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'Chronicity' and chronic health conditions: implications for health and health care

Prof S Yasin (Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia), Prof P Allotey (Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia), Prof D D Reidpath (Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia), Dr C Chan (Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia), Dr E Pitchforth (LSE), Dr A de-Graft Aikins (LSE & University of Ghana)

  1. Content type: Research

    This paper examines the challenges and opportunities in establishing and sustaining north–south research partnerships in Africa through a case study of the UK-Africa Academic Partnership on Chronic Disease. Es...

    Authors: Ama de-Graft Aikins, Daniel K Arhinful, Emma Pitchforth, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Pascale Allotey and Charles Agyemang

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2012 8:29

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  2. Content type: Debate

    Low and middle income countries are ageing at a much faster rate than richer countries, especially in Asia. This is happening at a time of globalisation, migration, urbanisation, and smaller families. Older pe...

    Authors: Wendy R Holmes and Jennifer Joseph

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:43

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    HIV was first described as a "long-wave event" in 1990, well before the advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART). The pandemic was then seen as involving three curves: an HIV curve, an AIDS curve and a curve rep...

    Authors: Stephanie A Nixon, Jill Hanass-Hancock, Alan Whiteside and Tony Barnett

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:41

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  4. Content type: Debate

    The growing caseload caused by patients with chronic life-long conditions leads to increased needs for health care providers and rising costs of health services, resulting in a heavy burden on health systems, ...

    Authors: Josefien van Olmen, Grace Marie Ku, Raoul Bermejo, Guy Kegels, Katharina Hermann and Wim Van Damme

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:38

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  5. Content type: Research

    Globally, chronic diseases are responsible for an enormous burden of deaths, disability, and economic loss, yet little is known about the optimal health sector response to chronic diseases in poor, post-confli...

    Authors: Patrick T Lee, Gina R Kruse, Brian T Chan, Moses BF Massaquoi, Rajesh R Panjabi, Bernice T Dahn and Walter T Gwenigale

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:37

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  6. Content type: Debate

    HIV/AIDS has always been one of the most thoroughly global of diseases. In the era of widely available anti-retroviral therapy (ART), it is also commonly recognised as a chronic disease that can be successfull...

    Authors: Christopher J Colvin

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:31

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  7. Content type: Research

    There is an emerging evidence base that global trade is linked with the rise of chronic disease in many low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This linkage is associated, in part, with the global diffusion o...

    Authors: Ronald Labonté, Katia S Mohindra and Raphael Lencucha

    Citation: Globalization and Health 2011 7:21

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