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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. “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

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  27. 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

    Content type: Review

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. It is important to know whether the relationships between experienced and evaluative well-being and health are consistent across countries with different income levels. This would allow to confirm whether the ...

    Authors: Marta Miret, Francisco Félix Caballero, Beatriz Olaya, Seppo Koskinen, Nirmala Naidoo, Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Matilde Leonardi, Josep Maria Haro, Somnath Chatterji and José Luis Ayuso-Mateos

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:65

    Content type: Research

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  31. While it is clear that hospitals in developing countries need to improve quality of health services and improve patient safety, hospitals in high resource countries need to do the same. Most often the focus on...

    Authors: Lopa Basu, Peter Pronovost, Nancy Edwards Molello, Shamsuzzoha B. Syed and Albert W. Wu

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:64

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. Mobile health (mHealth), a term used for healthcare delivery via mobile devices, has gained attention as an innovative technology for better access to healthcare and support for performance of health workers i...

    Authors: Seohyun Lee, Yoon-min Cho and Sun-Young Kim

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:63

    Content type: Research

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  33. Forty to 70 % of medical devices and equipment in low- and middle-income countries are broken, unused or unfit for purpose; this impairs service delivery to patients and results in lost resources. Undiscerning...

    Authors: Karin Diaconu, Yen-Fu Chen, Carole Cummins, Gabriela Jimenez Moyao, Semira Manaseki-Holland and Richard Lilford

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:59

    Content type: Research

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  34. Disparity in adult mortality (AM) with reference to social dynamics and health care has not been sufficiently examined. This study aimed to identify the gap in the understanding of AM in relation to religion, ...

    Authors: Chhabi Lal Ranabhat, Chun-Bae Kim, Myung-Bae Park and Sambhu Acharaya

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:57

    Content type: Research

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  35. The aim of this paper is to contribute to debates about how governments and other stakeholders can influence the application of ICTs to increase access to safe, effective and affordable treatment of common ill...

    Authors: Gerald Bloom, Evangelia Berdou, Hilary Standing, Zhilei Guo and Alain Labrique

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:56

    Content type: Review

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  36. The World Health Organization recommends establishing and implementing a national pharmaceutical policy (NPP) to guarantee effective and equitable access to medicines. Mexico has implemented several policy app...

    Authors: Daniela Moye-Holz, Jitse P van Dijk, Sijmen A. Reijneveld and Hans V. Hogerzeil

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:53

    Content type: Research

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  37. More than 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have introduced performance-based financing (PBF) in their healthcare systems. Yet, there has been little research on the process by which PBF was put on the nation...

    Authors: Isidore Sieleunou, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Jean-Claude Taptué Fotso, Denise Magne Tamga, Habakkuk Azinyui Yumo, Estelle Kouokam and Valery Ridde

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:52

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Globalization and Health 2017 13:60

  38. In October 2012 Uganda extended its prevention of mother to child HIV transmission (PMTCT) policy to Option B+, providing lifelong antiretroviral treatment for HIV positive pregnant and breastfeeding women. Th...

    Authors: Tanya Doherty, Donnela Besada, Ameena Goga, Emmanuelle Daviaud, Sarah Rohde and Nika Raphaely

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:51

    Content type: Research

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  39. Malawi is a low-income country with one of the highest HIV prevalence rates worldwide (Kendig et al., Trop Med Health 41:163–170, 2013). The health system depends largely on external funding. Official German d...

    Authors: Florian Neuhann and Sandra Barteit

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:50

    Content type: Research

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  40. Like other colonised populations, Indigenous Australians experience poorer health outcomes than non-Indigenous Australians. Preventable chronic disease is the largest contributor to the health differential bet...

    Authors: Jodie Bailie, Veronica Matthews, Alison Laycock, Rosalie Schultz, Christopher P. Burgess, David Peiris, Sarah Larkins and Ross Bailie

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:48

    Content type: Research

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  41. A primary rationale for scaling up mental health services in low and middle-income countries is to address human rights violations, including physical restraint in community settings. The voices of those with ...

    Authors: Laura Asher, Abebaw Fekadu, Solomon Teferra, Mary De Silva, Soumitra Pathare and Charlotte Hanlon

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:47

    Content type: Research

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