Author Archives: Globalization and Health

Diplomatic advantages & threats in global health program selection, design, delivery and…

Background: Global health programs, as supported by organizations such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), stand to make significant contributions to international medical outcomes.

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Tracking Global Fund HIV/AIDS resources used for sexual and reproductive health service…

Objective/BackgroundThe Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria (GF) strives for high value for money, encouraging countries to integrate synergistic services and systems strengthening to maximize investments.

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Globalization and the health of Canadians: ‘Having a job is the most important…

Background: Globalization describes processes of greater integration of the world economy through increased flows goods, services, capital and people.

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Design, testing, and scale-up of medical devices for global health: negative pressure wound…

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Medicines availability for non-communicable diseases: the case for standardized monitoring

Background: In response to the global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a Global Action Plan that includes a voluntary medicines target of 80% availability and affordability of essential medicines for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease both in public and private health facilities.

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The influence of social context on the treatment outcomes of complementary and alternative…

Background: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, is popular in many countries.

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It takes threat of Ebola to see lessons from low income countries

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Corporate social responsibility in global health: an exploratory study of multinational…

Background: As pharmaceutical firms experience increasing civil society pressure to act responsibly in a changing globalized world, many are expanding and/or reforming their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies.

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Health in the sustainable development goals: ready for a paradigm shift?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) galvanized attention, resources and accountability on a small number of health concerns of low- and middle-income countries with unprecedented results.

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Improving regulatory capacity to manage risks associated with trade agreements

Modern trade negotiations have delivered a plethora of bilateral and regional preferential trade agreements (PTAs), which involve considerable risk to public health, thus placing demands on governments to strengthen administrative regulatory capacities in regard to the negotiation, implementation and on-going management of PTAs.

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Tracking development assistance for health to fragile states: 2005–2011

Background: Development assistance for health (DAH) has grown substantially, totaling more than $31.3 billion in 2013.

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Cardiovascular prevention model from Kenyan slums to migrants in the Netherlands

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.

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Why language matters: insights and challenges in applying a social determination of health…

Background: Focus on “social determinants of health” provides a welcome alternative to the bio-medical illness paradigm.

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Preparing for Ebola Virus Disease in West African countries not yet affected: perspectives from…

Background: The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic has ravaged the social fabric of three West African countries and affected people worldwide.

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