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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Research

    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

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Review

    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

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  15. Content type: Research

    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

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  16. Content type: Research

    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

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

  17. Content type: Research

    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

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  18. Content type: Research

    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

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  19. Content type: Research

    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

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  20. Content type: Research

    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

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  21. Content type: Research

    The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) are collaborating to cascade a Training the Trainers (TTT) Programme across the ...

    Authors: Melanie C Corbett, Wanjiku Mathenge, Marcia Zondervan and Nick Astbury

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:46

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  22. Content type: Research

    Globally, safe and effective medication administration relies on nurses being able to apply strong drug calculation skills in their real-life practice, in the face of stressors and distractions. These may be e...

    Authors: Eleanor Rose Bull, Corina Mason, Fonseca Domingos Junior, Luana Vendramel Santos, Abigail Scott, Debo Ademokun, Zeferina Simião, Wingi Manzungu Oliver, Fernando Francisco Joaquim and Sarah M. Cavanagh

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:45

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  23. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organisation Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) improves surgical outcomes and the research question is no longer ‘does the SSC work?’ but, ‘how to make the SSC work?’ Evidence for implementation...

    Authors: Michelle C. White, Jennifer Peterschmidt, James Callahan, J. Edward Fitzgerald and Kristin L. Close

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:42

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  24. Content type: Research

    The Sustainable Development Goals call for the effective governance of shared natural resources in ways that support inclusive growth, safeguard the integrity of the natural and physical environment, and promo...

    Authors: Michaela Pfeiffer, Delgermaa Vanya, Colleen Davison, Oyunaa Lkhagvasuren, Lesley Johnston and Craig R. Janes

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:39

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  25. Content type: Debate

    Stronger health systems, with an emphasis on community-based primary health care, are required to help accelerate the pace of ending preventable maternal and child deaths as well as contribute to the achieveme...

    Authors: William T. Story, Karen LeBan, Laura C. Altobelli, Bette Gebrian, Jahangir Hossain, Judy Lewis, Melanie Morrow, Jennifer N. Nielsen, Alfonso Rosales, Marcie Rubardt, David Shanklin and Jennifer Weiss

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:37

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  26. Content type: Research

    Collection of reliable and comparable individual food consumption data is of primary importance to better understand, control and monitor malnutrition and its related comorbidities in low- and middle-income co...

    Authors: Elom Kouassivi Aglago, Edwige Landais, Geneviève Nicolas, Barrie Margetts, Catherine Leclercq, Pauline Allemand, Olaide Aderibigbe, Victoire Damienne Agueh, Paul Amuna, George Amponsah Annor, Jalila El Ati, Jennifer Coates, Brooke Colaiezzi, Ella Compaore, Hélène Delisle, Mieke Faber…

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:35

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  27. Content type: Review

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent a significant threat to human health and well-being, and carry significant implications for economic development and health care and other costs for governments and b...

    Authors: Kent Buse, Sonja Tanaka and Sarah Hawkes

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:34

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  28. Content type: Research

    Trade agreements are increasingly recognised as playing an influential role in shaping national food environments and the availability and nutritional quality of the food supply. Global monitoring of food envi...

    Authors: Amerita Ravuvu, Sharon Friel, Anne-Marie Thow, Wendy Snowdon and Jillian Wate

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:33

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  29. Content type: Research

    In post-conflict settings, many state and non-state actors interact at the sub-national levels in rebuilding health systems by providing funds, delivering vital interventions and building capacity of local gov...

    Authors: Freddie Ssengooba, Justine Namakula, Vincent Kawooya and Suzanne Fustukian

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:32

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  30. Content type: Research

    The island country of Samoa (population 188,000 in 2011) forms part of Polynesia in the South Pacific. Over the past several decades Samoa has experienced exceptional modernization and globalization of many se...

    Authors: Christine Linhart, Take Naseri, Sophia Lin, Richard Taylor, Stephen Morrell, Stephen T McGarvey, Dianna J Magliano and Paul Zimmet

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:31

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  31. Content type: Review

    Health partnerships often use health professional training to change practice with the aim of improving quality of care. Interventions to change practice can learn from behavioural science and focus not only o...

    Authors: Lucie M.T. Byrne-Davis, Eleanor R. Bull, Amy Burton, Nimarta Dharni, Fiona Gillison, Wendy Maltinsky, Corina Mason, Nisha Sharma, Christopher J. Armitage, Marie Johnston, Ged J. Byrne and Jo K. Hart

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:30

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  32. Content type: Research

    Partnerships are core to global public health responses. The HIV field embraces partnership working, with growing attention given to the benefits of involving community groups in the HIV response. However, lit...

    Authors: Morten Skovdal, Sitholubuhle Magutshwa-Zitha, Catherine Campbell, Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:29

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  33. Content type: Research

    A health partnership to improve hospital based neonatal care in Rwanda to reduce neonatal mortality was requested by the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Although many health system improvements have been made, the...

    Authors: Placide Ntigurirwa, Kathy Mellor, Daniel Langer, Mari Evans, Emily Robertson, Lisine Tuyisenge, Alan Groves and Tom Lissauer

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:28

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  34. Content type: Research

    Leading children’s hospitals in high-income settings have become heavily engaged in international child health research and educational activities. These programs aim to provide benefit to the institutions, ch...

    Authors: Sarah Carbone, Jannah Wigle, Nadia Akseer, Raluca Barac, Melanie Barwick and Stanley Zlotkin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:27

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  35. Content type: Research

    International health partnerships (IHPs) are changing, with an increased emphasis on mutual accountability and joint agenda setting for both the high- and the low- or middle-income country (LMIC) partners. The...

    Authors: Kavian Kulasabanathan, Hamdi Issa, Yasser Bhatti, Matthew Prime, Jacqueline del Castillo, Ara Darzi and Matthew Harris

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:25

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  36. Content type: Debate

    Systematic reviews are powerful tools for summarizing vast amounts of data in controversial areas; but their utility is limited by methodological choices and assumptions. Two systematic reviews of literature o...

    Authors: Jorge Coarasa, Jishnu Das, Elizabeth Gummerson and Asaf Bitton

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2017 13:24

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