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Development

Section Editor: Tim Shorten, Consultant, UK
Deputy Section Editor: Divya Parmar, King's College London, UK and Frédérique Vallières, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Development theories and development assistance have been fixtures on the global health landscape for decades. Although health was originally given low development priority, its rise in the Millennium Development Goals and position in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) draws attention to the many controversies surrounding health development assistance, including the complex forms it takes (vertical, diagonal, horizontal), the lack of consistency over time, disbursements driven by donor interests rather than need, high transaction costs of poor donor coordination, a ‘charity’ rather than ‘entitlement’ approach, the rise of global philanthropies, and the lack of coherence between donors’ aid and their international trade/macroeconomic policies. In recent years, the role of micro-financing has been advanced as a key development strategy, although it remains controversial; and ‘social impact investing’ (where private speculators invest for global social/public good with the expectation of profit) is inserting a market logic into previously humanitarian notions of assistance or obligation. Papers submitted under this topic will focus on all forms and underlying theories of financial transfers from richer to poorer nations, and how these affect health outcomes, health systems and progress towards the SDH goals and targets.

  1. Public research organizations and their interactions with industry partners play a crucial role for public health and access to medicines. The development and commercialization of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV...

    Authors: Rosa Jahn, Olaf Müller, Stefan Nöst and Kayvan Bozorgmehr

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2020 16:22

    Content type: Research

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  2. Donor countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been among the largest donors in the world. However, little is known about their co...

    Authors: Yingxi Zhao, Angela E. Micah, Stephen Gloyd and Joseph L. Dieleman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2020 16:14

    Content type: Research

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  3. Cities are an important driving force to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda. The SDGs provide an operational framework to consider urbanization globally, while providin...

    Authors: Oriana Ramirez-Rubio, Carolyn Daher, Gonzalo Fanjul, Mireia Gascon, Natalie Mueller, Leire Pajín, Antoni Plasencia, David Rojas-Rueda, Meelan Thondoo and Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:87

    Content type: Research

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  4. Addressing the social and other non-biological determinants of health largely depends on policies and programmes implemented outside the health sector. While there is growing evidence on the effectiveness of i...

    Authors: Finn McGuire, Lavanya Vijayasingham, Anna Vassall, Roy Small, Douglas Webb, Teresa Guthrie and Michelle Remme

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:86

    Content type: Research

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  5. A recurring discussion in the literature relates to the possible contradictions among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The focus has been on economic goals, such as economic growth and goals related t...

    Authors: Peter Hangoma and Gavin Surgey

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:82

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. The increase in problematic substance use is a major problem in Canada and elsewhere, placing a heavy burden on health and justice system resources given a spike in drug-related offences. Thus, achievement of ...

    Authors: Regiane A. Garcia, Kristi Heather Kenyon, Claire E. Brolan, Juliana Coughlin and Daniel D. Guedes

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:80

    Content type: Research

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  7. Industrial food animal production (IFAP) is characterized by dense animal housing, high throughput, specialization, vertical integration, and corporate consolidation. Research in high-income countries has docu...

    Authors: Yukyan Lam, Jillian P. Fry and Keeve E. Nachman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:40

    Content type: Research

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  8. In the last decade, efforts have been made in Latin America and the Caribbean to advance in the methodological development of evidence based clinical practice guidelines, among other strategies to improve the ...

    Authors: Paula Andrea Cabrera and Rodrigo Pardo

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:14

    Content type: Research

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  9. To review the publicly available policies and commitments of selected food companies in Thailand relating to obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention, and to assess these stated policies and com...

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

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:12

    Content type: Research

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