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  1. Partnerships and networking are important for an institution of higher learning like Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) to be competitive and sustainable.

    Authors: Olico Okui, Elizabeth Ayebare, Rose Nabirye Chalo, George W Pariyo, Sara Groves and David H Peters

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S14

    Content type: Research

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  2. Research and evidence can have an impact on policy and practice, resulting in positive outcomes. However, research translation is a complex, dynamic and non-linear process. Although universities in Africa play...

    Authors: Freddie Ssengooba, Lynn Atuyambe, Suzanne N Kiwanuka, Prasanthi Puvanachandra, Nancy Glass and Adnan A Hyder

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S13

    Content type: Research

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  3. Health research is critical to the institutional mission of the Makerere College of Health Sciences (MakCHS). Optimizing the alignment of health research capacity at MakCHS with the health needs and priorities...

    Authors: Ziadah Nankinga, Paul Kutyabami, Dan Kibuule, Joan Kalyango, Sara Groves, Robert C Bollinger and Celestino Obua

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S12

    Content type: Research

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  4. Geographical inaccessibility, lack of transport, and financial burdens are some of the demand side constraints to maternal health services in Uganda, while supply side problems include poor quality services re...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Peter Waiswa, M Hafizur Rahman, Fred Makumbi, Noah Kiwanuka, Olico Okui, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, John Bua, Aloysius Mutebi, Gorette Nalwadda, David Serwadda, George W Pariyo and David H Peters

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S11

    Content type: Research

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  5. Although a number of intermediate transport initiatives have been used in some developing countries, available evidence reveals a dearth of local knowledge on the effect of these rural informal transport mecha...

    Authors: George W Pariyo, Chrispus Mayora, Olico Okui, Freddie Ssengooba, David H Peters, David Serwadda, Henry Lucas, Gerald Bloom, M Hafizur Rahman and Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S10

    Content type: Research

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  6. HIV/AIDS is a major public health concern in Uganda. There is widespread consensus that weak health systems hamper the effective provision of HIV/AIDS services. In recent years, the ways in which HIV/AIDS-focu...

    Authors: Toru Matsubayashi, Yukari C Manabe, Allan Etonu, Nambusi Kyegombe, Alex Muganzi, Alex Coutinho and David H Peters

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S9

    Content type: Research

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  7. Improving provider performance is central to strengthening health services in developing countries. Because of critical shortages of physicians, many clinics in sub-Saharan Africa are led by nurses. In additio...

    Authors: Joyce Nankumbi, Sara Groves, Elli Leontsini, Nambusi Kyegombe, Alex Coutinho and Yuka Manabe

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S8

    Content type: Research

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  8. Mulago National Referral Hospital (MNRH), Uganda’s primary tertiary and teaching hospital, and Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) have a close collaborative relationship. MakCHS students c...

    Authors: Irene B Kizza, Joshua Tugumisirize, Raymond Tweheyo, Speciosa Mbabali, Arabat Kasangaki, Edith Nshimye, Juliet Sekandi, Sara Groves and Caitlin E Kennedy

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S7

    Content type: Research

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  9. Community partnerships are defined as groups working together with shared goals, responsibilities, and power to improve the community. There is growing evidence that these partnerships contribute to the succes...

    Authors: Scovia N Mbalinda, Colin M Plover, Gilbert Burnham, Dan Kaye, Andrew Mwanika, Hussein Oria, Isaac Okullo, Wilson Muhwezi and Sara Groves

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S6

    Content type: Research

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  10. Training of health professionals can be deliberately structured to enhance rural recruitment by exposing the trainees to the realities of rural life and practice through Community-Based Education and Service (...

    Authors: Andrew Mwanika, Isaac Okullo, Dan K Kaye, Wilson Muhwezi, Lynn Atuyambe, Rose C Nabirye, Sara Groves, Scovia Mbalinda, Gilbert Burnham, Larry W Chang, Hussein Oria and Nelson Sewankambo

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S5

    Content type: Research

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  11. Community-based education (CBE) is part of the training curriculum for most health workers in Uganda. Most programs have a stated purpose of strengthening clinical skills, medical knowledge, communication skil...

    Authors: Dan Kaye, Andrew Mwanika, Gilbert Burnham, Larry W Chang, Scovia N Mbalinda, Isaac Okullo, Rose C Nabirye, Wilson Muhwezi, Hussein Oria, Stephen Kijjambu, Lynn Atuyambe and Warren Aryeija

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S4

    Content type: Research

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  12. Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in Uganda is undergoing a major reform to become a more influential force in society. It is important that its medicine and nursing graduates are equippe...

    Authors: Sarah Kiguli, Rhona Baingana, Ligia Paina, David Mafigiri, Sara Groves, Godfrey Katende, Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, Juliet Kiguli, Moses Galukande, Mayega Roy, Robert Bollinger and George Pariyo

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Research

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  13. “Grand challenges” in global health have focused on discovery and development of technologies to save lives. The “grander challenge” involves building institutions, systems, capacity and demand to effectively ...

    Authors: George Pariyo, David Serwadda, Nelson K Sewankambo, Sara Groves, Robert C Bollinger and David H Peters

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11(Suppl 1):S2

    Content type: Research

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  14. The care and protection of the estimated 143,000,000 orphaned and abandoned children (OAC) worldwide is of great importance to global policy makers and child service providers in low and middle income countrie...

    Authors: Rachel Whetten, Lynne Messer, Jan Ostermann, Kathryn Whetten, Brian Wells Pence, Megan Buckner, Nathan Thielman and Karen O'Donnell

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11:1

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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

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  41. 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

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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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