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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. '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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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