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  1. Though the right to health is included in Haiti’s constitution, little progress has been made to expand universal health coverage nationwide, a strategy to ensure access to health services for all, while preve...

    Authors: Marion Cros, Eleonora Cavagnero, Jean Patrick Alfred, Mirja Sjoblom, Nicolas Collin and Tania Mathurin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:77

    Content type: Research

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  2. Pediatric primary care visits are a foundational element in the health maintenance of children. Differential access may be a driver of racial inequities in health. We hypothesized that pediatric primary care a...

    Authors: Abigail E. Mudd, Yvonne L. Michael, Steven Melly, Kari Moore, Ana Diez-Roux and Christopher B. Forrest

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:76

    Content type: Research

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  3. Government regulation has played a crucial role in ensuring the quality, safety and equity of health care. However, few empirical studies have investigated Chinese governmental oversight of health care facilit...

    Authors: Yizhong Zhou, Zechang Lu, Zhifeng Yang, Huidi Li and Yingyao Chen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:75

    Content type: Research

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  4. The prevalence of smoking during pregnancy among indigenous women approaches 50% and is associated with sudden infant death, pregnancy loss, preterm delivery, low birth weight, and anatomical deformity. This s...

    Authors: Rachael C. Walker, Aria Graham, Suetonia C. Palmer, Anita Jagroop and David C. Tipene-Leach

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:74

    Content type: Systematic review

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  5. Direct out of pocket (OOP) payments for healthcare may cause financial hardship. For diabetic patients who require frequent visits to health centres, this is of concern as OOP payments may limit access to heal...

    Authors: Chipo Mutyambizi, Milena Pavlova, Charles Hongoro, Frederik Booysen and Wim Groot

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:73

    Content type: Research

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  6. Globally, the prevalence of HIV among transgender women is more than 40 times higher than the prevalence in the general reproductive-age adults. They also face intersecting barriers to health, social, and lega...

    Authors: Siyan Yi, Say Sok, Srean Chhim, Pheak Chhoun, Navy Chann, Sovannary Tuot, Phalkun Mun and Marija Pantelic

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:72

    Content type: Research

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  7. Deaf sign language users have lower health literacy and poorer access to non-communicable disease prevention information as compared to the general population. The aim was to explore disease concepts embedded ...

    Authors: Severin Pinilla, Sebastian Walther, Arnd Hofmeister and Soeren Huwendiek

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:71

    Content type: Research

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  8. Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing staff are crucial for successful primary health care for Aboriginal communities. However, they are often affected by high rates of stress, burnout, and staff turn-over, which ca...

    Authors: Sara Deroy and Heike Schütze

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:70

    Content type: Review

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  9. Inequalities in health care services are becoming an increasing concern in the world including in China. This study measured the income-related inequalities of residents in Hangzhou of China in access to gener...

    Authors: Tao Zhang, Chaojie Liu, Lingrui Liu, Yong Gan, Wei Lu and Hongbing Tao

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:69

    Content type: Research

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  10. Following publication of the original article [1], the autor reported 5 references should be indicated in Spanish. The correct references can be found below:

    Authors: Ignacio Abásolo, Marc Saez and Guillem López-Casasnovas

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:66

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:134

  11. Universal health coverage (UHC) is growing as a national political priority, within the context of recently devolved decision-making processes in Kenya. Increasingly voices within these discussions are highlig...

    Authors: Rosalind McCollum, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Lilian Otiso, Maryline Mireku, Nelly Muturi, Tim Martineau and Sally Theobald

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:65

    Content type: Research

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  12. Everyone has the right to achieve the standard of health and well-being. Migrants are considered as vulnerable populations due to the lack of access to health services and financial protection in health. Sever...

    Authors: Jirawit Yadee, Mukdarut Bangpan, Kednapa Thavorn, Vivian Welch, Peter Tugwell and Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:64

    Content type: Systematic review

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  13. Mauritius embraces principles of a welfare state with free health care at point of use in any public facilities. However, the health financing landscape changed in 2007 when Private Health Expenditure (PvtHE) ...

    Authors: Ajoy Nundoochan, Yusuf Thorabally, Sooneeraz Monohur and Justine Hsu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:63

    Content type: Research

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  14. In 2009, China unveiled an ambitious national health care reform program, with the goal of providing equitable and affordable basic health care for everyone. This study was intended to partially fill the knowl...

    Authors: Jiajia Li, Leiyu Shi, Hailun Liang, Chao Ma, Lingzhong Xu and Wen Qin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:62

    Content type: Research

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  15. Immigrant populations face diverse barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare services on several levels. In the Basque Country, Sub-Saharan African women were identified as facing the largest barriers to ac...

    Authors: Iratxe Pérez-Urdiales, Isabel Goicolea, Miguel San Sebastián, Amaia Irazusta and Ida Linander

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:59

    Content type: Research

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  16. Income-related inequality measures such as the concentration index are often used to describe the unequal distribution of health, health care access, or expenditure in a single measure. This study demonstrates...

    Authors: Natalie Carvalho, Dennis Petrie, Linkun Chen, Joshua A. Salomon and Philip Clarke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:57

    Content type: Research

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  17. A consensus is developing on interventions to improve newborn survival, but little is known about how to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in newborn mortality in low- and middle-income countries. Participator...

    Authors: Joanna Morrison, David Osrin, Glyn Alcock, Kishwar Azad, Jyoti Bamjan, Bharat Budhathoki, Abdul Kuddus, Mahfuza Akter Mala, Dharma Manandhar, Albert Nkhata, Shrijana Pathak, Tambosi Phiri, Shibanand Rath, Prasanta Tripathy, Anthony Costello and Tanja A. J. Houweling

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:55

    Content type: Research

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  18. Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported her name has been erroneously spelled as Blanca E. Pelcastre. The full name is Blanca E. Pelcastre-Villafuerte.

    Authors: Angélica Castro-Ríos, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Blanca E. Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Mario E. Rendón-Macías and Arturo Fajardo-Gutiérrez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:54

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:40

  19. The increasing mental health inequalities between native- and foreign-born persons in Sweden is an important public health issue. Improving social integration has been stressed as a key strategy to combat this...

    Authors: Anna Brydsten, Mikael Rostila and Andrea Dunlavy

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:48

    Content type: Research

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  20. In 2012 the South African National Department of Health (SA NDoH) set out, using a top down process, to implement several innovations in eleven health districts in order to test reforms to strengthen the distr...

    Authors: Marsha Orgill, Lucy Gilson, Wezile Chitha, Janet Michel, Ermin Erasmus, Bruno Marchal and Bronwyn Harris

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:53

    Content type: Research

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  21. While the negative effects of housing insecurity on health are well known, the mechanisms and mediators of these effects have been less well studied. The aim of this study is to identify perceived mediators in...

    Authors: Hugo Vásquez-Vera, Ana Fernández, Ana M. Novoa, Lucía Delgado, Joaquín Barcala, Carlos Macías and Carme Borrell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:52

    Content type: Research

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  22. Ensuring equitable access to medical care with financial risk protection has been at the center of achieving universal health coverage. In this paper, we assess the levels and trends of inequalities in medical...

    Authors: Kai Liu, S. V. Subramanian and Chunling Lu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:51

    Content type: Research

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  23. In an effort to increase Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) enrollment and retention rates, the NHIS introduced membership renewal and premium payment by mobile phone. The success of such an innov...

    Authors: Joseph Marfo Boaheng, Eugenia Amporfu, Daniel Ansong and Anthony Kofi Osei-Fosu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:50

    Content type: Research

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  24. Older people utilise more healthcare services and are likely to incur higher healthcare expenditure, however, data on their healthcare financing mechanisms are scarce in low-and middle- income countries includ...

    Authors: Williams Agyemang-Duah, Charles Peprah and Prince Peprah

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:47

    Content type: Research

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  25. The purpose of this article is to describe an interventional project in a University Hospital. It explains the adjustments that were made to provide good care for patients with intellectual and developmental d...

    Authors: Séverine Lalive d’Epinay Raemy and Adeline Paignon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:46

    Content type: Commentary

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  26. In Uganda 13% of persons have at least one form of disability. The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guarantees persons with disabilities the same level of right to access q...

    Authors: Rebecca R. Apolot, Elizabeth Ekirapa, Linda Waldman, Rosemary Morgan, Christine Aanyu, Aloysius Mutebi, Evelyne B. Nyachwo, Gloria Seruwagi and Suzanne N. Kiwanuka

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:43

    Content type: Research

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  27. Although decreasing in trend, one-in-three children remain stunted in Nepal and its distribution is unequal among different socioeconomic and geographical subgroups. Thus, it is crucial to assess inequalities ...

    Authors: Mirak Raj Angdembe, Bishnu Prasad Dulal, Kreepa Bhattarai and Sumit Karn

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:42

    Content type: Research

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  28. Young people have unique social, emotional and developmental needs that require a welcoming and responsive health system, and policies that support their access to health care. Those who are socially or cultur...

    Authors: Fiona Robards, Melissa Kang, Katharine Steinbeck, Catherine Hawke, Stephen Jan, Lena Sanci, Ying Ying Liew, Marlene Kong and Tim Usherwood

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:41

    Content type: Research

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  29. Although acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) 5 years survival in minors has reached 90%, socioeconomic differences have been reported among and within countries. Within countries, the difference has been relate...

    Authors: Angélica Castro-Ríos, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Blanca E. Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Mario E. Rendón-Macías and Arturo Fajardo-Gutiérrez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:40

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:54

  30. The prevalence of hypertension and diabetes are expected to increase in sub-Saharan Africa over the next decade. Some studies have documented that lifestyle factors and lack of awareness are directly influenci...

    Authors: Haeyoon Chang, Nicola L. Hawley, Robert Kalyesubula, Trishul Siddharthan, William Checkley, Felix Knauf and Tracy L. Rabin

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:38

    Content type: Research

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  31. Nearly 20% of the population in Barcelona is foreign-born and this percentage rises to up to 40% in some neighborhoods. Consequently, migration health patterns may play an important role in trends in socioecon...

    Authors: Maica Rodríguez-Sanz, Mercè Gotsens, Marc Marí dell’Olmo and Carme Borrell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:37

    Content type: Research

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  32. Despite the wealth of frameworks on social determinants of health (SDOH), two current limitations include the relative superficial description of factors affecting health and a lack of focus on measuring healt...

    Authors: Douglas C. Dover and Ana Paula Belon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:36

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:58

  33. Hormonal therapy is an integral component for breast cancer treatment in women with oestrogen receptor positive tumours in early-stage and advanced cases of the disease. Little is known about what factors infl...

    Authors: Yolanda Eraso

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:35

    Content type: Research

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  34. The oral health of a child not only impacts the physical well-being of the child, but can have quality of life implications for parents and families as they endeavour to provide care and support their child’s ...

    Authors: Kaley Butten, Newell W. Johnson, Kerry K. Hall, Maree Toombs, Neil King and Kerry-Ann F. O’Grady

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:34

    Content type: Research

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  35. In recent years, developing countries like Bangladesh are facing a higher burden of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension as a result of demographic transition. Prevalence of hypertension is often stu...

    Authors: Sayem Ahmed, Md. Tariqujjaman, Md. Arafat Rahman, Md. Zahid Hasan and Md. Mehedi Hasan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:33

    Content type: Research

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  36. Indigenous Australians diagnosed with cancer have poorer survival compared to non-Indigenous Australians. We aim to: 1) identify differences by Indigenous status in out-of-pocket expenditure for the first thre...

    Authors: Emily Callander, Nicole Bates, Daniel Lindsay, Sarah Larkins, Stephanie M. Topp, Joan Cunningham, Sabe Sabesan and Gail Garvey

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:32

    Content type: Research

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  37. One of the challenges in international health care policy is the reduction of health inequalities. We study the case of a recent health care reform in Ecuador, based on a revised model of public provision and ...

    Authors: María Luisa Granda and Wilson Giovanni Jimenez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:31

    Content type: Research

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  38. Adopting key mechanisms to restructure public policy in developing countries is a crucial political task. The strengthening of infrastructure of health services, care quality, monitoring and population health;...

    Authors: Jorge L. León-Cortés, Gustavo Leal Fernández and Héctor J. Sánchez-Pérez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:30

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. This study aimed to measure outpatients’ general satisfaction with and experiences of different aspects of health care in Chinese public hospitals and to investigate to what extent general satisfaction could b...

    Authors: Xuanxuan Wang, Jiaying Chen, Bo Burström and Kristina Burström

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:29

    Content type: Research

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  40. The alarming progression of an increasingly aging population in China has attracted much attention within the country and abroad. In 2003, the Chinese central government launched the New Cooperative Medical Sc...

    Authors: Yanbing Zeng, Jiajing Li, Zhipeng Yuan and Ya Fang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:27

    Content type: Research

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  41. Over the last several decades, global efforts to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) have intensified through combined efforts of international and non-governmental organizations, governments, and re...

    Authors: Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala and Bettina Shell-Duncan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:25

    Content type: Research

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  42. Power imbalances are a key driver of avoidable, unfair and unjust differences in health. Devolution shifts the balance of power in health systems. Intersectionality approaches can provide a ‘lens’ for analysin...

    Authors: Rosalind McCollum, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Lilian Otiso, Rachel Tolhurst, Maryline Mireku, Tim Martineau, Robinson Karuga and Sally Theobald

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:24

    Content type: Research

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  43. In spite of increasing international commitment to young people’s sexual and reproductive health, unintended pregnancies remain a major problem for young women worldwide. This article explores the issue of uni...

    Authors: Mulumebet Zenebe and Haldis Haukanes

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:23

    Content type: Research

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