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  1. Content type: Research

    The Global Fund is one of the largest actors in global health. In 2015 the Global Fund was credited with disbursing close to 10 % of all development assistance for health. In 2011 it began a reform process in ...

    Authors: Ashley Warren, Roberto Cordon, Michaela Told, Don de Savigny, Ilona Kickbusch and Marcel Tanner

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:89

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  2. Content type: Research

    Results-based financing (RBF) is emerging as a new alternative to finance health systems in many African countries. In Mali, a pilot project was conducted to improve demand and supply of health services throug...

    Authors: Mathieu Seppey, Valéry Ridde, Laurence Touré and Abdourahmane Coulibaly

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:86

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  3. Content type: Research

    Mobile health (mHealth) applications have proliferated across the globe with much enthusiasm, although few have reached scale and shown public health impact. In this study, we explored how diff...

    Authors: Kevin Louis Bardosh, Melanie Murray, Antony M. Khaemba, Kirsten Smillie and Richard Lester

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:87

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  4. Content type: Research

    Low-dose, high-frequency (LDHF) training is a new approach best practices to improve clinical knowledge, build and retain competency, and transfer skills into practice after training. LDHF training in Ghana is...

    Authors: Michelle Willcox, Heather Harrison, Amos Asiedu, Allyson Nelson, Patricia Gomez and Amnesty LeFevre

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:88

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  5. Content type: Research

    Over the last decade, there has been a rapid increase in biomedical research in Cameroon. However, the question of whether these research projects target major health priorities, vulnerable populations and geo...

    Authors: Ebile Akoh Walter, Ateudjieu Jerome, Djuidje Ngounoue Marceline, Martin Ndinakie Yakum and Watcho Pierre

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:85

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  6. Content type: Research

    Interventions to reduce malaria burden are effective if communities use them appropriately and consistently. Several tools have been suggested to promote uptake and use of malaria control interventions. Commun...

    Authors: Tumaini Malenga, Alinune Nathanael Kabaghe, Lucinda Manda-Taylor, Asante Kadama, Robert S. McCann, Kamija Samuel Phiri, Michèle van Vugt and Henk van den Berg

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:84

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  7. Content type: Research

    Since 2005, Gavi has provided health system strengthening (HSS) grants to address bottlenecks affecting immunization services. This study is the first to evaluate the Gavi HSS implementation process in either ...

    Authors: Emily Dansereau, Yodé Miangotar, Ellen Squires, Honoré Mimche and Charbel El Bcheraoui

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:83

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  8. Content type: Research

    In principle, trade and investment agreements are meant to boost economic growth. However, the removal of trade barriers and the provision of investment incentives to attract foreign direct investments may fac...

    Authors: Adriana Appau, Jeffrey Drope, Ronald Labonté, Michal Stoklosa and Raphael Lencucha

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:81

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    “Neglected Tropical Diseases” (NTDs) affect millions of people in Africa, Asia and South America. The two primary ways of strategic interventions are “preventive chemotherapy and transmission control” (PCT), a...

    Authors: Folahanmi Tomiwa Akinsolu, Vitor Nobre de Paiva, Samuel Santos Souza and Orsolya Varga

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:82

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  10. Content type: Research

    With an increasing array of innovations and research emerging from low-income countries there is a growing recognition that even high-income countries could learn from these contexts. It is well known that the...

    Authors: Matthew Harris, James Macinko, Geronimo Jimenez and Pricila Mullachery

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:80

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Food and beverage marketing contributes to poor dietary choices among adults and children. As consumers spend more time on the Internet, food and beverage companies have increased their online marketing effort...

    Authors: Marie A. Bragg, Margaret Eby, Josh Arshonsky, Alex Bragg and Gbenga Ogedegbe

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:79

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  12. Content type: Research

    Diarrhoea is a leading cause of child death in Zambia. As elsewhere, the disease burden could be greatly reduced through caregiver uptake of existing prevention and treatment strategies. We recently reported t...

    Authors: Katie Greenland, Jenala Chipungu, Joyce Chilekwa, Roma Chilengi and Val Curtis

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:78

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  13. Content type: Research

    Most Low and Middle-Income Countries are facing a crisis in human resources for health which compromises their ability to meet health related targets outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals. The crisis i...

    Authors: Patricia Schwerdtle, Julia Morphet and Helen Hall

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:77

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    As part of the MASCOT/WOTRO multinational team conducting the maternal health literature mapping, four Latin American researchers were particularly interested in analysing information specific to their region....

    Authors: Emily Vargas-Riaño, Víctor Becerril-Montekio, Francisco Becerra-Posada and Mario Tristán

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:74

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  15. Content type: Research

    The recent introduction of Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) for treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) can significantly assist in the world reaching the international target of elimination by 2030. Yet, the challeng...

    Authors: Yibeltal Assefa, Peter S. Hill, Anar Ulikpan and Owain D. Williams

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:73

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  16. Content type: Research

    Home-based care for HIV patients is popular in contexts severely affected by the epidemic and exacts a heavy toll on caregivers. This study aimed at understanding the experiences of caregivers and their surviv...

    Authors: Joseph Osafo, Birthe Loa Knizek, James Mugisha and Eugene Kinyanda

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:72

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  17. Content type: Research

    International migration has become a global political priority, with growing concern about the scale of human trafficking, hazardous work conditions, and resulting psychological and physical morbidity among mi...

    Authors: Joanna Busza, Sehin Teferra, Serawit Omer and Cathy Zimmerman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:71

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  18. Content type: Research

    Access to adequate surgical care is limited globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). To address this issue, surgeons are becoming increasingly involved in international surgical teac...

    Authors: Parisa Nicole Fallah and Mark Bernstein

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:70

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  19. Content type: Debate

    About 40% of all health burden in New Zealand is due to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes/obesity. Outcomes for Māori (indigenous people) are significantly worse than non-Maori; these inequit...

    Authors: John Oetzel, Nina Scott, Maui Hudson, Bridgette Masters-Awatere, Moana Rarere, Jeff Foote, Angela Beaton and Terry Ehau

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:69

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  20. Content type: Review

    Patient travel across borders to access healthcare is becoming increasingly common and widespread. Patients moving from high income to middle income countries for healthcare is well documented, with patients s...

    Authors: Jo Durham and Sarah J. Blondell

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:68

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  21. Content type: Research

    Reducing violence against women is a global public health priority, particularly in low-income and conflict-affected societies. However, more needs to be known about the causes of intimate partner violence (IP...

    Authors: Susan Rees, Mohammed Mohsin, Alvin Kuowei Tay, Elisa Soares, Natalino Tam, Zelia da Costa, Wietse Tol and Derrick Silove

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:66

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  22. Content type: Research

    With implementation of Chinese universal healthcare, the performance of urban and rural residents’ healthcare and the degree of satisfaction with publicly financed health services have become a hot issue in as...

    Authors: Shaoguo Zhai, Pei Wang, Anli Wang, Quanfang Dong, Jiaoli Cai and Peter C. Coyte

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:67

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  23. Content type: Research

    It is important to know whether the relationships between experienced and evaluative well-being and health are consistent across countries with different income levels. This would allow to confirm whether the ...

    Authors: Marta Miret, Francisco Félix Caballero, Beatriz Olaya, Seppo Koskinen, Nirmala Naidoo, Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Matilde Leonardi, Josep Maria Haro, Somnath Chatterji and José Luis Ayuso-Mateos

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:65

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