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  1. A recent Lancet article reported the first reliable estimates of suicide rates in India. National-level suicide rates are among the highest in the world, but suicide rates vary sharply between states and the caus...

    Authors: Jonathan Kennedy and Lawrence King

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:16

    Content type: Research

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  2. Principal Recipients (PRs) receive money from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) to manage and implement programs. However, little research has gone into understanding their ...

    Authors: Francis Wafula, Charles Marwa and David McCoy

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:15

    Content type: Research

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  3. The UK government committed to undertaking impact assessments of its policies on the health of populations in low and middle-income countries in its cross-government strategy “Health is Global”. To facilitate ...

    Authors: Modi K Mwatsama, Sidney Wong, Dena Ettehad and Nicola F Watt

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:13

    Content type: Debate

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  4. International policy towards access to essential medicines in Africa has focused until recently on international procurement of large volumes of medicines, mainly from Indian manufacturers, and their import an...

    Authors: Phares GM Mujinja, Maureen Mackintosh, Mary Justin-Temu and Marc Wuyts

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  5. Diabetes has become an increasingly prevalent and severe public health issue in Algeria. This article investigates the prevalence, the cost and the management of this disease. Its first objective is to better ...

    Authors: Larbi Lamri, Erofile Gripiotis and Alessandra Ferrario

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  6. Socioeconomic status is a recognised determinant of health status, and the association may be mediated by unhealthy behaviours and psychosocial adversities, which, in developed countries, both aggregate in low...

    Authors: Antonio Ivan Lazzarino, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Sam-ang Seubsman, Andrew Steptoe and Adrian C Sleigh

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  7. The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) will rise in parallel with the growing prevalence of type two diabetes mellitus in South Asia but is understudied. Using a cross-sectional survey of adults living in ...

    Authors: Shuchi Anand, Masuma Akter Khanam, Juliann Saquib, Nazmus Saquib, Tahmeed Ahmed, Dewan S Alam, Mark R Cullen, Michele Barry and Glenn M Chertow

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  8. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2010 Study has published disability-adjusted life year (DALY) data at both regional and country levels from 1990 to 2010. Concurrently, the Institute for Health Metrics and E...

    Authors: Michael Hanlon, Casey M Graves, Benjamin PC Brooks, Annie Haakenstad, Rouselle Lavado, Katherine Leach-Kemon and Joseph L Dieleman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:8

    Content type: Short report

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  9. Serving on volunteer groups undertaking medical mission trips is a common activity for health care professionals and students. Although volunteers hope such work will assist underserved populations, medical mi...

    Authors: John Rovers, Michael Andreski, John Gitua, Abdoulaye Bagayoko and Jill DeVore

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  10. The objective of this review was to describe and situate the burden and treatment of diabetes within the broader context of the French health care system.

    Authors: Karine Chevreul, Karen Berg Brigham and Clara Bouché

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:6

    Content type: Review

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  11. The study aimed at developing a set of attributes for a ‘good’ health system performance assessment (HSPA) framework from literature and experiences in different contexts and using the attributes for a structu...

    Authors: Christine Kirunga Tashobya, Valéria Campos da Silveira, Freddie Ssengooba, Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Jean Macq and Bart Criel

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  12. Limited resources in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) drive tremendous innovation in medicine, as well as in other fields. It is not often recognized that several important surgical tools and methods, ...

    Authors: Michael Cotton, Jaymie Ang Henry and Lauren Hasek

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:1

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. ‘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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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