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#1Carolina de Vargas Nunes Coll (UFPEL: Universidade Federal de Pelotas)H-Index: 7
#2Fernanda Ewerling (UFPEL: Universidade Federal de Pelotas)H-Index: 4
Last.Aluísio J. D. Barros (UFPEL: Universidade Federal de Pelotas)H-Index: 54
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Introduction Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a critical public health issue that transcends social and economic boundaries and considered to be a major obstacle to the progress towards the 2030 women, children and adolescents’ health goals in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Standardised IPV measures have been increasingly incorporated into Demographic and Health Surveys carried out in LMICs. Routine reporting and disaggregated analyses at country level are essent...
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#1Dessalegn Y. Melesse (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 6
#2Martin K. MutuaH-Index: 7
Last.Ties Boerma (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 15
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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) continues to be a major public health challenge in sub-Saharan Africa where child marriage, adolescent childbearing, HIV transmission and low coverage of modern contraceptives are common in many countries. The evidence is still limited on inequalities in ASRH by gender, education, urban–rural residence and household wealth for many critical areas of sexual initiation, fertility, marriage, HIV, condom use and use of modern contraceptives for family...
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#1Sanni YayaH-Index: 13
#2Olalekan A. Uthman (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 50
Last.Ghose Bishwajit (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 10
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Background There is mixed evidence and lack of consensus on the impact of economic development on stunting, and likewise there is a dearth of empirical studies on this relationship in the case of sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, this paper examines whether economic growth is associated with childhood stunting in low-income and middle-income sub-Saharan African countries. Methods We analysed data from 89 Demographic and Health Surveys conducted between 1987 and 2016 available as of October 2018 using mu...
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#1Agbessi Amouzou (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 19
#2Safia S. Jiwani (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 2
Last.Lara M. E. Vaz (Save the Children)H-Index: 11
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Introduction Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a critical goal under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health. Achieving this goal for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) service coverage will require an understanding of national progress and how socioeconomic and demographic subgroups of women and children are being reached by health interventions. Methods We accessed coverage databases produced by the International Centre for Equity in Health, which were based ...
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#1Jaya Chandna (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 4
#2Robert NtoziniH-Index: 16
Last.Melissa Gladstone (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 18
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Introduction HIV-exposed uninfected children may be at risk of poor neurodevelopment. We aimed to test the impact of improved infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) on early child development (ECD) outcomes. Methods Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy was a cluster randomised 2×2 factorial trial in rural Zimbabwe ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01824940). Pregnant women were eligible if they lived in study clusters allocated to standard-of-care (SO...
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#1Saurabh SalujaH-Index: 9
#2Niclas RudolfsonH-Index: 2
Last.Mark G. ShrimeH-Index: 41
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Background The WHO estimates a global shortage of 2.8 million physicians, with severe deficiencies especially in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The unequitable distribution of physicians worldwide is further exacerbated by the migration of physicians from LMICs to high-income countries (HIC). This large-scale migration has numerous economic consequences which include increased mortality associated with inadequate physician supply in LMICs. Methods We estimate the economic cost for LMICs...
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#2Nicholas B. KingH-Index: 16
Last.Alissa Koski (McGill University)H-Index: 3
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### Summary box There are many definitions of global health,1–3 but none capture what is truly distinctive about the field. In particular, beyond tautologically emphasising the ‘global’ nature of its efforts, none properly distinguish ‘global health’ from ‘public health’.4 5 We propose the following definition: global health is public health somewhere else . Conventional definitions of global health tend to focus on its methods, which are generally indistinguishable from public health, or its as...
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#1Suzanne Bell (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 7
#2Elizabeth OmoluabiH-Index: 3
Last.Caroline Moreau (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 18
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Background We know little about the frequency, correlates and conditions under which women induce abortions in Nigeria. This study seeks to estimate the 1-year induced abortion incidence and proportion of abortions that are unsafe overall and by women’s background characteristics using direct and indirect methodologies. Methods Data for this study come from a population-based, nationally representative survey of reproductive age women (15–49) in Nigeria. Interviewers asked women to report on the...
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#1Aluisio J D Barros (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 1
#2Fernando César Wehrmeister (UFPEL: Universidade Federal de Pelotas)H-Index: 17
Last.Cesar G. Victora (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 110
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Introduction Wealth-related inequalities in reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health have been widely studied by dividing the population into quintiles. We present a comprehensive analysis of wealth inequalities for the composite coverage index (CCI) using national health surveys carried out since 2010, using wealth deciles and absolute income estimates as stratification variables, and show how these new approaches expand on traditional equity analyses. Methods 83 low-income and middle-...
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#1Sondra S. Crosby (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 9
#2Nicolette Oleng (BU: Boston University)
Last.Ranit Mishori (Georgetown University)H-Index: 4
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Virginity testing is a complex, culturally mediated practice that is poorly understood by Western clinicians. While advocating for global elimination of the practice of virginity testing as a human rights violation, clinical practice is often more complicated and ethically nuanced, and the clinician must act in the best interest of her patient. Upholding human rights does not have to be incompatible with providing a needed service to a patient, which should never include an invasive exam if not ...
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