Spotlight on January issue of International Health

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The January issue of International Health is now available online and includes five Open Access and freely available papers:

An Editorial by Editorial Board member Karen Devries introducing the four papers in our recently commissioned series on violence against children and education;

An Editor's Choice original research article by Simukai Shamu and colleagues entitled 'Prevalence and risk factors for intimate partner violence among Grade 8 learners in urban South Africa: baseline analysis from the Skhokho Supporting Success cluster randomised controlled trial';

An Open Access original research article by Louise Knight and collaborators at Ugandan NGO Raising Voices exploring 'Are school-level factors associated with primary school students’ experience of physical violence from school staff in Uganda?';

An Open Access original research article by Lorraine Sherr and colleagues on 'Exposure to violence predicts poor educational outcomes in young children in South Africa and Malawi';

An original research article by Deborah Fry and colleagues entitled 'Prevalence of violence in childhood and adolescence and the impact on educational outcomes: evidence from the 2013 Peruvian national survey on social relations'; we have made this paper freely available until 21 February as part of our commissioned series on violence against children and education

What else is in this issue?

In addition to a commentary by Joseph Fitchett and colleagues on 'Innovative financing for late-stage global health research and development: the Global Health Investment Fund' discussing the newly established Global Health Investment Fund as a case study to support late-stage global health R&D, this issue features a review by Dimie Ogoina on behavioural and emotional responses to the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and a review byTsogzolbaatar Enkh-Oyun and colleagues entitled 'Ischemic heart disease among the general Mongolian population: a review of epidemiological studies', suggesting a significant burden of ischemic heart disease in Mongolia, in addition to four further original research articles on internl parasites, latent TB, child labour and more.

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