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  • Measuring Universal Health Coverage Based on an Index of Effective Coverage of Health Services in 204 Countries and Territories, 1990–2019: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019

    Lozano, R; Fullman, N; Mumford, JE; Knight, M; Barthelemy, CM; Abbafati, C; Abbastabar, H; Abd-Allah, F; Abdollahi, M; Abedi, A; Abolhassani, H; Abosetugn, AE; Abreu, LG; Abrigo, MRM; Abu Haimed, AK; Abushouk, AI; Adabi, M; Adebayo, OM; Adekanmbi, V; Adelson, J; Adetokunboh, OO; Adham, D; Advani, SM; Afshin, A; Agarwal, G; Agasthi, P; Aghamir, SMK; Agrawal, A; Ahmad, T; Akinyemi, RO; Alahdab, F; Al-Aly, Z; Alam, K; Albertson, SB; Alemu, YM; Alhassan, RK; Ali, M; Ali, S; Alipour, V; Aljunid, SM; Alla, F; Almadi, MAH; Almasi, A; Almasi-Hashiani, A; Almasri, NA; Al-Mekhlafi, HM; Almulhim, AM; Alonso, J; Al-Raddadi, RM; Altirkawi, KA; Alvis-Guzman, N; Alvis-Zakzuk, NJ; Amini, S; Amini-Rarani, M; Amiri, F; Amit, AML; Amugsi, DA; Ancuceanu, R; Anderlini, D; Andrei, CL; Androudi, S; Ansari, F; Ansari-Moghaddam, A; Antonio, CAT; Antony, CM; Antriyandarti, E; Anvari, D; Anwer, R; Arabloo, J; Arab-Zozani, M; Aravkin, AY; Aremu, O; Ärnlöv, J; Asaad, M; Asadi-Aliabadi, M; Asadi-Pooya, AA; Ashbaugh, C; Athari, SS; Atout, MMDW; Ausloos, M; Avila-Burgos, L; Ayala Quintanilla, BP; Ayano, G; Ayanore, MA; Aynalem, YA; Aynalem, GL; Ayza, MA; Azari, S; Azzopardi, PS; B, DB; Babaee, E; Badiye, AD; Bahrami, MA; Baig, AA; Bakhshaei, MH; Bakhtiari, A; Bakkannavar, SM; Balachandran, A; Balassyano, S; Banach, M (Elsevier, 2020)
    Background: Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) involves all people receiving the health services they need, of high quality, without experiencing financial hardship. Making progress towards UHC is a policy priority ...
  • Mapping Geographical Inequalities in Access to Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities in Low-income and Middle-income Countries, 2000–17

    Deshpande, A; Miller-Petrie, MK; Lindstedt, PA; Baumann, MM; Johnson, KB; Blacker, BF; Abbastabar, H; Abd-Allah, F; Abdelalim, A; Abdollahpour, I; Abegaz, KH; Abejie, AN; Abreu, LG; Abrigo, MRM; Abualhasan, A; Accrombessi, MMK; Adamu, AA; Adebayo, OM; Adedeji, IA; Adedoyin, RA; Adekanmbi, V; Adetokunboh, OO; Adhikari, TB; Afarideh, M; Agudelo-Botero, M; Ahmadi, M; Ahmadi, K; Ahmed, MB; Ahmed, AE; Akalu, TY; Akanda, AS; Alahdab, F; Al-Aly, Z; Alam, S; Alam, N; Alamene, GM; Alanzi, TM; Albright, J; Albujeer, A; Alcalde-Rabanal, JE; Alebel, A; Alemu, ZA; Ali, M; Alijanzadeh, M; Alipour, V; Aljunid, SM; Almasi, A; Almasi-Hashiani, A; Al-Mekhlafi, HM; Altirkawi, KA; Alvis-Guzman, N; Alvis-Zakzuk, NJ; Amini, S; Amit, AML; Amul, GGH; Andrei, CL; Anjomshoa, M; Ansariadi, A; Antonio, CAT; Antony, B; Antriyandarti, E; Arabloo, J; Aref, HMA; Aremu, O; Armoon, B; Arora, A; Aryal, KK; Arzani, A; Asadi-Aliabadi, M; Asmelash, D; Atalay, HT; Athari, SM; Athari, SS; Atre, SR; Ausloos, M; Awasthi, S; Awoke, N; Ayala Quintanilla, BP; Ayano, G; Ayanore, MA; Aynalem, YA; Azari, S; Azman, AS; Babaee, E; Badawi, A; Bagherzadeh, M; Bakkannavar, SM; Balakrishnan, S; Banach, M; Banoub, JAM; Barac, A; Barboza, MA; Bärnighausen, TW; Basu, S; Bay, VD; Bayati, M; Bedi, N; Beheshti, M; Behzadifar, M; Behzadifar, M (Elsevier, 2020)
    Background: Universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities is an essential human right, recognised in the Sustainable Development Goals as crucial for preventing disease and improving human wellbeing. ...
  • The Global Distribution of Lymphatic Filariasis, 2000–18: A Geospatial Analysis

    Deshpande, A; Miller-Petrie, MK; Lindstedt, PA; Baumann, MM; Johnson, KB; Blacker, BF; Abbastabar, H; Abd-Allah, F; Abdelalim, A; Abdollahpour, I; Abegaz, KH; Abejie, AN; Abreu, LG; Abrigo, MRM; Abualhasan, A; Accrombessi, MMK; Adamu, AA; Adebayo, OM; Adedeji, IA; Adedoyin, RA; Adekanmbi, V; Adetokunboh, OO; Adhikari, TB; Afarideh, M; Agudelo-Botero, M; Ahmadi, M; Ahmadi, K; Ahmed, MB; Ahmed, AE; Akalu, TY; Akanda, AS; Alahdab, F; Al-Aly, Z; Alam, S; Alam, N; Alamene, GM; Alanzi, TM; Albright, J; Albujeer, A; Alcalde-Rabanal, JE; Alebel, A; Alemu, ZA; Ali, M; Alijanzadeh, M; Alipour, V; Aljunid, SM; Almasi, A; Almasi-Hashiani, A; Al-Mekhlafi, HM; Altirkawi, KA; Alvis-Guzman, N; Alvis-Zakzuk, NJ; Amini, S; Amit, AML; Amul, GGH; Andrei, CL; Anjomshoa, M; Ansariadi, A; Antonio, CAT; Antony, B; Antriyandarti, E; Arabloo, J; Aref, HMA; Aremu, O; Armoon, B; Arora, A; Aryal, KK; Arzani, A; Asadi-Aliabadi, M; Asmelash, D; Atalay, HT; Athari, SM; Athari, SS; Atre, SR; Ausloos, M; Awasthi, S; Awoke, N; Ayala Quintanilla, BP; Ayano, G; Ayanore, MA; Aynalem, YA; Azari, S; Azman, AS; Babaee, E; Badawi, A; Bagherzadeh, M; Bakkannavar, SM; Balakrishnan, S; Banach, M; Banoub, JAM; Barac, A; Barboza, MA; Bärnighausen, TW; Basu, S; Bay, VD; Bayati, M; Bedi, N; Beheshti, M; Behzadifar, M; Behzadifar, M (Elsevier, 2020)
    Background: Lymphatic filariasis is a neglected tropical disease that can cause permanent disability through disruption of the lymphatic system. This disease is caused by parasitic filarial worms that are transmitted by ...
  • Antibacterial Activity of Selected Fractions Extract of Coptis chinensis Franch Rhizomes

    Alshaikhli, H (World Informations Syndicate, 2020)
    The antibacterial activity of different fractions of selected extract of Coptis chinensis Franch rhizome was evaluated on gram positive bacteria. Three extracts were tested at concentrations ranging from 1 mg/ml, 10 mg/ml, ...
  • Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases for 10 Causes, 1990 to 2015

    Roth, GA; Johnson, C; Abajobir, A; Abd-Allah, F; Abera, SF; Abyu, G; Ahmed, M; Aksut, B; Alam, T; Alam, K; Alla, F; Alvis-Guzman, N; Amrock, S; Ansari, H; Ärnlöv, J; Asayesh, H; Atey, TM; Avila-Burgos, L; Awasthi, A; Banerjee, A; Barac, A; Bärnighausen, T; Barregard, L; Bedi, N; Belay Ketema, E; Bennett, D; Berhe, G; Bhutta, Z; Bitew, S; Carapetis, J; Carrero, JJ; Malta, DC; Castañeda-Orjuela, CA; Castillo-Rivas, J; Catalá-López, F; Choi, JY; Christensen, H; Cirillo, M; Cooper, L; Criqui, M; Cundiff, D; Damasceno, A; Dandona, L; Dandona, R; Davletov, K; Dharmaratne, S; Dorairaj, P; Dubey, M; Ehrenkranz, R; El Sayed Zaki, M; Faraon, EJA; Esteghamati, A; Farid, T; Farvid, M; Feigin, V; Ding, EL; Fowkes, G; Gebrehiwot, T; Gillum, R; Gold, A; Gona, P; Gupta, R; Habtewold, TD; Hafezi-Nejad, N; Hailu, T; Hailu, GB; Hankey, G; Hassen, HY; Abate, KH; Havmoeller, R; Hay, SI; Horino, M; Hotez, PJ; Jacobsen, K; James, S; Javanbakht, M; Jeemon, P; John, D; Jonas, J; Kalkonde, Y; Karimkhani, C; Kasaeian, A; Khader, Y; Khan, A; Khang, YH; Khera, S; Khoja, AT; Khubchandani, J; Kim, D; Kolte, D; Kosen, S; Krohn, KJ; Kumar, GA; Kwan, G; Lal, DK; Larsson, A; Linn, S (Elsevier, 2017)
    Background: The burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remains unclear in many regions of the world. Objectives: The GBD (Global Burden of Disease) 2015 study integrated data on disease incidence, prevalence, and mortality ...
  • Prevention, Management, and Rehabilitation of Stroke in Low- and Middle-income Countries

    Yan, LL; Li, C; Chen, J; Miranda, JJ; Luo, R; Bettger, J; Zhu, Y; Feigin, V; O’Donnell, M; Zhao, D; Wu, Y (Elsevier, 2016)
    Although stroke incidence in high-income countries (HICs) decreased over the past four decades, it increased dramatically in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In this review, we describe the current status of primary ...
  • Preoperative Bariatric Surgery Programme Barriers Facing Pacific Patients in Auckland, New Zealand As Perceived by Health Sector Professionals: A Qualitative Study

    Taylor, T; Wrapson, W; Dewes, O; Taufa, N; Siegert, RJ (BMJ Journals, 2019)
    Minority ethnic patient groups typically have the highest bariatric surgery preoperative attrition rates and lowest surgery utilisation worldwide. Eligible patients of Pacific Island ethnicity (Pacific patients) in New ...
  • Factors Associated With Preoperative Attrition in Bariatric Surgery: A Protocol for a Systematic Review 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1117 Public Health and Health Services

    Taylor, T; Dewes, O; Taufa, N; Wrapson, W; Siegert, R (BioMed Central, 2018)
    Background: Bariatric surgery results in substantial medical and economic benefits; however, independent studies typically report high patient preoperative attrition rates. Studies have identified individual characteristics ...
  • The Waitangi Tribunal’s WAI 2575 Report: Implications for Decolonizing Health Systems

    Came, H; O'Sullivan, D; Kidd, J; McCreanor, T (Harvard School of Public Health, 2020)
    Te Tiriti o Waitangi, a treaty negotiated between Māori (the Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa) and the British Crown, affirmed Māori sovereignty and guaranteed the protection of hauora (health). The Waitangi Tribunal, ...
  • Comment on Mroczek et al. Evaluation of Quality of Life of Those Living near a Wind Farm. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2015, 12, 6066–6083

    Shepherd, D (MDPI, 2017)
    An article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health indicated that, far from degrading health, noise from wind turbines may actually be associated with positive health outcomes. ...
  • Improving Health Equity Among the African Ethnic Minority Through Health System Strengthening: A Narrative Review of the New Zealand Healthcare System

    Kanengoni, B; Andajani-Sutjahjo, S; Holroyd, E (BioMed Central, 2020)
    Background: In New Zealand, health equity is a pressing concern and reaching disadvantaged populations has become the goal to close the inequity gap. Building and strengthening health systems is one way to secure better ...
  • Our People, Our Food, Our Planet: Sustainable Food Systems Policy in the Pacific

    Conn, C; Camnmock, R; Ford, K; Faesen Kloet, G; Nayar, S (Child and Youth Health Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
    Pacific Island Countries and Territories are facing a health crisis with non communicable diseases (NCDs) currently accounting for more than 80% of deaths. In the 21st century, advances in health intervention and policy ...
  • Perceptions of Vanuatu Seasonal Workers on Conducting Oral Health Promotion in Their Community

    Conn, C; Sa'u Lilo, L; Fernandez, D; Wilson, K (Child and Youth Health Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
    Introduction: Poor oral health is a significant public health problem in Vanuatu, and in Melanesia more generally. It has a negative impact on overall health and well-being and is linked to heart disease and diabetes. ...
  • New Zealand National Gambling Study: Qualitative Phase. NGS Series Report Number 8

    Bellringer, M; Lowe, G; Paavonen, A; Palmer Du Preez, K; Garrett, N; Abbott, M (Gambling and Addictions Research Centre (GARC), Auckland University of Technology (AUT) for the Ministry of Health, 2019)
    STUDY AIMS: This study sought to enhance understanding of: (1) Why and how people transition between gambling risk levels, (2) The inter-related behaviours for why people increase or decrease their gambling participation ...
  • Evaluation of the Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) in a Gambling Treatment Setting

    Bellringer, M; Kolandai-Matchett, K; Janicot, S; Michie, E; Garrett, N; Van Kessel, K; Abbott, M (Auckland University of Technology, Gambling and Addictions Research CentreGambling and Addictions Research Centre (GARC), Auckland University of Technology (AUT) for the Ministry of Health, 2019)
    No abstract.
  • A Mixed Methods Analysis of Gambling Harm for Women in New Zealand

    Palmer Du Preez, K; Mauchline, L; Paavonen, A; Thurlow, R; Garrett, N; Bellringer, M; Landon, J; Abbott, M (Gambling and Addictions Research Centre (GARC), Auckland University of Technology (AUT) for the Ministry of Health, 2019)
    The World Health Organization (WHO) supports multiple layers of gender analysis in health research and policy, accounting for personal and community-level impacts of gender, and investigation of the interactions between ...
  • E Tū Wāhine, E Tū Whānau: Wāhine Māori Keeping Safe in Unsafe Relationships

    Wilson, D; Mikahere-Hall, A; Sherwood, J; Cootes, K; Jackson, D (Taupua Waiora Māori Research Centre, AUT Public Health and Mental Health Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
    No abstract.
  • New Avenue for the Geriatric Depression Scale: Rasch Transformation Enhances Reliability of Assessment

    Merkin, AG; Medvedev, ON; Sachdev, PS; Tippett, L; Krishnamurthi, R; Mahon, S; Kasabov, N; Parmar, P; Crawford, J; Doborjeh, ZG; Doborjeh, MG; Kang, K; Kochan, NA; Bahrami, H; Brodaty, H; Feigin, VL (Elsevier, 2019)
    Background Depression is a common problem in older adults. The 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) is a widely used psychometric tool for measuring depression in the elderly, but its psychometric properties have ...
  • Values Exchange: Using Online Technology to Raise Awareness of Values and Ethics in Radiography Education

    Mc Inerney, J; Lees, A (John Wiley & Sons, 2018)
    Introduction: Ethics and values are increasingly significant aspects of patientcentred healthcare. While it is widely agreed that ethics and values are essential for healthcare delivery, there is also an acknowledgement ...
  • Association of Plasma C-reactive Protein With Ischemic Stroke: A Mendelian Randomization Study

    Zhang, X; Wang, A; Zhang, J; Singh, M; Liu, D; Zuo, Y; Wu, L; Song, M; Wang, W; Feigin, VL; Wang, Y; Zheng, D (John Wiley & Sons, 2019)
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke (IS). However, the causality of this association is uncertain. We aim to investigate whether genetically ...

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