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  1. China’s fragmentation of social health insurance schemes has become a key obstacle that hampers equal access to health care and financial protection. This study aims to explores if the policy intervention Urba...

    Authors: Jiahui Wang, Hong Zhu, Huan Liu, Ke Wu, Xin Zhang, Miaomiao Zhao, Hang Yin, Xinye Qi, Yanhua Hao, Ye Li, Libo Liang, Mingli Jiao, Jiao Xu, Baohua Liu, Qunhong Wu and Linghan Shan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:49

    Content type: Research

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  2. Colonization continues in Australia, sustained through institutional and systemic racism. Targeted discrimination and intergenerational trauma have undermined the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal...

    Authors: S. Kendall, S. Lighton, J. Sherwood, E. Baldry and E. A. Sullivan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:48

    Content type: Research

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  3. Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people often face individual- and system-level barriers in health care. However, LGB people’s experiences of health care in non-European and non-American settings have been scar...

    Authors: Yiu-tung Suen and Randolph Chun Ho Chan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:46

    Content type: Research

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  4. Public policy approaches to funding paediatric medicines in developed public health systems remain understudied. Current approaches to HTA present a variety of conceptual, methodological and practical problems...

    Authors: Avram E. Denburg, Mita Giacomini, Wendy J. Ungar and Julia Abelson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:45

    Content type: Research

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  5. Family planning and maternal care services have become increasingly available in West Africa but the level of non-use remains high. This unfavorable outcome may be partly due to the unaffordability of reproduc...

    Authors: Oluwasegun Jko Ogundele, Milena Pavlova and Wim Groot

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:44

    Content type: Research

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  6. Underserved and low-income population are placed at a disadvantage for receiving necessary cancer screenings. This study aims to measure the rates of receiving three types of cancer screening services, Pap tes...

    Authors: De-Chih Lee, Hailun Liang, Nanqian Chen, Leiyu Shi and Ying Liu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:43

    Content type: Research

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  7. Resource-constrained countries (RCCs) have the highest burden of cervical cancer (CC) in the world. Nonetheless, although CC can be prevented through screening for precancerous lesions, only a small proportion...

    Authors: Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Syed Afroz Keramat, Gail M Ormsby, Marufa Sultana, Lal B. Rawal, Khorshed Alam, Jeff Gow and Andre M. N. Renzaho

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:42

    Content type: Research

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  8. Mobile health clinics serve an important role in the health care system, providing care to some of the most vulnerable populations. Mobile Health Map is the only comprehensive database of mobile clinics in the...

    Authors: Nelson C. Malone, Mollie M. Williams, Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Jennifer Bennet, Caterina Hill, Jeffrey N. Katz and Nancy E. Oriol

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:40

    Content type: Research

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  9. This editorial provides an overview of a thematic series that brings attention to the persistently deficient and unequal access to sexual and reproductive health services for young women in sub-Saharan Africa....

    Authors: Astrid Blystad, Haldis Haukanes, Getnet Tadele and Karen Marie Moland

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:39

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Despite calls for governments to provide universal health coverage for all, social health insurance programmes (SHI) that specifically target older adults continue to be largely absent in many African countrie...

    Authors: Fidelia A. A. Dake and Nele van der Wielen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:38

    Content type: Research

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  11. Human trafficking is a global human rights violation that has profound health, economic, and social impacts. There has been little investigation of service needs and response options for human trafficking surv...

    Authors: Kristen R. Choi, Dana C. Beck, Munmun A. Khan, Sue Anne Bell, Lemlem Beza and Michelle L. Munro-Kramer

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:37

    Content type: Research

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  12. In 2004, The Kenyan government removed user fees in public dispensaries and health centers and replaced them with registration charges of 10 and 20 Kenyan shillings (2004 $US 0.13 and $0.25), respectively. Thi...

    Authors: Mardieh L. Dennis, Lenka Benova, Catherine Goodman, Edwine Barasa, Timothy Abuya and Oona M. R. Campbell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:35

    Content type: Research

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  13. Older Moroccan-Dutch migrant women exhibit high rates of diabetes, hypertension, overweight and obesity which is further compounded by their high risk of multi-morbidity. Healthcare professionals’ efforts to e...

    Authors: Karlijn Koudstaal, Petra Verdonk and Edien Bartels

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:34

    Content type: Research

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  14. In Nigeria, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are the purchasers of health insurance with a social National Health Insurance Scheme for civil servants. However the roles of HMOs in implementation of soci...

    Authors: Eric Obikeze and Obinna Onwujekwe

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:33

    Content type: Research

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  15. Self-treatment is a common and widespread behaviour, of which the risks are multiplied in old age. However, the determinants of self-treatment among elders in rural China remain unclear. This study aims to exp...

    Authors: Wanchun Xu, Zhong Li, Zijing Pan, Ruibo He and Liang Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:32

    Content type: Research

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  16. The current focus on monitoring health inequalities and the complexity around ethnicity requires careful consideration of how ethnic disparities are measured and presented. This paper aims to determine how ine...

    Authors: Nancy Armenta-Paulino, Adela Castelló, María Sandín Vázquez and Francisco Bolúmar

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:31

    Content type: Research

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  17. The tea estate sector of India is one of the oldest and largest formal private employers. Workers are dependent on plantation estates for a range of basic services under the 1951 Plantation Labour Act and have...

    Authors: Preety R. Rajbangshi and Devaki Nambiar

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:29

    Content type: Research

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  18. Equity is one of the major goals of China’s new medical reforms launched in 2009. This study aimed to analyze the disequilibrium in primary health care (PHC) workforce among various economic zones in China and...

    Authors: Yueyue Wang, Yuyang Li, Shangren Qin, Yuanfeng Kong, Xiyang Yu, Keqiang Guo and Jiayu Meng

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:28

    Content type: Research

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  19. Indigenous Australians experience greater health disadvantage and have a higher prevalence of many chronic health conditions. Liver diseases leading to cirrhosis are among the most common contributor to the mo...

    Authors: Patricia C. Valery, Paul J. Clark, Gregory Pratt, Christina M. Bernardes, Gunter Hartel, Maree Toombs, Katharine M. Irvine and Elizabeth E. Powell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:27

    Content type: Research

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  20. Marginalised groups (‘populations outside of mainstream society’) experience severe health inequities, as well as increased risk of experiencing patient safety incidents. To date however no review exists to id...

    Authors: Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi, Maria Panagioti, Gavin Daker-White, Sally Giles, Lisa Riste, Sue Kirk, Bie Nio Ong, Aaron Poppleton, Stephen Campbell and Caroline Sanders

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:26

    Content type: Systematic review

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  21. Self-identified race/ethnicity is largely used to identify, monitor, and examine racial/ethnic inequalities. A growing body of work underscores the need to consider multiple dimensions of race – the social con...

    Authors: Kellee White, Jourdyn A. Lawrence, Nedelina Tchangalova, Shuo J. Huang and Jason L. Cummings

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:25

    Content type: Review

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  22. Social capital is employed as an asset when there is a lack of an efficient health-care system. However, this relationship is not homogeneous and can differ according to the characteristics of individuals and ...

    Authors: Oscar A. Martínez-Martínez and Anidelys Rodríguez-Brito

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:24

    Content type: Research

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  23. While health worker strikes are experienced globally, the effects can be worst in countries with infrastructural and resource challenges, weak institutional arrangements, underdeveloped organizational ethics c...

    Authors: Dennis Waithaka, Nancy Kagwanja, Jacinta Nzinga, Benjamin Tsofa, Hassan Leli, Christine Mataza, Amek Nyaguara, Philip Bejon, Lucy Gilson, Edwine Barasa and Sassy Molyneux

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:23

    Content type: Research

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  24. Elderly in need of long-term care tend to have worse health and have higher need of medical care than elderly without need for long-term care. Yet, characteristics associated with long-term care need can imped...

    Authors: Maike Schulz, Jonas Czwikla, Chrysanthi Tsiasioti, Antje Schwinger, Daniel Gand, Guido Schmiemann, Annika Schmidt, Karin Wolf-Ostermann, Stephan Kloep, Franziska Heinze and Heinz Rothgang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:22

    Content type: Research

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  25. In New Zealand, health equity is a pressing concern and reaching disadvantaged populations has become the goal to close the inequity gap. Building and strengthening health systems is one way to secure better o...

    Authors: Blessing Kanengoni, Sari Andajani-Sutjahjo and Eleanor Holroyd

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:21

    Content type: Review

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  26. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that part of the Results part of the Abstract text is mentioned with the mistake.

    Authors: Jacopo Gabani and Lorna Guinness

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:20

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:193

  27. Kenya has prioritized the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC) through the expansion of health insurance coverage by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). In 2015, the NHIF introduced reforms i...

    Authors: Rahab Mbau, Evelyn Kabia, Ayako Honda, Kara Hanson and Edwine Barasa

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

    Content type: Research

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  28. Equitable access to services that promote health and wellbeing is an important component of social justice. A community-engaged participatory qualitative study was conducted in Flint, Michigan, USA, to underst...

    Authors: Maji Hailemariam, Julia W. Felton, Kent Key, DeOnica Greer, Bernadel L. Jefferson, Janice Muhammad, Raven Miller, Fallon Richie, DeWaun Robinson, Sharon Saddler, Bryan Spencer, Monicia Summers, Jonne Mc Coy White and Jennifer E. Johnson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:18

    Content type: Research

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  29. As elsewhere in low- and middle-income countries, due to limited fiscal resources, universal health coverage (UHC) remains a challenge in Cambodia. Since 2016, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has impl...

    Authors: Haruyo Nakamura, Floriano Amimo, Siyan Yi, Sovannary Tuot, Tomoya Yoshida, Makoto Tobe and Shuhei Nomura

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:17

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. The health and aged care workforce must understand and support the diverse needs of older people to enhance their care experience. We previously identified five principles of diversity training for this workfo...

    Authors: Rajna Ogrin, Claudia Meyer, Arti Appannah, Sally McMillan and Colette Browning

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:16

    Content type: Research

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  31. In sub-Saharan Africa, women are most likely to receive skilled and adequate childbirth care in hospital settings, yet the use of hospital for childbirth is low and inequitable. The poorest and those living fu...

    Authors: Kerry L. M. Wong, Oliver J. Brady, Oona M. R. Campbell, Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas and Lenka Benova

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:15

    Content type: Research

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  32. Adequate dietary diversity is vital for the survival, growth and development of infants and children. Inadequate dietary diversity is the major cause of micronutrient deficiency in Sub-saharan Africa, includin...

    Authors: Tigist Worku, Kedir Abdela Gonete, Esmael Ali Muhammad and Asmamaw Atnafu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:14

    Content type: Research

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  33. Poverty and ill-health are closely inter-related. Existing studies on the poverty-health vicious cycle focus mainly on less developed countries, where the identified mechanisms linking between poverty and ill-...

    Authors: Gary Ka-Ki Chung, Dong Dong, Samuel Yeung-Shan Wong, Hung Wong and Roger Yat-Nork Chung

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:13

    Content type: Research

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  34. Socially excluded groups are at higher risk of low well-being and poor health. The link between social exclusion and health inequities is complex, and not being involved in society makes it difficult to be rea...

    Authors: Karen Van der Veken, Emelien Lauwerier and Sara Willems

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:11

    Content type: Research

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  35. Although the beneficial effects of vaccines on equity by socioeconomic status and geography are increasingly well-documented, little has been done to extend these analyses to examine the linkage between vaccin...

    Authors: Allison Portnoy, Samantha Clark, Sachiko Ozawa and Mark Jit

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:10

    Content type: Research

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  36. Although spatial effects contribute to inequalities in health care service utilisation and other health outcomes in low and middle income countries, there have been no attempts to incorporate the impact of nei...

    Authors: Sung Wook Kim, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Neha Batura and Stavros Petrou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:9

    Content type: Research

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  37. Aboriginal women are frequently called upon to support their families and other community members. At times, such supporting roles can be burdensome for these women. Many Aboriginal women live with chronic con...

    Authors: A. Eades, M. L. Hackett, H. Liu, A. Brown, J. Coffin and A. Cass

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:8

    Content type: Research

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  38. Delayed safe abortion is the most common cause of gynecologic admission in developing countries. The study, therefore, assessed the delay decision for safe abortion and determinant factors among women at healt...

    Authors: Biru Abdissa Mizana, Tsige Woyecha and Samuel Abdu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:7

    Content type: Research

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  39. Aging and the chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) challenge the Chinese government in the process of providing hospitalization services fairly and reasonably. The Chinese government has developed the basi...

    Authors: Xian-zhi Fu, Lian-ke Wang, Chang-qing Sun, Dong-dong Wang, Jun-jian He, Qi-xin Tang and Qian-yu Zhou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:6

    Content type: Research

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  40. Household food insecurity is a potent marker of material deprivation with adverse health consequences. Studies have repeatedly found a strong, independent relationship between owning a home and lower vulnerabi...

    Authors: Andrée-Anne Fafard St-Germain and Valerie Tarasuk

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:5

    Content type: Research

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  41. In 2004, Ghana implemented a national health insurance scheme (NHIS) as a step towards achieving universal health coverage. In this paper, we assessed the level of enrollment and factors associated with NHIS m...

    Authors: Anthony Kwarteng, James Akazili, Paul Welaga, Philip Ayizem Dalinjong, Kwaku Poku Asante, Doris Sarpong, Samuelina Arthur, Martin Bangha, Jane Goudge and Osman Sankoh

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 19:4

    Content type: Research

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  42. Socioeconomic position (SEP) is an important contextual factor in the Stress Process Model of caregiving. However, the basic assumption that low SEP is associated with greater caregiver burden has so far lacke...

    Authors: Hannah Tough, Martin W. G. Brinkhof, Johannes Siegrist and Christine Fekete

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 19:3

    Content type: Research

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  43. In the European Union (EU), discrimination based on racial and ethnic origin is prohibited under the Racial Equality Directive. Ireland is one of only three EU countries where a legal duty of equality data col...

    Authors: Ailish Hannigan, Nazmy Villarroel, Maria Roura, Joseph LeMaster, Alphonse Basogomba, Colette Bradley and Anne MacFarlane

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 19:2

    Content type: Research

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  44. Kidney transplantation is considered best practice treatment for end stage kidney disease (ESKD), however Indigenous patients are substantially less likely to receive either a deceased or live donor kidney tra...

    Authors: Rachael C. Walker, Sally Abel, Annie Reynolds, Suetonia C. Palmer, Curtis Walker and David C. Tipene-Leach

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:204

    Content type: Systematic review

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