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  1. Content type: Commentary

    This article describes a twinning relationship between the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) and the Tanzania Midwives Association (TAMA). It argues that the twinning relationship strengthened both associ...

    Authors: Rachel Sandwell, Deborah Bonser, Emmanuelle Hebert, Katrina Kilroy, Sebalda Leshabari, Feddy Mwanga, Agnes Mtawa, Anne Wilson and Amelie Moritz

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:123

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  2. Content type: Research

    Supermarkets have unprecedented political and economic power in the food system and an inherent responsibility to demonstrate good corporate citizenship via corporate social responsibility (CSR). The aim of th...

    Authors: Claire Elizabeth Pulker, Georgina S. A. Trapp, Jane Anne Scott and Christina Mary Pollard

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:121

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  3. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to experience immense financial stress. The precarious financial situation of the WHO has given rise to extensive dialogue and debate. This dialogue has generated ...

    Authors: Srikanth K. Reddy, Sumaira Mazhar and Raphael Lencucha

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:119

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  4. Content type: Research

    With the significant growth of migration and expatriation, facilitated by increased global mobility, the number of Koreans living abroad as of 2016 is approximately 7.4 million (15% of the Korean population). ...

    Authors: Ho Young Kim, Ju Young Kim, Hwa Yeon Park, Ji Hye Jun, Hye Yeon Koo, In Young Cho, Jinah Han, Yuliya Pak, Hyun Jung Baek, Ju Yeon Lee, Sung Hee Chang, Jung Hun Lee, Ji Soo Choe, Sun-kyung Yang, Kyung Chul Kim, Jeong Ha Park…

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:120

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  5. Content type: Research

    Increases in overweight and obesity among youths have resulted in the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) at earlier ages. The impact of lifestyle-related factors has been implicated; however, its rel...

    Authors: Devy Elling, Pamela J. Surkan, Sahba Enayati and Ziad El-Khatib

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:118

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  6. Content type: Research

    The global travel and tourism industry has been rapidly expanding in the past decades. The traditional focus on border screening, and by airline and cruise industries may be inadequate due to the incubation pe...

    Authors: Kevin K. C. Hung, Carman K. M. Mark, May P. S. Yeung, Emily Y. Y. Chan and Colin A. Graham

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:117

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  7. Content type: Research

    The food industry can influence individual and population level food consumption behaviours, shape public preferences and interfere with government policy on obesity prevention and NCDs. This paper identifies ...

    Authors: Nongnuch Jaichuen, Sirinya Phulkerd, Nisachol Certthkrikul, Gary Sacks and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:115

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  8. Content type: Review

    Healthcare systems are increasingly recognised as complex, in which a range of non-linear and emergent behaviours occur. China’s healthcare system is no exception. The hugeness of China, and the variation in c...

    Authors: Yue Xiao, Lewis Husain and Gerald Bloom

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:112

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  9. Content type: Research

    Leading transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) began to expand their operations in Latin America in the 1960s. This included legally exporting their cigarettes to Paraguay during the 1960s which, in turn, were...

    Authors: Benoît Gomis, Kelley Lee, Natalia Carrillo Botero, Philip Shepherd and Roberto Magno Iglesias

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:110

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  10. Content type: Research

    Paraguay has reportedly been a major transit hub for illicit tobacco products since the 1960s, initially to supply markets in Argentina and Brazil and, more recently, other regional markets and beyond. However...

    Authors: Roberto Magno Iglesias, Benoît Gomis, Natalia Carrillo Botero, Philip Shepherd and Kelley Lee

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:111

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  11. Content type: Research

    National pharmacovigilance centres (national centres) are gradually gaining visibility as part of the healthcare delivery system in Africa. As does happen in high-income countries, it is assumed that national ...

    Authors: H. Hilda Ampadu, Jarno Hoekman, Daniel Arhinful, Marilyn Amoama-Dapaah, Hubert G. M. Leufkens and Alex N. O. Dodoo

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:109

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  12. Content type: Research

    Global health diplomacy (GHD) has become an important field of investigation due to health concerns increasingly entering the foreign policy domain. Much of the existing academic writing focuses on North-South...

    Authors: Jorge Ramírez, Leonel Valdivia, Elena Rivera, Marilia da Silva Santos, Dino Sepúlveda, Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:108

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  13. Content type: Research

    The 9th Global conference on health promotion (Shanghai 2016) reaffirmed the role of primary health care (PHC) in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Gaining much international recognition, the ...

    Authors: Abraham Assan, Amirhossein Takian, Moses Aikins and Ali Akbarisari

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:107

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  14. Content type: Research

    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) designed EQUitable Impact Sensitive Tool (EQUIST) to enable global health community address the issue of equity in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and minimize he...

    Authors: Chigozie Jesse Uneke, Issiaka Sombie, Henry Chukwuemeka Uro-Chukwu and Ermel Johnson

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:104

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  15. Content type: Review

    Healthcare challenges in low and middle income countries (LMICs) have been the focus of many digital initiatives that have aimed to improve both access to healthcare and the quality of healthcare delivery. Mov...

    Authors: Alain B. Labrique, Christina Wadhwani, Koku Awoonor Williams, Peter Lamptey, Cees Hesp, Rowena Luk and Ann Aerts

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:103

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  16. Content type: Review

    Access to quality-assured medical products improves health and save lives. However, one third of the world’s population lacks timely access to quality-assured medicines while estimates indicate that at least 1...

    Authors: Lukas Roth, Daniel Bempong, Joseph B. Babigumira, Shabir Banoo, Emer Cooke, David Jeffreys, Lombe Kasonde, Hubert G. M. Leufkens, John C. W. Lim, Murray Lumpkin, Gugu Mahlangu, Rosanna W. Peeling, Helen Rees, Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda, Andy Stergachis, Mike Ward…

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:102

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  17. Content type: Research

    The inclusion of patent linkage mechanisms in bilateral and plurilateral trade and investment agreements has emerged as a key element in the United States’ TRIPS-Plus intellectual property (IP) negotiating age...

    Authors: Kyung-Bok Son, Ruth Lopert, Deborah Gleeson and Tae-Jin Lee

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:101

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  18. Content type: Research

    As performance-based financing (PBF) has been increasingly implemented in low-income countries, a growing literature has developed, assessing its effectiveness and, more recently, focussing on the political dy...

    Authors: Maria Paola Bertone, Haja Wurie, Mohamed Samai and Sophie Witter

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:99

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  19. Content type: Research

    Skilled health professionals are a critical component of the effective delivery of lifesaving health interventions. The inadequate number of skilled health professionals in many low- and middle-income countrie...

    Authors: Angela E Micah, Bianca S Zlavog, Catherine S Chen, Abigail Chapin and Joseph L Dieleman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:98

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  20. Content type: Research

    The Salud Mesoamérica Initiative is a public-private partnership aimed at reducing maternal and child morbidity and mortality for the poorest populations in Central America and the southernmost state of Mexico...

    Authors: Charbel El Bcheraoui, Aruna M Kamath, Emily Dansereau, Erin B Palmisano, Alexandra Schaefer, Bernardo Hernandez and Ali H Mokdad

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:97

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  21. Content type: Research

    Rehabilitation is crucial for the realization of the right to health and a proper concern of global health. Yet, reliable information to guide rehabilitation service planning is unavailable in many countries i...

    Authors: Dimitrios Skempes, John Melvin, Per von Groote, Gerold Stucki and Jerome Bickenbach

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:96

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  22. Content type: Correction

    Please note that following publication of the original article [1], one of the authors has flagged that the abbreviations section lists “BRIC” as “Britain, Russia, India and China”.

    Authors: Shuang Lin, Liangmin Gao, Melissa Reyes, Feng Cheng, Joan Kaufman and Wafaa M. El-Sadr

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:95

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    The original article was published in Globalization and Health 2016 12:83

  23. Content type: Research

    In order to understand why rates of overweight and obesity are so high in the Ecuadorian province of Galapagos, this study analyzes changes in household food expenditures and perceptions and practices related ...

    Authors: Wilma B. Freire, William F. Waters, Diana Román, Elisa Jiménez, Estefania Burgos and Philippe Belmont

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:93

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  24. Content type: Review

    Global health policy prioritizes improving the health of women and girls, as evident in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), multiple women’s health initiatives, and the billions of dollars spent by inter...

    Authors: Valerie Percival, Esther Dusabe-Richards, Haja Wurie, Justine Namakula, Sarah Ssali and Sally Theobald

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:90

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  25. Content type: Research

    Non communicable diseases (NCD) place a significant health burden on Pacific Island countries including Fiji. Policy interventions to curb NCDs have been implemented in Fiji including a 32% increase in the imp...

    Authors: Jeremaia Coriakula, Marj Moodie, Gade Waqa, Catherine Latu, Wendy Snowdon and Colin Bell

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:91

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  26. Content type: Debate

    Despite more than 20 years of reform projects in health systems, the universal coverage strategy has not reached the expected results in most middle-income countries (MICs). Using evidence from the Mexican cas...

    Authors: Armando Arredondo, Alejandra Azar and Ana Lucia Recaman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:89

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  27. Content type: Review

    Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is now a massive epidemic in both California and Mexico, with serious consequences for social and economic well-being. A large proportion of these populations share common ethnic backgrou...

    Authors: Simón Barquera, Dean Schillinger, Carlos A. Aguilar-Salinas, Marc Schenker, Luis A. Rodríguez, Cesar Hernández-Alcaraz and Jaime Sepúlveda-Amor

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:84

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  28. Content type: Research

    There is a lack of evidence-based health services to reduce the impact of stroke in low-income countries at a personal, family or community level.

    Authors: Julius T. Kamwesiga, Gunilla M. Eriksson, Kerstin Tham, Uno Fors, Ali Ndiwalana, Lena von Koch and Susanne Guidetti

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:82

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  29. Content type: Methodology

    The Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) identifies the maldistribution of power, money, and resources as main drivers of health inequities. The CSDH further observes that tackling these drivers ...

    Authors: Akhenaten Benjamin Siankam Tankwanchi

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:81

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  30. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author has request the addition of ‘Deputy’ to endnote number 1 (addition highlighted in bold):

    Authors: Barry Kistnasamy, Annalee Yassi, Jessica Yu, Samuel Spiegel, Andre Fourie, Stephen Barker and Jerry M. Spiegel

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:78

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    The original article was published in Globalization and Health 2018 14:60

  31. Content type: Research

    The objective was to guide key stakeholders on future directions of external funding of international postgraduate training (Master’s and PhD) of health research students at institutions in sub-Saharan Africa ...

    Authors: Terra Morel, Dermot Maher, Thomas Nyirenda and Ole F. Olesen

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:77

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  32. Content type: Research

    Donors often fund projects that develop innovative practices in low and middle-income countries, hoping recipient governments will adopt and scale them within existing systems and programmes. Such innovations ...

    Authors: Neil Spicer, Yashua Alkali Hamza, Della Berhanu, Meenakshi Gautham, Joanna Schellenberg, Feker Tadesse, Nasir Umar and Deepthi Wickremasinghe

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:74

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  33. Content type: Research

    Pandemics pose significant security/stability risks to nations with fragile infrastructures. We evaluated characteristics of the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak to elucidate lessons learned for managing trans...

    Authors: Aaron M. Wendelboe, Micah McCumber, Julie Erb-Alvarez, Nicholas Mould, Richard W. Childs and James L. Regens

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:75

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  34. Content type: Research

    Cancer is a major burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) yet financial barriers limit access to life-saving oncology drugs. Medical donation and other drug access programs can help impro...

    Authors: Ann Kim Novakowski, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, Michael Wrigglesworth and Andy Stergachis

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:76

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