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Examining purchasing reforms by the National Hospital Insurance Fund in Kenya
Kenya has prioritized the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC) through the expansion of health insurance coverage by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). This paper examines the influence of NHIF reforms on purchasing practices and their implications for strategic purchasing and health system goals of equity, efficiency and quality.Read more
Featured collection: Reproductive health and the politics of abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia, and Tanzania
Unsafe abortion – responsible for some 18% of all maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa – is one of the most neglected sexual and reproductive health problems in the world today. This collection aims to shed light on the articulation between the legal, political, social, and cultural conditions that work to enhance or hinder access to safe abortion services.Read more
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Reproductive health and the politics of abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia, and Tanzania
Organized by Astrid Blystad, Karen Marie Moland, Haldis Haukanes, and Getnet Tadele
Moving towards UHC: engaging non-state providers
Edited by Zubin Cyrus Shroff and Krishna Dipankar Rao
Showcasing social science approaches to health systems and policy research
Edited by Stephanie M. Topp, Kerry Scott, Karen Daniels, and Ana Lorena Ruano
Practicing governance towards equity in health systems: LMIC perspectives and experience
Edited by Lucy Gilson and Ana Lorena Ruano
Blogs from International Journal for Equity in Health
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At a time when health inequalities across the world are widespread and often increasing, International Journal for Equity in Health provides a highly visible forum where strong evidence relevant to the search for, and attainment of, equity in health can be found. Served by a globally recognized editorial board, the journal publishes research which improves the understanding of issues that influence the health of populations and shapes evidence-based decisions by health policy-makers.
International Journal for Equity in Health focuses on disseminating influential research which examines the political, policy-related, economic, social, and health systems- and services-related influences, particularly with regard to identifying and understanding the systematic differences in distributions of one or more aspects of health in population groups defined demographically, geographically, or socially.
Efrat Shadmi, University of Haifa, Israel
Leiyu Shi, Johns Hopkins University, USA
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Annual Journal Metrics
71 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
37 days to first decision for all manuscripts
141 days from submission to acceptance
21 days from acceptance to publication
2.473 - 2-year Impact Factor
2.988 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.167 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.256 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
2,460 Altmetric mentions