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Should community health workers offer support healthcare services to survivors of sexual…

Sexual violence is widespread, yet relatively few survivors receive healthcare or complete treatment.

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Social disorganization and homicide mortality rate trajectories in Brazil between 1991 and 2010

Publication date: October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 190 Author(s): Maria Fernanda Tourinho Peres, Amy Nivette Since the 1990s, researchers have noted declining trends in crime and violence, particularly homicide, in Western countries.

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Improving data on ageing to leave no one behind

At the end of August, I participated in a meeting in Winchester, UK, with colleagues from national statistical offices, UN agencies, NGOs and academia, to discuss the need for better disaggregation by age and ageing-related statistics. The UK’s Office of National Statistics hosted the technical group to lay the groundwork for the creation of the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data, which will provide expert recommendations to the UN Statistical Commission. Other city groups have significantly improved the collection of data, such as the Washington Group’s work on disability statistics. In order to leave no one behind – a core aim of Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals – we need to understand all the dimensions through which people are excluded.

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Sustained effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Healthy Activity Programme, a brief…

by Benedict Weobong, Helen A. Weiss, David McDaid, Daisy R. Singla, Steven D. Hollon, Abhijit Nadkarni, A-La Park, Bhargav Bhat, Basavraj Katti, Arpita Anand, Sona Dimidjian, Ricardo Araya, Michael King, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, G. Terence Wilson, Richard Velleman, Betty R

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List randomization for soliciting experience of intimate partner violence: Application to the…

Abstract Social scientists have increasingly invested in understanding how to improve data quality and measurement of sensitive topics in household surveys.

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Women’s and men’s reports of past-year prevalence of intimate partner violence and rape and…

by Rachel Jewkes, Emma Fulu, Ruchira Tabassam Naved, Esnat Chirwa, Kristin Dunkle, Regine Haardörfer, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, on behalf of the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence Study Team Background Understanding the past-year prevalence of male-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) and risk factors is essential for building evidence-based prevention and monitoring progress to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.2, but so far, population-based research on this remains very limited. The objective of this study is to compare the population prevalence rates of past-year male-perpetrated IPV and nonpartner rape from women’s and men’s reports across 4 countries in Asia and the Pacific. A further objective is to describe the risk factors associated with women’s experience of past-year physical or sexual IPV from women’s reports and factors driving women’s past-year experience of partner violence. Methods and findings This paper presents findings from the United Nations Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific.

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Violence exposure and adolescents’ same-day obesogenic behaviors: New findings and a…

Publication date: September 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 189 Author(s): Joy Rayanne Piontak, Michael A.

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Pathways between childhood/adolescent adversity, adolescent socioeconomic status, and long-term…

Publication date: September 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 188 Author(s): Jenalee R.

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“What kept me going”: A qualitative study of avoidant responses to war-related adversity…

Publication date: Available online 11 July 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Helle Harnisch, Edith Montgomery This qualitative study investigates what, according to 36 former forcibly recruited women and men, enabled them to “keep on going” during and after their forced recruitment in the twenty-year-long civil war in northern Uganda.

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Humanitarian funding: What were 2016’s key trends?

Global spending in response to humanitarian crises reached an estimated US$27.3 billion in 2016. Our Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 provides detailed and comprehensive analysis of what’s behind this. Here are four key trends in where the money comes from and how and where it is delivered – and what this means for current and future funding. A slowdown in global humanitarian funding It’s remarkable that in 2016 international humanitarian funding grew for the fourth consecutive year, but striking how this growth slowed.

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Opioid pharmacovigilance: A clinical-social history of the changes in opioid prescribing for…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 186 Author(s): Kelly R.

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Risks for Mental Illness in Indigenous Australian Children: A Descriptive Study Demonstrating…

Policy Points: The developmental origins understanding of mental illness suggests the possibility of prevention, through addressing childhood adversities.

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Guest Post: Monitoring Humanitarian Activities in Syria

Guest Post by Agron Ferati, Executive Director of International Advisory, Products and Systems (i-APS), aferati@i-aps.com In its sixth year, the highly complex and intensive Syrian civil war has spread across the country. As the Syria humanitarian situation has continued to deteriorate, the protracted and ongoing war has left more than 13.5 million Syrians in need of assistance.[1] Humanitarian access remains constrained by shifting frontlines, administrative and bureaucratic hurdles, violence along access routes, and safety and security concerns. In this context, the use of remote management and monitoring of activities through mobile data collection tools is essential to the successful delivery of aid programs. Using Magpi, International Advisory, Products and Systems (i-APS) provides third-party monitoring services to Global Communities for its Syrian Relief and Resiliency Program which will reach more than 125,000 beneficiaries to improve their living conditions through the provision of agricultural inputs, quality shelter solutions, and protection assistance.

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Measuring personal beliefs and perceived norms about intimate partner violence:…

by Alexander C. Tsai, Bernard Kakuhikire, Jessica M. Perkins, Dagmar Vořechovská, Amy Q. McDonough, Elizabeth L.

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