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Health, equity and the post-2015 agenda: raising the voices of marginalized communities

Edited by Dr Peter Hill, Dr Ana Lorena Ruano and Mr Eric Friedman​​​​​​​
International Journal for Equity in Health

After more than a year of global consultations, the United Nations convenes to agree on a broad outline of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and begin a year-long state negotiation process. Concerned that the voices of marginalized communities are not being sufficiently sought out and listened to, the international research consortium 'Goals and Governance for Global Health' (Go4Health) has undergone a series of health-focused consultations in marginalized communities in nine countries to seek their views on their essential health needs, accountability, and more. Many of the results and associated lessons are being published in this thematic series.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.

Read the associated blog: "Life after the Millennium Development Goals: Raising the voices of marginalized communities"

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  1. Content type: Research

    Health inequalities disproportionally affect indigenous people in Guatemala. Previous studies have noted that the disadvantageous situation of indigenous people is the result of complex and structural elements...

    Authors: Alejandro Cerón, Ana Lorena Ruano, Silvia Sánchez, Aiken S. Chew, Diego Díaz, Alison Hernández and Walter Flores

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2016 15:77

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  2. Content type: Annotated bibliography

    The purpose of this bibliography is to present studies from peer-reviewed and grey literature that used consultations and other participatory strategies to capture a community’s perspective of their health pri...

    Authors: Faraz Rahim Siddiqui

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:124

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  3. Content type: Research

    The United Nations presented a set of Millennium Development Goals that aimed to improve social and economic development and eradicate poverty by 2015. Most low and middle-income countries will not meet these ...

    Authors: Ana Lorena Ruano, Silvia Sánchez, Fernando José Jerez and Walter Flores

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:57

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Progress towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) amongst Pacific island countries (PICs) has seen mixed results. As focus shifts to formulation of new health-related development goals be...

    Authors: Simon A Sheridan, Claire E Brolan, Lisa Fitzgerald, John Tasserei, Marie-France Maleb, Jean-Jacques Rory and Peter S Hill

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:80

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  5. Content type: Research

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders persistently experience a significantly lower standard of health in comparison to non-Indigenous Australians. The factors contributing to this disparity are complex and e...

    Authors: Josifini T Baba, Claire E Brolan and Peter S Hill

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:56

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  6. Content type: Research

    Equity should be implicit within universal health coverage (UHC) however, emerging evidence is showing that without adequate focus on measurement of equity, vulnerable populations may continue to receive inade...

    Authors: Anna M Rodney and Peter S Hill

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:72

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    If human rights are “inalienable rights of all members of the human family”, as is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, then no government should be allowed to deny people of them. When some...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms and Rachel Hammonds

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:68

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    Global discussion on the post-2015 development goals, to replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire on 31 December 2015, is well underway. While the Millennium Development Goals focused on redre...

    Authors: Claire E Brolan, Sameera Hussain, Eric A Friedman, Ana Lorena Ruano, Moses Mulumba, Itai Rusike, Claudia Beiersmann and Peter S Hill

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:66

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  9. Content type: Editorial

    In September 2012 the United Nations (UN) initiated a process that would extend and enhance the unfinished agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), integrating a new vision for sustainable developmen...

    Authors: Ana Lorena Ruano, Eric A Friedman and Peter S Hill

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:82

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  10. Content type: Research

    In the year 2000, a set of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were presented as a way to channel global efforts into the reduction of poverty and the promotion of social development. A global discussion...

    Authors: Moses Mulumba, Juliana Nantaba, Claire E Brolan, Ana Lorena Ruano, Katie Brooker and Rachel Hammonds

    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2014 13:76

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