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  1. Commentary

    Assistive products and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have placed great emphasis on the need for much greater social inclusion, and on making deliberate efforts to reach marginalized groups. People with disabilities are of...

    Emma Tebbutt, Rebecca Brodmann, Johan Borg, Malcolm MacLachlan, Chapal Khasnabis and Robert Horvath

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:79

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  2. Short report

    Characteristics of illegal and legal cigarette packs sold in Guatemala

    Guatemala, as a party to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), is required to regulate cigarette packaging and labeling and eliminate illicit tobacco trade. Current packaging and labeling charact...

    Rodrigo Arevalo, Juan E. Corral, Diego Monzon, Mira Yoon and Joaquin Barnoya

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:78

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  3. Research

    ‘The stars seem aligned’: a qualitative study to understand the effects of context on scale-up of maternal and newborn health innovations in Ethiopia, India and Nigeria

    Donors commonly fund innovative interventions to improve health in the hope that governments of low and middle-income countries will scale-up those that are shown to be effective. Yet innovations can be slow t...

    Neil Spicer, Della Berhanu, Dipankar Bhattacharya, Ritgak Dimka Tilley-Gyado, Meenakshi Gautham, Joanna Schellenberg, Addis Tamire-Woldemariam, Nasir Umar and Deepthi Wickremasinghe

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:75

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  4. Research

    The inescapable question of fairness in Pay-for-performance bonus distribution: a qualitative study of health workers’ experiences in Tanzania

    During the last decade there has been a growing concern about the lack of results in the health sectors of many low income countries. Progress has been particularly slow in maternal- and child health. Prompted...

    Victor Chimhutu, Nils Gunnar Songstad, Marit Tjomsland, Mwifadhi Mrisho and Karen Marie Moland

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:77

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  5. Research

    A bibliometric analysis of literature on malaria vector resistance: (1996 – 2015)

    Emergence of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors is a real threat to future goals of elimination and control of malaria. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess research trend on insecticide...

    Waleed M. Sweileh, Ansam F. Sawalha, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Naser Y. Shraim and Adham S. Abu-Taha

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:76

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  6. Research

    Uptake of the human papillomavirus vaccine in Kenya: testing the health belief model through pathway modeling on cohort data

    Many studies investigate HPV vaccine acceptability, applying health behavior theories to identify determinants; few include real uptake, the final variable of interest. This study investigated the utility of t...

    Heleen Vermandere, Marie-Anne van Stam, Violet Naanyu, Kristien Michielsen, Olivier Degomme and Frans Oort

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:72

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  7. Review

    An assessment of the barriers to accessing the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Afghanistan: was the BPHS a success?

    Afghanistan is one of the most fragile and conflict-affected countries in the world. It has experienced almost uninterrupted conflict for the last thirty years, with the present conflict now lasting over a dec...

    Alexandra Frost, Matthew Wilkinson, Peter Boyle, Preeti Patel and Richard Sullivan

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:71

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  8. Debate

    Political economy challenges in nutrition

    Historically, implementing nutrition policy has confronted persistent obstacles, with many of these obstacles arising from political economy sources. While there has been increased global policy attention to i...

    Yarlini Balarajan and Michael R. Reich

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:70

    Published on: 5 November 2016

  9. Research

    Assessment of the scope and practice of evaluation among medical donation programs

    Medical donation programs for drugs, other medical products, training and other supportive services can improve access to essential medicines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and provide emergency a...

    Alisa M. Jenny, Meng Li, Elizabeth Ashbourne, Myron Aldrink, Christine Funk and Andy Stergachis

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:69

    Published on: 4 November 2016

  10. Research

    The challenge of bridging the gap between researchers and policy makers: experiences of a Health Policy Research Group in engaging policy makers to support evidence informed policy making in Nigeria

    Getting research into policy and practice (GRIPP) is a process of going from research evidence to decisions and action. To integrate research findings into the policy making process and to communicate research...

    Benjamin Uzochukwu, Obinna Onwujekwe, Chinyere Mbachu, Chinenye Okwuosa, Enyi Etiaba, Monica E. Nyström and Lucy Gilson

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:67

    Published on: 4 November 2016

  11. Research

    Addressing the intersection between alcohol consumption and antiretroviral treatment: needs assessment and design of interventions for primary healthcare workers, the Western Cape, South Africa

    At the points where an infectious disease and risk factors for poor health intersect, while health problems may be compounded, there is also an opportunity to provide health services. Where human immunodeficie...

    M. Schneider, M. Chersich, M. Temmerman and C.D. Parry

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:65

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  12. Research

    The state of the art of twinning, a concept analysis of twinning in healthcare

    Inequities in health have garnered international attention and are now addressed in Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3), which seeks to ‘promote well-being for all’. To attain this goal globally requires inn...

    Franka Cadée, Marianne J. Nieuwenhuijze, A. L. M. Lagro-Janssen and Raymond De Vries

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:66

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  13. Research

    Empirically evaluating the WHO global code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel’s impact on four high-income countries four years after adoption

    Shortages of health workers in low-income countries are exacerbated by the international migration of health workers to more affluent countries. This problem is compounded by the active recruitment of health w...

    Vivian Tam, Jennifer S. Edge and Steven J. Hoffman

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:62

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  14. Research

    Civic engagement among orphans and non-orphans in five low- and middle-income countries

    Communities and nations seeking to foster social responsibility in their youth are interested in understanding factors that predict and promote youth involvement in public activities. Orphans and separated chi...

    Christine L. Gray, Brian W. Pence, Lynne C. Messer, Jan Ostermann, Rachel A. Whetten, Nathan M. Thielman, Karen O’Donnell and Kathryn Whetten

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:61

    Published on: 11 October 2016

  15. Research

    “That’s enough patients for everyone!”: Local stakeholders’ views on attracting patients into Barbados and Guatemala’s emerging medical tourism sectors

    Medical tourism has attracted considerable interest within the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. Governments in the region tout the economic potential of treating foreign patients while several new pr...

    Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A. Crooks, Rory Johnston, Alejandro Cerón and Ronald Labonte

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:60

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  16. Review

    The oral health of refugees and asylum seekers: a scoping review

    Improving the oral health of refugees and asylum seekers is a global priority, yet little is known about the overall burden of oral diseases and their causes for this population.

    Mark Tambe Keboa, Natalie Hiles and Mary Ellen Macdonald

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:59

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  17. Research

    Do countries rely on the World Health Organization for translating research findings into clinical guidelines? A case study

    The World Health Organization’s (WHO) antiretroviral therapy (ART) guidelines have generally been adopted rapidly and with high fidelity by countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Thus far, however, WHO has not publi...

    Ramadhani A. Noor, Pascal Geldsetzer, Till Bärnighausen and Wafaie Fawzi

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:58

    Published on: 6 October 2016

  18. Research

    Improving Ghana’s mental healthcare through task-shifting- psychiatrists and health policy directors perceptions about government’s commitment and the role of community mental health workers

    The scarcity of mental health professionals places specialist psychiatric care out of the reach of most people in low and middle income countries. There is growing interest in the effectiveness of task shiftin...

    Vincent Israel Opoku Agyapong, Conor Farren and Eilish McAuliffe

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:57

    Published on: 1 October 2016

  19. Commentary

    Commentary: expectations for global health program prioritization from a selection of international students studying at a European university

    Some university curricula struggle to present evidence-based promotion of global health principles and global health diplomacy within an undergraduate setting. The de facto global health paradigm has experienced ...

    John Quinn, Vít Lidinský, Venu Rajaratnam, Marta Kruszcynski, Tomas Zeleny and Vladimir Bencko

    Globalization and Health 2016 12:56

    Published on: 22 September 2016

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