Special Issue "Inequalities in Maternal and Child Health and Health Care"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: health economics; economic evaluation; inequality in health and health care; health financing; health care efficiency
Interests: economics; poverty; inequality; capability; health; development
Interests: health economics; equity in health and health care; inequality in health; social determinant of health; social policy
Poor maternal and child health outcomes remain a key public health concern in many low-income countries. Recent improvements in maternal and child health, largely achieved through increased service coverage, have not benefited all groups equally. This is particularly true for the most vulnerable populations, who risk being left further behind by the push to achieve universal health coverage in a context of worsening noncommunicable disease epidemics. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a stronger focus on equity in health and health care is vital. In the longer term, overall country level progress will not mask a failure to share progress across all population groups with the potential to benefit from health investments.
This Special Issue invites authors from disciplines such as economics, public health, medicine, sociology, and ethics to submit their original or review papers related to inequalities in maternal and child health, and inequalities in access and the use of maternal and child health services.
Dr. Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli
Prof. Jolene Skordis
Dr. Mohammad Hajizadeh
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH)
- Maternal health
- Maternal mortality
- Child health
- Child mortality
- Sexual reproductive health
- Antenatal care
- Postnatal care
- Institutional delivery
- Skilled birth attendance
- Access to healthcare
- Social determinants of health
- Universal health coverage
- Sustainable Development Goals