Author Archives: Globalization and Health

Implementation of an electronic fingerprint-linked data collection system: a feasibility and…

Background: Patient identification within and between health services is an operational challenge in many resource-limited settings.

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Profile of people with hypertension in Nairobi’s slums: a descriptive study

Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a rising health burden among the world’s poor with hypertension as the main risk factor.

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Aid conditionalities, international Good Manufacturing Practice standards and local production…

Background: Local pharmaceutical production has been endorsed by the WHO as a means of addressing health priorities of developing countries.

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Understanding the United States and Brazil’s response to obesity: institutional…

Background: In the United States (US) and Brazil, obesity has emerged as a health epidemic.

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Reducing the global burden of type 2 diabetes by improving the quality of staple foods: The…

Background: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has been reaching epidemic proportions across the globe, affecting low/middle-income and developed countries.

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

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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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