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  1. Health workers’ motivation is a key determinant of the quality of health services, and poor motivation has been found to be an obstacle to service delivery in many low-income countries. In order to increase th...

    Authors: Nils Gunnar Songstad, Ida Lindkvist, Karen Marie Moland, Victor Chimhutu and Astrid Blystad

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:33

    Content type: Research

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  2. The complex relationship between globalization and health calls for research from many disciplinary and methodological perspectives. This editorial gives an overview of the content trajectory of the interdisci...

    Authors: Susan F Murray, Ramila Bisht, Rama Baru and Emma Pitchforth

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:30

    Content type: Editorial

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  3. This paper examines the challenges and opportunities in establishing and sustaining north–south research partnerships in Africa through a case study of the UK-Africa Academic Partnership on Chronic Disease. Es...

    Authors: Ama de-Graft Aikins, Daniel K Arhinful, Emma Pitchforth, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Pascale Allotey and Charles Agyemang

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:29

    Content type: Research

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  4. Medical tourism describes the private purchase and arrangement of medical care by patients across international borders. Increasing numbers of medical facilities in countries around the world are marketing the...

    Authors: Rory Johnston, Valorie A Crooks and Jeremy Snyder

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:23

    Content type: Research

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  5. Several World Health Organization (WHO) initiatives aim to improve the accessibility of safe and effective medicines for children. A first step in achieving this goal is to obtain a baseline measure of access ...

    Authors: Angela Anson, Brooke Ramay, Antonio Ruiz de Esparza and Lisa Bero

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:22

    Content type: Research

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  6. The purpose of the research was to assess access to sexual and reproductive health services for migrant women who work as beer promoters. This mixed methods research was conducted in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Bang...

    Authors: Gail Webber, Denise Spitzer, Ratana Somrongthong, Truong Cong Dat and Somphone Kounnavongsa

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:21

    Content type: Research

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  7. As a country, the United Arab Emirates has developed very rapidly from a developing country with a largely nomadic population, to a modern and wealthy country with a Western lifestyle. This economic progress h...

    Authors: Cother Hajat, Oliver Harrison and Zainab Shather

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:18

    Content type: Review

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  8. Developing countries can generate effective solutions for today’s global health challenges. This paper reviews relevant literature to construct the case for international cooperation, and in particular, develo...

    Authors: Shamsuzzoha B Syed, Viva Dadwal, Paul Rutter, Julie Storr, Joyce D Hightower, Rachel Gooden, Jean Carlet, Sepideh Bagheri Nejad, Edward T Kelley, Liam Donaldson and Didier Pittet

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:17

    Content type: Review

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  9. The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, which provides an international agreement on how to deliver aid, has recently been reviewed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Hea...

    Authors: Tim Shorten, Martin Taylor, Neil Spicer, Sandra Mounier-Jack and David McCoy

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  10. Most low and middle income countries (LMICs) are currently not on track to reach the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). One way to accelerate progress would be through the large-scale implemen...

    Authors: Gavin Yamey

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:11

    Content type: Research

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  11. The impact of increased national wealth, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), on public health is widely understood, however an equally important but less well-acclaimed relationship exists between imp...

    Authors: Greg Martin, Alexandra Grant and Mark D'Agostino

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:8

    Content type: Editorial

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  12. To evaluate medicine prices, availability and affordability in Brazil, considering the differences across three types of medicines (originator brands, generics and similar medicines) and different types of fac...

    Authors: Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi, Ana Paula Helfer, Aline L Camargo, Noêmia U L Tavares and Panos Kanavos

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  13. With limited time to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, progress towards improving women's and children's health needs to be accelerated. With Africa accounting for over half of the world's maternal and...

    Authors: Kadidiatou Toure, Rotimi Sankore, Shyama Kuruvilla, Elisa Scolaro, Flavia Bustreo and Babatunde Osotimehin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  14. The U.S. imports a substantial and increasing portion of its fruits and vegetables. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently inspects less than one percent of import shipments. While countries exporting...

    Authors: Roni A Neff, Jennifer C Hartle, Linnea I Laestadius, Kathleen Dolan, Anne C Rosenthal and Keeve E Nachman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:2

    Content type: Research

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  15. The International Health Regulations (IHRs) (2005) was developed with the aim of governing international responses to public health risks and emergencies. The document requires all 194 World Health Organizatio...

    Authors: Aranka Anema, Eric Druyts, Helge G Hollmeyer, Maxwell C Hardiman and Kumanan Wilson

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:1

    Content type: Research

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  16. Cardiovascular diseases represent an increasing share of the global disease burden. There is concern that increased consumption of palm oil could exacerbate mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) and stro...

    Authors: Brian K Chen, Benjamin Seligman, John W Farquhar and Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:45

    Content type: Research

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  17. Low and middle income countries are ageing at a much faster rate than richer countries, especially in Asia. This is happening at a time of globalisation, migration, urbanisation, and smaller families. Older pe...

    Authors: Wendy R Holmes and Jennifer Joseph

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:43

    Content type: Debate

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  18. Few studies have examined the link between health system strength and important public health outcomes across nations. We examined the association between health system indicators and mortality rates.

    Authors: Katherine A Muldoon, Lindsay P Galway, Maya Nakajima, Steve Kanters, Robert S Hogg, Eran Bendavid and Edward J Mills

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:42

    Content type: Research

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  19. HIV was first described as a "long-wave event" in 1990, well before the advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART). The pandemic was then seen as involving three curves: an HIV curve, an AIDS curve and a curve rep...

    Authors: Stephanie A Nixon, Jill Hanass-Hancock, Alan Whiteside and Tony Barnett

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:41

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. Tiered pricing - the concept of selling drugs and vaccines in developing countries at prices systematically lower than in industrialized countries - has received widespread support from industry, policymakers,...

    Authors: Suerie Moon, Elodie Jambert, Michelle Childs and Tido von Schoen-Angerer

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:39

    Content type: Debate

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  21. The growing caseload caused by patients with chronic life-long conditions leads to increased needs for health care providers and rising costs of health services, resulting in a heavy burden on health systems, ...

    Authors: Josefien van Olmen, Grace Marie Ku, Raoul Bermejo, Guy Kegels, Katharina Hermann and Wim Van Damme

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:38

    Content type: Debate

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  22. Globally, chronic diseases are responsible for an enormous burden of deaths, disability, and economic loss, yet little is known about the optimal health sector response to chronic diseases in poor, post-confli...

    Authors: Patrick T Lee, Gina R Kruse, Brian T Chan, Moses BF Massaquoi, Rajesh R Panjabi, Bernice T Dahn and Walter T Gwenigale

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:37

    Content type: Research

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  23. 'Transactional sex' was regarded by the mid-1990s as an important determinant of HIV transmission, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Little attention has been paid to what the terms used to denote transactio...

    Authors: Kirsten Stoebenau, Stephanie A Nixon, Clara Rubincam, Samantha Willan, Yanga ZN Zembe, Tumelo Tsikoane, Pius T Tanga, Haruna M Bello, Carlos F Caceres, Loraine Townsend, Paul G Rakotoarison and Violette Razafintsalama

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:34

    Content type: Research

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  24. The past decade has seen remarkable progress in increasing access to antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings. Early concerns about the cost and complexity of treatment were overcome thanks to the e...

    Authors: Nathan Ford, Alexandra Calmy and Edward J Mills

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:33

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. This paper attempts to describe and analyse the policy processes that led to the granting and implementation of the government use licenses to enable the import and production of generic versions of medicines ...

    Authors: Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Vichai Chokevivat, Cecilia Oh and Inthira Yamabhai

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:32

    Content type: Review

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  26. HIV/AIDS has always been one of the most thoroughly global of diseases. In the era of widely available anti-retroviral therapy (ART), it is also commonly recognised as a chronic disease that can be successfull...

    Authors: Christopher J Colvin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:31

    Content type: Debate

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