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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research

    Medical tourism is a term used to describe the phenomenon of individuals intentionally traveling across national borders to privately purchase medical care. The medical tourism industry has been portrayed in t...

    Authors: Krystyna Adams, Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A. Crooks and Nicole S. Berry

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:70

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  19. Content type: Research

    In the literature, measuring health outcomes usually entails examining one dependent variable using cross-sectional data. Using a combination of mortality and morbidity variables, this study developed a new, r...

    Authors: Rezwanul Hasan Rana, Khorshed Alam and Jeff Gow

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:72

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  20. Content type: Research

    The provision of high-quality medical care to asylum seekers represents a key challenge in many countries of the European Union. Especially continuity of care has been difficult to achieve as the migrant traje...

    Authors: Rosa Jahn, Sandra Ziegler, Stefan Nöst, Sandra Claudia Gewalt, Cornelia Straßner and Kayvan Bozorgmehr

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:71

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  21. Content type: Research

    The importance of leadership development in the early stages of careers in the NHS has been highlighted in recent years and many programmes have been implemented which seek to develop leadership skills in heal...

    Authors: Alexandra Monkhouse, Leanne Sadler, Andrew Boyd and Fleur Kitsell

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:69

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  22. Content type: Research

    With globalization, more and more people travel to countries where they are at risk of injuries and travel-related diseases. To protect travelers’ health, it is crucial to understand whether travelers accurate...

    Authors: Yi-Hsuan Lee, Chia-Wen Lu, Pei-Zu Wu, Hsien-Liang Huang, Yi-Chun Wu and Kuo-Chin Huang

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:67

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  23. Content type: Debate

    Global spending for HIV prevention has been decreasing over the years. As a result, several low-income countries, including Nepal, are increasingly facing the challenge to minimize the funding gap to continue ...

    Authors: Subash Thapa and Arja R. Aro

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:64

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  24. Content type: Research

    Proponents have promoted sexuality education as a means of empowering adolescents, yet it has been thwarted in many low and middle-income countries. Nigeria represents an exception. Despite social opposition, ...

    Authors: Jeremy Shiffman, Michael Kunnuji, Yusra Ribhi Shawar and Rachel Sullivan Robinson

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:63

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  25. Content type: Research

    South Africa’s mineral resources have produced, and continue to produce, enormous economic wealth; yet decades of colonialism, apartheid, capital flight, and challenges in the neoliberal post-apartheid era hav...

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

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:60

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Globalization and Health 2018 14:78

  26. Content type: Research

    Development assistance from governments of high income countries represents the vast majority of international funding for global health. Recent stagnation of this important source of funding may affect attain...

    Authors: Alexander Huepers, Henock B. Taddese and Filippos T. Filippidis

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:61

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  27. Content type: Research

    Expanding coverage of primary healthcare services such as antenatal care and vaccinations is a global health priority; however, many Haitians do not utilize these services. One reason may be that the populatio...

    Authors: Anna D. Gage, Hannah H. Leslie, Asaf Bitton, J. Gregory Jerome, Jean Paul Joseph, Roody Thermidor and Margaret E. Kruk

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:59

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  28. Content type: Research

    The resolution adopted in 2006 by the World Health Organization on international trade and health urges Member States to understand the implications of international trade and trade agreements for health and t...

    Authors: Mariyam Suzana, Helen Walls, Richard Smith and Johanna Hanefeld

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:58

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  29. Content type: Review

    The current migration flow into Europe is leading to a growing ethnically diverse population in many European countries. Now more than ever, those populations have different healthcare needs, languages, tradit...

    Authors: Céline Ledoux, Eva Pilot, Esperanza Diaz and Thomas Krafft

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:57

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  30. Content type: Research

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus /Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is not just a medical problem but its social impact is increasingly affecting its effective management. The fear of HIV-stigma c...

    Authors: Atem Bethel Ajong, Philip Nana Njotang, Ngholapeh Emmanuel Nghoniji, Marie José Essi, Martin Ndinakie Yakum, Valirie Ndip Agbor and Bruno Kenfack

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:56

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  31. Content type: Research

    Between 2011 and 2013, global and national guidelines for preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV shifted to recommend Option B+, the provision of lifelong antiretroviral treatment for all HIV-i...

    Authors: M. F. Chersich, E. Newbatt, K. Ng’oma and I. de Zoysa

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:55

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  32. Content type: Research

    Underweight is a major cause of global disease burden. It is associated with child mortality and morbidity, and its adverse impact on human performance and child survival is well recognized. Underweight is a m...

    Authors: Tuhinur Rahman Chowdhury, Sayan Chakrabarty, Muntaha Rakib, Sue Saltmarsh and Kendrick A. Davis

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:54

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  33. Content type: Research

    A key mechanism through which globalization has impacted health is the liberalization of trade and investment, yet relatively few studies to date have used quantitative methods to investigate the impacts of gl...

    Authors: Krycia Cowling, Anne Marie Thow and Keshia Pollack Porter

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:53

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  34. Content type: Review

    In 2012, the European Commission funded Go4Health—Goals and Governance for Global Health, a consortium of 13 academic research and human rights institutions from both Global North and South—to track the evolut...

    Authors: Vannarath Te, Nadia Floden, Sameera Hussain, Claire E. Brolan and Peter S. Hill

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:51

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