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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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

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  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Brazil conducts many health surveys to provide estimates by national level, macro-regions, states, metropolitan regions and capitals. However, estimates for smaller areas are lacking due to their high cost. Th...

    Authors: Regina Tomie Ivata Bernal, Quéren Hapuque de Carvalho, Jill P. Pell, Alastair H. Leyland, Ruth Dundas, Mauricio Lima Barreto and Deborah Carvalho Malta
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:124
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. Given the persistence of Indigenous health inequities across national contexts, many countries have adopted strategies to improve the health of Indigenous peoples. Governmental recognition of the unique health...

    Authors: Angeline Ferdinand, Michelle Lambert, Leny Trad, Leo Pedrana, Yin Paradies and Margaret Kelaher
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:47
  40. By mid-May 2020, there were over 1.5 million cases of (SARS-CoV-2) or COVID-19 across the U.S. with new confirmed cases continuing to rise following the re-opening of most states. Prior studies have focused ma...

    Authors: Yelena Rozenfeld, Jennifer Beam, Haley Maier, Whitney Haggerson, Karen Boudreau, Jamie Carlson and Rhonda Medows
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:126
  41. Respiratory health conditions appear to be more common among First Nations people versus non-First Nations people in Canada. However, the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its asso...

    Authors: Justin Turner, Travis Holyk, Karen Bartlett, Benna Rathburn, Barbara Karlen, Francis Ervin, Jennifer Wilson and Pat G. Camp
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:123
  42. We studied the frequency of physician visits in the native and immigrant populations in Spain before and after implementation of a governmental measure to restrict the use of public healthcare services by undo...

    Authors: Lourdes Lostao, Elena Ronda, Cruz Pascual, Lucía Cea-Soriano, Almudena Moreno and Enrique Regidor
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:121
  43. Yemen is suffering deadly airstrikes and heavy bombardment since March 2015 which has created one of the most severe humanitarian crises worldwide. In this miserable situation, several communicable diseases ha...

    Authors: Seyyed Meysam Mousavi and Mina Anjomshoa
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:120
  44. Maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa remains high despite programmatic efforts to improve maternal health. In 2007, the Zambian Ministry of Health mandated facility-based maternal death review (MDR) progra...

    Authors: Jean-Bertin Bukasa Kabuya, Arthur Mataka, Gerald Chongo, Luc Kambale Kamavu, Priscilla N’gandu Chola, Christine Manyando, Vincent De Brouwere and Matthew M. Ippolito
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:119

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