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.
Author Archives: Globalization and Health
Background: The Health Millennium Development Goals (4, 5, 6) impose the same ambitious 2015 targets on every country.
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.
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.
The growth of accreditation programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) provides important examples of innovations in leadership, governance and mission which could be adopted in developed countries.
Leptospirosis remains the most widespread zoonotic disease in the world, commonly found in tropical or temperate climates.
Background: There is global concern with geographical and socio-economic inequalities in access to and use of maternal delivery services.
Background: In Italy both incidence and prevalence of diabetes are increasing and age at diagnosis is decreasing in type 2 diabetes.
Background: Studies suggest that US Latinos have a higher prevalence of obesity than White Americans.
Background: Global labour markets continue to undergo significant transformations resulting from socio-political instability combined with rises in structural inequality, employment insecurity, and poor working conditions.
Background: The role for the private sector in health remains subject to much debate, especially within the context of achieving universal health coverage.This roundtable discussion offers diverse perspectives from a range of stakeholders – a health funder, a representative from an implementing organization, a national-level policy-maker, and an expert working in a large multi-national company – on what the future may hold for the private sector in health.DiscussionThe first perspective comes from a health funder, who argues that the discussion about the future role of the private sector has been bogged down in language.