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  1. Research article

    Should community health workers offer support healthcare services to survivors of sexual violence? a systematic review

    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...

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

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:28

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Human rights and mental health in post-apartheid South Africa: lessons from health care professionals working with suicidal inmates in the prison system

    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...

    Jason Bantjes, Leslie Swartz and Pieter Niewoudt

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:29

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  3. Research article

    “It is good to take her early to the doctor” – mothers’ understanding of childhood pneumonia symptoms and health care seeking in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania

    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...

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

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:27

    Published on: 22 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Online surveillance of media health event reporting in Nepal: digital disease detection from a One Health perspective

    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...

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

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:26

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  5. Debate

    Curbing the lifestyle disease pandemic: making progress on an interdisciplinary research agenda for law and policy interventions

    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...

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

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:25

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  6. Research article

    Determinants of internal migrant health and the healthy migrant effect in South India: a mixed methods study

    Internal labour migration is an important and necessary livelihood strategy for millions of individuals and households in India. However, the precarious position of migrant workers within Indian society may ha...

    Warren Dodd, Sally Humphries, Kirit Patel, Shannon Majowicz, Matthew Little and Cate Dewey

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:23

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Perceptions about Iranian-Kurds’ ethnic-inequality in health

    Evidence shows ethnic-inequality is a very effective variable in the Community and individual health associated outcomes. This study focused on gaining a deeper understanding of people’s perception on inequali...

    Arezoo Yari, Saharnaz Nedjat, Mohsen Asadi-Lari and Reza Majdzadeh

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:24

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  8. Research article

    Perspectives of basic wheelchair users on improving their access to wheelchair services in Kenya and Philippines: a qualitative study

    The United Nations has called for countries to improve access to mobility devices when needed. The World Health Organization has published guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less-resourced se...

    Emma Williams, Elizabeth Hurwitz, Immaculate Obaga, Brenda Onguti, Adovich Rivera, Tyrone Reden L. Sy, R. Lee Kirby, Jamie Noon, Deepti Tanuku, Anthony Gichangi and Eva Bazant

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:22

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

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