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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.


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

Founding Editor
Prof Barbara Starfield, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Managing Editor
Dr Ana Lorena Ruano, Bergen University, Norway

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Our 2016 Reviewers of the year

New Content ItemFitriana Murriya, MD, is an academic general practitioner working in Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. She is currently doing her PhD study at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is interested in research around topics of health system, general primary care and women’s health.

New Content ItemHailun Liang, DrPH, is a research associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Capital Medical University, a master’s degree in health policy and management from Renmin University of China, and a doctoral degree in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses are patient-centered care, health equity and chronic disease management.

New Content ItemChristian Brettschneider, PhD, holds a diploma in Health Economics from the University of Cologne, Germany, and a doctoral degree in Human Biology from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Currently, he works as Head of a Young Scientists Group at the Department of Health Economics and Health Services Research at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Furthermore, he is Core Member of the Hamburg Center of Health Economics. His research focus is on cost-effectiveness analyses in mental health and geriatrics, and on the economic and societal consequences of dementia and informal care.

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