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  1. In response to the COVID-19 challenge and the consequent concerns and misconceptions about potential mother-to-child virus transmission, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the E...

    Authors: Abel Negussie, Bereket Tefera, Elyas Melaku Mazengia, Ariam Hailemariam, Ephrem Lejore, Tariku Dejene, Abiy Tefera, Ramadhani Noor, Stanley Chitekwe, Hiwot Getachew, Rachana Sharma and Eshetu Girma
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:37
  2. Tuberculosis (TB), a leading cause of infectious death, is curable when patients complete a course of multi-drug treatment. Because entry into the TB treatment cascade usually relies on symptomatic individuals...

    Authors: Zolelwa Sifumba, Helgard Claassen, Stephen Olivier, Palwasha Khan, Hloniphile Ngubane, Thokozani Bhengu, Thando Zulu, Mareca Sithole, Dickman Gareta, Mahomed-Yunus S. Moosa, Willem A. Hanekom, Ingrid V. Bassett and Emily B. Wong
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:30
  3. Self-stigma among people who have tuberculosis (TB) can contribute to non-adherence to medication and disengagement from care. It can manifest in feelings of worthlessness, shame, and guilt, leading to social ...

    Authors: Stephen H.-F. Macdonald, Nadine Ferris France, Ian Hodgson, Fadhil Ali, Christa Dewi, Iman Abdurrakhman, Yeremia Mozart Runtu, Alva Juan, Jhon Sugiharto, Elaine Byrne and Ronan M. Conroy
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:31
  4. The departure of pharmaceutical companies from Nigeria — a major source of antimicrobial drug supply in West Africa — increases the risk of an elevated burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Nigeria and t...

    Authors: Chiamaka Norah Ezeagu, Semeeh Akinwale Omoleke and Kehinde Kazeem Kanmodi
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:35
  5. Current strategies to promptly, effectively, and equitably screen people with tuberculosis (TB) and link them to diagnosis and care are insufficient; new approaches are required to find the millions of people ...

    Authors: Rachel L. Byrne, Tom Wingfield, Emily R. Adams, Sayera Banu, John Samson Bimba, Andrew Codlin, Ana Cubas Atienzar, Tushar Garg, Stephen John, Ricardo Queiroz Gurgel, Melissa Sander, Victor Santana Santos, S. Bertel Squire, Luan Nguyen Quang Vo and Jacob Creswell
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:33
  6. Sexual violence, including childhood sexual abuse and adolescent/adult sexual assault, is a major public health concern, especially for college women. Sexual violence is associated with numerous negative conse...

    Authors: Prachi H. Bhuptani, Elizabeth Mayer, Georgia Chan and Lindsay M. Orchowski
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:29
  7. Authors: Chido Dziva Chikwari, Amare Worku Tadesse, Kwame Shanaube, Anna Shepherd, Christopher Finn McQuaid and Toyin O. Togun
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:32

    The original article was published in BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:17

  8. Colorectal cancer (CRC) poses a significant public health challenge in Canada, with the Atlantic provinces bearing a particularly high burden. The implementation of population-based colon screening programs is...

    Authors: Kazeem Adefemi, John C. Knight, Yun Zhu and Peizhong Peter Wang
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:28
  9. Travel restrictions and border controls were used extensively during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the processes for making robust evidence-based risk assessments of source countries to inform border control...

    Authors: Richard Arnold, Rachelle N. Binny, Thomas Lumley, Audrey Lustig, Matthew Parry and Michael J. Plank
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:27
  10. Women with substance use disorders (SUDs) often experience adversity related to incarceration and reentry that can impact their substance use outcomes. This study aims to examine the adverse effects of incarce...

    Authors: Sienna Strong-Jones, Kristina Brant, Derek Kreager, Eric Harrison and Abenaa Jones
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:26
  11. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women has harmful effects on their psychological and physical health. However, help-seeking for IPV is significantly low among women in the Indian context. This study ex...

    Authors: Rakhi Ghoshal, Priti Patil, Isha Sinha, Anita Gadgil, Priyansh Nathani, Nethra Jain, Premkumar Ramasubramani and Nobhojit Roy
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:25
  12. Prior research has reaffirmed lifestyle risk behaviors to cluster among adolescents. However, the lifestyle cluster effect on suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) was unclear among adolescents in low- and mi...

    Authors: Yongle Zhan, Pei Wang, Yongan Zhan, Zhiming Lu, Yidan Guo, Noor Ani Ahmad, Andrew Owusu, Tepirou Chher, Johnson T. Hinneh, Krishna Kumar Aryal, Noorali Darwish, Sameera J. Senanayake, Bushra abdulrahman Ahmed Mufadhal, Alissar Rady, Marcia Bassier-Paltoo and Suvd Batbaatar
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:24
  13. Primary Health Care (PHC) is the most equitable and cost-effective way to enhance the health of populations and improve health security and is a requirement for achieving universal health coverage (UHC). Vital...

    Authors: Dijana Spasenoska, John Grundy, Lundi-Anne Omam, Irtaza Ahmad Chaudhri, Faraz Khalid, Thomas S. O’Connell and Tova Tampe
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:23
  14. The burden of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of morbidity and mortality differentially affected populations. Between and within populations, behavior change was likewise heterogeneous. Factors influencing prec...

    Authors: Laura A. Skrip, Malcom B. Weller, Sheikh Dukuly, Neima Candy, Wahdae-Mai Harmon-Gray, Adolphus Clarke and Bernice T. Dahn
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:22
  15. The psychosocial consequences of tuberculosis (TB) are key barriers to ending TB globally. We evaluated and compared stigma, depression, and quality of life (QoL) among people with TB diagnosed through active ...

    Authors: Kritika Dixit, Bhola Rai, Tara Prasad Aryal, Noemia Teixeira de Siqueira-Filha, Raghu Dhital, Manoj Kumar Sah, Ram Narayan Pandit, Govinda Majhi, Puskar Raj Paudel, Jens W. Levy, Job van Rest, Suman Chandra Gurung, Gokul Mishra, Knut Lönnroth, Stephen Bertel Squire, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt…
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:20
  16. Calls to decolonize global health have highlighted the continued existence of colonial structures in research into diseases of public health importance particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)....

    Authors: Chido Dziva Chikwari, Amare Worku Tadesse, Kwame Shanaube, Anna Shepherd, Christopher Finn McQuaid and Toyin O. Togun
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:17

    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:32

  17. Global efforts reduced incidence of polio cases from 350,000 in 1988 to 22 cases in 2022 globally. There have been no wild poliovirus (WPV) cases seen in Somalia since August 2014. However, in 2017, there was ...

    Authors: Khaliif Nouh, Abdirizak Haga, Kyandindi Sumaili, Muhammad Farid, Mohamed Alin, Mukhtar Shube, Abdirizak Abshir, Mohamed Hiirad, Muhyadeen Ahmed and Ahmed Bile
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:16
  18. The ‘agentic demand’ of population health interventions (PHIs) refers to the capacity, resources and freedom to act that interventions demand of their recipients to benefit, which have a socio-economical patte...

    Authors: Kate Garrott, David Ogilvie, Jenna Panter, Mark Petticrew, Amanda Sowden, Catrin P. Jones, Campbell Foubister, Emma R. Lawlor, Erika Ikeda, Richard Patterson, Dolly van Tulleken, Roxanne Armstrong-Moore, Gokulan Vethanayakam, Lorna Bo, Martin White and Jean Adams
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:13
  19. Peru is facing a double burden of malnutrition (DBM), characterized by the co-existence of undernutrition and overnutrition. Double-duty actions that concurrently target common drivers of undernutrition and ov...

    Authors: Carmen Quinteros-Reyes, Paraskevi Seferidi, Laura Guzman-Abello, Christopher Millett, Antonio Bernabé-Ortiz and Ellis Ballard
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:15
  20. Authors: Peter MacPherson, Kwame Shanaube, Mphatso D. Phiri, Hannah M. Rickman, Katherine C. Horton, Helena R. A. Feasey, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Rachael M. Burke and Molebogeng X. Rangaka
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:14

    The original article was published in BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:9

  21. In 2021, there were approximately 450,000 cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) worldwide. The treatment of DR-TB historically included expensive and toxic injectable drugs leading to adverse effects in...

    Authors: Pedroso Nhassengo, Américo Zandamela, Celina Nhamuave, Sheyla Rodrigues Cassy, Rogério Chiau, Cláudia Mutaquiha, Pereira Zindoga, Ivan Manhiça, Celso Khosa and James Cowan
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:12
  22. Strategic action plans around newborn health evaluation are needed, to address the high neonatal mortality rate in Nepal. Surveillance systems, like Newborn Metabolic Screening (NBS), could reveal unrecognized...

    Authors: Janine Y. Khan, Kalpana U. Subedi, Shailendra B. Karmacharya, Prajwal Paudel, Dharma S. Manandhar, Rose Hennessy Garza, Keith A. Dookeran and Sunil R. Manandhar
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:10
  23. Community-based active case finding (ACF) for tuberculosis (TB) involves an offer of screening to populations at risk of TB, oftentimes with additional health promotion, community engagement and health service...

    Authors: Peter MacPherson, Kwame Shanaube, Mphatso D. Phiri, Hannah M. Rickman, Katherine C. Horton, Helena R. A. Feasey, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Rachael M. Burke and Molebogeng X. Rangaka
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:9

    The Author Correction to this article has been published in BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:14

  24. The World Health Organization (WHO) call for cervical cancer elimination includes increasing global cervical screening coverage. HPV-based self-collection (HPV-SC) is a promising screening model for low- and m...

    Authors: Willow Leahy, Maryam Abomoslim, Amy Booth, Anna Gottschlich, Nelly Mwandacha, Hallie Dau, Priscilla Naguti, Beth Payne, Laurie Smith, Carolyn Nakisige and Gina Ogilvie
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:8
  25. Mobility is a key social determinant of health for female sex workers (FSWs). While extant research has focused on the adverse effects of mobility for FSWs, there are very few studies that have examined the m...

    Authors: Maria De Jesus, Zoé Hendrickson, Julia Rivara, Clare Barrington, Yeycy Donastorg, Martha Perez, Hoisex Gomez, Jessie Mbwambo, Samuel Likindikoki and Deanna Kerrigan
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:5
  26. Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious killer worldwide, with 10.6 million cases and 1.6 million deaths in 2021 alone. One in 5 incident TB cases were attributable to malnutrition, more than double the fr...

    Authors: Madolyn R. Dauphinais, Kobto G. Koura, Prakash Babu Narasimhan, Saurabh Mehta, Julia L. Finkelstein, Scott K. Heysell and Pranay Sinha
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:4
  27. Infectious disease surveillance tracks disease epidemiology and informs prevention and control. Public health measures implemented in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020 to 2022) affected infectious d...

    Authors: Asma Sohail, Allen C. Cheng, Sarah L. McGuinness and Karin Leder
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2024 2:1
  28. Despite 30 years as a public health emergency, tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Most deaths are among persons with TB who are not reached with diagnosis and treatment. Thus, tim...

    Authors: Jacob Creswell, Luan Nguyen Quang Vo, Zhi Zhen Qin, Monde Muyoyeta, Marco Tovar, Emily Beth Wong, Shahriar Ahmed, Shibu Vijayan, Stephen John, Rabia Maniar, Toufiq Rahman, Peter MacPherson, Sayera Banu and Andrew James Codlin
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:30
  29. Controlling the spread of infectious diseases―even when safe, transmission-blocking vaccines are available―may require the effective use of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), e.g., mask wearing, testing,...

    Authors: Benjamin M. Althouse, Brendan Wallace, B. K. M. Case, Samuel V. Scarpino, Antoine Allard, Andrew M. Berdahl, Easton R. White and Laurent Hébert-Dufresne
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:28
  30. The COVID-19 pandemic fueled stigmatization and discrimination, particularly towards individuals of Chinese or East Asian ethnicity. We conducted interviews with members of the public in Canada in order to des...

    Authors: Jeanette Cooper, Suvabna Theivendrampillai, Taehoon (Tom) Lee, Christine Marquez, Michelle Wai Ki Lau, Sharon E. Straus and Christine Fahim
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:26
  31. The World Health Organization (WHO) has focused on health equity as part of its mandate and broader agenda—consider for example, the “health for all” slogan. However, a recent scoping review determined that th...

    Authors: Michelle Amri, Theresa Enright, Patricia O’Campo, Erica Di Ruggiero, Arjumand Siddiqi and Jesse Boardman Bump
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:25
  32. To reach the millions of people with tuberculosis (TB) undiagnosed each year, there is an important need to provide people-centered screening and testing services. Despite people-centered care being a key pill...

    Authors: Andrew D. Kerkhoff, Nora S. West, Maria del Mar Castro, David Branigan, Devasahayam J. Christopher, Claudia M. Denkinger, Nguyen Viet Nhung, Grant Theron, William Worodria, Charles Yu, Monde Muyoyeta and Adithya Cattamanchi
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:27
  33. Diabetes is a common disease with a major burden on morbidity, mortality, and productivity. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) accounts for roughly 90% of all diabetes cases in the USA and has a greater observed prevalence...

    Authors: Vincent Lam, Shivam Sharma, Sonali Gupta, John L. Spouge, I. King Jordan and Leonardo Mariño-Ramírez
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:22
  34. There are 82 million people living with hepatitis B (PLWHB) in the World Health Organization Africa region, where it is the main cause of liver disease. Effective vaccines have been available for over 40 years...

    Authors: C. Wendy Spearman, Monique I. Andersson, Bisi Bright, Pantong M. Davwar, Hailemichael Desalegn, Alice Nanelin Guingane, Asgeir Johannessen, Kenneth Kabagambe, Maud Lemoine, Philippa C. Matthews, Gibril Ndow, Nicholas Riches, Yusuke Shimakawa, Roger Sombié, Alexander J. Stockdale, Jantjie J. Taljaard…
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:24
  35. People with subclinical tuberculosis (TB) have microbiological evidence of disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but either do not have or do not report TB symptoms. The relationship between human immunod...

    Authors: Naomi Carter, Emily L. Webb, Limakatso Lebina, Kegaugetswe Motsomi, Zama Bosch, Neil A. Martinson and Peter MacPherson
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:21
  36. Based on a recent study on disease-specific health spending by age, sex, and type of care in Norway, we argue for the need to improve disease spending estimates and to create a database similar to the Global B...

    Authors: Emily Bourke, Samantha Grimshaw and Tony Blakely
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:23

    The original article was published in BMC Medicine 2023 21:201

  37. Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of death in children, but many cases are never diagnosed. Microbiological diagnosis of pulmonary TB is challenging in young children who cannot spontaneously expectorate sp...

    Authors: Nisreen Khambati, Rinn Song, Emily Lai-Ho MacLean, Mikashmi Kohli, Laura Olbrich and Else Margreet Bijker
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:18
  38. To better evaluate the cost-effectiveness of active case finding for tuberculosis, a framework for estimating long-term cost and impact is needed. We outline such a framework and highlight the need for consens...

    Authors: David W. Dowdy and Hojoon Sohn
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:20
  39. Ultra-portable X-ray devices with artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly used to screen for tuberculosis (TB). Few studies have documented their performance. We aimed to evaluate the performance of ches...

    Authors: Stephen John, Suraj Abdulkarim, Salisu Usman, Md. Toufiq Rahman and Jacob Creswell
    Citation: BMC Global and Public Health 2023 1:17

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