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.
Author Archives: Globalization and Health
Background: Development assistance for health (DAH) promotes health development in low and middle income countries.
Background: Illicit cigarettes comprise more than 11% of tobacco consumption and 17% of consumption in low- and middle-income countries.
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).
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).
Background: The priorities of research funding bodies govern the research agenda, which has important implications for the provision of evidence to inform policy.
Background: The ?25×25?
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.
In 2009, health authorities from Taiwan (under the name ?Chinese Taipei?) a formally attended the 62nd World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization as observers, marking the country?s participation for the first time since 1972.
Background: The Health Millennium Development Goals (4, 5, 6) impose the same ambitious 2015 targets on every country.
In just a few weeks, the Internet could be expanded to include a new .health generic top-level domain name run by a for-profit company with virtually no public health credentials – unless the international community intervenes immediately.
Background: On the back of its recent economic development and domestic success in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Brazil is helping the Government of Mozambique to set up a pharmaceutical factory as part of its South-South cooperation programme.
Background: Trade and investment liberalization (trade liberalization) can promote or harm health.
Background: The positive impact of global health activities by volunteers from the United States in low-and middle-income countries has been recognized.