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  1. Content type: Research

    The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was introduced in Ghana in 2003, enrolment is still far from the desired target of universal coverage. Low community engagement in the design and management of the s...

    Authors: Christine J. Fenenga, Katalin Buzasi, Daniel K. Arhinful, Stephen K. O. Duku, Alice Ogink and Wouter Poortinga

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:35

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  2. Content type: Research

    Delivering Reproductive Health Results(DRHR) programme used social franchising (SF) and social marketing (SM) approaches to increase the supply of high quality family planning services in underserved areas of ...

    Authors: Adrian Gheorghe, Rashid Uz Zaman, Molly Scott and Sophie Witter

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:33

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  3. Content type: Review

    Migration is a fundamental demographic process that has been observed globally. It is suggested that migration is an issue of global health importance that can have an immediate and lasting impact on an indivi...

    Authors: Hanzhang Xu, Allison A. Vorderstrasse, Eleanor S. McConnell, Matthew E. Dupre, Truls Østbye and Bei Wu

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:34

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  4. Content type: Research

    In 2004, Ghana started experimenting a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to reduce  out-of-pocket payment for healthcare. Like many other social health insurance schemes in Africa, the NHIS is striving f...

    Authors: Eric Nsiah-Boateng and Moses Aikins

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:32

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  5. Content type: Research

    A high performing physician workforce is critical to attain nationally set health sector goals. Ethiopia has expanded training of medical doctors. However, little is known about junior doctors’ performance. Un...

    Authors: Daniel Dejene, Tegbar Yigzaw, Samuel Mengistu, Zerihun Wolde, Abiy Hiruy, Damtew Woldemariam and Miftah Awol

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:31

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  6. Content type: Review

    Effective knowledge translation allows the optimisation of access to and utilisation of research knowledge in order to inform and enhance public health policy and practice. In low- and middle- income countries...

    Authors: Catherine Malla, Paul Aylward and Paul Ward

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:29

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  7. Content type: Review

    Little is known about the health of GMS commercial fishers and seafarers, many of whom are migrants and some trafficked. This systematic review summarizes evidence on occupational, physical, sexual and mental ...

    Authors: Nicola S. Pocock, Long Hoang Nguyen, Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III, Cathy Zimmerman and Siân Oram

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:28

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  8. Content type: Short report

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the World Health Organization’s five item well-being index (WHO-5) when administered to adults living with HIV or epilepsy in a rural se...

    Authors: Esther Chongwo, Derrick Ssewanyana, Carophine Nasambu, Patrick N. Mwangala, Paul M. Mwangi, Moses K. Nyongesa, Charles R. Newton and Amina Abubakar

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:26

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  9. Content type: Research

    Ambient air pollution has posed negative effects on human health. Individual-level factors may modify this effect, but previous studies have controversial conclusions, and evidence is lacking especially in dev...

    Authors: Peirong Zhong, Shichun Huang, Xiaotong Zhang, Simin Wu, Yaohui Zhu, Yang Li and Lu Ma

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:27

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  10. Content type: Review

    The prevalence of diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is growing rapidly. Qualitative research on experiences of type 2 diabetes in SSA is emerging, but no qualitative synthesis has been attempted. This scopi...

    Authors: Mikaela Zimmermann, Christopher Bunn, Hazel Namadingo, Cindy M. Gray and John Lwanda

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:25

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  11. Content type: Research

    Despite increasing recognition that health-systems constraints are the fundamental barrier to attaining anti-retroviral therapy (ART) scale-up targets in Sub-Saharan Africa, current discourses are dominated by...

    Authors: Henry Zakumumpa, Nkosiyazi Dube, Respicius Shumbusho Damian and Elizeus Rutebemberwa

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:23

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  12. Content type: Research

    While malaria control is the primary health focus in Burkina Faso, the recent dengue epidemic calls for new interventions. This paper examines the implementation fidelity of an innovative intervention to contr...

    Authors: Diane Saré, Dennis Pérez, Paul-André Somé, Yamba Kafando, Ahmed Barro and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:21

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  13. Content type: Research

    The pursuit of efficiency and productivity is one of the goals of health systems. In the era of Sustainable Development Goals and particularly the move towards universal health coverage, it is imperative to cu...

    Authors: Maysoun Dimachkie Masri and Eyob Zere Asbu

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:22

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  14. Content type: Research

    Mass media exposure plays a pivotal role in health communication and adoption of a healthy lifestyle. In this study, we aimed to measure the prevalence of malaria prevention behaviour among adult women in eigh...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Olalekan A. Uthman, Agbessi Amouzou and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:20

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  15. Content type: Research

    Access to safe Cesarean section (C-section) in resource-constrained settings such as sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) region is a foremost approach to reduce maternal mortality. C-section is an obstetric operative proc...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Olalekan A. Uthman, Agbessi Amouzou and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:19

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  16. Content type: Review

    Low and middle income countries (LMICs) face severe resource limitations but the highest burden of disease. There is a growing evidence base on effective and cost-effective interventions for these diseases. Ho...

    Authors: Samuel I. Watson, Harvir Sahota, Celia A. Taylor, Yen-Fu Chen and Richard J. Lilford

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:17

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  17. Content type: Research

    Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been widely used in response to the shortage of skilled health workers especially in resource limited areas. China has a long history of involving CHWs in public health int...

    Authors: Wenting Huang, Hongfei Long, Jiang Li, Sha Tao, Pinpin Zheng, Shenglan Tang and Abu S. Abdullah

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:18

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  18. Content type: Research

    Improving access to culturally appropriate mental healthcare has been recognised as a key strategy to address the often greater burden of mental health issues experienced by Indigenous populations. We present ...

    Authors: Lennart Reifels, Angela Nicholas, Justine Fletcher, Bridget Bassilios, Kylie King, Shaun Ewen and Jane Pirkis

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:16

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  19. Content type: Review

    The paper reviews alcohol consumption patterns and alcohol-related social and health issues among 15–29-year old young people in Asian countries, and discusses strategies for preventing and controlling alcohol...

    Authors: Heng Jiang, Xiaojun Xiang, Wei Hao, Robin Room, Xiaojie Zhang and Xuyi Wang

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:14

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  20. Content type: Research

    This study examined the extent to which sporting event attendance is associated with self-rated health. Drawing from an economic model of health production and psychological research on the health benefits of ...

    Authors: Yuhei Inoue, Mikihiro Sato and Makoto Nakazawa

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:13

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  21. Content type: Research

    Latin America presently has the world’s highest burden of Zika virus, but there are unexplained differences in national rates of congenital malformations collectively referred to as Congenital Zika Syndrome (C...

    Authors: Mabel Carabali, Nichole Austin, Nicholas B. King and Jay S. Kaufman

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:15

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  22. Content type: Research

    To sustain the critical progress made, prioritization and a multidisciplinary approach to malaria research remain important to the national malaria control program in Benin. To document the structure of the ma...

    Authors: Roseric Azondekon, Zachary James Harper, Fiacre Rodrigue Agossa, Charles Michael Welzig and Susan McRoy

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:11

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  23. Content type: Study Protocol

    Nigeria presently has the second highest absolute number of maternal deaths and perinatal deaths (stillbirth and neonatal deaths) in the world. The country accounts for up to 14% of global maternal deaths and ...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Friday Okonofua, Lorretta Ntoimo, Bernard Kadio, Rodrigue Deuboue, Wilson Imongan and Wapada Balami

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:12

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  24. Content type: Research

    The increasing prevalence of undiagnosed and diagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D) posed a major challenge for public health and thus screening for T2D becomes essentially important. The social-demographical factors...

    Authors: Xin Xie, Nianyang Wang and Ying Liu

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:9

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  25. Content type: Research

    Human behaviors are affected by attitudes and beliefs, which in turn are shaped by higher-level values to which we have ascribed. In this study, we explore the relationship between two higher-level values, pre...

    Authors: Xinguang Chen, Amy L. Elliott and Shuang Wang

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:6

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  26. Content type: Research

    Immunizations are considered the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions employed today. While immunization coverage in India has improved dramatically in the last decade, areas of very ...

    Authors: J. P. Montgomery, P. Ganguly, B. F. Carlson, N. Shrivastwa and M. L. Boulton

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:5

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  27. Content type: Short Report

    In Swaziland, as in many high HIV/TB burden settings, there is not information available regarding the household location of TB cases for identifying areas of increased TB incidence, limiting the development o...

    Authors: Marie Brunetti, Sathyanath Rajasekharan, Piluca Ustero, Katherine Ngo, Welile Sikhondze, Buli Mzileni, Anna Mandalakas and Alexander W. Kay

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:3

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  28. Content type: Research

    Solid fuel use is the major source of household air pollution (HAP) and accounts for a substantial burden of morbidity and mortality in low and middle income countries. To evaluate and compare childhood mortal...

    Authors: Sabrina Naz, Andrew Page and Kingsley Emwinyore Agho

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:4

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  29. Content type: Research

    Current practice in the Western Cape region of South Africa is to discharge newborns born in-hospital within 24 h following uncomplicated vaginal delivery and two days after caesarean section. Mothers are inst...

    Authors: Jean Paul Muambangu Milambo, KaWing Cho, Charles Okwundu, Abiola Olowoyeye, Leonidas Ndayisaba, Sanjay Chand and Mark H. Corden

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:2

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  30. Content type: Research

    Diarrheal diseases are a major threat to human health and still represent a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although the burden of the diarrheal diseases is much lower in developed countrie...

    Authors: Abdur Razzaque Sarker, Marufa Sultana, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Nausad Ali, Tanvir M Huda, M. Salim uzzaman, Sabbir Haider, Hafizur Rahman, Ziaul Islam, Jahangir A. M. Khan, Robert Van Der Meer and Alec Morton

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:1

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  31. Content type: Research

    Starting in December 2013, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic spread in West Africa through five countries (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria, and Mali), killing over 11,300 people. In partnership wit...

    Authors: Lara Gautier, Koffi Ange Houngbedji, Jeanne Uwamaliya and Megan Coffee

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:35

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  32. Content type: Research

    Many low-income and crises-affected countries like Sierra Leone struggle with the recruitment and retention of their health professionals, particularly nurses and doctors. There are multiple factors that influ...

    Authors: Aniek Woodward, Suzanne Thomas, Mohamed Bella Jalloh, John Rees and Andrew Leather

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:34

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  33. Content type: Research

    Rapid and precise diagnosis of malaria is an essential element in effective case management and control of malaria. Malaria microscopy is used as the gold standard for malaria diagnosis, however results remain...

    Authors: Bolatito Aiyenigba, Abiodun Ojo, Adolor Aisiri, Justus Uzim, Oluwole Adeusi and Halima Mwenesi

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:32

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  34. Content type: Research

    We investigated predictors of the rural clients’ satisfaction level (CSL), and interlinks between perceived specific service quality (PSSQ), perceived utility value (PUV), CSL, and clients’ reactions (CR) towa...

    Authors: Ashim Roy, Trudy van der Weijden and Nanne de Vries

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:31

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  35. Content type: Commentary

    Since the commencement of the International Health Regulations in 2007, global public health security has been faced with numerous emerging and ongoing events. Moreover, the Joint External Evaluation is a volu...

    Authors: Mohamed Osman Bala, Mohamad Abdelhalim Chehab and Nagah Abdel Aziz Selim

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:30

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  36. Content type: Research

    Bride-trafficking has been a growing phenomenon in Southeast Asia, particularly in China, where one-child policies have resulted in demographic imbalances favoring males. Yet, empirical evidence about women an...

    Authors: Heidi Stöckl, Ligia Kiss, Jobst Koehler, Dung Thuy Dong and Cathy Zimmerman

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:28

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  37. Content type: Research

    Malaria is one of the most challenging public health concerns in the developing world. To address its impact in endemic regions, several interventions are implemented by stakeholders. The Affordable Medicine F...

    Authors: Isabella A. Quakyi, George O. Adjei, David J. Sullivan Jr, Judith K. Stephens, Amos Laar, Vivian N. Ama Aubyn, Richmond Owusu, Kwame S. Sakyi, Nathaniel Coleman, Francis D. Krampa, Linda Vanotoo, Julliette Tuakli, Bernard B. Bortei, Edward Essuman, Felix Sorvor, Isaac A. Boateng…

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:29

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  38. Content type: Research

    Female sex workers have been disproportionately affected with HIV and anal sexual experience elevate their vulnerability. Anal intercourse has more risk of HIV transmission than vaginal intercourse for recepto...

    Authors: Yohannes Teka Mazeingia, Lemessa Olijjira and Yadeta Dessie

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:27

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  39. Content type: Research

    The concept of ‘experimental public’ has been recently applied to publics involved in clinical trials. This term could also be applied to publics involved in longitudinal research such as health and demographi...

    Authors: Rhian Twine, Gillian Lewando Hundt and Kathleen Kahn

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:26

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  40. Content type: Research

    Since the declaration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 1990, many countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region made some improvements in maternal and child health and in tackling co...

    Authors: Eyob Zere Asbu, Maysoun Dimachkie Masri and Amer Kaissi

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:25

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  41. Content type: Research

    As an emerging donor in health related development across the world, particularly towards Africa, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been increasing its influence within the field of global public health...

    Authors: Mohon Shajalal, Junfang Xu, Jun Jing, Madeleine King, Jie Zhang, Peicheng Wang, Jennifer Bouey and Feng Cheng

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:24

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  42. Content type: Research

    The rise on the international scene of advocacy for universal health coverage (UHC) was accompanied by the promotion of a variety of health financing policies. Major donors presented health insurance, user fee...

    Authors: Lara Gautier and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:23

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  43. Content type: Research

    The 2014–2016 West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was an unprecedented public health event, and in addition to claiming over 11,000 lives, it resulted in the deaths of more healthcare workers than a...

    Authors: Stephanie Gee and Morten Skovdal

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:21

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  44. Content type: Research

    In disease mapping field, researchers often encounter data from multiple sources. Such data are fraught with challenges such as lack of a representative sample, often incomplete and most of which may have meas...

    Authors: D. Ntirampeba, I. Neema and L. N. Kazembe

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2017 2:22

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