"public health"

Early Childhood Development and Parental Training Interventions in Rural China: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Introduction Inadequate care during early childhood can lead to long-term deficits in skills. Parenting programmes that encourage investment in young children are a promising tool for improving early development outcomes and long-term opportunities …

Using Incognito Standardised Patients to Evaluate Quality of Eye Care in China

Background/aims Few studies have objectively examined the quality of eye care in China. We assessed refractive care using the incognito standardised patient (SP) approach, a gold standard for evaluating clinical practice. Methods A total of 52 SPs …

Combating HIV Stigma in Low- and Middle-Income Healthcare Settings: A Scoping Review

Introduction Nearly 40 years into the HIV epidemic, the persistence of HIV stigma is a matter of grave urgency. Discrimination (i.e. enacted stigma) in healthcare settings is particularly problematic as it deprives people of critical healthcare …

Micronutrient Deficiencies and Developmental Delays among Infants: Evidence from a Cross-Sectional Survey in Rural China

Objectives Research increasingly indicates the importance of the nutritional programming that occurs in the first 2– 3 years of life. Quality nutrition during this brief window has been shown to have large and significant effects on health and …