Background: There is global concern with geographical and socio-economic inequalities in access to and use of maternal delivery services.
Author Archives: Globalization and Health
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.
Background: Given the rapid evolution of health markets, learning is key to promoting the identification and uptake of health market policies and practices that better serve the needs of the poor.
The rapid evolution and spread of health markets across low and middle-income countries (LMICs) has contributed to a significant increase in the availability of health-related goods and services around the world.
Background: The bottom of the pyramid concept suggests that profit can be made in providing goods and services to poor people, when high volume is combined with low margins.
Three years ago, the Lancet’s frontispiece stated "Health is now the most important foreign policy issue of our time" and last year, the Director-General of WHO, Margaret Chan, in her opening address, to the Executive Board at its 132nd Session said "health diplomacy works".
Background: Mobile health (mHealth) approaches for non-communicable disease (NCD) care seems particularly applicable to sub-Saharan Africa given the penetration of mobile phones in the region.
Background: Noncommunicable diseases are a health and development challenge.
Background: Sports mega-events have expanded in size, popularity and cost.
Background: Several biological, behavioural, and structural risk factors place female sex workers (FSWs) at heightened risk of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other adverse sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes.