Volume 9 (2016)


Acknowledgement Global Health Action


Global Health in Action: A call for pictures Julia Schröders, Caroline Sutton

Original Articles

‘They just walk away’ – women’s perception of being silenced by antenatal health workers: a qualitative study on women survivors of domestic violence in Nepal Poonam Rishal, Sunil Kumar Joshi, Mirjam Lukasse, Berit Schei, Katarina Swahnberg, on behalf of ADVANCE Study Group
Hygiene on maternity units: lessons from a needs assessment in Bangladesh and India Suzanne Cross, Koasar Afsana, Morsheda Banu, Dileep Mavalankar, Emma Morrison, Atiya Rahman, Tapash Roy, Deepak Saxena, Kranti Vora, Wendy J Graham
Health and health-related indicators in slum, rural, and urban communities: a comparative analysis Blessing U. Mberu, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Catherine Kyobutungi, Alex C. Ezeh
HIV-positive migrants’ encounters with the Swedish health care system Manijeh Mehdiyar, Rune Andersson, Katarina Hjelm, Lene Povlsen
Impact of the Japanese 5S management method on patients’ and caretakers’ satisfaction: a quasi-experimental study in Senegal Shogo Kanamori, Marcia C. Castro, Seydou Sow, Rui Matsuno, Alioune Cissokho, Masamine Jimba
Race to the Top: evaluation of a novel performancebased financing initiative to promote healthcare delivery in rural Rwanda Evrard Nahimana, Ryan McBain, Anatole Manzi, Hari Iyer, Alice Uwingabiye, Neil Gupta, Gerald Muzungu, Peter Drobac, Lisa R. Hirschhorn
The performance of community health workers in the management of multiple childhood infectious diseases in Lira, northern Uganda - a mixed methods cross-sectional study Phillip Wanduru, Moses Tetui, Doreen Tuhebwe, Micheal Ediau, Monica Okuga, Christine Nalwadda, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Peter Waiswa, Elizeus Rutebemberwa
A qualitative study of the current situation of elderly care in Iran: what can we do for the future? Salime Goharinezhad, Mohammadreza Maleki, Hamid Reza Barardaran, Hamid Ravaghi
Providers’ perspectives on inbound medical tourism in Central America and the Caribbean: factors driving and inhibiting sector development and their health equity implications Rory Johnston, Valorie A. Crooks, Alejandro Cerón, Ronald Labonté, Jeremy Snyder, Emanuel O. Núñez, Walter G. Flores
Diagnosis a posteriori? Assessing gestational diabetes screening and management in Morocco Bettina Utz, Bouchra Assarag, Amina Essolbi, Amina Barkat, Yassir Ait Benkaddour, Vincent De Brouwere
Differential effects of young maternal age on child growth Soo Hyun Yu, John Mason, Jennifer Crum, Claudia Cappa, David R. Hotchkiss
The Epidemiology of Fatal road traffic Collisions in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies (2000–2011) Chavin D. Gopaul, Aruna Singh-Gopaul, Joan M. Sutherland, Luke Rostant, Kristie L. Ebi, Dave D. Chadee
Strategies to improve male involvement in PMTCT Option B+ in four African countries: a qualitative rapid appraisal Donela Besada, Sarah Rohde, Ameena Goga, Nika Raphaely, Emmanuelle Daviaud, Vundli Ramokolo, Vuyolwethu Magasana, Nobuntu Noveve, Tanya Doherty
Socio-economic inequity in HIV testing in Malawi Sung Wook Kim, Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström
Completeness of birth and death registration in a rural area of South Africa: the Agincourt health and demographic surveillance, 1992–2014 Michel Garenne, Mark A. Collinson, Chodziwadziwa W. Kabudula, F. Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman
Involving private healthcare practitioners in an urban NCD sentinel surveillance system: lessons learned from Pune, India Mareike Kroll, Revati Phalkey, Sayani Dutta, Sharvari Shukla, Carsten Butsch, Erach Bharucha, Frauke Kraas
Can performance-based incentives improve motivation of nurses and midwives in primary facilities in northern Ghana? A quasi-experimental study Gifty Apiung Aninanya, Natasha Howard, John E. Williams, Benjamin Apam, Helen Prytherch, Svetla Loukanova, Eunice Karanja Kamara, Easmon Otupiri
Heat stress and inadequate sanitary facilities at workplaces – an occupational health concern for women? Vidhya Venugopal, Shanmugam Rekha, Krishnamoorthy Manikandan, Perumal Kamalakkannan Latha, Viswanathan Vennila, Nalini Ganesan, Perumal Kumaravel, Stephen Jeremiah Chinnadurai
Impact of combined intermittent preventive treatment of malaria and helminths on anaemia, sustained attention, and recall in Northern Ghanaian schoolchildren Ernest Cudjoe Opoku, Annette Olsen, Edmund Browne, Abraham Hodgson, John K. Awoonor-Williams, Lawrence Yelifari, John Williams, Pascal Magnussen
Regional-level estimation of expected years of life lost attributable to overweight and obesity among Mexican adults Efrén Murillo-Zamora, Raúl García-Ceballos, Iván Delgado-Enciso, Raquel Garza-Guajardo, Oralia Barboza-Quintana, Irám P. Rodríguez-Sánchez, Oliver Mendoza-Cano
Wait and consult times for primary healthcare services in central Mozambique: a time-motion study Bradley H. Wagenaar, Sarah Gimbel, Roxanne Hoek, James Pfeiffer, Cathy Michel, Fatima Cuembelo, Titos Quembo, Pires Afonso, Stephen Gloyd, Barrot H. Lambdin, Mark A. Micek, Victoria Porthé, Kenneth Sherr
Tuberculosis screening in patients with HIV: use of audit and feedback to improve quality of care in Ghana Stephanie Bjerrum, Frank Bonsu, Nii Nortey Hanson-Nortey, Ernest Kenu, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Aase Bengaard Andersen, Lars Bjerrum, Dorte Jarbøl, Anders Munck
Seasonality of hospital admissions for mental disorders in Hanoi, Vietnam Phan Minh Trang, Joacim Rocklöv, Kim Bao Giang, Maria Nilsson
Alarming attrition rates among HIV-infected individuals in pre-antiretroviral therapy care in Myanmar, 2011–2014 Myo Minn Oo, Vivek Gupta, Thet Ko Aung, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Htun Nyunt Oo, Ajay MV Kumar
Temporal trends in childhood mortality in Ghana: impacts and challenges of health policies and programs Gbenga A. Kayode, Diederick E. Grobbee, Augustina Koduah, Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, Irene A. Agyepong, Evelyn Ansah, Han van Dijk, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch
Pregnancy incidence and associated factors among HIV-infected female adolescents in HIV care in urban Côte d’Ivoire, 2009–2013 Shino Arikawa, Tanoh Eboua, Kouadio Kouakou, Marie-Sylvie N’Gbeche, Madeleine Amorissani- Folquet, Corinne Moh, Ursula Belinda Amoussou-Bouah, Patrick Ahuatchi Coffie, Renaud Becquet, Valériane Leroy, for the Pediatric IeDEA West Africa Working Group
The impact of a livelihood program on depressive symptoms among people living with HIV in Cambodia Mayumi Shimizu, Siyan Yi, Sovannary Tuot, Samedy Suong, Samrithea Sron, Akira Shibanuma, Masamine Jimba
Alcohol Use among Adults in Uganda: Findings from the Countrywide Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factor Cross-Sectional Survey Steven Ndugwa Kabwama, Sheila Ndyanabangi, Gerald Mutungi, Ronald Wesonga, Silver K Bahendeka, David Guwatudde
Impact of a peer-counseling intervention on breastfeeding practices in different socioeconomic strata: results from the equity analysis of the PROMISE-EBF trial in Uganda Kristiane Tislevoll Eide, Lars Thore Fadnes, Ingunn Marie Stadskleiv Engebretsen, Kristine Husøy Onarheim, Henry Wamani, James K. Tumwine, Ole Frithjof Norheim
How organizational learning is associated with patient rights: a qualitative content analysis Shahin Heidari, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Ali Ravari, Sakineh Sabzevari
Informing road traffic intervention choices in South Africa: the role of economic evaluations Hadley K.H. Wesson, Nkuli Boikhutso, Adnan A. Hyder, Melanie Bertram, Karen J. Hofman
Health at the borders: Bayesian multilevel analysis of women’s malnutrition determinants in Ethiopia Tefera Darge Delbiso, Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, Chiara Altare, Bruno Masquelier, Debarati Guha-Sapir
Estimating the risk of type-2 diabetes using obese-years in a contemporary population of the Framingham Study Asnawi Abdullah, Fauzi Ali Amin, Farida Hanum, Johannes Stoelwinder, Stephanie Tanamas, Rory Wolf, Evelyn Wong, Anna Peeters
Opportunities and challenges for implementing cost accounting systems in the Kenyan health system Elesban Kihuba, Adrian Gheorghe, Fiammetta Bozzani, Mike English, Ulla K. Griffiths
Response process and test–retest reliability of the Context Assessment for Community Health tool in Vietnam Duong M. Duc, Anna Bergström, Leif Eriksson, Katarina Selling, Bui Thi Thu Ha, Lars Wallin
Reliability of reporting of HIV status and antiretroviral therapy usage during verbal autopsies: a large prospective study in rural Malawi Estelle M. Mclean, Menard Chihana, Themba Mzembe, Olivier Koole, Lackson Kachiwanda, Judith R. Glynn, Basia Zaba, Moffat Nyirenda, Amelia C. Crampin
Prospects for HIV control in South Africa: a model-based analysis Leigh F. Johnson, Calvin Chiu, Landon Myer, Mary-Ann Davies, Rob E. Dorrington, Linda-Gail Bekker, Andrew Boulle, Gesine Meyer-Rath
The gender dimensions of social networks and help-seeking behaviors of young adults in Soweto, South Africa Kathryn Meagley, Brittany Schriver, Rebecca S. Geary, Rebecca Fielding-Miller, Aryeh D. Stein, Kristin L. Dunkle, Shane A. Norris
A qualitative appraisal of stakeholder reactions to a tool for burden of disease–based health system budgeting in Ghana John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Margaret L. Schmitt, Janet Tiah, Joyce Ndago, Rofina Asuru, Ayaga A. Bawah, James F. Phillips
Chronic disease, risk factors and disability in adults aged 50 and above living with and without HIV: findings from the Wellbeing of Older People Study in Uganda Joseph O. Mugisha, Enid J. Schatz, Madeleine Randell, Monica Kuteesa, Paul Kowal, Joel Negin, Janet Seeley
Empowering districts to target priorities for improving child health service in Uganda using change management and rapid assessment methods John Odaga, Dorcus K. Henriksson, Charles Nkolo, Hector Tibeihaho, Richard Musabe, Margaret Katusiime, Zaccheus Sinabulya, Stephen Mucunguzi, Anthony K. Mbonye, Joseph J. Valadez
Urban and rural prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes and risk factors associated with diabetes in Tanzania and Uganda Faraja S. Chiwanga, Marina A. Njelekela, Megan B. Diamond, Francis Bajunirwe, David Guwatudde, Joan Nankya-Mutyoba, Robert Kalyesubula, Clement Adebamowo, IkeOlwepo Ajayi, Todd G. Reid, Jimmy Volmink, Carien Laurence, Hans-Olov Adami, Michelle D. Holmes, Shona Dalal
Post-disaster health impact of natural hazards in the Philippines in 2013 Miguel Antonio Salazar, Arturo Pesigan, Ronald Law, Volker Winkler
Estimated Zika virus importations to Europe by travellers from Brazil Eduardo Massad, Ser-Han Tan, Kamran Khan, Annelies Wilder-Smith
Internet-based media coverage on dengue in Sri Lanka between 2007 and 2015 Annelies Wilder-Smith, Emily Cohn, David C. Lloyd, Yesim Tozan, John S. Brownstein
Tuberculosis among transhumant pastoralist and settled communities of south-eastern Mauritania Aissata Lô, Anta Tall-Dia, Bassirou Bonfoh, Esther Schelling
Missed opportunities in full immunization coverage: findings from low- and lower-middle-income countries María Clara Restrepo-Méndez, Aluísio J.D. Barros, Kerry L.M. Wong, Hope L. Johnson, George Pariyo, Fernando C. Wehrmeister, Cesar G. Victora
Climate change and health in Bangladesh: a baseline cross-sectional survey Md Iqbal Kabir, Md Bayzidur Rahman, Wayne Smith, Mirza Afreen Fatima Lusha, Abul Hasnat Milton
Defective support network: a major obstacle to coping for patients with heart failure: a qualitative study Parvin Mangolian Shahrbabaki, Esmat Nouhi, Majid Kazemi, Fazlollah Ahmadi
Factors associated with cognitive function in older adults in Mexico Jenny Miu, Joel Negin, Aarón Salinas-Rodriguez, Betty Manrique-Espinoza, Ana Luisa Sosa-Ortiz, Robert Cumming, Paul Kowal
Vietnamese mother’s conceptions of childhood overweight: findings from a qualitative study Loan Minh Do, Viveca Larsson, Toan Khanh Tran, Huong Thanh Nguyen, Bo Eriksson, Henry Ascher
Impact evaluation of a community-based intervention for prevention of cardiovascular diseases in the slums of Nairobi: the SCALE-UP study Steven van de Vijver, Samuel Oji Oti, Gabriela B. Gomez, Charles Agyemang, Thaddaeus Egondi, Eric Moll van Charante, Lizzy M. Brewster, Catherine Hankins, Zlata Tanovic, Alex Ezeh, Catherine Kyobutungi, Karien Stronks
The application of a biometric identification technique for linking community and hospital data in rural Ghana Eliezer Ofori Odei-Lartey, Dennis Boateng, Samuel Danso, Anthony Kwarteng, Livesy Abokyi, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Stephaney Gyaase, Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei
Involvement of stakeholders in determining health priorities of adolescents in rural South Africa Rhian Twine, Kathleen Kahn, Alexandra Scholtz Scholtz, Shane A. Norris
Knowledge and experiences of Chagas disease in Bolivian women living in Spain: a qualitative study Teresa Blasco-Hernández, Lucía García-San Miguel, Bárbara Navaza, Miriam Navarro, Agustín Benito
Fragmented implementation of maternal and child health home-based records in Vietnam: need for integration Hirotsugu Aiga, Vinh Duc Nguyen, Cuong Dinh Nguyen, Thi Tho Thi Nguyen, Lien Thi Phuong Nguyen
The path to impact of operational research on tuberculosis control policies and practices in Indonesia Ari Probandari, Bagoes Widjanarko, Yodi Mahendradhata, Hary Sanjoto, Ancila Cerisha, Saverina Nungky, Pandu Riono, Sumanto Simon, Muhammad Noor Farid, Sardikin Giriputra, Artawan Eka Putra, Erlina Burhan, Chatarina U. Wahyuni, Dyah Mustikawati, Christina Widianingrum, Edine W. Tiemersma, Bachti Alisjahbana
Global public health today: connecting the dots Marta Lomazzi, Christopher Jenkins, Bettina Borisch
Enablers and barriers for implementing high-quality hypertension care in a rural primary care setting in Nigeria: perspectives of primary care staff and health insurance managers Aina O. Odusola, Karien Stronks, Marleen E. Hendriks, Constance Schultsz, Tanimola Akande, Akin Osibogun, Henk van Weert, Joke A. Haafkens
Communication strategies to promote the uptake of childhood vaccination in Nigeria: a systematic map Afiong Oku, Angela Oyo-Ita, Claire Glenton, Atle Fretheim, Heather Ames, Artur Muloliwa, Jessie Kaufmann, Sophie Hill, Julie Cliff, Yuri Cartier, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Gabriel Rada, Simon Lewin
Interlinkage among cardio-metabolic disease markers in an urban poor setting in Nairobi, Kenya Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Samuel Oti, Nicholas Ngomi, Christopher Khayeka–Wandabwa, Thaddaeus Egondi, Catherine Kyobutungi
Domestic violence and mental health: a cross-sectional survey of women seeking help from domestic violence support services Guilia Ferrari, Roxane Agnew--Davies, Jayne Bailey, Louise Howard, Emma Howarth, Tim J. Peters, Lynnmarie Sardinha, Gene Solomon Feder
The ‘community’ in community case management of childhood illnesses in Malawi Wanga Z. Zembe-Mkabile, Debra Jackson, David Sanders, Donela Besada, Karen Daniels, Texas Zamasiya, Tanya Doherty
Risk factors for incident HIV infection among antenatal mothers in rural Eastern Cape, South Africa Charles Bitamazire Businge, Benjamin Longo Mbenza, Verona Mathews
Community health workers can improve male involvement in maternal health: evidence from rural Tanzania Furaha August, Andrea B. Pembe, Rose Mpembeni, Pia Axemo, Elisabeth Darj
Characterizing the relationship between temperature and mortality in tropical and subtropical cities: a distributed lag non-linear model analysis in Hue, Viet Nam, 2009–2013 Tran Ngoc Dang, Xerxes T. Seposo, Nguyen Huu Chau Duc, Tran Binh Thang, Do Dang An, Lai Thi Minh Hang, Tran Thanh Long, Bui Thi Hong Loan, Yasushi Honda
Health worker preferences for performance-based payment schemes in a rural health district in Burkina Faso Maurice Yé, Eric Diboulo, Moubassira Kagoné, Ali Sié, Rainer Sauerborn, Svetla Loukanova

Review Articles

Culturally competent patient - provider communication in the management of cancer: An integrative literature review Ottilia Brown, Wilma ten Ham-Baloyi, Dalena (RM) van Rooyen, Colleen Aldous, Leonard Charles Marais
Challenges in diabetes mellitus type 2 management in Nepal: a literature review Bishal Gyawali, Alessandra Ferrario, Edwin van Teijlingen, Per Kallestrup
Female genital mutilation: a systematic review of research on its economic and social impacts across four decades Emmanuel Kabengele Mpinga, Aurélie Macias, Jennifer Hasselgard-Rowe, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Tshimungu Kandolo Félicien, Henk Verloo, Ngoyi K. Zacharie Bukonda, Philippe Chastonay
Assessing emergency obstetric care provision in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of the application of global guidelines Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Kikelomo Wright, Olatunji Sonoiki, Oluwasola Banke-Thomas, Babatunde Ajayi, Onaedo Ilozumba, Oluwarotimi Akinola
Health in climate change research from 1990 to 2014: positive trend, but still underperforming Glenn Verner, Stefanie Schütte, Juliane Knop, Osman Sankoh, Rainer Sauerborn
Obesity-promoting factors in Mexican children and adolescents: challenges and opportunities Magaly Aceves-Martins, Elisabet Llauradó, Lucía Tarro, Rosa Solà, Montse Giralt

Study Design Articles

Beyond the checklist: understanding rural health vulnerability in a South African context Richard Vergunst, Leslie Swartz, Gubela Mji, Janis Kritzinger, Stine Hellum Braathen

Capacity Building

Where teachers are few: documenting available faculty in five Tanzanian medical schools Charles A. Mkony, Ephata E. Kaaya, Alex J. Goodell, Sarah B. Macfarlane
Addressing NCDs through research and capacity building in LMICs: lessons learned from tobacco control Rachel Sturke, Susan Vorkoper, Kalina Duncan, Marya Levintova, Mark Parascondola
Promoting good health research practice in low- and middle-income countries Yodi Mahendradhata, Jamila Nabieva, Riris Andono Ahmad, Patricia Henley, Pascal Launois, Corrine Merle, Christine Maure, Olaf Horstick, Varalakshmi Elango
Modeling solutions to Tanzania’s physician workforce challenge Alex J. Goodell, James G. Kahn, Sidney S. Ndeki, Eliangiringa Kaale, Ephata E. Kaaya, Sarah B.J. Macfarlane
A comprehensive mapping of the current capacity for human nutrition training in Cameroon Roger Sodjinou, Ines Lezama, Marie-Louise Asse, Georges Okala, William K. Bosu, Nadia Fanou, Ludvine Mbala, Noel Marie Zagre, Félicité Tchibindat, Helene Delisle

Current Debates

Menstrual hygiene management among adolescent schoolgirls in low- and middle-income countries: research priorities Penelope A. Phillips-Howard, Bethany Caruso, Belen Torondel, Garazi Zulaika, Murat Sahin, Marni Sommer
What are the threats from antimicrobial resistance for maternity units in low- and middle- income countries? Wendy J. Graham, Emma Morrison, Stephanie Dancer, Kaosar Afsana, Alex Aulakh, Oona M. R. Campbell, Suzanne Cross, Ryan Ellis, Siyoum Enkubahiri, Bazezew Fekad, Giorgia Gon, Patrick Idoko, Jolene Moore, Deepak Saxena, Yael Velleman, Susannah Woodd
Insights into Global Health Practice from the Agile Software Development Movement David Flood, Anita Chary, Kirsten Austad, Anne Kraemer Diaz, Pablo García, Boris Martinez, Waleska López Canú, Peter Rohloff

Short Communications

Leprosy trends at a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai, India, from 2008 to 2015 Thirumugam Muthuvel, Petros Isaakidis, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Lucy Kattuppara, Rajbir Singh, Srinivas Govindarajulu
The role of implementation science training in global health: from the perspective of graduates of the field’s first dedicated doctoral program Arianna R. Means, David E. Phillips, Grégoire Lurton, Anne Njoroge, Sabine M. Furere, Rong Liu, Wisal M. Hassan, Xiaochen Dai, Orvalho Augusto, Peter Cherutich, Gloria Ikilezi, Caroline Soi, Dong (Roman) Xu, Christopher G. Kemp
Paragonimiasis in tuberculosis patients in Nagaland, India Mrinalini Das, Katerina Doleckova, Rahul Shenoy, Jagadish Mahanta, Kanwar Narain, K. Rekha Devi, Tongmeth Konyak, Homa Mansoor, Petros Isaakidis

Special Issue: Capacity building in global health research: is blended learning the answer?

North–south collaboration and capacity development in global health research in low- and middle-income countries – the ARCADE projects Salla Atkins, Sophie Marsden, Vishal Diwan, Merrick Zwarenstein, for the ARCADE consortium
Student experiences of participating in five collaborative blended learning courses in Africa and Asia: a survey Salla Atkins, Weirong Yan, Elnta Meragia, Hassan Mahomed, Senia Rosales-Klintz, Donald Skinner, Merrick Zwarenstein, for the ARCADE consortium
‘Research clinics’: online journal clubs between south and north for student mentoring Salla Atkins, Dinansha Varshney, Elnta Meragia, Merrick Zwarenstein, Vishal Diwan, for the ARCADE consortium
Successes and challenges of north–south partnerships – key lessons from the African/Asian Regional Capacity Development projects Rosanna Färnman, Vishal Diwan, Merrick Zwarenstein, Salla Atkins, for the ARCADE consortium

Special Issue: Monitoring Health Determinants with an Equity Focus

Finnish experiences of health monitoring: local, regional, and national data sources for policy evaluation Katri Kilpeläinen, Suvi Parikka, Päivikki Koponen, Tuulia Rotko, Timo Koskela, Mika Gissler
Assessing the relevance of indicators in tracking social determinants and progress toward equitable population health in Brazil Davide Rasella, Daiane Machado, Marcelo Eduardo Pfeirrer Castellanos, Jairnilson Paim, Celia Landmann Szwarcwald, Diana Lima, Laio Magno, Leo Pedrana, Maria Guadalupe Medina, Gerson Penna, Mauricio Lima Barreto
Analysis of selected social determinants of health and their relationships with maternal health service coverage and child mortality in Vietnam Hoang Van Minh, Kim Bao Giang, Luu Ngoc Hoat, Tran Thi Giang Huong, Nguyen Thi Kim Phuong, Nicole B. Valentine, Lee Hong Chung, Lee Hong Chung

Special Issue: Millennium Development Goals in Vietnam: the Progress and Social Determinants

Millennium Development Goals in Vietnam: Taking Multi-sectoral Action to Improve Health and Address the Social Determinants Hoang Van Minh, Juhwan Oh, Luu Ngoc Hoat, Jong-Koo Lee, Jennifer Stewart Williams
Trends and determinants of infant and under-five childhood mortality in Vietnam, 1986–2011 Hwa-Young Lee, Dung Van Do, Sugy Choi, Oanh Thi Hoang Trinh, Kien Gia To
Timely immunization completion among children in Vietnam from 2000 to 2011: a multilevel analysis of individual and contextual factors Dao Thi Minh An, Jong-Koo Lee, Hoang Van Minh, Nguyen Thi Huyen Trang, Nguyen Thi Thu Hoang, You-Seon Nam, Do Van Dung
Multiple vulnerabilities and maternal healthcare in Vietnam: findings from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, 2000, 2006, and 2011 Hoang Van Minh, Juhwan Oh, Kim Bao Giang, Vu Duy Kien, You-Seon Nam, Chul Ou Lee, Tran Thi Giang Huong, Luu Ngoc Hoat
Early sexual initiation and multiple sexual partners among Vietnamese women: analysis from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, 2011 Dinh Thai Son, Juhwan Oh, Jongho Heo, Nguyen Van Huy, Hoang Van Minh, Sugy Choi, Luu Ngoc Hoat
Household trends in access to improved water sources and sanitation facilities in Vietnam and associated factors: findings from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, 2000–2011 Tran Thi Tuyet-Hanh, Jong-Koo Lee, Juhwan Oh, Hoang Van Minh, Chul Ou Lee, Le Thi Hoan, You-Seon Nam, Tran Khanh Long
Hand washing behavior and associated factors in Vietnam based on the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, 2010–2011 Kien Gia To, Jong-Koo Lee, You-Seon Nam, Oanh Thi Hoang Trinh, Dung Van Do

Special Issue: Gender and Health Inequality - intersections with other relevant axes of oppression

Gender relations and women’s reproductive health in South Sudan Sumit Kane, Matilda Rial, Anthony Matere, Marjolein Dieleman, Jacqueline E.W. Broerse, Maryse Kok
Community perceptions on domestic violence against pregnant women in Nepal: a qualitative study Kunta Devi Pun, Jennifer J. Infanti, Rajendra Koju, Berit Schei, Elisabeth Darj, on behalf of the ADVANCE Study Group
Gender and ethnic health disparities among the elderly in rural Guangxi, China: estimating quality-adjusted life expectancy Tai Zhang, Wuxiang Shi, Zhaoquan Huang, Dong Gao, Zhenyou Guo, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
Incorporating gender, equity, and human rights into the action planning process: moving from rhetoric to action Sanjeev Sridharan, Joanna Maplazi, Apurva Shirodkar, Emma Richardson, April Nakaima
Access to rehabilitation: patient perceptions of inequalities in access to specialty pain rehabilitation from a gender and intersectional perspective Maria Wiklund, Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund, Britt-Marie Stålnacke, Anne Hammarström, Arja Lehti
Bridging the gaps: a global review of intersections of violence against women and violence against children Alessandra Guedes, Sarah Bott, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Manuela Colombini

Global health IN action

Empowering mothers Tanya Seshadri, Prashanth Nuggehalli
A Real Man! Aswini Kumar Behera, Arima Mishra, Sreeparna Chattopadhyay
Blantyre-Oslo Neurosurgery Program Signe Marie Bandlien, Liz Palm