Author Archives: Globalization and Health

Socio-ecological perspective of older age life expectancy: income, gender inequality, and…

Population is aging rapidly in Europe.

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Methods for medical device and equipment procurement and prioritization within low- and…

Forty to 70 % of medical devices and equipment in low- and middle-income countries are broken, unused or unfit for purpose; this impairs service delivery to patients and results in lost resources.

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Multiple disparities in adult mortality in relation to social and health care perspective:…

Disparity in adult mortality (AM) with reference to social dynamics and health care has not been sufficiently examined.

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ICTs and the challenge of health system transition in low and middle-income countries

The aim of this paper is to contribute to debates about how governments and other stakeholders can influence the application of ICTs to increase access to safe, effective and affordable treatment of common ill…

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Global research trends in West Nile virus from 1943 to 2016: a bibliometric analysis

West Nile virus (WNV) is an emerging infectious disease which is most commonly transmitted to humans through mosquito, and is considered a major public-health problem worldwide.

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Policy experimentation and innovation as a response to complexity in China’s management of…

There are increasing criticisms of dominant models for scaling up health systems in developing countries and a recognition that approaches are needed that better take into account the complexity of health inte…

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Setting performance-based financing in the health sector agenda: a case study in Cameroon

More than 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have introduced performance-based financing (PBF) in their healthcare systems.

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Policy approaches to improve availability and affordability of medicines in Mexico – an…

The World Health Organization recommends establishing and implementing a national pharmaceutical policy (NPP) to guarantee effective and equitable access to medicines.

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Beyond pilotitis: taking digital health interventions to the national level in China and Uganda

Innovation theory has focused on the adoption of new products or services by individuals and their market-driven diffusion to the population at large.

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“If donors woke up tomorrow and said we can’t fund you, what would we do?” A health system…

In October 2012 Uganda extended its prevention of mother to child HIV transmission (PMTCT) policy to Option B+, providing lifelong antiretroviral treatment for HIV positive pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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Lessons learnt from the MAGNET Malawian-German Hospital Partnership: the German perspective on…

Malawi is a low-income country with one of the highest HIV prevalence rates worldwide (Kendig et al., Trop Med Health 41:163–170, 2013).

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Improving preventive health care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary care settings

Like other colonised populations, Indigenous Australians experience poorer health outcomes than non-Indigenous Australians.

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“I cry every day and night, I have my son tied in chains”: physical restraint of people…

A primary rationale for scaling up mental health services in low and middle-income countries is to address human rights violations, including physical restraint in community settings.

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Cascading training the trainers in ophthalmology across Eastern, Central and Southern Africa

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) are collaborating to cascade a Training the Trainers (TTT) Programme across the …

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