala

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:1

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  34. Skilled birth attendants (SBAs) provide important interventions that improve maternal and neonatal health and reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. However, utilization and coverage of services by SBAs remai...

    Authors: Bishnu Choulagai, Sharad Onta, Narayan Subedi, Suresh Mehata, Gajananda P Bhandari, Amod Poudyal, Binjwala Shrestha, Matthews Mathai, Max Petzold and Alexandra Krettek

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:49

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Global health institutions increasingly recognize that the right to health should guide the formulation of replacement goals for the Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015. However, the right to he...

    Authors: Lisa Forman, Gorik Ooms, Audrey Chapman, Eric Friedman, Attiya Waris, Everaldo Lamprea and Moses Mulumba

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:48

    Content type: Debate

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  36. The effects of malnutrition on health status and survival of children has been the subject of extensive research for several decades. Malnutrition affects physical growth, cognitive development of children, mo...

    Authors: Allan R Were, Felix N Kioli, Kennedy Onkware, Elizabeth O Onyango, Sussy Gumo and Collins Ouma

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:47

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Gender-based violence against women, including intimate partner violence (IPV), is a pervasive health and human rights concern. However, relatively little intervention research has been conducted on how to red...

    Authors: Jhumka Gupta, Kathryn L Falb, Heidi Lehmann, Denise Kpebo, Ziming Xuan, Mazeda Hossain, Cathy Zimmerman, Charlotte Watts and Jeannie Annan

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:46

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In a context of inadequate human resources for health, this study investigated whether traditional healers have the knowledge and skill base which could be utilised to assist in the scaling up of HIV preventio...

    Authors: Gavin George, Ethel Chitindingu and Jeff Gow

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:45

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Recent trials in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan have shown that chlorhexidine is an effective antiseptic for umbilical cord care compared to existing community-based cord care practices. Because of the aggreg...

    Authors: Patricia S Coffey, Mutsumi Metzler, Ziaul Islam and Tracey P Koehlmoos

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:44

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In Morocco, the social and legal framework surrounding sexual and reproductive health has transformed greatly in the past decade, especially with the introduction of the new Family Law or Moudawana. Yet, despi...

    Authors: Alexia Sabbe, Halima Oulami, Wahiba Zekraoui, Halima Hikmat, Marleen Temmerman and Els Leye

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:43

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Tribal people in India, as in other parts of the world, reside mostly in forests and/or hilly terrains. Water scarcity and health problems related to it are their prime concern. Watershed management can contri...

    Authors: Sandeep S Nerkar, Ashok J Tamhankar, Eva Johansson and Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:42

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Under the National Rural Health Mission, the current emphasis is on achieving universal institutional births through incentive schemes as part of reforms related to childbirth in India. There has been rapid pr...

    Authors: Bharati Sharma, Gayatri Giri, Kyllike Christensson, Ramani KV and Eva Johansson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:41

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Adolescents and parents’ differ in their perceptions regarding engaging in sexual activity and protecting themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The views of adolescents and pare...

    Authors: Emmanuel Asampong, Joseph Osafo, Jeffrey Bart Bingenheimer and Clement Ahiadeke

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:40

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has focused its attention on appraising health development assistance projects and redirecting efforts towards health system strengthening. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Motoyuki Yuasa, Yoshie Yamaguchi and Mihoko Imada

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:39

    Content type: Research article

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