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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  31. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:24

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:23

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:22

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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...

    Authors: Yohannes Mehretie Adinew and Mihiret Abreham Hagos

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:19

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:18

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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...

    Authors: 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

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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Sexual orientation and gender identity are social determinants of health for people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), and health disparities among sexual and gender minority populat...

    Authors: Alex Müller

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:16

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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 ...

    Authors: Donruedee Srisuppaphon, Arnon Sriboonroj, Wachara Riewpaiboon and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:15

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:14

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:13

    Content type: Research article

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  41. HIV screening has existed in numerous methods as an important part of HIV prevention efforts over the years. Premarital HIV testing for couples who wish to marry has been implemented in a number of regions, wh...

    Authors: Sima Barmania and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:12

    Content type: Research article

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  42. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:11

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Based on an analysis of published literature, this paper provides an over-view of the challenges associated with delivering on the right to access quality health care for international migrants to industrializ...

    Authors: Bilkis Vissandjée, Wendy E. Short and Karine Bates

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:10

    Content type: Debate

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  44. 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...

    Authors: Patrice Ngangue, Marie-Pierre Gagnon and Emmanuelle Bedard

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:9

    Content type: Research article

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  45. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:8

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Wars and violent domestic conflicts have forced millions of people to move outside their homes. Meeting the basic health needs of those people requires an understanding of research activity and research output...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:7

    Content type: Research article

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