Author Archives: Globalization and Health

Corporate social responsibility to improve access to medicines: the case of Brazil

Access to medicines and the development of a strong national pharmaceutical industry are two longstanding pillars of health policy in Brazil.

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Global research trends of World Health Organization’s top eight emerging pathogens

On December 8th, 2015, World Health Organization published a priority list of eight pathogens expected to cause severe outbreaks in the near future.

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Assessing the health impact of transnational corporations: a case study on McDonald’s…

The practices of transnational corporations affect population health through production methods, shaping social determinants of health, or influencing the regulatory structures governing their activities.

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Ethical standards for mental health and psychosocial support research in emergencies: review of…

Research in emergencies is needed to understand the prevalence of mental health and psychosocial problems and strengthen the evidence base for interventions.

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Priority gaps and promising areas in maternal health research in low- and middle-income…

This commentary sums the findings of a series of papers on a study that mapped the global research agenda for maternal health.

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Challenges newly-arrived migrant women in Montreal face when needing maternity care: Health…

People who leave their country of origin, or the country of habitual residence, to establish themselves permanently in another country are usually referred to as migrants.

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Criteria to assess potential reverse innovations: opportunities for shared learning between…

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are developing novel approaches to healthcare that may be relevant to high-income countries (HICs).

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Partnerships in mental healthcare service delivery in low-resource settings: developing an…

Mental illnesses are the largest contributors to the global burden of non-communicable diseases.

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Delivering HIV services in partnership: factors affecting collaborative working in a South…

The involvement of Global Health Initiatives (GHIs) in delivering health services in low and middle income countries (LMICs) depends on effective collaborative working at scales from the local to the internati…

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The link between the West African Ebola outbreak and health systems in Guinea, Liberia and…

An Ebola outbreak started in December 2013 in Guinea and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014.

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ChemEngine: harvesting 3D chemical structures of supplementary data from PDF files

Digital access to chemical journals resulted in a vast array of molecular information that is now available in the supplementary material files in PDF format.

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Gene regulatory network inference using PLS-based methods

Background: Inferring the topology of gene regulatory networks (GRNs) from microarray gene expression data has many potential applications, such as identifying candidate drug targets and providing valuable insights into the biological processes.

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Kinematic and spatiotemporal assessment of habituation to treadmill walking in Labrador…

Background: This study investigated differences in kinematic and spatiotemporal variables in Labrador retrievers during introduction to treadmill walking, with the aim to determine the time required for them to become habituated.

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qSOFA should replace SIRS as the screening tool for sepsis

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