Menstrual hygiene management among adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa.


:Menstruation is a delicate physiological process through which a shedding of uterine lining occurs each month in females of reproductive age. Often considered a taboo subject, menstruation is seldom openly discussed in developing parts of the world. This article explores menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in sub-Saharan Africa and emphasizes the urgent and neglected need for feasible solutions, especially among adolescent girls. Optimizing menstrual hygiene interventions will require an integration of both knowledge and skill training gained through education on MHM alongside an improvement of access to girl-friendly water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in addition to access to low-cost hygienic sanitary products. To facilitate the identification and implementation of feasible and cultural relevant programs we recommend the utilization of public health intervention research.


Glob Health Promot


Global health promotion


Ssewanyana D,Bitanihirwe BKY




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2019-03-01 00:00:00












  • Non-communicable disease prevention in Nepal: systemic challenges and future directions.

    abstract::Developing countries such as Nepal are experiencing a double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) resulting in social and economic losses. In Nepal, more than half of the disease burden is due to NCDs. The major NCDs in Nepal are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sharma SR,Page R,Matheson A,Lambrick D,Faulkner J,Mishra SR

    更新日期:2019-09-01 00:00:00

  • [The architects of change: a plenary session exchange].

    abstract::The closing plenary of the colloquium was an occasion for exchange between the four panelists and the participants. The panelists included Luc Berghmans, a doctor and director of the regional health observatory of Hainaut, Belgium; Louise Bouchard, a sociologist and professor in the Sociology and Anthropology Departme...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Berghmans L,Bouchard L,Lorenzo P,O'Neill M,Potvin L

    更新日期:2014-03-01 00:00:00

  • Challenges of developing a district child welfare plan in South Africa: lessons from a community-engaged HIV/AIDS research project.

    abstract::The Amajuba Child Health and Wellbeing Research Project measured the impact of orphaning due to HIV/AIDS on South African households between 2004 and 2007. Community engagement was a central component of the project and extended through 2010. We describe researcher engagement with the community to recruit participants...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Beard J,Skalicky A,Nkosi B,Zhuwau T,Cakwe M,Simon J,DeSilva MB

    更新日期:2020-06-01 00:00:00

  • Capacity building in physical activity and non-communicable disease prevention: a low-cost online training course can reach isolated practitioners.

    abstract::Physical inactivity is the fourth most important risk factor contributing to global non-communicable disease (NCD) deaths, occurring in high-, middle- and low-income countries. Building capacity in NCD prevention is a daunting task, and toward this end, an introductory open online course about physical activity (PA), ...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Engelen L,Bauman A,Physical Activity Network group.

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • Exploring the effects of government funding on community-based organizations: 'top-down' or 'bottom-up' approaches to health promotion?

    abstract::Community-based organizations hold an increasingly central role in the representation and advocacy of marginalized groups and individuals. In these capacities, such organizations make significant contributions to the areas of health and health services. In particular, they are considered well-positioned to operational...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Carey GE,Braunack-Mayer AJ

    更新日期:2009-09-01 00:00:00

  • The factors affecting Nigeria's success toward implementation of global public health priorities.

    abstract::This paper examines the challenges facing the Nigerian government toward the implementation of global public health priories. The Nigerian government recognizes the need to implement these priorities by putting in place the necessary policy framework, but political instability, poor infrastructural development and ina...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Echebiri VC

    更新日期:2015-06-01 00:00:00

  • Disconnect between discourse and behavior regarding concurrent sexual partnerships and condom use: findings from a qualitative study among youth in Malawi.

    abstract::The practice of concurrent sexual partnerships (CP) is posited to be a contributor to the elevated risk of HIV transmission among youth in Malawi. The lens through which Malawian youth conceptualize the practices of CP and condom use has yet to be fully explored. The current study--a secondary data analysis of semi-st...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Romero SL,Ellis AA,Gurman TA

    更新日期:2012-12-01 00:00:00

  • Date rape among Cypriot female college students: an explorative study.

    abstract::This study examined the prevalence and reporting of date rape among female college students (aged 18-24) in Cyprus and assessed the students' attitudes and awareness regarding date rape. In addition, the study examined how date rape is perceived among representatives of related private and governmental organizations i...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kouta C,Tolma EL,Pavlou SE

    更新日期:2013-09-01 00:00:00

  • A bottom-up art event gave birth to a process of community empowerment in an Italian village.

    abstract::Although community participation is a component of community empowerment, it often remains a theoretical exhortation. Reporting experiences which enable people to take control of their lives, can be useful to suggest practical elements for promoting empowerment. This article describes the experience of a Sardinian vil...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sardu C,Mereu A,Sotgiu A,Contu P

    更新日期:2012-03-01 00:00:00

  • The relationship between new media exposure and fast food consumption among Chinese children and adolescents in school: a rural-urban comparison.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:In recent decades, China has experienced an exponential growth in the number of internet users, especially among the youngest population, as well as a rapid proliferation of Western-type fast food restaurants. The health consequences of internet availability and fast food consumption among youth have been la...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hansstein FV,Hong Y,Di C

    更新日期:2017-09-01 00:00:00

  • Re-envisioning global agricultural trade: time for a paradigm shift to ensure food security and population health in low-income countries.

    abstract::In this commentary, we use examples from West Africa to highlight how the liberalization of global agricultural trade exacerbates population health inequalities by threatening the livelihoods and food security of communities in low-income settings. We highlight the exploitative nature of trade agreements with West Afr...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pirkle CM,Poliquin H,Sia D,Kouakou KJ,Sagna T

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • The sirens' song of empowerment: a case study of health promotion and the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective.

    abstract::The New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) formed in 1987 with the intention of reforming the policy that governed prostitution. The Prostitution Reform Act 2003 was created to protect sex workers from exploitation and to give them the same rights as other workers by protecting their occupation health and safety. I...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Laverack G,Whipple A

    更新日期:2010-03-01 00:00:00

  • Reorienting health services in the Northern Territory of Australia: a conceptual model for building health promotion capacity in the workforce.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Reorienting work practices to include health promotion and prevention is complex and requires specific strategies and interventions. This paper presents original research that used 'real-world' practice to demonstrate that knowledge gathered from practice is relevant for the development of practice-based e...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Judd J,Keleher H

    更新日期:2013-06-01 00:00:00

  • Awareness regarding oral cancer and oral precancerous lesions among rural population of Belgaum district, India.

    abstract::Belgaum district of Karnataka state is well known for high production and consumption of tobacco in Southern India. This study aimed to investigate the rural population's awareness of oral cancer, precancerous lesions and their risk factors. Data were collected via face to face interviews using a pretested and validat...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sankeshwari R,Ankola A,Hebbal M,Muttagi S,Rawal N

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

  • Politics, class actors, and health sector reform in Brazil and Venezuela.

    abstract::Universal access to healthcare has assumed renewed importance in global health discourse, along with a focus on strengthening health systems. These developments are taking place in the backdrop of concerted efforts to advocate moving away from vertical, disease-based approaches to tackling health problems. While this ...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mahmood Q,Muntaner C

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • Under-the-Mango-Tree: a theatre-based male EMTCT engagement intervention in post-conflict northern Uganda.

    abstract::Male involvement in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care cascades is identified as a critical prerequisite for the successful elimination of mother-to-child transfer of HIV. Scant evidence exists on efficacious culturally appropriate and male-inclusive elimination of mother-to-child transfer interventions. This ref...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Komakech MDC

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Using photovoice to understand the context of cervical cancer screening for underserved communities in rural India.

    abstract::Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed among women in India and current estimates indicate low screening rates. To implement successful population-based screening programs, there is an urgent need to explore the social and cultural beliefs among women residing in underserved communities. An innovat...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Adsul P,Nayaka S,Pramathesh R,Gowda S,Jaykrishna P,Srinivas V,Madhivanan P

    更新日期:2020-12-01 00:00:00

  • Applying a health action model to predict and improve healthy behaviors in coal miners.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:One of the most important ways to prevent work-related diseases in occupations such as mining is to promote healthy behaviors among miners. This study aimed to predict and promote healthy behaviors among coal miners by using a health action model (HAM). METHOD:The study was conducted on 200 coal miners in...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vahedian-Shahroodi M,Tehrani H,Mohammadi F,Gholian-Aval M,Peyman N

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • Development and validation of the Taiwan Children's Health Literacy Test.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Currently, health literacy (HL) worldwide is measured primarily among adults from a medical perspective. A children's HL test from a health promotion perspective is needed. This study develops the Taiwan Children's Health Literacy Test (TCHL) targeted at Taiwanese sixth-graders. METHODS:HL indicators were i...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Liu CH,Liao LL,Cheng CJ,Chang TC

    更新日期:2018-06-01 00:00:00

  • Constructing an action agenda for community empowerment at the 7th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Nairobi.

    abstract::This report describes an action agenda for community empowerment developed by participants at the 7th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Nairobi. It outlines gaps and barriers in enabling community empowerment; including those related to institutional capacity, institutional relationships to the community, and i...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fawcett S,Abeykoon P,Arora M,Dobe M,Galloway-Gilliam L,Liburd L,Munodawafa D

    更新日期:2010-12-01 00:00:00

  • Bobbi Be Best: the development and evaluation of an audio program and discussion guide to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Cameroon, Central Africa.

    abstract::One risk factor for infant and childhood morbidity is not exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) during the first six months of life. Entertainment Education (EE) is a communication strategy consisting of placing educational information into television, movies, and radio programs. In developing countries this form of behaviora...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Reinsma K,Bolima N,Fonteh F,Okwen P,Siapco G,Yota D,Montgomery S

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

  • Audit of healthy lifestyle behaviors among patients with diabetes and hypertension attending ambulatory health care services in the United Arab Emirates.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Knowledge is limited on healthy lifestyle behaviors and their associations with glycemic and blood pressure control among patients with diabetes and hypertension in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). OBJECTIVE:To examine healthy lifestyle behaviors and their associations with glycemic and blood pressure contro...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Baynouna LM,Neglekerke NJ,Ali HE,ZeinAlDeen SM,Al Ameri TA

    更新日期:2014-12-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation outcomes of a sex education strategy in high schools of Pavia (Italy).

    abstract:AIM:We aimed to provide process and effectiveness evaluations of a sex education intervention realized with interactive techniques in high schools of Pavia (Italy). METHODS:Six public high schools, divided into 'treated' and 'control' units, voluntarily joined this mixed-methods study. Only second-year classes were en...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Benni E,Sacco S,Bianchi L,Carrara R,Zanini C,Comelli M,Tenconi MT,SISM educators group.

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Promoting the rights and responsibilities of children: a South Australian example.

    abstract::In 2014, the Parafield Gardens Children's Centre for Early Childhood Development and Parenting was recognised as a Global Peace School - Early Years (GPSEY). During the recognition process, a project promoting the rights and responsibilities of children and families was facilitated. Partnering with children and famili...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: George E,Schmidt C,Vella G,McDonagh I

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • Case study: the Argentina Road Safety Project: lessons learned for the decade of action for road safety, 2011-2020.

    abstract::This case study of the Argentina Road Safety Project demonstrates how the application of World Bank road safety project guidelines focused on institution building can accelerate knowledge transfer, scale up investment and improve the focus on results. The case study highlights road safety as a development priority and...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Raffo V,Bliss T,Shotten M,Sleet D,Blanchard C

    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00

  • Faith communities and their assets for health promotion: the views from health professionals and faith leaders in Dundee, in Scotland.

    abstract::Within the European Union, as well as in Canada and the United States (US), health promoters employ a number of strategies to encourage community-based health improvements. This involves the creation of innovative health promotion partnerships to support and enable people to choose and engage in healthy living practic...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fagan DM,Kiger A,van Teijlingen E

    更新日期:2012-06-01 00:00:00

  • Integrating Native Hawaiian tradition with the modern technology of aquaponics.

    abstract::Prior to western arrival in 1778, Native Hawaiians possessed a sophisticated culture and resource management system conducive to an island ecosystem. However, disenfranchisement from ancestral lands and traditional food sources as a result of colonization led to Native Hawaiians being forced to abandon many of their t...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ho-Lastimosa I,Chung-Do JJ,Hwang PW,Radovich T,Rogerson I,Ho K,Keaulana S,Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula J,Spencer MS

    更新日期:2019-04-01 00:00:00

  • Advancing the health-promoting prison: a call for global action.

    abstract::The global prison population has grown exponentially in all five continents and consistent analysis shows that many diseases, illnesses and long-term conditions are over-represented in the prison population. Despite the myriad of health challenges in the population, the concept and practice of health promotion is both...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Woodall J,Dixey R

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • Health promotion and surveillance: the establishment of an IUHPE global working group.

    abstract::Following a series of international meetings on behavioral monitoring and surveillance, in 2007 the Italian Ministry of Health (Ministerio della Salute) and the Institute for Health (Istituto Superiore della Sanità) hosted the 5(th) International Conference on Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance (BRFS) in Rome. A key ...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Campostrini S,McQueen DV,Evans L

    更新日期:2009-12-01 00:00:00

  • Health literacy and social change: exploring networks and interests groups shaping the rising global health literacy movement.

    abstract::Limited health literacy is a neglected public health challenge in many countries. To bridge the gap, various interest groups, coalitions and networks have increasingly been formed. This study aimed to scope the formation of health literacy groups, coalitions and networks to map their existence and to discuss whether a...

    journal_title:Global health promotion

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sørensen K,Karuranga S,Denysiuk E,McLernon L

    更新日期:2018-12-01 00:00:00