Monthly Archives: April 2021

Delivering non-communicable disease care in a humanitarian crisis

Refugee health

This week in BMC Health Services Research, Ansbro et al. describe their experiences with adapting the RE-AIM framework to evaluate the Médecins Sans Frontières program of NCD care for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians in Jordan. James Edwards, Senior Assistant Editor, tells us more about the study and what health services researchers, working in humanitarian crisis settings, can learn from this study for future programs.


International representation in Neurology journals: no improvement in over a decade

International representation

The underrepresentation of authors and editorial members from developing countries has been documented across several specialty journals over the last two decades. Here, authors of a new study published in BMC Medical Research Methodology discuss the underrepresentation of developing countries in neurology journals and the urgent need to implement strategies to support high-quality, locally-driven research.

Medicine Publishing

Operational Response to US Measles Outbreaks, 2017-19


A study published today in BMC Public Health leverages the firsthand experience of frontline responders to address operational components of measles outbreak response, emphasizing resource needs, barriers to implementing response activities, and lessons and recommendations to inform public health practitioners’ preparedness in advance of future outbreaks. Authors Elena Martin and Matthew Shearer discuss their work in this blog.


Dealing with measles outbreaks in areas of high anti-vaccination sentiment


Research just published in BMC Public Health identifies the key priorities and concerns of Australian public health practitioners when managing an outbreak of measles in regions with low vaccination coverage. The findings provide an understanding of the challenges faced during an outbreak and priorities for communicating with communities where there is a high level of anti-vaccination sentiment. Author Penelope Robinson tells us more about the research in this blog.