Author Archives: GlobalizationAndHealth

Challenges faced by multi-displinary new investigators on addressing grand challenges in global…

Background: The grand challenges approach aims to spark innovative and transformative strategies to overcome barriers to significant global health issues.

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Open access: academic publishing and its implications for knowledge equity in Kenya

Traditional, subscription-based scientific publishing has its limitations: often, articles are inaccessible to the majority of researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where journal subscriptions or one-time access fees are cost-prohibitive.

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Italy’s contribution to global health: the need for a paradigm shift

This paper reviews Italian Development Assistance for Health and overall contribution to Global Health from 2001 to 2012.

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Back to the future: what would the post-2015 global development goals look like if we…

Background: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were ‘top-down’ goals formulated by policy elites drawing from targets within United Nations (UN) summits and conferences in the 1990s.

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Noncommunicable diseases among urban refugees and asylum-seekers in developing countries: a…

With the increasing trend in refugee urbanisation, growing numbers of refugees are diagnosed with chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

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How can health remain central post-2015 in a sustainable development paradigm?

In two years, the uncompleted tasks of the Millennium Development Goals will be merged with the agenda articulated in the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

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"In the driver’s seat": the health sector strategic master plan as an instrument for…

In 2005, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Mongolia initiated the process of developing its Health Sector Strategic Master Plan (HSSMP), using a wide-ranging consultative process, driven by the MoH, and requiring participation from all levels of health facilities, other ministries, donor agencies and NGOs.

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Effects of hazardous and harmful alcohol use on HIV incidence and sexual behaviour: a cohort…

AimsTo investigate putative links between alcohol use, and unsafe sex and incident HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Economic impacts of health shocks on households in low and middle income countries: a review of…

Poor health is a source of impoverishment among households in low -and middle- income countries (LMICs) and a subject of voluminous literature in recent years.

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Canadian physicians’ responses to cross border health care

Background: The idea for this survey emanated from desk research and two meetings for researchers that discussed medical tourism and out-of-country health care, which were convened by some of the authors of this article (VR, CP and RL).

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Mutual learning and reverse innovation -where next?

There is a clear and evident need for mutual learning in global health systems.

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mHealth and global mental health: still waiting for the mH2 wedding?

Background: Two phenomena have become increasingly visible over the past decade: the significant global burden of disease arising from mental illness and the rapid acceleration of mobile phone usage in poorer countries.

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The political economy of farmers’ suicides in India: indebted cash-crop farmers with marginal…

Background: A recent Lancet article reported the first reliable estimates of suicide rates in India.

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Implementing Global Fund programs: a survey of opinions and experiences of the Principal…

Background: Principal Recipients (PRs) receive money from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) to manage and implement programs.

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