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  1. In the context of public expenditure reduction and cuts, in 2012, the Spanish government approved the RDL 16/2012, which significantly affected the core values of the national health system. The measure partic...

    Authors: Maider Urtaran-Laresgoiti, Janire Fonseca Peso and Roberto Nuño-Solinís

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:82

    Content type: Research

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  2. Health equity is a priority in the global sustainable development agenda. Available health equity indicators often focus on health outcomes, access to healthcare, risk factors and determinants such as income, ...

    Authors: Jo Durham, Nicola Fa’avale, Andrew Fa’avale, Catrina Ziesman, Eden Malama, Sarai Tafa, Tamaika Taito, Jori Etuale, Mitieli Yaranamua, Ueta Utai and Lisa Schubert

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:81

    Content type: Research

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  3. The valuation of medicines as health needs vary depending on the stakeholders involved (users, prescribers, managers, etc.) and their expectations. These factors modulate the role of medicines as a health need...

    Authors: Claudia Marcela Vargas-Pelaez, Marina Raijche Mattozo Rover, Luciano Soares, Carine Raquel Blatt, Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse, Francisco Augusto Rossi, Luis Guillermo Restrepo, María Cristina Latorre, José Julián López, María Teresa Bürgin, Consuelo Silva, Silvana Nair Leite and Mareni Rocha Farias

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:68

    Content type: Research

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  4. Adequate access to sexual and reproductive health services is associated with better results. Analyzing the differences in access and outcomes of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) by share of poverty at the...

    Authors: Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, René Leyva Flores and Belkis Aracena Genao

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:49

    Content type: Research

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  5. Health is recognized as a fundamental right in Brazil’s constitution. In the absence of a clearly defined benefit packages of healthcare services that are financed under the Unified Health System (Sistema Únic...

    Authors: Fabiana da Mota Almeida Peroni, Magnus Lindelow, David Oliveira De Souza and Mirja Sjoblom

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:39

    Content type: Research

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  6. In 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the “End TB Strategy”, setting new ambitious goals for elimination of tuberculosis (TB). In contrast with previous efforts to control TB, the new strategy a...

    Authors: Camila Gianella, M. Amalia Pesantes, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, David A.J. Moore and Claudia Lema

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:28

    Content type: Research

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  7. The bioethical debate in the world on who should pay for the continuity of post-trials treatment of patients that have medical indication remains obscure and introduces uncertainties to the patients involved i...

    Authors: Roberto Iunes, Manuela Villar Uribe, Janet Bonilla Torres, Marina Morgado Garcia, Juliana Alvares-Teodoro, Francisco de Assis Acurcio and Augusto Afonso Guerra Junior

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:26

    Content type: Research

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  8. Despite representing 70 million people in Latin America, access to comprehensive rehabilitation and participation in the community remains a challenge for persons with disability (PWDs) in the region. Through ...

    Authors: María Luisa Toro-Hernández, Alejandra Mondragón-Barrera, Sara Múnera-Orozco, Laura Villa-Torres and Wendy Camelo-Castillo

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

    Content type: Research

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  9. Sustainability and the ability to maintain the right to health, with the guarantee of access to quality medicines and health services, have been a great challenge for countries with universal health systems. T...

    Authors: Roberto F. Iunes, Manuela Villar Uribe, Janet Bonilla Torres, Marina Morgado Garcia, Carolina Zampirolli Dias, Juliana Alvares-Teodoro, Francisco de Assis Acurcio and Augusto Afonso Guerra-Junior

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:11

    Content type: Research

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  10. Equity has been acknowledged as a required principle for the fulfilment of the universal right to health once it seeks to tackle avoidable and unfair inequalities among individuals. In Brazil, a country marked...

    Authors: Luciana de Melo Nunes Lopes, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Semíramis Domingues Diniz, Tiago Lopes Coelho and Eli Iola Gurgel Andrade

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:10

    Content type: Research

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  11. Implementation research is increasingly used to identify common implementation problems and key barriers and facilitators influencing efficient access to health interventions.

    Authors: J. Eslava-Schmalbach, N. Garzón-Orjuela, V. Elias, L. Reveiz, N. Tran and E. V. Langlois

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:80

    Content type: Research

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  12. Illness is the leading cause (44%) of poverty in China. Since 2016, The health poverty alleviation project, an integral component of the Targeted Poverty Alleviation in China, was implemented in 2016 to streng...

    Authors: Chu Chen and Jay Pan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:79

    Content type: Research

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  13. Globally, alcohol consumption accounts for a substantial burden of disease, which translates into high social and economic costs. To address this burden, several policies (e.g. age and trading hour restriction...

    Authors: Mayara Fontes Marx, Leslie London, Nadine Harker and John E. Ataguba

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2019 18:78

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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

  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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

  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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

  43. 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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