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  1. A key component of ‘obesogenic environments’ is the ready availability of convenient, calorie-dense foods, in the form of hyper-palatable and relatively inexpensive ultra-processed products. Compelling evidenc...

    Authors: Fabrizio Ferretti and Michele Mariani

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:30

    Content type: Research

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  2. A resilient health system is inevitable in attaining the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One way of strengthening health systems is improving the coverage of public health laws for better ...

    Authors: Yuri Lee and So Yoon Kim

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:29

    Content type: Research

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  3. The nutritional traffic light label (NTLL) has become one of the most used Front of Package labels (FOP’s) around the world, for its simple and easy to understand graphical system. In Ecuador, this labelling s...

    Authors: Santiago Teran, Isabel Hernandez, Wilma Freire, Beatriz Leon and Enrique Teran

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:26

    Content type: Research

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  4. Ethiopia has been implementing a community health extension program (HEP) since 2003. We aimed to assess the successes and challenges of the HEP over time, and develop a framework that may assist the implement...

    Authors: Yibeltal Assefa, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw, Peter S. Hill, Belaynew Wassie Taye and Wim Van Damme

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:24

    Content type: Research

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  5. Conducting health research in conflict-affected areas and other complex environments is difficult, yet vital. However, the capacity to undertake such research is often limited and with little translation into ...

    Authors: Gemma Bowsher, Andreas Papamichail, Nassim El Achi, Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Bayard Roberts, Richard Sullivan and Preeti Patel

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:23

    Content type: Review

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  6. There has been growing interest in understanding the role of agricultural trade policies in diet and nutrition. This cross-country study examines associations between government policies on agricultural trade ...

    Authors: Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo, Sebastian Vollmer, Mauricio Avendano and Kenneth Harttgen

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:21

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Globalization and Health 2019 15:28

  7. Recent developments in connected health technology provide an opportunity to remotely monitor and provide health care to the patient needing long-term medical care. However, information about how any connected...

    Authors: Abdullah M. Aldahmash, Zakiuddin Ahmed, Fatima R. Qadri, Subash Thapa and Abdulrahman Mohammed AlMuammar

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:20

    Content type: Debate

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  8. Although the worldwide incidence of tuberculosis (TB) has been slowly decreasing, the migrant workers remains an important gap for regional TB control. In Taiwan, the numbers of the migrant workers from countr...

    Authors: Chia-Wen Lu, Yi-Hsuan Lee, Yu-Hao Pan, Hao-Hsiang Chang, Yi-Chun Wu, Wang-Huei Sheng and Kuo-Chin Huang

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:18

    Content type: Research

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  9. Scientific cooperation is one of the effective methods to access current knowledge and technologies and also to use successful experiences of researchers in developed countries by academicians living in develo...

    Authors: Aram Tirgar, Seyed Ali Sajjadi and Zahra Aghalari

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:17

    Content type: Research

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  10. The objective of this article is to describe the state of North, Central, South American and Caribbean (Pan-American) indigenous health. The second objective is to identify recommendations for optimal healthca...

    Authors: Julie Babyar

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:16

    Content type: Review

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  11. Unhealthy dietary patterns have in recent decades contributed to an endemic-level burden from non-communicable disease (NCDs) in high-income countries. In low- and middle-income countries rapid changes in diet...

    Authors: Soledad Cuevas García-Dorado, Laura Cornselsen, Richard Smith and Helen Walls

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:15

    Content type: Review

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  12. In the last decade, efforts have been made in Latin America and the Caribbean to advance in the methodological development of evidence based clinical practice guidelines, among other strategies to improve the ...

    Authors: Paula Andrea Cabrera and Rodrigo Pardo

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:14

    Content type: Research

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  13. Operations of transnational corporations (TNCs) affect population health through production methods, shaping social determinants of health, or by influencing regulation of their activities. Research on communi...

    Authors: Julia Anaf, Frances Baum, Matt Fisher and Leslie London

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:13

    Content type: Research

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  14. To review the publicly available policies and commitments of selected food companies in Thailand relating to obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention, and to assess these stated policies and com...

    Authors: Nisachol Cetthakrikul, Sirinya Phulkerd, Nongnuch Jaichuen, Gary Sacks and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:12

    Content type: Research

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  15. Globally, health service leaders and managers have a critical role in strengthening health systems. Competency frameworks for health service managers are usually designed to describe expectations of good perfo...

    Authors: Reema Harrison, Lois Meyer, Ashfaq Chauhan and Maria Agaliotis

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:11

    Content type: Research

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  16. The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can have a substantial impact in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Community-based programs addressing diet, physical activity, and health b...

    Authors: Maryam Shirinzadeh, Babak Afshin-Pour, Ricardo Angeles, Jessica Gaber and Gina Agarwal

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:10

    Content type: Research

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  17. China, which used to be an export country for migrants, has become a new destination for international migrants due to its rapid economic growth. However, little empirical data is available on the health statu...

    Authors: Remina Maimaitijiang, Qiangsheng He, Yanan Wu, Jennifer Z. H. Bouey, Ahoua Koné, Yucheng Liang, Chun Hao, Jiong Tu, Jing Gu and Yuantao Hao

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:9

    Content type: Research

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  18. Fragmentation across governance structures, funding, and external actor engagement in Sierra Leone continues to challenge the efficiency and coherence of health sector activities and impedes sustained health s...

    Authors: Arwen Barr, Lauryn Garrett, Robert Marten and Sowmya Kadandale

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:8

    Content type: Review

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  19. Reducing premature deaths is an important step towards achieving the World Health Organization’s sustainable development goal. Redeployed miners are more prone to disease or premature death due to the special ...

    Authors: Wei Xian, Bing Han, Leizhen Xia, Yining Ma, Haodi Xu, Lu Zhang, Li Li and Hongbo Liu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:7

    Content type: Research

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  20. Performance-based financing (PBF) in low- and middle-income settings has diffused at an unusually rapid pace. While many studies have looked at PBF implementation processes and effects, there is an empirical r...

    Authors: Lara Gautier, Manuela De Allegri and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:6

    Content type: Research

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  21. Population movements have been increasing over the past years in Europe due to socioeconomic factors, global turbulence and conflicts, especially in the area of Middle East. The presence of migrant populations...

    Authors: Kyriakos Souliotis, Maria Saridi, Konstantina Banou, Christina Golna, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Angelos Hatzakis and Alyna Smith

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:4

    Content type: Research

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  22. Migration of physicians has become a global phenomenon with significant implications for the healthcare delivery systems worldwide. The motivations and factors driving physician’s migration are complex and con...

    Authors: Marwa Schumann, Asja Maaz and Harm Peters

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2019 15:2

    Content type: Research

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  23. The “gig” economy connects consumers with contractors (or workers) through online platform businesses to perform tasks (or “gigs”). This innovation in technology provides businesses and consumers access to low...

    Authors: Uttam Bajwa, Denise Gastaldo, Erica Di Ruggiero and Lilian Knorr

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:124

    Content type: Commentary

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  24. This article describes a twinning relationship between the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) and the Tanzania Midwives Association (TAMA). It argues that the twinning relationship strengthened both associ...

    Authors: Rachel Sandwell, Deborah Bonser, Emmanuelle Hebert, Katrina Kilroy, Sebalda Leshabari, Feddy Mwanga, Agnes Mtawa, Anne Wilson and Amelie Moritz

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:123

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. Supermarkets have unprecedented political and economic power in the food system and an inherent responsibility to demonstrate good corporate citizenship via corporate social responsibility (CSR). The aim of th...

    Authors: Claire Elizabeth Pulker, Georgina S. A. Trapp, Jane Anne Scott and Christina Mary Pollard

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:121

    Content type: Research

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  26. With the significant growth of migration and expatriation, facilitated by increased global mobility, the number of Koreans living abroad as of 2016 is approximately 7.4 million (15% of the Korean population). ...

    Authors: Ho Young Kim, Ju Young Kim, Hwa Yeon Park, Ji Hye Jun, Hye Yeon Koo, In Young Cho, Jinah Han, Yuliya Pak, Hyun Jung Baek, Ju Yeon Lee, Sung Hee Chang, Jung Hun Lee, Ji Soo Choe, Sun-kyung Yang, Kyung Chul Kim, Jeong Ha Park…

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:120

    Content type: Research

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  27. The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to experience immense financial stress. The precarious financial situation of the WHO has given rise to extensive dialogue and debate. This dialogue has generated ...

    Authors: Srikanth K. Reddy, Sumaira Mazhar and Raphael Lencucha

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:119

    Content type: Review

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  28. Increases in overweight and obesity among youths have resulted in the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) at earlier ages. The impact of lifestyle-related factors has been implicated; however, its rel...

    Authors: Devy Elling, Pamela J. Surkan, Sahba Enayati and Ziad El-Khatib

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:118

    Content type: Research

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  29. The global travel and tourism industry has been rapidly expanding in the past decades. The traditional focus on border screening, and by airline and cruise industries may be inadequate due to the incubation pe...

    Authors: Kevin K. C. Hung, Carman K. M. Mark, May P. S. Yeung, Emily Y. Y. Chan and Colin A. Graham

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:117

    Content type: Research

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  30. The food industry can influence individual and population level food consumption behaviours, shape public preferences and interfere with government policy on obesity prevention and NCDs. This paper identifies ...

    Authors: Nongnuch Jaichuen, Sirinya Phulkerd, Nisachol Certthkrikul, Gary Sacks and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:115

    Content type: Research

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  31. Healthcare systems are increasingly recognised as complex, in which a range of non-linear and emergent behaviours occur. China’s healthcare system is no exception. The hugeness of China, and the variation in c...

    Authors: Yue Xiao, Lewis Husain and Gerald Bloom

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:112

    Content type: Review

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  32. Paraguay has reportedly been a major transit hub for illicit tobacco products since the 1960s, initially to supply markets in Argentina and Brazil and, more recently, other regional markets and beyond. However...

    Authors: Roberto Magno Iglesias, Benoît Gomis, Natalia Carrillo Botero, Philip Shepherd and Kelley Lee

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:111

    Content type: Research

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  33. Leading transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) began to expand their operations in Latin America in the 1960s. This included legally exporting their cigarettes to Paraguay during the 1960s which, in turn, were...

    Authors: Benoît Gomis, Kelley Lee, Natalia Carrillo Botero, Philip Shepherd and Roberto Magno Iglesias

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:110

    Content type: Research

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  34. National pharmacovigilance centres (national centres) are gradually gaining visibility as part of the healthcare delivery system in Africa. As does happen in high-income countries, it is assumed that national ...

    Authors: H. Hilda Ampadu, Jarno Hoekman, Daniel Arhinful, Marilyn Amoama-Dapaah, Hubert G. M. Leufkens and Alex N. O. Dodoo

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:109

    Content type: Research

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  35. Global health diplomacy (GHD) has become an important field of investigation due to health concerns increasingly entering the foreign policy domain. Much of the existing academic writing focuses on North-South...

    Authors: Jorge Ramírez, Leonel Valdivia, Elena Rivera, Marilia da Silva Santos, Dino Sepúlveda, Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:108

    Content type: Research

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  36. The 9th Global conference on health promotion (Shanghai 2016) reaffirmed the role of primary health care (PHC) in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Gaining much international recognition, the ...

    Authors: Abraham Assan, Amirhossein Takian, Moses Aikins and Ali Akbarisari

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:107

    Content type: Research

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