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  1. Families living in poor socio-economic circumstances, already confronted with social and health inequalities, are often not reached by family-based addiction prevention services. Besides quantitative models an...

    Authors: Andreas Pfister, Nikola Koschmieder and Sabrina Wyss

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:194

    Content type: Research

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  2. Social class is frequently used as a means of ranking the population to expose inequalities in health, but less often as a means of understanding the social processes of causation. We explored how effectively ...

    Authors: Welcome Wami, Gerry McCartney, Mel Bartley, Duncan Buchanan, Ruth Dundas, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Rich Mitchell and David Walsh

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:193

    Content type: Research

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  3. Governments are incentivized to develop and implement health action programs focused on equity to ensure progress with effective strategies or interventions.

    Authors: Nathaly Garzón-Orjuela, Daniel Felipe Samacá-Samacá, Silvia Catalina Luque Angulo, Carmen Verônica Mendes Abdala, Ludovic Reveiz and Javier Eslava-Schmalbach

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:192

    Content type: Systematic review

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  4. Mental health conditions have been shown to disproportionately affect those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Somali communities globally have relatively high levels of mental illness, ...

    Authors: Catherine Linney, Siyan Ye, Sabi Redwood, Abdi Mohamed, Abdullahi Farah, Lucy Biddle and Esther Crawley

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:190

    Content type: Research

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  5. There has been mounting evidence of the disproportionate involvement of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the UK, this racial disparity was brought to the fore by...

    Authors: Akaninyene Otu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:189

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. Forced migrants can be exposed to various stressors that can impact their health and wellbeing. How the different stages in the migration process impacts health is however poorly explored. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Jasmin Haj-Younes, Elisabeth Marie Strømme, Jannicke Igland, Bernadette Kumar, Eirik Abildsnes, Wegdan Hasha and Esperanza Diaz

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:188

    Content type: Research

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  7. Participatory governance is about state and society jointly responsible for political decisions and services. The origins and trajectory of participatory governance initiatives are determined by the socio-poli...

    Authors: Qamar Mahmood and Carles Muntaner

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:173

    Content type: Review

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  8. Costa Rica, similar to many other Latin American countries is undergoing population aging at a fast pace. As a result of the epidemiological transition, the prevalence of diabetes has increased. This condition...

    Authors: Carolina Santamaría-Ulloa and Melina Montero-López

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:172

    Content type: Research

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  9. Since the early 1990s, Colombia has made great strides in extending healthcare coverage to its population. In order to measure the impact of these efforts, it is important to assess whether the introduction of...

    Authors: Jorge Garcia-Ramirez, Zlatko Nikoloski and Elias Mossialos

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:168

    Content type: Research

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  10. People living a trans-life require access to equitable healthcare services, policies and research that address their needs. However, trans people have experienced different forms of violence, discrimination, s...

    Authors: Mariana Calderón-Jaramillo, Ángel Mendoza, Natalia Acevedo, Luz Janeth Forero-Martínez, Sandra Marcela Sánchez and Juan Carlos Rivillas-García

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:148

    Content type: Research

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  11. Social and community participation is a fundamental component of the development of renewed primary healthcare (PHC). With the recognition of health as a right, such participation is a significant part of the ...

    Authors: Laura Catalina Blandón-Lotero and Marta Cecilia Jaramillo-Mejía

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:129

    Content type: Research

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  12. In 2007 Uruguay began a reform in the health sector towards the construction of a National Integrated Health System (SNIS), based on public insurance with private and public provision. The main objective of th...

    Authors: Cecilia González and Patricia Triunfo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:127

    Content type: Research

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  13. In Australia, models of care have been developed to train antenatal care providers to promote oral health among pregnant women. However, these models are underpinned by Western values of maternity care that do...

    Authors: Ariana C. Kong, Mariana S. Sousa, Lucie Ramjan, Michelle Dickson, Joanne Goulding, Kylie Gwynne, Folau Talbot, Nathan Jones, Ravi Srinivas and Ajesh George

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:187

    Content type: Research

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  14. Globally, and in India, research has highlighted the importance of community engagement in achieving national vaccination goals and in promoting health equity. However, community engagement is not well-defined...

    Authors: Tapati Dutta, Beth E. Meyerson, Jon Agley, Priscilla A. Barnes, Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin and Jill Nicholson-Crotty

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:185

    Content type: Research

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  15. In healthcare, we find an industry that typifies the unique blend of racism, classism, and other forms of structural discrimination that comprise the U.S. caste system—the artificially-constructed and legally-...

    Authors: Karthik Sivashanker, Cheri Couillard, Jennifer Goldsmith, Normella Walker and Sunil Eappen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:184

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. Changes in the values, attitudes, and interactions of both service users and health care providers are central to social accountability processes in reproductive health. However, there is little consensus on h...

    Authors: Victoria Boydell, Petrus S. Steyn, Joanna Paula Cordero, Ndema Habib, My Huong Nguyen, Dela Nai and Donat Shamba

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:183

    Content type: Research

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  17. COVID-19 which started in Wuhan, China and swiftly expanded geographically worldwide, including to Low to Middle Income Countries (LMICs). This in turn raised numerous ethical concerns in preparedness, knowled...

    Authors: Faouzia Tanveer, Ali Talha Khalil, Muhammad Ali and Zabta Khan Shinwari

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:182

    Content type: Review

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  18. Gender as a social construct contributes to determine who migrates and which migration-related risks and opportunities emerge in all phases of the migration trajectory. Simultaneously, migration influences the...

    Authors: Lisa Wandschneider, Stephanie Batram-Zantvoort, Oliver Razum and Céline Miani

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:181

    Content type: Systematic review

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  19. This narrative review was conducted to synthesize and summarize available up-to-date evidence on current health status, including both non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases, of migrants and refugee...

    Authors: Nataliia Bakunina, Artyom Gil, Vitaly Polushkin, Boris Sergeev, Margarita Flores, Igor Toskin, Viktoriya Madyanova and Ruslan Khalfin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:180

    Content type: Review

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  20. Responsiveness has become an important health system performance indicator in evaluating the ability of health care systems to meet patients’ expectations. However, its measurement in sub-Saharan Africa remain...

    Authors: Paul Joseph Amani, Malale Tungu, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Angwara Denis Kiwara, Gasto Frumence and Miguel San Sebastián

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:179

    Content type: Research

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  21. Over the last 12 years, Ecuador has implemented comprehensive health sector reform to ensure equitable access to health care services according to need. While there have been important achievements in terms of...

    Authors: Edy Quizhpe, Miguel San Sebastian, Enrique Teran and Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:178

    Content type: Research

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  22. Among older people, the extent to which psychosocial factors explain socioeconomic inequalities in mortality is debated. We aimed to investigate the potential mediating effect of psychosocial factors on socioe...

    Authors: Saman Khalatbari-Soltani, Fiona Stanaway, Erin Cvejic, Fiona M. Blyth, Vasi Naganathan, David J. Handelsman, David G. Le Couteur, Markus J. Seibel, Louise M. Waite and Robert G. Cumming

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:177

    Content type: Research

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  23. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ayushi Jain and Satish B. Agnihotri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:176

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:138

  24. The influence of sex and gender on the risk of dementia, its clinical presentation and progression is increasingly being recognized. However, current dementia strategies have not explicitly considered sex and ...

    Authors: Nadia Sourial, Geneviève Arsenault-Lapierre, Eva Margo-Dermer, Mary Henein and Isabelle Vedel

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:175

    Content type: Research

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  25. Achieving equity of access to primary healthcare requires organizations to implement innovations tailored to the specific needs and abilities of vulnerable populations. However, designing pro-vulnerable innova...

    Authors: Mélanie Ann Smithman, Sarah Descôteaux, Émilie Dionne, Lauralie Richard, Mylaine Breton, Vladimir Khanassov and Jeannie L. Haggerty

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:174

    Content type: Research

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  26. This study emerges as a response to the lack of youth perspectives when it comes to discussions about access to and experiences of health and social services in rural areas. It subsequently contributes to the ...

    Authors: Frida Jonsson, Isabel Goicolea, Monica Christianson, Dean B. Carson and Maria Wiklund

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:171

    Content type: Research

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  27. With the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) enduring in the United States, effectively and equitably implementing testing, tracing, and self-isolation as key prevention and detection strategies rema...

    Authors: Tyler A. Jacobson, Lauren E. Smith, Lisa R. Hirschhorn and Mark D. Huffman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:170

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. An unmet mental health need exists when someone has a mental health problem but doesn’t receive formal care, or when the care received is insufficient or inadequate. Epidemiological research has identified bot...

    Authors: Eva Rens, Geert Dom, Roy Remmen, Joris Michielsen and Kris Van den Broeck

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:169

    Content type: Research

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  29. Primary healthcare services must respond to the healthcare-seeking needs of persons with a wide range of personal and social characteristics. In this study, examined whether socially vulnerable persons exhibit...

    Authors: Jeannie Haggerty, Jean-Frederic Levesque, Mark Harris, Catherine Scott, Simone Dahrouge, Virginia Lewis, Emilie Dionne, Nigel Stocks and Grant Russell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:167

    Content type: Research

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  30. Health sector priority setting in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) entails balancing between a high demand and low supply of scarce resources. Human Resources for Health (HRH) consume the largest alloca...

    Authors: Joshua Munywoki, Nancy Kagwanja, Jane Chuma, Jacinta Nzinga, Edwine Barasa and Benjamin Tsofa

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:165

    Content type: Research

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  31. Spatial accessibility to healthcare facilities has drawn much attention in health geography. In China, central and local governments have aimed to develop a well-organized hierarchical system of healthcare fac...

    Authors: Zhuolin Tao, Yang Cheng and Jixiang Liu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:164

    Content type: Research

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  32. Thailand, an upper-middle income country, has demonstrated exemplary outcomes of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The country achieved full population coverage and a high level of financial risk protection sin...

    Authors: Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Kanjana Tisayaticom, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Vuthiphan Vongmongkol, Shaheda Viriyathorn and Supon Limwattananon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:163

    Content type: Research

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  33. Health system policies and programs that reduce health inequities and improve health outcomes are essential to address unjust social gradients in health. Prioritization of health equity is fundamental to addre...

    Authors: Thea van Roode, Bernadette M. Pauly, Lenora Marcellus, Heather Wilson Strosher, Sana Shahram, Phuc Dang, Alex Kent and Marjorie MacDonald

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:162

    Content type: Research

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  34. In light of the health poverty alleviation policy, we explore whether the New Rural Cooperative Medical System (NRCMS) has effectively reduced the economic burden of medical expenses on rural middle-aged and e...

    Authors: Nianshi Wang, Jing Xu, Meiyan Ma, Linghan Shan, Mingli Jiao, Qi Xia, Wanxin Tian, Xiyu Zhang, Limin Liu, Yanhua Hao, Lijun Gao, Qunhong Wu and Ye Li

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:161

    Content type: Research

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  35. Cervical cancer screening has been effective in reducing incidence and mortality of cervical cancer, leading European countries to implement screening programs. However, migrant women show lower screening part...

    Authors: Patrícia Marques, Mariana Nunes, Maria da Luz Antunes, Bruno Heleno and Sónia Dias

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:160

    Content type: Review

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  36. Knowledge remains scarce about inequities in health care utilization between groups defined, not only by single, but by multiple and intersecting social categories. This study aims to estimate intersectional h...

    Authors: Fortune N. Nyamande, Paola A. Mosquera, Miguel San Sebastián and Per E. Gustafsson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:159

    Content type: Research

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  37. A systematic understanding of socio-economic inequalities in end-of-life (EOL) suffering among advanced cancer patients is required to inform efforts to reduce these inequalities as part of Universal Health Co...

    Authors: Chetna Malhotra, Anirudh Krishnan, Jing Rong Yong, Irene Teo, Semra Ozdemir, Xiao Hong Ning, Thushari Hapuarachchi, Gayatri Palat, Sushma Bhatnagar, Anjum Khan Joad, Pham Nguyen Tuong, Wynn Mon Ssu and Eric Finkelstein

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:158

    Content type: Research

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  38. The aim of this manuscript is to highlight challenges in the implementation of maternal tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir) for prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of hepatitis B virus (HB...

    Authors: M. Bierhoff, M. J. Rijken, W. Yotyingaphiram, M. Pimanpanarak, M. van Vugt, C. Angkurawaranon, F. Nosten, S. Ehrhardt, C. L. Thio and R. McGready

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:156

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. The Arab ethnic minority makes up 21% of Israel’s population, yet comprised just 8.8% of confirmed cases and 3.6% of deaths from COVID-19, despite their higher risk profile and greater burden of underlying ill...

    Authors: Mor Saban, Vicki Myers and Rachel Wilf-Miron

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:154

    Content type: Research

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  40. The first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit Israel in late February 2020. The present study examines patterns of the first wave of Covid-19 morbidity in Israel at the macro level, during the period of late Feb...

    Authors: Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Judith Chassida

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:153

    Content type: Research

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  41. Single aggregate figures for adolescent pregnancy may fail to demonstrate particular population groups where rates are very high, or where progress has been slow. In addition, most indicators fail to separate ...

    Authors: Sarah Neal, Andrew Amos Channon, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Nyovani Madise

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:151

    Content type: Research

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  42. Street-connected children and youth (SCY) in Kenya disproportionately experience preventable morbidities and premature mortality. We theorize these health inequities are socially produced and result from syste...

    Authors: L. Embleton, P. Shah, A. Gayapersad, R. Kiptui, D. Ayuku and P. Braitstein

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:147

    Content type: Research

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  43. Persons living with HIV (PLWH) are living longer, although racial/ethnic and socioeconomic status (SES) disparities persist. Yet, little is known about the experience of living with and managing HIV over decad...

    Authors: Robert Freeman, Marya Gwadz, Leo Wilton, Linda M. Collins, Caroline Dorsen, Robert L. Hawkins, Elizabeth Silverman, Belkis Y. Martinez, Noelle R. Leonard, Amanda Applegate and Sabrina Cluesman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:146

    Content type: Research

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  44. Inequality of opportunity in health and nutrition is a major public health issue in the developing regions. This study analyzed the patterns and extent of inequality of opportunity in health and nutrition amon...

    Authors: Yacobou Sanoussi, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:143

    Content type: Research

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