Globalization and Health [Accessed 18 November 2017]

Globalization and Health
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[Accessed 18 November 2017]

Research
Challenges to implementing Gavi’s health system strengthening support in Chad and Cameroon: results from a mixed-methods evaluation
Since 2005, Gavi has provided health system strengthening (HSS) grants to address bottlenecks affecting immunization services. This study is the first to evaluate the Gavi HSS implementation process in either Chad or Cameroon…
Conclusions
Though Chad and Cameroon both critically needed support to strengthen their weak health systems, serious challenges drastically limited implementation of their Gavi HSS programs. Implementation of future HSS programs in these and similar settings can be improved by transparent and reliable procedures and communication from Gavi, proposals that account for countries’ programmatic capacity and the potential for delayed disbursements, implementation practices that foster learning and adaptation, and an early emphasis on developing managerial and other human resources.
Emily Dansereau, Yodé Miangotar, Ellen Squires, Honoré Mimche and Charbel El Bcheraoui
Globalization and Health 2017 13:83
Published on: 16 November 2017

Commentary
Patent landscape of neglected tropical diseases: an analysis of worldwide patent families
“Neglected Tropical Diseases” (NTDs) affect millions of people in Africa, Asia and South America. The two primary ways of strategic interventions are “preventive chemotherapy and transmission control” (PCT), a…
Folahanmi Tomiwa Akinsolu, Vitor Nobre de Paiva, Samuel Santos Souza and Orsolya Varga
Globalization and Health 2017 13:82
Published on: 14 November 2017