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Health systems under stress: health service responses, human resource adaptation, and technological innovation resulting from the covid-19 pandemic

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This call for papers is jointly organized by the International Journal for Equity in Health and Health Systems Global, the organizer of the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.

This special issue will focus on the symposium’s overarching theme Health Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing Lessons for Current and Future Global Challenges, specifically about health systems under stress: health service responses, human resource adaptation and technological innovation resulting from the covid-19 pandemic.

You can read more about the symposium/special issue theme and sub-themes here.

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About the Collection

This call for papers is jointly organized by the International Journal for Equity in Health and Health Systems Global, the organizer of the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.

Accepted papers will be published as part of a special issue for the journal on the Seventh Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, which took place between October 31 and November 4, 2022, in Bogota, Colombia.

This special issue will focus on the symposium’s overarching theme Health Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing Lessons for Current and Future Global Challenges, specifically about health systems under stress: health service responses, human resource adaptation and technological innovation resulting from the covid-19 pandemic.

You can read more about the symposium/special issue theme and sub-themes here.

Original research articles as well as review papers are invited. We particularly welcome papers that not only analyze problems but seek to provide solutions and insights into a path forward that improves health system performance.

Please submit long, structured abstracts of maximum 350 words as a Word document to abstracts.ijeqh@gmail.com by May 1, 2023. Your submission must include an introduction/background, aim, methods, findings, and conclusion. Please, also include title and list of co-authors with affiliations. All submissions must be in English and should fit within the journal’s scope and full manuscripts should be able to follow our instructions for authors. All papers should be ready to submit by October 1, 2023.

Papers that receive positive reviews but are not deemed suitable for this supplement, while still fulfilling the scope, may be considered for individual publication at the International Journal for Equity in Health. It is our aim that, at a minimum, 60-70% of papers will come from a first author based in a low or middle-income country.

Image credit: Health System Global

  1. Patient satisfaction is an important outcome domain of patient-centered care. Medical humanization follows the patient-centered principle and provides a more holistic view to treat patients. The COVID-19 pande...

    Authors: Xiaoou Bu, Yao Wang, Yawen Du, Chuanglu Mu, Wenjun Zhang and Pei Wang
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:40
  2. This study analyses the survival of hospitalized patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) due to COVID-19 and identifies the risk groups for death due to COVID-19 from the identification of poten...

    Authors: Carlos Martins Neto, Maria dos Remédios Freitas Carvalho Branco, Alcione Miranda dos Santos and Bruno Luciano Carneiro Alves de Oliveira
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:33
  3. Migrant seasonal agricultural workers face conditions of material vulnerability such as inadequate housing difficulties prevent access to running water supplies. The purpose of this study is to explore the per...

    Authors: Luis Alejandro Rodríguez-Guerrero, Iratxe Pérez-Urdiales, Astrid Escrig-Piñol, María del Mar Jiménez-Lasserrotte, María del Mar Pastor-Bravo, José Tomás Mateos and Erica Briones-Vozmediano
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:31
  4. In Brazil, a country of continental dimensions, the health needs of each region have an impact. In this context and the name of the principle of equity, the SUS organizes actions especially aimed at social gro...

    Authors: Luiz Oscar Machado Martins, Marcio Fernandes dos Reis, Alfredo Chaoubah and Guilhermina Rego
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:21
  5. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting individuals and society's physical and mental health. Despite the lack of any definite and effective therapeutic regimen, public health measures such as quarantine and isolat...

    Authors: Jaime Kristoffer Punzalan, Monserrat Guingona, Elgie Gregorio, Jhufel Ferraren, Mark Anthony Sta. Elena, Marvin Valaquio, Floro Dave Arnuco, Mary Germeyn Punzalan, Rosemarie Arciaga, Torres Woolley, Afdal Kunting, Dulce Amor Miravite and Fortunato Cristobal
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:20
  6. Socioeconomic inequalities in the population influence access to health services and constitute a challenge for health systems, especially in low- and middle-income countries. In Peru, an increase in the use o...

    Authors: Renato Díaz-Ruiz, Rodrigo Vargas-Fernández, Carlos Rojas-Roque and Akram Hernández-Vásquez
    Citation: International Journal for Equity in Health 2024 23:10

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This Collection welcomes submission of original research articles as well as review papers. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Health systems under stress: health service responses, human resource adaptation, and technological innovation resulting from the covid-19 pandemic" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.