Global health: the importance of evidence-based medicine

BMC Med. 2013 Oct 16:11:223. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-226.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research
  • Developing Countries
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Global Health*
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Public Health