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  1. In 2021, Scotland became the first UK country to launch a Women’s Health Plan. This policy signals increasing commitment to broader ambitions surrounding gender equality in health. Research shows a connection ...

    Authors: Laura Tinner and Ana Alonso Curbelo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:45
  2. As patient-reported outcomes (PROs) gain prominence in hip and knee arthroplasty (HA and KA), studies indicate PRO variations between genders. Research on the specific health domains particularly impacted is l...

    Authors: Viktoria Steinbeck, Anja Yvonne Bischof, Lukas Schöner, Benedikt Langenberger, David Kuklinski, Alexander Geissler, Christoph Pross and Reinhard Busse
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:44
  3. Rural‒urban disparity in catastrophic healthcare expenditure (CHE) is a well-documented challenge in low- and middle-income countries, including Bangladesh, limiting financial protection and hindering the achi...

    Authors: Taslima Rahman, Dominic Gasbarro, Khorshed Alam and Khurshid Alam
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:43
  4. For more than a century, Māori have experienced poorer health than non-Māori. In 2019 an independent Tribunal found the Government had breached Te Tiriti o Waitangi by “failing to design and administer the cur...

    Authors: Nicolette Sheridan, Rawiri McKree Jansen, Matire Harwood, Tom Love and Timothy Kenealy
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:42
  5. For the fields of implementation science and health equity, understanding and being responsive to local contexts is of utmost importance to better inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of heal...

    Authors: Monica Pérez Jolles, Meredith P. Fort and Russell E. Glasgow
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:41
  6. Patient satisfaction is an important outcome domain of patient-centered care. Medical humanization follows the patient-centered principle and provides a more holistic view to treat patients. The COVID-19 pande...

    Authors: Xiaoou Bu, Yao Wang, Yawen Du, Chuanglu Mu, Wenjun Zhang and Pei Wang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:40
  7. A high burden of physical, mental, and occupational health problems among migrant workers has been well-documented, but data on undocumented migrant workers are limited and their well-being has rarely been com...

    Authors: Sun Yeop Lee, Woong-Han Kim and Jongho Heo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:38
  8. Besides macrolevel characteristics of a health care system, mesolevel access characteristics can exert influence on socioeconomic inequalities in healthcare use. These reflect access to healthcare, which is sh...

    Authors: Philip Bammert, Wiebke Schüttig, Anna Novelli, Iryna Iashchenko, Jacob Spallek, Miriam Blume, Katharina Diehl, Irene Moor, Nico Dragano and Leonie Sundmacher
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:37
  9. The prevalence of teenage pregnancy in Colombia is higher than the worldwide average. The identification of socio-geographical disparities might help to prioritize public health interventions.

    Authors: Hedda Mattsson, Johanna Gustafsson, Sergio Prada, Laura Jaramillo-Otoya, George Leckie, Juan Merlo and Merida Rodriguez-Lopez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:36
  10. Maternal and child malnutrition represents a public health problem in Mexico Primary care (PC) is responsible for introducing women and children under five to the health system, detecting diseases on time, and...

    Authors: Omar Acosta Ruiz, Monica Ancira-Moreno, Isabel Omaña-Guzmán, Sonia Hernández Cordero, Arturo Cuauhtémoc Bautista Morales, Cecilia Pérez Navarro, Soraya Burrola Méndez, Eric Monterrubio Flores, Alejandra Trejo, Martha Kaufer-Horwitz, Ariana Cajero, Belén Sánchez, Constanza Bernat, Elder Salgado-Amador, Elizabeth Hoyos-Loya, Mónica Mazariegos…
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:35
  11. Sepsis is a serious and life-threatening condition caused by a dysregulated immune response to an infection. Recent guidance issued in the UK gave recommendations around recognition and antibiotic treatment of...

    Authors: Siân Bladon, Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Neil Cunningham, Alexander Pate, Glen P Martin, Xiaomin Zhong, Ellie L Gilham, Colin S Brown, Mariyam Mirfenderesky, Victoria Palin and Tjeerd P van Staa
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:34
  12. This study analyses the survival of hospitalized patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) due to COVID-19 and identifies the risk groups for death due to COVID-19 from the identification of poten...

    Authors: Carlos Martins Neto, Maria dos Remédios Freitas Carvalho Branco, Alcione Miranda dos Santos and Bruno Luciano Carneiro Alves de Oliveira
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:33
  13. In the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has promoted initiatives that aim at the elimination of mother-to-child transmitted diseases for over two decades. Although Guatemala has assumed th...

    Authors: Margarita Rivera Arrivillaga, Marina Gold, Elizabeth Pellecer Rivera and Jose Guillermo Juárez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:32
  14. Migrant seasonal agricultural workers face conditions of material vulnerability such as inadequate housing difficulties prevent access to running water supplies. The purpose of this study is to explore the per...

    Authors: Luis Alejandro Rodríguez-Guerrero, Iratxe Pérez-Urdiales, Astrid Escrig-Piñol, María del Mar Jiménez-Lasserrotte, María del Mar Pastor-Bravo, José Tomás Mateos and Erica Briones-Vozmediano
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:31
  15. Significant race and sex disparities exist in the prevalence, diagnosis, and outcomes of peripheral artery disease (PAD). However, clinical trials evaluating treatments for PAD often lack representative patien...

    Authors: Chandler Long, Abimbola O. Williams, Alysha M. McGovern, Caroline M. Jacobsen, Liesl M. Hargens, Sue Duval and Michael R. Jaff
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:29
  16. Despite considerable investment in maternal-child programs in Canada, there has been little positive impact on the health of Indigenous mothers and their children. The reasons for this are unclear and there is...

    Authors: Charlene Thompson, Tara Million, Devan Tchir, Angela Bowen and Michael Szafron
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:28
  17. This paper discusses the stages of health system resilience (HSR) and the factors underlying differences in HSR during the covid-19 pandemic, especially the vaccination challenge. We studied the relationship b...

    Authors: Estefania Hernandez-Pineda, Ciro-Alberto Amaya, Catalina González-Uribe, Andrea Herrera and Nubia Velasco
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:27
  18. Patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) are used to drive and evaluate unit and organisational-level healthcare improvement, but also at a population level, these measures can be key indicators of healthc...

    Authors: Reema Harrison, Maha Pervaz Iqbal, Upma Chitkara, Corey Adams, Ashfaq Chauhan, Rebecca Mitchell, Elizabeth Manias, Megan Alston and Anne Marie Hadley
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:26
  19. A more equal allocation of healthcare funds for patients who must pay high costs of care ensures the welfare of society. This study aimed to estimate the optimal co-insurance for outpatient drug costs for heal...

    Authors: Shekoofeh Sadat Momahhed, Sara Emamgholipour Sefiddashti, Behrouz Minaei and Maryam Arab
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:25
  20. Authors: Capucine Barcellona, Yzabel Bryanna Mariñas, Si Ying Tan, Gabriel Lee, Khin Chaw Ko, Savina Chham, Chhea Chhorvann, Borwornsom Leerapan, Nam Pham Tien and Jeremy Lim
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:24

    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:251

  21. Together with rapid urbanization, ambient nitrogen dioxide (NO2) exposure has become a growing health threat. However, little is known about the urban–rural disparities in the health implications of short-term NO

    Authors: Yike Zhang, Mengxiao Hu, Bowen Xiang, Haiyang Yu and Qing Wang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:22
  22. In Brazil, a country of continental dimensions, the health needs of each region have an impact. In this context and the name of the principle of equity, the SUS organizes actions especially aimed at social gro...

    Authors: Luiz Oscar Machado Martins, Marcio Fernandes dos Reis, Alfredo Chaoubah and Guilhermina Rego
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:21
  23. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting individuals and society's physical and mental health. Despite the lack of any definite and effective therapeutic regimen, public health measures such as quarantine and isolat...

    Authors: Jaime Kristoffer Punzalan, Monserrat Guingona, Elgie Gregorio, Jhufel Ferraren, Mark Anthony Sta. Elena, Marvin Valaquio, Floro Dave Arnuco, Mary Germeyn Punzalan, Rosemarie Arciaga, Torres Woolley, Afdal Kunting, Dulce Amor Miravite and Fortunato Cristobal
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:20
  24. Mental health services are scarce in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and designing and implementing effective interventions can be difficult. The aim of this international study was to explore the ke...

    Authors: Clarissa Giebel, Mark Gabbay, Nipun Shrestha, Gabriel Saldarriaga, Siobhan Reilly, Ross White, Ginger Liu, Dawn Allen and Maria Isabel Zuluaga
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:19
  25. The prevalence of intestinal parasites is known to be high among Amerindian populations; further, there are serious problems in the healthcare of these populations in Brazil. The Maxakali, located in the north...

    Authors: Maria Beatriz Pena e Silva Leite Nacife, Liliane Maria Vidal Siqueira, Keila Furbino Barbosa, Valeska Natiely Vianna, Cássio Zumerle Masioli, Jaime Costa da Silva, Fábio Zicker, Paulo Marcos Zech Coelho, Naftale Katz and George Luiz Lins Machado-Coelho
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:18
  26. The aim of this study was to examine the Coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) vaccine policies disparities and effectiveness in Germany, Denmark and Bulgaria, with a view to providing lessons for global vaccinat...

    Authors: Wanzhen Xie, Leiyu Shi, Meiheng Liu, Junyan Yang, Mengyuan Ma and Gang Sun
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:16
  27. Health intervention implementation in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ), as in many countries globally, usually varies by ethnicity. Māori (the Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa) and Pacific peoples are less likely to re...

    Authors: Papillon Gustafson, Michelle Lambert, Karen Bartholomew, Mihi Ratima, Yasmin Abdul Aziz, Lisa Kremer, Adam Fusheini, Peter Carswell, Rachel Brown, Patricia Priest and Sue Crengle
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:15
  28. The pandemic has put at risk the social and emotional development of children on account of the paucity of arenas for social interaction. This study from Kerala, India was conducted to assess the resilience fa...

    Authors: Jose Vincent, Resmi Madhusoodanan Santhakumari, Anjana Nalinakumari Kesavan Nair, Anisha Sharahudeen, Asvini K.P, Meenu Maheswari Suresh, Mathew J. Valamparampil, Gayathri A.V, Chintha Sujatha and Anish Thekkumkara Surendran
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:14
  29. Urinary tract cancers including bladder, kidney, ureter, and pelvis are a common malignancy worldwide with high mortality ratio. Aimed to investigate the prevalence of these cancers, we conducted this study.

    Authors: Amir-Hossein Mousavian, Gita Shafiee, Ali Sheidaei, Narges Zargar Balajam, Mehdi Ebrahimi, Fatemeh Khatami, Kimiya Gohari, Alisam Aryan, Ali Ghanbari-Motlagh, Afshin Ostovar, Seyed Mohammad Kazem Aghamir and Ramin Heshmat
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:13
  30. Studies have shown that financial hardship can impact weight change; however, it is unclear what the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had on weight change in U.S. adults, or whether racial-ethnic g...

    Authors: Izabelle Mendez, Paula D Strassle, Erik J. Rodriquez, Stephanie Ponce, Randy Le, Alexis Green, Emma Martinez, Eliseo J Pérez-Stable and Anna M Nápoles
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:12
  31. Cancer is a major global health concern. Unfortunately, Indigenous populations such as Greenlanders living in Denmark, face significant disparities in cancer risk, incidence, diagnosis, care quality, and outco...

    Authors: Camilla Rahr Tatari, Berit Andersen and Pia Kirkegaard
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:11
  32. Socioeconomic inequalities in the population influence access to health services and constitute a challenge for health systems, especially in low- and middle-income countries. In Peru, an increase in the use o...

    Authors: Renato Díaz-Ruiz, Rodrigo Vargas-Fernández, Carlos Rojas-Roque and Akram Hernández-Vásquez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:10
  33. Despite its considerable impact on health and productivity, anemia among men has received limited attention. In a country as diverse as India, characterized by extensive geographic variations, there is a press...

    Authors: Aditya Singh, Sumit Ram, Rakesh Chandra, Arabindo Tanti, Shivani Singh and Ananya Kundu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:9
  34. Female migrant domestic workers (MDW), approximately 8.5 million globally, often live in their employer’s home under vulnerable conditions. In Hong Kong, MDWs currently comprise 5% of the population. This stud...

    Authors: Timothy S. Sumerlin, Jean H. Kim, Alvin Yik-Kiu Hui, Dicken Chan, Tim Liao, Sabu Padmadas, Eric Fong and Roger Y. Chung
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:8
  35. To explore the perceptions that Colombians have about voluntary private health insurance plans (VPHI) in the health system to identify the tensions that exist between the public and private systems.

    Authors: Daniel Felipe Patiño-Lugo, Claudia Marcela Vélez, Diana Patricia Díaz-Hernández, Olga Francisca Salazar-Blanco, Juan Esteban González-Arango, Juan Carlos Velásquez-Correa, Leydi Camila Rodríguez-Corredor, Viviana María Vélez-Marín and Pamela Velásquez-Salazar
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:7
  36. Integrated vaccine delivery – the linkage of routine vaccination with provision of other essential health services – is a hallmark of robust primary care systems that has been linked to equitable improvements ...

    Authors: Sanjana J. Ravi, Andrés I. Vecino-Ortiz, Christina M. Potter, Maria W. Merritt and Bryan N. Patenaude
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:5
  37. Measuring socioeconomic inequalities in healthcare usage represents a critical step towards promoting health equity, in alignment with the principles of universal health coverage and the United Nations’ Sustai...

    Authors: Louis Kobina Dadzie, Aster Ferede Gebremedhin, Tarif Salihu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:4
  38. Recent research has highlighted the impacts of colonialism and racism in global health, yet few studies have presented concrete steps toward addressing the problems. We conducted a narrative review to identify...

    Authors: Sarah Lebu, Lena Musoka and Jay P. Graham
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:3
  39. Social health inequalities are still of great public health importance in modern societies. The COVID-19 pandemic may have affected social inequalities in people's health due to containment measures. As these ...

    Authors: Stephanie Hoffmann, Mira Tschorn and Jacob Spallek
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:2
  40. Persons with albinism face challenges to their wellbeing, safety, and security, ranging from vision impairment and skin cancer to stigma and discrimination. In some regions, they also face human rights atrocit...

    Authors: Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Barbara Astle, Ikponwosa Ero, Lori Beaman, Bonny Ibhawoh, Elvis Imafidon, Richard Sawatzky, Wisdom Tettey, Meghann Buyco and Emma Strobell
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:1
  41. The scientific study of racism as a root cause of health inequities has been hampered by the policies and practices of medical journals. Monitoring the discourse around racism and health inequities (i.e., raci...

    Authors: Caroline A. Figueroa, Erin Manalo-Pedro, Swetha Pola, Sajia Darwish, Pratik Sachdeva, Christian Guerrero, Claudia von Vacano, Maithili Jha, Fernando De Maio and Chris J. Kennedy
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:265
  42. Women are at greater risk of common mental disorders. The intersectionality concept provides a framework to examine the effects of multiple social disadvantages on women’s mental health. We conducted a systema...

    Authors: Nadia Alhamd Alghamdi, Kirsty Dunn, Deborah Cairns and Craig Melville
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:264
  43. There are many dimensions regarding autism that are closely connected to social structures, policies, and power dynamics, silently impacting the well-being of individuals within the autism spectrum. This resea...

    Authors: Ansar Khougar, Paria Baba Ahmadi, Hadi Ranjbar, Mahsa Ahadi and Parisa Ahadi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:263
  44. Violence against women is a major human rights violation, and the continuous occurrence of this can have many implications for women’s social and health outcomes. The experience of violence from an intimate pa...

    Authors: Oluwatobi Abel Alawode, Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Julia Marie Hajjar, Stephen Okechukwu Chukwudeh and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2023 22:262

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