Tag Archives: equity & access

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

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Removing user fees for health services: A multi-epistemological perspective on access…

Publication date: Available online 6 July 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Philipa Mladovsky, Maymouna Ba Plan Sésame (PS) is a user fee exemption policy launched in 2006 to provide free access to health services to Senegalese citizens aged 60 and over.

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Burundi: when will citizens see real protection from malaria?

Preliminary findings from Burundi’s 2015-16 DHS have been made available. The country has a long way to go to meet targets for basic control of malaria. LLIN availability by household is an overall disappointing 32%. Ironically there is greater coverage of households in in urban areas (50%) than rural (30%). There is also great variation among the provinces with 52% coverage in Bujumbura metropolitan but only 19% in Canzuko.

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How seasonality and weather affect perinatal health: Comparing the experiences of indigenous…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 187 Author(s): Sarah MacVicar, Lea Berrang-Ford, Sherilee Harper, Vivienne Steele, Shuaib Lwasa, Didacus Namanya Bambaiha, Sabastien Twesigomwe, Grace Asaasira, Nancy Ross Maternal and newborn health disparities and the health impacts of climate change present grand challenges for global health equity, and there remain knowledge gaps in our understanding of how these challenges intersect.

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Organizational Change Management For Health Equity: Perspectives From The Disparities…

Leaders of health care organizations need to be prepared to improve quality and achieve equity in today’s health care environment characterized by a focus on achieving value and addressing disparities in a diverse population.

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The Role Of Nonprofit Hospitals In Identifying And Addressing Health Inequities In Cities…

For nonprofit hospitals to maintain their tax-exempt status, the Affordable Care Act requires them to conduct a community health needs assessment, in which they evaluate the health needs of the community they serve, and to create an implementation strategy, in which they propose ways to address these needs.

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Emerging Trends Could Exacerbate Health Inequities In The United States [Pursuing Health…

Health inequities among people of different races and ethnicities, geographical locations, and social classes are not a new phenomenon, although the size of the inequities has changed since researchers first began documenting them.

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Mapping Neighborhood Health Geomarkers To Clinical Care Decisions To Promote Equity In Child…

Health disparities, which can be understood as disadvantages in health associated with one’s social, racial, economic, or physical environment, originate in childhood and persist across an individual’s life course.

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