Volume 96, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The process of globalization is commonly espoused as a means for promoting global health. Efforts to “go global” can, however, easily go awry as a result of lack of attention to local social, economic, and political contexts and/or as a result of commercial and political imperatives that allow local populations to be exploited. Critical analysis of the processes of globalization is necessary to better understand the local particularities of global projects and confront challenges more transparently. We illustrate the potential adverse impacts of globalization in the global health setting, through examination of international tuberculosis control, global mental health, and the establishment of transnational biobank networks.


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  • Received : 07 Oct 2016
  • Accepted : 22 Dec 2016
  • Published online : 30 Jan 2017

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