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  1. Global health education partnerships should be collaborative and reciprocal to ensure mutual benefit. Utilisation of digital technologies can overcome geographic boundaries and facilitate collaborative global ...

    Authors: Roshit K. Bothara, Malama Tafuna’i, Tim J. Wilkinson, Jen Desrosiers, Susan Jack, Philip K. Pattemore, Tony Walls, Faafetai Sopoaga, David R. Murdoch and Andrew P. Miller
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:99
  2. Obligations arising from trade and investment agreements can affect how governments can regulate and organise health systems. The European Union has made explicit statements of safeguarding policy space for he...

    Authors: Meri Koivusalo, Noora Heinonen and Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:98
  3. As Arab countries seek to implement the ‘Guideline on Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GVP) for Arab countries’, understanding policy implementation mechanisms and the factors impacting it can inform best impl...

    Authors: Hamza Y. Garashi, Douglas T. Steinke and Ellen I. Schafheutle
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:97
  4. International air travel has been highlighted as a concern since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to importation of cases. We summarise the available evidence for in-flight transmission of w...

    Authors: David Kelly, Niamh Bambury and Mairin Boland
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:93
  5. Transparency and accountability are essential components at all stages of the trade negotiation process. This study evaluates the extent to which these principles were upheld in the United States’ public consu...

    Authors: Anna S. Y. Wong, Clarke B. Cole and Jillian C. Kohler
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:92
  6. Understanding how the development of obesogenic food environments and the consumption of ultra-processed foods and beverages influence each other can help policymakers to identify effective ways to curb the cu...

    Authors: Fabrizio Ferretti, Michele Mariani and Elena Sarti
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:91
  7. International medical electives are a well-established part of the curriculum of many western medical schools. It is widely accepted that these electives contribute to improved clinical examination and communi...

    Authors: Maximilian Andreas Storz, Ann-Kathrin Lederer and Eric Pieter Heymann
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:90
  8. The ripple effects of protracted armed conflicts include: significant gender-specific barriers to accessing essential services such as health, education, water and sanitation and broader macroeconomic challeng...

    Authors: Kristen Meagher, Bothaina Attal and Preeti Patel
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:88
  9. International evidence suggests migrants experience inequitable access, outcomes and treatment quality across the cancer care continuum. There is currently limited research assessing equity across the cancer c...

    Authors: Brighid Scanlon, Mark Brough, David Wyld and Jo Durham
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:87
  10. Suboptimal health status (SHS), an intermediate state between chronic disease and health, is characterized by chronic fatigue, non-specific pain, headaches, dizziness, anxiety, depression, and functional syste...

    Authors: Yunlian Xue, Zhuomin Huang, Guihao Liu, Zicheng Zhang, Yefang Feng, Mengyao Xu, Lijie Jiang, Wenyuan Li and Jun Xu
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:86
  11. Across the globe, the consumption of energy-dense and nutrient-poor foods and beverages has escalated rates of diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs), driven by deceptive marketing tactics from the food...

    Authors: Andrés Constantin, Oscar A. Cabrera, Belén Ríos, Isabel Barbosa, Ariadna Tovar Ramírez, Margherita M. Cinà and Silvia Serrano Guzmán
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:85
  12. The initial research requirements in pandemics are predictable. But how is it possible to study a disease that is so quickly spreading and to rapidly use that research to inform control and treatment?

    Authors: Jonathon P. Fanning, Srinivas Murthy, Nchafatso G. Obonyo, J. Kenneth Baillie, Steve Webb, Heidi J. Dalton and John F. Fraser
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:84
  13. Yemen has been left in shambles and almost destroyed by its devastating civil war, and is now having to deal with the spread of coronavirus. The Yemeni people have been left to fend for themselves and faced ma...

    Authors: Mohammed Alsabri, Ayman Alhadheri, Luai M. Alsakkaf and Jennifer Cole
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:83

    The Correction to this article has been published in Globalization and Health 2021 17:100

  14. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have recently become a global public health burden and a leading cause of premature death, mainly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of the study was to explo...

    Authors: Alexander Cheza and Boikhutso Tlou
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:82
  15. Among Bangladeshi men, international labor migration has increased ten-fold since 1990 and rural to urban labor migration rates have steadily increased. Labor migration of husbands has increased household weal...

    Authors: Kristin K. Sznajder, Katherine Wander, Siobhan Mattison, Elizabeth Medina-Romero, Nurul Alam, Rubhana Raqib, Anjan Kumar, Farjana Haque, Tami Blumenfield and Mary K. Shenk
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:81
  16. In 2015, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief undertook policy shifts to increase efficiencies in its programming, including transitioning HIV/AIDS funding away from low burden areas. We examine the ...

    Authors: Mary Qiu, Ligia Paina, Daniela C. Rodríguez, Jess A. Wilhelm, Ezinne Eze-Ajoku, Alexandra Searle, Henry Zakumumpa, Freddie Ssengooba, Caroline MacKenzie and Sara Bennett
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:80
  17. Lagos state is the industrial nerve centre of Nigeria and was the epicentre of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Nigeria as it is now for the current Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak. This paper describes how ...

    Authors: Akin Abayomi, Mobolanle R. Balogun, Munir Bankole, Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Bamidele Mutiu, John Olawepo, Morakinyo Senjobi, Oluwakemi Odukoya, Lanre Aladetuyi, Chioma Ejekam, Akinsanya Folarin, Madonna Emmanuel, Funke Amodu, Adesoji Ologun, Abosede Olusanya, Moses Bakare…
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:79
  18. The Regional Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) is a mega regional trade agreement signed by fifteen countries on 15 November 2020 after 8 years of negotiation. Signatories include the ten members of the As...

    Authors: Belinda Townsend
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:78
  19. With the aim to support further understanding of scaling up and sustaining digital health, we explore digital health solutions that have or are anticipated to reach national scale in South Africa: the Perinata...

    Authors: Alison Swartz, Amnesty E. LeFevre, Shehani Perera, Mary V. Kinney and Asha S. George
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:77
  20. A number of individuals in Ethiopia are involved in illegal types of transnational migration, namely human trafficking and smuggling. The magnitude is not declining despite efforts to curb it. An in-depth unde...

    Authors: Lemma Derseh Gezie, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Yigzaw Kebede Gete and Florence Samkange-Zeeb
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:76
  21. There has been greater recognition of the importance of country ownership in global health and development. However, operationalising country ownership to ensure the scale up and sustainability of proven inter...

    Authors: Lisa Mwaikambo, Sarah Brittingham, Saori Ohkubo, Ruwaida Salem, Denis Joel Sama, Fatimata Sow, Deepti Mathur and Nneoma Nonyelum Anieto
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:75
  22. This paper has reviewed the international research on the terms “climate change” and “human migration” from 1999 to 2019. To this end, a bibliometric and a cluster analysis by fractional accounting have been c...

    Authors: Juan Milán-García, José Luis Caparrós-Martínez, Nuria Rueda-López and Jaime de Pablo Valenciano
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:74
  23. Global health partnerships (GHPs) are situated in complex political and economic relationships and involve partners with different needs and interests (e.g., government agencies, non-governmental organizations...

    Authors: Katrina M. Plamondon, Ben Brisbois, Leslie Dubent and Charles P. Larson
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:73
  24. Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are the leading global source of added sugar intake and their consumption is associated with negative health outcomes, such as diabetes, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and o...

    Authors: Marco Zenone, Diego Silva, Julia Smith and Kelley Lee
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:72
  25. Reflecting global norms, South Africa is associated with high levels of cross-border and internal population mobility, yet migration-aware health system responses are lacking. Existing literature highlights th...

    Authors: Thea de Gruchy, Jo Vearey, Calvin Opiti, Langelihle Mlotshwa, Karima Manji and Johanna Hanefeld
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:71
  26. Access to improved water and sanitation infrastructures are key determinants of health. The sub-Saharan African region in particular is lagging behind the ambitious goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Deve...

    Authors: Dominik Dietler, Andrea Farnham, Georg Loss, Günther Fink and Mirko S. Winkler
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:70
  27. The International Health Regulations (IHR) are a legally binding instrument designed to improve Global Health Security by limiting the cross boarder spread of health risks. All 196 signatories to the IHR (2005...

    Authors: Ahmed Razavi, Samuel Collins, Anne Wilson and Ebere Okereke
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:69
  28. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including mental health, have become a major concern in low- and middle-income countries. Despite increased attention to them over the past decade, progress toward addressing N...

    Authors: Kanykey Jailobaeva, Jennifer Falconer, Giulia Loffreda, Stella Arakelyan, Sophie Witter and Alastair Ager
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:68
  29. Due to COVID-19, domestic violence victims face a range of mental health challenges, possibly resulting in substantial human and economic consequences. However, there is a lack of mental health interventions t...

    Authors: Zhaohui Su, Dean McDonnell, Stephanie Roth, Quanlei Li, Sabina Šegalo, Feng Shi and Shelly Wagers
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:67
  30. Of the close to 2.6 million stillbirths that happen annually, most are from low-income countries where until recently policies rarely paid special attention to addressing them. The global campaigns that follow...

    Authors: Eric Ssegujja and Michelle Andipatin
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:66
  31. Efficient communication and coordination are needed between countries to prevent, detect and respond to international food safety events. While communication tools, networks and systems exist, current evidence...

    Authors: Carmen Joseph Savelli, Raul Fernando Garcia Acevedo, Jane Simpson and Céu Mateus
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:65
  32. To date (April 2021), medical device (MD) design approaches have failed to consider the contexts where MDs can be operationalised. Although most of the global population lives and is treated in Low- and Middle...

    Authors: Davide Piaggio, Rossana Castaldo, Marco Cinelli, Sara Cinelli, Alessia Maccaro and Leandro Pecchia
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:64
  33. Efficacious health interventions tested through controlled trials often fail to show desired impacts when implemented at scale. These challenges can be particularly pervasive in low- and middle-income settings...

    Authors: Michael J. Penkunas, Shiau Yun Chong, Emma L. M. Rhule, Evangelia Berdou and Pascale Allotey
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:63
  34. The near universal adoption of cross-border health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has prompted significant debate about their effectiveness and compliance with international law. The number of...

    Authors: Kelley Lee, Karen A. Grépin, Catherine Worsnop, Summer Marion, Julianne Piper and Mingqi Song
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:62
  35. There is an extensive body of research demonstrating that trade and globalisation can have wide-ranging implications for health. Robust governance is key to ensuring that health, social justice and sustainabil...

    Authors: May C. I. van Schalkwyk, Pepita Barlow, Gabriel Siles-Brügge, Holly Jarman, Tamara Hervey and Martin McKee
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:61
  36. Task shifting could help address limited human resources available for the delivery of quality health care services in low-resource settings. However, the role of medical devices in supporting task shifting is...

    Authors: Amir Sabet Sarvestani, Marianna Coulentianos and Kathleen H. Sienko
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:60
  37. The global milk formula market has ‘boomed’ in recent decades, raising serious concerns for breastfeeding, and child and maternal health. Despite these developments, few studies have investigated the global ex...

    Authors: Phillip Baker, Katheryn Russ, Manho Kang, Thiago M. Santos, Paulo A. R. Neves, Julie Smith, Gillian Kingston, Melissa Mialon, Mark Lawrence, Benjamin Wood, Rob Moodie, David Clark, Katherine Sievert, Monique Boatwright and David McCoy
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:58
  38. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vast differences in approaches to the control and containment of coronavirus across the world and has demonstrated the varied success of such approaches in min...

    Authors: Steve J. Bickley, Ho Fai Chan, Ahmed Skali, David Stadelmann and Benno Torgler
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:57
  39. COVID-19 is an emergent infectious disease that has spread geographically to become a global pandemic. While much research focuses on the epidemiological and virological aspects of COVID-19 transmission, there...

    Authors: Thomas Sigler, Sirat Mahmuda, Anthony Kimpton, Julia Loginova, Pia Wohland, Elin Charles-Edwards and Jonathan Corcoran
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:56
  40. The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis presents as human, social and economic challenges. The advent of Covid-19, unfortunate as it is, has highlighted the need for close medical cooperation between states....

    Authors: Dabor Resiere, Hossein Mehdaoui, Hedda Dyer, Cyrille Chabartier, André Cabié, Jocelyn Inamo, Keats Compton, Rémi Neviere, Bruno Megarbane and Hatem Kallel
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:55
  41. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is closely associated with physical and mental health problems; however, little is known about the severity of stigma caused by COVID-19 among its survivors. Thus, the aim o...

    Authors: Yuan Yuan, Yan-Jie Zhao, Qing-E Zhang, Ling Zhang, Teris Cheung, Todd Jackson, Guo-Qing Jiang and Yu-Tao Xiang
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:54
  42. Evidence exists about synergies among universal health coverage, health security and health promotion. Uniting these three global agendas has brought success to the country’s health sector. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Amare Worku Tadesse, Kassu Ketema Gurmu, Selamawit Tesfaye Kebede and Mahlet Kifle Habtemariam
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:53
  43. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Shufang Sun, Simon B. Goldberg, Danhua Lin, Shan Qiao and Don Operario
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:52

    The original article was published in Globalization and Health 2021 17:15

  44. Due to the implementation of social distancing and quarantine measures, loneliness has been a major public health concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, few studies have examined loneliness in Chinese ...

    Authors: Li Bao, Wen-Tian Li and Bao-Liang Zhong
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:51

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