Global health: The importance of evidence-based medicine

Gretchen L. Birbeck, Charles S. Wiysonge, Edward J. Mills, Julio J. Frenk, Xiao Nong Zhou, Prabhat Jha

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Global health is a varied field that comprises research, evaluation and policy that, by its definition, also occurs in disparate locations across the world. This forum article is introduced by our guest editor of the Medicine for Global Health article collection, Gretchen Birbeck. Here, experts based across different settings describe their personal experiences of global health, discussing how evidence-based medicine in resource-limited settings can be translated into improved health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number223
JournalBMC Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 16 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Global health
  • Health coverage
  • Infectious diseases
  • Policy
  • Poverty
  • Research methodology
  • Research output
  • Resource-limited settings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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