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  1. The COVID-19 crisis in India negatively impacted mental health due to both the disease and the harsh lockdown, yet there are almost no qualitative studies describing mental health impacts or the strategies of ...

    Authors: Kaaren Mathias, Meenal Rawat, Sharad Philip and Nathan Grills

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:224

    Content type: Research

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  2. It is well established that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations face considerable health inequities, exacerbated by poorer healthcare quality. Patient experience is recognised as a major contribu...

    Authors: Benjamin Jones, David Heslop and Reema Harrison

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:222

    Content type: Systematic review

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  3. Persistent low rates of case notification and treatment coverage reflect that accessing diagnosis and treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in Nigeria remains a challenge, even though it is provide...

    Authors: Charity Oga-Omenka, Florence Bada, Aderonke Agbaje, Patrick Dakum, Dick Menzies and Christina Zarowsky

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:221

    Content type: Research

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  4. This editorial provides an introduction to the special issue on “Lessons about intervening in accountability ecosystems: implementation of community scorecards in Bangladesh and Uganda”. We start by describing...

    Authors: Sara Bennett, Eizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Shehrin Shaila Mahmood, Ligia Paina and David H. Peters

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:220

    Content type: Editorial

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  5. As a key part of the new round of health reform, the zero-markup drug policy (ZMDP) removed the profit margins of drug sales at public health care facilities, and had some effects to the operation of these ins...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Jiang, Ping He, Dawei Zhu, Xuefeng Shi and Qingyue Meng

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:219

    Content type: Research

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  6. Residential segregation can foster health inequality mechanisms by increasing stress related to neighborhood violence and disorder.

    Authors: Nihaya Daoud, Samira Alfayumi-Zeadna, Aviad Tur-Sinai, Nabil Geraisy and Ilan Talmud

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:218

    Content type: Research

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  7. The National Health Mission (NHM), the largest ever publicly funded health programme worldwide, used over half of the national health budget in India and primarily aimed to improve maternal and child health in...

    Authors: Sanjay K. Mohanty, Radhe Shyam Mishra, Suyash Mishra and Soumendu Sen

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:217

    Content type: Research

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  8. While equity is a central concern in promoting Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the impact of social exclusion on equity in UHC remains underexplored. This paper examines challenges faced by socially excluded ...

    Authors: Jeannie Samuel, Walter Flores and Ariel Frisancho

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:216

    Content type: Research

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  9. Increasing mortality among men from drugs, alcohol and suicides is a growing public health concern in many countries. Collectively known as “deaths of despair”, they are seen to stem from unprecedented economi...

    Authors: Mirjam Allik, Denise Brown, Ruth Dundas and Alastair H. Leyland

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:215

    Content type: Research

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  10. Dying at home is the most frequent preference of patients with advanced chronic conditions, their caregivers, and the general population. However, most deaths continue to occur in hospitals. The objective of t...

    Authors: Andreu Nolasco, Manuel Fernández-Alcántara, Pamela Pereyra-Zamora, María José Cabañero-Martínez, José M. Copete, Adriana Oliva-Arocas and Julio Cabrero-García

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:214

    Content type: Research

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  11. One in four Kenyans aged 18–69 years have raised blood pressure. Despite this high prevalence of hypertension and known association between socioeconomic status and hypertension, there is limited understanding...

    Authors: Samwel Maina Gatimu and Thomas Wiswa John

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:213

    Content type: Research

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  12. Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women in the developed world. In order to find developing cancers in an early stage, BC screening is commonly used. In Flanders, screening is performed in and ou...

    Authors: L. Ding, S. Jidkova, M. J. W. Greuter, K. Van Herck, M. Goossens, P. Martens, G. H. de Bock and G. Van Hal

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:212

    Content type: Research

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  13. Jiangsu was one of the first four pilot provinces to engage in comprehensive health care reform in China, which has been on-going for the past 5 years. This study aims to evaluate the equity, efficiency and pr...

    Authors: Qian Li, Jianjun Wei, Fengchang Jiang, Guixiang Zhou, Rilei Jiang, Meijuan Chen, Xu Zhang and Wanjin Hu

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:211

    Content type: Research

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  14. Culturally competent maternity care provision to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women was identified as a priority area by Australia’s National Maternity Services Plan in 2011. While midwifery programs ...

    Authors: Rosalie D. Thackrah, Jennifer Wood and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:210

    Content type: Research

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  15. The province of Quebec (Canada) has implemented a breast cancer screening program to diagnose this cancer at an early stage. The strategy is to refer women 50 to 69 years old for a mammogram every two years by...

    Authors: Marie-France Raynault, Christelle Féthière and Dominique Côté

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:209

    Content type: Research

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  16. Informal caregiving during hospitalization of older adults is significantly related to hospital processes and patient outcomes. Studies in home settings demonstrate that ethno-cultural background is related to...

    Authors: Ksenya Shulyaev, Nurit Gur-Yaish, Efrat Shadmi and Anna Zisberg

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:208

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Systematic review

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  24. 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

    Content type: Review

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Systematic review

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Review

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research

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  46. 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

    Content type: Review

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