Author Archives: Global Health Action

Taking stories to the mountains

No abstract available.(Published: 21 December 2016)Citation: Glob Health Action 2016, 9: 34405 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.34405

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An evaluation of the competencies of primary health care clinic nursing managers in two South…

Background: Managerial competencies to enhance individual and organisational performance have gained currency in global efforts to strengthen health systems.

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Health system reform in peri-urban communities: an exploratory study of policy strategies…

Background: Human resources for health (HRH) remains a critical challenge, according to the Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action of 2008 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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Empowering mothers

No abstract available.(Published: 19 December 2016)Citation: Glob Health Action 2016, 9: 34406 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.34406 

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Monitoring health determinants with an equity focus: a key role in addressing social…

 No abstract available.(Published: 16 December 2016)Citation: Glob Health Action 2016, 9: 34247 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.34247This paper is part of the Special Issue: Monitoring health determinants with an equity focus.

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Beyond ‘test and treat’ – malaria diagnosis for improved pediatric fever management in…

Background: Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have great potential to improve quality care and rational drug use in malaria-endemic settings although studies have shown common RDT non-compliance.

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Intimate partner violence and challenges facing women living with HIV/AIDS in accessing…

Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a global public health problem.

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The role of civil society in strengthening intercultural maternal health care in local health…

Background and objective: Peru’s Ministry of Health has made efforts to increase the cultural inclusiveness of maternal health services.

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Misdiagnosis of obstetrical cases and the clinical and cost consequences to patients: a…

Background: Misdiagnosis may be a significant and under-recognized quality of care problem.

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‘They just walk away’ – women’s perception of being silenced by antenatal health…

Background: Domestic violence during pregnancy has detrimental effects on the health of the mother and the newborn.

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A Real Man!

No abstract available.(Published: 14 December 2016)Citation: Glob Health Action 2016, 9: 34140 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.34140

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Hygiene on maternity units: lessons from a needs assessment in Bangladesh and India

Background: As the proportion of deliveries in health institutions increases in low- and middle-income countries, so do the challenges of maintaining standards of hygiene and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in mothers and babies.

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Assessing evidence of inequalities in access to medication for diabetic populations in low- and…

Background: Inequalities in access to medications among people diagnosed with diabetes inlow- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is a public health concern since untreated diabetes can lead to severe complications and premature death.Objective: To assess evidence of inequalities in access to medication for diabetes in adult populations of people with diagnosed diabetes in LMICs.Design: We conducted a systematic review of the literature using the PRISMA-Equity guidelines.

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Menstrual hygiene management among adolescent schoolgirls in low- and middle-income countries:…

Background: A lack of adequate guidance on menstrual management; water, disposal, and private changing facilities; and sanitary hygiene materials in low- and middle-income countries leaves schoolgirls with limited options for healthy personal hygiene during monthly menses.

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