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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reached the Brazilian Amazon and spread among indigenous populations. In the present study, we demonstrate a high pr...

    Authors: Eliene Putira Sacuema Rodrigues, Isabella Nogueira Abreu, Carlos Neandro Cordeiro Lima, Dennyson Leandro Mathias da Fonseca, Sávio Felipe Gomes Pereira, Laena Costa dos Reis, Izaura Maria Vieira Cayres Vallinoto, João Farias Guerreiro and Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:50

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. Health outcomes in India are characterized by pervasive inequities due to deeply entrenched socio-economic gradients amongst the population. Therefore, it is imperative to investigate these systematic disparit...

    Authors: Veenapani Rajeev Verma and Umakant Dash

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:49

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:129

  3. Latin America (LA) has experienced constant economic and political crises that coincide with periods of greater inequality. Between 1996 and 2007 Ecuador went through one of the greatest political and socio-ec...

    Authors: Paulina Rios Quituizaca, Giovanna Gatica-Domínguez, Devaki Nambiar, Jair Licio Ferreira Santos, Stefan Brück, Luis Vidaletti Ruas and Aluisio J.D. Barros

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:48

    Content type: Research

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  4. Older adults are more prone to various diseases. Health insurance becomes effective mechanism to relieve financial burden when the insured is sick. In China, most older adults live in the countryside, and New ...

    Authors: Shaoguo Zhai, Shuiping Yuan and Quanfang Dong

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:47

    Content type: Research

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  5. Child stunting is a global health concern. Stunting leads to several consequences on child survival, growth, and development. The absolute level of stunting has been decreasing in Tanzania from from 50% in 199...

    Authors: Edwin Musheiguza, Michael J. Mahande, Elias Malamala, Sia E. Msuya, Festo Charles, Rune Philemon and Melina Mgongo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:46

    Content type: Research

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  6. The health of refugee women after settlement in a new country, can be adversely or positively affected by individual, interpersonal, community, and organizational factors. While much of the previous literature...

    Authors: Maren M. Hawkins, Marin E. Schmitt, Comfort Tosin Adebayo, Jennifer Weitzel, Oluwatoyin Olukotun, Anastassia M. Christensen, Ashley M. Ruiz, Kelsey Gilman, Kyla Quigley, Anne Dressel and Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:45

    Content type: Review

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  7. The COVID-19 pandemic has deteriorated key determinants of health and caused major upheavals around the world. Children, although less directly affected by the virus, are paying a heavy price through the indir...

    Authors: Boutaina Zemrani, Mario Gehri, Eric Masserey, Cyril Knob and Rachel Pellaton

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:44

    Content type: Commentary

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  8. China has nearly achieved universal health insurance coverage, but considerable unmet healthcare needs still exist. Although this topic has attracted great attention, there have been few studies examining the ...

    Authors: Shenping Zhou, Tianyu Huang, Anqi Li and Zhonghua Wang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:43

    Content type: Research

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  9. Patients’ experiences with health providers and their diagnostic and treatment expectations are shaped by cultural health beliefs and previous experiences with healthcare services in home country. This study e...

    Authors: Raquel Herrero-Arias and Esperanza Diaz

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:42

    Content type: Research

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  10. There is little verified information on global healthcare utilization by irregular migrants. Understanding how immigrants use healthcare services based on their needs is crucial to establish effective health p...

    Authors: Luis Andrés Gimeno-Feliu, Marta Pastor-Sanz, Beatriz Poblador-Plou, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Esperanza Díaz and Alexandra Prados-Torres

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:41

    Content type: Research

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  11. There is an increasing global trend towards urbanization. In general, there are less food access issues in urban than rural areas, but this “urban advantage” does not benefit the poorest who face disproportion...

    Authors: Mireya Vilar-Compte, Soraya Burrola-Méndez, Annel Lozano-Marrufo, Isabel Ferré-Eguiluz, Diana Flores, Pablo Gaitán-Rossi, Graciela Teruel and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:40

    Content type: Systematic review

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  12. The present study seeks to evaluate the change in mental health inequalities in the department of Meta after the signing of Colombia’s Peace Agreement in 2016 with the FARC guerrilla group. Using a validated s...

    Authors: Sebastián León-Giraldo, Germán Casas, Juan Sebastián Cuervo-Sánchez, Catalina González-Uribe, Antonio Olmos, Noemi Kreif, Marc Suhrcke, Oscar Bernal and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:39

    Content type: Research

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  13. Equity, efficiency, sustainability, acceptability to clients and providers, and quality are the cornerstones of universal health coverage (UHC). No country has a single way to achieve efficient UHC. In this st...

    Authors: Leila Doshmangir, Mohammad Bazyar, Arash Rashidian and Vladimir Sergeevich Gordeev

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:37

    Content type: Review

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  14. Effective treatment has extended the life expectancy and reduced disability in people living with HIV (PLWH). However, previous research has found 45–65% of working-age PLWH were unemployed compared to 5–10% i...

    Authors: Melissa Perri, Amy Craig-Neil, Mark Gaspar, Charlotte Hunter, Claire Kendall, Ower Alexander and Andrew D. Pinto

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:36

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:97

  15. China issued strict nationwide guidelines to combat the COVID-19 outbreak in January 2020 and gradually loosened the restrictions on movement in early March. Little is known about how these disease control mea...

    Authors: Huan Wang, Markus Zhang, Robin Li, Oliver Zhong, Hannah Johnstone, Huan Zhou, Hao Xue, Sean Sylvia, Matthew Boswell, Prashant Loyalka and Scott Rozelle

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:35

    Content type: Research

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  16. This special issue “Realizing the Right to Health in Latin America and the Caribbean” provides an overview of one of the most challenging objectives of health systems: equity and the realization of the right t...

    Authors: Manuela Villar Uribe, Maria-Luisa Escobar, Ana Lorena Ruano and Roberto F. Iunes

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:34

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. In order to provide experiences for international epidemic control, this study systematically summarized the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) prevention and control policies in Japan, Italy, China and Singa...

    Authors: Xiaohan Wang, Leiyu Shi, Yuyao Zhang, Haiqian Chen and Gang Sun

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:33

    Content type: Research

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  18. Community health worker (CHW) programs have been positioned as a way to meet the needs of those who experience marginalization and inequitable access to health care, and current global health narratives also e...

    Authors: Christina A. Laurenzi, Sarah Skeen, Bronwynè J. Coetzee, Vuyolwethu Notholi, Sarah Gordon, Emma Chademana, Julia Bishop and Mark Tomlinson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:32

    Content type: Research

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  19. Planning for the implementation of community scorecards (CSC) is an important, though seldom documented process. Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and Future Health Systems Consortium set ou...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho, Christine Aanyu, Rebecca Racheal Apolot, Suzanne Namusoke Kiwanuka and Ligia Paina

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:31

    Content type: Research

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  20. Over the years, the Kyrgyz Republic has implemented health reforms that target health financing with the aim of removing financial barriers to healthcare including out-of-pocket health payments (OOPPs). This s...

    Authors: Mariia Iamshchikova, Roman Mogilevskii and Michael Nnachebe Onah

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:30

    Content type: Research

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  21. Despite high level of health care need amongst people experiencing homelessness, poor access is a major concern. This is sometimes due to organisational and bureaucratic barriers, but also because they often f...

    Authors: Kelly Howells, Martin Burrows, Mat Amp, Rachel Brennan, Wan-Ley Yeung, Shaun Jackson, Joanne Dickinson, Julie Draper, Stephen Campbell, Darren Ashcroft, Tom Blakeman and Caroline Sanders

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:29

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Whilst global health research often involves international collaborations, achieving or promoting equity within collaborations remains a key challenge, despite established conceptual approaches and the develop...

    Authors: Marlyn C. Faure, Nchangwi S. Munung, Ntobeko A. B. Ntusi, Bridget Pratt and Jantina de Vries

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:28

    Content type: Research

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  23. Childhood obesity is a major public health concern, especially in low socioeconomic groups. Sedentary time (SED) is an important predictor of obesity. To be able to diminish SED it is important to find modifia...

    Authors: Elviira Lehto, Reetta Lehto, Carola Ray, Riikka Pajulahti, Nina Sajaniemi, Maijaliisa Erkkola and Eva Roos

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:27

    Content type: Research

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  24. A psychometrically validated instrument to measure patient experience in Chinese public hospitals would be useful and is currently lacking. Our research team developed the Patient-Reported Experience Measure f...

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

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:25

    Content type: Research

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  25. Although India has made significant progress in institutional delivery after the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission under which the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a sub-programme which played...

    Authors: Prem Shankar Mishra, Pradeep Kumar and Shobhit Srivastava

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:24

    Content type: Research

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  26. Previous studies have indicated that older adults with multimorbidity had higher risk of incurring catastrophic health expenditure (CHE). However, the effect of co-occurrence of frailty on CHE among single emp...

    Authors: Zhengyue Jing, Jie Li, Pei Pei Fu, Yi Wang, Yemin Yuan, Dan Zhao, Wenting Hao, Caiting Yu and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:23

    Content type: Research

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  27. Breastfeeding has positive impacts on the health, environment, and economic wealth of families and countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in 1991 a...

    Authors: Andini Pramono, Julie Smith, Jane Desborough and Siobhan Bourke

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:22

    Content type: Research

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  28. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in an enormous dislocation of society especially in South Africa. The South African government has imposed a number of measures aimed at controlling the pan...

    Authors: Chijioke O. Nwosu and Adeola Oyenubi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:21

    Content type: Research

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  29. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), low levels of formal maternal educational are positively associated with breastfeeding whereas the reverse is true among women with higher levels of formal educatio...

    Authors: Paulo A. R. Neves, Aluisio J. D. Barros, Giovanna Gatica-Domínguez, Juliana S. Vaz, Phillip Baker and Chessa K. Lutter

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:20

    Content type: Research

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  30. Homelessness and associated mortality and multimorbidity rates are increasing. Systematic reviews have demonstrated a lack of complex interventions that decrease unscheduled emergency health services utilisati...

    Authors: Richard Lowrie, Kate Stock, Sharon Lucey, Megan Knapp, Andrea Williamson, Margaret Montgomery, Cian Lombard, Donogh Maguire, Rachael Allan, Rebecca Blair, Vibhu Paudyal and Frances S. Mair

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:19

    Content type: Research

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  31. Equity and inclusion are important principles in policy development and implementation. The aim of this study is to explore the extent to which equity and inclusion were considered in the development of Malawi...

    Authors: Ikenna D. Ebuenyi, Emma M. Smith, Alister Munthali, Steven W. Msowoya, Juba Kafumba, Monica Z. Jamali and Malcolm MacLachlan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:18

    Content type: Research

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  32. In many African settings, gender strongly influences household treatment-seeking and decision-making for childhood illnesses. While mothers are often the primary engagers with health facilities, their independ...

    Authors: Kui Muraya, Michael Ogutu, Mercy Mwadhi, Jennifer Mikusa, Maureen Okinyi, Charity Magawi, Scholastica Zakayo, Rita Njeru, Sarma Haribondhu, Md. Fakhar Uddin, Vicki Marsh, Judd L. Walson, James Berkley and Sassy Molyneux

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:17

    Content type: Research

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  33. Supply driven programs that are not closely connected to community demand and demand-driven programs that fail to ensure supply both risk worsening inequity. Understanding patterns of uptake of behaviors among...

    Authors: Sarker Masud Parvez, Musarrat Jabeen Rahman, Rashidul Azad, Mahbubur Rahman, Leanne Unicomb, Sania Ashraf, Momenul Haque Mondol, Farjana Jahan, Peter J. Winch and Stephen P. Luby

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:16

    Content type: Research

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  34. Family physician-contracted service (FPCs) has been recently implemented in Chinese primary care settings. This study was aimed at measuring the effects of FPCs on residents’ health-related quality of life (HR...

    Authors: Sha Lai, Li Lu, Zhongliang Zhou, Chi Shen, Xiaowei Yang, Yaxin Zhao and Xiaolong Zhang

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:15

    Content type: Research

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  35. It is well established that racism is a fundamental contributor to poor health and inequities. There is consistent evidence of high exposure to discrimination among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indig...

    Authors: Katherine A. Thurber, Jennie Walker, Philip J. Batterham, Gilbert C. Gee, Jan Chapman, Naomi Priest, Rubijayne Cohen, Roxanne Jones, Alice Richardson, Alison L. Calear, David R. Williams and Raymond Lovett

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:14

    Content type: Research

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  36. Help seeking behaviour amongst married women who experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has received limited attention in Africa. This study examines the geographic variation and investigates determinants...

    Authors: Muluken Dessalegn Muluneh, Yeshemebet Worku Alemu and Maereg Wagnew Meazaw

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:13

    Content type: Research

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  37. Equity is a guiding principle of the Global Strategy for Women, Children and Adolescents’ Health (2016–2030) aimed at improving adolescent health and responding more effectively to adolescents’ needs. We inves...

    Authors: Mohamed M. Ali, Leena Merdad and Saverio Bellizzi

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:11

    Content type: Research

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  38. Increasing the coverage of community-based treatment of childhood pneumonia (CCM) is part of the strategy to improve child survival, increase life-expectancy at birth and promote equity in Ethiopia. However, f...

    Authors: Maria Olsen, Ole F. Norheim and Solomon Tessema Memirie

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:9

    Content type: Research

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  39. Indigenous populations have remained strong and resilient in maintaining their unique culture and values, despite centuries of colonial oppression. Unfortunately, a consequential result of facing years of adve...

    Authors: Sahr Wali, Stefan Superina, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Heather Ross and Joseph A. Cafazzo

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:8

    Content type: Review

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  40. High out-of-pocket health expenditure is a common problem in developing countries. The employed population, rather than the general population, can be considered the main contributor to healthcare financing in...

    Authors: Ochirbat Batbold and Christy Pu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:7

    Content type: Research

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  41. Korea’s health security system named the National Health Insurance and Medical Aid has revolutionized the nation’s mandatory health insurance and continues to reduce excessive copayments. However, few studies ...

    Authors: Sun Mi Shin and Hee Woo Lee

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:6

    Content type: Research

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  42. The aim of this study is to monitor the concept of ‘leaving no one behind’ in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to track the implications of the mobilization of health care resources by the National Hea...

    Authors: Ashraf Mansour, Nithat Sirichotiratana, Chukiat Viwatwongkasem, Mahmud Khan and Samrit Srithamrongsawat

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:5

    Content type: Research

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  43. This paper focuses on the particular challenges in cancer prevention and control (CPC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In particular, this paper extrapolates challenges and opportunities in Armeni...

    Authors: Carla J. Berg, Arusyak Harutyunyan, Nino Paichadze, Adnan A. Hyder and Varduhi Petrosyan

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:4

    Content type: Commentary

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  44. Despite being the wealthiest and one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the United States has the greatest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths. What accounts for this failure? The dis...

    Authors: Neil A. (Tony) Holtzman

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:3

    Content type: Commentary

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  45. This paper aimed at estimating the resources required to implement a community Score Card by a typical rural district health team in Uganda, as a mechanism for fostering accountability, utilization and quality...

    Authors: Anthony Ssebagereka, Rebecca Racheal Apolot, Evelyne Baelvina Nyachwo and Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:2

    Content type: Research

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  46. Uterine fibroids, the most common cause of gynecologic surgery, have a reported cumulative incidence of 59% among Black women in the U.S. Uterine fibroids negatively impact the quality of women’s lives. No stu...

    Authors: Christophe Millien, Anatole Manzi, Arlene M. Katz, Hannah Gilbert, Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Paul E. Farmer and Joia Mukherjee

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:1

    Content type: Research

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