Author Archives: Globalization and Health

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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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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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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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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The limits of global health diplomacy: Taiwan¿s observer status at the world health assembly

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.

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Country progress towards the millennium development goals: adjusting for socioeconomic factors…

Background: The Health Millennium Development Goals (4, 5, 6) impose the same ambitious 2015 targets on every country.

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A call for a moratorium on the .health generic top-level domain: preventing the…

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.

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On the margins of aid orthodoxy: the Brazil-Mozambique collaboration to produce essential…

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.

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Trade and investment liberalization and Asia¿s noncommunicable disease epidemic: a synthesis…

Background: Trade and investment liberalization (trade liberalization) can promote or harm health.

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Learning from developing countries in strengthening health systems: an evaluation of personal…

Background: The positive impact of global health activities by volunteers from the United States in low-and middle-income countries has been recognized.

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