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.
Author Archives: Globalization and Health
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.
Background: Globalization describes processes of greater integration of the world economy through increased flows goods, services, capital and people.
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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.
Background: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, is popular in many countries.
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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.
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.
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.
Background: Development assistance for health (DAH) has grown substantially, totaling more than $31.3 billion in 2013.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.
Background: Focus on “social determinants of health” provides a welcome alternative to the bio-medical illness paradigm.
Background: The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic has ravaged the social fabric of three West African countries and affected people worldwide.