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  1. Content type: Research article

    There are various harmful traditional practices and beliefs across the different parts of Ethiopia. Shilshalo, which is yet little known about, is one of these practices existing in Argoba, a community in Amhara ...

    Authors: Yohannes Mersha Belete and Negesse Kebede Atlaw

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:42

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  2. Content type: Debate

    Words matter when describing people involved in the criminal justice system because language can have a significant impact upon health, wellbeing, and access to health information and services. However, termin...

    Authors: Nguyen Toan Tran, Stéphanie Baggio, Angela Dawson, Éamonn O’Moore, Brie Williams, Precious Bedell, Olivier Simon, Willem Scholten, Laurent Getaz and Hans Wolff

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:41

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Determinants of newborn health and survival exist across the reproductive life cycle, with many sociocultural and contextual factors influencing outcomes beyond the availability of, and access to, quality heal...

    Authors: Stephanie Gee, Josep Vargas and Angel M. Foster

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:40

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  4. Content type: Debate

    Smaller groups of victims of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation – such as male victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), victims of elder abuse, victims of abuse by carers, victims of parent abuse, vic...

    Authors: Roderik F Viergever, Nicki Thorogood, Judith RLM Wolf and Mary Alison Durand

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:39

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Empirically assessing the needs of refugees in camps is critical to the improvement of existing policies and programs that aim at enhancing their well-being. By neglecting the needs of refugees, interventions ...

    Authors: Idrissa Beogo, Amadou Darboe, A. Oluwafunmilade Adesanya and Bomar Mendez Rojas

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:38

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In Mozambique, the widow is traditionally required to undergo a cleansing ritual called pita-kufa, which generally involves several sessions of unprotected sexual intercourse with the brother of her deceased husb...

    Authors: Germano Vera Cruz, Aniceto Mateus and Priscilla S. Dlamini

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:37

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Mexican law permits syringe purchase and possession without prescription. Nonetheless, people who inject drugs (PWID) frequently report arrest for syringe possession. Extrajudicial arrests not only violate hum...

    Authors: Mario Morales, Claudia Rafful, Tommi L. Gaines, Javier A. Cepeda, Daniela Abramovitz, Irina Artamonova, Pieter Baker, Erika Clairgue, Maria Luisa Mittal, Teresita Rocha-Jimenez, Jaime Arredondo, Thomas Kerr, Arnulfo Bañuelos, Steffanie A. Strathdee and Leo Beletsky

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:36

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  8. Content type: Database

    The Global Abortion Policies Database (GAPD), launched in June 2017, provides a verifiable, comprehensive, nuanced approach to information and data sources on abortion law and policy. Abortion laws, policies, ...

    Authors: Brooke Ronald Johnson Jr, Antonella Francheska Lavelanet and Stephanie Schlitt

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:35

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  9. Content type: Research article

    More than 17.000 Palestinians were injured during different Israeli military incursions on the Gaza Strip from 2006 to 2014. Many suffered traumatic extremity amputations. We describe the injuries, complicatio...

    Authors: Hanne Edøy Heszlein-Lossius, Yahya Al-Borno, Samar Shaqqoura, Nashwa Skaik, Lasse Melvaer Giil and Mads Gilbert

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:34

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Despite 20 years of democracy, South Africa still suffers from profound health inequalities. Gender roles and norms are associated with individuals’ vulnerability that lead to ill-health. For instance, gender ...

    Authors: Mayara Fontes Marx, Leslie London and Alex Müller

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:33

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  11. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1] the background section contained an inaccurate mention of the amount of civilian deaths in the 2014 Gaza war. In this correction article the incorrect and correc...

    Authors: Marwan Mosleh, Koustuv Dalal, Yousef Aljeesh and Leif Svanström

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:32

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    The original article was published in BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:28

  12. Content type: Research article

    Sub Saharan African (SSA) prisons have seen a substantial increase in women prisoners in recent years. Despite this increase, women prisoners constitute a minority in male dominated prison environments, and th...

    Authors: Marie Claire Van Hout and Rosemary Mhlanga-Gunda

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:31

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 18% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s urban population relies on shared sanitation facilities, which are shared by one or more households. While there is growing recognition of sanitation’s relationship wi...

    Authors: Tess Shiras, Oliver Cumming, Joe Brown, Bacelar Muneme, Rassul Nala and Robert Dreibelbis

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:30

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  14. Content type: Research article

    War-related injury is a major public health concern, and a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and disability globally, particularly in low and middle-income countries such as Palestine. Little is known abo...

    Authors: Marwan Mosleh, Koustuv Dalal, Yousef Aljeesh and Leif Svanström

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:28

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:32

  15. Content type: Research article

    Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is still the major public health problem in about 25 countries, mainly in Africa and Asia. However, the utilization of intervention strategies, like tetanus toxoid (TT) immu...

    Authors: Meseret Delesa Anatea, Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen and Berihun Assefa Dachew

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:27

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  16. Content type: Technical advance

    Equitable access to health services is a key ingredient in reaching health for persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups. So far, research on access to health services in low- and middle-income cou...

    Authors: Arne H. Eide, Karin Dyrstad, Alister Munthali, Gert Van Rooy, Stine H. Braathen, Thomas Halvorsen, Frans Persendt, Peter Mvula and Jan Ketil Rød

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:26

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The birth of a child is a vital event that needs to be registered but this is not always the case as an estimated 40 million births go unregistered annually. Birth registration safeguards the basic rights of c...

    Authors: Fidelia A. A. Dake and Kamil Fuseini

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:25

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  18. Content type: Research article

    French Guiana is highly affected by HIV. The migrant population is particularly susceptible. The objective of this study was to evaluate the level of risk of HIV transmission and its perception among migrants ...

    Authors: August Eubanks, Marie Claire Parriault, Astrid Van Melle, Célia Basurko, Leila Adriouch, Claire Cropet and Mathieu Nacher

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:24

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  19. Content type: Research article

    With an increasing migrant population globally the need to organize interpreting service arises in emergency healthcare to deliver equitable high-quality care. The aims of this study were to describe interpret...

    Authors: Christina Lundin, Emina Hadziabdic and Katarina Hjelm

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:23

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Although violence against women (VAW) is a global public health issue, its importance as a health issue is often unrecognized in legal and health policy documents. This paper uses Sri Lanka as a case study to ...

    Authors: Manuela Colombini, Susannah H Mayhew, Ragnhild Lund, Navpreet Singh, Katarina Swahnberg, Jennifer Infanti, Berit Schei and Kumudu Wijewardene

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:22

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In developing countries like Uganda, the human right to adequate food (RtAF) is inextricably linked to access to land for households to feed themselves directly through production or means for its procurement....

    Authors: Aziiza Nahalomo, Per Ole Iversen, Peter Milton Rukundo, Archileo Kaaya, Joyce Kikafunda, Wenche Barth Eide, Maritha Marais, Edward Wamala and Margaret Kabahenda

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:21

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Over the past two decades, employment in the informal sector has grown rapidly in all regions including low and middle-income countries. In the developing countries, between 50 and 75% of workers are employed ...

    Authors: James Akazili, Samuel Chatio, John Ele-Ojo Ataguba, Isaiah Agorinya, Edmund Wedam Kanmiki, Osman Sankoh and Abraham Oduro

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:20

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Street-connected young people carry a disproportionate burden of morbidities, and engage in a variety of practices that may heighten their risk of premature mortality, yet there are currently no reports in the...

    Authors: Lonnie Embleton, David Ayuku, Dominic Makori, Allan Kamanda and Paula Braitstein

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:19

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The last decade has seen improved public awareness of disability in sub-Saharan Africa. However, negative and stereotypical views of disability still persist in many communities. We conducted a study to promot...

    Authors: Joseph K. Gona, Charles R. Newton, Sally Hartley and Karen Bunning

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:18

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The majority of Ugandan children face vulnerability and malnutrition. As a State Party to international human rights treaties, Uganda has legal obligations of guaranteeing the fundamental rights and the best i...

    Authors: Monica Olafsen, Archangel Byaruhanga Rukooko, Per Ole Iversen and Bård A. Andreassen

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:17

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) remains a silent epidemic in many humanitarian settings with many survivors concealing their experiences. Attitudes towards help-seeking for SGBV is an important determi...

    Authors: George Odwe, Chi-Chi Undie and Francis Obare

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:15

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Despite global declaration of the right to life as a fundamental human right and substantial progress in reducing childhood mortality, unacceptably high number of children still die before their fifth birthday...

    Authors: Girma Temam Shifa, Ahmed Ali Ahmed and Alemayehu Worku Yalew

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:14

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  28. Content type: Research article

    This study explored how employed caregivers experience the interface between child care, parental control and child rights in the context of Children’s Homes in Ghana. The focus was on investigating caregiver ...

    Authors: Ernest Darkwah, Marguerite Daniel and Joana Salifu Yendork

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:13

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Madre de Dios, a southern state in the Peruvian Amazon basin, has experienced rapid development as well as an influx of migrants since the construction of the Interoceanic Highway (IOH) connecting Brazil, Boli...

    Authors: Kelly E Jensen, Nehal N. Naik, Christina O’Neal, Gabriela Salmón-Mulanovich, Amy R. Riley-Powell, Gwenyth O. Lee, Stella M. Hartinger, Daniel G. Bausch and Valerie A. Paz-Soldan

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:12

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  30. Content type: Correspondence

    The current political crisis, conflicts and riots in many Middle Eastern and African countries have led to massive migration waves towards Europe. European countries, receiving these migratory waves as first p...

    Authors: Christos Lionis, Elena Petelos, Enkeleint-Aggelos Mechili, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Vasiliki-Eirini Chatzea, Agapi Angelaki, Imre Rurik, Danica Rotar Pavlic, Christopher Dowrick, Michel Dückers, Dean Ajdukovic, Helena Bakic, Elena Jirovsky, Elisabeth Sophie Mayrhuber, Maria van den Muijsenbergh and Kathryn Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:11

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Migrant women are over-represented in the sex industry, and migrant sex workers experience disproportionate health inequities, including those related to health access, HIV and sexually transmitted infections ...

    Authors: Shira M. Goldenberg, Teresita Rocha Jiménez, Kimberly C. Brouwer, Sonia Morales Miranda and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:9

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  32. Content type: Debate

    WHO has a pivotal role to play as the leading international agency promoting good practices in health and human rights. In 2005, mifepristone and misoprostol were added to WHO’s Model List of Essential Medicin...

    Authors: Katrina Perehudoff, Lucía Berro Pizzarossa and Jelle Stekelenburg

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:8

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Estimation of the size of populations at risk of HIV is a key activity in the surveillance of the HIV epidemic. The existing framework for considering future research needs may provide decision-makers with a b...

    Authors: Ali Safarnejad, Wim Groot and Milena Pavlova

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:7

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In Ghana, adolescents constitute about a quarter of the total population. These adolescents make reproductive health decisions and choices based on their knowledge and the availability of such choices. These r...

    Authors: Joseph Maaminu Kyilleh, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong and Benson Boinkum Konlaan

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:6

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  35. Content type: Debate

    Emphasis on HIV testing as a gateway to prevention, treatment and care has grown tremendously over the past decade. In turn, this emphasis on testing has created a demand for new policies, programs, and techno...

    Authors: Marilou Gagnon, Martin French and Yamilee Hébert

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:5

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Nepal is a key supplier of labour for countries in the Middle East, India and Malaysia. As many more men than women leave Nepal to work abroad, female migrant workers are a minority and very much under-researc...

    Authors: Padam Simkhada, Edwin van Teijlingen, Manju Gurung and Sharada P. Wasti

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:4

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Slum dwellers display specific traits when it comes to disclosing their illnesses to professionals. The resulting actions lead to poor health-seeking behaviour and underutilisation of existing formal health fa...

    Authors: Moumita Das, Federica Angeli, Anja J. S. M. Krumeich and Onno C. P. van Schayck

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:3

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  38. Content type: Debate

    Albinism is an inherited condition with a relatively high prevalence in populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. People with oculocutaneous albinism have little or no pigment in their hair, skin and eyes; th...

    Authors: Anita Franklin, Patricia Lund, Caroline Bradbury-Jones and Julie Taylor

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:2

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to interparental violence (EIPV) has been identified as a risk factor for intimate partner violence (IPV). However, studies in Nigeria have rarely and specifically examined exposure to interparental v...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:1

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) is an HIV prevention strategy that promotes the principles of confidentiality and informed consent. International research has highlighted VCT counselors’ isolation from ...

    Authors: Claudia Mora, Simone Monteiro and Carlos Otávio Fiúza Moreira

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:31

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Globally, one of the key groups considered to be at high risk of acquiring HIV are transgender women, often a marginalised group. In the Malaysian context there has been a scarcity of published research relati...

    Authors: Sima Barmania and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:30

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Sexual violence is widespread, yet relatively few survivors receive healthcare or complete treatment. In low and middle-income countries, community health workers (CHWs) have the potential to provide support s...

    Authors: Anne Gatuguta, Barbra Katusiime, Janet Seeley, Manuela Colombini, Isaac Mwanzo and Karen Devries

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:28

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  43. Content type: Research article

    During the era of apartheid in South Africa, a number of mental health professionals were vocal about the need for socio-economic and political reform. They described the deleterious psychological and social i...

    Authors: Jason Bantjes, Leslie Swartz and Pieter Niewoudt

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:29

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Pneumonia is among the leading causes of avoidable deaths for young children globally. The main burden of mortality falls on children from poor and rural families who are less likely to obtain the treatment th...

    Authors: Florida Muro, Judith Meta, Jenny Renju, Adiel Mushi, Hilda Mbakilwa, Raimos Olomi, Hugh Reyburn and Helena Hildenwall

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:27

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Traditional media and the internet are crucial sources of health information. Media can significantly shape public opinion, knowledge and understanding of emerging and endemic health threats. As digital commun...

    Authors: Jessica S. Schwind, Stephanie A. Norman, Dibesh Karmacharya, David J. Wolking, Sameer M. Dixit, Rajesh M. Rajbhandari, Sumiko R. Mekaru and John S. Brownstein

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:26

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  46. Content type: Debate

    By 2030, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) will be the leading cause of death in every region in the world. While law and policy have an important role to play in curbing this pandemic, our current understanding...

    Authors: Brigit Toebes, Marlies Hesselman, Jitse P. van Dijk and Joost Herman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:25

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