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Systematic mapping review of the factors influencing physical activity and sedentary behaviour in ethnic minority groups in Europe: a DEDIPAC study

Lars Jørun Langøien, Laura Terragni, Gro Rugseth, Mary Nicolaou, Michelle Holdsworth, Karien Stronks, Nanna Lien, Gun Roos
2017 International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity  
on behalf of the DEDIPAC consortium Abstract Background: Physical activity and sedentary behaviour are associated with health and wellbeing.  ...  More comparative studies are needed as well as inclusion of a wider spectrum of the diverse ethnic minority groups resettled in different European countries.  ...  Availability of data and materials Not applicable. 1 Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway. 2  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12966-017-0554-3 pmid:28738832 pmcid:PMC5525226 fatcat:yjfk7nlxujgd5dvq3weupxhetm

The Economics of Happiness and Anger in North Africa [chapter]

Célestin Monga, Justin Yifu Lin, Nadereh Chamlou
2015 The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics  
Thus, there are concerted efforts to measure happiness and design policies to enhance it. Happiness metrics rank North African countries among the lowest, and worsening over time.  ...  This paper explores key contributing factors to decades of frustration and anger in North Africa, and how these sentiments play themselves out since the Arab revolutions.  ...  Between the two periods, 19 countries improved their rankings, and 13-including several of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries-worsened theirs.  ... 
doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199687114.013.20 fatcat:yfcc5grfijhcxhm6zdfoiwo4qi

Seroprevalence of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Prior Immunity in Immigrants and Refugees: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Carmine Rossi, Ian Shrier, Lee Marshall, Sonya Cnossen, Kevin Schwartzman, Marina B. Klein, Guido Schwarzer, Chris Greenaway, Yury E. Khudyakov
2012 PLoS ONE  
Conclusions: The seroprevalence of chronic HBV infection is high in migrants from most world regions, particularly among those from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe, and more than 50% were  ...  Methods and Findings: Medline, Medline In-Process, EMBASE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched.  ...  However, the number of subjects screened for anti-HBs from the Middle East and North Africa (n = 131), South Asia (n = 364) and Latin America and the Caribbean (n = 29) were very small and results from  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044611 pmid:22957088 pmcid:PMC3434171 fatcat:ep33pwbcfzednm6qxpnrtzlssi

Improving health equity among the African ethnic minority through health system strengthening: a narrative review of the New Zealand healthcare system

Blessing Kanengoni, Sari Andajani-Sutjahjo, Eleanor Holroyd
2020 International Journal for Equity in Health  
There is a need for research and political will to invest in African minority health and diverse workforce that understands the background of the African population; and action to address structural and  ...  An improvement and well-functioning health information system is pivotal to capture the unmet needs of the African population.  ...  Disclosure statement There is no financial interest or benefit that has arisen from the direct applications of this research.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12939-020-1125-9 pmid:32028955 pmcid:PMC7006202 fatcat:v4bvxbzxffbgvpn64pdui4ywyq

A Comparative Cross-sectional Study of the Prevalence and Determinants of Health Insurance Coverage between Nigeria and South Africa: A Multi-country Analysis of Demographic Health Surveys

Monica Ewomazino Akokuwebe, Erhabor Sunday Idemudia
2021 Zenodo  
The objectives were to estimate the prevalence of health insurance coverage, and to explore the socio-demographic factors associated with health insurance in South Africa and Nigeria.  ...  The findings of this study may possibly aid in informing and communicating health policy to increase financial access to healthcare and its utilization in South Africa and Nigeria.  ...  Helen Thomas and Dr. Ololade Julius Baruwa. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the North-West University Faculty of Humanities, Mafikeng, South Africa.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5800146 fatcat:oe7rxcdjazai7kcuptmpvyg55q

Perceived Risks, Travel Constraints, and Destination Perception: A Study on Sub-Saharan African Medical Travellers

Mohammad Jamal Khan, Firoz Khan, Saba Amin, Shankar Chelliah
2020 Sustainability  
In medical travel, previous studies have investigated the factors that influence medical travellers to receive treatment outside the country.  ...  This is a quantitative study whereby the data was collected from 306 sub-Saharan African medical travellers, who visited India for the treatment.  ...  Movement of the patients outside the country intensified in East African countries due to the perception of low-quality services at home and less proactive marketing.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12072807 doaj:f28f4370c3b74299b278e456ce247771 fatcat:qotfiwujgvbcbchnej3vhpibma

Contribution of the extractive industry to sustainability in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region

Adenike A. Akinsemolu
2020 Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy  
North African (MENA) region.  ...  The first finding is that the extractive industry in the region has the potential and opportunity to contribute to the attainment of all the 17 SDGs.  ...  INTRODUCTION This article examines the importance of the extractive industry to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Middle East and North African region.  ... 
doi:10.4314/jsdlp.v11i1.10 fatcat:zkru74weizearjax6sdwors5im

Health Domains for Sale: The Need for Global Health Internet Governance

Tim Ken Mackey, Bryan A Liang, Jillian C Kohler, Amir Attaran
2014 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
When aggregated by WHO region, 75% of responding countries from the South-East Asia Region had these web sites and official initiatives, while inroads had also been made in countries of the European (67%  ...  In the African Region approximately 20% of countries affirm voluntary compliance, government intervention and technology mechanisms.  ... 
doi:10.2196/jmir.3276 pmid:24598602 pmcid:PMC3961808 fatcat:xtxdajf6xnas7p2hf4ig4ljt6m

Effectiveness of health systems strengthening interventions in Africa: a systematic review

Olaiya O. Fatodu, Olusola O. Oyenuga
2019 International Journal of Healthcare Policy  
Interventions that are included in this review are those that were carried out in single or multiple African countries.  ...  No intervention concurrently strengthened all the six HSs building blocks and none improved all four overall outcomes of HSS.  ...  Findings of Kalk et al. (2010) in Rwanda will particularly be applicable in East Africa and any other African countries where there are good citizen identification and accountability systems because  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijhp.2019.101686 fatcat:ruq2fnamujckznbbvwfujxvxpy

What Hinders Economic Development in Africa?

Victor Nwaoba ITUMO
2017 European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies  
It reveals the extent of suffering in Africa, despite enormous resources across the entire region.  ...  A careful analysis of the prevailing and ongoing situation in African societies reveals that a lot of economic failures are elicited by human factors and not by environmental, location or the absence of  ...  Over the past four years, beginning from 2014, the emergence of ISIS had not only affected the Middle East countries of formation, but had also spiralled onto North African countries where it sought a  ... 
doaj:0843ffccd05c45928236855955607310 fatcat:x3xag3ljbvfwbcafpgd2zbj7s4

Hypertension in developing countries

M Mohsen Ibrahim, Albertino Damasceno
2012 The Lancet  
Data from diff erent national and regional surveys show that hypertension is common in developing countries, particularly in urban areas, and that rates of awareness, treatment, and control are low.  ...  The health system in many developing countries is inadequate because of low funds, poor infrastructure, and inexperience.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Rehab M El-Ashkar for her excellent secretarial work and help in the preparation of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(12)60861-7 pmid:22883510 fatcat:2aa7p67stvaonfzntb6drjpeba

Coffee culture: Will Nigerians drink coffee like others?

Ayodele Christopher Oniku, Olamide Akintimehin
2021 Journal of Humanities and Applied Social Sciences  
Originality/value Given the importance of coffee culture in the larger world, and acceptance of coffee as a global social drink, the design of a scale that focussed on socialisation, health, elitism, culture  ...  Largely, the findings revealed that coffee culture is still very low among the citizens and the summation that coffee culture is still in infancy.  ...  Historically, it originated from Africa, precisely Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) and thereof it spread to India, Armenia, the Middle East and other parts of the world (Crawford, 1852) .  ... 
doi:10.1108/jhass-03-2021-0046 fatcat:vmavyllepjeetl77ftrxlw2q7y

Out of Africa: A Steady American Disengagement

Belkacem Iratni
2021 The Journal of US-Africa Studies International Journal of US and African Studies  
States which were also included in The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).  ...  dependency on the energy resources of the Middle East has also become almost obsolete because of the discovery of large deposits of oil and gas shales in the American continent.  ... 
doi:10.21747/21846251/jourc1 fatcat:qvylyn3e7fauta6syerfbaqc3i

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2002 Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health  
, Prenatal ultrasound biometry related to subsequent blood pressure in childhood, 713 flame retardants, up of middle aged and elderly men and women in north east- ern Finland, 905 G7/G8 summit, Health  ...  : prospective study on health, job satisfaction, and behavioural risks, 693 health care utilisation, Socioeconomic differences in children's use of physician services in the Nordic countries, 200 health  ...  environment, Health and greening the city, 896 Health and greening the city, 897 Urban residential environments and senior citizens' longevity in megacity areas: the importance of walkable green spaces  ... 
doi:10.1136/jech.56.12.e2 fatcat:3espawvj7rd4veb64ueyv6p254

Brucellosis in West and Central Africa: A review of the current situation in a changing landscape of dairy cattle systems

L. Craighead, A. Meyer, B. Chengat, I. Musallam, J. Akakpo, P. Kone, J. Guitian, B. Häsler
2018 Acta Tropica  
Herd prevalence rose from 31.4 to 65%.Mauritania: Mauritania is another large country in the North of the region neighbouring Mali but also having an expanse of coastal border in the West.  ...  findings295 all described vaccine control implemented in the north of the country from 1978 and 301 described a decrease in abortion rate of 37% after the first year of the campaign.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.12.026 pmid:29287761 fatcat:75ysjxjsj5aqdffvm63ev2scn4
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