Rise of chronic diseases in Africa
Leading global health research group, Global Health Epidemiology Reference Group (GHERG) reported that Africa has 92.3 million cases of people living with hypertension in 2000 - much more than the WHO African Region report has previously stated. CABI's Global Health database helped them reach this more accurate figure. Their policy is to always check the Global Health database to provide a wide range of relevant articles on global health, which may not be indexed by other databases.
Many journal publishing platforms fail to cover all the research. In contrast, Global Health provides a much fuller picture of African research. In a context in which funders are now moving to invest in the dissemination of locally conducted research within Africa (and globally), Global Health, with its better coverage of African print journals, has a significant role to play in the dissemination of African research.