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Control of iron deficiency anemia in low- and middle-income countries.
This review provides an overview and an approach for the implementation of public health interventions for controlling IDA in low- and middle-income countries, with an emphasis on current evidence-based recommendations. Expand
Communicable disease control in China: From Mao to now
  • D. Hipgrave
  • Medicine
  • Journal of global health
  • 1 December 2011
Since then, major changes to disease reporting, the priority given to CDC including through major new domestic resources and reform of China’s health system offer encouragement for CDC. Expand
Breastfeeding rates in central and western China in 2010: implications for child and population health.
Despite efforts to promote breastfeeding in China, rates are very low and a commitment to improve infant and young child feeding is needed to reduce mortality and morbidity. Expand
Hepatitis B infection in rural Vietnam and the implications for a national program of infant immunization.
The epidemiology of HBV in Vietnam resembles that of many southeast Asian nations before introduction of vaccine, and immunization of newborns will have enormous impact on HBV-related morbidity and mortality there. Expand
Measuring client-perceived quality of maternity services in rural Vietnam.
The feasibility, reliability and validity of the instrument were established in the context of rural Vietnam and its application in evaluating other health care programmes should be an important follow-up action for the Vietnamese government. Expand
A future for the world's children? A WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission
The case for placing children, aged 0–18 years, at the centre of the SDGs is presented: at the heart of the concept of sustainability and the authors' shared human endeavour. Expand
Social, economic, political and health system and program determinants of child mortality reduction in China between 1990 and 2006: A systematic analysis
To accelerate progress toward MDG4, low- and middle-income countries should undertake appropriate efforts to promote maternal education, reduce fertility rates, integrate minority populations and improve access to clean water and safe sanitation. Expand
Evaluation, in three provinces, of the introduction and impact of China's National Essential Medicines Scheme.
Although it was well conceived, the introduction of NEMS into China's decentralized, fee-for-service system of health care has not been straightforward and has highlighted the problems associated with attempts to modernize health care and health financing for patients' benefit. Expand
Variable Iodine Intake Persists in the Context of Universal Salt Iodization in China123
The risk of iodine excess is low, but planned decreases in salt iodization levels may increase the existing risk of inadequate intake and more research on the impact of excess iodine intake is recommended. Expand
Chinese-Style Decentralization and Health System Reform
David Hipgrave and colleagues discuss health system reform in China and argue that parallel reforms in governance, financing, and accountability are also needed to ensure health equity.