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  1. Severe thalassemia diseases are a major health problem in Southeast Asia. In Cambodia, there has never been a significant program for prevention or control of severe thalassemia. We, therefore, studied the eff...

    Authors: Kimhaung Cheng, Supan Fucharoen, Kanokwan Sanchaisuriya, Goonnapa Fucharoen, Pattara Sanchaisuriya and Arunee Jetsrisuparb
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:13
  2. Policy implementation remains an under researched area in most low and middle income countries and it is not surprising that several policies are implemented without a systematic follow up of why and how they ...

    Authors: Charles Hongoro, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Thembinkosi Twalo, Chikondi Mwendera, Mbuyiselo Douglas, Moses Mukuru, Simon Kasasa and Freddie Ssengooba
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:12
  3. A significant number of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related deaths occur in developing countries. An increasing prevalence of CVD is associated with a change in the macro-economy of these countries. In this p...

    Authors: Frederick J. Raal, Alawi A. Alsheikh-Ali, Mohamed I. Omar, Wafa Rashed, Omar Hamoui, Abdoul Kane, Mohamed Alami, Paula Abreu and Walid M. Mashhoud
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:15
  4. Despite postnatal care services significant role in improving maternal and new-born health, services are underutilized in most developing countries including Ethiopia. Hence, it is important to identify factor...

    Authors: Teshome Abuka Abebo and Dawit Jember Tesfaye
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:9
  5. Based on successive Health Interview Surveys (HIS), it has been demonstrated that also in Belgium obesity, measured by means of a self-reported body mass index (BMI in kg/m2), is a growing public health problem t...

    Authors: S. Drieskens, S. Demarest, S. Bel, K. De Ridder and J. Tafforeau
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:10
  6. Violence against women is a common form of human rights violation, and intimate partner violence (IPV) appears to be the most significant component of violence. The aim of this study was to examine the associa...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Kwamena Sekyi Dickson and Abdul-Aziz Seidu
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:5
  7. The integration of different administrative data sources from a number of European countries has been shown useful in the assessment of unwarranted variations in health care performance. This essay describes t...

    Authors: Enrique Bernal-Delgado and Francisco Estupiñán-Romero
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:6
  8. Severe weight loss through means of bariatric surgery has been associated with loss of muscle mass due to lack of absorption of protein. The aim of this RCT is to investigate the effectiveness of protein suppl...

    Authors: Sahar D. Al-Shamari, Mohamed Aly ElSherif, Wahiba Hamid and Fahad Hanna
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:7
  9. Even though, the disclosure of HIV sero- status to sexual partners, friends or relatives is the main tool for prevention and care strategies, most of the HIV/AIDS patients do not inform their close friends. Th...

    Authors: Tamiru Tesfaye, Jiregna Darega, Tefera Belachew and Abebe Abera
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:1
  10. Performance-based financing (PBF) in the health sector has recently gained momentum in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as one of the ways forward for achieving Universal Health Coverage. The major pri...

    Authors: Oriane Bodson, Ahmed Barro, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Nestor Zanté, Paul-André Somé and Valéry Ridde
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:4
  11. Not much is known about the health seeking behavior of people with substance use disorders before they enter specialized treatment and afterwards. This paper explains in detail the protocol that has been follo...

    Authors: Luk Van Baelen, Karin De Ridder, Jérôme Antoine and Lies Gremeaux
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:3
  12. Population-based surveys currently face the problem of decreasing response rates. Mixed-mode designs are now being implemented more often to account for this, to improve sample composition and to reduce overal...

    Authors: Elvira Mauz, Elena von der Lippe, Jennifer Allen, Ralph Schilling, Stephan Müters, Jens Hoebel, Patrick Schmich, Matthias Wetzstein, Panagiotis Kamtsiuris and Cornelia Lange
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:8
  13. Despite being one of the plausible measures towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), various issues pertaining to pre-pregnancy clinic (PPC) services still need to be pondered upon. Based on thi...

    Authors: Mizanur Rahman, Natazcza Abdul Rahim and Mohd Taha Arif
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:67
  14. The global phenomenon of population ageing is creating new challenges in both high and middle income countries, as functional limitations are expected to increase with age. The attribution method has been prop...

    Authors: Renata T.C. Yokota, Wilma J. Nusselder, Jean-Marie Robine, Jean Tafforeau, Patrick Deboosere, Lenildo Moura, Silvânia S. C. A. Andrade, Shamyr S. Castro and Herman Van Oyen
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:68
  15. Implementing efficient stoves and clean fuels in low and middle-income countries are critical for improving health of poor women and children and improve the environment. Cleaner biomass stoves, however, perfo...

    Authors: Praveen Kumar, Amar Dhand, Rachel G. Tabak, Ross C. Brownson and Gautam N. Yadama
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:70
  16. Several kinds of pressure can lead to the emergence of infectious diseases. In the case of zoonoses emerging from livestock, one of the most significant changes that has taken place since the mid twentieth cen...

    Authors: Marius Gilbert, Xiangming Xiao and Timothy P. Robinson
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:48
  17. Socio-demographic variables are widely known to have an association with the presence of any disability. However, the association between the severity of locomotor disability and socio-demographic variables ha...

    Authors: Ilias Mahmud, Lynda Clarke and George B. Ploubidis
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:47
  18. Poor infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in the first 2 years of age are among major causes of childhood malnutrition, in developing countries including Ethiopia. It results in irreversible outcome...

    Authors: Mekonnen Tegegne, Semere Sileshi, Tomas Benti, Mulusew Teshome and Haile Woldie
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:53
  19. The burden of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is estimated using unadjusted prevalence estimates. SAM is an acute condition and many children with SAM will either recover or die within a few weeks. Estimating ...

    Authors: Assaye Bulti, André Briend, Nancy M. Dale, Arjan De Wagt, Faraja Chiwile, Stanley Chitekwe, Chris Isokpunwu and Mark Myatt
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:66
  20. Anemia is responsible for 20% of maternal mortality worldwide, and it is associated with premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality. In Ethiopia, about 22% of pregnant women are anemic. However, l...

    Authors: Abera Abay, Haile Woldie Yalew, Amare Tariku and Ejigu Gebeye
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:51
  21. The Zika virus disease (ZVD) has had a huge impact on public health in Colombia for the numbers of people affected and the presentation of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly cases associated to ZVD.

    Authors: Nelson Méndez, Misael Oviedo-Pastrana, Salim Mattar, Isaac Caicedo-Castro and German Arrieta
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:65
  22. Statistical methods to model the usual dietary intake of foods in a population generally ignore the additional information on the never-consumers. The objective of this study is to determine the added value of...

    Authors: Cloë Ost, Karin A. A. De Ridder, Jean Tafforeau and Herman Van Oyen
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:46
  23. Elaborating from the European One Health/Ecohealth (OH/EH) workshop that took place in fall 2016 and aimed to bring together different communities and explore collaborative potential, the creation of European ...

    Authors: Hans Keune, Lucette Flandroy, Séverine Thys, Nick De Regge, Marcella Mori, Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux, Maarten P.M. Vanhove, Javiera Rebolledo, Steven Van Gucht, Isra Deblauwe, Wim Hiemstra, Barbara Häsler, Aurélie Binot, Sara Savic, Simon R. Ruegg, Sjerp De Vries…
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:64
  24. Because underweight in adolescents poses several health problems, it is important to prevent it in adolescence. For the prevention of underweight, it is necessary to investigate risk factors, especially lifest...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Rimei Nishimura, Shohei Nomoto, Hiromi Hoshino and Akatsuki Kokaze
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:45
  25. This invited commentary aims to highlight 3 recommendations to rationalize antimicrobial consumption in livestock, in order to minimize the spread of resistant bacteria and simultaneously safeguarding animal a...

    Authors: Boudewijn Catry
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:62
  26. In Belgium, socio-economic inequalities in mortality have long been described at country-level. As Belgium is a federal state with many responsibilities in health policies being transferred to the regional lev...

    Authors: Françoise Renard, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sylvie Gadeyne, Jean Tafforeau and Patrick Deboosere
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:44
  27. Sedentary behaviour in children is related to different health consequences such as overweight and cardio-metabolic diseases that can track into adulthood. Previous studies have shown that children spend hours...

    Authors: Belinda Hoffmann, Sarah Kettner, Tamara Wirt, Olivia Wartha, Lina Hermeling, Jürgen M. Steinacker and Susanne Kobel
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:63
  28. Influenza-like illness (ILI) is an important public health problem worldwide. In the Central African Republic, acute infectious diseases are the commonest reason for consultation. The Institut Pasteur of Bangu...

    Authors: Alexandre Manirakiza, Marie-Yvette Batoumbou Ketta, Ulrich Vickos, Giscard Francis Komoyo, Sandra Garba-ouangole, Colette Bangue, Edgar Djimbele, Ombretta Pasotti, Eugene Kanga, Eloi Nicaise Mboufoungou, Brice Martial Yambiyo, Kathleen Victoir, Jean-Chrysostome Gody, Mirdad Kazanji and Emmanuel Nakoune
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:61
  29. Reducing physical inactivity among the population is a challenge for many nations. Targeting leisure time physical activity (LTPA) may be useful in increasing overall physical activity as it is assumed it is a...

    Authors: Sanhapan Thanamee, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Apichai Wattanapisit, Suparerk Suerungruang, Kanittha Thaikla, Wichuda Jiraporncharoen and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:41
  30. South-Asian countries are considered to be a potential breeding ground for HIV epidemic. Although the prevalence of this incurable disease is low in Bangladesh, women still have been identified as more vulnera...

    Authors: Md. Tuhin Sheikh, Md. Nizam Uddin and Jahidur Rahman Khan
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:59
  31. This study examined the reliability of measures of correlates of dietary behaviours (DBs), physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) for Hong Kong adolescents.

    Authors: Ester Cerin, Cindy H. P. Sit, Anthony Barnett, Wendy Y. J. Huang, Gemma Y. Gao, Stephen H. S. Wong and James F. Sallis
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:38
  32. Research conducted by Ward, Muller, Tsourtos, et al. (Soc Sci Med 72(7):1140–1148, 2011) has led to the development of the psycho-social interactive model of resilience, which reveals the interaction between i...

    Authors: A. L. Wilson, D. McNaughton, S. B. Meyer and P. R. Ward
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:56
  33. This methodological paper describes the integration of the ‘European Health Interview Survey wave 2’ (EHIS 2) into the ‘German Health Update’ 2014/2015 (GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS).

    Authors: C. Lange, J.D. Finger, J. Allen, S. Born, J. Hoebel, R. Kuhnert, S. Müters, J. Thelen, P. Schmich, M. Varga, E. von der Lippe, M. Wetzstein and T. Ziese
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:40
  34. Public health messaging about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) sometimes conveys the problem as an epidemic. We outline why AMR is a serious endemic problem manifested in hospital and community-acquired infections.

    Authors: C. Raina MacIntyre and Chau Minh Bui
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:54
  35. Human brucellosis remains the commonest zoonotic disease worldwide with more than 500 000 new cases annually. Understanding the biology of Brucella infections and the transmission patterns at the wildlife/livesto...

    Authors: Jacques Godfroid
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:34
  36. Nepal is facing double burden of injecting drug use and HIV, yet the problem of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) has not been so well addressed, where there is large population known to be at risk for HCV. This study a...

    Authors: Sampurna Kakchapati, Manju Maharjan, Bir Bahadhur Rawal and Sameer Mani Dixit
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:39
  37. Acknowledging the health system strengthening agenda, the World Health Organization (WHO) has formulated a health systems framework that describes health systems in terms of six building blocks. This study aim...

    Authors: Tsegahun Manyazewal
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:50
  38. Healthcare providers’ accreditation is one of the standard means of assuring quality services. This paper examines the pattern of National Health Insurance Scheme accreditation results among private healthcare...

    Authors: Abena Agyeiwaa Lamptey, Eric Nsiah-Boateng, Samuel Agyei Agyemang and Moses Aikins
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:36
  39. This study focuses on the health impact of the labour market position, since recent research indicates that exposure to both unemployment and precarious employment causes serious harm to people’s health and we...

    Authors: Karen Van Aerden, Sylvie Gadeyne and Christophe Vanroelen
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:55
  40. Under nutrition remains a serious problem among children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Analysing how diets composed of local foods could achieve nutritional goals for infants and young children in low-income settings...

    Authors: Jofrey Raymond, Morris Agaba, Clara Mollay, Jerman W. Rose and Neema Kassim
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:60
  41. Obstetric danger signs are not the literal obstetric complications, merely symptoms that are well named by non-clinical personnel. The identification of these danger signs and its relation with complications d...

    Authors: Desalegn Tsegaw Hibstu and Yadeshi Demisse Siyoum
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:35
  42. In remote rural areas of Pakistan, access to the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) care provided by a skilled health provider is quite difficult. There are many reasons such as women’s restricted socia...

    Authors: Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Qayyum Noorani and Shazia Abbas
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:57
  43. In Belgium, different routine surveillance systems are in place to follow-up Lyme borreliosis trends. However, accurate data on the disease and monetary burden for the different clinical manifestations are lac...

    Authors: Laurence Geebelen, Tinne Lernout, Benoît Kabamba-Mukadi, Veroniek Saegeman, Hein Sprong, Steven Van Gucht, Philippe Beutels, Niko Speybroeck and Katrien Tersago
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:42

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