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  1. Research

    Women’s education level amplifies the effects of a livelihoods-based intervention on household wealth, child diet, and child growth in rural Nepal

    Many organizations seek to alleviate poverty in the developing world, often focusing their interventions on women. The role, status, and education of women are fundamentally important facets of development. Th...

    Laurie C. Miller, Neena Joshi, Mahendra Lohani, Beatrice Rogers, Shubh Mahato, Shibani Ghosh and Patrick Webb

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:183

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Systematic review

    Understanding the effects of socioeconomic status along the breast cancer continuum in Australian women: a systematic review of evidence

    Globally, the provision of equitable outcomes for women with breast cancer is a priority for governments. However, there is growing evidence that a socioeconomic status (SES) gradient exists in outcomes across...

    Greg Lyle, Gilly A. Hendrie and Delia Hendrie

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:182

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  3. Research

    Financial burden of healthcare for cancer patients with social medical insurance: a multi-centered study in urban China

    Cancer accounts for one-fifth of the total deaths in China and brings heavy financial burden to patients and their families. Chinese government has made strong commitment to develop three types of social medic...

    Wenhui Mao, Shenglan Tang, Ying Zhu, Zening Xie and Wen Chen

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:180

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  4. Research

    Factors influencing risky sexual behaviour among Mozambican miners: a socio-epidemiological contribution for HIV prevention framework in Mozambique

    Information dealing with social and behavioural risk factors as well as their mechanisms among Mozambican migrants working in South African mines remains undocumented. This study aims to understand the various...

    Emilia Martins-Fonteyn, Osvaldo Loquiha, Cynthia Baltazar, Subash Thapa, Makini Boothe, Ines Raimundo, Niel Hens, Marc Aerts, Herman Meulemans, Olivier Degomme and Edwin Wouters

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:179

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  5. Review

    The scope and impact of mobile health clinics in the United States: a literature review

    As the U.S. healthcare system transforms its care delivery model to increase healthcare accessibility and improve health outcomes, it is undergoing changes in the context of ever-increasing chronic disease bur...

    Stephanie W. Y. Yu, Caterina Hill, Mariesa L. Ricks, Jennifer Bennet and Nancy E. Oriol

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:178

    Published on: 5 October 2017

  6. Research

    Ageing under unequal circumstances: a cross-sectional analysis of the gender and socioeconomic patterning of functional limitations among the Southern European elderly

    In a context of population ageing, it is a priority for planning and prevention to understand the socioeconomic (SE) patterning of functional limitations and its consequences on healthcare needs. This paper ai...

    Manuel Serrano-Alarcón and Julian Perelman

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:175

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  7. Research

    Comparison of patient perceived primary care quality in public clinics, public hospitals and private clinics in rural China

    In rural China, patients have free choice of health facilities for outpatient services. Comparison studies exploring the attributes of different health facilities can help identify optimal primary care service...

    Wenhua Wang, Elizabeth Maitland, Stephen Nicholas, Ekaterina Loban and Jeannie Haggerty

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:176

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  8. Research

    Equity in health financing of Guangxi after China’s universal health coverage: evidence based on health expenditure comparison in rural Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region from 2009 to 2013

    Healthcare financing should be equitable. Fairness in financial contribution and protection against financial risk is based on the notion that every household should pay a fair share. Health policy makers have...

    Xianjing Qin, Hongye Luo, Jun Feng, Yanning Li, Bo Wei and Qiming Feng

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:174

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  9. Research

    Perceived barriers and enablers to participation in a community-tailored physical activity program with Indigenous Australians in a regional and rural setting: a qualitative study

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have higher rates of chronic disease and a lower life expectancy than non-Indigenous Australians. In non-urban areas these health disparities are even larger. The a...

    Ashleigh Sushames, Terry Engelberg and Klaus Gebel

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:172

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  10. Research

    Leadership and governance of community health worker programmes at scale: a cross case analysis of provincial implementation in South Africa

    National community health worker (CHW) programmes are returning to favour as an integral part of primary health care systems, often on the back of pre-existing community based initiatives. There are significan...

    Helen Schneider and Nonhlanhla Nxumalo

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:72

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  11. Research

    Organisational culture and trust as influences over the implementation of equity-oriented policy in two South African case study hospitals

    This paper uses the concepts of organisational culture and organisational trust to explore the implementation of equity-oriented policies – the Uniform Patient Fee Schedule (UPFS) and Patients’ Rights Charter ...

    Ermin Erasmus, Lucy Gilson, Veloshnee Govender and Moremi Nkosi

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:164

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  12. Research

    Devolution and its effects on health workforce and commodities management – early implementation experiences in Kilifi County, Kenya

    Decentralisation is argued to promote community participation, accountability, technical efficiency, and equity in the management of resources, and has been a recurring theme in health system reforms for sever...

    Benjamin Tsofa, Catherine Goodman, Lucy Gilson and Sassy Molyneux

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:169

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  13. Research

    Negotiating power relations, gender equality, and collective agency: are village health committees transformative social spaces in northern India?

    Participatory health initiatives ideally support progressive social change and stronger collective agency for marginalized groups. However, this empowering potential is often limited by inequalities within com...

    Kerry Scott, Asha S. George, Steven A. Harvey, Shinjini Mondal, Gupteswar Patel and Kabir Sheikh

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:84

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  14. Research

    Exploring how different modes of governance act across health system levels to influence primary healthcare facility managers’ use of information in decision-making: experience from Cape Town, South Africa

    Governance, which includes decision-making at all levels of the health system, and information have been identified as key, interacting levers of health system strengthening. However there is an extensive lite...

    Vera Scott and Lucy Gilson

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:159

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  15. Research

    How does decentralisation affect health sector planning and financial management? a case study of early effects of devolution in Kilifi County, Kenya

    A common challenge for health sector planning and budgeting has been the misalignment between policies, technical planning and budgetary allocation; and inadequate community involvement in priority setting. He...

    Benjamin Tsofa, Sassy Molyneux, Lucy Gilson and Catherine Goodman

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:151

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  16. Research

    “We are toothless and hanging, but optimistic”: sub county managers’ experiences of rapid devolution in coastal Kenya

    In March 2013, Kenya transitioned from a centralized to a devolved system of governance. Within the health sector, this entailed the transfer of service provision functions to 47 newly formed semi-autonomous c...

    Mary M. Nyikuri, Benjamin Tsofa, Philip Okoth, Edwine W. Barasa and Sassy Molyneux

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:113

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  17. Research

    Prospective associations of psychosocial adversity in childhood with risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adulthood: the MRC National Survey of Health and Development

    Studies assessing associations of childhood psychosocial adversity (e.g. sexual abuse, physical neglect, parental death), as opposed to socioeconomic adversity, with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors i...

    Emma L. Anderson, Rishi Caleyachetty, Mai Stafford, Diana Kuh, Rebecca Hardy, Debbie A. Lawlor, Abigail Fraser and Laura D. Howe

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:170

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  18. Research

    Enhancing the get healthy information and coaching service for Aboriginal adults: evaluation of the process and impact of the program

    Non-communicable chronic diseases in Australia contribute to approximately 85% of the total burden of disease; this proportion is greater for Aboriginal communities. The Get Healthy Service (GHS) is effective ...

    E. Quinn, B. J. O’Hara, N. Ahmed, S. Winch, B. McGill, D. Banovic, M. Maxwell and C. Rissel

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:168

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  19. Research

    Changes in catastrophic health expenditure in post-conflict Sierra Leone: an Oaxaca-blinder decomposition analysis

    At the end of the eleven-year conflict in Sierra Leone, a wide range of policies were implemented to address both demand- and supply-side constraints within the healthcare system, which had collapsed during th...

    Ijeoma Edoka, Barbara McPake, Tim Ensor, Rogers Amara and Joseph Edem-Hotah

    International Journal for Equity in Health 2017 16:166

    Published on: 4 September 2017

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