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  1. Indigenous populations across the world are more likely to suffer from poor health outcomes when compared to other racial and ethnic groups. Although these disparities have many sources, one protective factor ...

    Authors: D. H. Whalen, Melissa E. Lewis, Stefanie Gillson, Brittany McBeath, Bri Alexander and Kate Nyhan
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:169
  2. Despite many countries working hard to attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Health-related Sustainable Development Goals, access to healthcare services has remained a challenge for communities residi...

    Authors: Freddie Ssengooba, Susan Babirye, Doreen Tuhebwe, Aloysius Ssennyonjo, Steven Ssendagire, Arthur Rutaroh, Leon Mutesa and Mabel Nangami
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:168
  3. In January 2020, SARS-CoV-2 virus was identified as a cause of an outbreak in China. The disease quickly spread worldwide, and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the pandemic in March 2020.

    Authors: Maya Allan, Maja Lièvre, Henry Laurenson-Schaefer, Stéphane de Barros, Yuka Jinnai, Sophie Andrews, Thomas Stricker, Jesus Perez Formigo, Craig Schultz, Anne Perrocheau and Julia Fitzner
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 3):167

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 3

  4. Health care services express social and structural inequalities, especially for Dalits and women, due to the indignity and discrimination experienced in health care facilities. Jagrutha Mahila Sanghatane (JMS)...

    Authors: Sathyasree Goswami and Edward Premdas Pinto
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 1):166

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  5. Vacant housing can produce many issues that affect residents’ quality of life, especially in historically segregated communities of color. To address these challenges, local governments invest in strategic, pl...

    Authors: Yeeli Mui, Gabby Headrick, Jessie Chien, Craig Pollack and Haneefa T. Saleem
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:165
  6. In partnership with a Nehiyawak (Plains Cree) community of Maskwacîs,central Alberta (Canada), we implemented an Indigenous-led intervention to provide experiential learning opportunities for perinatal health ...

    Authors: Grant Bruno, Rhonda Catherine Bell, Brenda Parlee, Patrick Lightning, Ida Bull, Bruce Cutknife and Richard Thomas Oster
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:164
  7. Mobile clinics have been implemented in diverse clinical and geographical settings to provide proximal health care for specific populations. Primary health care mobile clinics have been implemented widely for ...

    Authors: H. Beks, F. Mitchell, J.A. Charles, K.P. McNamara and V.L. Versace
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:163
  8. To improve access to outpatient services and provide financial support in outpatient expenses for the insured, China has been establishing its scheme of decreasing the out-of-pocket expenses for outpatient car...

    Authors: Wenwen Du, Ping Liu and Wei Xu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:162
  9. Air pollution has been identified as related to the diseases of susceptible population, but the spatial heterogeneity of its economic burden and its determinants are rarely investigated. The issue is of great ...

    Authors: Xiyu Zhang, Qi Xia, Yongqiang Lai, Bing Wu, Wanxin Tian, Wenqing Miao, Xinglin Feng, Ling Xin, Jingying Miao, Nianshi Wang, Qunhong Wu, Mingli Jiao, Linghan Shan, Jianzhao Du, Ye Li and Baoguo Shi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:161
  10. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are an important global health challenge, however, little is known about how to effectively finance NTD related services. Integrated management in particular, is put forward ...

    Authors: John Solunta Smith Jr, Karin Diaconu, Sophie Witter, Stefanie Weiland, F. Zeela Zaizay, Sally Theobald, Rosalind McCollum, Karsor Kollie, Jerry Kollie, Hannah Berrian, India Hotopf, Lucas Sempe, Wede Tate and Laura Dean
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:160
  11. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed existing social inequalities in relation to disease preventive behaviors, risk of exposure, testing and healthcare access, and consequences as a result of illness and conta...

    Authors: Katherine Kirkby, Nicole Bergen, Cecilia Vidal Fuertes, Anne Schlotheuber and Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 3):158

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 3

  12. Since the use of medicines is strongly correlated to population health needs, higher drug consumption is expected in socio-economical deprived areas. However, no systematic study investigated the relationship ...

    Authors: A. Di Filippo, S. Perna, A. Pierantozzi, F. Milozzi, F. Fortinguerra, N. Caranci, L. Moro, N. Agabiti, V. Belleudi, G. Cesaroni, A. Nardi, T. Spadea, R. Gnavi and F. Trotta
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:157
  13. A growing body of research demonstrates that economic conditions and racial and ethnic disparities result in excessive overuse of emergency departments (EDs) by a small group of socioeconomically marginalized ...

    Authors: Shifra Unger, Zvika Orr, Evan Avraham Alpert, Nadav Davidovitch and Ilana Shoham-Vardi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:156
  14. The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound consequences for the world’s population, particularly for vulnerable groups like migrants who face barriers to healthcare access. Trust in authorities is crucial to any c...

    Authors: Raquel Herrero-Arias, Gaby Ortiz-Barreda, Elżbieta Czapka and Esperanza Diaz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:154
  15. In recent years, researchers and evaluators have made efforts to identify and use appropriate and innovative research designs that account for the complexity in studying social accountability. The relationship...

    Authors: Joanna Paula Cordero, Vernon Mochache, Victoria Boydell, Mary Awelana Addah, Heather McMullen, Alice Monyo, Sigilbert Mrema, Dela Nai, Donat Shamba and Petrus S. Steyn
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 1):153

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  16. The health inequities faced by populations experiencing racial discrimination, including indigenous peoples and people of African descent, Roma, and other ethnic minorities, are an issue of global concern. Hea...

    Authors: Thomas Hone, Susana Gomez, Mala Rao, Andrêa Ferreira, Shannon Barkley and Theadora Swift Koller
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:152
  17. COVID-19 constitutes a global health emergency of unprecedented proportions. Preventive measures, however, have run up against certain difficulties in low and middle-income countries. This is the case in socia...

    Authors: E. Bonnet, Y. Beaugé, M. F. Ba, S. Sidibé, M. De Allegri and V. Ridde
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:150
  18. Discriminatory health systems and inequalities in service provision inevitably create barriers for certain populations in a health emergency. Persons with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by ...

    Authors: Emma Pearce, Kaloyan Kamenov, Darryl Barrett and Alarcos Cieza
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 3):149

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 3

  19. Gender equality, zero hunger and healthy lives and well-being for all, are three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that underpin Fiji’s National Development Plan. Work towards each of these goals con...

    Authors: Briar L. McKenzie, Gade Waqa, Sarah Mounsey, Claire Johnson, Mark Woodward, Kent Buse, Anne Marie Thow, Rachael McLean and Jacqui Webster
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:148
  20. Health and care workers (HCWs) are at the forefront of COVID-19 response, at high risk of infection, and as a result they are a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination. This paper presents the global patterns ...

    Authors: Maria Sarah Nabaggala, Tapas Sadasivan Nair, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Amani Siyam, Khassoum Diallo and Mathieu Boniol
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 3):147

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 3

  21. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped shine the spotlight on the role of women’s leadership in tackling the world’s health and health system challenges. The proportion of women occupying senior leadership positions...

    Authors: Devaki Nambiar, Gloria Benny and Hari Sankar D
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:146
  22. The demographical and geographical distributions of health resources are important aspects of healthcare access. Few studies have been published on health resource allocation in TCM hospitals in China despite ...

    Authors: Guolin Dai, Ruifeng Li and Shuang Ma
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:145
  23. Authors: Flavia Sesti, Valentina Minardi, Giovanni Baglio, Ruth Bell, Peter Goldblatt, Maurizio Marceca, Maria Masocco, Stefano Campostrini and Michael Marmot
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:144

    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:116

  24. The paper analyzes how the Accountability Can Transform Health (ACT Health) program activated bottom-up citizen action to secure government responses and more accountable health services in Uganda. The ACT Hea...

    Authors: Angela Bailey and Vincent Mujune
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 1):143

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  25. Social accountability, which is defined as a collective process for holding duty bearers and service providers to account for their actions, has shown positive outcomes in addressing the interrelated barriers ...

    Authors: Petrus S. Steyn, Joanna Paula Cordero, Dela Nai, Donat Shamba, Kamil Fuseini, Sigilbert Mrema, Ndema Habib, My Huong Nguyen and James Kiarie
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:142
  26. Multisectoral approaches to health are collaborations between stakeholders across multiple sectors, usually formed to address issues that affect health but go beyond the purview of one particular sector. The s...

    Authors: Suvadra Datta Gupta, Vaidehi Pisolkar, Jacob Albin Korem Alhassan, Allap Judge, Rachel Engler-Stringer, Lise Gauvin and Nazeem Muhajarine
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:141
  27. Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease, causes significant mortality and morbidity in low- to middle-income countries. A body of research indicates that women can be effective in implementing vector borne dise...

    Authors: Cathy Mungall-Baldwin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:140
  28. The human right to health is a critical legal tool to achieve health justice, and universal health coverage is included among the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the content and meaning of the right to...

    Authors: Lisa Montel, Naomi Ssenyonga, Michel P. Coleman and Claudia Allemani
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:139
  29. To better meet people’s growing demand for medical and health services, 21 cities in Guangdong Province were involved in the reform of public hospitals in 2017. This paper evaluates the equity and efficiency o...

    Authors: Wanmin Su, Liulin Du, Yujun Fan and Peixi Wang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:138
  30. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on the Black/African American population. In addition to the higher infection rates and the worse outcomes, there were other unintended consequences of t...

    Authors: Olihe Okoro, Elyse Carter Vosen, Kay Allen, Janet Kennedy, Renee Roberts and Taiwo Aremu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:137
  31. This paper presents the results of a scoping review that examines the extent to which legal empowerment has been used as a strategy in efforts to improve access to quality health services in low- and middle-in...

    Authors: Anuradha Joshi, Marta Schaaf and Dina Zayed
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:136
  32. Child undernutrition is a severe health problem in the developing world, which affects children’s development in the long term. This study analyses the extent and patterns of under-five child undernutrition us...

    Authors: Rafi Amir-ud-Din, Sakina Fawad, Lubna Naz, Sameen Zafar, Ramesh Kumar and Sathirakorn Pongpanich
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:135
  33. Indigenous academics have advocated for the use and validity of Indigenous methodologies and methods to centre Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing in research. Yarning is the most reported Indigenous m...

    Authors: Michelle Kennedy, Raglan Maddox, Kade Booth, Sian Maidment, Catherine Chamberlain and Dawn Bessarab
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:134
  34. Health inequality monitoring can generate important evidence to inform and motivate changes to policy, programmes and practices. However, the potential of health inequality monitoring practices to quantify ine...

    Authors: Nicole Bergen, Katherine Kirkby, Andreia Baptista, Devaki Nambiar, Anne Schlotheuber, Cecilia Vidal Fuertes and Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:133
  35. Bypass for inpatient care is an event of excessive demand. Though primary care facilities provide inpatient care in China, local residents may choose more distant higher-level hospital for inpatient care servi...

    Authors: Shan Lu, Yunxiao Li, Hongxia Gao and Yan Zhang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:132
  36. The impact of social determinants on health status and outcomes has been widely established. However, it is recognized that health systems' ability to address community health needs may be limited. To better u...

    Authors: Nosaiba Rayan-Gharra, Marganit Ofir-Gutler and Sivan Spitzer
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:131
  37. Advances in health equity rely on representation of diverse groups in population health research samples. Despite progress in the diversification of research samples, continued expansion to include systematica...

    Authors: Brittany M. St. John, Emily Hickey, Edward Kastern, Chad Russell, Tina Russell, Ashley Mathy, Brogan Peterson, Don Wigington, Casey Pellien, Allison Caudill, Libby Hladik and Karla K. Ausderau
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:130
  38. Municipalities are important actors in the implementation of policies to tackle health inequalities, which requires political will, the availability of financial support, and technical and human resources. Wit...

    Authors: Gloria Pérez, M. Isabel Pasarín, Vanessa Puig-Barrachina, Katherine Pérez, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Lucia Artazcoz and Carme Borrell
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:129
  39. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) constitute a significant danger to the nation’s public health system, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, as well as the financial burden they inflict. Kerala is undergoi...

    Authors: Santosh Kumar Sharma, Devaki Nambiar, Hari Sankar, Jaison Joseph, Surya Surendran and Gloria Benny
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:128
  40. Alcohol is the leading cause of healthy years lost. There is significant variation in alcohol consumption patterns and harms in Australia, with those residing in the Northern Territory (NT), particularly First...

    Authors: Annalee E. Stearne, KS Kylie Lee, Steve Allsop, Anthony Shakeshaft and Michael Wright
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:127
  41. Realization of the individual’s right to health in settings such as sub-Saharan Africa, where health care adequate resources are lacking, is challenging. This paper demonstrates this challenge by illustrating ...

    Authors: James Tataw Ashu, Jackline Mwangi, Supriya Subramani, Daniel Kaseje, Gloria Ashuntantang and Valerie A. Luyckx
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:126
  42. Previous research has shown that migrants in Sweden are disadvantaged in terms of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). SRHR policies might play a crucial role in shaping migrants’ SRHR outcomes. T...

    Authors: Nada Amroussia, Charlotta Holmström and Pernilla Ouis
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:125
  43. In 2016, Burkina Faso implemented a free healthcare policy as an initiative to remove user fees for women and under-5 children to improve access to healthcare. Socioeconomic inequalities create disparities in ...

    Authors: Sekou Samadoulougou, Mariamawit Negatou, Calypse Ngawisiri, Valery Ridde and Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:124
  44. The existing body of research mostly discusses inequality in physical activity (PA) based on the difference in the level of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Evidence is lacking on the quantified ...

    Authors: Dyah Anantalia Widyastari, Aunyarat Khanawapee, Wanisara Charoenrom, Pairoj Saonuam and Piyawat Katewongsa
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:123
  45. The equality in the distribution of vaccines between and within countries along with follow sanitation tips and observe social distance, are effective strategies to rid the world of COVID-19 pandemic. Inequali...

    Authors: Mohsen Bayati, Rayehe Noroozi, Mohadeseh Ghanbari-Jahromi and Faride Sadat Jalali
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:122
  46. An increasing number of evaluations of social accountability (SA) interventions have been published in the past decade, however, reporting gaps make it difficult to summarize findings. We developed the Social Acc...

    Authors: Joan Marie Kraft, Ligia Paina, Victoria Boydell, Shatha Elnakib, Andreas Sihotang, Angela Bailey and Courtney Tolmie
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 1):121

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  47. The current study aimed to describe the trends in gender, ethnicity, and education inequalities of types of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) practiced by Brazilian adults from 2006 to 2019.

    Authors: Raphael H. O. Araujo, André O. Werneck, Danilo R. Silva and Gilmar M. Jesus
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:120

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