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Poverty is the big thing”: exploring financial, transportation, and opportunity costs associated with fistula management and repair in Nigeria and Uganda
Women living with obstetric fistula often live in poverty and in remote areas far from hospitals offering surgical repair. These women and their families face a range of costs while accessing fistula repair, s…

Authors: Emmanuel Nwala and Charlotte E. Warren

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:70

Published on: 1 June 2018

Measuring financial protection against catastrophic health expenditures: methodological challenges for global monitoring
Monitoring financial protection against catastrophic health expenditures is important to understand how health financing arrangements in a country protect its population against high costs associated with acce…

Authors: Justine Hsu, Gabriela Flores, David Evans, Anne Mills and Kara Hanson

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:69

Published on: 31 May 2018

We are everything to everyone”: a systematic review of factors influencing the accountability relationships of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers (AHWs) in the Australian health system
Health policy in Australia positions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (AHWs) as central to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health, with high expectations of their c…

Authors: Stephanie M. Topp, Alexandra Edelman and Sean Taylor

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:67

Published on: 30 May 2018

Barriers to HIV testing among male clients of female sex workers in Indonesia
Frequent engagement of men in sexual encounters with female sex workers (FSWs) without using condoms places them at a high risk for HIV infection. HIV testing has been noted to be among important strategies to…

Authors: Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Anastasia Suci Sukmawati, Pius Almindu Leki Berek, Ernawati, Elisabeth Kristanti, Sri Sunaringsih Ika Wardojo, Isaias Budi Cahaya and Lillian Mwanri

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:68

Published on: 30 May 2018

Assessing the community-level impact of a decade of user fee policy shifts on health facility deliveries in Kenya, 2003-2014
The long-term impact of user fee removal policies on health service utilization in low- and middle-income countries may vary depending on the context in which they are implemented, including whether there are …

Authors: Francis Obare, Timothy Abuya, Dennis Matanda and Ben Bellows

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:65

Published on: 25 May 2018

Community health workers and accountability: reflections from an international “think-in”
Community health workers (CHWs) are frequently put forward as a remedy for lack of health system capacity, including challenges associated with health service coverage and with low community engagement in the …

Authors: Marta Schaaf, Jonathan Fox, Stephanie M. Topp, Caitlin Warthin, Lynn P. Freedman, Rachel Sullivan Robinson, Thiagarajan, Kerry Scott, Thoko Maboe, Margareth Zanchetta, Ana Lorena Ruano, Maryse Kok and Svea Closser

Citation:International Geneticresearch  for Equity in Health 2018 17:66

Published on: 25 May 2018

Geographic health inequalities in Norway: a Gini analysis of cross-county differences in mortality from 1980 to 2014
This study aims at quantifying the level and changes over time of inequality in age-specific mortality and life expectancy between the 19 Norwegian counties from 1980 to 2014.

Authors: Eirin K. Skaftun, Stéphane Verguet, Ole F. Norheim and Kjell A. Johansson

Citation:International geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:64

Published on: 24 May 2018

Inequity in the utilization of antenatal and delivery care in Yangon region, Myanmar: a cross-sectional study
Equity of access to and utilization of healthcare across socio-economic groups is important to achieve universal health coverage. Although the utilization of antenatal and delivery care has been increasing in …

Authors: Aye Nyein Moe Myint, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Thein Thein Htay, Myint Myint Wai, Johanne Sundby and Espen Bjertness

Citation:International geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:63

Published on: 22 May 2018

Exploring HIV risks, testing and prevention among sub-Saharan African community members in Australia
Significant health disparities persist regarding new and late Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) diagnoses among sub-Saharan African (SSA) communities in Australia. Personal/cultural beliefs and practices infl…

Authors: Amy B. Mullens, Jennifer Kelly, Joseph Debattista, Tania M. Phillips, Zhihong Gu and Fungisai Siggins

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:62

Published on: 21 May 2018

The impact of telephone follow up on adverse events for Aboriginal people with chronic disease in new South Wales, Australia: a retrospective cohort study
Chronic diseases are more prevalent and occur at a much younger age in Aboriginal people in Australia compared with non-Aboriginal people. Aboriginal people also have higher rates of unplanned hospital readmis…

Authors: Amanda Jayakody, Erin Passmore, Christopher Oldmeadow, Jamie Bryant, Mariko Carey, Eunice Simons, Aaron Cashmore, Louise Maher, Kiel Hennessey, Jacinta Bunfield, Maurice Terare, Andrew Milat and Rob Sanson-Fisher

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:60

Published on: 18 May 2018

Estimating benefit equity of government health subsidy in healthcare Services in Shandong Province, China: a cross-sectional study
Government health subsidy (GHS) is an effective tool to improve population health in China. Ensuring an equitable allocation of GHS, particularly among the poorer socio-economic groups, is a major goal of Chin…

Authors: Wenzhe Qin, Lingzhong Xu, Jiajia Li, Long Sun, Gan Ding, Hui Shao and Ningze Xu

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:61

Published on: 18 May 2018

Inequities and their determinants in coverage of maternal health services in Burkina Faso
Poor and marginalized segments of society often display the worst health status due to limited access to health enhancing interventions. It follows that in order to enhance the health status of entire populati…

Authors: Takondwa Mwase, Stephan Brenner, Jacob Mazalale, Julia Lohmann, Saidou Hamadou, Serge M. A. Somda, Valery Ridde and Manuela De Allegri

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:58

Published on: 11 May 2018

Decomposing health inequality with population-based surveys: a case study in Rwanda
Ensuring equal access to care and providing financial risk protection are at the center of the global health agenda. While Rwanda has made impressive progress in improving health outcomes, inequalities in medi…

Authors: Kai Liu and Chunling Lu

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:57

Published on: 10 May 2018

Disparities in cervical screening participation: a comparison of Russian, Somali and Kurdish immigrants with the general Finnish population
Cervical cancer is currently ranked as the fourth commonly diagnosed cancer in women globally. A higher incidence has been reported in low- and-middle-income countries, and the disease poses significant public…

Authors: Esther E. Idehen, Päivikki Koponen, Tommi Härkänen, Mari Kangasniemi, Anna-Maija Pietilä and Tellervo Korhonen

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:56

Published on: 4 May 2018

 

Challenges for the surgical capacity building of township hospitals among the Central China: a retrospective study
China’s rapid transition in healthcare service system has posed considerable challenges for the primary care system. Little is known regarding the capacity of township hospitals (THs) to deliver surgical care …

Authors: Zhong Li, Jian Yang, Yue Wu, Zijin Pan, Xiaoqun He, Boyang Li and Liang Zhang

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:55

Published on: 2 May 2018

Study on the equity of medical services utilization for elderly enrolled in different basic social medical insurance systems in an underdeveloped city of Southwest China
The equity of medical services utilization for elderly individuals enrolled in different basic social medical insurance systems holds significant meaning for social harmony against a background of demographic …

Authors: Rao Chen, Ning-xiu Li and Xiang Liu

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:54

Published on: 2 May 2018

Equity in patient experiences of primary care in community health centers using primary care assessment tool: a comparison of rural-to-urban migrants and urban locals in Guangdong, China
The equity of rural-to-urban migrants’ health care utilization is already on China’s agenda. The Chinese government has been embarking on efforts to improve the financial and geographical accessibility of heal…

Authors: Chenwen Zhong, Li Kuang, Lina Li, Yuan Liang, Jie Mei and Li Li

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:51

Published on: 27 April 2018

 

 

 

Inequalities in health and health risk factors in the Southern African Development Community: evidence from World Health Surveys
Socioeconomic inequalities in health have been documented in many countries including those in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). However, a comprehensive assessment of health inequalities and …

Authors: Stella M. Umuhoza and John E. Ataguba

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:52

Published on: 27 April 2018

Catastrophic healthcare expenditure and impoverishment in tropical deltas: evidence from the Mekong Delta region
Universal health coverage implies that people obtain the health services they need without experiencing financial hardship. While the factors contributing to catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) among househo…

Authors: Sayem Ahmed, Sylvia Szabo and Kristine Nilsen

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:53

Published on: 27 April 2018

Use of family planning and child health services in the private sector: an equity analysis of 12 DHS surveys
A key component of universal health coverage is the ability to access quality healthcare without financial hardship. Poorer individuals are less likely to receive care than wealthier individuals, leading to im…

Authors: Nirali M. Chakraborty and Andrea Sprockett

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:50

Published on: 24 April 2018

A comparative study of unintentional injuries among schooling left-behind, migrant and residential children in China
Children who suffer from parental migration have been manifested to exhibit physical and mental impairments at higher rates. This current study aims to explore unintentional injury disparity among schooling le…

Authors: Hongwei Hu, Jiamin Gao, Haochen Jiang and Pingnan Xing

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:47

Published on: 23 April 2018

Critical considerations for the practical utility of health equity tools: a concept mapping study
Promoting health equity within health systems is a priority and challenge worldwide. Health equity tools have been identified as one strategy for integrating health equity considerations into health systems. A…

Authors: Bernadette Pauly, Wanda Martin, Kathleen Perkin, Thea van Roode, Albert Kwan, Tobie Patterson, Samantha Tong, Cheryl Prescott, Bruce Wallace, Trevor Hancock and Marjorie MacDonald

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:48

Published on: 23 April 2018

Determinants of National Health Insurance enrolment in Ghana across the life course: Are the results consistent between surveys?
Ghana is currently undergoing a profound demographic transition, with large increases in the number of older adults in the population. Older adults require greater levels of healthcare as illness and disabilit…

Authors: Nele van der Wielen, Jane Falkingham and Andrew Amos Channon

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:49

Published on: 23 April 2018

Doing battle with “the monster”: How high-risk heterosexuals experience and successfully manage HIV stigma as a barrier to HIV testing
Annual HIV testing is recommended for populations at-risk for HIV in the United States, including heterosexuals geographically connected to urban high-risk areas (HRA) with elevated rates of HIV prevalence and…

Authors: Marya Gwadz, Noelle R. Leonard, Sylvie Honig, Robert Freeman, Alexandra Kutnick and Amanda S. Ritchie

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:46

Published on: 20 April 2018

Prevalence and intensity of catastrophic health care expenditures in Iran from 2008 to 2015: a study on Iranian household income and expenditure survey
Households exposure to catastrophic health expenditure is a valuable measure to monitor financial protection in health sector payments. The present study had two aims: first, to estimate the prevalence and int…

Authors: Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Mina Bahrampour, Arash Rashidian, Ali-Akbar Haghdoost, Mohammadreza Akbari Javar and Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani

Citation:International Geneticresearch for Equity in Health 2018 17:44

Published on: 13 April 2018