Author Archives: Globalization and Health

Involvement of LMICs in RCTs & publications in oncology

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Background: We describe trends in participation by investigators from low- and middle-income countries (LMCs) in publications describing oncology randomized control trials (RCTs) over a decade.

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Integration of community home based care programmes within national primary health care…

Background: In 2008, the WHO facilitated the primary health care (PHC) revitalisation agenda.

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Non¿Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in developing countries: a symposium report

In recent years, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have globally shown increasing impact on health status in populations with disproportionately higher rates in developing countries.

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Adapting to the health impacts of climate change in a sustainable manner

The climate is changing and this poses significant threats to human health.

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A concept in flux: questioning accountability in the context of global health cooperation

Background: Accountability in global health is a commonly invoked though less commonly questioned concept.

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The economic burden of diabetes in India: a review of the literature

Background: Diabetes and its complications are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in India, and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is on the rise.

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Evidence for cost-effectiveness of lifestyle primary preventions for cardiovascular disease in…

Background: Countries of the Asia Pacific region account for a major share of the global burden of disease due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and this burden is rising over time.

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Contract Research Organizations (CROs) in China: integrating Chinese research & development…

The significance of R&D capabilities of China has become increasingly important as an emerging force in the context of globalization of pharmaceutical research and development (R&D).

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Looking at non-communicable diseases in Uganda through a local lens: an analysis using locally…

The demographic and nutritional transitions taking place in Uganda, just as in other low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), are leading to accelerating growth of chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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Development assistance for health given to Nepal by China and India: a comparative study

Background: Development assistance for health (DAH) promotes health development in low and middle income countries.

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Illicit cigarette consumption and government revenue loss in Indonesia

Background: Illicit cigarettes comprise more than 11% of tobacco consumption and 17% of consumption in low- and middle-income countries.

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A systematic mapping of funders of maternal health intervention research 2000¿2012

Background: The priorities of research funding bodies govern the research agenda, which has important implications for the provision of evidence to inform policy.

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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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