Section Editors

  • Ruth Bell, University College London
  • Maria Ekstrand, University of California
  • Vincent Iacopino, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Gorik Ooms, Institute of Tropical Medicine

Executive Editor

  • Giulia Mangiameli, BioMed Central


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BMC International Health and Human Rights is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles in relation to health and disease in developing and transitional countries, as well as all issues relating to the impact of health policies, programs and practices on human rights.

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