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  1. Over the last 12 years, Ecuador has implemented comprehensive health sector reform to ensure equitable access to health care services according to need. While there have been important achievements in terms of...

    Authors: Edy Quizhpe, Miguel San Sebastian, Enrique Teran and Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:178

    Content type: Research

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  2. Among older people, the extent to which psychosocial factors explain socioeconomic inequalities in mortality is debated. We aimed to investigate the potential mediating effect of psychosocial factors on socioe...

    Authors: Saman Khalatbari-Soltani, Fiona Stanaway, Erin Cvejic, Fiona M. Blyth, Vasi Naganathan, David J. Handelsman, David G. Le Couteur, Markus J. Seibel, Louise M. Waite and Robert G. Cumming

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:177

    Content type: Research

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  3. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ayushi Jain and Satish B. Agnihotri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:176

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:138

  4. The influence of sex and gender on the risk of dementia, its clinical presentation and progression is increasingly being recognized. However, current dementia strategies have not explicitly considered sex and ...

    Authors: Nadia Sourial, Geneviève Arsenault-Lapierre, Eva Margo-Dermer, Mary Henein and Isabelle Vedel

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:175

    Content type: Research

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  5. Achieving equity of access to primary healthcare requires organizations to implement innovations tailored to the specific needs and abilities of vulnerable populations. However, designing pro-vulnerable innova...

    Authors: Mélanie Ann Smithman, Sarah Descôteaux, Émilie Dionne, Lauralie Richard, Mylaine Breton, Vladimir Khanassov and Jeannie L. Haggerty

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:174

    Content type: Research

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  6. This study emerges as a response to the lack of youth perspectives when it comes to discussions about access to and experiences of health and social services in rural areas. It subsequently contributes to the ...

    Authors: Frida Jonsson, Isabel Goicolea, Monica Christianson, Dean B. Carson and Maria Wiklund

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:171

    Content type: Research

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  7. With the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) enduring in the United States, effectively and equitably implementing testing, tracing, and self-isolation as key prevention and detection strategies rema...

    Authors: Tyler A. Jacobson, Lauren E. Smith, Lisa R. Hirschhorn and Mark D. Huffman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:170

    Content type: Commentary

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  8. An unmet mental health need exists when someone has a mental health problem but doesn’t receive formal care, or when the care received is insufficient or inadequate. Epidemiological research has identified bot...

    Authors: Eva Rens, Geert Dom, Roy Remmen, Joris Michielsen and Kris Van den Broeck

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:169

    Content type: Research

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  9. Primary healthcare services must respond to the healthcare-seeking needs of persons with a wide range of personal and social characteristics. In this study, examined whether socially vulnerable persons exhibit...

    Authors: Jeannie Haggerty, Jean-Frederic Levesque, Mark Harris, Catherine Scott, Simone Dahrouge, Virginia Lewis, Emilie Dionne, Nigel Stocks and Grant Russell

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:167

    Content type: Research

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  10. Designing public health policies to target the needs of specific places requires highly granular data. When geographic health statistics from official sources are absent or lacking in spatial detail, Sanitary ...

    Authors: Germán Federico Rosati, Tomás Alberto Olego and H. Antonio Vazquez Brust

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:204

    Content type: Research

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  11. Health sector priority setting in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) entails balancing between a high demand and low supply of scarce resources. Human Resources for Health (HRH) consume the largest alloca...

    Authors: Joshua Munywoki, Nancy Kagwanja, Jane Chuma, Jacinta Nzinga, Edwine Barasa and Benjamin Tsofa

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:165

    Content type: Research

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  12. Spatial accessibility to healthcare facilities has drawn much attention in health geography. In China, central and local governments have aimed to develop a well-organized hierarchical system of healthcare fac...

    Authors: Zhuolin Tao, Yang Cheng and Jixiang Liu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:164

    Content type: Research

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  13. Thailand, an upper-middle income country, has demonstrated exemplary outcomes of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The country achieved full population coverage and a high level of financial risk protection sin...

    Authors: Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Kanjana Tisayaticom, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Vuthiphan Vongmongkol, Shaheda Viriyathorn and Supon Limwattananon

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:163

    Content type: Research

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  14. Health system policies and programs that reduce health inequities and improve health outcomes are essential to address unjust social gradients in health. Prioritization of health equity is fundamental to addre...

    Authors: Thea van Roode, Bernadette M. Pauly, Lenora Marcellus, Heather Wilson Strosher, Sana Shahram, Phuc Dang, Alex Kent and Marjorie MacDonald

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:162

    Content type: Research

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  15. In light of the health poverty alleviation policy, we explore whether the New Rural Cooperative Medical System (NRCMS) has effectively reduced the economic burden of medical expenses on rural middle-aged and e...

    Authors: Nianshi Wang, Jing Xu, Meiyan Ma, Linghan Shan, Mingli Jiao, Qi Xia, Wanxin Tian, Xiyu Zhang, Limin Liu, Yanhua Hao, Lijun Gao, Qunhong Wu and Ye Li

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:161

    Content type: Research

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  16. Cervical cancer screening has been effective in reducing incidence and mortality of cervical cancer, leading European countries to implement screening programs. However, migrant women show lower screening part...

    Authors: Patrícia Marques, Mariana Nunes, Maria da Luz Antunes, Bruno Heleno and Sónia Dias

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:160

    Content type: Review

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  17. Knowledge remains scarce about inequities in health care utilization between groups defined, not only by single, but by multiple and intersecting social categories. This study aims to estimate intersectional h...

    Authors: Fortune N. Nyamande, Paola A. Mosquera, Miguel San Sebastián and Per E. Gustafsson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:159

    Content type: Research

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  18. A systematic understanding of socio-economic inequalities in end-of-life (EOL) suffering among advanced cancer patients is required to inform efforts to reduce these inequalities as part of Universal Health Co...

    Authors: Chetna Malhotra, Anirudh Krishnan, Jing Rong Yong, Irene Teo, Semra Ozdemir, Xiao Hong Ning, Thushari Hapuarachchi, Gayatri Palat, Sushma Bhatnagar, Anjum Khan Joad, Pham Nguyen Tuong, Wynn Mon Ssu and Eric Finkelstein

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:158

    Content type: Research

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  19. The aim of this manuscript is to highlight challenges in the implementation of maternal tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir) for prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of hepatitis B virus (HB...

    Authors: M. Bierhoff, M. J. Rijken, W. Yotyingaphiram, M. Pimanpanarak, M. van Vugt, C. Angkurawaranon, F. Nosten, S. Ehrhardt, C. L. Thio and R. McGready

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:156

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. The Arab ethnic minority makes up 21% of Israel’s population, yet comprised just 8.8% of confirmed cases and 3.6% of deaths from COVID-19, despite their higher risk profile and greater burden of underlying ill...

    Authors: Mor Saban, Vicki Myers and Rachel Wilf-Miron

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:154

    Content type: Research

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  21. The first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit Israel in late February 2020. The present study examines patterns of the first wave of Covid-19 morbidity in Israel at the macro level, during the period of late Feb...

    Authors: Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Judith Chassida

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:153

    Content type: Research

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  22. Single aggregate figures for adolescent pregnancy may fail to demonstrate particular population groups where rates are very high, or where progress has been slow. In addition, most indicators fail to separate ...

    Authors: Sarah Neal, Andrew Amos Channon, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Nyovani Madise

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:151

    Content type: Research

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  23. Street-connected children and youth (SCY) in Kenya disproportionately experience preventable morbidities and premature mortality. We theorize these health inequities are socially produced and result from syste...

    Authors: L. Embleton, P. Shah, A. Gayapersad, R. Kiptui, D. Ayuku and P. Braitstein

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:147

    Content type: Research

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  24. Persons living with HIV (PLWH) are living longer, although racial/ethnic and socioeconomic status (SES) disparities persist. Yet, little is known about the experience of living with and managing HIV over decad...

    Authors: Robert Freeman, Marya Gwadz, Leo Wilton, Linda M. Collins, Caroline Dorsen, Robert L. Hawkins, Elizabeth Silverman, Belkis Y. Martinez, Noelle R. Leonard, Amanda Applegate and Sabrina Cluesman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:146

    Content type: Research

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  25. Inequality of opportunity in health and nutrition is a major public health issue in the developing regions. This study analyzed the patterns and extent of inequality of opportunity in health and nutrition amon...

    Authors: Yacobou Sanoussi, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:143

    Content type: Research

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  26. China has launched the medical alliances (MAs) reform to drive the development of primary medical institutions and decrease health inequality in rural areas. Three different types of MAs were built to promote ...

    Authors: Yifan Ran, Hongxia Gao, Dan Han, Guilin Hou, Yingchun Chen and Yan Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:142

    Content type: Research

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  27. An estimated 2 million foreign-born migrants of working age (15–64) were living in South Africa (SA) in 2017. Structural and practical xenophobia has driven asylum-seekers, refugees, and undocumented migrants ...

    Authors: Ferdinand C. Mukumbang, Anthony N. Ambe and Babatope O. Adebiyi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:141

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. The emergence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has alarmed the world with its high rate of transmission and the ability to cause severe and fatal disease. The impact of this ...

    Authors: Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto, Maria Karoliny da Silva Torres, Mariana Cayres Vallinoto and Izaura M. V. Cayres Vallinoto

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:140

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. Contemporary Australian evidence on socioeconomic variation in secondary cardiovascular disease (CVD) care, a possible contributor to inequalities in cardiovascular disease outcomes, is lacking. This study exa...

    Authors: Veronica Hughes, Ellie Paige, Jennifer Welsh, Grace Joshy, Emily Banks and Rosemary J. Korda

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:139

    Content type: Research

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  30. India is strongly committed to reducing the burden of child malnutrition, which has remained a persistent concern. Findings from recent surveys indicate co-existence of child undernutrition, micronutrient defi...

    Authors: Ayushi Jain and Satish B. Agnihotri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:138

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:176

  31. Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has been uncharted territory, and countries and governments have faced the challenge of implementing response strategies to manage local transmission. High-income settings have ...

    Authors: Lincoln Leehang Lau, Natalee Hung and Kendall Wilson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:137

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. Child mortality rates during hospitalisation for acute illness and after discharge are unacceptably high in many under-resourced settings. Childhood vulnerability to recurrent illness, and death, is linked to ...

    Authors: Scholastica M. Zakayo, Rita W. Njeru, Gladys Sanga, Mary N. Kimani, Anderson Charo, Kui Muraya, Haribondhu Sarma, Md. Fakhar Uddin, James A. Berkley, Judd L. Walson, Maureen Kelley, Vicki Marsh and Sassy Molyneux

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:136

    Content type: Research

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  33. Comprehensive primary care practices, through preconception, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative care, have been a global priority in the promotion of health. However, the scope of primary care services h...

    Authors: Zhong Li, Peiyin Hung, Ruibo He and Liang Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:135

    Content type: Research

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  34. People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face many psychosocial challenges throughout life, highlighting the need for programs and resources promoting psychosocial wellbeing. Indigenous peoples with ASD and/...

    Authors: Ian M. Shochet, Jayne A. Orr, Rachel L. Kelly, Astrid M. Wurfl, Beth R. Saggers and Suzanne B. Carrington

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:134

    Content type: Systematic review

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  35. China carried out a comprehensive drug price reform (CDPR) in 2017 to control the growing expense of drug effectively and reduce the financial burden of inpatients. However, early studies in pilot regions foun...

    Authors: Taoyu Lin, Zhaohui Wu, Menming Liu, Xiangwei Wu and Xinping Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:133

    Content type: Research

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  36. Tackling poverty requires reconsideration of quantitative factors related to “who” is poor and by “how much” and qualitative factors addressing “what poverty means in these individuals’ lives”. Greater underst...

    Authors: Viviane Helena de França, Celina Maria Modena and Ulisses Eugenio Cavalcanti Confalonieri

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:132

    Content type: Research

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  37. Disabled people are particularly exposed to the risks of COVID-19, as well as to the measures taken to address it, and their impact. The aim of the study was to examine the disability-inclusiveness of governme...

    Authors: Dikaios Sakellariou, Ana Paula Serrata Malfitano and Elena S. Rotarou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:131

    Content type: Research

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  38. While economic inequalities have been a key focus of attention through the COVID 19 pandemic, gendered relations of power at every level have undermined health rights of women, girls and gender diverse individ...

    Authors: Jashodhara Dasgupta, Marta Schaaf, Sana Qais Contractor, Amanda Banda, Marisa Viana, Oksana Kashyntseva and Ana Lorena Ruano

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:130

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. Social networks (SN) have been proven to be instrumental for healthy aging and function as important safety nets, particular for older adults in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite the importance ...

    Authors: Julia Schröders, Fatwa Sari Tetra Dewi, Maria Nilsson, Mark Nichter and Miguel San Sebastian

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:128

    Content type: Research

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  40. Four Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru introduced national health-focused conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs in the 2000s. This study probes whether policymakers in these countries...

    Authors: Mathieu J. P. Poirier

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:125

    Content type: Research

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  41. With the turn of the century, most countries in Latin America witnessed an increased concern with universalism and redistribution. In the health sector, this translated into a wide range of reforms to advance ...

    Authors: Pamela Bernales-Baksai

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:106

    Content type: Research

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  42. Understanding health financing reforms and means is key to evaluate how maternal health has improved. Problems related to health financing policies are contributing to inadequate quality of care and inequitabl...

    Authors: Juan Carlos Rivillas, Raúl Devia-Rodriguez and Marie-Gloriose Ingabire

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:98

    Content type: Research

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  43. Socioeconomic status is associated with cesarean section (CS). Maternal height, however, may be another related factor to CS. In Guatemala, a quarter of women between 15 and 49 years of age are shorter than 14...

    Authors: Evelyn Roldán, Laura M Grajeda and Wilton Pérez

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:95

    Content type: Research

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  44. The high fragmentation and decentralization in the provision of health care services that characterizes Argentina’s health system, as well as the economic and social inequalities, challenge the achievement of ...

    Authors: Alfredo Palacios, Natalia Espinola and Carlos Rojas-Roque

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:67

    Content type: Research

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  45. The ways of life in the Amazon are diverse and not widely known. In addition, social inequities, large geographic distances and inadequate health care network noticeably limit access to health services in rura...

    Authors: Luiza Garnelo, Rosana Cristina Pereira Parente, Maria Laura Rezende Puchiarelli, Priscilla Cabral Correia, Matheus Vasconcelos Torres and Fernando José Herkrath

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:54

    Content type: Research

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