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Mji, G., Braathen, S.H., Vergunst, R., Scheffler, E., Kritzinger, J., Mannan, H., Schneider, M., Swartz, L. and Visagie, S. (2017), ' Exploring the interaction of activity limitations with context, systems, community and personal factors in accessing public health care services: A presentation of South African case studies', in African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, Vol 9, No 1. doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v9i1.1166 http://www.phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/1166

Munthali, A., MacLachlan, M., Mannan, H., & Swartz, L. (2016). Seeking biomedical and traditional treatment is a spiritual lapse among Zionists: A case study of the Zion Church in Malawi. UFAHAMU: A Journal of African Scholarship, 39(2), 127-146. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/9k5168qd

Eide, A. H., Mannan, H., Khogali, M., van Rooy, G., Swartz, L., Munthali, A., Hem, K.G., MacLachlan, M., Dyrstad, K. (2015). "Perceived Barriers for Accessing Health Services among Individuals with Disability in Four African Countries." PLoS One 10(5): e0125915. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0125915   

Vergunst, R., Swartz, L., Mji, G., Kritzinger, J. and Braathen, S.H. (2016), 'Beyond the Checklist: Understanding Rural Health Vulnerability in a South African Context', in Global Health Action, Vol. 9: http://www.globalhealthaction.net/index.php/gha/article/view/29003

Scheffler, E., et al. (2015). "The impact of health service variables on healthcare access in a low resourced urban setting in the Western Cape, South Africa." African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine 7(1). http://www.phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/820

Munthali, A., Mannan, H., Maclachlan, M., Swartz, L., Makupe, C. M., & Chilimampunga, C. (2014). Non-use of formal health services in Malawi: Perceptions from non-users. Malawi Medical Journal, 26(4), 126-32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26167263

Kritzinger, J., Schneider, M., Swartz, L., Braathen, S.H. (2014). ""I just answer 'yes' to everything they say": access to health care for deaf people in Worcester, South Africa and the politics of exclusion." Patient Educ Couns 94(3): 379-383. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24388666

Visagie, S. and M. Schneider (2014). "Implementation of the principles of primary health care in a rural area of South Africa." Afr J Prim Health Care Fam Med 6(1): E1-E10. http://www.phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/562

Gubela Mji, Marguerite Schneider, Richard Vergunst & Leslie Swartz , Disability & Society (2013): On the ethics of being photographed in research in rural South Africa: views of people with disabilities, Disability & Society, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2013.844103  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09687599.2013.844103#.UrLtmfTuKbM

Visagie, S., Scheffler, E. and Schneider, M. (2013) 'Policy implementation in wheelchair service delivery in a rural South African setting', in African Journal of Disability (AJOD), Vol. 2, No. 1:  http://www.ajod.org/index.php/ajod/article/view/63

Braathen, S.H.; Vergunst, R.; Mji, G.; Mannan, H. and Swartz, L. (2013) 'Understanding the local context for the application of global mental health: a rural South African experience', in International Health, Vol.5: 38-42: http://inthealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/5/1/38.full.pdf+html

Schneider, M., Eide, A.H., Amin, M., MacLachlan, M. & Mannan, H. (2013) Inclusion of vulnerable groups in health policies: Regional policies on health priorites in Africa, in African Journal of Disability (AJOD), Vol. 2, No. 1: http://www.ajod.org/index.php/ajod/article/view/40

Van Rooy, G., Amadhila, E.M., Mufune, P., Swartz, L., Mannan, H. & MacLachland, M. (2012) Perceived barriers to accessing health services among people with disabilities in rural northern Namibia, in Disability & Society, in press, available online 19. June 2012: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09687599.2012.686877

Mannan, H., McVeigh, J., Amin, M., MacLachlan, M., Swartz, L., Munthali, A. and Van Rooy, G. (2012) Core Concepts of Human Rights and Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups in the Disability and Rehabilitation Policies of Malawi, Namibia, Sudan, and South Africa, in Journal of Disability Policy Studies, published online 23 May 2012: http://dps.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/05/15/1044207312439103

Maclachlan, M., M. Amin, et al. (2012). Inclusion and human rights in health policies: comparative and benchmarking analysis of 51 policies from Malawi, Sudan, South Africa and namibiam in PLoS One, no. 7(5): e35864. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0035864

Mannan, H., M. Amin, et al. (2012). Non-communicable disease priority actions and social inclusion, in The Lancet, No.379(9812): e17-18. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22265635

Amin, M., MacLachlan, M., Mannan, H., El Tayeb, S., El Khatim, A., Swartz, L., Munthali, A., Van Rooy, G., McVeigh, J., Eide, A., & Schneider, M. (2011). EquiFrame: A framework for analysis of the inclusion of human rights and vulnerable groups in health policies, in Health And Human Rights: An International Journal, 13(2). Retrieved December 15, 2011, from http://www.hhrjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2013/06/Amin21.pdf

Mannan, H., Amin, M., MacLachlan M. & the EquitAble Consortium. (2011). The EquiFrame Manual: A tool for Evaluating and Promoting the Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups and Core Concepts of Human Rights in Health Policy Documents. Dublin: Global Health Press. Download the manual. 

WP3 Integrated report: This is a consolidated report for WP3 of the EquitAble project. The report contains data from Malawi, Sudan, Namibia and South Africa. Download the report.


The EquitAble project has contributed to several degrees at masters and PhD level:

Janis Kritzinger, MA Psychology, Stellenbosch University (2011): Exploring the barriers and facilitators to health care services and health care information for Deaf people in Worcester.

Surona Visagie, PhD Health Sciences Rehabilitation, Stellenbosch University (2015): Disability and health care access in an isolated quarter of the Karoo.

Richard Vergunst, PhD Psychology, Stellenbosch University (2016): Access to health care for persons with disabilities in Madwaleni, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Stine Hellum Braathen, PhD Psychology, Stellenbosch University (2016): 'No one bothers about the confused people': Care for people with psychosocial disabilities in rural South Africa.

Published June 4, 2012