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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

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

  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Evidence to date indicates that patients from ethnic minority backgrounds may experience disparity in the quality and safety of health care they receive due to a range of socio-cultural factors. Although heigh...

    Authors: Ashfaq Chauhan, Merrilyn Walton, Elizabeth Manias, Ramesh Lahiru Walpola, Holly Seale, Monika Latanik, Desiree Leone, Stephen Mears and Reema Harrison
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:118
  36. Caesarean section (C-section) rates are often low among the poor and very high among the better-off in low- and middle-income countries. We examined to what extent these differences are explained by medical ne...

    Authors: Lisa van der Spek, Sterre Sanglier, Hillary M. Mabeya, Thomas van den Akker, Paul L. J. M. Mertens and Tanja A. J. Houweling
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:117
  37. This paper addresses a critical concern in realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights through policies and programs – the relationship between power and accountability. We examine accountability strat...

    Authors: Gita Sen, Aditi Iyer, Sreeparna Chattopadhyay and Rajat Khosla
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:111
  38. The People’s Health Movement (PHM) was formed in 2000 and drew inspiration from the Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care’s ‘Health for All’ (1978). Since then PHM has been an active part of a global cou...

    Authors: Connie Musolino, Fran Baum, Toby Freeman, Ronald Labonté, Chiara Bodini and David Sanders
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:116
  39. Ending the HIV epidemic requires that women living with HIV (WLWH) have access to structurally competent HIV-related and other health care. WLWH may not regularly engage in care due to inadequate quality; howe...

    Authors: Whitney S. Rice, Faith E. Fletcher, Busola Akingbade, Mary Kan, Samantha Whitfield, Shericia Ross, C. Ann Gakumo, Igho Ofotokun, Deborah J. Konkle-Parker, Mardge H. Cohen, Gina M. Wingood, Brian W. Pence, Adaora A. Adimora, Tonya N. Taylor, Tracey E. Wilson, Sheri D. Weiser…
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:115
  40. Preliminary reports suggest that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID− 19) pandemic has led to disproportionate morbidity and mortality among historically disadvantaged populations. We investigate the racial an...

    Authors: Aniruddh P. Patel, Manish D. Paranjpe, Nina P. Kathiresan, Manuel A. Rivas and Amit V. Khera
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:114
  41. There is little verified information on the global health status of undocumented migrants (UMs). Our aim is to compare the prevalence of the main chronic diseases and of multimorbidity in undocumented migrants...

    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 2020 19:113
  42. The process of medical tariffs setting in Iran remains to be a contentious issue and is heavily criticized by many stakeholders. This paper explores the experience of setting health care services tariffs in th...

    Authors: Leila Doshmangir, Arash Rashidian, Farhad Kouhi and Vladimir Sergeevich Gordeev
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:112
  43. Public primary health care and district health systems play important roles in expanding healthcare access and promoting equity. This study explored and described accountability for this mandate as perceived a...

    Authors: Fidele Kanyimbu Mukinda, Sara Van Belle and Helen Schneider
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:110
  44. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the world’s most inequitable region in terms of wealth distribution. The full scale of social inequalities in health has been hidden by the lack of reliable data. This ...

    Authors: Michael Silva-Peñaherrera, María Lopez-Ruiz, Pamela Merino-Salazar, Antonio Ramón Gómez-García and Fernando G. Benavides
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:109
  45. Community-based programs in rural low-and middle-income country settings are well-placed to conduct gender transformative activities that aid program sustainability and catalyse wider social change, such as re...

    Authors: M. Gupta, A. Rahman, N. C. Dutta, D. Nambiar, R. Ivers and J. Jagnoor
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:108
  46. Indigenous people experience significant poor oral health outcomes and poorer access to oral health care in comparison to the general population. The integration of oral health care with primary health care ha...

    Authors: Richa Shrivastava, Yves Couturier, Felix Girard, Lucie Papineau and Elham Emami
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:107

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