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  1. Health-related stigma is a complex phenomenon, the experience of which intersects with those of other adversities arising from a diversity of social inequalities and oppressive identities like gender, sexualit...

    Authors: Sarju Sing Rai, Ruth M. H. Peters, Elena V. Syurina, Irwanto Irwanto, Denise Naniche and Marjolein B. M. Zweekhorst
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:206
  2. Although the Thai government has introduced policies to promote the health of migrants, it is still the case that urban refugees and asylum seekers (URAS) seem to be neglected. This study aimed to explore the ...

    Authors: Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Pigunkaew Sinam, Mathudara Phaiyarom, Nareerut Pudpong, Sataporn Julchoo, Watinee Kunpeuk and Panithee Thammawijaya
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:205
  3. High price is a major challenge limiting access to essential medicines especially among the poorest families in developing countries. The study aims to compare the prices of medicines used in the management of...

    Authors: Rashid Bakari Kirua, Mary Justin Temu and Amani Thomas Mori
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:203
  4. While in general a country’s life expectancy increases with national income, some countries “punch above their weight”, while some “punch below their weight” – achieving higher or lower life expectancy than wo...

    Authors: Toby Freeman, Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Clare Bambra, Elsa Regina Justo Giugliani, Jennie Popay, David Sanders, James Macinko, Connie Musolino and Fran Baum
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:202
  5. Mobile clinics have been used to deliver primary health care to populations that otherwise experience difficulty in accessing services. Indigenous populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United ...

    Authors: Hannah Beks, Geraldine Ewing, James A. Charles, Fiona Mitchell, Yin Paradies, Robyn A. Clark and Vincent L. Versace
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:201
  6. Reproductive and child health interventions are essential to improving population health in Africa. In Mozambique, although some progress on reproductive and child health has been made, knowledge of social ine...

    Authors: Chanvo Daca, Miguel San Sebastian, Carlos Arnaldo and Barbara Schumann
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:200
  7. While the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is an ongoing worldwide, including South Korea (hereinafter Korea), it is impossible to predict the duration of the pandemic. To stop the spread of COVID-...

    Authors: Ja Young Kim, Jin-Ok Han and Heeyoung Lee
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:198
  8. Mental health in a context of international migration is a particularly pressing issue, as migration is recognised as a social determinant of physical and mental health. As Chile is increasingly becoming a rec...

    Authors: Alice Blukacz, Báltica Cabieses and Niina Markkula
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:197
  9. Like many other Latin America- and Caribbean countries, Peru has introduced a tax-financed health insurance scheme called “Sistema Integral de Salud (SIS)” to foster progress towards Universal Health Coverage....

    Authors: Eduardo Ramos Rosas, Volker Winkler, Stephan Brenner and Manuela De Allegri
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:195
  10. Approximately 34.8% of the Ugandan population is adolescents. The national teenage pregnancy rate is 25% and in Kibuku district, 17.6% of adolescents aged 12–19 years have begun child bearing. Adolescents moth...

    Authors: Rebecca R. Apolot, Moses Tetui, Evelyne B. Nyachwo, Linda Waldman, Rosemary Morgan, Christine Aanyu, Aloysius Mutebi, Suzanne N. Kiwanuka and Elizabeth Ekirapa
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:191
  11. Engaging communities in health facility management and monitoring is an effective strategy to increase health system responsiveness. Many developing countries have used community scorecard (CSC) to encourage c...

    Authors: Shehrin Shaila Mahmood, Sabrina Rasheed, Asiful Haidar Chowdhury, Aazia Hossain, Mohammad Abdus Selim, Shahidul Hoque and Abbas Bhuiya
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:155
  12. The government of Bangladesh initiated community clinics (CC) to extend the reach of public health services and these facilities were planned to be run through community participation. However, utilisation of ...

    Authors: S. M. A. Hanifi, Aazia Hossain, Asiful Haidar Chowdhury, Shahidul Hoque, Mohammad Abdus Selim, Shehrin Shaila Mahmood and Abbas Bhuiya
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:149
  13. The community score card (CSC) is a participatory monitoring and evaluation tool that has been employed to strengthen the mutual accountability of health system and community actors. In this paper we describe ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho, Noel Namuhani, Rebecca Racheal Apolot, Christine Aanyu, Aloysuis Mutebi, Moses Tetui, Suzanne N. Kiwanuka, Faith Adong Ayen, Dennis Mwesige, Ahmed Bumbha, Ligia Paina and David H. Peters
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:145
  14. Families living in poor socio-economic circumstances, already confronted with social and health inequalities, are often not reached by family-based addiction prevention services. Besides quantitative models an...

    Authors: Andreas Pfister, Nikola Koschmieder and Sabrina Wyss
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:194
  15. Social class is frequently used as a means of ranking the population to expose inequalities in health, but less often as a means of understanding the social processes of causation. We explored how effectively ...

    Authors: Welcome Wami, Gerry McCartney, Mel Bartley, Duncan Buchanan, Ruth Dundas, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Rich Mitchell and David Walsh
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:193
  16. Governments are incentivized to develop and implement health action programs focused on equity to ensure progress with effective strategies or interventions.

    Authors: Nathaly Garzón-Orjuela, Daniel Felipe Samacá-Samacá, Silvia Catalina Luque Angulo, Carmen Verônica Mendes Abdala, Ludovic Reveiz and Javier Eslava-Schmalbach
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:192
  17. Mental health conditions have been shown to disproportionately affect those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Somali communities globally have relatively high levels of mental illness, ...

    Authors: Catherine Linney, Siyan Ye, Sabi Redwood, Abdi Mohamed, Abdullahi Farah, Lucy Biddle and Esther Crawley
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:190
  18. There has been mounting evidence of the disproportionate involvement of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the UK, this racial disparity was brought to the fore by...

    Authors: Akaninyene Otu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:189
  19. Forced migrants can be exposed to various stressors that can impact their health and wellbeing. How the different stages in the migration process impacts health is however poorly explored. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Jasmin Haj-Younes, Elisabeth Marie Strømme, Jannicke Igland, Bernadette Kumar, Eirik Abildsnes, Wegdan Hasha and Esperanza Diaz
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:188
  20. Participatory governance is about state and society jointly responsible for political decisions and services. The origins and trajectory of participatory governance initiatives are determined by the socio-poli...

    Authors: Qamar Mahmood and Carles Muntaner
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:173
  21. Costa Rica, similar to many other Latin American countries is undergoing population aging at a fast pace. As a result of the epidemiological transition, the prevalence of diabetes has increased. This condition...

    Authors: Carolina Santamaría-Ulloa and Melina Montero-López
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:172
  22. Since the early 1990s, Colombia has made great strides in extending healthcare coverage to its population. In order to measure the impact of these efforts, it is important to assess whether the introduction of...

    Authors: Jorge Garcia-Ramirez, Zlatko Nikoloski and Elias Mossialos
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:168
  23. People living a trans-life require access to equitable healthcare services, policies and research that address their needs. However, trans people have experienced different forms of violence, discrimination, s...

    Authors: Mariana Calderón-Jaramillo, Ángel Mendoza, Natalia Acevedo, Luz Janeth Forero-Martínez, Sandra Marcela Sánchez and Juan Carlos Rivillas-García
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:148
  24. Social and community participation is a fundamental component of the development of renewed primary healthcare (PHC). With the recognition of health as a right, such participation is a significant part of the ...

    Authors: Laura Catalina Blandón-Lotero and Marta Cecilia Jaramillo-Mejía
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:129
  25. In 2007 Uruguay began a reform in the health sector towards the construction of a National Integrated Health System (SNIS), based on public insurance with private and public provision. The main objective of th...

    Authors: Cecilia González and Patricia Triunfo
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:127
  26. In Australia, models of care have been developed to train antenatal care providers to promote oral health among pregnant women. However, these models are underpinned by Western values of maternity care that do...

    Authors: Ariana C. Kong, Mariana S. Sousa, Lucie Ramjan, Michelle Dickson, Joanne Goulding, Kylie Gwynne, Folau Talbot, Nathan Jones, Ravi Srinivas and Ajesh George
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:187
  27. Globally, and in India, research has highlighted the importance of community engagement in achieving national vaccination goals and in promoting health equity. However, community engagement is not well-defined...

    Authors: Tapati Dutta, Beth E. Meyerson, Jon Agley, Priscilla A. Barnes, Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin and Jill Nicholson-Crotty
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:185
  28. In healthcare, we find an industry that typifies the unique blend of racism, classism, and other forms of structural discrimination that comprise the U.S. caste system—the artificially-constructed and legally-...

    Authors: Karthik Sivashanker, Cheri Couillard, Jennifer Goldsmith, Normella Walker and Sunil Eappen
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:184
  29. Changes in the values, attitudes, and interactions of both service users and health care providers are central to social accountability processes in reproductive health. However, there is little consensus on h...

    Authors: Victoria Boydell, Petrus S. Steyn, Joanna Paula Cordero, Ndema Habib, My Huong Nguyen, Dela Nai and Donat Shamba
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:183
  30. COVID-19 which started in Wuhan, China and swiftly expanded geographically worldwide, including to Low to Middle Income Countries (LMICs). This in turn raised numerous ethical concerns in preparedness, knowled...

    Authors: Faouzia Tanveer, Ali Talha Khalil, Muhammad Ali and Zabta Khan Shinwari
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:182
  31. Gender as a social construct contributes to determine who migrates and which migration-related risks and opportunities emerge in all phases of the migration trajectory. Simultaneously, migration influences the...

    Authors: Lisa Wandschneider, Stephanie Batram-Zantvoort, Oliver Razum and Céline Miani
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:181
  32. This narrative review was conducted to synthesize and summarize available up-to-date evidence on current health status, including both non-communicable diseases and infectious diseases, of migrants and refugee...

    Authors: Nataliia Bakunina, Artyom Gil, Vitaly Polushkin, Boris Sergeev, Margarita Flores, Igor Toskin, Viktoriya Madyanova and Ruslan Khalfin
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:180
  33. Responsiveness has become an important health system performance indicator in evaluating the ability of health care systems to meet patients’ expectations. However, its measurement in sub-Saharan Africa remain...

    Authors: Paul Joseph Amani, Malale Tungu, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Angwara Denis Kiwara, Gasto Frumence and Miguel San Sebastián
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:179
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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

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

  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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