Tag Archives: equity & access

A fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis of 131 countries: which configuration of the…

According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization Commission On Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) for intersectoral action on health, the well-being of and equity in health within a populati…

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From denial to awareness: a conceptual model for obtaining equity in healthcare

Although Swedish legislation prescribes equity in healthcare, studies have reported inequalities, both in face-to-face encounters and in telephone nursing.

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The next Sub Saharan African epidemic? A case study of the determinants of cervical cancer…

Publication date: Available online 14 December 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Joseph Kangmennaang, Elizabeth O.

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Spatially balanced provision of health equipment: a cross-sectional study oriented to the…

Access to health services is in part defined by the spatial distribution of healthcare equipment.

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Setting priorities for knowledge translation of Cochrane reviews for health equity: Evidence…

A focus on equity in health can be seen in many global development goals and reports, research and international declarations.

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Including refugees in disease elimination: challenges observed from a sleeping sickness…

Ensuring equity between forcibly-displaced and host area populations is a key challenge for global elimination programmes.

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malERA: An updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication

by Regina N. Rabinovich, Chris Drakeley, Abdoulaye A. Djimde, B. Fenton Hall, Simon I.

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Income-rich and wealth-poor? The impact of measures of socio-economic status in the analysis of…

Abstract This article aims to investigate the impact of using 2 measures of socio-economic status on the analysis of how informal care and home care use are distributed among older people living in the community.

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Breaking the link between colonialism and global medical missions

Rudyard Kipling spoke to the spirit of the age at the turn of the 20th century when he called on newly minted imperial powers to “go send your sons to exile to serve your captives’ need”. Then, the Western popular imagination was captivated by the myth of the intrepid white civilizer setting off to tame the savage wilds. Unfortunately, this fascination did not die out with the empires it justified. We still see ample evidence of it today, “medical volontourism” being a prime example. Healthcare professionals from Europe and North America are traveling in increasing number to developing countries for short-term assignments.

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Nutrition and WASH: a recipe for success

Nutrition and WASH: a recipe for success hrandall Wed, 08/30/2017 – 13:53 Aug 30, 2017 Mwandwe Chileshe Global Program Associate at 1,000 Days and a Global Health Corps fellow Originally posted on the 1000 Days website.   In the leadup to World Water Week, WaterAid, SHARE (Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity) and Action Against Hunger launched a new report, “The recipe for success,” in which they discuss  a key ingredient for fighting global malnutrition – WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). The report highlights that 50% of undernutrition in children under five is associated with repeated diarrhea and infections resulting from poor WASH conditions. Additionally, poor sanitation is listed as the second leading cause of stunting worldwide.

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How can we build better partnerships for global health?

For our Tuesday, July 27th Salon, we discussed partnerships and interoperability in global health systems. The room housed a wide range of perspectives, from small to large non-governmental organizations to donors and funders to software developers to designers to healthcare professionals to students. Our lead discussants were Josh Nesbit, CEO at Medic Mobile; Jonathan McKay, Global Head of Partnerships and Director of the US Office of Praekelt.org; and Tiffany Lentz, Managing Director, Office of Social Change Initiatives at ThoughtWorks We started by hearing from our discussants on why they had decided to tackle issues in the area of health. Reasons were primarily because health systems were excluding people from care and organizations wanted to find a way to make healthcare inclusive.

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US Climate and Health Alliance provides toolkit for health professionals to act on…

The US Climate and Health Alliance has just launched their new State Policy Initiative. Please explore the online hub, which includes tools and information designed for and by health professionals to help bring the health voice to climate policy. Health professionals can use the tools and resources towards several important goals: to inform policy makers that climate change is a critical health issue; to raise the health voice in state discussions about climate change policy decisions and strengthen support for action at the state level; and to ultimately integrate health and health equity into state climate policies. Start exploring the tools. Why Does the Health Voice Matter?

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Health inequities in the age of austerity: The need for social protection policies

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 187 Author(s): Arne Ruckert, Ronald Labonté This commentary assesses the impacts of the global austerity drive on health inequities in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008.

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Assessing income redistributive effect of health financing in Zambia

Originally posted here:  Assessing income redistributive effect of health financing in Zambia

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