- Christopher Barton, Flinders University
- Elvira Beracochea, Realizing Global Health
- Bianca Brijnath, Monash University
- Rachel Carey, Deakin University
- Amanda Daley, University of Birmingham
- Ariadne Kapetanaki, City University London
- Youcheng Liu, University of North Texas
- Isabelle Niedhammer, INSERM
- Angela Pesatori, University of Milan
- Mahfuzar Rahman, BRAC
- Giovanni Rezza, Istituto Superiore di Sanita
- Richard Rosenkranz, Kansas State University
- Dianne Stanton Ward, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Martin Caraher, City University London
- Omar Khan, Christiana Care Health System
- Naoki Kondo, The University of Tokyo
- David Stieb, Population Studies Division, Health Canada
- Corneel Vandelanotte, Central Queensland University
- Natalie Pafitis, BioMed Central
Exclusive breast feeding in early infancy reduces the risk of illness from diarrhea and suspected pneumonia, suggesting programs reducing the burden of inpatient admission from these illnesses in Vietnam should address barriers to exclusive breast feeding.
In 2004 to 2009, films from several countries were more likely to contain tobacco than films produced in the United States, which may be partly explained by the prohibition of tobacco product placement in the US.
Tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries is negatively associated with household expenditures on education and healthcare, suggesting it may have a negative influence on investment in human capital development.
More than half of Syrian refugee households in Jordan report a member with a non-communicable disease, with a significant minority not receiving care and citing cost as the primary barrier.
Community-based interventions, targeting young married women, their families, and the health system can improve utilization of reproductive health services among young couples in resource-constrained settings.
Evidence from the literature suggests that men's level of education is one of the most important indicators for their support for abandonment of female genital mutilation.
Evidence from the literature indicates that the health threat of job insecurity is comparable to that of unemployment, suggesting policy interventions should not only consider unemployment health risks but should also aim at reducing insecure employment.
Global Fund support is significantly associated with accelerated reductions in adult mortality and malaria-specific under-five mortality, across all recipient countries and within a subsample of Sub-Saharan countries.
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