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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607675/improving-coverage-measurement-for-reproductive-maternal-neonatal-and-child-health-gaps-and-opportunities
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Melinda K Munos, Cynthia K Stanton, Jennifer Bryce
BACKGROUND: Regular monitoring of coverage for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health (RMNCH) is central to assessing progress toward health goals. The objectives of this review were to describe the current state of coverage measurement for RMNCH, assess the extent to which current approaches to coverage measurement cover the spectrum of RMNCH interventions, and prioritize interventions for a novel approach to coverage measurement linking household surveys with provider assessments...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607674/gender-bias-in-careseeking-practices-in-57-low-and-middle-income-countries
#2
Janaína Calu Costa, Fernando C Wehrmeister, Aluísio Jd Barros, Cesar G Victora
BACKGROUND: Preventive and curative medical interventions can reduce child mortality. It is important to assess whether there is gender bias in access to these interventions, which can lead to preferential treatment of children of a given sex. METHODS: Data from Demographic and Health Surveys carried out in 57 low- and middle-income countries were used. The outcome variable was a composite careseeking indicator, which represents the proportion of children with common childhood symptoms or illnesses (diarrhea, fever, or suspected pneumonia) who were taken to an appropriate provider...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607673/risk-factors-for-clostridium-difficile-infections-an-overview-of-the-evidence-base-and-challenges-in-data-synthesis
#3
Paul Eze, Evelyn Balsells, Moe H Kyaw, Harish Nair
BACKGROUND: Recognition of a broad spectrum of disease and development of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and recurrent CDI (rCDI) in populations previously considered to be at low risk has renewed attention on differences in the risk profile of patients. In the absence of primary prevention for CDI and limited treatment options, it is important to achieve a deep understanding of the multiple factors that influence the risk of developing CDI and rCDI. METHODS: We conducted a review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on risk factors for CDI and rCDI published between 1990 and October 2016...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607672/prevalence-and-associated-risk-factors-of-violence-against-conflict-affected-female-adolescents-a-multi-country-cross-sectional-study
#4
Lindsay Stark, Khudejha Asghar, Gary Yu, Caroline Bora, Asham Assazenew Baysa, Kathryn L Falb
BACKGROUND: Over half of displaced civilians in humanitarian emergencies are children, and these settings pose unique threats to children's safety with long-lasting consequences. Our study broadens the limited evidence on violence against adolescent girls in emergencies by estimating prevalence and predictors of violence among adolescent girls aged 13-14 in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and aged 13-19 in refugee camps in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia. METHODS: Survey data were collected from a sample of 1296 adolescent girls using Computer-Assisted Personal Interview and Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview programming...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607671/epidemiology-of-ocular-trauma-in-children-requiring-hospital-admission-a-16-year-retrospective-cohort-study
#5
Kajo Bućan, Anita Matas, Josipa Marin Lovrić, Darko Batistić, Ivna Pleština Borjan, Livia Puljak, Ivona Bućan
BACKGROUND: To study the epidemiology of ocular trauma requiring hospital admission in children under 18 years in age. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included pediatric patients with ocular injuries at the Ophthalmology Department of the Clinical Hospital Centre, Split, Croatia, from 2000 to 2015, classified according to the Birmingham Eye Trauma Terminology. RESULTS: There were 353 children hospitalized, 82% of boys (mean age 11 years) and 18% of girls (mean age 10 years)...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607670/emotional-abuse-of-girls-in-swaziland-prevalence-perpetrators-risk-and-protective-factors-and-health-outcomes
#6
Franziska Meinck, Deborah Fry, Choice Ginindza, Kerri Wazny, Aldo Elizalde, Thees F Spreckelsen, M Catherine Maternowska, Michael P Dunne
BACKGROUND: Research on emotional child abuse in sub-Saharan Africa is scarce. Few studies thus far have examined prevalence, risk and protective factors for emotional child abuse or the associations between emotional abuse and girls' health. METHODS: A nationally representative two-stage, cluster-sampled, household survey of females aged 13-24 years (n = 1244) on childhood abuse victimisation was conducted. Participants completed interviewer-assisted questionnaires...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567281/toward-elimination-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-in-south-africa-how-best-to-monitor-early-infant-infections-within-the-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-program
#7
Gayle G Sherman, Ahmad Haeri Mazanderani, Peter Barron, Sanjana Bhardwaj, Ronelle Niit, Margaret Okobi, Adrian Puren, Debra J Jackson, Ameena Ebrahim Goga
BACKGROUND: South Africa has utilized three independent data sources to measure the impact of its program for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. These include the South African National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), the District Health Information System (DHIS), and South African PMTCT Evaluation (SAPMTCTE) surveys. We compare the results of each, outlining advantages and limitations, and make recommendations for monitoring transmission rates as South Africa works toward achieving elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT)...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567280/solar-powered-oxygen-systems-in-remote-health-centers-in-papua-new-guinea-a-large-scale-implementation-effectiveness-trial
#8
Trevor Duke, Ilomo Hwaihwanje, Magdalynn Kaupa, Jonah Karubi, Doreen Panauwe, Martin Sa'avu, Francis Pulsan, Peter Prasad, Freddy Maru, Henry Tenambo, Ambrose Kwaramb, Eleanor Neal, Hamish Graham, Rasa Izadnegahdar
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the largest cause of child deaths in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and hypoxaemia is the major complication causing death in childhood pneumonia, and hypoxaemia is a major factor in deaths from many other common conditions, including bronchiolitis, asthma, sepsis, malaria, trauma, perinatal problems, and obstetric emergencies. A reliable source of oxygen therapy can reduce mortality from pneumonia by up to 35%. However, in low and middle income countries throughout the world, improved oxygen systems have not been implemented at large scale in remote, difficult to access health care settings, and oxygen is often unavailable at smaller rural hospitals or district health centers which serve as the first point of referral for childhood illnesses...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567279/evolving-treatment-implementation-among-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-and-their-partners-results-from-a-national-surveillance-study-in-italy-2001-2015
#9
Marco Floridia, Valentina Frisina, Marina Ravizza, Anna Maria Marconi, Carmela Pinnetti, Irene Cetin, Matilde Sansone, Atim Molinari, Francesca Cervi, Alessandra Meloni, Kety Luzi, Giulia Masuelli, Enrica Tamburrini
BACKGROUND: The current global and national indications for antiretroviral treatment (ART, usually triple combination therapy) in adolescent and adults, including pregnant women, recommend early ART before immunologic decline, pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (PrEP), and treatment of HIV-negative partners in serodiscordant couples. There is limited information on the implementation of these recommendations among pregnant women with HIV and their partners. METHODS: The present analysis was performed in 2016, using data from clinical records of pregnant women with HIV, followed between 2001 and 2015 at hospital or university clinics within a large, nationally representative Italian cohort study...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567278/psychosocial-stimulation-interventions-for-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-systematic-review
#10
Allison I Daniel, Robert H Bandsma, Lyubov Lytvyn, Wieger P Voskuijl, Isabel Potani, Meta van den Heuvel
BACKGROUND: The WHO Guidelines for the inpatient treatment of severely malnourished children include a recommendation to provide sensory stimulation or play therapy for children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). This systematic review was performed to synthesize evidence around this recommendation. Specifically, the objective was to answer the question: "In children with severe acute malnutrition, does psychosocial stimulation improve child developmental, nutritional, or other outcomes?" METHODS: A review protocol was registered on the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO 2016: CRD42016036403)...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567277/reducing-maternal-mortality-in-sub-saharan-africa-the-role-of-ethical-consumerism
#11
REVIEW
Dileep Wijeratne, Andrew David Weeks
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567276/stopping-female-feticide-in-india-the-failure-and-unintended-consequence-of-ultrasound-restriction
#12
REVIEW
Sheida Tabaie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567275/does-sdg-3-have-an-adequate-theory-of-change-for-improving-health-systems-performance
#13
REVIEW
Gabriel Seidman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567274/a-new-paradigm-on-health-care-accountability-to-improve-the-quality-of-the-system-four-parameters-to-achieve-individual-and-collective-accountability
#14
REVIEW
Umberto Genovese, Sara Del Sordo, Gabriella Pravettoni, Igor M Akulin, Riccardo Zoja, Michelangelo Casali
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400957/sociodemographic-behavioral-and-environmental-factors-of-child-mortality-in-eastern-region-of-cameroon-results-from-a-social-autopsy-study
#15
Alain K Koffi, Romain S Wounang, Félicitée Nguefack, Seidou Moluh, Paul-Roger Libite, Henry D Kalter
BACKGROUND: While most child deaths are caused by highly preventable and treatable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria, several sociodemographic, cultural and health system factors work against children surviving from these diseases. METHODS: A retrospective verbal/social autopsy survey was conducted in 2012 to measure the biological causes and social determinants of under-five years old deaths from 2007 to 2010 in Doume, Nguelemendouka, and Abong-Mbang health districts in the Eastern Region of Cameroon...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400956/fukushima-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake-lessons-for-developing-responsive-and-resilient-health-systems
#16
Shingo Fukuma, Shahira Ahmed, Rei Goto, Thomas S Inui, Rifat Atun, Shunichi Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: On 11 March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake, followed by a tsunami and nuclear-reactor meltdowns, produced one of the most severe disasters in the history of Japan. The adverse impact of this 'triple disaster' on the health of local populations and the health system was substantial. In this study we examine population-level health indicator changes that accompanied the disaster, and discuss options for re-designing Fukushima's health system, and by extension that of Japan, to enhance its responsiveness and resilience to current and future shocks...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400955/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-revised-who-guidelines-for-management-of-childhood-pneumonia-in-74-countdown-countries
#17
Shanshan Zhang, Beatrice Incardona, Shamim A Qazi, Karin Stenberg, Harry Campbell, Harish Nair
BACKGROUND: Treatment of childhood pneumonia is a key priority in low-income countries, with substantial resource implications. WHO revised their guidelines for the management of childhood pneumonia in 2013. We estimated and compared the resource requirements, total direct medical cost and cost-effectiveness of childhood pneumonia management in 74 countries with high burden of child mortality (Countdown countries) using the 2005 and 2013 revised WHO guidelines. METHODS: We constructed a cost model using a bottom up approach to estimate the cost of childhood pneumonia management using the 2005 and 2013 WHO guidelines from a public provider perspective in 74 Countdown countries...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400954/increasing-use-of-mental-health-services-in-remote-areas-using-mobile-technology-a-pre-post-evaluation-of-the-smart-mental-health-project-in-rural-india
#18
Pallab K Maulik, Sudha Kallakuri, Siddhardha Devarapalli, Vamsi Krishna Vadlamani, Vivekanand Jha, Anushka Patel
BACKGROUND: About 25% of the Indian population experience common mental disorders (CMD) but only 15-25% of them receive any mental health care. Stigma, lack of adequate mental health professionals and mental health services account for this treatment gap, which is worse in rural areas. Our project evaluated task shifting and mobile-technology based electronic decision support systems to enhance the ability of primary care health workers to provide evidence-based mental health care for stress, depression, and suicidal risk in 30 remote villages in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400953/maternal-mortality-as-a-millennium-development-goal-of-the-united-nations-a-systematic-assessment-and-analysis-of-available-data-in-threshold-countries-using-indonesia-as-example
#19
Evelyn Reinke, Supriyatiningsih, Jörg Haier
BACKGROUND: In 2015 the proposed period ended for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of the United Nations targeting to lower maternal mortality worldwide by ~ 75%. 99% of these cases appear in developing and threshold countries; but reports mostly rely on incomplete or unrepresentative data. Using Indonesia as example, currently available data sets for maternal mortality were systematically reviewed. METHODS: Besides analysis of international and national data resources, a systematic review was carried out according to Cochrane methodology to identify all data and assessments regarding maternal mortality...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400952/alcohol-attributed-disease-burden-and-alcohol-policies-in-the-brics-countries-during-the-years-1990-2013
#20
Rynaz Rabiee, Emilie Agardh, Matthew M Coates, Peter Allebeck, Anna-Karin Danielsson
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess alcohol consumption and alcohol-attributed disease burden by DALYs (disability adjusted life years) in the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) between 1990 and 2013, and explore to what extent these countries have implemented evidence-based alcohol policies during the same time period. METHODS: A comparative risk assessment approach and literature review, within a setting of the BRICS countries. Participants were the total populations (males and females combined) of each country...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
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