Author Archives: Globalization and Health

It takes threat of Ebola to see lessons from low income 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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Improving regulatory capacity to manage risks associated with trade agreements

Modern trade negotiations have delivered a plethora of bilateral and regional preferential trade agreements (PTAs), which involve considerable risk to public health, thus placing demands on governments to strengthen administrative regulatory capacities in regard to the negotiation, implementation and on-going management of PTAs.

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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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Tracking development assistance for health to fragile states: 2005–2011

Background: Development assistance for health (DAH) has grown substantially, totaling more than $31.3 billion in 2013.

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Cardiovascular prevention model from Kenyan slums to migrants in the Netherlands

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.

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Why language matters: insights and challenges in applying a social determination of health…

Background: Focus on “social determinants of health” provides a welcome alternative to the bio-medical illness paradigm.

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Preparing for Ebola Virus Disease in West African countries not yet affected: perspectives from…

Background: The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic has ravaged the social fabric of three West African countries and affected people worldwide.

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Why is patient safety so hard in low-income countries? A qualitative study of healthcare…

Background: The views of practitioners at the sharp end of health care provision are now recognised as a valuable source of intelligence that can inform efforts to improve patient safety in high-income countries.

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An analysis of the potential for achieving the fourth millennium development goal in SSA with…

Background: The importance of good health is reflected in the fact that more than half of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are aimed at improving health status.

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The ecosystem approach to health is a promising strategy in international development: lessons…

Background: An ecological perspective was prominently present in the health promotion movement in the 1980s, but this seems to have faded.

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China¿s role as a global health donor in Africa: what can we learn from studying under…

Background: There is a growing recognition of China?s role as a global health donor, in particular in Africa, but there have been few systematic studies of the level, destination, trends, or composition of these development finance flows or a comparison of China?s engagement as a donor with that of more traditional global health donors.

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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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