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  1. This piece introduces the special Public Health Reviews collection on human rights in patient care (HRPC). Work on HRPC dates back to 2007 and an Open Society Foundations initiative in collaboration with partn...

    Authors: Tamar Ezer and Judy Overall
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:32
  2. The persistent quality gap in maternal health services in Nepal has resulted in poor maternal health outcomes. Accordingly, the Government of Nepal (GoN) has placed emphasis on responsive and accountable mater...

    Authors: Adweeti Nepal, Santa Kumar Dangol and Anke van der Kwaak
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:31
  3. Hand hygiene is a critical behaviour for infection control but efforts to raise compliance among clinical professionals have been met with mixed success. The aim of this systematic review was to identify the e...

    Authors: Madeline Sands, Alexander M. Aiken, Oliver Cumming and Robert Aunger
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:29
  4. Ageing in place has recently gained visibility in healthcare policies and services. Technology has the potential to facilitate independence at home. The objective of this systematic review is to identify techn...

    Authors: Aline Ollevier, Gabriel Aguiar, Marco Palomino and Ingeborg Sylvia Simpelaere
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:26
  5. Individual subjective well-being (SWB) is essential for creating and maintaining healthy, productive societies. The literature on SWB is vast and dispersed across multiple disciplines. However, few reviews hav...

    Authors: Kirti V. Das, Carla Jones-Harrell, Yingling Fan, Anu Ramaswami, Ben Orlove and Nisha Botchwey
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:25
  6. A consequence of the late awareness of Chagas disease in North America is that many early studies were never published in peer-reviewed journals and are not easily accessible for inclusion in systematic review...

    Authors: Pierre Buekens, Jorge López-Cárdenas, Eric Dumonteil and Nicolas Padilla-Raygoza
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:24
  7. Dietary diversity is defined as the number of food groups or items consumed over a reference period, and usually, it is a problem in developing countries including Ethiopia. Inadequate dietary diversity is one...

    Authors: Kedir Abdela Gonete, Amare Tariku, Sintayehu Daba Wami and Temesgen Yihunie Akalu
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:23
  8. Housing is a social determinant of health. Extensive research has highlighted its adverse effects on health. However, less is known about the effects of cohousing typology on health, which has the potential to...

    Authors: Juli Carrere, Alexia Reyes, Laura Oliveras, Anna Fernández, Andrés Peralta, Ana M. Novoa, Katherine Pérez and Carme Borrell
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:22
  9. The postpartum period is recognized as a high-risk period for the development of various mood disorders like postpartum depression. Globally, postnatal depression is a serious public health problem that has a ...

    Authors: Tadesse Tolossa, Getahun Fetensa, Mekdes Tigistu Yilma, Muktar Abadiga, Bizuneh Wakuma, Merga Besho, Ginenus Fekadu and Werku Etafa
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:21
  10. Twenty-five years ago, the need for health care interpreting in Switzerland increased due to the sharp influx of asylum seekers from war zones and countries of political unrest. Due to complex health needs, th...

    Authors: Alexander Bischoff
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:19
  11. Considering the low frequency of dairy intake in the population, interventions aiming to increase its consumption can be a priority for any health system.

    Authors: Zeinab Nikniaz, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mohammad-Salar Hosseini, Motahareh Allameh, Soheila Norouzi and Leila Nikniaz
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:18
  12. In Germany, an ageing population is affected by societal and political changes due to demographic transition, e.g. by a prolonged working life for older employees. Demographic change also influences persons of...

    Authors: Maria Dyck, Jürgen Breckenkamp, Julia Wicherski, Chloé Charlotte Schröder, Jean-Baptist du Prel and Oliver Razum
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:17
  13. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Noelia López, Maria Garcés-Sánchez, Maria Belén Panizo, Ignacio Salamanca de la Cueva, Maria Teresa Artés, Beatriz Ramos and Manuel Cotarelo
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:20

    The original article was published in Public Health Reviews 2020 41:10

  14. Like other developing countries, in Ethiopia, obstetric complications contribute to about 50% of the maternal deaths. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess knowledge of obstetric danger signs and its assoc...

    Authors: Merina Jewaro, Hedija Yenus, Yohanes Ayanaw, Birhanu Abera and Terefe Derso
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:14
  15. Ethiopia signed both for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) previously and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) currently to improve food security through gender equality and empowerment of women by positioni...

    Authors: Ayenew Negesse, Dube Jara, Habtamu Temesgen, Getenet Dessie, Temesgen Getaneh, Henok Mulugeta, Zeleke Abebaw, Tesfahun Taddege, Fasil Wagnew and Yilkal Negesse
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:15
  16. Maternal health remains a major public health problem in India, with large inter- and intra-state inequities in maternal health service use and maternal deaths. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health ...

    Authors: Mukesh Hamal, Marjolein Dieleman, Vincent De Brouwere and Tjard de Cock Buning
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:13
  17. This purpose of the study is to systematically understand the development history and influencing factors of higher public health education in China. We extensively collected the public health education-relate...

    Authors: Hui Jin, Guoqiang Dong, Liling Zou, Xiaobing Shen and Dongmei Li
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:12
  18. Since the introduction of HPV vaccines, several studies have been conducted in different countries to assess HPV knowledge and vaccine acceptance. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic literature r...

    Authors: Noelia López, Maria Garcés-Sánchez, Maria Belén Panizo, Ignacio Salamanca de la Cueva, Maria Teresa Artés, Beatriz Ramos and Manuel Cotarelo
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:10

    The Correction to this article has been published in Public Health Reviews 2020 41:20

  19. There are claims that energy drink (ED) consumption can bring about an improvement in mental functioning in the form of increased alertness and enhanced mental and physical energy. These claims address the lif...

    Authors: Lucy Fernandes, Kebogile Mokwena and Busisiwe Ntuli
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:9
  20. Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) account for a higher burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCD) and home to a higher number of premature deaths (before age 70) from NCDs. NCDs have become an integral pa...

    Authors: Manoj Kumar Pati, N. Swaroop, Arin Kar, Preeti Aggarwal, Krishnamurthy Jayanna and Wim Van Damme
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:8
  21. This review discusses the findings from epidemiological studies that have examined the possible role of meat and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries.

    Authors: Meimouna Mint Sidi Deoula, Khaoula El Kinany, Zineb Hatime, Hanae Abir Boudouaya and Karima El Rhazi
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:7
  22. Bubble continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been shown to be effective in supporting breathing in newborns with respiratory distress. The factors that influence implementation in resource-constrained...

    Authors: Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Celia R. Walker, Tamanda Hiwa, Marianne Vidler, Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando, Queen Dube, David M. Goldfarb and Kondwani Kawaza
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:6
  23. More than two million early care and education (ECE) providers care for young children in the USA each day. These providers tend to earn low wages and many are enrolled in public assistance programs. Nearly al...

    Authors: Laura M. Lessard, Katilyn Wilkins, Jessica Rose-Malm and M. Chaplin Mazzocchi
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:2
  24. Urbanization has long been associated with human development and progress, but recent studies have shown that urban settings can also lead to significant inequalities and health problems. This paper is concern...

    Authors: Md Abdul Kuddus, Elizabeth Tynan and Emma McBryde
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2020 41:1
  25. To guarantee the right to health, the health system must also ensure access to medicines. Several financial arrangements to provide these technologies are implemented and range from the direct (either total or...

    Authors: Luisa Arueira Chaves, Danielle Maria de Souza Serio dos Santos, Monica Rodrigues Campos and Vera Lucia Luiza
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2019 40:5
  26. Throughout recent years, we have witnessed an increase in human migration as a result of conflict, political instability and changes in the climate. Despite the growing number of migrants and refugees, provisi...

    Authors: Nefti-Eboni Bempong, Danny Sheath, Joachim Seybold, Antoine Flahault, Anneliese Depoux and Luciano Saso
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2019 40:3
  27. Younger women at higher-than-population-average risk for breast cancer may benefit from starting screening earlier than presently recommended by the guidelines. The Personalized Risk Stratification for Prevent...

    Authors: Svetlana Puzhko, Justin Gagnon, Jacques Simard, Bartha Maria Knoppers, Sophia Siedlikowski and Gillian Bartlett
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2019 40:2
  28. Saudi Arabia is currently passing through a transformational phase. There is a huge demand on the Saudi healthcare system to provide better healthcare facilities to the rapidly increasing Saudi population, as ...

    Authors: Mohammed Khaled Al-Hanawi, Sami A. Khan and Hussein Mohammed Al-Borie
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2019 40:1
  29. Neonatal mortality is one of the major public health problems throughout the world and most notably in developing countries. There exist inconclusive findings on the effect of antenatal care visits on neonatal...

    Authors: Amsalu Taye Wondemagegn, Animut Alebel, Cheru Tesema and Worku Abie
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:33
  30. Violence against women is an acknowledged public and global health problem which has adverse consequences for women’s health. Education, especially higher education, has long been identified as an important ar...

    Authors: Leah Okenwa-Emgwa and Eva von Strauss
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:31
  31. More than one in every ten (14%) of under-five child deaths is associated with diarrheal morbidity in Ethiopia. Although Ethiopia has implemented different health interventions like its immunization program, c...

    Authors: Ghion Shumetie, Molla Gedefaw, Adane Kebede and Terefe Derso
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:28
  32. We apply the models and tools of epidemiology and public health to propose a unified field theory showing the role of ideologies, indoctrination, and incitement, in genocide, genocidal terror, and terror by gr...

    Authors: Elihu D. Richter, Dror Kris Markus and Casey Tait
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:30
  33. Despite the greatly increased numbers of migrants and refugees worldwide in recent years, insufficient attention has been paid to addressing their health needs. While a variety of international instruments ass...

    Authors: Stephen A. Matlin, Anneliese Depoux, Stefanie Schütte, Antoine Flahault and Luciano Saso
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:27
  34. In Pakistan, immunization coverage has been quite low since the program’s inception, and the 2012–2013 population-based survey recorded it at 54%. Much has been written about the issues, challenges, and constr...

    Authors: Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Zaeem ul Haq, Nhan Tran and Assad Hafeez
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:24
  35. Screening and treatment of hypertension is a cornerstone of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. Hypertension causes a large proportion of cases of stroke, coronary heart disease, heart failure, and associ...

    Authors: Daniela Anker, Brigitte Santos-Eggimann, Valérie Santschi, Cinzia Del Giovane, Christina Wolfson, Sven Streit, Nicolas Rodondi and Arnaud Chiolero
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:26
  36. The growing numbers of refugees and immigrants from conflict-prone areas settling throughout the world bring several challenges for those working in the mental health care system. Immigrants and refugees of al...

    Authors: Lloy Wylie, Rita Van Meyel, Heather Harder, Javeed Sukhera, Cathy Luc, Hooman Ganjavi, Mohamad Elfakhani and Nancy Wardrop
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:22
  37. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. A number of screening trials for early detection of lung cancer exist, using chest X-ray, low-dose computed tomography, or both. However, li...

    Authors: Stefanie Schütte, Damien Dietrich, Xavier Montet and Antoine Flahault
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:23
  38. Migration between Mexico and the USA constitutes the world’s largest migration corridor with more than 13 million movements of people in 2016. Furthermore, Mexico has a complex migration profile, being a count...

    Authors: René Leyva-Flores, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Cesar Infante, Tonatiuh Gonzalez-Vazquez and Laura Magaña-Valladares
    Citation: Public Health Reviews 2018 39:25