Volume 6 (2013)

Editorials

Global Health Action: surviving infancy and taking first steps Nawi Ng, Peter Byass, Stig Wall, for the Editorial Team of Global Health Action

Guest Editorials

The world we want: focus on the most disadvantaged Sarah Thomsen, Xu Biao, Hari Kusnanto, Dileep Mavalankar, Mats Målqvist, Nawi Ng, Vinod Diwan

Review Articles

Too complicated for the field? Measuring quality of care in humanitarian aid settings Roland Kersten, Götz Bosse, Frank Dörner, Andrej Slavuckij, Gustavo Fernandez, Michael Marx
A taxonomy for community-based care programs focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care in resource-poor settings Beth Rachlis, Sumeet Sodhi, Barry Burciul, James Orbinski, Amy H.Y. Cheng, Donald Cole

Original Articles

Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases in Costa Rica: a feasibility study toward a national screening program Catharina Wesseling, Norbel Román, Indiana Quirós, Laura Páez, Vilma García, Ana María Mora, Jorge L. Juncos, Kyle N. Steenland
Reduction in STIs in an empowerment intervention programme for female sex workers in Bangalore, India: the Pragati programme Dennis Souverein, Sjoerd M. Euser, Rajendra Ramaiah, Pushpalatha Rama Narayana Gowda, Chandra Shekhar Gowda, Diana C. Grootendorst, Snehal Barot, Françoise Jenniskens, Sunil Kumar, Shiv Kumar, Jeroen W. Den Boer
Mortality in women of reproductive age in rural South Africa Dorean Nabukalu, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Kobus Herbst, Marie-Louise Newell
Public awareness and attitudes towards epilepsy in Tehran, Iran Helia Ghanean, Marzieh Nojomi, Lars Jacobsson
Constraints faced by urban poor in managing diabetes care: patients’ perspectives from South India Upendra Bhojani, Arima Mishra, Subramani Amruthavalli, Narayanan Devadasan, Patrick Kolsteren, Stefaan De Henauw, Bart Criel
Implementation of national guidelines, incorporated within structured diabetes and hypertension records at primary level care in Cape Town, South Africa: a randomised controlled trial Krisela Steyn, Carl Lombard, Nomonde Gwebushe, Jean M. Fourie, Katherine Everett-Murphy, Merrick Zwarenstein, Naomi S. Levitt
Self-reported prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases and associated factors among older adults in South Africa Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, Karl Peltzer, Witness Chirinda, Alfred Musekiwa, Zamakayise Kose, Ebrahim Hoosain, Adlai Davids, Shandir Ramlagan
Cultural imperatives and the ethics of verbal autopsies in rural Ghana Raymond A. Aborigo, Pascale Allotey, Paulina Tindana, Daniel Azongo, Cornelius Debpuur
Sociodemographic predictors of multiple non-communicable disease risk factors among older adults in South Africa Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, Karl Peltzer, Witness Chirinda, Alfred Musekiwa, Zamakayise Kose
Revising the WHO verbal autopsy instrument to facilitate routine cause-of-death monitoring Jordana Leitao, Daniel Chandramohan, Peter Byass, Robert Jakob, Kanitta Bundhamcharoen, Chanpen Choprapawon, Don de Savigny, Edward Fottrell, Elizabeth França, Frederik Frøen, Gihan Gewaifel, Abraham Hodgson, Sennen Hounton, Kathleen Kahn, Anand Krishnan, Vishwajeet Kumar, Honorati Masanja, Erin Nichols, Francis Notzon, Mohammad Hafiz Rasooly, Osman Sankoh, Paul Spiegel, Carla AbouZahr, Marc Amexo, Derege Kebede, William Soumbey Alley, Fatima Marinho, Mohamed Ali, Enrique Loyola, Jyotsna Chikersal, Jun Gao, Giuseppe Annunziata, Rajiv Bahl, Kidist Bartolomeus, Ties Boerma, Bedirhan Ustun, Doris Chou, Lulu Muhe, Matthews Mathai
Equity in maternal, newborn, and child health care coverage in India Prashant Kumar Singh, Rajesh Kumar Rai, Chandan Kumar
Use of anchoring vignettes to evaluate health reporting behavior amongst adults aged 50 years and above in Africa and Asia - testing assumptions Siddhivinayak Hirve, Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Samuel Oti, Cornelius Debpuur, Sanjay Juvekar, Stephen Tollman, Yulia Blomstedt, Stig Wall, Nawi Ng
Exploring the origin and potential for spread of the 2013 dengue outbreak in Luanda, Angola October M. Sessions, Kamran Khan, Yan'an Hou, Eyal Meltzer, Mikkel Quam, Eli Schwartz, Duane J. Gubler, Annelies Wilder-Smith
Vulnerability to extreme heat and climate change: is ethnicity a factor? Alana Hansen, Linda Bi, Arthur Saniotis, Monika Nitschke
HIV voluntary testing and perceived risk among female sex workers in the Mekong Delta Region of Vietnam Bach Xuan Tran, Long Thanh Nguyen, Nhung Phuong Nguyen, Huong Thu Thi Phan
Migration background and juvenile mental health: a descriptive retrospective analysis of diagnostic rates of psychiatric disorders in young people Tilman Jakob Gaber, Samira Boyrakhen, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Ulrich Hagenah, Martin Holtmann, Christine Margarete Freitag, Lars Wöckel, Fritz Poustka, Florian Daniel Zepf
HIV-related travel restrictions: trends and country characteristics Felicia Chang, Helen Prytherch, Robin C. Nesbitt, Annelies Wilder-Smith
Primary healthcare providers’ views on improving sexual and reproductive healthcare for adolescents in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua Lina Jaruseviciene, Miguel Orozco, Marcia Ibarra, Freddy Cordova Ossio, Bernardo Vega, Nancy Auquilla, Joel Medina, Anna C. Gorter, Peter Decat, Sara De Meyer, Marleen Temmerman, Alexander B. Edmonds, Leonas Valius, Jeffrey V. Lazarus
Correlates of physical activity in adolescence: a study from a developing country Behjat Shokrvash, Fereshteh Majlessi, Ali Montazeri, Saharnaz Nadjat, Abbas Rahimi, Abolgasem Djazayeri, Davoud Shojaeezadeh
Teaching handwashing with soap for schoolchildren in a multi-ethnic population in northern rural Vietnam Le Thi Thanh Xuan, Thilde Rheinländer, Luu Ngoc Hoat, Anders Dalsgaard, Flemming Konradsen
Implementation of misoprostol for postabortion care in Kenya and Uganda: a project evaluation Joachim Osur, Traci L. Baird, Brooke A. Levandowski, Emily Jackson, Daniel Murokora
Theoretical impact of insecticide-impregnated school uniforms on dengue incidence in Thai children Eduardo Massad, Marcos Amaku, Francisco Antonio Bezerra Coutinho, Pattamaporn Kittayapong, Annelies Wilder-Smith
Determinants of antiretroviral treatment adherence among HIV/ AIDS patients: a multisite study Bach Xuan Tran, Long Thanh Nguyen, Nga Hoang Nguyen, Quynh Van Hoang, Jongnam Hwang
Ethnic minority health in Vietnam: a review exposing horizontal inequity Mats Målqvist, Dinh Thi Phuong Hoa, Nguyen Thanh Liem, Anna Thorson, Sarah Thomsen
Supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in South Africa: comprehensive economic evaluation of an integrated child health delivery platform Stéphane Verguet, Waasila Jassat, Melanie Y. Bertram, Stephen M. Tollman, Christopher J. L. Murray, Dean T. Jamison, Karen J. Hofman

Short Communications

Study Design Articles

Introducing a model of cardiovascular prevention in Nairobi’s slums by integrating a public health and private-sector approach: the SCALE-UP study Steven van de Vijver, Samuel Oti, Thijs Cohen Tervaert, Catherine Hankins, Catherine Kyobutungi, Gabriela G Gomez, Lizzy Brewster, Charles Agyemang, Joep Lange
Design and methodology of a community-based cluster-randomized controlled trial for dietary behaviour change in rural Kerala Meena Daivadanam, Rolf Wahlstrom, T. K. Sundari Ravindran, P. S. Sarma, S. Sivasankaran, K. R. Thankappan
Health and demographic surveillance systems: contributing to an understanding of the dynamics in migration and health Annette Gerritsen, Philippe Bocquier, Michael White, Cheikh Mbacké, Nurul Alam, Donatien Beguy, Frank Odhiambo, Charfudin Sacoor, Ho Dang Phuc, Sureeporn Punpuing, Mark A. Collinson
Bringing evidence to policy to achieve health-related MDGs for all: justification and design of the EPI-4 project in China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam Sarah Thomsen, Nawi Ng, Xu Biao, Göran Bondjers, Hari Kusnanto, Nguyen Tanh Liem, Dileep Mavalankar, Mats Målqvist, Vinod Diwan

Capacity Building

Building sustainable organizational capacity to deliver HIV programs in resource-constrained settings: stakeholder perspectives Anjali Sharma, Philippe Chiliade, E. Michael Reyes, Kate K. Thomas, Stephen R. Collens, José Rafael Morales
Young professionals for health development: the Kenyan experience in combating non-communicable diseases Duncan M. Matheka, Joseph Nderitu, Rajesh Vedanthan, Alessandro R. Demaio, Mellany Murgor, Kiti Kajana, Poonamjeet Loyal, Faraj O. Alkizim, Sandeep P. Kishore
Global mental health: transformative capacity building in Nicaragua Jaime C. Sapag, Andrés Herrera, Ruth Trainor, Trinidad Caldera, Akwatu Khenti
A research capacity strengthening project for infectious diseases in Honduras: experience and lessons learned Ana Lourdes Sanchez, Maritza Canales, Lourdes Enriquez, Maria Elena Bottazzi, Ada Argentina Zelaya, Vilma Esther Espinoza, Gustavo Adolfo Fontecha

PhD Reviews

Special Issue: Gender and health

Performing masculinity, influencing health: a qualitative mixed-methods study of young Spanish men Jorge Marcos Marcos, Nuria Romo Avilés, María del Río Lozano, Juan Palomares Cuadros, María del Mar García Calvente
‘Elastic band strategy’: women’s lived experiences of coping with domestic violence in rural Indonesia Elli Nur Hayati, Malin Eriksson, Mohammad Hakimi, Ulf Högberg, Maria Emmelin

Improving health and living conditions for elderly populations

Household characteristics for older adults and study background from SAGE Ghana Wave 1 Richard B. Biritwum, George Mensah, Nadia Minicuci, Alfred E. Yawson, Nirmala Naidoo, Somnath Chatterji, Paul Kowal
Self-rated health and associated factors among older South Africans: evidence from the study on global ageing and adult health Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya, Karl Peltzer, Witness Chirinda, Zamakayise Kose, Ebrahim Hoosain, Shandir Ramlagan, Cily Tabane, Adlai Davids
Health, wellbeing, and disability among older people infected or affected by HIV in Uganda and South Africa Makandwe Nyirenda, Marie-Louise Newell, Joseph Mugisha, Portia C. Mutevedzi, Janet Seeley, Francien Scholten, Paul Kowal

Global Public Health – Integrated perspectives of global health

Including oral health training in a health system strengthening program in Rwanda Brittany Seymour, Ibra Muhumuza, Chris Mumena, Moses Isyagi, Jane Barrow, Valli Meeks
An analysis of the health status of the United Arab Emirates: the ‘Big 4’ public health issues Tom Loney, Tar-Ching Aw, Daniel G. Handysides, Raghib Ali, Iain Blair, Michal Grivna, Syed M. Shah, Mohamud Sheek-Hussein, Mohamed El-Sadig, Amer A. Sharif, Yusra El-Obaid

Global Health Beyond 2015

Editorial: Beyond 2015: time to reposition Scandinavia in global health? Peter Byass, Peter Friberg, Yulia Blomstedt, Stig Wall
Inequity in India: the case of maternal and reproductive health Linda Sanneving, Nadja Trygg, Deepak Saxena, Dileep Mavalankar, Sarah Thomsen
Addressing research capacity for health equity and the social determinants of health in three African countries: the INTREC programme Karen Hofman, Yulia Blomstedt, Sheila Addei, Rose Kalage, Mandy Maredza, Osman Sankoh, Martin Bangha, Kathleen Kahn, Heiko Becher, Joke Haafkens, John Kinsman
Dementia prevalence estimates in sub-Saharan Africa: comparison of two diagnostic criteria Stella-Maria Paddick, Anna R. Longdon, Aloyce Kisoli, Catherine Dotchin, William K. Gray, Felicity Dewhurst, Paul Chaote, Raj Kalaria, Ahmed M. Jusabani, Richard Walker
5-SPICE: the application of an original framework for community health worker program design, quality improvement and research agenda setting Daniel Palazuelos, Kyla Ellis, Dana DaEum Im, Matthew Peckarsky, Dan Schwarz, Didi Bertrand Farmer, Ranu Dhillon, Ari Johnson, Claudia Orihuela, Jill Hackett, Junior Bazile, Leslie Berman, Madeleine Ballard, Raj Panjabi, Ralph Ternier, Sam Slavin, Scott Lee, Steve Selinsky, Carole Diane Mitnick
The influence of seasonal climate variability on mortality in pre-industrial Sweden Barbara Schumann, Sören Edvinsson, Birgitta Evengård, Joacim Rocklöv

Letter-to-the-Editor

Response to Letter to the Editor by Moran et al. Joachim Osur, Traci L. Baird, Brooke A. Levandowski, Emily Jackson, Daniel Murokora

Supplement 1, 2013

Building new knowledge Complete Supplement, incl Table of Contents
Convergence in fertility of South Africans and Mozambicans in rural South Africa, 1993-2009 Jill Williams, Latifat Ibisomi, Benn Sartorius, Kathleen Kahn, Mark Collinson, Stephen Tollman, Michel Garenne
The contribution of spatial analysis to understanding HIV/TB mortality in children: a structural equation modelling approach Eustasius Musenge, Penelope Vounatsou, Mark Collinson, Stephen Tollman, Kathleen Kahn
A South African University practitioner partnership to strengthen capacity in social and behaviour change communication Nicola J. Christofides, Sara Nieuwoudt, Shereen Usdin, Susan Goldstein, Sharon Fonn
Moving towards universal coverage in South Africa? Lessons from a voluntary government insurance scheme Veloshnee Govender, Matthew F. Chersich, Bronwyn Harris, Olufunke Alaba, John E. Ataguba, Nonhlanhla Nxumalo, Jane Goudge
Comparing the job satisfaction and intention to leave of different categories of health workers in Tanzania, Malawi, and South Africa Duane Blaauw, Prudence Ditlopo, Fresier Maseko, Maureen Chirwa, Aziza Mwisongo, Posy Bidwell, Steve Thomas, Charles Normand
Predictors of loss to follow-up among children in the first and second years of antiretroviral treatment in Johannesburg, South Africa Mazvita Sengayi, Ntabozuko Dwane, Edmore Marinda, Nosisa Sipambo, Lee Fairlie, Harry Moultrie
Self-reported health and health care use in an ageing population in the Agincourt sub-district of rural South Africa Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Margaret Thorogood, Benjamin Clark, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman
The non-fatal disease burden caused by type 2 diabetes in South Africa, 2009 Melanie Y. Bertram, Aneil V.S. Jaswal, Victoria Pillay Van Wyk, Naomi S. Levitt, Karen J. Hofman

Supplement 2, 2013

Public health in Vietnam: here's the data, where's the action? Complete supplement incl Table of Contents
Foreword Lars Weinehall
Foreword Nguyen Duc Hinh
Acknowledgement Hoang Van Minh
Hot spot detection and spatio-temporal dispersion of dengue fever in Hanoi, Vietnam Do Thi Thanh Toan, Wenbiao Hu, Pham Quang Thai, Luu Ngoc Hoat, Pamela Wright, Pim Martens
Survival probability and prognostic factors for breast cancer patients in Vietnam Nguyen H. Lan, Wongsa Laohasiriwong, John F. Stewart
Cost of treatment for breast cancer in central Vietnam Nguyen Hoang Lan, Wongsa Laohasiriwong, John Frederick Stewart, Nguyen Dinh Tung, Peter C. Coyte
Knowledge of the health consequences of tobacco smoking: a cross-sectional survey of Vietnamese adults Dao Thi Minh An, Hoang Van Minh, Le Thi Huong, Kim Bao Giang, Le Thi Thanh Xuan, Phan Thi Hai, Pham Quynh Nga, Jason Hsia
Alcohol-related harm among university students in Hanoi, Vietnam Pham Bich Diep, Ronald A. Knibbe, Kim Bao Giang, Nanne De Vries
Factors associated with health risk behavior among school children in urban Vietnam Tran Bich Phuong, Nguyen Thanh Huong, Truong Quang Tien, Hoang Khanh Chi, Michael P. Dunne

Supplement 3, 2013

InterVA-4 as a public health tool for measuring HIV/AIDS mortality: a validation study from five African countries Peter Byass, Clara Calvert, Jessica Miiro-Nakiyingi, Tom Lutalo, Denna Michael, Amelia Crampin, Simon Gregson, Albert Takaruza, Laura Robertson, Kobus Herbst, Jim Todd, Basia Zaba