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  1. Content type: Research

    Between 2011 and 2013, global and national guidelines for preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV shifted to recommend Option B+, the provision of lifelong antiretroviral treatment for all HIV-i...

    Authors: M. F. Chersich, E. Newbatt, K. Ng’oma and I. de Zoysa

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:55

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    Underweight is a major cause of global disease burden. It is associated with child mortality and morbidity, and its adverse impact on human performance and child survival is well recognized. Underweight is a m...

    Authors: Tuhinur Rahman Chowdhury, Sayan Chakrabarty, Muntaha Rakib, Sue Saltmarsh and Kendrick A. Davis

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:54

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    A key mechanism through which globalization has impacted health is the liberalization of trade and investment, yet relatively few studies to date have used quantitative methods to investigate the impacts of gl...

    Authors: Krycia Cowling, Anne Marie Thow and Keshia Pollack Porter

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:53

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  4. Content type: Review

    Migrant children have specific health needs, and may face difficulties in accessing health care, but not enough is known about their health service use. This study aims to describe patterns of use of health se...

    Authors: Niina Markkula, Baltica Cabieses, Venla Lehti, Eleonora Uphoff, Sofia Astorga and Francisca Stutzin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:52

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    In 2012, the European Commission funded Go4Health—Goals and Governance for Global Health, a consortium of 13 academic research and human rights institutions from both Global North and South—to track the evolut...

    Authors: Vannarath Te, Nadia Floden, Sameera Hussain, Claire E. Brolan and Peter S. Hill

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:51

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  6. Content type: Research

    Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is a widespread public health problem and a violation of human rights rooted in gender and power inequities. Refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants living in European asy...

    Authors: Charlotte Oliveira, Ines Keygnaert, Maria do Rosário Oliveira Martins and Sónia Dias

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:48

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  7. Content type: Research

    Neonatal mortality is declining slowly compared to under-five mortality in many developing countries including Afghanistan. About three-fourths of these deaths occur in the early neonatal period (i.e., the fir...

    Authors: Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Vanessa Burrowes, Allysha Choudhury, Atia Sharmeen, Swagata Ghosh, Arif Mahmud and Angela KC

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:47

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  8. Content type: Research

    A qualitative study of key informant semi-structured interviews were conducted between March and July 2016 in Mexico and India to achieve the following aims: to explore corporations’ and stakeholders’ views, a...

    Authors: Heather Wipfli, Kristin Dessie Zacharias, Nuvjote (Nivvy) Hundal, Luz Myriam Reynales Shigematsu, Deepika Bahl, Monika Arora, Shalini Bassi and Shubha Kumar

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:46

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  9. Content type: Research

    Human trafficking in the fishing industry or “sea slavery” in the Greater Mekong Subregion is reported to involve some of the most extreme forms of exploitation and abuse. A largely unregulated sector, commerc...

    Authors: Nicola S. Pocock, Reena Tadee, Kanokwan Tharawan, Wansiri Rongrongmuang, Brett Dickson, Soksreymom Suos, Ligia Kiss and Cathy Zimmerman

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:45

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  10. Content type: Commentary

    The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) has been a model academic partnership in global health for nearly three decades, leveraging the power of a public-sector academic medical center and t...

    Authors: Tim Mercer, Adrian Gardner, Benjamin Andama, Cleophas Chesoli, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Jonathan Dick, Robert Einterz, Nick Gray, Sylvester Kimaiyo, Jemima Kamano, Beryl Maritim, Kirk Morehead, Sonak Pastakia, Laura Ruhl, Julia Songok and Jeremiah Laktabai

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:44

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    The spread of substandard and falsified (SF) medical products constitutes a growing global public health concern. Some countries use portable, handheld screening technologies (STs) in the field to accelerate d...

    Authors: Lukas Roth, Ameena Nalim, Beth Turesson and Laura Krech

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:43

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  12. Content type: Research

    The effect of the ongoing war in Yemen on maternal and child health (MCH) has not been comprehensively assessed. Providing a situational analysis at the governorate level is critical to assist in planning a re...

    Authors: Charbel El Bcheraoui, Aisha O. Jumaan, Michael L. Collison, Farah Daoud and Ali H. Mokdad

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:42

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  13. Content type: Short report

    There is a growing recognition of the need to provide HIV/AIDS prevention and care to migrant workers. Social involvement, a type of social capital, is considered a ‘critical enabler’ of effective HIV/AIDS pre...

    Authors: Wenting Wang, Ren Chen, Ying Ma, Xuehui Sun, Xia Qin and Zhi Hu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:41

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  14. Content type: Research

    In 2011, a decision was made to scale up a pilot innovation involving ‘adherence clubs’ as a form of differentiated care for HIV positive people in the public sector antiretroviral therapy programme in the Wes...

    Authors: Hayley MacGregor, Andrew McKenzie, Tanya Jacobs and Angelica Ullauri

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:40

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  15. Content type: Research

    Poor water quality, one of the leading causes of diarrhea, is an issue for most developing countries. Although the health burden of poor-quality water has been studied extensively, there is a paucity of resear...

    Authors: Wei Li, Echu Liu and Rhonda BeLue

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:37

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  16. Content type: Methodology

    There is an increasing global movement of foreign female entertainment workers (FEWs), a hard-to-reach population vulnerable to HIV/STIs. This paper described the needs assessment phase before intervention imp...

    Authors: Raymond Boon Tar Lim, Olive N. Y. Cheung, Dede Kam Tyng Tham, Hanh Hao La, Thein Than Win, Roy Chan and Mee Lian Wong

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:36

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  17. Content type: Research

    Studies find that economic, political, and social globalization – as well as trade liberalization specifically – influence the prevalence of overweight and obesity in countries through increasing the availabil...

    Authors: Tracy Kuo Lin, Yasmin Teymourian and Maitri Shila Tursini

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:35

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    ‘Wicked’ is the term used to describe some of the most challenging and complex issues of our time, many of which threaten human health. Climate change, biodiversity loss, persisting poverty, the advancing obes...

    Authors: Helen L. Walls

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:34

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  19. Content type: Research

    Nepal has been receiving foreign aid since the early 1950s. Currently, the country’s health care system is heavily dependent on aid, even for the provision of basic health services to its people. Globally, the...

    Authors: Radha Adhikari, Pam Smith, Jeevan Raj Sharma and Obindra Bahadur Chand

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:33

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  20. Content type: Research

    Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) which enable people to access, use and promote health information through digital technology, promise important health systems innovations which can challenge...

    Authors: Linda Waldman, Tanvir Ahmed, Nigel Scott, Shahinoor Akter, Hilary Standing and Sabrina Rasheed

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:31

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  21. Content type: Research

    There is a gap in knowledge on long term pace of population aging acceleration and related net-migration rate changes in WHO European Region and its adjacent MENA countries. We decided to compare European Unio...

    Authors: Mihajlo Michael Jakovljevic, Yael Netz, Sandra C. Buttigieg, Roza Adany, Ulrich Laaser and Mirjana Varjacic

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:30

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  22. Content type: Short report

    The ever-increasing speed and scope of human mobility by international air travel has led to a global transport network for infectious diseases with the potential to introduce pathogens into non-endemic areas,...

    Authors: Greg Martin and Mairin Boland

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:28

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    This short letter from the field is offered as a rapid communiqué of the emergency medical situation in Mosul and surrounding areas on the eve of the final onslaught to liberate the city. This letter is based ...

    Authors: John M. Quinn V, Omar F. Amouri and Pete Reed

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:27

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  24. Content type: Review

    There are various criteria and methods to develop Basic Health Benefit Package (BHBP) in world health systems. The present study aimed to extract criteria used in health systems in different countries around t...

    Authors: Ramin Hayati, Peivand Bastani, Mohammad Javad Kabir, Zahra Kavosi and Ghasem Sobhani

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:26

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  25. 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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  26. Content type: Research

    The simplified cardiovascular management (SimCard Study) program was a cluster randomized controlled trial conducted in Tibet, China to evaluate a multifaceted intervention consisting of appropriate medication...

    Authors: Maoyi Tian, Xuejun Yin, Danzeng Dunzhu, Zhong Liu, Cong Li, Hao Sun, Ci Song, Laba Sangzhu, Anushka Patel, Julie Redfern and Lijing L. Yan

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:24

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  27. Content type: Research

    Global Health is an inherently interdisciplinary field but overseas training in global health, particularly among health science institutions, has been an ‘individual’ or ‘individual discipline’ experience. Te...

    Authors: Anna Kalbarczyk, Nina A. Martin, Emily Combs, Marie Ward and Peter J. Winch

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:23

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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