Volume 16 Supplement 7

Unlocking community capabilities across health systems across low and middle income countries

Research

Publication of this supplement was funded by Future Health Systems Consortium. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

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Edited by Asha S. George, Kerry Scott, Eric Sarriot, Barun Kanjilal and David H. Peters.

  1. Review

    Synergies, strengths and challenges: findings on community capability from a systematic health systems research literature review

    Community capability is the combined influence of a community’s social systems and collective resources that can address community problems and broaden community opportunities. We frame it as consisting of thr...

    Asha S. George, Kerry Scott, Vrinda Mehra and Veena Sriram

    BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 7):623

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  2. Research

    What is the role of community capabilities for maternal health? An exploration of community capabilities as determinants to institutional deliveries in Bangladesh, India, and Uganda

    While community capabilities are recognized as important factors in developing resilient health systems and communities, appropriate metrics for these have not yet been developed. Furthermore, the role of comm...

    Ligia Paina, Lalitha Vadrevu, S. M. Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, Joseph Akuze, Rachel Rieder, Kitty S. Chan and David H. Peters

    BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 7):621

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  3. Research

    How is perceived community cohesion and membership in community groups associated with children’s dietary adequacy in disadvantaged communities? A case of the Indian Sundarbans

    Membership in community groups and a sense of community cohesion may facilitate collective action in mobilizing resources towards better health outcomes. This paper explores the relationship of these factors, ...

    Debjani Barman and Lalitha Vadrevu

    BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 7):622

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  4. Research

    Identifying community healthcare supports for the elderly and the factors affecting their aging care model preference: evidence from three districts of Beijing

    The Chinese tradition of filial piety, which prioritized family-based care for the elderly, is transitioning and elders can no longer necessarily rely on their children. The purpose of this study was to identi...

    Tianyang Liu, Xiaoning Hao and Zhenzhong Zhang

    BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 7):626

    Published on: 15 November 2016

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    Unlocking community capabilities for improving maternal and newborn health: participatory action research to improve birth preparedness, health facility access, and newborn care in rural Uganda

    Community capacities and resources must be harnessed to complement supply side initiatives addressing high maternal and neonatal mortality rates in Uganda. This paper reflects on gains, challenges and lessons ...

    Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Gertrude Namazzi, Moses Tetui, Aloysius Mutebi, Peter Waiswa, Htet Oo, David H. Peters and Asha S. George

    BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 7):638

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  6. Research

    Expressing collective voices on children’s health: photovoice exploration with mothers of young children from the Indian Sundarbans

    The Indian Sundarbans is marked by inhospitable terrain and frequent climatic shocks which jointly hinder access to health care. Community members, and women in particular, have few means to communicate their ...

    Upasona Ghosh, Shibaji Bose, Rittika Bramhachari and Sabyasachi Mandal

    BMC Health Services Research 2016 16(Suppl 7):625

    Published on: 15 November 2016