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Submissions from 2020

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Strengthening research capacity through regional partners: The HRP alliance at the world health organization, Richard Adanu, Luis Bahamondes, Vanessa Brizuela, Evelyn Gitau, Seni Kouanda, Pisake Lumbiganon, Thi Thuy Hanh Nguyen, Sarah Saleem, Anna Thorson, and Kwasi Torpey

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Implementation of health and health-related sustainable development goals: Progress, challenges and opportunities - A systematic literature review, Wafa Aftab, Fahad Javaid Siddiqui, Hana Tasic, Shagufta Perveen, Sameen Siddiqi, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Perception-based influence factors of intention to adopt COVID-19 epidemic prevention in China, Munir Ahmad, Khadeeja Iram, and Gul Jabeen

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Impact of the societal response to COVID-19 on access to healthcare for non-COVID-19 health issues in slum communities of Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan: Results of pre-COVID and COVID-19 lockdown stakeholder engagements, Syed A K Shifat Ahmed, Motunrayo Ajisola, Kehkashan Azeem, Pauline Bakibinga, Yen-Fu Chen, Narjis Rizvi, Iqbal Azam Syed, Romaina Iqbal, Ahsana Nazish, and Komal Tabani

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Effect of parent-child relationship on physical aggression among adolescents: Global school-based student health survey, Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Shafquat Rozi, Ghazal Peerwani, and Aspara Ali

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Maternal mental health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Naureen Akber Ali and Anam Feroz

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Prevalence and determinants of anemia among women of reproductive age in Thatta Pakistan: Findings from a cross-sectional study, Sumera Aziz Ali, Zahid Abbasi, Babar Shahid, Ghazal Moin, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F. Krebs, Jamie E. Westcott, Elizabeth M. McClure, Robert L. Goldenberg, and Sarah Saleem

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Factors affecting the utilization of antenatal care among married women of reproductive age in the Rural Thatta, Pakistan: Findings from a community-based case-control study, Sumera Aziz Ali, Savera Aziz Ali, Anam Feroz, Sarah Saleem, Zafar Fatmi, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Intimate partner violence against women in Pakistan: A review of qualitative research, Tazeen S. Ali, Rida Farhan, and Michelle Ayub

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Perceptions of stakeholders about the role of health system in suicide prevention in Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, Anila Anjum, Tazeen S. Ali, Nousheen Pradhan, Murad M. Khan Dr., and Rozina Karmaliani Professor

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Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution and blood pressure in the prospective urban and rural epidemiological (PURE) study, Raphael E. Arku, Michael Brauer, Suad H. Ahmed, Khalid F. AlHabib, Álvaro Avezum, Jian Bo, Tarzia Choudhury, Antonio Ml Dans, Rajeev Gupta, and Romaina Iqbal

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Prelacteal feeding practices in Pakistan: A mixed-methods study, Muhammad Asim, Zarak Husain Ahmed, Mark D. Hayward, and Elizabeth M. Widen

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Risk factors for postpartum sepsis: A nested case-control study, Samina Bakhtawar, Sana Sheikh, Rahat Qureshi, Zahra Hoodbhoy, Beth Payne, Iqbal Azam Syed, Peter Von Dadelszen, and Laura Magee

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Association of dairy consumption with metabolic syndrome, hypertension and diabetes in 147 812 individuals from 21 countries, Balaji Bhavadharini, Mahshid Dehghan, Andrew Mente, Sumathy Rangarajan, Patrick Sheridan, Viswanathan Mohan, Romaina Iqbal, Rajeev Gupta, Scott Lear, and Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen

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White rice intake and incident diabetes: A study of 132,373 participants in 21 countries, Balaji Bhavadharini, Viswanathan Mohan, Mahshid Dehghan, Sumathy Rangarajan, Sumathi Swaminathan, Annika Rosengren, Andreas Wielgosz, Alvaro Avezum, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, and Romaina Iqbal

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The state of diet-related NCD policies in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Tunisia and Vietnam: A comparative assessment that introduces a ‘policy cube’ approach, Kent Buse, Wafa Aftab, Sadika Akhter, Linh Bui Phuong, Haroun Chemli, Minakshi Dahal, Anam Feroz, Sayad Hofiani, Nousheen Pradhan, and Fauziah Rabbani

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Measuring service quality and assessing its relationship to contraceptive discontinuation: A prospective cohort study in Pakistan and Uganda, Karen T. Chang, Nirali M. Chakraborty, Amanda M. Kalamar, Waqas Hameed, Ben Bellows, Karen A. Grépin, Agha Xaher Gul, Sarah E K. Bradley, Lynn M. Atuyambe, and Dominic Montagu

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Associations of sickness absence for pain in the low back, neck and shoulders with wider propensity to pain, David Coggon, Georgia Ntani, Karen Walker-Bone, Vanda E. Felli, Raul Harari, Lope H. Barrero, Sarah A. Felknor, Marianela Rojas, Anna Cattrell, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Association of egg intake with blood lipids, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in 177,000 people in 50 countries, Mahshid Dehghan, Andrew Mente, Sumathy Rangarajan, Viswanathan Mohan, Scott Lear, Sumathi Swaminathan, Andreas Wielgosz, Pamela Seron, Alvaro Avezum, and Romaina Iqbal

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Preconception nutrition intervention improved birth length and reduced stunting and wasting in newborns in south Asia: The women first randomized controlled trial, Sangappa M. Dhaded, K. Michael Hambidge, Sumera Aziz Ali, Manjunath Somannavar, Sarah Saleem, Omrana Pasha, Umber Khan, Veena Herekar Herekar, Sunil Vernekar, and Yogesh Kumar S

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Acute coronary syndrome and use of biomass fuel among women in rural Pakistan: A case-control study, Zafar Fatmi, Ambreen Sahito, Georgia Ntani, and David Coggon

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Assessing mobile phone access, usage, and willingness among women to receive voice message-based mobile health intervention to improve antenatal care attendance in District Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan, Anam Feroz, Naureen Akber Ali, and Sarah Saleem

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Using mobile phones to improve community health workers performance in low-and-middle-income countries, Anam Feroz, Rawshan Jabeen, and Sarah Saleem

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A comparison of MITS counseling and informed consent processes in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Ethiopia, Anam Feroz, Christina Paganelli, Milka Bunei, Beza Eshetu, Shahana Parveen, Sayyeda Reza, Chaitali Sanji, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, and Sarah Saleem

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Exploring perspectives, preferences and needs of a telemonitoring program for women at high risk for preeclampsia in a tertiary health facility of Karachi: A qualitative study protocol, Anam Feroz, Sarah Saleem, and Emily Seto

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Potentially heterogeneous cross-sectional associations of seafood consumption with diabetes and glycemia in urban south Asia, Matthew O. Gribble, Jennifer R. Head, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Deksha Kapoor, Vandana Garg, Deepa Mohan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Viswanathan Mohan, Sudha Vasudevan, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Mobile consulting (mConsulting) and its potential for providing access to quality healthcare for populations living in low-resource settings of low- and middle-income countries, Frances Griffiths, Jocelyn Anstey Watkins, Caroline Huxley, Bronwyn Harris, Jonathan Cave, Senga Pemba, Beatrice Chipwaza, Romaina Iqbal, Saleem Sayani, and Komal Tabani

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Healthcare utilisation and expenditure patterns for cardio-metabolic diseases in South Asian cities: The CARRS study, Priti Gupta, Kalpana Singh, Roopa Shivashankar, Kavita Singh, Ajay Vamadevan, V Mohan, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Nikhil Tandon, K M. Narayan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, and Mohammed K. Ali

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Assessing the governance of the health policy-making process using a new governance tool: The case of Lebanon, Rasha Hamra, Sameen Siddiqi, Emma Carmel, and Walid Ammar

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Substantial and sustained reduction in under-5 mortality, diarrhea, and pneumonia in Oshikhandass, Pakistan: Evidence from two longitudinal cohort studies 15 years apart, C L. Hansen, B J J. McCormick, Iqbal Azam Syed, K Ahmed, J M. Baker, E Hussain, A Jahan, A F. Jamison, N Samji, Oshikhandass Diarrhea and Pneumonia Project, Anita K. M. Zaidi, and Ahmed Jan

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Knowledge, awareness, and practices of cervical cancer, its risk factors, screening, and prevention among women in Karachi, Pakistan, Samina Hirani, Sarah Khana, Sidra Akram, Safna Naozer Virji, Preet Ayoub Shaikh, Ehsun Naeem, Rayaan Asad Chaudhry, Ahmed Bilal Khalid, Jalal Ud Din Khan, Muhammad Suhaib Qasim, and Imtiaz Jehan

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Associations of outdoor fine particulate air pollution and cardiovascular disease in 157 436 individuals from 21 high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries (PURE): A prospective cohort study, Perry Hystad, Andrew Larkin, Sumathy Rangarajan, Khalid F. AlHabib, Álvaro Avezum, Kevser Burcu Tumerdem Calik, Jephat Chifamba, Antonio Dans, Rafael Diaz, and Romaina Iqbal

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Contribution of house dust contamination towards lead exposure among children in Karachi, Pakistan, Akihiko Ikegami, Mayumi Ohtsu, Ambreen Sahito, Adeel Ahmed Khan, Zafar Fatmi, Yoshihiko Nakagi, Takahiko Yoshida, and Fujio Kayama

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Malnutrition and food insecurity in child labourers in Sindh, Pakistan: A cross-sectional study, Meesha Iqbal, Zafar Fatmi, Kausar S. Khan, Yusra Jumani, Neelma Amjad, and Asaad Ahmed Nafees

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Recommendations: Putting an end to child labour in Pakistan!, Meesha Iqbal, Zafar Fatmi, Kausar S. Khan, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, and Neelma Amjad

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Brucellosis in Pakistan: A neglected zoonotic disease, Meesha Iqbal, Zafar Fatmi, and Mumtaz Ali Khan

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Do recipients of cash transfer scheme make the right decisions on household food expenditure? A study from a rural district in Pakistan, Aminah Jahangir, Shehla Zaidi, Jai K. Das, and Shifa Habib

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Low vaccination in rural Sindh, Pakistan: A case of refusal, ignorance or access?, Durenaz Jamal, Shehla Zaidi, Sara Husain, David W. Orr, Atif Riaz, Asif A. Farrukhi, and Rabia Najmi Taha

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Decolonising COVID-19: Delaying external debt repayments, Mishal Khan and Sarah Shanks

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Compliance of smokeless tobacco supply chain actors and products with tobacco control laws in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: Protocol for a multicentre sequential mixed-methods study, Zohaib Khan, Rumana Huque, Aziz Sheikh, Anne Readshaw, Jappe Eckhardt, Cath Jackson, Mona Kanaan, Romaina Iqbal, Zohaib Akhter, and Javaid Khan

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Growth from birth through six months for infants of mothers in the "women first" preconception maternal nutrition trial, Nancy F. Krebs, K Michael Hambidge, Jamie L. Westcott, Ana L. Garcés, Lester Figueroa, Antoinette K. Tsefu, Adrien L. Lokangaka, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Sangappa M. Dhaded, Sarah Saleem, and Sumera Aziz Ali

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Mainstreaming nutrition services: Stabilization centers and outpatient therapeutic program centers, Ashar Muhammad Malik

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The need for transgender healthcare medical education in a developing country, Russell S. Martins, Raisa Saleh, Hasan Kamal, Mishal Gillani, Asma A H. Merchant, Muhammad M. Munir, Hamza M. Iftikar, Zara Shah, Muhammad H Z. Hussain, Mohammad K. Azhar, Fatima Qadri, and Sarah Saleem

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Estimation of the burden of out-of-hospital traumatic cardiac arrest in Karachi, Pakistan, using a cross-sectional capture-recapture analysis, Minaz Mawani, Iqbal Azam Syed, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Zainab Samad, and Junaid Abdul Razzak

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Exploring women and traditional birth attendants' perceptions and experiences of stillbirths in district Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan: A qualitative study, Sanam Zulfiqar Mcnojia, Sarah Saleem, Anam Feroz, Kausar S. Khan Ms, Farnaz Naqvi, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Elizabeth M. McClure, Sameen Siddiqi, and Robert L. Goldenberg

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Exploring the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to combat COVID-19 and existing opportunities for LMIC: A scoping review, Maleeha Naseem, Ramsha Akhund, Hajra Arshad, and Muhammad Talal Ibrahim

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Non-Adherence to WHO recommendations regarding infant feeding practices results in dilemma of malnourishment: A community-based prospective cohort study conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, Muhammad Osama, Anosh Aslam Khan, Sohaib Hasan Syed, Osama Mohiuddin, Ammar Hassan, Syeda Ramsha Zaidi, and Neelofar Sami

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Depression among adult patients with primary brain tumour: A cross-sectional study of risk factors in a low-middle-income country, Anum Sadruddin Pidani, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Iqbal Azam Syed, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim, Adnan Jabbar, and M. Shameel Khan

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Nepal's response to contain COVID-19 Infection, Rano Mal Piryani, Suneel Piryani, and Jay Narayan Shah

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School-based interventions to promote personal and environmental hygiene practices among children in Pakistan: Protocol for a mixed methods study, Nousheen Pradhan, Waliyah Mughis, Tazeen S. Ali, Maleeha Naseem, and Rozina Karmaliani Professor

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Association of symptoms of depression with cardiovascular disease and mortality in low-, middle-, and high-income countries, Selina Rajan, Martin McKee, Sumathy Rangarajan, Shrikant Bangdiwala, Annika Rosengren, Rajeev Gupta, Vellappillil Raman Kutty, Andreas Wielgosz, Omar Rahman, and Romaina Iqbal

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Perceptions and experiences of men and women towards acceptability and use of contraceptives in underserved areas of Karachi, Pakistan: A midline qualitative assessment of sukh initiative, Karachi Pakistan, Sarah Saleem, Narjis Rizvi, Anam Feroz, Sayyeda Reza, Saleem Jessani, and Farina Abrejo

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Lifestyle changes and glycemic control in type 1 diabetes mellitus: A trial protocol with factorial design approach, Sobia Sawani, amna siddiqui, Iqbal Azam Syed, Khadija N Humayun, Asma Ahmed, Aysha Habib, Sabahat Naz, Mayera Tufail, and Romaina Iqbal

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A multicenter case control study of association of vitamin D with breast cancer among women in Karachi, Pakistan, Uzma Shamsi, Shaista Khan, Iqbal Azam Syed, Aysha Habib, Amir Maqbool, Mohammad Hanif, Tiffany Gill, Romaina Iqbal, and David Callen

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Physical and mental health impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare workers: A scoping review, Natasha Shaukat, Daniyal Mansoor Ali, and Junaid Razzak

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Determinants of occupational hazards knowledge and safety practices among textile workers in Karachi, Pakistan: A cross sectional study, Natasha Shaukat, Hasan Nawaz Tahir, Tanzil Jamali, Mohammed Moizul Hassan, and Asaad Ahmed Nafees

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Household and personal air pollution exposure measurements from 120 communities in eight countries: Results from the PURE-AIR study, Matthew Shupler, Perry Hystad, Aaron Birch, Daniel Miller-Lionberg, Matthew Jeronimo, Raphael E. Arku, Yen Li Chu, Rehman Khawaja, Romaina Iqbal, and khawar Kazmi

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Global strategies and local implementation of health and health-related SDGs: Lessons from consultation in countries across five regions, Sameen Siddiqi, Wafa Aftab, Fahad Javaid Siddiqui, Luis Huicho, Roman Mogilevskii, Peter Friberg, Johanna Lindgren-Garcia, Sara Causevic, Anil Khamis, Mashal Murad Shah, and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta

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Are rural hospitals in Pakistan responding to the global surgery movement? An analysis of the gaps, challenges and opportunities, Sameen Siddiqi, Muhammad Sohaib Khan, Narjis Rizvi, Imran Naeem Abbasi, Shafquat Rozi, Ather Enam, and Sadaf Khan

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What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia, Sergio Torres-Rueda, Giulia Ferrari, Stacey Orangi, Regis Hitimana, Emmanuelle Daviaud, Theresa Tawiah, Rebecca Kyerewaa Dwommoh Prah, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Eleonah Kapapa, Edwine Barasa, Rachel Jewkes, and Anna Vassall

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Modifiable risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in 155 722 individuals from 21 high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries (PURE): A prospective cohort study, Salim Yusuf, Philip Joseph, Sumathy Rangarajan, Shofiqul Islam, Andrew Mente, Perry Hystad, Michael Brauer, Vellappillil Raman Kutty, Rajeev Gupta, and Romaina Iqbal

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Food supplements to reduce stunting in Pakistan: A process evaluation of community dynamics shaping uptake, Shehla Zaidi, Jai K. Das, Gul Nawaz Khan, Rabia Najmi Taha, Mashal Murad Shah, and Sajid Bashir Soofi

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Operability, usefulness, and task-technology fit of an mHealth App for delivering primary health care services by community health workers in underserved areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan: Qualitative study, Shehla Zaidi, Abdul Momin Kazi, Atif Riaz, Ammarah Ali, Rabia Najmi Taha, Rawshan Jabeen, Umerdad Khudadad, and Saleem Sayani

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Operability, acceptability, and usefulness of a mobile app to track routine immunization performance in rural Pakistan: Interview study among vaccinators and key informants, Shehla Zaidi, Saqib Ali Shaikh, Saleem Sayani, Abdul Momin Kazi, Adeel Khoja, Syed Shahzad Hussain, and Rabia Najmi

Submissions from 2019

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Spectrum of dystrophin gene mutations observed in patients suspected of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Pakistan, Zeeshan Ahmed

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Intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment: Predictors of child emotional maltreatment among 11 to 17 years old children residing in communities of Karachi, Pakistan, Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Aspara Ali, Naureen Akber Ali, Salima Farooq, Iqbal Azam Syed, Asif Khaliq, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Physical maltreatment and its associated factors among adolescents in Karachi, Pakistan, Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Naureen Akber Ali, Fauzia Basaria Hasnani, Salima Farooq, Yasmin Parpio, Uzma R. Khan, Iqbal Azam Syed, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Are family planning vouchers effective in increasing use, improving equity and reaching the underserved? An evaluation of a voucher program in Pakistan, Moazzam Ali, Syed Khurram Azmat, Hasan Bin Hamza, Md Mizanur Rahman, and Waqas Hameed

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Factors associated with anemia among women of the reproductive age group in Thatta district: Study protocol, Sumera Aziz Ali, Zahid Abbasi, Anam Feroz, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F. Krebs, Jamie E. Westcott, and Sarah Saleem

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Challenges of implementing an individual randomized controlled trial (women first: Preconception maternal nutrition study) in a rural study site: A case study from Pakistan, Sumera Aziz Ali, Umber S. Khan, Farina Abrejo, Sarah Saleem, Michael K. Hambidge, Nancy F. Krebs, Jamie E. Westcott, Robert L. Goldenberg, Elizabeth M. McClure, and Omrana Pasha

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Sedentary lifestyle and framingham risk scores: A population-based study in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia, AlJohara M. AlQuaiz, amna siddiqui, Ambreen Kazi, Mohammad Ali Batais, and Ali M. Al-Hazmi

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Immunization decision-making capacity building in low- and middle-income countries through teaching vaccine economics everywhere: A program evaluation, Tania Banerjee, Shreena Malaviya, Yira Natalia Alfonso, Patrick Wedlock, George Pariy, Omrana Pasha, Dagna Constenla, Shehla Zaidi, Maryam Huda, and Farina Abrejo

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Nurses' job dissatisfaction and associated factors at public sector tertiary care hospital in Pakistan: A qualitative study, Shazia Bano, Nousheen Pradhan, Narjis Rizvi, and Farid Midhet

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Polyhydramnios among women in a cluster-randomized trial of ultrasound during prenatal care within five low and low-middle income countries: A secondary analysis of the first look study, Melissa Bauserman, Robert Nathan, Adrien Lokangaka, Elizabeth M. McClure, Janet Moore, Daniel Ishoso, Antoinette Tshefu, Lester Figueroa, Sarah Saleem, and Waseem Mirza

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Time to clarify state obligations and accountability on NCDs with human rights instruments, Kent Buse, Wafa Aftab, Sadika Akhter, Linh Bui Phuong, Haroun Chamli, Minakshi Dahal, Sarah Hawke, and Nousheen Pradhan

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Association between the quality of contraceptive counseling and method continuation: Findings from a prospective cohort study in social franchise clinics in Pakistan and Uganda, Nirali M. Chakraborty, Karen Chang, Benjamin Bellows, Karen A. Grépin, Waqas Hameed, Amanda Kalamar, Xaher Gul, Lynn Atuyambe, and Dominic Montagu

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Evaluating quality of contraceptive counseling: An analysis of the method information index, Karen T. Chang, Mulenga Mukanu, Ben Bellows, Waqas Hameed, Amanda M. Kalamar, Karen A. Grépin, Xaher Gul, and Nirali M. Chakraborty

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Improving identification and child-focused collaborative care for children of parents with a mental illness in Tyrol, Austria, Hanna Christiansen, Annette Bauer, Batool Fatima, Melinda Goodyear, Ingunn Olea Lund, Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss, and Jean Lillian Paul

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Drivers of international variation in prevalence of disabling low back pain: Findings from the cultural and psychosocial influences on disability study, David Coggon, Georgia Ntani, Keith T. Palmer, Vanda E. Felli, Florencia Harari, Leonardo A. Quintana, Sarah A. Felknor, Marianela Rojas, Anna Cattrell, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Malpresentation in low- and middle-income countries: Associations with perinatal and maternal outcomes in the global network, Cassandra R. Duffy, Janet L. Moore, Sarah Saleem, Antoinette Tshefu, Carl L. Bose, Elwyn Chomba, Waldemar A. Carlo, Ana L. Garces, Nancy F. Krebs, and NICHD Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research

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Mortality and cardiovascular and respiratory morbidity in individuals with impaired FEV 1 (PURE): An international, community-based cohort study, MyLinh Duong, Shofiqul Islam, Sumathy Rangarajan, Darryl Leong, Om Kurmi, Koon Teo, Kieran Killian, Gilles Dagenais, Scott Lear, and Romaina Iqbal

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Coronary heart disease, hypertension and use of biomass fuel among women: Comparative cross-sectional study, Zafar Fatmi, Georgia Ntani, and David Coggon

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Regional variation in chronic kidney disease and associated factors in hypertensive individuals in rural South Asia: Findings from control of blood pressure and risk attenuation-Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Liang Feng, Hithanadura Asita de Silva, Imtiaz Jehan, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Gulshan Himani, Mohammad Abul Hasnat, Tazeen Jafar, and COBRA-BPS Study Group

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Prevalence and correlates of cardiometabolic multimorbidity among hypertensive individuals: A cross-sectional study in rural South Asia—Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Liang Feng, Imtiaz Jehan, H Asita de Silva, Aliya Naheed, Hamida Farazdaq, Samina Hirani Samina Hirani, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Channa D. Ranasinha, Md Tauhidul Islam, Ali Tanweer Siddiquee, and Tazeen Jafar

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Regional variation in comorbid prediabetes and diabetes and associated factors among hypertensive individuals in rural Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, Liang Feng, Aliya Naheed, H. Asita de Silva, Imtiaz Jehan, Rubhana Raqib, Md Tauhidul Islam, Nathasha Luke, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Hamida Farazdaq, Sahar Senan, Tazeen Jafar, and COBRA-BPS Study Group

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Using mobile phones to improve young people's sexual and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review protocol to identify barriers, facilitators and reported interventions, Anam Feroz, Farina Abrejo, Sumera Aziz Ali, Rozina Nuruddin, and Sarah Saleem

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Perceptions of health professionals regarding minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS) to identify the cause of death in stillbirths and neonates: Results from a qualitative study, Anam Feroz, Anum Shiraz Ali, Mohsina Noor Ibrahim, Elizabeth M. McClure, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Sayyeda Reza, Zahid Abbasi, Afia Zafar, Sameen Siddiqi, and Sarah Saleem

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Perceptions of parents and religious leaders regarding minimal invasive tissue sampling to identify the cause of death in stillbirths and neonates: Results from a qualitative study, Anam Feroz, Mohsina Noor Ibrahim, Elizabeth M. McClure, Anum Shiraz Ali, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Sayyeda Reza, Zahid Abbasi, Jamal Raza, Haleema Yasmin, Khadija Bano, Afia Zafar, Sameen Siddiqi, Robert L. Goldenberg, and Sarah Saleem

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Traditional birth attendants and birth outcomes in low-middle income countries: A review, Ana Garces, Elizabeth M. McClure, Leopoldo Espinoza, Sarah Saleem, Lester Figueroa, Sherri Bucher, and Robert L. Goldenberg

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Methodological gaps and opportunities for studying multisectoral collaboration for health in low- and middle-income countries, Douglas Glandon, Shinjini Mondal, Ida Okeyo, Shehla Zaidi, Mishal S. Khan, Osman Dar, and Sara Bennett

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Deep venous thrombosis in a patient with acquired factor VIII deficiency: A case report, Dreen Gul, Fazal Ur Rehman, Sumera Aziz Ali, and Savera Aziz Ali

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A multicountry randomized controlled trial of comprehensive maternal nutrition supplementation initiated before conception: The women first trial, K Michael Hambidge, Jamie E. Westcott, Ana Garcés, Lester Figueroa, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Sangappa M. Dhaded, Omrana Pasha, Sumera Aziz Ali, and Antoinette Tshefu

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A prospective, population-based study of trends in operative vaginal delivery compared to cesarean delivery rates in low- and middle-income countries, 2010-2016, Margo S. Harrison, Sarah Saleem, Sumera Aziz Ali, Omrana Pasha, Elwyn Chomba, Waldemar A. Carlo, Ana L. Garces, Nancy F. Krebs, K Michael Hambidge, and Shivaprasad S. Goudar

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Health effects of household solid fuel use: Findings from 11 countries within the prospective urban and rural epidemiology study, Perry Hystad, MyLinh Duong, Michael Brauer, Andrew Larkin, Raphael Arku, Om P. Kurmi, Wen Qi Fan, Alvaro Avezum, Iqbal Azam Syed, and On behalf of Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) Study investigators

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Relationship of sociodemographic factors with serum levels of vitamin D in a healthy population of Pakistan, Khalida Iqbal, Najmul Islam, Naseema Mehboobali, Ali Asghar, Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal, and Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal

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New leadership for the WHO regional office for the eastern Mediterranean: Exceptional election in an exceptional time, Samer Jabbour, Sameen Siddiqi, Rita Giacaman, Hani Serag, Jawad Al-Lawati, Amirhossein Takian, Habiba Ben Romdhane, Elsheikh Badr, Laith J. Abu-Raddad, and Aida Seif El-Dawla

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Vitamin E inhibits apoptosis of human CD34+-derived erythroid progenitor cells obtained from healthy adults, Tanveer Jilani, Irfan Khan, Asmat Salim, Farina Bilwani, Bushra Moiz, Iqbal Azam Syed, and Mohammad Iqbal

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Facilitators and barriers toward food security of afghan refugees residing in Karachi, Pakistan, Mahasti Khakpour, Romaina Iqbal, Naveera Ghulam Hussain, Rachel Engler-Stringer, Mustafa Koc, Joseph Garcea, Marwa Farag, Carol Henry, and Hassan Vatanparast

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Pregnant women in four low-middle income countries have a high prevalence of inadequate dietary intakes that are improved by dietary diversity, Rebecca L. Lander, K Michael Hambidge, Jamie E. Westcott, Gabriela Tejeda, Tshilenge S. Diba, Shivanand C. Mastiholi, Umber S. Khan, Ana Garcés, Sumera Aziz Ali, Sarah Saleem, and On Behalf Of The Women First Preconception Nutrition Trial Group

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Health expenditure and utilization survey Thatta district, 2019, Muhammad Ashar Malik, Wajeeha Raza, and Riaz Karimi