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  1. Family physician-contracted service (FPCs) has been recently implemented in Chinese primary care settings. This study was aimed at measuring the effects of FPCs on residents’ health-related quality of life (HR...

    Authors: Sha Lai, Li Lu, Zhongliang Zhou, Chi Shen, Xiaowei Yang, Yaxin Zhao and Xiaolong Zhang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:15
  2. Help seeking behaviour amongst married women who experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has received limited attention in Africa. This study examines the geographic variation and investigates determinants...

    Authors: Muluken Dessalegn Muluneh, Yeshemebet Worku Alemu and Maereg Wagnew Meazaw
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:13
  3. Despite being the wealthiest and one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the United States has the greatest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths. What accounts for this failure? The dis...

    Authors: Neil A. (Tony) Holtzman
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:3
  4. This paper aimed at estimating the resources required to implement a community Score Card by a typical rural district health team in Uganda, as a mechanism for fostering accountability, utilization and quality...

    Authors: Anthony Ssebagereka, Rebecca Racheal Apolot, Evelyne Baelvina Nyachwo and Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:2
  5. Uterine fibroids, the most common cause of gynecologic surgery, have a reported cumulative incidence of 59% among Black women in the U.S. Uterine fibroids negatively impact the quality of women’s lives. No stu...

    Authors: Christophe Millien, Anatole Manzi, Arlene M. Katz, Hannah Gilbert, Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Paul E. Farmer and Joia Mukherjee
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2021 20:1
  6. 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
  7. We examined urban-rural differences in educational inequalities in mortality in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Finland in the context of macroeconomic changes. Educational inequalities a...

    Authors: M. Leinsalu, A. Baburin, D. Jasilionis, J. Krumins, P. Martikainen and A. Stickley
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2020 19:223
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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

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