A new supplement from the World Health Organization published in BMC Public Health explores the Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria. Because Nigeria has made significant progress in reducing the burden of wild polio virus (WPV), this important supplement presents innovations, lessons learned and best practices that the Nigerian government has implemented between 2014 and 2016 towards interruption of WPV transmission. Here to tell us more is Dr Fiona Braka, co-editor of the supplement.
Monthly Archives: December 2018
• Choosing a women’s health career • (Cost-)effectiveness of an internet-based physical activity support program (with and without physiotherapy counselling) on physical activity levels of breast and prostate cancer survivors • Motivators and barriers to vaccination of health professionals against seasonal influenza in primary healthcare • BMC Rheumatology celebrates its one year anniversary • BMC Series welcomes new journal: BMC Chemistry • New thematic series: Machine learning for computational and systems biology
December 10th is Human Rights Day, honoring the date the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the occasion we invited Siroos Mirzaei, associate editor of BMC International Health and Human Rights and Thomas Wenzel to write about the role physicians play in upholding human rights and dangers this can put them in.
The journal sections Sequence Analysis (methods) and Sequence Analysis (applications) in BMC Bioinformatics have been merged into one new section named Sequence Analysis. Here, the Section Editor of this new section, João C Setubal, and Alison Cuff, the in-house Editor for BMC Bioinformatics explain the rationale for this merge and give a brief, general review of the field.