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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. ‘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

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  10. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. 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

    Content type: Review

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Review

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  16. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Review

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  20. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Review

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Review

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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