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05 Jan 2019 description



In Kenya’s Kitui County, 46% of children under 5 years are stunted. Sanitation and nutrition programmes have sought to reduce child undernutrition, though they are typically implemented separately. We evaluate the effectiveness of an integrated sanitation and nutrition (SanNut) intervention in improving caregiver sanitation and nutrition knowledge and behaviours.


24 Dec 2018 description

Carrie B Dolan


Objective This article examines the potential pathways health aid may use to influence the availability of malaria services at a facility level and the utilisation of malaria services for children under five in Malawi.

28 Nov 2018 description


Background Healthcare is under attack in Syria with repeated air strikes on hospitals and ambulances and the largest death toll of health workers in any recorded conflict.1 Ambulances in Syria have been bombed, shot at, stolen, looted and obstructed, significantly impeding their ability to safely evacuate the wounded and provide medical aid.

25 Sep 2018 description

Debarati Guha-Sapir, professor, Francesco Checchi, professor

Science must prevail

20 Jun 2018 description

Lindsay Stark, Matthew MacFarlane, Beth L Rubenstein, Gary Yu, Celina Jensen, Katharine Williamson



This study explores findings of a population-based approach to measure the prevalence of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) during the Hurricane Matthew aftermath in Haiti.


27 Jan 2018 description

Susan Andrea Bartels, Saja Michael, Sophie Roupetz, Stephanie Garbern, Lama Kilzar, Harveen Bergquist, Nour Bakhache, Colleen Davison, Annie Bunting

DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000509 Published 7 January 2018


02 Aug 2017 description

MarniSommer, Penelope APhillips-Howard, ThereseMahon, SashaZients, MeredithJones, Bethany ACaruso

DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000405 Published 27 July 2017


29 Mar 2016 description

Rifat Atun, Angela Y Chang, Osondu Ogbuoji, Sachin Silva, Stephen Resch, Jan Hontelez, Till Bärnighausen


Objectives To estimate the present value of current and future funding needed for HIV treatment and prevention in 9 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries that account for 70% of HIV burden in Africa under different scenarios of intervention scale-up. To analyse the gaps between current expenditures and funding obligation, and discuss the policy implications of future financing needs.

29 Sep 2015 description

New evidence shows the ongoing severe impact of war on civilian deaths

Women and children bear a disproportionate share of the burden of bombings in the Syrian conflict, say a team of international experts in The BMJ today.

For Syrian children, explosive weapons such as bombs and missiles, were the most lethal, the findings show.