↓ Skip to main content

The 'diagonal' approach to Global Fund financing: a cure for the broader malaise of health systems?

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2008
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (70th percentile)

Citations

dimensions_citation
163 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
460 Mendeley
citeulike
2 CiteULike
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
The 'diagonal' approach to Global Fund financing: a cure for the broader malaise of health systems?
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-4-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gorik Ooms, Wim Van Damme, Brook K Baker, Paul Zeitz, Ted Schrecker

Abstract

The potentially destructive polarisation between 'vertical' financing (aiming for disease-specific results) and 'horizontal' financing (aiming for improved health systems) of health services in developing countries has found its way to the pages of Foreign Affairs and the Financial Times. The opportunity offered by 'diagonal' financing (aiming for disease-specific results through improved health systems) seems to be obscured in this polarisation. In April 2007, the board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria agreed to consider comprehensive country health programmes for financing. The new International Health Partnership Plus, launched in September 2007, will help low-income countries to develop such programmes. The combination could lead the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to a much broader financing scope.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 6 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 460 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Sierra Leone 1 <1%
Other 5 1%
Unknown 435 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 116 25%
Student > Bachelor 74 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 64 14%
Researcher 57 12%
Other 26 6%
Other 82 18%
Unknown 41 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 160 35%
Social Sciences 123 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 32 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 4%
Arts and Humanities 14 3%
Other 55 12%
Unknown 59 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 April 2022.
All research outputs
#2,231,996
of 21,750,593 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#382
of 1,069 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,501
of 252,150 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#13
of 41 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,750,593 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 89th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,069 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.2. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 64% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 252,150 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 41 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 70% of its contemporaries.