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  1. Health workforce regulation plays key roles in ensuring the availability of competent health workers and improving performance of the health system. In 2010, Ethiopia established a national authority aiming to...

    Authors: Daniel Dejene, Tegbar Yigzaw, Samuel Mengistu, Firew Ayalew, Manuel Kahsaye and Damtew Woldemariam

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:36

    Content type: Research

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  2. Nigeria faces health workforce challenges and poor population health indices resulting from disparities in health worker densities by geographical locations and levels of health care delivery. Nigeria is const...

    Authors: Sunny Okoroafor, Samuel Ngobua, Maritza Titus and Idonniboyeobu Opubo

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:35

    Content type: Research

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  3. As the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rapidly developing in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), the importance of local research capacity and the role of contextually relevant research in...

    Authors: Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Allison Byrnes, Kavita Singh, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Naanki Pasricha, Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan and Brian Oldenburg

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:31

    Content type: Review

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  4. Cardiometabolic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in many low- and middle-income countries. As the already severe burden from these conditions continues to increase in low- and middle-inco...

    Authors: Enying Gong, Hongsheng Lu, Shuai Shao, Xuanchen Tao, Nicholas Peoples, Brandon A. Kohrt, Shangzhi Xiong, Catherine Kyobutungi, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Hoang Van Minh, Tran Thi Duc Hanh, Suraj Koirala, Kamal Gautam and Lijing L. Yan

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:33

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  5. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) restores immune function and reduces human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) related adverse outcomes. The results of previous studies in Ethiopia were replete with inconsistent finding...

    Authors: Moges Agazhe Assemie, Muluneh Alene, Daniel Bekele Ketema and Selishi Mulatu

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:32

    Content type: Research

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  6. Access to surgical care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) such as Tanzania is extremely limited. Northern Tanzania is served by a single tertiary referral hospital, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Cent...

    Authors: Praveen Paul Rajaguru, Mubashir Alavi Jusabani, Honest Massawe, Rogers Temu and Neil Perry Sheth

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:30

    Content type: Research

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  7. In the typical prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV cascade of care discussion or analysis, the period of analysis begins at the first visit for antenatal care (ANC) for that pregnancy. Th...

    Authors: Bruce A. Larson, Nafisa Halim, Isaac Tsikhutsu, Margaret Bii, Peter Coakley and Peter C. Rockers

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:29

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. Despite substantial investment in women’s health over the past two decades, and enthusiastic government support for MDG 5 and SDG 3, health indicators for women in Mozambique remain among the lowest in the wor...

    Authors: Mary Qiu, Talata Sawadogo-Lewis, Katia Ngale, Réka Maulide Cane, Amilcar Magaço and Timothy Roberton

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:28

    Content type: Research

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  9. Although there is broad consensus around the need to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in Sub-Saharan Africa, the financing strategies for achieving it are still unclear. We sought to...

    Authors: Henry Zakumumpa, Sara Bennett and Freddie Ssengooba

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:27

    Content type: Review

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  10. Although the prevalence of underweight is declining among Indian women, the prevalence of overweight/obesity is increasing. This study examined the prevalence and factors associated with underweight and overwe...

    Authors: Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Krystal Swasey, Md Zabir Hasan, Atia Sharmeen and Brendan Day

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:24

    Content type: Research

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  11. The 1984 Mexico City Policy is a U.S. federal policy that has prohibited foreign nongovernmental organizations that receive U.S. international family planning assistance from using their own, non-U.S. funds to...

    Authors: Constancia Mavodza, Rebecca Goldman and Bergen Cooper

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:26

    Content type: Review

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  12. Implementation science has been growing as discipline in the past decades, producing an increasing number of models in the area. On the other hand, most frameworks are intended to guide the implementation of p...

    Authors: Pablo Villalobos Dintrans, Thomas J. Bossert, Jim Sherry and Margaret E. Kruk

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:25

    Content type: Research

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  13. An error occurred during the publication of a number of articles Global Health Research and Policy. Several articles were published in volume 4 with a duplicate citation number.

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    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:22

    Content type: Publisher Correction

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    The original article was published in Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:15

    The original article was published in Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:17

    The original article was published in Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:18

    The original article was published in Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:16

  14. Health financing is a major challenge in low-and middle-income counties (LMICs) for achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Past studies have argued that the budgetary allocation on health financing depends...

    Authors: Deepak Kumar Behera and Umakant Dash

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:21

    Content type: Research

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  15. Since 2000, results based financing (RBF) has proliferated in health sectors in Africa in particular, including in fragile and conflict affected settings (FCAS) and there is a growing but still contested liter...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Yotamu Chirwa, Pamela Chandiwana, Shungu Munyati, Mildred Pepukai and Maria Paola Bertone

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  16. There is an urgent need to address the growing type 2 diabetes disease burden. 20–30% of adults in rural areas of Bangladesh have intermediate hyperglycaemia and about 10% have diabetes. We report on the imple...

    Authors: Joanna Morrison, Kohenour Akter, Hannah Maria Jennings, Abdul Kuddus, Tasmin Nahar, Carina King, Sanjit Kumer Shaha, Naveed Ahmed, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Anthony Costello, A. K. Azad Khan, Kishwar Azad and Edward Fottrell

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:19

    Content type: Research

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  17. China launched the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aiming to develop a mutually-beneficial, sustainable trade model with partner countries. The processes of international health exchanges are key parts of how t...

    Authors: Yao Wang, Xiaohui Liang, Yuchen Liu, Yuanan Lu, Xiaojun Liu and Zongfu Mao

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:15

    Content type: Research

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:22

  18. Africa reduced its under-5 mortality rate (U5MR) by more than 50% during the MDGs era. However, it still has by far the highest average U5MR in the world – 81 deaths compared to a global average of 43 deaths p...

    Authors: Michael Acheampong, Chukwudi Ejiofor, Abraham Salinas-Miranda, Bryana Wall and Qiuyan Yu

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:17

    Content type: Research

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:22

  19. Efforts to develop an HIV “cure” (i.e., an intervention leading to durable ART-free remission or eradication of HIV infection) have become better resourced and coordinated in recent years. Given, however, the ...

    Authors: Leo Beacroft and Timothy B. Hallett

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:18

    Content type: Research

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:22

  20. Improving child health remains one of the most significant health challenges in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that accounts for half of the global burden of under-five mortality despite having approximately 13%...

    Authors: Celestin Hategeka, Germaine Tuyisenge, Christian Bayingana and Lisine Tuyisenge

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:16

    Content type: Research

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:22

  21. In May 2015 the Malawian Ministry of Health (MOH) contacted the German Development Cooperation to seek technical assistance from the P4H Network for Social Health Protection for an “Assessment of the appropria...

    Authors: Adrian Gheorghe, Kai Straehler-Pohl, Dominic Nkhoma, Wathando Mughandira, Denis Garand, Deliwe Malema, Alexandra Murray-Zmijewski, Andrew Kardan and Tomas Lievens

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  22. Health equity is a cross-cutting theme in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and a priority in health sector planning in countries including Ethiopia. Subnational health managers in Et...

    Authors: Nicole Bergen, Arne Ruckert, Manisha A. Kulkarni, Lakew Abebe, Sudhakar Morankar and Ronald Labonté

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:12

    Content type: Research

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  23. Studies regarding blood pressure of Nepal have demonstrated a contrasting prevalence. We aimed at providing a generalized estimate of the prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension in urban, suburban, and ...

    Authors: Yun Huang, Pi Guo, Biraj M. Karmacharya, Sharvesh Raj Seeruttun, Dong Roman Xu and Yuantao Hao

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:11

    Content type: Review

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  24. In an effort to improve access to proven maternal and newborn health interventions, Rwanda implemented a mobile phone (mHealth) monitoring system called RapidSMS. RapidSMS was scaled up across Rwanda in 2013. ...

    Authors: Celestin Hategeka, Hinda Ruton and Michael R. Law

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  25. Economic dimensions of implementing quality improvement for diabetes care are understudied worldwide. We describe the economic evaluation protocol within a randomised controlled trial that tested a multi-compo...

    Authors: Kavita Singh, Mohammed K. Ali, Raji Devarajan, Roopa Shivashankar, Dimple Kondal, Vamadevan S. Ajay, V. Usha Menon, Premlata K. Varthakavi, Vijay Viswanathan, Mala Dharmalingam, Ganapati Bantwal, Rakesh Kumar Sahay, Muhammad Qamar Masood, Rajesh Khadgawat, Ankush Desai, Dorairaj Prabhakaran…

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:7

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  26. Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) is a form of violence against women and girls that is widely performed in about 30 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia. In Sudan, the prevalence of FGM/C amon...

    Authors: Majdi M. Sabahelzain, Ahmed Gamal Eldin, Suad Babiker, Caroline W. Kabiru and Muna Eltayeb

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  27. Reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health, and nutrition (RMNCH&N) data is an indispensable tool for program and policy decisions in low- and middle-income countries. However, being equipped with evidence ...

    Authors: Tricia Aung, Debora Niyeha, Shagihilu Shagihilu, Rose Mpembeni, Joyceline Kaganda, Ashley Sheffel and Rebecca Heidkamp

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  28. Results-Based Financing (RBF) has proliferated in health sectors of low and middle income countries, especially fragile and conflict-affected ones, and has been presented as a way of reforming and strengthenin...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Maria Paola Bertone, Justine Namakula, Pamela Chandiwana, Yotamu Chirwa, Aloysius Ssennyonjo and Freddie Ssengooba

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:3

    Content type: Research

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  29. Incidence of breast cancer has increased in Vietnam over the past two decades, but little data exists to inform policy and planning. This study examined the organisation and delivery of breast cancer services ...

    Authors: Chris Jenkins, Tran Thu Ngan, Nguyen Bao Ngoc, Tran Bich Phuong, Lynne Lohfeld, Michael Donnelly, Hoang Van Minh and Liam Murray

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:2

    Content type: Research

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  30. In Nigeria, Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) is the recommended first line antimalarial medicine for uncomplicated malaria. However, health care providers still continue the use of less efficacious ...

    Authors: Sylvanus C. Welle, Olufemi Ajumobi, Magbagbeola Dairo, Muhammad Balogun, Peter Adewuyi, Babatunde Adedokun, Patrick Nguku, Saheed Gidado and IkeOluwapo Ajayi

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2019 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  31. Access to primary health care (PHC) is a fundamental human right and central in the performance of health care systems, however persons with disabilities (PWDs) generally experience greater barriers in accessi...

    Authors: Ebenezer Dassah, Heather Aldersey, Mary Ann McColl and Colleen Davison

    Citation: Global Health Research and Policy 2018 3:36

    Content type: Review

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Review

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Review

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  38. 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

    Content type: Review

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  39. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Review

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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