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  1. Until 2010, Burkina Faso was an exception to the international trend of abolishing user fees for antiretroviral treatment (ART). Patients were still expected to pay 1,500F CFA (2 Euros) per month for ART. Neve...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Paul Andre Somé and Catherine M Pirkle
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:11
  2. Health care financing reforms in both China and Vietnam have resulted in greater financial difficulties in accessing health care, especially for the rural poor. Both countries have been developing rural health...

    Authors: Xiaoyun Liu, Shenglan Tang, Baorong Yu, Nguyen Khanh Phuong, Fei Yan, Duong Duc Thien and Rachel Tolhurst
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:10
  3. This study expands on previous research on the healthy immigrant effect (HIE) in Canada by considering the effects of both immigrant and visible minority status on self-rated health for males and females in mid-(...

    Authors: Karen M Kobayashi and Steven G Prus
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:8
  4. An understanding of the febrile illness experience of Nigerian nomadic Fulani is necessary for developing an appropriate strategy for extending malaria intervention services to them. An exploratory study of th...

    Authors: Oladele B Akogun, Minnakur A Gundiri, Jacqueline A Badaki, Sani Y Njobdi, Adedoyin O Adesina and Olumide T Ogundahunsi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:5
  5. In this paper, we create an index of economic exclusion based on validated questionnaires of economic hardship and material deprivation, and examine its association with health in Canada. The main study object...

    Authors: Emilie Renahy, Beatriz Alvarado-Llano, Maria Koh and Amélie Quesnel-Vallée
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:4
  6. This study aims to resolve two limitations of previous studies. First, as only a few studies examining social capital have been conducted in non-western countries, it is inconclusive that the concept, which ha...

    Authors: Sehee Han, Heaseung Kim and Hee-Sun Lee
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2012 11:3
  7. Progress towards the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG1) to end poverty and hunger has lagged behind attainment of other MDGs due to chronic poverty and worldwide inequity in access to adequate health car...

    Authors: Agnès Binagwaho, Mawuena Agbonyitor, Alphonse Rukundo, Niloo Ratnayake, Fidel Ngabo, Josephine Kayumba, Bridget Dowdle, Elena Chopyak and Mary C Smith Fawzi
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:61
  8. The importance of gender in understanding health practices and illness experiences is increasingly recognized, and key to this work is a better understanding of the application of gender relations. The influen...

    Authors: Joan L Bottorff, John L Oliffe, Carole A Robinson and Joanne Carey
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:60
  9. Improving maternal health is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals. It is widely accepted that the use of maternal health services helps in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality. The utilization of...

    Authors: Tej Ram Jat, Nawi Ng and Miguel San Sebastian
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:59
  10. Although the Republic of Vanuatu has improved maternal indicators, more needs to be done to improve equity among the poorest in the use of reproductive health services to expedite the progress towards the Mill...

    Authors: Mosiur Rahman, Syed E Haque, Md G Mostofa, Len Tarivonda and Muhammad Shuaib
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:58
  11. The movement of women across international borders is occurring at greater rates than ever before, yet the relationship between migration and women's health has been under-explored. One reason may be difficult...

    Authors: Lisa Merry, Anita J Gagnon, Isabelle Hemlin, Heather Clarke and Jason Hickey
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:56
  12. Achieving health equity is a pertinent need of the developing health systems. Though policy process is crucial for planning and attaining health equity, the existing evidences on policy processes are scanty in...

    Authors: Saji S Gopalan, Satyanarayan Mohanty and Ashis Das
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:55
  13. Longitudinal studies using multi-level models to examine health inequalities in lower and middle income countries (LMICs) are rare. We explored socio-economic gradients in health among small farm members parti...

    Authors: Donald C Cole, Fadya A Orozco, Selahadin Ibrahim and Susitha Wanigaratne
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:54
  14. Roma, the largest minority group in Europe, face widespread racism and health disadvantage. Using qualitative data from Serbia and Macedonia, our objective was to develop a conceptual framework showing how thr...

    Authors: Teresa Janevic, Pooja Sripad, Elizabeth Bradley and Vera Dimitrievska
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:53
  15. Few studies have measured gender inequality at levels lower than the country. We sought to develop neighbourhood indicators of gender inequality, and assess their ability to capture variability in gender inequ...

    Authors: Lum Tamambang, Nathalie Auger, Ernest Lo and Marie-France Raynault
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:52
  16. Surprisingly few studies have investigated the interplay of multiple factors affecting self-rated health outcomes and the role of social capital on health in developing countries, a prerequisite to strengtheni...

    Authors: Jane M Cramm and Anna P Nieboer
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:51
  17. There is need for new information about the socio-economic and geographic differences in health seeking and expenditures on many health conditions, so to help to design interventions that will reduce inequity ...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Chima Onoka, Benjamin Uzochukwu and Kara Hanson
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:50
  18. The STOP TB Partnership aims to improve global tuberculosis (TB) control through expanding access to the directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) strategy. One approach to this is 'Engaging all Care Pro...

    Authors: Rasmus Malmborg, Gillian Mann and S Bertel Squire
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:49
  19. Inequalities in health have received considerable attention from health scientists and economists. In South Africa, inequalities exist in socio-economic status (SES) and in access to basic social services and ...

    Authors: John E Ataguba, James Akazili and Di McIntyre
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:48
  20. Over the past four decades, the Indonesian health care system has greatly expanded and the health of Indonesian people has improved although the rich-poor gap in health status and service access remains an iss...

    Authors: Budi Utomo, Purwa K Sucahya and Fita R Utami
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:47
  21. Needs-based resource allocation is fundamental to equitable care provision, which can meet the often-complex, fluctuating needs of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). This ...

    Authors: Jose C de Carvalho Leite, Maria de L Drachler, Anne Killett, Swati Kale, Luis Nacul, Maggie McArthur, Chia Swee Hong, Lucy O'Driscoll, Derek Pheby, Peter Campion, Eliana Lacerda and Fiona Poland
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:46
  22. In all countries people experience different social circumstances that result in avoidable differences in health. In New Zealand, Māori, Pacific peoples, and those with lower socioeconomic status experience hi...

    Authors: Nicolette F Sheridan, Timothy W Kenealy, Martin J Connolly, Faith Mahony, P Alan Barber, Mary Anne Boyd, Peter Carswell, Janet Clinton, Gerard Devlin, Robert Doughty, Lorna Dyall, Ngaire Kerse, John Kolbe, Ross Lawrenson and Allan Moffitt
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:45
  23. Economic transition which took place in China over the last three decades, has led to a rapid marketization of the health care sector. Today inequity in health and poverty resulting from major illness has beco...

    Authors: Xiao Ma, Juying Zhang, Bruno Meessen, Kristof Decoster, Xiaohui Tang, Yang Yang and Xiaohui Ren
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:44
  24. Social relations have repeatedly been found to be an important determinant of health. However, it is unclear whether the association between social relations and health is consistent throughout different statu...

    Authors: Nico Vonneilich, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Raimund Erbel, Jens Klein, Nico Dragano, Simone Weyers, Susanne Moebus, Johannes Siegrist and Olaf von dem Knesebeck
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:43
  25. Surmang, Qinghai Province is a rural nomadic Tibetan region in western China recently devastated by the 2010 Yushu earthquake; little information is available on access and coverage of maternal and child healt...

    Authors: Mary Wellhoner, Anne CC Lee, Karen Deutsch, Mariette Wiebenga, Maria Freytsis, Sonam Drogha, Phuntsok Dongdrup, Karma Lhamo, Ojen Tsering, Tseyongjee, Dawa Khandro, Luke C Mullany and Lee Weingrad
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:42
  26. In addition to economic inequalities, there has been growing concern over socioeconomic inequalities in health across income levels and/or regions. This study measures income-related health inequalities within...

    Authors: Eunju Hong and Byung Chul Ahn
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:41
  27. This article considers how health services access and equity documents represent the problem of access to health services and what the effects of that representation might be for lesbian, gay, bisexual and tra...

    Authors: Andrea E Daley and Judith A MacDonnell
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:40
  28. Equity in access to and utilization of health services is a common goal of policy-makers in most countries. The current study aimed to evaluate the distribution of need and access to health care services among...

    Authors: Aliasghar Ahmad Kiadaliri, Behzad Najafi and Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:39
  29. One important goal of strengthening and renewal in primary healthcare (PHC) is achieving health equity, particularly for vulnerable populations. There has been a flurry of international activity toward the est...

    Authors: Sabrina T Wong, Annette J Browne, Colleen Varcoe, Josée Lavoie, Victoria Smye, Olive Godwin, Doreen Littlejohn and David Tu
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:38
  30. Men and women have different patterns of health. These differences between the sexes present a challenge to the field of public health. The question why women experience more health problems than men despite t...

    Authors: Ann Sörlin, Lars Lindholm, Nawi Ng and Ann Öhman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:37
  31. This paper aims to compare the classification of race/skin color based on the discrete categories used by the Demographic Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and a skin color s...

    Authors: Claudia Travassos, Josué Laguardia, Priscilla M Marques, Jurema C Mota and Celia L Szwarcwald
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:35
  32. One strategic approach available to policy makers to improve the availability of reproductive and child health care supplies and services as well as the sustainability of programs is to expand the role of the ...

    Authors: David R Hotchkiss, Deepali Godha and Mai Do
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:33
  33. Mortality exhibits seasonal variations, which to a certain extent can be considered as mid-to long-term influences of meteorological conditions. In addition to atmospheric effects, the seasonal pattern of mort...

    Authors: Katrin Burkart, Mobarak H Khan, Alexander Krämer, Susanne Breitner, Alexandra Schneider and Wilfried R Endlicher
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:32
  34. There is expert consensus that delivery at a health facility substantially reduces the risk of maternal death. By increasing the use of antenatal (ANC), postnatal care (PNC) and family planning, the risk of ma...

    Authors: Sohail Agha and Thomas W Carton
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2011 10:31

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