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Call for Abstracts: Health in the SDGs: Intersectoral Action for Health

Health in the SDGs

Globalization and Health is seeking contributions for an article collection that showcases multisectoral approaches to achieving the health and well-being related goals in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This article collection will focus on policies and programmes outside the health sector – potentially in collaboration with the health sector – that have health implications through commercial, cultural, economic, environmental, political, or social determinants of health.

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Innovation in health systems in low- and middle-income countries

There is growing interest in new technologies and innovative organizational methods as a way to improve health systems, however, only a small proportion of the many investments in innovations have been shown to impact performance. The papers in this series analyze the factors that enable and constrain the emergence and diffusion of health system innovations. 

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BMC at APHA & EPH 2018

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BMC will be at the American Public Health Association Meeting in San Diego and the European Public Health Conference in Ljubljana this November – come speak to us about your research!

Visit our Public Health page to explore the journals we publish in your field, and find a special selection of content relevant to the themes of these conferences.

Aims and scope

Boldly situating public health and wellbeing within the dynamic forces of global development, Globalization and Health is a pioneering, transdisciplinary journal dedicated to improving the health-related decisions of researchers, practitioners, governments, civil societies, and United Nations agencies. 

Globalization and Health is an inclusive journal, encouraging authors to position their studies within contemporary global debates while promoting the innovation of new possibilities for public health, globally. We are dedicated to supporting the breadth of topics and issues underpinning this emerging and divergent area of research, and welcome papers exploring how globalization processes affect health through their impacts on health systems and the social, economic, commercial, and political determinants of health.

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Ronald Labonté, University of Ottawa, Canada
Greg Martin, Health Services Executive, Ireland

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Writing a literature review is easier than you might think! In his latest video, co-Editor-in-Chief Greg Martin demonstrates how to search the literature and identify relevant papers for a literature review.

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Ronald Labonté, Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemRonald Labonté is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, Canada, and Distinguished Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity. His current work focuses on the political economy of trade and health, health worker migration, medical tourism, health system reform, and global health diplomacy. He chaired the Globalization Knowledge Network for the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, consults with UN agencies, governments and civil society organizations, and is active in the Peoples’ Health Movement. He enjoyed an earlier career as a health promotion consultant working in Canada and internationally on the social determinants of health equity.

Greg Martin, Editor-in-Chief

Greg Martin is a South African doctor with an MPH and MBA. Dr Martin is currently a Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine in Dublin, Ireland. His previous roles have included: the Director of EMTCT at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Head of Science and Research at the World Cancer Research Fund and the Chief Operations Officer at UGI. Dr Martin is also the founder and host of This Week in Global Health, a weekly global health news roundup.


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