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Factors affecting the use of maternal health services in Madhya Pradesh state of India: a multilevel analysis
BackgroundImproving maternal health is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals. It is widely accepted that the use of maternal health services helps in reducing maternal morbidity andExpand
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Decentralized health care priority-setting in Tanzania: evaluating against the accountability for reasonableness framework.
Priority-setting has become one of the biggest challenges faced by health decision-makers worldwide. Fairness is a key goal of priority-setting and Accountability for Reasonableness has emerged as aExpand
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Oil exploitation in the Amazon basin of Ecuador: a public health emergency.
Desde la decada de 1970, el petroleo ha sido una de las principales fuentes de ingresos del Ecuador y ha servido como "motor impulsor" de la economia nacional. La mayor parte del petroleo ecuatorianoExpand
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Health workers’ perceptions of facilitators of and barriers to institutional delivery in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia
BackgroundEvidence shows that the three delays, delay in 1) deciding to seek medical care, 2) reaching health facilities and 3) receiving adequate obstetric care, are still contributing to maternalExpand
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Knowledge, attitudes and practice about malaria in rural Tigray, Ethiopia
Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) regarding malaria and their determinants in a rural population of northern Ethiopia. Methods: The study was conducted in the districtExpand
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Geographical differences in cancer incidence in the Amazon basin of Ecuador in relation to residence near oil fields.
BACKGROUND Since 1972, oil companies have extracted more than 2 billion barrels of crude oil from the Ecuadorian Amazon, releasing billions of gallons of untreated wastes and oil directly into theExpand
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Improving district level health planning and priority setting in Tanzania through implementing accountability for reasonableness framework: Perceptions of stakeholders
BackgroundIn 2006, researchers and decision-makers launched a five-year project - Response to Accountable Priority Setting for Trust in Health Systems (REACT) - to improve planning andExpand
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Oil development and health in the Amazon basin of Ecuador: the popular epidemiology process.
Recent decades have witnessed an increasing corporate access to and control over natural resources resulting in environmental degradation, inequalities and ill health. Since 1972, oil companies haveExpand
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Life-course accumulation of neighborhood disadvantage and allostatic load: empirical integration of three social determinants of health frameworks.
OBJECTIVES We examined if the accumulation of neighborhood disadvantages from adolescence to mid-adulthood were related to allostatic load, a measure of cumulative biological risk, in mid-adulthood,Expand
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Adherence to a six-dose regimen of artemether-lumefantrine among uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum patients in the Tigray Region, Ethiopia
BackgroundIn 2004, Ethiopia switched its first-line treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria from sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine to a fixed artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT),Expand
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