Author Archives: Globalization and Health

Towards a comprehensive global approach to prevention and control of NCDs

Background: The ?25×25?

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Accreditation as a path to achieving universal quality health coverage

As many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) pursue health care reforms in order to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), development of national accreditation systems has become an increasingly common quality-enhancing strategy endorsed by payers, including Ministries of Health.

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Country progress towards the millennium development goals: adjusting for socioeconomic factors…

Background: The Health Millennium Development Goals (4, 5, 6) impose the same ambitious 2015 targets on every country.

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The limits of global health diplomacy: Taiwan¿s observer status at the world health assembly

In 2009, health authorities from Taiwan (under the name ?Chinese Taipei?) a formally attended the 62nd World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization as observers, marking the country?s participation for the first time since 1972.

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A call for a moratorium on the .health generic top-level domain: preventing the…

In just a few weeks, the Internet could be expanded to include a new .health generic top-level domain name run by a for-profit company with virtually no public health credentials – unless the international community intervenes immediately.

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On the margins of aid orthodoxy: the Brazil-Mozambique collaboration to produce essential…

Background: On the back of its recent economic development and domestic success in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Brazil is helping the Government of Mozambique to set up a pharmaceutical factory as part of its South-South cooperation programme.

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Trade and investment liberalization and Asia¿s noncommunicable disease epidemic: a synthesis…

Background: Trade and investment liberalization (trade liberalization) can promote or harm health.

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Learning from developing countries in strengthening health systems: an evaluation of personal…

Background: The positive impact of global health activities by volunteers from the United States in low-and middle-income countries has been recognized.

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Hospital accreditation: lessons from low- and middle-income countries

The growth of accreditation programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) provides important examples of innovations in leadership, governance and mission which could be adopted in developed countries.

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Globalization of leptospirosis through travel and migration

Leptospirosis remains the most widespread zoonotic disease in the world, commonly found in tropical or temperate climates.

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Local level inequalities in the use of hospital-based maternal delivery in rural South Africa

Background: There is global concern with geographical and socio-economic inequalities in access to and use of maternal delivery services.

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Cost, outcomes, treatment pathways and challenges for diabetes care in Italy

Background: In Italy both incidence and prevalence of diabetes are increasing and age at diagnosis is decreasing in type 2 diabetes.

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The association between nutrition transition score and measures of obesity: results from a…

Background: Studies suggest that US Latinos have a higher prevalence of obesity than White Americans.

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The politics of agenda setting at the global level: key informant interviews regarding the…

Background: Global labour markets continue to undergo significant transformations resulting from socio-political instability combined with rises in structural inequality, employment insecurity, and poor working conditions.

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