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  1. Content type: Research

    South-south collaboration on health and development research is a critical mechanism for social and economic progress. It allows sharing and replicating experiences to find a “southern solution” to meet shared...

    Authors: Bruna de Paula Fonseca e Fonseca, Priscila Costa Albuquerque, Ed Noyons and Fabio Zicker

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:25

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  2. Content type: Review

    The Global Burden of Disease estimates that approximately a third of deaths worldwide are attributable to behavioural risk factors that, at their core, have the consumption of unhealthful products and exposure...

    Authors: Joana Madureira Lima and Sandro Galea

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:21

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    Based on studies conducted in the global north, it is well documented that those who feel stigmatized by overweight/obesity can suffer extreme emotional distress, be subject to (often legal and socially-accept...

    Authors: Alexandra Brewis, Cindi SturtzSreetharan and Amber Wutich

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:20

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    Reverse Innovation has been endorsed as a vehicle for promoting bidirectional learning and information flow between low- and middle-income countries and high-income countries, with the aim of tackling common u...

    Authors: Chidinma A. Ibe, Lopa Basu, Rachel Gooden, Shamsuzzoha B. Syed, Viva Dadwal, Lee R. Bone, Patti L. Ephraim, Christine M. Weston and Albert W. Wu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:19

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  5. Content type: Research

    Growing concerns about the value and effectiveness of short-term volunteer trips intending to improve health in underserved Global South communities has driven the development of guidelines by multiple organiz...

    Authors: Judith N. Lasker, Myron Aldrink, Ramaswami Balasubramaniam, Paul Caldron, Bruce Compton, Jessica Evert, Lawrence C. Loh, Shailendra Prasad and Shira Siegel

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:18

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  6. Content type: Review

    South Asia is experiencing a dismal state of maternal and newborn health (MNH) as the region has been falling behind in reducing the levels of maternal and neonatal mortality. Most of the efforts are focused o...

    Authors: Naeem uddin Mian, Muhammad Adeel Alvi, Mariam Zahid Malik, Sarosh Iqbal, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Shehzad Hussain Awan, Faryal Shahid, Muhammad Ashraf Chaudhry and Florian Fischer

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:17

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    Until recently onchocerciasis was prevalent in 37 out of 112 districts of Uganda with at least 3.8 million people at risk of contracting the disease, but following the launching of community-directed treatment...

    Authors: Thomson Lakwo, Tony Ukety, Didier Bakajika, Edridah Tukahebwa, Pitchouna Awaca and Uche Amazigo

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:16

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  8. Content type: Research

    Health care professionals have been striving to maintain their competence to deliver the best quality of service. This study intended to determine involvement in continuing professional development of communit...

    Authors: Dessalegn Asmelashe Gelayee, Gashaw Binega Mekonnen and Mequanent Kassa Birarra

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:15

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  9. Content type: Research

    Grand Challenges for international health and development initiatives have received substantial funding to tackle unsolved problems; however, evidence of their effectiveness in achieving change is lacking. A t...

    Authors: Marek Lalli, Harriet Ruysen, Hannah Blencowe, Kristen Yee, Karen Clune, Mary DeSilva, Marissa Leffler, Emily Hillman, Haitham El-Noush, Jo Mulligan, Jeffrey C. Murray, Karlee Silver and Joy E. Lawn

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:13

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  10. Content type: Review

    Indigenous populations have poorer health outcomes compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts. The evolution of Indigenous primary health care services arose from mainstream health services being unable to ...

    Authors: Stephen G. Harfield, Carol Davy, Alexa McArthur, Zachary Munn, Alex Brown and Ngiare Brown

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:12

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  11. Content type: Research

    Psychotropic drugs play an important role in the treatment of mental, neurological and substance use disorders. Despite the advancement of the use of psycho-pharmaceuticals in the developed countries, the psyc...

    Authors: Nawaraj Upadhaya, Mark J. D. Jordans, Dristy Gurung, Ruja Pokhrel, Ramesh P. Adhikari and Ivan H. Komproe

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:10

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  12. Content type: Research

    The demand for international volunteer experiences to promote global health and nutrition is increasing and numerous studies have documented the experiences of the international volunteers who travel abroad; h...

    Authors: Benjamin J. Lough, Rebecca Tiessen and Judith N. Lasker

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:11

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  13. Content type: Research

    The school environment can enhance children’s skills, knowledge and behaviours in relation to healthy eating. However, in many countries, unhealthy foods are commonly available in schools, and children can be ...

    Authors: Erica Reeve, Anne Marie Thow, Colin Bell, Katrin Engelhardt, Ella Cecilia Gamolo-Naliponguit, John Juliard Go and Gary Sacks

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:8

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  14. Content type: Research

    Early detection of breast cancer is known to improve its prognosis. However, women in most low and middle income countries, including Uganda, do not detect it early hence present at an advanced stage. This stu...

    Authors: Deborah Ilaboya, Linda Gibson and David Musoke

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:9

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  15. Content type: Commentary

    In recent years, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have become epidemic in Bangladesh. Behaviour changing interventions are key to prevention and management of NCDs. A great majority of people in Bangladesh hav...

    Authors: Reshman Tabassum, Guenter Froeschl, Jonas P. Cruz, Paolo C. Colet, Sukhen Dey and Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:7

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    There is an increasing recognition that non communicable diseases impose large economic costs on households, societies and nations. However, not much is known about the magnitude of diabetes expenditure in Afr...

    Authors: Chipo Mutyambizi, Milena Pavlova, Lumbwe Chola, Charles Hongoro and Wim Groot

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:3

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  17. Content type: Research

    Tobacco production is said to be an important contributor to Zambia’s economy in terms of labour and revenue generation. In light of Zambia’s obligations under the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (...

    Authors: Ronald Labonté, Raphael Lencucha, Jeffrey Drope, Corinne Packer, Fastone M. Goma and Richard Zulu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:5

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  18. Content type: Editorial

    The Sustainable Development Goals present an opportunity to reimagine and then reconfigure the approach to controlling sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The predilection of STIs for women and for vulnera...

    Authors: Matthew F. Chersich, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Greg Martin and Helen Rees

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:6

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  19. Content type: Research

    Well-organized screening and treatment programmes are effective to prevent Invasive Cervical Cancer (ICC) in LMICs. To achieve this, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the involvement of existing h...

    Authors: Zacharie Ndizeye, Davy Vanden Broeck, Heleen Vermandere, John Paul Bogers and Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:4

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  20. Content type: Research

    Global health diplomacy (GHD) is a burgeoning field bridging the priorities of global health and foreign affairs. Given the increasing need to mobilize disparate global health stakeholders coupled with the nee...

    Authors: Matthew D. Brown, Julie N. Bergmann, Thomas E. Novotny and Tim K. Mackey

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:2

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    In line with the policy objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this commentary seeks to examine the extent to which provisions of international health research guidance promote capacit...

    Authors: Claire Leonie Ward, David Shaw, Dominique Sprumont, Osman Sankoh, Marcel Tanner and Bernice Elger

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:1

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  22. Content type: Research

    In low and middle-income countries, such as Ghana, communication disability is poorly recognised and rehabilitation services for people with communication disability are limited. As rehabilitation services for...

    Authors: Karen Wylie, Lindy McAllister, Bronwyn Davidson, Julie Marshall, Clement Amponsah and Josephine Ohenewa Bampoe

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:92

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  23. Content type: Review

    China and Japan share numerous similarities other than their geographical proximity. Facing the great challenges of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), China and Japan have developed different preventive strateg...

    Authors: Fei Wu, Hiroto Narimatsu, Xiaoqiang Li, Sho Nakamura, Ri Sho, Genming Zhao, Yoshinori Nakata and Wanghong Xu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:91

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  24. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) improves infant health and survival. We tested the effectiveness of a home-based intervention using Community Health Workers (CHWs) on EBF for six months in urban poor settings in...

    Authors: Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage, Paula L. Griffiths, Frederick Murunga Wekesah, Milka Wanjohi, Nelson Muhia, Peter Muriuki, Thaddaeus Egondi, Catherine Kyobutungi, Alex C. Ezeh, Stephen T. McGarvey, Rachel N. Musoke, Shane A. Norris and Nyovani J. Madise

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:90

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  25. Content type: Research

    The Global Fund is one of the largest actors in global health. In 2015 the Global Fund was credited with disbursing close to 10 % of all development assistance for health. In 2011 it began a reform process in ...

    Authors: Ashley Warren, Roberto Cordon, Michaela Told, Don de Savigny, Ilona Kickbusch and Marcel Tanner

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:89

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  26. Content type: Research

    Results-based financing (RBF) is emerging as a new alternative to finance health systems in many African countries. In Mali, a pilot project was conducted to improve demand and supply of health services throug...

    Authors: Mathieu Seppey, Valéry Ridde, Laurence Touré and Abdourahmane Coulibaly

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:86

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  27. Content type: Research

    Mobile health (mHealth) applications have proliferated across the globe with much enthusiasm, although few have reached scale and shown public health impact. In this study, we explored how diff...

    Authors: Kevin Louis Bardosh, Melanie Murray, Antony M. Khaemba, Kirsten Smillie and Richard Lester

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:87

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  28. Content type: Research

    Low-dose, high-frequency (LDHF) training is a new approach best practices to improve clinical knowledge, build and retain competency, and transfer skills into practice after training. LDHF training in Ghana is...

    Authors: Michelle Willcox, Heather Harrison, Amos Asiedu, Allyson Nelson, Patricia Gomez and Amnesty LeFevre

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:88

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  29. Content type: Research

    Over the last decade, there has been a rapid increase in biomedical research in Cameroon. However, the question of whether these research projects target major health priorities, vulnerable populations and geo...

    Authors: Ebile Akoh Walter, Ateudjieu Jerome, Djuidje Ngounoue Marceline, Martin Ndinakie Yakum and Watcho Pierre

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:85

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  30. Content type: Research

    Interventions to reduce malaria burden are effective if communities use them appropriately and consistently. Several tools have been suggested to promote uptake and use of malaria control interventions. Commun...

    Authors: Tumaini Malenga, Alinune Nathanael Kabaghe, Lucinda Manda-Taylor, Asante Kadama, Robert S. McCann, Kamija Samuel Phiri, Michèle van Vugt and Henk van den Berg

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:84

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  31. Content type: Research

    Since 2005, Gavi has provided health system strengthening (HSS) grants to address bottlenecks affecting immunization services. This study is the first to evaluate the Gavi HSS implementation process in either ...

    Authors: Emily Dansereau, Yodé Miangotar, Ellen Squires, Honoré Mimche and Charbel El Bcheraoui

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:83

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  32. Content type: Research

    In principle, trade and investment agreements are meant to boost economic growth. However, the removal of trade barriers and the provision of investment incentives to attract foreign direct investments may fac...

    Authors: Adriana Appau, Jeffrey Drope, Ronald Labonté, Michal Stoklosa and Raphael Lencucha

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:81

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  33. Content type: Commentary

    “Neglected Tropical Diseases” (NTDs) affect millions of people in Africa, Asia and South America. The two primary ways of strategic interventions are “preventive chemotherapy and transmission control” (PCT), a...

    Authors: Folahanmi Tomiwa Akinsolu, Vitor Nobre de Paiva, Samuel Santos Souza and Orsolya Varga

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:82

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  34. Content type: Research

    With an increasing array of innovations and research emerging from low-income countries there is a growing recognition that even high-income countries could learn from these contexts. It is well known that the...

    Authors: Matthew Harris, James Macinko, Geronimo Jimenez and Pricila Mullachery

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:80

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  35. Content type: Short report

    Food and beverage marketing contributes to poor dietary choices among adults and children. As consumers spend more time on the Internet, food and beverage companies have increased their online marketing effort...

    Authors: Marie A. Bragg, Margaret Eby, Josh Arshonsky, Alex Bragg and Gbenga Ogedegbe

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:79

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  36. Content type: Research

    Diarrhoea is a leading cause of child death in Zambia. As elsewhere, the disease burden could be greatly reduced through caregiver uptake of existing prevention and treatment strategies. We recently reported t...

    Authors: Katie Greenland, Jenala Chipungu, Joyce Chilekwa, Roma Chilengi and Val Curtis

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:78

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  37. Content type: Research

    Most Low and Middle-Income Countries are facing a crisis in human resources for health which compromises their ability to meet health related targets outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals. The crisis i...

    Authors: Patricia Schwerdtle, Julia Morphet and Helen Hall

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:77

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  38. Content type: Commentary

    As part of the MASCOT/WOTRO multinational team conducting the maternal health literature mapping, four Latin American researchers were particularly interested in analysing information specific to their region....

    Authors: Emily Vargas-Riaño, Víctor Becerril-Montekio, Francisco Becerra-Posada and Mario Tristán

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:74

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  39. Content type: Research

    The recent introduction of Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) for treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) can significantly assist in the world reaching the international target of elimination by 2030. Yet, the challeng...

    Authors: Yibeltal Assefa, Peter S. Hill, Anar Ulikpan and Owain D. Williams

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:73

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  40. Content type: Research

    Home-based care for HIV patients is popular in contexts severely affected by the epidemic and exacts a heavy toll on caregivers. This study aimed at understanding the experiences of caregivers and their surviv...

    Authors: Joseph Osafo, Birthe Loa Knizek, James Mugisha and Eugene Kinyanda

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:72

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  41. Content type: Research

    International migration has become a global political priority, with growing concern about the scale of human trafficking, hazardous work conditions, and resulting psychological and physical morbidity among mi...

    Authors: Joanna Busza, Sehin Teferra, Serawit Omer and Cathy Zimmerman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:71

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  42. Content type: Research

    Access to adequate surgical care is limited globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). To address this issue, surgeons are becoming increasingly involved in international surgical teac...

    Authors: Parisa Nicole Fallah and Mark Bernstein

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:70

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  43. Content type: Debate

    About 40% of all health burden in New Zealand is due to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes/obesity. Outcomes for Māori (indigenous people) are significantly worse than non-Maori; these inequit...

    Authors: John Oetzel, Nina Scott, Maui Hudson, Bridgette Masters-Awatere, Moana Rarere, Jeff Foote, Angela Beaton and Terry Ehau

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:69

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  44. Content type: Review

    Patient travel across borders to access healthcare is becoming increasingly common and widespread. Patients moving from high income to middle income countries for healthcare is well documented, with patients s...

    Authors: Jo Durham and Sarah J. Blondell

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:68

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  45. Content type: Research

    Reducing violence against women is a global public health priority, particularly in low-income and conflict-affected societies. However, more needs to be known about the causes of intimate partner violence (IP...

    Authors: Susan Rees, Mohammed Mohsin, Alvin Kuowei Tay, Elisa Soares, Natalino Tam, Zelia da Costa, Wietse Tol and Derrick Silove

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:66

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  46. Content type: Research

    With implementation of Chinese universal healthcare, the performance of urban and rural residents’ healthcare and the degree of satisfaction with publicly financed health services have become a hot issue in as...

    Authors: Shaoguo Zhai, Pei Wang, Anli Wang, Quanfang Dong, Jiaoli Cai and Peter C. Coyte

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:67

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