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  1. Mobile health (mHealth) approaches for non-communicable disease (NCD) care seem particularly applicable to sub-Saharan Africa given the penetration of mobile phones in the region. The evidence to support its i...

    Authors: Gerald S Bloomfield, Rajesh Vedanthan, Lavanya Vasudevan, Anne Kithei, Martin Were and Eric J Velazquez
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:49
  2. Noncommunicable diseases are a health and development challenge. Pacific Island countries are heavily affected by NCDs, with diabetes and obesity rates among the highest in the world. Trade is one of multiple ...

    Authors: Michelle Sahal Estimé, Brian Lutz and Ferdinand Strobel
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:48
  3. Female sex workers (FSWs) experience high levels of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) morbidity, violence and discrimination. Successful SRH interventions for FSWs in India and elsewhere have long prioritis...

    Authors: Lizzie Moore, Matthew F Chersich, Richard Steen, Sushena Reza-Paul, Ashar Dhana, Bea Vuylsteke, Yves Lafort and Fiona Scorgie
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:47
  4. Several biological, behavioural, and structural risk factors place female sex workers (FSWs) at heightened risk of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other adverse sexual and reproductive health ...

    Authors: Ashar Dhana, Stanley Luchters, Lizzie Moore, Yves Lafort, Anuradha Roy, Fiona Scorgie and Matthew Chersich
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:46
  5. Sports mega-events have expanded in size, popularity and cost. Fuelled by media speculation and moral panics, myths proliferate about the increase in trafficking into forced prostitution as well as sex work in...

    Authors: Marlise L Richter, Fiona Scorgie, Matthew F Chersich and Stanley Luchters
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:45
  6. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) was provided to more than nine million people by the end of 2012. Although ART programs in resource-limited settings have expanded treatment, inadequate retention in care has bee...

    Authors: Yibeltal Assefa, Achamyeleh Alebachew, Meskele Lera, Lut Lynen, Edwin Wouters and Wim Van Damme
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:43
  7. In West Africa, hypertension, once rare, has now emerged as a critical health concern and the trajectory is upward and factors are complex. The true magnitude of hypertension in some West African countries, in...

    Authors: Juliet Iwelunmor, Collins O Airhihenbuwa, Richard Cooper, Bamidele Tayo, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Richard Adanu and Gbenga Ogedegbe
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:42
  8. It has been argued that the international community is moving ‘beyond aid’. International co-financing in the international collective interest is expected to replace altruistically motivated foreign aid. The ...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms, Rachel Hammonds, Attiya Waris, Bart Criel, Wim Van Damme and Alan Whiteside
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:41
  9. With the failure of the latest vaccine trial, HVTN-505, HIV prevention efforts remain critical. Social and structural factors contributing to HIV and STI transmission include stigma regarding sexual violence, ...

    Authors: Eliana Barrios Suarez, Carmen Logie and Jose F Arocha
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:40
  10. In 2003, governments adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the world’s first global health treaty. In the decade since the treaty was adopted by 178 member states of the World Health Organizatio...

    Authors: Derek Yach, Angela Pratt, Thomas J Glynn and K Srinath Reddy
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:39
  11. This article proposes an approach to comparing and assessing the adaptive capacity of multilateral health agencies in meeting country and individual healthcare needs. Most studies comparing multilateral health...

    Authors: Eduardo J Gómez
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:38
  12. Depression and anxiety are prevalent among women in low- and lower-middle income countries who are pregnant or have recently given birth. There is promising evidence that culturally-adapted, evidence-informed,...

    Authors: Jane Fisher, Hau Nguyen, Priya Mannava, Ha Tran, Thao Dam, Huong Tran, Thach Tran, Kelly Durrant, Atif Rahman and Stanley Luchters
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:37
  13. There is great impetus to achieve elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (eMTCT) by 2015, and part of this is to identify factors to target to achieve the goal. This study thus identified key patie...

    Authors: Coceka N Mnyani, Adonia Simango, Joshua Murphy, Matthew Chersich and James A McIntyre
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:36
  14. As in many fragile and post-conflict countries, South Africa’s social contract has formally changed from authoritarianism to democracy, yet access to services, including health care, remains inequitable and co...

    Authors: Bronwyn Harris, John Eyles, Loveday Penn-Kekana, Liz Thomas and Jane Goudge
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:35
  15. Person-centered care involves keeping the person at the center of the care planning and decision-making process. While the theory behind person-centered care is commonly shared, its application in healthcare s...

    Authors: Lopa Basu, Ruben Frescas Jr and Humphrey Kiwelu
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:33
  16. The European Union contracted Morocco to regulate migration from so-called “transit migrants” from Morocco to Europe via the European Neighbourhood Policy. Yet, international organisations signal that human, a...

    Authors: Ines Keygnaert, Abdessamad Dialmy, Altay Manço, Jeroen Keygnaert, Nicole Vettenburg, Kristien Roelens and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:32
  17. In the province of Tarragona (Spain), 24% of immigrants come from countries in the Maghreb. 40% of Maghrebis residing in Spain say their linguistic command of Spanish is inadequate, which could hinder their re...

    Authors: Lourdes Rubio-Rico, Alba Roca Biosca, Inmaculada de Molina Fernández and M Mercè Viladrich Grau
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:31
  18. The grand challenges approach aims to spark innovative and transformative strategies to overcome barriers to significant global health issues. Grand Challenges Canada endorses an ‘Integrated Innovation™’ appro...

    Authors: Carmen Logie, Helen Dimaras, Anny Fortin and Santiago Ramón-García
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:27
  19. Traditional, subscription-based scientific publishing has its limitations: often, articles are inaccessible to the majority of researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where journal subscriptio...

    Authors: Duncan Mwangangi Matheka, Joseph Nderitu, Daniel Mutonga, Mary Iwaret Otiti, Karen Siegel and Alessandro Rhyll Demaio
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:26
  20. This paper reviews Italian Development Assistance for Health and overall contribution to Global Health from 2001 to 2012. It analyses strategies and roles of central and decentralized authorities as well as th...

    Authors: Eduardo Missoni, Fabrizio Tediosi, Guglielmo Pacileo and Lara Gautier
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:25
  21. With the increasing trend in refugee urbanisation, growing numbers of refugees are diagnosed with chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). However, with few exceptions, the local and international communities ...

    Authors: Ahmed Hassan Amara and Syed Mohamed Aljunid
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:24
  22. In 2005, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Mongolia initiated the process of developing its Health Sector Strategic Master Plan (HSSMP), using a wide-ranging consultative process, driven by the MoH, and requirin...

    Authors: Anar Ulikpan, Indermohan Narula, Asmat Malik and Peter Hill
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:23
  23. The idea for this survey emanated from desk research and two meetings for researchers that discussed medical tourism and out-of-country health care, which were convened by some of the authors of this article (...

    Authors: Vivien Runnels, Ronald Labonté, Corinne Packer, Sabrina Chaudhry, Owen Adams and Jeff Blackmer
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:20
  24. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were ‘top-down’ goals formulated by policy elites drawing from targets within United Nations (UN) summits and conferences in the 1990s. Contemporary processes shaping th...

    Authors: Claire E Brolan, Scott Lee, David Kim and Peter S Hill
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:19
  25. There is a clear and evident need for mutual learning in global health systems. It is increasingly recognized that innovation needs to be sourced globally and that we need to think in terms of co-development a...

    Authors: Nigel Crisp
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:14
  26. A recent Lancet article reported the first reliable estimates of suicide rates in India. National-level suicide rates are among the highest in the world, but suicide rates vary sharply between states and the caus...

    Authors: Jonathan Kennedy and Lawrence King
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:16
  27. Principal Recipients (PRs) receive money from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) to manage and implement programs. However, little research has gone into understanding their ...

    Authors: Francis Wafula, Charles Marwa and David McCoy
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:15
  28. The UK government committed to undertaking impact assessments of its policies on the health of populations in low and middle-income countries in its cross-government strategy “Health is Global”. To facilitate ...

    Authors: Modi K Mwatsama, Sidney Wong, Dena Ettehad and Nicola F Watt
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:13
  29. International policy towards access to essential medicines in Africa has focused until recently on international procurement of large volumes of medicines, mainly from Indian manufacturers, and their import an...

    Authors: Phares GM Mujinja, Maureen Mackintosh, Mary Justin-Temu and Marc Wuyts
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:12
  30. Diabetes has become an increasingly prevalent and severe public health issue in Algeria. This article investigates the prevalence, the cost and the management of this disease. Its first objective is to better ...

    Authors: Larbi Lamri, Erofile Gripiotis and Alessandra Ferrario
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:11
  31. Socioeconomic status is a recognised determinant of health status, and the association may be mediated by unhealthy behaviours and psychosocial adversities, which, in developed countries, both aggregate in low...

    Authors: Antonio Ivan Lazzarino, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Sam-ang Seubsman, Andrew Steptoe and Adrian C Sleigh
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:10
  32. The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) will rise in parallel with the growing prevalence of type two diabetes mellitus in South Asia but is understudied. Using a cross-sectional survey of adults living in ...

    Authors: Shuchi Anand, Masuma Akter Khanam, Juliann Saquib, Nazmus Saquib, Tahmeed Ahmed, Dewan S Alam, Mark R Cullen, Michele Barry and Glenn M Chertow
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:9
  33. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2010 Study has published disability-adjusted life year (DALY) data at both regional and country levels from 1990 to 2010. Concurrently, the Institute for Health Metrics and E...

    Authors: Michael Hanlon, Casey M Graves, Benjamin PC Brooks, Annie Haakenstad, Rouselle Lavado, Katherine Leach-Kemon and Joseph L Dieleman
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:8
  34. Serving on volunteer groups undertaking medical mission trips is a common activity for health care professionals and students. Although volunteers hope such work will assist underserved populations, medical mi...

    Authors: John Rovers, Michael Andreski, John Gitua, Abdoulaye Bagayoko and Jill DeVore
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:7
  35. The objective of this review was to describe and situate the burden and treatment of diabetes within the broader context of the French health care system.

    Authors: Karine Chevreul, Karen Berg Brigham and Clara Bouché
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:6
  36. The study aimed at developing a set of attributes for a ‘good’ health system performance assessment (HSPA) framework from literature and experiences in different contexts and using the attributes for a structu...

    Authors: Christine Kirunga Tashobya, Valéria Campos da Silveira, Freddie Ssengooba, Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Jean Macq and Bart Criel
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:5
  37. Limited resources in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) drive tremendous innovation in medicine, as well as in other fields. It is not often recognized that several important surgical tools and methods, ...

    Authors: Michael Cotton, Jaymie Ang Henry and Lauren Hasek
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2014 10:1
  38. With an estimated 74% of all deaths attributable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 2010, NCDs have become a major health priority in Brazil. The objective of the study was to conduct a comprehensive liter...

    Authors: Andréa D Bertoldi, Panos Kanavos, Giovanny V A França, André Carraro, Cesar Augusto Ovieda Tejada, Pedro C Hallal, Alessandra Ferrario and Maria Inês Schmidt
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2013 9:62

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