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  1. Content type: Review

    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

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  2. Content type: Research

    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

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  3. Content type: Review

    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

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  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Publisher Correction

    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

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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

  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Research

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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

  10. Content type: Research

    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

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

  11. Content type: Research

    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

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

  12. Content type: Research

    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

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

  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Research

    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

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  15. Content type: Review

    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

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  16. Content type: Research

    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

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  17. Content type: Study Protocol

    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

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  18. Content type: Research

    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

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  19. Content type: Research

    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

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  20. Content type: Research

    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

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  21. Content type: Research

    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

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  22. Content type: Research

    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

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  23. Content type: Review

    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

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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