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  1. Content type: Research article

    In Kenya, as in many low-income countries, the private sector is an important component of health service delivery and of providing access to preventive and curative health services. The Tunza Social Franchise...

    Authors: Nirali M. Chakraborty, Mwende Mbondo and Joyce Wanderi

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:19

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Water-related diseases are of great concern in developing countries like Nepal. Every year, there are countless morbidity and mortality due to the consumption of unsafe drinking water. Recently, there have bee...

    Authors: Narayan Dutt Pant, Nimesh Poudyal and Shyamal Kumar Bhattacharya

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:17

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Low-quality monotonous diet is a major problem confronting resource-constrained settings across the world. Starchy staple foods dominate the diets in these settings. This places the population, especially wome...

    Authors: Dickson A. Amugsi, Anna Lartey, Elizabeth Kimani-Murage and Blessing U. Mberu

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:16

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:18

  4. Content type: Research article

    Though Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is successful in increasing antenatal and natal care services, little is known on the cost coverage of out-of-pocket expenditure (...

    Authors: Dipti Govil, Neetu Purohit, Shiv Dutt Gupta and Sanjay Kumar Mohanty

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:15

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Rahim Yar Khan (RYK) District is a multi-ethnic assemblage of both ancient and migrated communities in Southern Punjab, Pakistan. There is a paucity of knowledge on the bio-demographic structure of this endoga...

    Authors: Hafiza Fizzah Riaz, Shaheen Mannan and Sajid Malik

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:14

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Childhood diarrhea is one of the major public health problems in Ethiopia. Multiple factors at different levels contribute to the occurrence of childhood diarrhea. The objective of the study was to identify th...

    Authors: Muluken Azage, Abera Kumie, Alemayehu Worku and Amvrossios C. Bagtzoglou

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:13

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Early initiation of breastfeeding after birth is a key behavioral health factor known to decrease neonatal mortality risks. Yet, few demographic studies examined how a community-based intervention impacts post...

    Authors: Naoko Horii, Oumarou Habi, Alio Dangana, Abdou Maina, Souleymane Alzouma and Yves Charbit

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:12

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Among the studies published after the year 2000 which focused on nutrition at preschool, only three aimed to assess children’s intake of energy and selected nutrients at preschool. The purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Sylwia Merkiel and Wojciech Chalcarz

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:11

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  9. Content type: Short report

    In spite of the increasing efforts to gather spatial data in developing countries, the use of maps is mostly for visualization of health indicators rather than informed decision-making. Various spatial tools c...

    Authors: Dohyeong Kim, Malabika Sarker and Priyanka Vyas

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:8

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although it is known that lifestyle behaviors of pregnant women are closely related to maternal and fetal health, number of data concerning efficacy of intervention on lifestyle during pregnancy is limited. Th...

    Authors: Özlem Aşcı and Gülay Rathfisch

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:7

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Quality instillation has its own challenges, facilitators and barriers in various settings. This paper focuses on exploration of quality components related to practices, health system challenges and quality en...

    Authors: Shilpa Karvande, Devendra Sonawane, Sandeep Chavan and Nerges Mistry

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:6

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The essential amino acid tryptophan cannot be synthesised in the body and must be acquired through dietary intake. Oxidation of tryptophan, due to immune induction of the enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (ID...

    Authors: Priyesh Bipath, Peter F. Levay and Margaretha Viljoen

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:5

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Public health is at risk due to chemical contaminants in drinking water which may have immediate health consequences. Drinking water sources are susceptible to pollutants depending on geological conditions and...

    Authors: Tahera Akter, Fatema Tuz Jhohura, Fahmida Akter, Tridib Roy Chowdhury, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Digbijoy Dey, Milan Kanti Barua, Md Akramul Islam and Mahfuzar Rahman

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:4

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  14. Content type: Short report

    Cholera has afflicted the Indian sub-continent for centuries, predominantly in West Bengal and modern-day Bangladesh. This preliminary study aims to understand the current level of knowledge of cholera in fema...

    Authors: Charlotte C. Tamason, Suhella M. Tulsiani, A. K. Siddique, Bilqis A. Hoque and Peter K. Mackie Jensen

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:3

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The Chiranjeevi Yojana (CY) is a large public-private partnership program in Gujarat, India, under which the state pays private sector obstetricians to provide childbirth services to poor and tribal women. The...

    Authors: Kristi Sidney, Veena Iyer, Kranti Vora, Dileep Mavalankar and Ayesha De Costa

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:2

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In Mexico, despite that the fact that several social programs have been implemented, chronic undernutrition is still a public health problem affecting 1.5 million children of <5 years. Chiapas ranks first in u...

    Authors: Esmeralda García-Parra, Héctor Ochoa-Díaz-López, Rosario García-Miranda, Laura Moreno-Altamirano, Roberto Solís-Hernández and Raúl Molina-Salazar

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:1

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Typhoid fever is the persistent cause of morbidity worldwide. Salmonella enterica serovar’s carriers among food handlers have the potential to disseminate this infection on large scale in the community. The purpo...

    Authors: Taranum Ruba Siddiqui, Safia Bibi, Muhammad Ayaz Mustufa, Sobiya Mohiuddin Ayaz and Adnan Khan

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:27

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Aeromonas species can cause a wide spectrum of illnesses varying from intestinal to extra intestinal and vary in their susceptibility to different antibiotics. The current study was un...

    Authors: Maanasa Bhaskar, K P Dinoop and Jharna Mandal

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:26

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Although several studies have found probiotics encouraging in prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), the evidence for the use of probiotics in diagnosed GDM is largely limited. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Neda Dolatkhah, Majid Hajifaraji, Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh, Naser Aghamohammadzadeh, Yadollah Mehrabi and Mehran Mesgari Abbasi

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:25

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  20. Content type: Review article

    Gluten-containing cereals are a main food staple present in the daily human diet, including wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten intake is associated with the development of celiac disease (CD) and related disorders...

    Authors: Leo Pruimboom and Karin de Punder

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:24

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) is one of the nine strategies recommended for prevention and control of HIV globally. In this study, we assessed the awareness and utilisation of VCT services among resi...

    Authors: Paschal A. Apanga, Robert Akparibo and John K. Awoonor-Williams

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:23

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to explore and document perceptions and attitude associated with uptake of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy infection during pregnancy in Enugu State, Nigeria.

    Authors: Nkechi G. Onyeneho, Ngozi Idemili-Aronu, Ijeoma Igwe and Felicia U. Iremeka

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:22

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Some rural African communities residing along rivers use the untreated river water for domestic purposes, making them vulnerable to waterborne diseases such as diarrhea.

    Authors: G. Tubatsi, M. C. Bonyongo and M. Gondwe

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:21

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Thousands of groundwater tube wells serving millions of Bangladeshis are arsenic contaminated. This study investigates the effect of these wells on the education attainment and school attendance of youths who ...

    Authors: Michael P. Murray and Raisa Sharmin

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:20

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Malnutrition contributes to functional and cognitive decline in older adults, which results in decreased quality of life and loss of independence. This study aimed to identify determinants of nutritional risk ...

    Authors: I. Naidoo, Karen E. Charlton, TM Esterhuizen and B. Cassim

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:19

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  26. Content type: Review

    In this study discussed the primary and regulatory roles of fatty acids, and investigated the affects of fatty acids on metabolic programming.

    Authors: Seray Kabaran and H. Tanju Besler

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:14

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Rapid weight gain in early life may increase the risk of overweight and obesity in adulthood. We investigated the association between the rate of growth during early childhood and the development of overweight...

    Authors: Ratneswary Sutharsan, Michael J. O’Callaghan, Gail Williams, Jake M. Najman and Abdullah A. Mamun

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:13

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  28. Content type: Research article

    South Asian studies, including those from Nepal, have documented increased risk of neonatal mortality among girls, despite their early biologic survival advantage. We examined sex differences in neonatal morbi...

    Authors: Summer Rosenstock, Joanne Katz, Luke C. Mullany, Subarna K. Khatry, Steven C. LeClerq, Gary L. Darmstadt and James M. Tielsch

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:11

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Limited data exist on the South African Indian diet despite their high prevalence of non-communicable diseases. This study attempted to determine the dietary quality and patterns of an Indian population in Kwa...

    Authors: A. Naicker, C. S. Venter, U. E. MacIntyre and S. Ellis

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:12

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  30. Content type: Research article

    A high degree of adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is necessary for long term treatment effects. This study explores the role of timing of ART ...

    Authors: Johanna Maria Axelsson, Sofie Hallager and Toke S. Barfod

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:10

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  31. Content type: Research article

    India leads all nations in numbers of maternal deaths, with poor, rural women contributing disproportionately to the high maternal mortality ratio. In 2005, India launched the world’s largest conditional cash ...

    Authors: Kranti Suresh Vora, Sally A. Koblinsky and Marge A. Koblinsky

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:9

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Caesarean delivery (C-section) rates have been increasing dramatically in the past decades around the world. This increase has been attributed to multiple factors such as maternal, socio-demographic and instit...

    Authors: Mostafizur Rahman, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Aziz Shafie, Rahmah Saaid and Rohayatimah Md. Tahir

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:8

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  33. Content type: Short Report

    Cholera continues to remain endemic in over 50 countries and has caused large epidemics with around 3–5 million cases occurring every year in Asia alone. In India, cholera is endemic in many states. However, ...

    Authors: Chengappa K. Uthappa, Ramesh R. Allam, Chava Nalini, Deepak Gunti, Prasada R. Udaragudi, Geetha P. Tadi and Manoj V. Murhekar

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:7

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  34. Content type: Research article

    To assess the effectiveness of a traditional birth attendant (TBA) referral program on increasing the number of deliveries overseen by skilled birth attendants (SBA) in rural Kenyan health facilities before an...

    Authors: Angelo Tomedi, Sophia R. Stroud, Tania Ruiz Maya, Christopher R. Plaman and Mutuku A. Mwanthi

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:6

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether the background intakes of total dietary fat, monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) modulate the effects of dietary saturated...

    Authors: Somayeh Hosseinpour-Niazi, Parvin Mirmiran, Arefeh Fallah-ghohroudi and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:5

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There has been limited decline in undernutrition rates in South Asia compared with the rest of Asia and one reason for this may be low levels of household food security. However, the evidence base on the deter...

    Authors: Helen Harris-Fry, Kishwar Azad, Abdul Kuddus, Sanjit Shaha, Badrun Nahar, Munir Hossen, Leila Younes, Anthony Costello and Edward Fottrell

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:2

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  37. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated the association between white rice consumption and the risk of esophageal cancer in remote northwest China, where the cancer incidence is known to be high. A case-control study was cond...

    Authors: Li Tang, Fenglian Xu, Taotao Zhang, Jun Lei, Colin W. Binns and Andy H. Lee

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:4

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Conventional indicators – weight-for-age, height-for-age, weight-for-height and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) reflect different facets of the nutritional status. Weight-for-age is the most commonly used i...

    Authors: Mitravinda S. Savanur and Padmini S. Ghugre

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:3

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  39. Content type: Research article

    To study plasma arachidonic acid (AA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) status in Tunisian very low birth weight (VLBW) infants and their association with selected neonatal morbidities. A total of 709 VLBW infant...

    Authors: Samira Fares, Mohamed M. Sethom, Samia Kacem, Chahnez Khouaja-Mokrani, Moncef Feki and Naziha Kaabachi

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 33:1

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  40. Content type: Research

    Child undernutrition has short and long term consequence for both individuals and society. Previous studies show probiotics may promote child growth and have an impact on under-nutrition.

    Authors: Ojochenemi J Onubi, Amudha S Poobalan, Brendan Dineen, Debbi Marais and Geraldine McNeill

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 34:8

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  41. Content type: Research

    In 2012, Bangladesh continues to be one of the 22 high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries in the world. Although free diagnosis and management for TB is available throughout the country, case notification rate...

    Authors: Shahed Hossain, Khalequ Zaman, Abdul Quaiyum, Sayera Banu, Ashaque Husain, Akramul Islam, Martien Borgdorff and Frank van Leth

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 34:2

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  42. Content type: Research

    Study was undertaken to know food and nutrient consumption patterns and their relationship with nutritional status among rural adolescents in Orissa. It was a Community based cross sectional study, conducted a...

    Authors: Kodavalla Venkaiah, Ginnela Narsimhachary Veera Brahmam and Kamasamudram Vijayaraghavan

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 34:7

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  43. Content type: Research

    To examine whether PHGG added ORS reduce duration of diarrhoea, stool output and enhance weight gain.

    Authors: Nur Haque Alam, Hasan Ashraf, Mohammad Kamruzzaman, Tahmeed Ahmed, Sufia Islam, Maryam Kadjar Olesen, Niklaus Gyr and Remy Meier

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2015 34:3

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