Global health

Progress in tobacco control in Singapore: lessons and challenges in the implementation of the framework convention on tobacco control

Singapore has implemented tobacco control policies since the 1970s, more than three decades before it became party to the World Health Organization (WHO)...

The state of tobacco control in ASEAN: framing the implementation of the FCTC from a health systems perspective

Using a tobacco control framework that combines demand-reduction and selected supply-reduction measures according to a health system’s building blocks,...

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—universal health coverage to strengthen health security

The Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets aim to ensure that individuals achieve universal health coverage and that the capacity of countries, to...

Sustainable development in four East Asian countries' agricultural sectors post-World War II: measuring nutrient balance and estimating the environmental Kuznets Curve

The purpose of this study is to measure agricultural waste and estimate the environmental Kuznets curve in four East Asian countries using time series...

Location or Hukou: what most limits fertility of urban women in China?

China’s fertility rate is below replacement level. The government is attempting to increase this rate by relaxing the one-child policy. China faces a...

Child protection and maltreatment in the Philippines: a systematic review of the literature

To gain a better understanding of the dimensions, characteristics and phenomenon of child maltreatment and its policy responses in the Philippines, this...

Towards a lifelong active society: coping with Japan's changing population

In order to cope with Japan’s globally unprecedented ageing population, it is extremely important to promote the employment of older people. By taking...

New prospects in regional health governance: migrant workers' health in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has potential in creating regional health governance frameworks. Yet in light of the ASEAN Economic...

Explaining the role of parental education in the regional variations in infant mortality in India

Using data from the National Family Health Survey (2005–06), this study examines the effect of parental education and the related factors (mother’s...

The rising tide of mental disorders in the Pacific region: forecasts of disease burden and service requirements from 2010 to 2050

Despite progress, poor performance of Pacific Island health systems continues to be highlighted by treatment gaps. Projecting burden of disease and the...

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