Author Archives: Globalization and Health

Health systems strengthening in German development cooperation: making the case for a…

In the aftermath of the Ebola crisis and with renewed attention to resilient health systems, the process of improving approaches of global health actors to health systems strengthening is of great relevance.

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Global constitutionalism, applied to global health governance: uncovering legitimacy deficits…

Global constitutionalism is a way of looking at the world, at global rules and how they are made, as if there was a global constitution, empowering global institutions to act as a global government, setting ru…

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Food systems transformations, ultra-processed food markets and the nutrition transition in Asia

Attracted by their high economic growth rates, young and growing populations, and increasingly open markets, transnational food and beverage corporations (TFBCs) are targeting Asian markets with vigour.

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Global health partnership for student peer-to-peer psychiatry e-learning: Lessons learned

Global ‘twinning’ relationships between healthcare organizations and institutions in low and high-resource settings have created growing opportunities for e-health partnerships which capitalize upon expanding …

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China’s health assistance to Africa: opportunism or altruism?

China has made substantial health commitments to Africa in the past several decades.

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Assistive products and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have placed great emphasis on the need for much greater social inclusion, and on making deliberate efforts to reach marginalized groups.

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‘The stars seem aligned’: a qualitative study to understand the effects of context on…

Donors commonly fund innovative interventions to improve health in the hope that governments of low and middle-income countries will scale-up those that are shown to be effective.

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Characteristics of illegal and legal cigarette packs sold in Guatemala

Guatemala, as a party to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), is required to regulate cigarette packaging and labeling and eliminate illicit tobacco trade.

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The inescapable question of fairness in Pay-for-performance bonus distribution: a qualitative…

During the last decade there has been a growing concern about the lack of results in the health sectors of many low income countries.

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A bibliometric analysis of literature on malaria vector resistance: (1996 – 2015)

Emergence of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors is a real threat to future goals of elimination and control of malaria.

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Ebola, Zika and the International Health Regulations – implications for Port Health…

The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa in 2014-2015 was unprecedented in terms of its scale and consequence. 

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A pilot program of knowledge translation and implementation for newborn resuscitation using US…

Prevention of adverse perinatal outcome using the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) neonatal resuscitation algorithm can reduce perinatal mortality in low income settings.

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An assessment of the barriers to accessing the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in…

Afghanistan is one of the most fragile and conflict-affected countries in the world.

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Uptake of the human papillomavirus vaccine in Kenya: testing the health belief model through…

Many studies investigate HPV vaccine acceptability, applying health behavior theories to identify determinants; few include real uptake, the final variable of interest.

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