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  1. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy is essential for maximising individual treatment outcomes and preventing the development of drug resistance. It is, however, frequently compromised due to predictable, but a...

    Authors: Nina Veenstra, Alan Whiteside, David Lalloo and Andrew Gibbs

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:4

    Content type: Review

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  2. A coordinated response to HIV/AIDS remains one of the 'grand challenges' facing policymakers today. Global health initiatives (GHIs) have the potential both to facilitate and exacerbate coordination at the nat...

    Authors: Neil Spicer, Julia Aleshkina, Regien Biesma, Ruairi Brugha, Carlos Caceres, Baltazar Chilundo, Ketevan Chkhatarashvili, Andrew Harmer, Pierre Miege, Gulgun Murzalieva, Phillimon Ndubani, Natia Rukhadze, Tetyana Semigina, Aisling Walsh, Gill Walt and Xiulan Zhang

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  3. Sex work is receiving increased attention in southern Africa. In the context of South Africa's intense preparation for hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, anxiety over HIV transmission in the context of sex work ...

    Authors: Marlise L Richter, Matthew F Chersich, Fiona Scorgie, Stanley Luchters, Marleen Temmerman and Richard Steen

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2010 6:1

    Content type: Debate

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  4. Access to medicines in developing countries continues to be a significant problem due to lack of insurance and lack of affordability. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), a rare disease, can be treated effectively,...

    Authors: Panos Kanavos, Sotiris Vandoros and Pat Garcia-Gonzalez

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  5. The burden of smoking-related diseases in Jordan is increasingly evident. During 2006, chronic, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for more than 50% of all deaths in Jordan. With this evidence in hand, ...

    Authors: Adel Belbeisi, Mohannad Al Nsour, Anwar Batieha, David W Brown and Henry T Walke

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:18

    Content type: Short report

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  6. There has been a renewed debate over whether AIDS deserves an exceptional response. We argue that as AIDS is having differentiated impacts depending on the scale of the epidemic, and population groups impacted...

    Authors: Alan Whiteside and Julia Smith

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:15

    Content type: Commentary

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  7. The Global Movement for Mental Health has brought renewed attention to the neglect of people with mental illness within health policy worldwide. The maltreatment of the mentally ill in many low-income countries i...

    Authors: Ursula M Read, Edward Adiibokah and Solomon Nyame

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  8. While there has recently been significant medical advance in understanding and treating HIV, limitations in understanding the complex social dimensions of HIV/AIDS epidemics continue to restrict a host of prev...

    Authors: May Chazan, Michael Brklacich and Alan Whiteside

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:12

    Content type: Debate

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  9. Miners in southern Africa experience incident rates of tuberculosis up to ten times greater than the general population. Migration to and from mines may be amplifying tuberculosis epidemics in the general popu...

    Authors: Sanjay Basu, David Stuckler, Gregg Gonsalves and Mark Lurie

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:11

    Content type: Debate

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  10. Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries are currently experiencing one of the most rapid epidemiological transitions characterized by increasing urbanization and changing lifestyle factors. This has resulted in an...

    Authors: Rhonda BeLue, Titilayo A Okoror, Juliet Iwelunmor, Kelly D Taylor, Arnold N Degboe, Charles Agyemang and Gbenga Ogedegbe

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:10

    Content type: Review

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  11. Africa is facing a rapidly growing chronic non-communicable disease burden whilst at the same time experiencing continual high rates of infectious disease. It is well known that some infections increase the ri...

    Authors: Fiona Young, Julia A Critchley, Lucy K Johnstone and Nigel C Unwin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:9

    Content type: Review

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  12. With improved accessibility to life-prolonging antiretroviral therapy, the treatment and care requirements of people living with HIV and AIDS resembles that of more established chronic diseases. As an increasi...

    Authors: Morten Skovdal and Vincent O Ogutu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  13. Most European countries are ethnically and culturally diverse. Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death. The major risk factors for CVD have been well established. This picture hold...

    Authors: Charles Agyemang, Juliet Addo, Raj Bhopal, Ama de Graft Aikins and Karien Stronks

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:7

    Content type: Review

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  14. In 1988 South Korea opened its cigarette market to foreign companies under the threat of US trade sanctions. Despite strong social stigma against female smoking in South Korea, and restrictions on tobacco mark...

    Authors: Kelley Lee, Carrie Carpenter, Chaitanya Challa, Sungkyu Lee, Gregory N Connolly and Howard K Koh

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  15. In a recent issue of Globalization and Health, Yu et al. examine the impact of HIV/AIDS programs on health care systems. This editorial considers their position and confirms that the former actually supports t...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:11

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. There is increasing debate about whether the scaled-up investment in HIV/AIDS programs is strengthening or weakening the fragile health systems of many developing countries. This article examines and assesses ...

    Authors: Dongbao Yu, Yves Souteyrand, Mazuwa A Banda, Joan Kaufman and Joseph H Perriëns

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:8

    Content type: Debate

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  17. Dental caries remains the most common disease worldwide and the use of fluoride toothpaste is a most effective preventive public health measure to prevent it. Changes in diets following globalization contribut...

    Authors: Ann S Goldman, Robert Yee, Christopher J Holmgren and Habib Benzian

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  18. The potentially destructive polarisation between 'vertical' financing (aiming for disease-specific results) and 'horizontal' financing (aiming for improved health systems) of health services in developing coun...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms, Wim Van Damme, Brook K Baker, Paul Zeitz and Ted Schrecker

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:6

    Content type: Debate

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  19. As China is undergoing dramatic development, it is also experiencing major societal changes, including an emerging obesity epidemic, with the prevalence of overweight and obesity doubling in the past decade. H...

    Authors: Eric L Ding and Vasanti S Malik

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:4

    Content type: Review

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  20. The global tobacco epidemic claims 5 million lives each year, facilitated by the ability of transnational tobacco companies to delay or thwart meaningful tobacco control worldwide. A series of cross-company to...

    Authors: Patricia A McDaniel, Gina Intinarelli and Ruth E Malone

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:2

    Content type: Research

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  21. To assess whether a banking system crisis increases short-term population cardiovascular mortality rates.

    Authors: David Stuckler, Christopher M Meissner and Lawrence P King

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:1

    Content type: Research

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  22. Following the demise of Jordan's King Hussein bin Talal to cancer in 1999, the country's Al-Amal Center was transformed from a poorly perceived and ineffectual cancer care institution into a Western-style comp...

    Authors: Jeffrey L Moe, Gregory Pappas and Andrew Murray

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2007 3:11

    Content type: Research

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  23. This article centers around a proposal outlining how research universities could leverage their intellectual property to help close the access gap for health innovations in poor countries. A recent deal betwee...

    Authors: Samantha Chaifetz, Dave A Chokshi, Rahul Rajkumar, David Scales and Yochai Benkler

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2007 3:1

    Content type: Debate

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  24. The medical "brain drain" has been described as rich countries "looting" doctors and nurses from developing countries undermining their health systems and public health. However this "brain-drain" might also b...

    Authors: Richard Record and Abdu Mohiddin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2006 2:12

    Content type: Debate

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  25. Developed countries had high obesity rates before the problem was taken seriously and hence the genesis must be seen in retrospect. Developing countries offer a clear view of causal factors but also opportunit...

    Authors: Kelly D Brownell and Derek Yach

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2006 2:11

    Content type: Editorial

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