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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Between 2006 and 2008, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) granted government use licenses for seven patented drugs in order to improve access to these essential treatments. The decision to grant the g...

    Authors: Inthira Yamabhai, Adun Mohara, Sripen Tantivess, Kakanang Chaisiri and Yot Teerawattananon

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:28

    Content type: Research

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  4. In recent years, 10 major multinational food and beverage companies have worked together within the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to increase their commitments to public health. Current IFBA ...

    Authors: Eleanore Alexander, Derek Yach and George A Mensah

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:26

    Content type: Research

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  5. Strengthened national health systems are necessary for effective and sustained expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART and its supply chain management in Uganda are largely based on parallel and externa...

    Authors: Ricarda Windisch, Peter Waiswa, Florian Neuhann, Florian Scheibe and Don de Savigny

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:25

    Content type: Research

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  6. This article addresses an area that has been largely underserved by the development community, and one in which there is a particularly good opportunity for the private sector to take a lead in making a differ...

    Authors: Christine Hancock, Lise Kingo and Olivier Raynaud

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:23

    Content type: Research

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  7. Despite massive scale up of funds from global health initiatives including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and other donors, the ambitious target agreed by G8 leaders in 2...

    Authors: Neil Spicer, Daryna Bogdan, Ruairi Brugha, Andrew Harmer, Gulgun Murzalieva and Tetiana Semigina

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:22

    Content type: Research

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  8. There is an emerging evidence base that global trade is linked with the rise of chronic disease in many low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This linkage is associated, in part, with the global diffusion o...

    Authors: Ronald Labonté, Katia S Mohindra and Raphael Lencucha

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  9. Transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) may respond to processes of regional trade integration both by acting politically to influence policy and by reorganising their own operations. The Central American Commo...

    Authors: Chris Holden and Kelley Lee

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:15

    Content type: Research

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  10. A functional health system is a necessary part of efforts to achieve maternal mortality reduction in developing countries. Puerperal sepsis is an infection contracted during childbirth and one of the commonest...

    Authors: Julia Hussein, Dileep V Mavalankar, Sheetal Sharma and Lucia D'Ambruoso

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:14

    Content type: Review

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  11. A growing number of studies highlight men's disinclination to make use of HIV services. This suggests there are factors that prevent men from engaging with health services and an urgent need to unpack the form...

    Authors: Morten Skovdal, Catherine Campbell, Claudius Madanhire, Zivai Mupambireyi, Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:13

    Content type: Research

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  12. Medical tourism is a growing phenomenon with policy implications for health systems, particularly of destination countries. Private actors and governments in Southeast Asia are promoting the medical tourist in...

    Authors: Nicola S Pocock and Kai Hong Phua

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:12

    Content type: Review

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  13. Globalisation has prompted countries to evaluate their position on trade in health services. However, this is often done from a multi-lateral, rather than a regional or bi-lateral perspective. In a previous re...

    Authors: Melisa Martínez Álvarez, Rupa Chanda and Richard D Smith

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  14. Building appropriate levels of trust in pharmaceuticals is a painstaking and challenging task, involving participants from different spheres of life, including producers, distributors, retailers, prescribers, ...

    Authors: Petra Brhlikova, Ian Harper, Roger Jeffery, Nabin Rawal, Madhusudhan Subedi and MR Santhosh

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  15. Although the World Health Organization had recommended that every child be vaccinated for Hepatitis B by the early 1980s, large multinational pharmaceutical companies held monopolies on the recombinant Hepatit...

    Authors: Justin Chakma, Hassan Masum, Kumar Perampaladas, Jennifer Heys and Peter A Singer

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  16. Medical tourism is a global health practice where patients travel abroad to receive health care. Voluntourism is a practice where physicians travel abroad to deliver health care. Both of these practices often ...

    Authors: Jeremy Snyder, Shafik Dharamsi and Valorie A Crooks

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:6

    Content type: Debate

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  17. Citizens of high income countries rely on highly regulated medicines markets. However low income countries' impoverished populations generally struggle for access to essential medicines through out-of-pocket p...

    Authors: Maureen Mackintosh, Sudip Chaudhuri and Phares GM Mujinja

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:4

    Content type: Research

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  18. 'Innovation' has become a policy focus in its own right in many states as they compete to position themselves in the emerging knowledge economies. Innovation in biomedicine is a global enterprise in which 'Ris...

    Authors: Brian Salter and Alex Faulkner

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  19. This study analyses the priorities of public donors in funding HIV prevention by either integrated condom programming or HIV preventive microbicides and vaccines in the period between 2000 and 2008. It further...

    Authors: Anny JTP Peters, Maja Micevska Scharf, Francien TM van Driel and Willy HM Jansen

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  20. Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) are powerful tools for the successful treatment of nicotine addiction and tobacco use. The medicines are clinically effective, supported by the Framework Convention on Toba...

    Authors: Sandeep P Kishore, Asaf Bitton, Alejandro Cravioto and Derek Yach

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:22

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. Between 2002 and 2007, travel related cases of Shigella sonnei and S. flexneri in Alberta, Canada were acquired from Central America, the Indian subcontinent and North America. Of this group, resistance to ciprof...

    Authors: Steven J Drews, Chris Lau, Marnie Andersen, Christina Ferrato, Kim Simmonds, Liala Stafford, Bev Fisher, Doug Everett and Marie Louie

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:20

    Content type: Short report

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  22. While primary care, obstetrical, and surgical services have started to expand in the world's poorest regions, there is only sparse literature on the essential support systems that are required to make these op...

    Authors: Duncan Smith-Rohrberg Maru, Ryan Schwarz, Jason Andrews, Sanjay Basu, Aditya Sharma and Christopher Moore

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:18

    Content type: Debate

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  23. It is clear that globalization is something more than a purely economic phenomenon manifesting itself on a global scale. Among the visible manifestations of globalization are the greater international movement...

    Authors: Pim Martens, Su-Mia Akin, Huynen Maud and Raza Mohsin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:16

    Content type: Research

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  24. The accessibility to improved water and sanitation has been understood as a crucial mechanism to save infants and children from the adverse health outcomes associated with diarrheal disease. This knowledge sti...

    Authors: Marianne J Botting, Edoye O Porbeni, Michel R Joffres, Bradley C Johnston, Robert E Black and Edward J Mills

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  25. The link between political freedom and health is unclear. We aimed to determine the association by exploring the relationship of historical and cumulative freedom levels with important health outcomes.

    Authors: Samantha L Biggs, Evelyn M Dell, Vanessa L Dixon, Michel R Joffres, Chris Beyrer, Kumanan Wilson, James J Orbinski and Mills J Edward

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. Increasingly, food companies play an important role in stemming the rising burden of nutrition-related chronic diseases. Concrete actions taken by these companies include global public commitments to address f...

    Authors: Derek Yach, Mehmood Khan, Dondeena Bradley, Rob Hargrove, Stephen Kehoe and George Mensah

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:10

    Content type: Review

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  27. Universal access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low- and middle-income countries faces numerous challenges: increasing numbers of people needing ART, new guidelines recommending more expensive antiretrovir...

    Authors: Brenda Waning, Margaret Kyle, Ellen Diedrichsen, Lyne Soucy, Jenny Hochstadt, Till Bärnighausen and Suerie Moon

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  28. The prevalence of chronic non-communicable disease, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), is rising worldwide. In Africa, T2DM is primarily affecting those living in urban areas and increasingly affecting t...

    Authors: Marie Kolling, Kirsty Winkley and Mette von Deden

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  29. This paper draws together contributions to a scientific table discussion on obesity at the European Science Open Forum 2008 which took place in Barcelona, Spain. Socioeconomic dimensions of global obesity, inc...

    Authors: Geof Rayner, Mabel Gracia, Elizabeth Young, Jose R Mauleon, Emilio Luque and Marta G Rivera-Ferre

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:7

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. Africa faces a double burden of infectious and chronic diseases. While infectious diseases still account for at least 69% of deaths on the continent, age specific mortality rates from chronic diseases as a who...

    Authors: Ama de-Graft Aikins, Nigel Unwin, Charles Agyemang, Pascale Allotey, Catherine Campbell and Daniel Arhinful

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:5

    Content type: Commentary

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