Bulletin of The World Health Organization
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#1Catherine Decouttere (KUL: KU Leuven)H-Index: 4
#2Stany Banzimana (National University of Rwanda)H-Index: 1
Last. Nico Vandaele (KUL: KU Leuven)H-Index: 24
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Objective To investigate vaccine hesitancy leading to underimmunization and a measles outbreak in Rwanda and to develop a conceptual, community-level model of behavioural factors. Methods Local immunization systems in two Rwandan communities (one recently experienced a measles outbreak) were explored using systems thinking, human-centred design and behavioural frameworks. Data were collected between 2018 and 2020 from: discussions with 11 vaccination service providers (i.e. hospital and health c...
#1Gavin George (UKZN : University of KwaZulu-Natal)H-Index: 22
#2Brendan Maughan-Brown (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 19
Last. Harsha Thirumurthy (University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 34
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#1Solomon Aragie (Carter Center)H-Index: 5
#2Wondyifraw Tadesse (CRS: Catholic Relief Services)H-Index: 1
Last. Matthew C. Freeman (Emory University)H-Index: 40
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Objective To determine whether a water, sanitation and hygiene intervention could change hygiene behaviours thought to be important for trachoma control. Methods We conducted a cluster-randomized trial in rural Ethiopia from 9 November 2015 to 5 March 2019. We randomized 20 clusters to an intervention consisting of water and sanitation infrastructure and hygiene promotion and 20 clusters to no intervention. All intervention clusters received a primary-school hygiene curriculum, community water p...
#1April Monroe (Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs)H-Index: 10
#2Bolanle Olapeju (Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs)H-Index: 7
Last. Stella Babalola (Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs)H-Index: 22
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#1Rajiv N. Rimal (JHU: Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 37
#2Hagere Yilma (GWU: George Washington University)H-Index: 4
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Objective To assess whether improvements in social norms related to iron and folic acid consumption are associated with increased iron and folic acid consumption. Methods In a cluster randomized trial in Odisha, India, we implemented an intervention to improve descriptive norms (people's perceptions about how many other people take iron and folic acid), injunctive norms (social pressures people feel to take iron and folic acid) and collective norms (actual levels of iron and folic acid consumpti...
#1Alejandra López Gómez (University of the Republic)H-Index: 3
#2Denisse Dogmanas (University of the Republic)H-Index: 1
Last. Ricardo Bernardi (Academia Nacional de Medicina)H-Index: 1
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#1Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (WHO: World Health Organization - Pakistan)H-Index: 17
Objective To evaluate the impact of a peer-referral and clinic welcome programme for reducing barriers to adolescents' uptake of family planning services in Uganda. Methods We developed an intervention using behavioural design and carried out a stratified, randomized controlled evaluation of the intervention in girls aged 15-19 years. Sexual and reproductive health clinics were randomized into control (56 clinics) and intervention groups (60 clinics). All intervention clinics received the core i...
#1Elena Altieri (WHO: World Health Organization - Pakistan)H-Index: 2
#2John Grove (WHO: World Health Organization - Pakistan)H-Index: 5
Last. Supriya Bezbaruah (WHO: World Health Organization - Pakistan)H-Index: 2
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#1Rajiv N. Rimal (JHU: Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 37
#2Maria Knight Lapinski (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 25
Despite the importance of behaviours in promoting health and wellness, persuading people to adopt and sustain healthy behaviours remains a significant public health challenge. Considerable progress has been made in developing and testing theories about the personal, social, environmental and structural drivers of behaviours. However, theorizing about behaviours themselves has remained elusive, as evidenced by the absence of a widely accepted taxonomy of behaviours. By carefully examining the nat...
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