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  1. Focus on “social determinants of health” provides a welcome alternative to the bio-medical illness paradigm. However, the tendency to concentrate on the influence of “risk factors” related to living and worki...

    Authors: Jerry M Spiegel, Jaime Breilh and Annalee Yassi

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2015 11:9

    Content type: Debate

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  2. The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic has ravaged the social fabric of three West African countries and affected people worldwide. We report key themes from an agenda-setting, multi-disciplinary round...

    Authors: Yaw Nyarko, Lewis Goldfrank, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Sari Soghoian and Ama de-Graft Aikins

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2015 11:7

    Content type: Debate

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  3. The views of practitioners at the sharp end of health care provision are now recognised as a valuable source of intelligence that can inform efforts to improve patient safety in high-income countries. Yet desp...

    Authors: Emma-Louise Aveling, Yvette Kayonga, Ansha Nega and Mary Dixon-Woods

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2015 11:6

    Content type: Research

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  4. An ecological perspective was prominently present in the health promotion movement in the 1980s, but this seems to have faded. The burden of disease the developing world is facing cannot be addressed solely by...

    Authors: Takashi Asakura, Hein Mallee, Sachi Tomokawa, Kazuhiko Moji and Jun Kobayashi

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2015 11:3

    Content type: Debate

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  5. This paper argues that the global health agenda tends to privilege short-term global interests at the expense of long-term capacity building within national and community health systems. The Health Systems Str...

    Authors: Robert Chad Swanson, Rifat Atun, Allan Best, Arvind Betigeri, Francisco de Campos, Somsak Chunharas, Tea Collins, Graeme Currie, Stephen Jan, David McCoy, Francis Omaswa, David Sanders, Thiagarajan Sundararaman and Wim Van Damme

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2015 11:5

    Content type: Debate

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  6. Although most of maternal deaths are preventable, maternal mortality reduction programs have not been completely successful. As targeting individuals alone does not seem to be an effective strategy to reduce m...

    Authors: Sima Sajedinejad, Reza Majdzadeh, AbouAli Vedadhir, Mahmoud Ghazi Tabatabaei and Kazem Mohammad

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2015 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  7. Canada, when compared to other OECD countries, ranks poorly with respect to innovation and innovation adoption while struggling with increasing health system costs. As a result of its failure to innovate, the ...

    Authors: Anne W Snowdon, Harpreet Bassi, Andrew D Scarffe and Alexander D Smith

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2015 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  8. There is a growing recognition of China’s role as a global health donor, in particular in Africa, but there have been few systematic studies of the level, destination, trends, or composition of these developme...

    Authors: Karen A Grépin, Victoria Y Fan, Gordon C Shen and Lucy Chen

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:84

    Content type: Research

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  9. We describe trends in participation by investigators from low- and middle-income countries (LMCs) in publications describing oncology randomized control trials (RCTs) over a decade.

    Authors: Janice C Wong, Kimberly A Fernandes, Shubarna Amin, Zarnie Lwin and Monika K Krzyzanowska

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:83

    Content type: Research

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  10. In 2008, the WHO facilitated the primary health care (PHC) revitalisation agenda. The purpose was to strengthen African health systems in order to address communicable and non-communicable diseases. Our aim wa...

    Authors: Carolien Aantjes, Tim Quinlan and Joske Bunders

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:85

    Content type: Research

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  11. The climate is changing and this poses significant threats to human health. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing Pacific Island countries and territories due to their unique geophysical feat...

    Authors: Damian Hoy, Adam Roth, Christelle Lepers, Jo Durham, Johann Bell, Alexis Durand, Padma Narsey Lal and Yvan Souares

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:82

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. In recent years, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have globally shown increasing impact on health status in populations with disproportionately higher rates in developing countries. NCDs are the leading cause ...

    Authors: Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Tina Dannemann Purnat, Nguyen Thi Anh Phuong, Upendo Mwingira, Karsten Schacht and Günter Fröschl

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:81

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. Diabetes and its complications are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in India, and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is on the rise. This calls for an assessment of the economic burden of the disease.

    Authors: Charles AK Yesudian, Mari Grepstad, Erica Visintin and Alessandra Ferrario

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:80

    Content type: Research

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  14. Countries of the Asia Pacific region account for a major share of the global burden of disease due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and this burden is rising over time. Modifiable behavioural risk factors for C...

    Authors: Lainie Sutton, Anup Karan and Ajay Mahal

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:79

    Content type: Review

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  15. The significance of R&D capabilities of China has become increasingly important as an emerging force in the context of globalization of pharmaceutical research and development (R&D). While China has prospered ...

    Authors: Yun-Zhen Shi, Hao Hu and Chunming Wang

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:78

    Content type: Debate

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  16. The demographic and nutritional transitions taking place in Uganda, just as in other low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), are leading to accelerating growth of chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Th...

    Authors: Jeremy I Schwartz, David Guwatudde, Rachel Nugent and Charles Mondo Kiiza

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:77

    Content type: Review

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  17. Illicit cigarettes comprise more than 11% of tobacco consumption and 17% of consumption in low- and middle-income countries. Illicit cigarettes, defined as those that evade taxes, lower consumer prices, threat...

    Authors: Abdillah Ahsan, Nur Hadi Wiyono, Diahhadi Setyonaluri, Ryan Denniston and Anthony D So

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:75

    Content type: Research

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  18. The priorities of research funding bodies govern the research agenda, which has important implications for the provision of evidence to inform policy. This study examines the research funding landscape for mat...

    Authors: Katharine Footman, Matthew Chersich, Duane Blaauw, Oona MR Campbell, Ashar Dhana, Josephine Kavanagh, Mari Dumbaugh, Siphiwe Thwala, Leon Bijlmakers, Emily Vargas, Elinor Kern, Francisco Becerra and Loveday Penn-Kekana

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:72

    Content type: Research

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  19. The “25×25” strategy to tackle the global challenge of non-communicable diseases takes a traditional approach, concentrating on a few diseases and their immediate risk factors.

    Authors: Martin McKee, Andy Haines, Shah Ebrahim, Peter Lamptey, Mauricio L Barreto, Don Matheson, Helen L Walls, Sunia Foliaki, J Jaime Miranda, Oyun Chimeddamba, Luis Garcia-Marcos, Paolo Vineis and Neil Pearce

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:74

    Content type: Debate

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  20. As many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) pursue health care reforms in order to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), development of national accreditation systems has become an increasingly common ...

    Authors: Kedar S Mate, Anne L Rooney, Anuwat Supachutikul and Girdhar Gyani

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:68

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. The health Millennium Development Goals (4, 5, 6) impose the same ambitious 2015 targets on every country. Few low-income countries are on track to reach them. Some authors have proposed country-specific targe...

    Authors: Robert L Cohen, Yira Natalia Alfonso, Taghreed Adam, Shyama Kuruvilla, Julian Schweitzer and David Bishai

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:67

    Content type: Research

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  22. In just a few weeks, the Internet could be expanded to include a new .health generic top-level domain name run by a for-profit company with virtually no public health credentials - unless the international com...

    Authors: Tim K Mackey, Gunther Eysenbach, Bryan A Liang, Jillian C Kohler, Antoine Geissbuhler and Amir Attaran

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:62

    Content type: Commentary

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  23. On the back of its recent economic development and domestic success in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Brazil is helping the Government of Mozambique to set up a pharmaceutical factory as part of its South-South c...

    Authors: Giuliano Russo, Lícia de Oliveira, Alex Shankland and Tânia Sitoe

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:70

    Content type: Debate

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  24. Trade and investment liberalization (trade liberalization) can promote or harm health. Undoubtedly it has contributed, although unevenly, to Asia’s social and economic development over recent decades with resu...

    Authors: Phillip Baker, Adrian Kay and Helen Walls

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:66

    Content type: Research

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  25. The positive impact of global health activities by volunteers from the United States in low-and middle-income countries has been recognized. Most existing global health partnerships evaluate what knowledge, id...

    Authors: Heidi Busse, Ephrem A Aboneh and Girma Tefera

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:64

    Content type: Research

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  26. Leptospirosis remains the most widespread zoonotic disease in the world, commonly found in tropical or temperate climates. While previous studies have offered insight into intra-national and intra-regional tra...

    Authors: Medhani Bandara, Mahesha Ananda, Kolitha Wickramage, Elisabeth Berger and Suneth Agampodi

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:61

    Content type: Review

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  27. There is global concern with geographical and socio-economic inequalities in access to and use of maternal delivery services. Little is known, however, on how local-level socio-economic inequalities are relate...

    Authors: Sheetal Prakash Silal, Loveday Penn-Kekana, Till Bärnighausen and Helen Schneider

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:60

    Content type: Research

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  28. Studies suggest that US Latinos have a higher prevalence of obesity than White Americans. However, obesity may differ by pre-immigration factors and Latinos’ cultural representations of ideal body image. This ...

    Authors: Airín D Martínez, Hee-soon Juon, David M Levine, Victoria Lyford-Pike and Sadie Peters

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:57

    Content type: Research

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  29. Global labour markets continue to undergo significant transformations resulting from socio-political instability combined with rises in structural inequality, employment insecurity, and poor working conditions...

    Authors: Erica Di Ruggiero, Joanna E Cohen and Donald C Cole

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:56

    Content type: Research

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  30. Given the rapid evolution of health markets, learning is key to promoting the identification and uptake of health market policies and practices that better serve the needs of the poor. However there are signif...

    Authors: Sara Bennett, Gina Lagomarsino, Jeffrey Knezovich and Henry Lucas

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:54

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. The rapid evolution and spread of health markets across low and middle-income countries (LMICs) has contributed to a significant increase in the availability of health-related goods and services around the wor...

    Authors: Gerald Bloom, Spencer Henson and David H Peters

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:53

    Content type: Debate

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  32. Three years ago, the Lancet’s frontispiece stated “Health is now the most important foreign policy issue of our time” and last year, the Director-General of WHO, Margaret Chan, in her opening address, to the E...

    Authors: Mehrunisha Suleman, Raghib Ali and David J Kerr

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:50

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. Mobile health (mHealth) approaches for non-communicable disease (NCD) care seem particularly applicable to sub-Saharan Africa given the penetration of mobile phones in the region. The evidence to support its i...

    Authors: Gerald S Bloomfield, Rajesh Vedanthan, Lavanya Vasudevan, Anne Kithei, Martin Were and Eric J Velazquez

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:49

    Content type: Research

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  34. Noncommunicable diseases are a health and development challenge. Pacific Island countries are heavily affected by NCDs, with diabetes and obesity rates among the highest in the world. Trade is one of multiple ...

    Authors: Michelle Sahal Estimé, Brian Lutz and Ferdinand Strobel

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:48

    Content type: Research

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  35. Female sex workers (FSWs) experience high levels of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) morbidity, violence and discrimination. Successful SRH interventions for FSWs in India and elsewhere have long prioritis...

    Authors: Lizzie Moore, Matthew F Chersich, Richard Steen, Sushena Reza-Paul, Ashar Dhana, Bea Vuylsteke, Yves Lafort and Fiona Scorgie

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:47

    Content type: Research

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  36. Several biological, behavioural, and structural risk factors place female sex workers (FSWs) at heightened risk of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other adverse sexual and reproductive health ...

    Authors: Ashar Dhana, Stanley Luchters, Lizzie Moore, Yves Lafort, Anuradha Roy, Fiona Scorgie and Matthew Chersich

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:46

    Content type: Research

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  37. Sports mega-events have expanded in size, popularity and cost. Fuelled by media speculation and moral panics, myths proliferate about the increase in trafficking into forced prostitution as well as sex work in...

    Authors: Marlise L Richter, Fiona Scorgie, Matthew F Chersich and Stanley Luchters

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:45

    Content type: Research

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  38. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) was provided to more than nine million people by the end of 2012. Although ART programs in resource-limited settings have expanded treatment, inadequate retention in care has bee...

    Authors: Yibeltal Assefa, Achamyeleh Alebachew, Meskele Lera, Lut Lynen, Edwin Wouters and Wim Van Damme

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:43

    Content type: Research

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  39. With the failure of the latest vaccine trial, HVTN-505, HIV prevention efforts remain critical. Social and structural factors contributing to HIV and STI transmission include stigma regarding sexual violence, ...

    Authors: Eliana Barrios Suarez, Carmen Logie and Jose F Arocha

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:40

    Content type: Debate

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