Brazil created Health Councils to bring together civil society groups, heath professionals, and government officials in the discussion of health policies and health system resource allocation.
Author Archives: Globalization and Health
At the points where an infectious disease and risk factors for poor health intersect, while health problems may be compounded, there is also an opportunity to provide health services.
Inequities in health have garnered international attention and are now addressed in Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3), which seeks to ‘promote well-being for all’.
Shortages of health workers in low-income countries are exacerbated by the international migration of health workers to more affluent countries.
Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988 the global incidence of poliomyelitis has fallen by nearly 99 %.
Communities and nations seeking to foster social responsibility in their youth are interested in understanding factors that predict and promote youth involvement in public activities.
Medical tourism has attracted considerable interest within the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
Improving the oral health of refugees and asylum seekers is a global priority, yet little is known about the overall burden of oral diseases and their causes for this population.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) antiretroviral therapy (ART) guidelines have generally been adopted rapidly and with high fidelity by countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The scarcity of mental health professionals places specialist psychiatric care out of the reach of most people in low and middle income countries.
Some university curricula struggle to present evidence-based promotion of global health principles and global health diplomacy within an undergraduate setting.
Deforestation due to tobacco farming began to raise concerns in the mid 1970s.
In recent years, the world has witnessed the tragic outcomes of multiple global health crises.
Near the end of 2013, an outbreak of Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) began in Guinea, subsequently spreading to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone.