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  1. The expanding diabetes epidemic worldwide could have potentially devastating effects on the development of healthcare systems and economies in emerging countries, both in terms of direct health care costs and ...

    Authors: Pradana Soewondo, Alessandra Ferrario and Dicky Levenus Tahapary

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:63

    Content type: Review

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  2. With an estimated 74% of all deaths attributable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 2010, NCDs have become a major health priority in Brazil. The objective of the study was to conduct a comprehensive liter...

    Authors: Andréa D Bertoldi, Panos Kanavos, Giovanny V A França, André Carraro, Cesar Augusto Ovieda Tejada, Pedro C Hallal, Alessandra Ferrario and Maria Inês Schmidt

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:62

    Content type: Research

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  3. Very little is known about multimorbidity and chronic diseases in low and middle income countries, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, and more information is needed to guide the process of adapting the health sy...

    Authors: Belinda Afriyie Nimako, Frank Baiden, Samuel Oko Sackey and Fred Binka

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:61

    Content type: Research

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  4. The active recruitment of health workers from developing countries to developed countries has become a major threat to global health. In an effort to manage this migration, the 63rd World Health Assembly adopted ...

    Authors: Jennifer S Edge and Steven J Hoffman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:60

    Content type: Research

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  5. Globally, about 350.000 women die every year from pregnancy related causes and more than half of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Approximately 12% of the maternal deaths are associated with hyp...

    Authors: Deborah van Middendorp, Augustinus ten Asbroek, Fred Yaw Bio, Anthony Edusei, Lyonne Meijjer, Sam Newton and Charles Agyemang

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:59

    Content type: Research

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  6. In 30 years of experience in responding to the HIV epidemic, critical decisions and program characteristics for successful scale-up have been studied. Now leaders face a new challenge: sustaining large-scale H...

    Authors: Lisa R Hirschhorn, Julie R Talbot, Alexander C Irwin, Maria A May, Nayana Dhavan, Robert Shady, Andrew L Ellner and Rebecca L Weintraub

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:57

    Content type: Research

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  7. External challenges to health systems, such as those caused by global economic, social and environmental changes, have received little attention in recent debates on health systems’ performance in low-and midd...

    Authors: Sarah L Dalglish, Melissa N Poulsen and Peter J Winch

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:56

    Content type: Debate

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  8. Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1C) measurement is the currently accepted gold standard biochemical indicator of long-term glycemic control in diabetic patients. The level of knowledge as well as the frequency of use of...

    Authors: Duncan Mwangangi Matheka, Jeremiah Munguti Kilonzo, Cecilia Muvenyi Munguti and Peter Waweru Mwangi

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:55

    Content type: Research

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  9. Diabetes is an expensive disease in Argentina as well as worldwide, and its prevalence is continuously rising affecting the quality of life of people with the disease and their life expectancy. It also imposes...

    Authors: Joaquín E Caporale, Jorge F Elgart and Juan J Gagliardino

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:54

    Content type: Research

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  10. There is an increasing reliance on processed foods globally, yet food composition tables include minimal information on their nutrient content. The Pacific Islands share common trade links and are heavily reli...

    Authors: Wendy Snowdon, Astika Raj, Erica Reeve, Rachael LT Guerrero, Jioje Fesaitu, Katia Cateine and Charlene Guignet

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:53

    Content type: Research

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  11. Global Health Initiatives (GHIs), aiming at reducing the impact of specific diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), have flourished since 2000. Amongst these, PEPFAR and GFATM have provided a subs...

    Authors: Johann Cailhol, Isabel Craveiro, Tavares Madede, Elsie Makoa, Thubelihle Mathole, Ann Neo Parsons, Luc Van Leemput, Regien Biesma, Ruairi Brugha, Baltazar Chilundo, Uta Lehmann, Gilles Dussault, Wim Van Damme and David Sanders

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:52

    Content type: Research

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  12. The administration of antimicrobial drugs to food animals at low doses for extended durations for growth promotion and disease prevention has been linked to the global health crisis of antimicrobial resistance...

    Authors: Dina Fine Maron, Tyler JS Smith and Keeve E Nachman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:48

    Content type: Research

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  13. Strengthening the evidence-policy interface is a well-recognized health system challenge in both the developed and developing world. Brokerage inherent in hospital-to-hospital partnerships can boost relationsh...

    Authors: Shamsuzzoha B Syed, Viva Dadwal, Julie Storr, Pamela Riley, Paul Rutter, Joyce D Hightower, Rachel Gooden, Edward Kelley and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:47

    Content type: Debate

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  14. Trade poses risks and opportunities to public health nutrition. This paper discusses the potential food-related public health risks of a radical new kind of trade agreement: the Trans Pacific Partnership agree...

    Authors: Sharon Friel, Deborah Gleeson, Anne-Marie Thow, Ronald Labonte, David Stuckler, Adrian Kay and Wendy Snowdon

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:46

    Content type: Commentary

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  15. There is an unresolved debate about the potential effects of financial speculation on food prices and price volatility. Germany’s largest financial institution and leading global investment bank recently decid...

    Authors: Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Sabine Gabrysch, Olaf Müller, Florian Neuhann, Irmgard Jordan, Michael Knipper and Oliver Razum

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:44

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. Is existing provision of health services in Europe affordable during the recession or could cuts damage economic growth? This debate centres on whether government spending has positive or negative effects on e...

    Authors: Aaron Reeves, Sanjay Basu, Martin McKee, Christopher Meissner and David Stuckler

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:43

    Content type: Research

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  17. ‘Reverse innovation,’ a principle well established in the business world, describes the flow of ideas from emerging to more developed economies. There is strong and growing interest in applying this concept to...

    Authors: Jacqueline W DePasse and Patrick T Lee

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:40

    Content type: Debate

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  18. Health partnerships between institutions in the UK and Low or Lower- middle Income Countries are an increasingly important model of development, yet analysis of partnerships has focused on benefits and costs t...

    Authors: Felicity AE Jones, Daniel PH Knights, Vita FE Sinclair and Paula Baraitser

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:38

    Content type: Research

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  19. The notion of “reverse innovation”--that some insights from low-income countries might offer transferable lessons for wealthier contexts--is increasingly common in the global health and business strategy liter...

    Authors: Agnes Binagwaho, Cameron T Nutt, Vincent Mutabazi, Corine Karema, Sabin Nsanzimana, Michel Gasana, Peter C Drobac, Michael L Rich, Parfait Uwaliraye, Jean Pierre Nyemazi, Michael R Murphy, Claire M Wagner, Andrew Makaka, Hinda Ruton, Gita N Mody, Danielle R Zurovcik…

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:37

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. The Global Fund is experiencing increased pressure to optimize results and improve its impact per dollar spent. It is also in transition from a provider of emergency funding, to a long-term, sustainable financ...

    Authors: Yot Teerawattananon, Kate McQueston, Amanda Glassman, Jomkwan Yothasamut and Chaw Yin Myint

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:35

    Content type: Review

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  21. Sex work is a criminal offence, virtually throughout Africa. This criminalisation and the intense stigma attached to the profession shapes interactions between sex workers and their clients, family, fellow com...

    Authors: Fiona Scorgie, Katie Vasey, Eric Harper, Marlise Richter, Prince Nare, Sian Maseko and Matthew F Chersich

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:33

    Content type: Research

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  22. The body of research and practice regarding student volunteer abroad experiences largely focuses on ensuring the optimal learning experience for the student from the Global North, without equivalent attention ...

    Authors: Brian DO Ouma and Helen Dimaras

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:32

    Content type: Debate

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  23. Patients engage in medical tourism when they privately obtain a medical care abroad. Previous research shows that many medical tourists travel abroad with friends and family members who provide support and ass...

    Authors: Victoria Casey, Valorie A Crooks, Jeremy Snyder and Leigh Turner

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:31

    Content type: Research

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  24. Millions of dollars are invested annually under the umbrella of national health systems strengthening. Global health initiatives provide funding for low- and middle-income countries through disease-oriented pr...

    Authors: Ashley E Warren, Kaspar Wyss, George Shakarishvili, Rifat Atun and Don de Savigny

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:30

    Content type: Research

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  25. Transactional sex is believed to be a significant driver of the HIV epidemic among young women in South Africa. This sexual risk behaviour is commonly associated with age mixing, concurrency and unsafe sex. It...

    Authors: Yanga Z Zembe, Loraine Townsend, Anna Thorson and Anna Mia Ekström

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:28

    Content type: Research

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  26. Dietary changes characterized by a reduction in carbohydrate quality are occurring in developing countries and may be associated with a higher prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes...

    Authors: Alfa Muhihi, Dorothy Gimbi, Marina Njelekela, Emmanuel Shemaghembe, Kissah Mwambene, Faraja Chiwanga, Vasanti S Malik, Nicole M Wedick, Donna Spiegelman, Frank B Hu and Walter C Willett

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:26

    Content type: Research

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  27. Health policymakers in many countries are looking at ways of increasing health care coverage by scaling up the deployment of community health workers. In this commentary, we describe the rationale for the UK t...

    Authors: Christopher David Johnson, Jane Noyes, Andy Haines, Kathrin Thomas, Chris Stockport, Antonio Neves Ribas and Matthew Harris

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:25

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. Over the past decade, global health issues have become more prominent in foreign policies at the national level. The process to develop state level global health strategies is arguably a form of global health ...

    Authors: Michelle L Gagnon and Ronald Labonté

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:24

    Content type: Research

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  29. The right to health is recognized as a fundamental human right. Social participation is implied in the fulfillment of health rights since Alma Ata posited its relevance for successful health programs, although...

    Authors: Clara Sandoval and Carlos F Cáceres

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:23

    Content type: Research

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  30. Equity in access to health care among people living with HIV (PLHA) has not been extensively studied in Peru despite the fact there is significant social diversity within this group. We aimed to assess the ext...

    Authors: Alfonso Silva-Santisteban, Eddy R Segura, Clara Sandoval, Maziel Girón, Margarita Petrera and Carlos F Caceres

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:22

    Content type: Research

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  31. The burdens of hypertension and diabetes are increasing in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is important to identify patients with these conditions early in the disease process. The goal of this st...

    Authors: Sonak D Pastakia, Shamim M Ali, Jemima H Kamano, Constantine O Akwanalo, Samson K Ndege, Victor L Buckwalter, Rajesh Vedanthan and Gerald S Bloomfield

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:21

    Content type: Research

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  32. The rapid growth in mobile phone penetration and use of Short Message Service (SMS) has been seen as a potential solution to improve medical and public health practice in Africa. Several studies have shown eff...

    Authors: Dejan Zurovac, Gabriel Otieno, Samuel Kigen, Agneta M Mbithi, Alex Muturi, Robert W Snow and Andrew Nyandigisi

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:20

    Content type: Research

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  33. Interest and participation in global health activities among U.S. medical trainees has increased sharply in recent decades, yet the global health activities of physicians who have completed residency training ...

    Authors: S Ryan Greysen, Adam K Richards, Sidney Coupet, Mayur M Desai and Aasim I Padela

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:19

    Content type: Research

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  34. The role of multilateral donor agencies in global health is a new area of research, with limited research on how these agencies differ in terms of their governance arrangements, especially in relation to trans...

    Authors: Eduardo J Gómez and Rifat Atun

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:18

    Content type: Research

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  35. Diabetes is becoming of increasing concern in Spain due to rising incidence and prevalence, although little information is known with regards to costs and outcomes. The information on cost of diabetes in Spain...

    Authors: Julio Lopez-Bastida, Mauro Boronat, Juan Oliva Moreno and Willemien Schurer

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:17

    Content type: Research

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  36. Diabetes and its complications are among the present and future challenges of the Turkish health care system. The objective of this paper is to discuss the current situation of diabetes and its management in T...

    Authors: Mehtap Tatar

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:16

    Content type: Review

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  37. Since 2010, five newly emerging economies collectively known as ‘BRICS’ (Brazil, India, Russia, China and South Africa) have caught the imagination, and scholarly attention, of political scientists, economists...

    Authors: Andrew Harmer, Yina Xiao, Eduardo Missoni and Fabrizio Tediosi

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:15

    Content type: Research

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  38. This study aims to evaluate the length of time elapsed between reports of the same incidents related to avian flu and H1N1 outbreaks published by the WHO and ProMED-mail, the two major global health surveillan...

    Authors: Feng-Jen Tsai, Eva Tseng, Chang-Chuan Chan, Hiko Tamashiro, Sandrine Motamed and André C Rougemont

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:14

    Content type: Research

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