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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Ethnographic evidence suggests that transactional sex is sometimes motivated by youth’s interest in the consumption of modern goods as much as it is in basic survival. There are very few quantitative studies t...

    Authors: Kirsten Stoebenau, Rama C Nair, Valérie Rambeloson, Paul Ghislain Rakotoarison, Violette Razafintsalama and Ronald Labonté

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  17. Poverty is multi dimensional. Beyond the quantitative and tangible issues related to inadequate income it also has equally important social, more intangible and difficult if not impossible to quantify dimensio...

    Authors: Genevieve C Aryeetey, Caroline Jehu-Appiah, Agnes M Kotoh, Ernst Spaan, Daniel K Arhinful, Rob Baltussen, Sjaak van der Geest and Irene A Agyepong

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:12

    Content type: Research

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  18. China has experienced noticeable changes in climate over the past 100 years and the potential impact climate change has on transmission of mosquito-borne infectious diseases poses a risk to Chinese populations...

    Authors: Li Bai, Lindsay Carol Morton and Qiyong Liu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:10

    Content type: Review

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  19. Interest in short-term global health training and service programs continues to grow, yet they can be associated with a variety of ethical issues for which trainees or others with limited global health experie...

    Authors: Matthew DeCamp, Joce Rodriguez, Shelby Hecht, Michele Barry and Jeremy Sugarman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  20. The scientific consensus is that global warming is occurring and is largely the result of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. This paper examines the health implications of global warming, the curren...

    Authors: Matthew HR Anstey

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:4

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. Mexico has been experiencing some of the most rapid shifts ever recorded in dietary and physical activity patterns leading to obesity. Diabetes mellitus has played a crucial role causing nearly 14% of all deat...

    Authors: Simon Barquera, Ismael Campos-Nonato, Carlos Aguilar-Salinas, Ruy Lopez-Ridaura, Armando Arredondo and Juan Rivera-Dommarco

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:3

    Content type: Research

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  22. Brazil is rapidly becoming an influential player in development cooperation, also thanks to its high-visibility health projects in Africa and Latin America. The 4th High-level Forum on Aid Effectiveness held in B...

    Authors: Giuliano Russo, Lídia Cabral and Paulo Ferrinho

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:2

    Content type: Debate

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  23. Almost 50% of the Nepali health budget is made up of international aid. International Non-Governmental Organizations working in the field of health are able to channel their funds directly to grass root level....

    Authors: Aditi Giri, Prashant Khatiwada, Bikram Shrestha and Radheshyam Khatri Chettri

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  24. Physician migration, also known as “brain drain,” results from a combination of a gap in the supply and demand in developed countries and a lack of job satisfaction in developing countries. Many push and pull ...

    Authors: Asfandyar Sheikh, Syed Hassan Abbas Naqvi, Kainat Sheikh, Syed Hassan Shiraz Naqvi and Muhammad Yasin Bandukda

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:43

    Content type: Research

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  25. December 1st marks World AIDS Day with the theme ‘Getting to zero’. Three years ago, UNAIDS articulated what was then considered to be an ambitious vision, the aspiration for zero new HIV infections and zero-A...

    Authors: Kent Buse, Ruth Blackshaw and Marie-Goretti Harakeye Ndayisaba

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:42

    Content type: Commentary

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  26. Over the last decade, extensive scientific and policy innovations have begun to reduce the “quality chasm” - the gulf between best practices and actual implementation that exists in resource-rich medical setti...

    Authors: Duncan Smith-Rohrberg Maru, Jason Andrews, Dan Schwarz, Ryan Schwarz, Bibhav Acharya, Astha Ramaiya, Gregory Karelas, Ruma Rajbhandari, Kedar Mate and Sona Shilpakar

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:41

    Content type: Review

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  27. While sustainability of health programmes has been the subject of empirical studies, there is little evidence specifically on the sustainability of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) for HIV/AIDS. Debates ar...

    Authors: Aisling Walsh, Chishimba Mulambia, Ruairi Brugha and Johanna Hanefeld

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:40

    Content type: Research

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  28. Non-communicable diseases account for more than 50% of deaths in adults aged 15–59 years in most low income countries. Depression and diabetes carry an enormous public health burden, making the identification ...

    Authors: Tiziana Leone, Ernestina Coast, Shilpa Narayanan and Ama de Graft Aikins

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:39

    Content type: Research

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  29. There has long been debate around the definition of the field of education, research and practice known as global health. In this article we step back from attempts at definition and instead ask what current d...

    Authors: Mike Rowson, Chris Willott, Rob Hughes, Arti Maini, Sophie Martin, J Jaime Miranda, Vicki Pollit, Abi Smith, Rae Wake and John S Yudkin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:36

    Content type: Debate

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  30. Since the early 1990s there has been a burgeoning interest in global health teaching in undergraduate medical curricula. In this article we trace the evolution of this teaching and present recommendations for ...

    Authors: Mike Rowson, Abi Smith, Rob Hughes, Oliver Johnson, Arti Maini, Sophie Martin, Fred Martineau, J Jaime Miranda, Vicki Pollit, Rae Wake, Chris Willott and John S Yudkin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:35

    Content type: Debate

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  31. The burden of cancer affects all countries; while high-income countries have the capacity and resources to establish comprehensive cancer control programs, low and middle-income countries have limited resource...

    Authors: Frances A Stillman, Michelle R Kaufman, Naseeb Kibria, Sultan Eser, Mark Spires and Yusuf Pustu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:34

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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