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  1. Recognition of the value of “social accountability” to improve health systems performance and to address health inequities, has increased over the last decades, with different schools of thought engaging in ro...

    Authors: Erica Nelson, Peter Waiswa, Vera Schattan Coelho and Eric Sarriot
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 1):41

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

  2. This paper presents the protocol of a study that aims at exploring how different multi-level governance arrangements impact on sexual and reproductive health of adolescents living in informal settlements. The ...

    Authors: Sara Van Belle
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 1):40

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

  3. Most countries in Europe require out-of-pocket payments (OPPs) for nursing homes based on users’ income and often assets. This was also the case in Austria until 2018 when asset-based contributions to resident...

    Authors: Ricardo Rodrigues, Cassandra Simmons, Tamara Premrov, Christian Böhler and Kai Leichsenring
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:39
  4. The serious shortage of human resources for primary health care (PHC) is a common issue in health reforms worldwide. China has proposed that it is an effective way to encourage and guide qualified medical pers...

    Authors: Huanhuan Jia, Xihe Yu, Hairui Jiang, Jianxing Yu, Peng Cao, Shang Gao, Panpan Shang and Bayuzhen Qiang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:37
  5. Human rights are best protected, promoted and guaranteed when they can compel binding and enforceability duty. One prominent criticism of category of human rights which includes the human right to health is th...

    Authors: Zahara Nampewo, Jennifer Heaven Mike and Jonathan Wolff
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:36
  6. Social exclusion is a complex concept that is recognised as a key determinant of health. Many measurement tools developed looked at people from single excluded groups in isolation. We know from experience and ...

    Authors: Patrick O’Donnell, Ailish Hannigan, Nuha Ibrahim, Diarmuid O’Donovan and Khalifa Elmusharaf
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:35
  7. Health registers play an important role in monitoring distribution of disease and quality of care; however, benefit is limited if ascertainment (i.e., the process of finding and recruiting people on to a regis...

    Authors: Karen Wright, Rachel M. Tapera, N. Susan Stott, Alexandra Sorhage, Anna Mackey and Sîan A. Williams
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:34
  8. Finland has universal coverage for prescription medications under the National Health Insurance. Eligibility schemes target higher reimbursements to individuals with chronic illness. Nevertheless, co-payments ...

    Authors: Katri Aaltonen, Mikko Niemelä and Irene Prix
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:33
  9. To determine if improvements in social determinants of health for trans women and decreases in transphobic discrimination and violence occurred over three study periods during which extensive local programs we...

    Authors: Sean Arayasirikul, Caitlin Turner, Dillon Trujillo, Sofia L. Sicro, Susan Scheer, Willi McFarland and Erin C. Wilson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:32
  10. Though extensive studies have been conducted on assessing the predictors of cognitive functioning among older adults in small community-based samples, very few studies have focused on understanding the impact ...

    Authors: Ebenezer Larnyo, Baozhen Dai, Jonathan Aseye Nutakor, Sabina Ampon-Wireko, Abigail Larnyo and Ruth Appiah
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:31
  11. Fragmentation in China’s social health insurance schemes and income gap have been recognised as important factors for the inequitable use of healthcare. This study assessed trends in disparities in healthcare ...

    Authors: Xiaoling Yan, Yuanli Liu, Min Cai, Qinqin Liu, Xueqin Xie and Keqin Rao
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:30
  12. During the first decade of the current century, Latin American countries have shown high and consistent economic growth rates, increasing per capita GDP and reducing poverty. Social indicators improved in even...

    Authors: Daniel Maceira, Luisa Brumana and Joaquín González Aleman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:29
  13. Spain has been hit hard by COVID-19 since March 2020, especially in its metropolitan areas. We share experiences from Barcelona in measuring socioeconomic inequalities in the incidence of COVID-19 in the diffe...

    Authors: Davide Malmusi, M. Isabel Pasarín, Marc Marí-Dell’Olmo, Lucía Artazcoz, Elia Diez, Sara Tolosa, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Glòria Pérez, Conchita Peña-Gallardo and Carme Borrell
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:28
  14. Many refugees face challenges accessing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. However, there is limited literature on WASH access for refugee populations, including for menstrual health services. Unm...

    Authors: Alhelí Calderón-Villarreal, Ryan Schweitzer and Georgia Kayser
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:27

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:64

  15. Despite rising incomes and rapid economic growth, there remains a significant gender gap in health outcomes among rural children in China. This study examines whether the gender gap in child health is related ...

    Authors: Huan Wang, Claire Cousineau, Yingjie Fan, Sarah-Eve Dill, Matthew Boswell, Scott Rozelle and Xiaochen Ma
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:26
  16. Malawi is one of a handful of countries that had resisted the implementation of user fees, showing a commitment to providing free healthcare to its population even before the concept of Universal Health Covera...

    Authors: Martin Rudasingwa, Edmund Yeboah, Valéry Ridde, Emmanuel Bonnet, Manuela De Allegri and Adamson Sinjani Muula
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:25
  17. Action on social determinants of health (SDH) in primary health care settings is constrained by practitioners, organizational, and contextual factors. The aim of this study is to identify barriers and enablers...

    Authors: Basmah Almujadidi, Alayne Adams, Aljohara Alquaiz, Gerald Van Gurp, Tibor Schuster and Anne Andermann
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:24
  18. Despite efforts to extend Universal Health Coverage in Colombia, rural and remote populations still face significant challenges in accessing equitable health services. Social innovation has been growing in Col...

    Authors: Martha Milena Bautista-Gómez and Lindi van Niekerk
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:23

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:53

  19. Organ transplant is the preferred treatment for end-stage organ disease, yet the majority of patients with end-stage organ disease are never placed on the transplant waiting list. Limited access to the transpl...

    Authors: Christine Park, Mandisa-Maia Jones, Samantha Kaplan, Felicitas L. Koller, Julius M. Wilder, L. Ebony Boulware and Lisa M. McElroy
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:22
  20. Ensuring access to essential quality health services and reducing financial hardship for all individuals regardless of their ability to pay are the main goals of universal health coverage. Various health insur...

    Authors: Doris Osei Afriyie, Blerina Krasniq, Brady Hooley, Fabrizio Tediosi and Günther Fink
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:21
  21. Maternity leave policies are designed to protect gender equality and the health of mothers in the workforce and their children. However, maternity leave schemes are often linked to jobs in the formal sector ec...

    Authors: Grace Carroll, Mireya Vilar-Compte, Graciela Teruel, Meztli Moncada, David Aban-Tamayo, Heitor Werneck, Ricardo Montes de Moraes and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:20
  22. Social accountability is often put forward as a strategy to promote health rights, but we lack a programmatic evidence base on if, when, and how social accountability strategies can be used to promote access t...

    Authors: Marta Schaaf, Grady Arnott, Kudzai Meda Chilufya, Renu Khanna, Ram Chandra Khanal, Tanvi Monga, Charles Otema and Christina Wegs
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21(Suppl 1):19

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

  23. Sex work criminalization and occupational stigma pose barriers to sex workers’ access to support services, including community participation — engagement with sex work specific community organizing at both for...

    Authors: Jennie Pearson, Kate Shannon, Bronwyn McBride, Andrea Krüsi, Sylvia Machat, Melissa Braschel and Shira Goldenberg
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:18
  24. There is increasing acceptance of the importance of social values such as equity and fairness in health care priority setting (PS). However, equity is difficult to define: the term means different things to di...

    Authors: Lydia Kapiriri and S. Donya Razavi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:17
  25. The sustainability of a voluntary community-based health insurance scheme depends to a greater extent on its ability to retain members. In low- and middle-income countries, high rate of member dropout has been...

    Authors: Mohammed Hussien, Muluken Azage and Negalign Berhanu Bayou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:16
  26. The accessibility and fairness of the floating population’s access to basic public health services have an important impact on improving the health level of the whole population. Existing studies have shown th...

    Authors: Yulin Li and Dongmei Dou
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:15
  27. In Ethiopia, household Out-Of-Pocket healthcare expenditure accounts for one-third of total healthcare expenditure, is one of the highest in the world, and still creates barriers and difficulties for household...

    Authors: Moges Tadesse Borde, Robel Hussen Kabthymer, Mohammed Feyisso Shaka and Semagn Mekonnen Abate
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:14
  28. Failures in care for people with learning disabilities have been repeatedly highlighted and remain an international issue, exemplified by a disparity in premature death due to poor quality and unsafe care. Thi...

    Authors: Lauren Ramsey, Abigail Albutt, Kayley Perfetto, Naomi Quinton, John Baker, Gemma Louch and Jane O’Hara
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:13
  29. The principle of equity is fundamental to many current debates about social issues and plays an important role in community and individual health. Traditional research has focused on singular dimensions of equ...

    Authors: Thomas J. Stopka, Wenhui Feng, Laura Corlin, Erin King, Jayanthi Mistry, Wendy Mansfield, Ying Wang, Peter Levine and Jennifer D. Allen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:12
  30. Access to healthcare is restricted for newly arriving asylum seekers and refugees (ASR) in many receiving countries, which may lead to inequalities in health. In Germany, regular access and full entitlement to...

    Authors: Judith Wenner, Louise Biddle, Nora Gottlieb and Kayvan Bozorgmehr
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:11
  31. There is growing evidence that government health information related to COVID-19 has failed to adequately reach culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Australia. Refugees are a unique sub-...

    Authors: Sunita Joann Rebecca Healey, Nafiseh Ghafournia, Peter D Massey, Karinne Andrich, Joy Harrison, Kathryn Taylor and Katarzyna Bolsewicz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:10
  32. To provide experience for formulating prevention and control policies, this study analyzed the effectiveness of the Coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) prevention and control policies, and evaluated health equi...

    Authors: Jun Jiao, Leiyu Shi, Yuyao Zhang, Haiqian Chen, Xiaohan Wang, Manfei Yang, Junyan Yang, Meiheng Liu and Gang Sun
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:9
  33. Several studies have shown the beneficial effects of tobacco fiscal policy, but distributional effects have been less examined, especially at the subnational level. The objective of this study is to analyse th...

    Authors: Belen Saenz-de-Miera, Daphne C. Wu, Beverly M. Essue, Norman Maldonado, Prabhat Jha and Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:8
  34. Continuum of Maternal Health Care Services (CMHS) has garnered attention in recent times and reducing socio-economic disparity and geographical variations in its utilisation becomes crucial from an egalitarian...

    Authors: Sumirtha Gandhi, Umakant Dash and M. Suresh Babu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:7
  35. Children with low socioeconomic status (SES) have an increased risk of a suboptimal start in life with ensuing higher healthcare costs. This study aims to investigate the effects of individual- (monthly househ...

    Authors: Marije van der Hulst, Suzanne Polinder, Rianne Kok, Peter Prinzie, Marijke W. de Groot, Alex Burdorf and Loes C. M. Bertens
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:5
  36. Physical intimate partner violence (IPV) risk looms large for younger women in Bangladesh. We are, however, yet to know the association between their intersectional social locations and IPV across communities....

    Authors: Laila Rahman, Janice Du Mont, Patricia O’Campo and Gillian Einstein
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:4
  37. An Aboriginal-developed empowerment and social and emotional wellbeing program, known as Family Wellbeing (FWB), has been found to strengthen the protective factors that help Indigenous Australians to deal wit...

    Authors: Nirukshi Perera, Komla Tsey, Marion Heyeres, Mary Whiteside, Leslie Baird, Janya McCalman, Yvonne Cadet-James, Bianca Calabria, Michael Hamilton, Li Yan, Ines Zuchowski, Kearrin Sims and Hyacinth Udah
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:2
  38. Gender discrimination (GD) has been frequently linked to mental health. The heterogeneity of how GD is defined has led to variation around the analysis of GD. This might affect the study of the association bet...

    Authors: Laura de la Torre-Pérez, Alba Oliver-Parra, Xavier Torres and Maria Jesús Bertran
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2022 21:1
  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kathleen A. Culhane-Pera, Shannon L. Pergament, Maiyia Y. Kasouaher, Andrew M. Pattock, Naima Dhore, Cindy N. Kaigama, Marcela Alison, Michael Scandrett, Mai See Thao and David J. Satin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:264

    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:226

  40. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) can substantially enhance overall survival of low birthweight babies. In a large randomized controlled trial, we recently showed that supporting mothers to provide community initiate...

    Authors: Tarun Shankar Choudhary, Sarmila Mazumder, Øystein Ariansen Haaland, Sunita Taneja, Rajiv Bahl, Jose Martines, Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Kjell Arne Johansson, Halvor Sommerfelt, Nita Bhandari and Ole F Norheim
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:263
  41. Gout is a painful chronic disease which disrupts work and family life and can lead to chronic joint damage. Pacific people in Aotearoa/New Zealand experience significant inequities, with over three times the g...

    Authors: Malakai Ofanoa, Samuela Malakai Ofanoa, Maryann Heather, Siobhan Tu’akoi, Hinamaha Lutui, Nicola Dalbeth, Corina Grey, Bert van der Werf and Felicity Goodyear-Smith
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:262
  42. The experience of loneliness can have drastic consequences for health and quality of life. Given that loneliness is highly prevalent in persons with physical disabilities and that loneliness more profoundly af...

    Authors: Hannah Tough, Mirja Gross-Hemmi, Inge Eriks-Hoogland and Christine Fekete
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:261
  43. Because breastfeeding offers short- and long- term health benefits to mothers and children, breastfeeding promotion and support is a public health priority. Evidence shows that SARS-CoV-2 is not likely to be t...

    Authors: M. Vilar-Compte, P. Gaitán-Rossi, E. C. Rhodes, V. Cruz-Villalba and R. Pérez-Escamilla
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:260
  44. To improve health outcomes to their maximum level, defining indices to measure healthcare quality and accessibility is crucial. In this study, we implemented the novel Quality of Care Index (QCI) to estimate t...

    Authors: Javad Khanali, Mohammad-Reza Malekpour, Mohammadreza Azangou-Khyavy, Sahar Saeedi Moghaddam, Negar Rezaei, Ali-Asghar Kolahi, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Esmaeil Mohammadi, Nazila Rezaei, Moein Yoosefi, Mohammad Keykhaei, Yosef Farzi, Fateme Gorgani, Bagher Larijani and Farshad Farzadfar
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:259
  45. Belgium was one of the countries that was struck hard by COVID-19. Initially, the belief was that we were ‘all in it together’. Emerging evidence showed however that deprived socioeconomic groups suffered disp...

    Authors: Sylvie Gadeyne, Lucia Rodriguez-Loureiro, Johan Surkyn, Wanda Van Hemelrijck, Wilma Nusselder, Patrick Lusyne and Katrien Vanthomme
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:258
  46. Comorbidities increase the risk of death for patients with COVID-19, however, little is known about how it affects the prognosis of migrants who contract the virus. Therefore, this article aims to determine wh...

    Authors: Oscar A. Martínez-Martínez, Karla A. Valenzuela-Moreno and Brenda Coutiño
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:257
  47. In 2018 and 2019, paediatric vision screening was implemented in Cluj County, Romania, where universal paediatric vision screening does not yet exist. We report on the preparation and the first year of impleme...

    Authors: Jan Kik, Mandy Nordmann, Simona Cainap, Mihai Mara, Daniela Rajka, Monica Ghițiu, Alin Vladescu, Frea Sloot, Anna Horwood, Maria Fronius, Cristina Vladutiu and Huibert Jan Simonsz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:256

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