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Assessing Effectiveness of Multipurpose Voucher Scheme to Enhance Contraceptive Choices, Equity, and Child Immunization Coverage: Results of an Interventional Study from Pakistan.

Moazzam Ali, Syed Khurram Azmat, Hasan Bin Hamza, Md Mizanur Rahman,

Background:Pakistan has a high total fertility and unmet contraceptive need and is the fifth most populous country. This research aims to assess the effectiveness of a subsidized, multi-purpose voucher intervention to enhance the client-provider interaction for improved contraceptive counseling resulting in a potential increase in the modern methods uptake, continued ... Read more >>

J Multidiscip Healthc (Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare)
[2020, 13:1061-1074]

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Contraception and post abortion services: qualitative analysis of users' perspectives and experiences following Zika epidemic in Honduras.

Maria Belizan, Edna Maradiaga, Javier Roberti, Maricela Casco-Aguilar, Alison F Ortez, Juan C Avila-Flores, Gloria González, Carolina Bustillo, Alejandra Calderón, Harry Bock, María L Cafferata, Adriano B Tavares, Jackeline Alger, Moazzam Ali,

BACKGROUND:Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy has severe consequences on the new-born. The World Health Organization declared the Zika outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in 2016. Health facilities in the regions most affected by Zika lacked the capacity to respond to the increased demand ... Read more >>

BMC Womens Health (BMC women's health)
[2020, 20(1):199]

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SHISA3, an antagonist of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling, is epigenetically silenced and its ectopic expression suppresses growth in breast cancer.

Naveed Shahzad, Tehreem Munir, Mariam Javed, Fareeda Tasneem, Bilal Aslam, Moazzam Ali, Moazzam Ali, Zeeshan Mutahir, Muhammad Akhtar Ali, Muhammad Umer, Munir Ahmad, Kokab Farooq, Umair Hassan, Tanveer Mustafa, Rana Salman Anjum, Abdul Rauf Shakoori,

Breast cancer (BC) is the foremost cause of cancer related deaths in women globally. Currently there is a scarcity of reliable biomarkers for its early stage diagnosis and theranostics monitoring. Altered DNA methylation patterns leading to the silencing of tumor suppressor genes are considered as an important mechanism underlying tumor ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(7):e0236192]

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Correction to: Sexual and reproductive health (SRH): a key issue in the emergency response to the coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) outbreak.

Kun Tang, Junjian Gaoshan, Babatunde Ahonsi, Moazzam Ali, Mercedes Bonet, Nathalie Broutet, Edna Kara, Caron Kim, Anna Thorson, Soe Soe Thwin,

An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. ... Read more >>

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2020, 17(1):76]

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Sexual and reproductive health (SRH): a key issue in the emergency response to the coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) outbreak.

Kun Tang, Junjian Gaoshan, Babatunde Ahonsi, Moazzam Ali, Mercedes Bonet, Nathalie Broutet, Edna Kara, Caron Kim, Anna Thorson, Soe Soe Thwin,

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak was first declared in China in December 2019, and WHO declared the pandemic on 11 March 2020. A fast-rising number of confirmed cases has been observed in all continents, with Europe at the epicentre of the outbreak at this moment.Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) ... Read more >>

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2020, 17(1):59]

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Qualitative stocktaking on assessment of barriers and facilitators to contraceptive and post-abortion care services use following Zika epidemic in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Maria Belizan, Edna Maradiaga, Javier Roberti, Maricela Casco-Aguilar, Alison Ortez, Juan Avila-Flores, Gloria González, Carolina Bustillo, Alejandra Calderón, Harry Bock, María Cafferata, Adriano Tavares, Jackeline Alger, Moazzam Ali,

Abstract Background. Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy has severe consequences on the new-born. The World Health Organization declared the Zika outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in 2016. Health facilities in the regions most affected by Zika lacked the capacity to respond to the ... Read more >>

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Subjective Age and Job Satisfaction: A Moderated Mediation Model of Job Burnout and Chronological Age.

Muhammad Khalid Anser, Moazzam Ali, Farooq Anwar, Muhammad Usman,

Corresponding to the growing calls for theory-driven research on the age-job satisfaction association, the present study investigated direct and indirect (via job burnout) relationships between subjective age (felt age) and job satisfaction. The study also examined the moderating role of chronological age on both direct and indirect (via job burnout) ... Read more >>

Front Public Health (Frontiers in public health)
[2020, 8:62]

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Modulation of ABCG2 surface expression by Rab5 and Rab21 to overcome multidrug resistance in cancer cells.

Maryam Yousaf, Moazzam Ali,

Human ABCG2 is a half transporter implicated in drug efflux and development of multidrug resistance (MDR) in cancer cells. Here we present the regulatory effects of early endocytic Rab GTPases, Rab5A and Rab21 on ABCG2.ABCG2 was stably expressed in MCF-7 cells (MCF-7/G2). Rab5A and Rab21 were manipulated in MCF-7/G2 cells ... Read more >>

Xenobiotica (Xenobiotica; the fate of foreign compounds in biological systems)
[2020, 50(8):988-996]

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Understanding sexual and reproductive health needs of young women living in Zika affected regions: a qualitative study in northeastern Brazil.

Debora Diniz, Moazzam Ali, Ilana Ambrogi, Luciana Brito,

BACKGROUND:In 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern due to Zika's association with microcephaly and other neurological disorders. Brazil was the epicenter of this epidemic and the most affected region has the lowest Human Development Index and the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy. Despite ... Read more >>

Reprod Health (Reproductive health)
[2020, 17(1):22]

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Recombinant deoxyribonucleoside kinase from Drosophila melanogaster can improve gemcitabine based combined gene/chemotherapy for targeting cancer cells.

Mahak Fatima, Muhammad Mubashar Iqbal Ahmed, Faiza Batool, Anjum Riaz, Moazzam Ali, Birgitte Munch-Petersen, Zeeshan Mutahir,

A recombinant deoxyribonucleoside kinase from Drosophila melanogaster with a deletion of the last 20 amino acid residues (named DmdNKΔC20) was hypothesized as a potential therapeutic tool for gene therapy due to its broad substrate specificity and better catalytic efficiency towards nucleosides and nucleoside analogs. This study was designed to evaluate ... Read more >>

Bosn J Basic Med Sci (Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences)
[2019, 19(4):342-349]

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Expanding choice and access in contraception: an assessment of intrauterine contraception policies in low and middle-income countries.

Moazzam Ali, Rachel Folz, Madeline Farron,

BACKGROUND:Globally 214 million women of reproductive age in developing regions have unmet needs in modern contraceptives. Intrauterine contraception (IUC) is highly effective, has few medical contraindications, low discontinuation, and is a low cost modern contraceptive method. However, there is relatively low use of IUDs in LMICs. One reason for this ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2019, 19(1):1707]

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Scoping review to map evidence on mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, effectiveness and side effects of centchroman as a contraceptive pill.

Rita Kabra, Komal Preet Allagh, Moazzam Ali, Chandani Anoma Jayathilaka, Kasonde Mwinga, James Kiarie,

OBJECTIVE:To systematically identify and map the available evidence on effectiveness, side effects, pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action of centchroman as a contraceptive pill. INTRODUCTION:Centchroman was introduced in the Indian national family planning programme in 2016 as a once-a-week short-term contraceptive pill/oral contraceptive. At present there are no WHO recommendations on ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(10):e030373]

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'Leaving no one behind': a scoping review on the provision of sexual and reproductive health care to nomadic populations.

Moazzam Ali, Joanna Paula Cordero, Faria Khan, Rachel Folz,

BACKGRUND:Marginalized groups, such as nomadic populations across the world, have perhaps the least access to modern reproductive health (RH) services. This scoping review aims to identify barriers to access to RH services faced by nomadic populations from the existing literature and to highlight possible opportunities to address them. METHODS:Key databases, ... Read more >>

BMC Womens Health (BMC women's health)
[2019, 19(1):161]

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A systematic review of the effectiveness of counselling strategies for modern contraceptive methods: what works and what doesn't?

Francesca L Cavallaro, Lenka Benova, Onikepe O Owolabi, Moazzam Ali,

AIM:The aim of this systematic review was to synthesise the evidence on the comparative effectiveness of different counselling strategies for modern contraception on contraceptive behaviour and satisfaction, and to examine their advantages and disadvantages. METHODS:Six electronic databases (Medline, Embase, Global Health, Popline, CINAHL Plus, and Cochrane Library) were searched to ... Read more >>

BMJ Sex Reprod Health (BMJ sexual & reproductive health)
[2020, 46(4):254-269]

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Ethical Leadership and Knowledge Hiding: A Moderated Mediation Model of Relational Social Capital, and Instrumental Thinking.

Muhammad Ibrahim Abdullah, Huang Dechun, Moazzam Ali, Muhammad Usman,

The present study examined the direct and indirect (via relational social capital) relationships between supervisors' ethical leadership and knowledge hiding. It also tested the moderating role of instrumental thinking in the relationship between supervisors' ethical leadership and knowledge hiding and the relationship between supervisors' ethical leadership and relational social capital. ... Read more >>

Front Psychol (Frontiers in psychology)
[2019, 10:2403]

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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development: A perspective from Turkey.

Ayşe Akin, Moazzam Ali,

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2020, 148(2):261-262]

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Interrelations Between Ethical Leadership, Green Psychological Climate, and Organizational Environmental Citizenship Behavior: A Moderated Mediation Model.

Muhammad Aamir Shafique Khan, Du Jianguo, Moazzam Ali, Sharjeel Saleem, Muhammad Usman,

Synthesizing theories of ethical leadership, psychological climate, pro-environmental behavior, and gender, first, we proposed and tested a model linking supervisors' ethical leadership and organizational environmental citizenship behavior via a green psychological climate. Then, we tested the moderating effect of gender on the indirect (via a green psychological environment) relationship between ... Read more >>

Front Psychol (Frontiers in psychology)
[2019, 10:1977]

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Understanding the sexual and reproductive health needs in Brazil's Zika-affected region: placing women at the center of the discussion.

Debora Diniz, Luciana Brito, Ilana Ambrogi, Adriano Bueno Tavares, Moazzam Ali,

Zika is no longer high on the public health agenda. There is a lack of information about Zika infection transmission, prevention, and its effects in Brazil. ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2019, 147(2):268-270]

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A review of family planning policies and services in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region Member States.

Bhagawan Das Shrestha, Moazzam Ali, Ramez Mahaini, Karima Gholbzouri,

Background:Family planning (FP) is a cost-effective public health and development intervention. Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), has one of the lowest contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) and high unmet need for family planning. Aims:The aim of this review is to assist Member States in highlighting those areas that need strengthening to improve ... Read more >>

East Mediterr Health J (Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit)
[2019, 25(2):127-133]

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CRISPR/Cas9 engineering of ERK5 identifies its FAK/PYK2 dependent role in adhesion-mediated cell survival.

Moazzam Ali, Zeeshan Mutahir, Anjum Riaz,

Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 5 (ERK5) is now considered a key regulator of breast cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion. It is also implicated in growth factor induced anti-apoptotic signaling. But its contribution to adhesion-induced survival signaling is not clear. In the present study, using CRISPR/Cas9 editing, we knocked-out ERK5 expression ... Read more >>

Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (Biochemical and biophysical research communications)
[2019, 513(1):179-185]

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Self care interventions for sexual and reproductive health and rights: costs, benefits, and financing.

Michelle Remme, Manjulaa Narasimhan, David Wilson, Moazzam Ali, Lavanya Vijayasingham, Fatima Ghani, Pascale Allotey,

BMJ (BMJ (Clinical research ed.))
[2019, 365:l1228]

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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, Waqas Hameed,

BACKGROUND:Low modern contraceptive prevalence rate and high unmet need in Pakistan aggravates the vulnerabilities of unintended pregnancies and births contributing to maternal morbidity and mortality. This research aims to assess the effectiveness of a free, single-purpose voucher approach in increasing the uptake, use and better targeting of modern contraceptives among ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2019, 19(1):200]

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Contraceptive use in Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on long-acting reversible contraceptives: prevalence and inequalities in 23 countries.

Rodolfo Gomez Ponce de Leon, Fernanda Ewerling, Suzanne Jacob Serruya, Mariangela F Silveira, Antonio Sanhueza, Ali Moazzam, Francisco Becerra-Posada, Carolina V N Coll, Franciele Hellwig, Cesar G Victora, Aluisio J D Barros,

BACKGROUND:The rise in contraceptive use has largely been driven by short-acting methods of contraception, despite the high effectiveness of long-acting reversible contraceptives. Several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have made important progress increasing the use of modern contraceptives, but important inequalities remain. We assessed the prevalence and demand ... Read more >>

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2019, 7(2):e227-e235]

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Assessment of Family Planning Service Availability and Readiness in 10 African Countries.

Moazzam Ali, Madeline Farron, Thandassery Ramachandran Dilip, Rachel Folz,

BACKGROUND:Access to family planning services and appropriate contraceptive methods is crucial for ensuring good health outcomes for women and adolescent girls. The World Health Organization worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) survey to measure health facility capacity to provide ... Read more >>

Glob Health Sci Pract (Global health, science and practice)
[2018, 6(3):473-483]

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Zika virus exposure in pregnancy and its association with newborn visual anomalies and hearing loss.

Alessandra Peloggia, Moazzam Ali, Kavita Nanda, Luis Bahamondes,

Exposure to Zika virus (ZIKV) in pregnancy leads to a spectrum of congenital effects in the newborn. Recent studies have begun to evaluate the impact of ZIKV during pregnancy. Among 39 relevant studies, nine were related specifically to clinical studies of ophthalmologic disorders and one was related to hearing loss ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2018, 143(3):277-281]

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