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  1. Research article

    Sexual violence against female university students in Ethiopia

    Though many women are suffering the consequences of sexual violence, only few victims speak out as it is sensitive and prone to stigma. This lack of data made it difficult to get full picture of the problem an...

    Yohannes Mehretie Adinew and Mihiret Abreham Hagos

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:19

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Analysis of the association between millennium development goals 4 & 5 and the physician workforce across international economic strata

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are 8 international development goals voluntarily adopted by 189 nations. The goals included health related aims to reduce the under-five child mortality rate by two-thi...

    Christopher P. Morley, Dongliang Wang, Emily M. Mader, Kyle P. Plante, Lindsey N. Kingston and Azadeh Rabiei

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:18

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  3. Research article

    An investigation of the relationship between autonomy, childbirth practices, and obstetric fistula among women in rural Lilongwe District, Malawi

    Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that results in destruction of the tissue wall between the vagina and bladder. Although obstetric fistula is directly caused by pro...

    Julika Ayla Kaplan, Jonathan Kandodo, Joseph Sclafani, Susan Raine, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Alison Norris, Abigail Norris-Turner, Elly Chemey, John Michael Beckham, Zara Khan and Reginald Chunda

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:17

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Effective implementation of the UNCRPD by Thailand State Party: challenges and potential remedies

    The Thai government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2008, and the first progress report by the State Party was issued in 2012. This study assesses ...

    Donruedee Srisuppaphon, Arnon Sriboonroj, Wachara Riewpaiboon and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:15

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  5. Research article

    HIV prevalence, risky behaviors, and discrimination experiences among transgender women in Cambodia: descriptive findings from a national integrated biological and behavioral survey

    Transgender people are disproportionately affected by HIV. Despite their high vulnerability to HIV, lack of adequate epidemiological and surveillance data related to this population in many countries prevents ...

    Siyan Yi, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Srean Chhim, Khuondyla Pal, Phalkun Mun and Gitau Mburu

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:14

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Assessing the impoverishment effects of out-of-pocket healthcare payments prior to the uptake of the national health insurance scheme in Ghana

    There is a global concern regarding how households could be protected from relatively large healthcare payments which are a major limitation to accessing healthcare. Such payments also endanger the welfare of ...

    James Akazili, John Ele-Ojo Ataguba, Edmund Wedam Kanmiki, John Gyapong, Osman Sankoh, Abraham Oduro and Di McIntyre

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:13

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  7. Research article

    “When they know that you are a sex worker, you will be the last person to be treated”: Perceptions and experiences of female sex workers in accessing HIV services in Uganda

    HIV prevalence among female sex workers (FSWs) in high burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa varies between 24 and 72%, however their access to HIV services remains limited. This study explored FSWs’ perspect...

    Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Geofrey Musinguzi, Juliet Kiguli, Fred Nuwaha, Geoffrey Mujisha, Joshua Musinguzi, Jim Arinaitwe and Joseph K. B. Matovu

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:11

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Prevalence of, and barriers to the disclosure of HIV status to infected children and adolescents in a district of Ghana

    Globally there are about 3.3million children under the age of 15 years living with HIV. Of this number, 88% live in sub-Saharan Africa. In Ghana, an estimated 33,000 children were said to be living with the HI...

    Eric Gyamfi, Paul Okyere, Acheampong Enoch and Emmanuel Appiah-Brempong

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:8

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Challenges in the delivery of public HIV testing and counselling (HTC) in Douala, Cameroon: providers perspectives and implications on quality of HTC services

    The Cameroon government has made HIV testing and counselling (HTC) a priority in its HIV/AIDS strategic plan. However, there is a dearth of literature on the perspectives of providers on the quality of HTC ser...

    Patrice Ngangue, Marie-Pierre Gagnon and Emmanuelle Bedard

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:9

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Methods to increase reporting of childhood sexual abuse in surveys: the sensitivity and specificity of face-to-face interviews versus a sealed envelope method in Ugandan primary school children

    Underreporting of childhood sexual abuse is a major barrier to obtaining reliable prevalence estimates. We tested the sensitivity and specificity of the face-to-face-interview (FTFI) method by comparing the nu...

    Anna Louise Barr, Louise Knight, Ivan Franҫa-Junior, Elizabeth Allen, Dipak Naker and Karen M. Devries

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:4

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Perceptions of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and rights: a cross-sectional study in Lahore District, Pakistan

    Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a significant aspect of adolescents’ growth, safeguarded by SRH rights (SRHR). Despite various global efforts to promote adolescents SRHR (ASRHR), the majority of adoles...

    Sarosh Iqbal, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar and Florian Fischer

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:5

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Fine and Gray competing risk regression model to study the cause-specific under-five child mortality in Bangladesh

    The cause-specific under-five mortality of Bangladesh has been studied by fitting cumulative incidence function (CIF) based Fine and Gray competing risk regression model (1999). For the purpose of analysis, Ba...

    Khandoker Akib Mohammad, Most. Fatima-Tuz-Zahura and Wasimul Bari

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:3

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Unpacking early infant male circumcision decision-making using qualitative findings from Zimbabwe

    Early infant male circumcision (EIMC) has been identified as a key HIV prevention intervention. Exploring the decision-making process for adoption of EIMC for HIV prevention among parents and other key stakeho...

    Webster Mavhu, Karin Hatzold, Getrude Ncube, Shamiso Fernando, Collin Mangenah, Kumbirai Chatora, Roy Dhlamini, Owen Mugurungi, Ismail Ticklay and Frances M. Cowan

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:2

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  14. Research article

    Sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in settings affected by armed conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East: systematic review

    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.

    Alys McAlpine, Mazeda Hossain and Cathy Zimmerman

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:34

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  15. Debate

    Why the Convention on the Rights of the Child must become a guiding framework for the realization of the rights of children affected by tuberculosis

    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...

    Robindra Basu Roy, Nicola Brandt, Nicolette Moodie, Mitra Motlagh, Kumanan Rasanathan, James A. Seddon, Anne K. Detjen and Beate Kampmann

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:32

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  16. Research article

    Race trouble: experiences of Black medical specialist trainees in South Africa

    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...

    Nicola Thackwell, Leslie Swartz, Sipho Dlamini, Lebogang Phahladira, Rudzani Muloiwa and Bonginkosi Chiliza

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:31

    Published on: 3 December 2016

  17. Research article

    Condoms and sexual health education as evidence: impact of criminalization of in-call venues and managers on migrant sex workers access to HIV/STI prevention in a Canadian setting

    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...

    S. Anderson, K. Shannon, J. Li, Y. Lee, J. Chettiar, S. Goldenberg and A. Krüsi

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:30

    Published on: 17 November 2016

  18. Research article

    Knowledge and exercise of human rights, and barriers and facilitators to claiming rights: a cross-sectional study of female sex workers and high-risk men who have sex with men in Andhra Pradesh, India

    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...

    Deepika Ganju, Sangram Kishor Patel, Parimi Prabhakar and Rajatashurva Adhikary

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:29

    Published on: 17 November 2016

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