Human Rights Day 2017
Human Rights Day is observed annually on December 10th, commemorating the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. BMC is doing its part to #Standup4HumanRights by presenting you a selection of highly important and influential research.
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. This new series analyzes factors that enable and constrain health system innovations.
Aims and scope
Globalization and Health is a pioneering and transdisciplinary journal that situates public health and wellbeing within the dynamic forces of global development; publishing high quality original research and debate on globalization and its effects on public health, both positive and negative.
We welcome papers on promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative, assistive and palliative aspects of public health and well-being. We embrace policy, systems, technological, organizational, clinical, community and individual perspectives. We do not privilege any disciplinary view; we encourage authors to situate their papers within global debates relevant to their topic; to question the status quo and to innovate new possibilities for public health, globally. We aim to reflect and shape the thinking and improve the health-related decisions of researchers, practitioners, governments, civil society, corporates and United Nations agencies.
Ronald Labonté, University of Ottawa, Canada
Greg Martin, Health Services Executive, Ireland
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Ronald Labonté, Editor-in-Chief
Ronald Labonté is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, Canada, and Canada 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.