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  1. While venture funding has been applied to biotechnology and health in high-income countries, it is still nascent in these fields in developing countries, and particularly in Africa. Yet the need for implementi...

    Authors: Hassan Masum, Justin Chakma, Ken Simiyu, Wesley Ronoh, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S12

    Content type: Research

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  2. Developing novel drugs from traditional medicinal knowledge can serve as a means to improve public health. Yet countries in sub-Saharan Africa face barriers in translating traditional medicinal knowledge into ...

    Authors: Kumar Perampaladas, Hassan Masum, Andrew Kapoor, Ronak Shah, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S11

    Content type: Research

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  3. A traditional pathway for developing new health products begins with public research institutes generating new knowledge, and ends with the private sector translating this knowledge into new ventures. But whil...

    Authors: Ken Simiyu, Hassan Masum, Justin Chakma and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S10

    Content type: Research

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  4. Biopiracy – the use of a people’s long-established medical knowledge without acknowledgement or compensation – has been a disturbing historical reality and exacerbates the global rich-poor divide. Bioprospecti...

    Authors: Manveen Puri, Hassan Masum, Jennifer Heys and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S9

    Content type: Research

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  5. Since 2000, R&D financing for global health has increased significantly, with innovative proposals for further increases. However, although venture capital (VC) funding has fostered life sciences businesses ac...

    Authors: Hassan Masum and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S8

    Content type: Research

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  6. Incubators are organizations that support the growth of new and typically technology-based enterprises, by providing business support services that bring together human and financial capital. Although the trad...

    Authors: Justin Chakma, Hassan Masum and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S7

    Content type: Research

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  7. Field trials have demonstrated the efficacy of insecticide-treated nets, and the WHO has recently endorsed a shift toward Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated nets (LLINs) due to factors such as reduced distributi...

    Authors: Hassan Masum, Ronak Shah, Karl Schroeder, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S6

    Content type: Research

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  8. Uganda has a long history of health research, but still faces critical health problems. It has made a number of recent moves towards building science and technology capacity which could have an impact on local...

    Authors: Sheila Kamunyori, Sara Al-Bader, Nelson Sewankambo, Peter A Singer and Abdallah S Daar

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S5

    Content type: Research

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  9. Tanzania is East Africa’s largest country. Although it is socially diverse, it has experienced general political stability since independence in 1964. Despite gradual economic development and Tanzania’s status...

    Authors: Ronak Shah, Peter A Singer and Abdallah S Daar

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S4

    Content type: Research

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  10. This paper describes and analyses Rwanda’s science-based health product ‘innovation system’, highlighting examples of indigenous innovation and good practice. We use an innovation systems framework, which take...

    Authors: Kenneth Simiyu, Abdallah S Daar, Mike Hughes and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Research

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  11. Science, technology and innovation have long played a role in Ghana’s vision for development, including in improving its health outcomes. However, so far little research has been conducted on Ghana’s capacity ...

    Authors: Sara Al-Bader, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S2

    Content type: Research

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  12. In recent years emerging markets such as India, China, and Brazil have developed appropriate business models and lower-cost technological innovations to address health challenges locally and internationally. B...

    Authors: Sara Al-Bader, Hassan Masum, Ken Simiyu, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S1

    Content type: Research

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  13. The isolated northern region of Nicaragua has one of the highest rates of diarrheal disease in Central America. Political and environmental hardships faced by inhabitants of this region are contributing factor...

    Authors: Sheri A Denslow, Jess Edwards, Jennifer Horney, Rodolfo Peña, Daniel Wurzelmann and Douglas Morgan

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:30

    Content type: Research article

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  14. In many low and middle income countries, the private sector is increasingly becoming an important source of health care, filling gaps where no or little public health care is available. However, knowledge on t...

    Authors: Joseph Konde-Lule, Sheba N Gitta, Anne Lindfors, Sam Okuonzi, Virgil ON Onama and Birger C Forsberg

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:29

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Despite the recent adoption of the UN resolution 1820 (2008) which calls for the cessation of war related sexual violence against civilians in conflict zones, Africa continues to see some of the worst cases of...

    Authors: Eugene Kinyanda, Seggane Musisi, Christine Biryabarema, Isaac Ezati, Henry Oboke, Ruth Ojiambo-Ochieng, Juliet Were-Oguttu, Jonathan Levin, Heiner Grosskurth and James Walugembe

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:28

    Content type: Research article

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  16. National health accounts provide useful information to understand the functioning of a health financing system. This article attempts to present a profile of the health system financing in Malawi using data fr...

    Authors: Eyob Zere, Oladapo Walker, Joses Kirigia, Felicitas Zawaira, Francis Magombo and Edward Kataika

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:27

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Few large and rigorous evaluations of participatory interventions systematically describe their context and implementation, or attempt to explain the mechanisms behind their impact. This study reports process ...

    Authors: Suchitra Rath, Nirmala Nair, Prasanta K Tripathy, Sarah Barnett, Shibanand Rath, Rajendra Mahapatra, Rajkumar Gope, Aparna Bajpai, Rajesh Sinha, Anthony Costello and Audrey Prost

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:25

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Cancer is a rapidly increasing problem in developing countries. Access, quality and efficiency of cancer services in developing countries must be understood to advance effective cancer control programs. Health...

    Authors: Timothy P Hanna and Alfred CT Kangolle

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:24

    Content type: Debate

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  19. HIV testing with counseling is an integral component of most national HIV and AIDS prevention strategies in southern Africa. Equity in testing implies that people at higher risk for HIV such as women; those wh...

    Authors: Steven Mitchell, Anne Cockcroft, Gilles Lamothe and Neil Andersson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:23

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The success of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was remarkable, but four countries - Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria - never interrupted polio transmission. Pakistan reportedly achieved all mil...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair Mushtaq, Ubeera Shahid, Muhammad Ashraf Majrooh, Mushtaq Ahmad Shad, Arif Mahmood Siddiqui and Javed Akram

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:22

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Many articles have been written on conflicts of interests (COIs) in fields such as medicine, business, politics, public service and education. With the growing abundance of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), ...

    Authors: Emmanuel B Omobowale, Michael Kuziw, Melinda Treurnicht Naylor, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:19

    Content type: Debate

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  22. Bangladesh is one of the health workforce crisis countries in the world. In the face of an acute shortage of trained professionals, ensuring healthcare for a population of 150 million remains a major challenge...

    Authors: Shehrin S Mahmood, Mohammad Iqbal, S M A Hanifi, Tania Wahed and Abbas Bhuiya

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:18

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The amount and identity of metals incorporated into "weapons without fragments" remain undisclosed to health personnel. This poses a long-term risk of assumption and contributes to additional hazards for victi...

    Authors: Sobhi Skaik, Nafiz Abu-Shaban, Nasser Abu-Shaban, Mario Barbieri, Maurizio Barbieri, Umberto Giani and Paola Manduca

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:17

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Since 2004, the government of Ethiopia has made a bold decision to strengthen and expand its primary health care system by launching the Health Extension Program (HEP). While the scaling up of the HEP is neces...

    Authors: Miguel San Sebastian and Hailemariam Lemma

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:16

    Content type: Research article

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  25. A legacy of colonial rule coupled with a devastating 16-year civil war through 1992 left Mozambique economically impoverished just as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic swept over southern Africa ...

    Authors: Carolyn M Audet, Janeen Burlison, Troy D Moon, Mohsin Sidat, Alfredo E Vergara and Sten H Vermund

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:15

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Nepal has seen substantial improvements in its reproductive health outcomes, but infant and child mortality are still high. This study attempts to examine the prevalence and factors influencing the experience ...

    Authors: Ramesh Adhikari and Chai Podhisita

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:13

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Adolescent pregnancies are a common phenomenon that can have both positive and negative consequences. The rights framework allows us to explore adolescent pregnancies not just as isolated events, but in relati...

    Authors: Isabel Goicolea, Marianne Wulff, Miguel San Sebastian and Ann Öhman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:12

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The "right to health," including access to basic healthcare, has been recognized as a universal human right through a number of international agreements. Attempts to protect this ideal, however, have relied on...

    Authors: Lindsey N Kingston, Elizabeth F Cohen and Christopher P Morley

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:11

    Content type: Debate

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  29. In 2008, approximately 8.8 million children under 5 years of age died worldwide. Most of these deaths occurred in developing countries, but little is known about poor mothers' care-seeking behaviors for their ...

    Authors: Kayako Sakisaka, Masamine Jimba and Kyo Hanada

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:10

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In recent years, the field of vaccines for diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which take a heavy toll in developing countries has faced major failures. This has led to a call for more basic sc...

    Authors: Anant Bhan, Peter A Singer and Abdallah S Daar

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:8

    Content type: Debate

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  31. Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease with a significant public health impact especially among displaced populations due to their characteristic mass population displacement, high population densit...

    Authors: Isidore K Kouadio, Taro Kamigaki and Hitoshi Oshitani

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:5

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) is an important component of national HIV programs, which are necessary to realize the right to health. VCT data also provide valuable information on regional HIV epidem...

    Authors: Fiona G Kouyoumdjian, Alhassan L Seisay, Brima Kargbo and Sheik H Khan

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:4

    Content type: Research article

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  33. HIV-awareness programs tailored toward the needs of rural communities are needed. We sought to quantify change in HIV knowledge in three rural Nigerian villages following an integrated culturally adapted and t...

    Authors: Ighovwerha Ofotokun, Jose Nilo G Binongo, Eli S Rosenberg, Michael Kane, Rick Ifland, Jeffrey L Lennox and Kirk A Easley

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:2

    Content type: Research article

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  34. In September 2003, the Canadian government committed to developing legislation that would facilitate greater access to affordable medicines for developing countries. Over the course of eight months, the legisl...

    Authors: Laura C Esmail, Kaye Phillips, Victoria Kuek, Andrea Perez Cosio and Jillian Clare Kohler

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:1

    Content type: Correspondence

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  35. Organised crime and political violence (OPV) and human rights violations have marred Bangladesh history since 1971. Little is known about the consequences for the oppressed population. This study describes the...

    Authors: Shr-Jie Wang, Mohammad Akramul Haque, Saber-ud-Daula Masum, Shuvodwip Biswas and Jens Modvig

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:31

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Despite a growing body of research from the United States and other industrialized countries on the inverse association between supportive social relationships in the school and youth risk behavior engagement,...

    Authors: Andrew E Springer, Amy McQueen, Guillermo Quintanilla, Marcela Arrivillaga and Michael W Ross

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:30

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The ruling parties in Bangladesh have systematically used violence against political opponents and criminals. It is essential to 1) determine the magnitude and burden of organised crime and political violence ...

    Authors: Shr-Jie Wang, Jens Modvig and Edith Montgomery

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:29

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Mortality of children under the age of five remains one of the most important public health challenges in developing countries. In rural settings, the promotion of household and community health practices thro...

    Authors: Freddy Perez, Hamady Ba, Sayed G Dastagire and Mathias Altmann

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:28

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Mental health is neglected in most parts of the world. For the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America, the plight is even more severe as there are no specific mental health services designed for them altogether. ...

    Authors: Mario Incayawar and Sioui Maldonado-Bouchard

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:27

    Content type: Correspondence

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  40. In Africa, an estimated 300-500 million cases of malaria occur each year resulting in approximately 1 million deaths. More than 90% of these are in children under 5 years of age. To identify commonly held beli...

    Authors: David M Maslove, Anisa Mnyusiwalla, Edward J Mills, Jessie McGowan, Amir Attaran and Kumanan Wilson

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:26

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In 1986, the Government of Mali launched its Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) with the goal of vaccinating, within five years, 80% of all children under the age of five against six target diseases: dipht...

    Authors: Abdel Karim Koumaré, Drissa Traore, Fatouma Haidara, Filifing Sissoko, Issa Traoré, Sékou Dramé, Karim Sangaré, Karim Diakité, Bréhima Coulibaly, Birama Togola and Aguissa Maïga

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S13

    Content type: Research

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  42. Immunization can and does save lives. However, the presence of vaccines does not easily translate into every child being vaccinated, and this is what the studies in this journal supplement reveal. From South A...

    Authors: Sharmila L Mhatre and Anne-Marie Schryer-Roy

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9(Suppl 1):S1

    Content type: Introduction

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