International Health: Volume 15, Issue 2, March 2023

01 Mar 2023

International Health is an open-access journal publishing original, peer-reviewed articles and reviews on all aspects of global health. Take a look at the articles featured in the most recent issue, Volume 15, Issue 2.

This month’s Editor’s Choice article is a review by M Fausta Dutuze and colleagues, which describes the status of human and animal viral research in Rwanda. Their work identifies gaps in both virology and research needs, and outlines how infrastructure and resources are needed to bolster Rwandan research as well as Rwandan researchers, in order to establish optimized prevention and control strategies going forward.  

This issue also includes two editorial papers regarding polio eradication. The first, by David N Durrheim, discusses eliminating all circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus as a prerequisite to global polio eradication. The second, by Aidan O'Leary, Director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, World Health Organization, discusses what the recent detection of Polio in the UK, USA, Ukraine, and Israel, really mean to the global eradication effort. 

Please find all articles linked below.


Eliminating all circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus: a prerequisite to declaring global polio eradication 
David N Durrheim 

Polio has recently been detected in places like London, New York, Ukraine and Israel–but what does it really mean to the global eradication effort? 
Aidan O'Leary

Review Articles

A systematic review to describe patterns of animal and human viral research in Rwanda 
M Fausta Dutuze, Maurice Byukusenge, Anselme Shyaka, Rebecca C Christofferson

Social inequalities in all-cause mortality among adults with multimorbidity: a 10-year prospective study of 0.5 million Chinese adults 
Siyu Zou, Zhicheng Wang, Kun Tang

Original Articles

Towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 3: multilevel analyses of demographic and health survey data on health insurance coverage and maternal healthcare utilisation in sub-Saharan Africa 
Hubert Amu, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Robert Kokou Dowou, Eugene Justine Kongnyuy, Prince Owusu Adoma, Peter Memiah, Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang, Luchuo Engelbert Bain

Which vaccination strategy against COVID-19? 
Alessandro De Matteis, Fethiye B Turkmen Ceylan, Enrico Urpis

Association between urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolites and diabetes mellitus among the US population: a cross-sectional study 
Manthar Ali Mallah, Til Bahadur Basnet, Mukhtiar Ali, Fuwei Xie, Xiang Li, Feifei Feng, Wei Wang, Pingping Shang, Qiao Zhang

Spatial distribution and multilevel analysis of factors associated with child marriage in Nigeria 
Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Collins Adu, Olaoye James Oyeleye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah

Socio-economic inequalities in intimate partner violence justification among women in Ghana: analysis of the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey data 
Collins Adu

Maternal satisfaction on delivery care services and associated factors at public hospitals in eastern Ethiopia 
Addisalem Kidane, Tamirat Getachew, Firehiwot Mesfin, Addis Eyeberu, Merga Dheresa

Related factors to the coping style of patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss 
Yang Yuan, Lu Lin, Hong Wang, Congyan Xie, Qiuyun Chen, Haixia Li, Li Tian

Prevalence and factors associated with treatment and control of hypertension among adults with hypertension in Myanmar 
Ze Haung, Seo Ah Hong

The Amazonian Tropical Bites Research Initiative, a hope for resolving zoonotic neglected tropical diseases in the One Health era 
Emma Taylor, Elsa Gladys Aguilar-Ancori, Ashley C Banyard, Isis Abel, Clara Mantini-Briggs, Charles L Briggs, Carolina Carrillo, Cesar M Gavidia, Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, Alejandro D Parola, Fredy E Villena, Joaquin M Prada, Brett W Petersen, Nestor Falcon Perez, Cesar Cabezas Sanchez, Moises Sihuincha, Daniel G Streicker, Ciro Maguina Vargas, Ana Maria Navarro Vela, Marco A N Vigilato, Hui Wen Fan, Rodney Willoughby, Daniel L Horton, Sergio E Recuenco

Inequalities in the prevalence of skilled birth attendance in Ghana between 1993 and 2014 
Justice Kanor Tetteh, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Collins Adu, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Pascal Agbadi, Jerry John Nutor