Background: Two themes consistently emerge from the broad range of academics, policymakers and opinion leaders who have proposed changes to the World Health Organization (WHO): that reform efforts are too slow, and that they do too little to strengthen WHO’s capacity to facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration.
Author Archives: Globalization and Health
Background: Against the backdrop of systemic inefficiency in the public health care system and the theoretical claims that markets result in performance and efficiency improvement, developing countries’ governments have been rapidly commercializing health care delivery.
Background: Country-of-origin of a product can negatively influence its rating, particularly if the product is from a low-income country.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are rapidly becoming priorities in developing countries.
Background: Trade and investment liberalization may facilitate the spread of sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages (SSCBs), products associated with increased risk factors for obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases (Circulation 121:1356–1364, 2010).
Background: This study investigates the health impacts of a major liberalization episode in the textile and clothing (T&C) sector.
Background: There is widespread agreement that civil war obstructs efforts to eradicate polio.
Background: Publication of scientific articles related to khat (Catha edulis) in peer-reviewed journals is considered a measure of research productivity.
Background: Prompted by the need to achieve progress in health outcomes, payment for performance (P4P) schemes are becoming popular policy options in the health systems in many low income countries.
Background: For pregnancy to result in a healthy mother and infant, women require adequate nutrition and to be able to access antenatal care, both of which require finances.
Background: High maternal mortality and morbidity persist, in large part due to inadequate access to timely and quality health care.
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Background: We review procurement and pricing transparency practices for pharmaceutical products.
Background: Every day approximately 1500 women worldwide die due to pregnancy or childbirth related complications.