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Featured collection: Practicing governance towards equity in health systems: LMIC perspectives and experience

New Content ItemThe unifying theme of this new series is a concern for understanding the everyday practice of governance in LMIC health systems. The papers address governance through diverse health policy and system issues, consider actors located at multiple levels of the system and draw on multidisciplinary perspectives. The overall purpose of this series is to provide an empirical and embedded research perspective on governance and equity in health systems.

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Practicing governance towards equity in health systems: LMIC perspectives and experience
Edited by Prof Lucy Gilson and Dr Ana Lorena Ruano

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International Journal for Equity in Health 15th Anniversary
Edited by Dr Ana Lorena Ruano, Dr Efrat Shadmi and Dr Leiyu Shi

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A panorama of health inequities in Brazil
Edited by Dr James Macinko and Dr Célia Szwarcwald

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Aims and scope

International Journal for Equity in Health presents evidence relevant to the search for, and attainment of, equity in health across and within countries. The journal publishes research which improves the understanding of issues that influence the health of populations. This includes the discussion of political, policy-related, economic, social and health services-related influences, particularly with regard to systematic differences in distributions of one or more aspects of health in population groups defined demographically, geographically, or socially.

World Health Day 2018

World Health Day 2018"Health for All" has been the WHO's guiding vision for more than seven decades. On this 70th anniversary year, beginning on April 7th - World Health Day - the WHO will maintain a high-profile focus on Universal Health Coverage via a series of events with global and local conversations about the many ways to achieve #HealthForAll. In support of World Health Day 2018, we've pulled together a collection of high-impact, influential articles and content from across BMC, relevant to this year's UHC theme.

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Prof Efrat Shadmi, University of Haifa, Israel
Prof Leiyu Shi, Johns Hopkins University, USA

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Dr Ana Lorena Ruano, Bergen University, Norway

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