Author Archives: Globalization and Health

On est ensemble: social capital and maternal health care use in rural Cameroon

Background: Every day approximately 1500 women worldwide die due to pregnancy or childbirth related complications.

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Burgeoning burden of non-communicable diseases in Nepal: a scoping review

In the last decades, prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has escalated in Nepal.

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Psychosocial job characteristics, wealth, and culture: differential effects on mental health in…

Background: Most research on the influence of psychosocial job characteristics on health status has been conducted within affluent Western economies.

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A study of mobile phone use among patients with noncommunicable diseases in La Paz, Bolivia:…

Background: While global momentum supporting mobile health (mHealth) research and development is increasing, it is imperative to assess the potential fit of mHealth programs in local settings.

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Teaching global health with simulations and case discussions in a medical student selective

Background: Among US medical schools, demand for Global Health (GH) programs continues to grow.

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Policy implications of medical tourism development in destination countries: revisiting and…

Background: Medical tourism is now targeted by many hospitals and governments worldwide for further growth and investment.

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Community-based interventions for improving maternal health and for reducing maternal health…

Background: This review is part of a European Commission project, MASCOT, aimed at reducing maternal and child health inequalities.

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Implementation of an electronic fingerprint-linked data collection system: a feasibility and…

Background: Patient identification within and between health services is an operational challenge in many resource-limited settings.

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Profile of people with hypertension in Nairobi’s slums: a descriptive study

Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a rising health burden among the world’s poor with hypertension as the main risk factor.

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Aid conditionalities, international Good Manufacturing Practice standards and local production…

Background: Local pharmaceutical production has been endorsed by the WHO as a means of addressing health priorities of developing countries.

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Understanding the United States and Brazil’s response to obesity: institutional…

Background: In the United States (US) and Brazil, obesity has emerged as a health epidemic.

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Reducing the global burden of type 2 diabetes by improving the quality of staple foods: The…

Background: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has been reaching epidemic proportions across the globe, affecting low/middle-income and developed countries.

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Diplomatic advantages & threats in global health program selection, design, delivery and…

Background: Global health programs, as supported by organizations such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), stand to make significant contributions to international medical outcomes.

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Tracking Global Fund HIV/AIDS resources used for sexual and reproductive health service…

Objective/BackgroundThe Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria (GF) strives for high value for money, encouraging countries to integrate synergistic services and systems strengthening to maximize investments.

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