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Maternal and child health

Section edited by Marie Delnord, Gino Agbota and Manfred Accrombessi

This section is dedicated to publishing all sound science in the field of perinatal and child health. It aims to better the understanding of the health of mothers and babies during pregnancy, delivery and the postpartum period, as well as during infancy and early childhood. The section contributes to maternal and child health knowledge, enhances the interaction between research, policy and practice and stimulates health monitoring and indicator development.

We welcome submissions on maternal and child health outcomes and their determinants, with clear statements about the public health and policy implications. We encourage methodological papers, papers on perinatal health services research,  community interventions, and epidemiological studies dealing with international comparisons, the determinants of inequality in health, and the environmental, behavioural, social, demographic and occupational correlates of health and disease.

  1. The occurrence of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) varied globally with most of the cases coming from developing countries including Yemen. The disparity in IMR in Yemen however, has not been well dealt and therefo...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Gebretsadik Shibre, Jemal Haidar and Gorems Lemma

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:64

    Content type: Research

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  2. Even though the global under-five mortality rate substantially decreased over time, Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries including Ethiopia continue to share the huge burden of under-five mortality. Ethiopia sh...

    Authors: Misganaw Gebrie Worku, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:55

    Content type: Research

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  3. Maternal mortality remains a major challenge to health systems worldwide. Although most pregnancies and births are uneventful, approximately 15% of all pregnant women develop potentially life-threatening compl...

    Authors: Asteray Assmie Ayenew, Azezu Asres Nigussie and Biruk Ferede Zewdu

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:48

    Content type: Research

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  4. The effect of short birth interval on socio-economic, negative maternal and child health outcomes remains common in developing countries. This study aimed to assess determinants of short birth interval among r...

    Authors: Gedefaye Nibret Mihretie, Fentahun Yenealem Beyene, Bekalu Getnet Kassa, Alemu Degu Ayele, Tewachew Muche Liyeh and Binyam Minuye Birihane

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:47

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  5. Inappropriate parental behaviors of mothers toward young children require further study; few epidemiological studies have utilized longitudinal analysis of region-based cohorts. This study examined the frequen...

    Authors: Takehiro Arai, Aya Goto, Mitsuko Komatsu and Seiji Yasumura

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:37

    Content type: Research

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  6. Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health challenges and risk factors for various diseases. International health organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), recommend more stakeholder...

    Authors: Shahnaz Taghizadeh, Rahim Khodayari Zarnag and Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:36

    Content type: Research

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  7. Jordan Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths Surveillance system (JSANDS) is a newly developed system and is currently implemented in five large hospitals in Jordan. This study aimed at exploring the healthcare prof...

    Authors: Yousef S. Khader, Khulood K. Shattnawi, Nihaya Al-Sheyab, Mohammad Alyahya and Anwar Batieha

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:29

    Content type: Research

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  8. Maternal and child mortalities are the main public health problems worldwide and both are the major health concern in developing countries such as Africa and Asia. The fertility behavior of women characterized...

    Authors: Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Melkalem Mamuye Azanaw, Yeaynmarnesh Asmare Bukayaw and Kassahun Alemu Gelaye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:74

    Content type: Research

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