Global evidence on inequities in rural health protection: New data on rural deficits in health coverage for 174 countries

Scheil-Adlung, X. (ed.)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Published online: May 2015


This paper presents global estimates on rural/urban disparities in access to health-care services. The report uses proxy indicators to assess key dimensions of coverage and access involving the core principles of universality and equity. Based on the results of the estimates, policy options are discussed to close the gaps in a multi-sectoral approach addressing issues and their root causes both within and beyond the health sector.

KeywordsPalabras clave:

Global Health, Social Protection, Health Insurance, Rural Worker, Access to Care, Vulnerable Groups, Scope of Coverage, Rural Area, Urban Area

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