Minding the gaps: health financing, universal health coverage and gender

Authors: Sophie Witter, Veloshnee Govender, TK Sundari Ravindran and Robert Yates Source: Health Policy and Planning, czx063 Published online: 25 July 2017 Abstratct / Resumen: In a webinar in 2015 on health financing and gender, the question was raised why we need to focus on gender, given that a well-functioning system moving towards Universal Health Coverage […]


National health inequality monitoring: a step-by-step manual

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Author: World Health Organization Published: July 2017 Overview / Acerca del libro: The manual was designed as a highly accessible, practical reference to encourage and strengthen the practice of health inequality monitoring. Additionally, the manual aims to foster regular reporting of inequalities across diverse health topics, and promote greater integration of health inequality considerations in […]


Community-based initiatives improving critical health literacy: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence

Authors: Liesbeth de Wit, Christine Fenenga, Cinzia Giammarchi, Lucia di Furia, Inge Hutter, Andrea de Winter, and Louise Meijering Source: BMC Public Health (2018) 18:40 Published online: 20 July 2017 Abstract Background: Critical health literacy enables older adults to make informed health decisions and take actions for the health and wellbeing of themselves and their […]


Institutionalizing community-focused maternal, newborn, and child health strategies to strengthen health systems: A new framework for the Sustainable Development Goal era

Authors: William T. Story1, Karen LeBan, Laura C. Altobelli, Bette Gebrian, Jahangir Hossain, Judy Lewis, Melanie Morrow, Jennifer N. Nielsen, Alfonso Rosales, Marcie Rubardt, David Shanklin and Jennifer Weiss Source: Globalization and Health (2017) 13:37 Published online: June 2017 Abstract / Resumen Background: Stronger health systems, with an emphasis on community-based primary health care, are required […]


Regional progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals

Author: Pan American Health Organization ISBN: 978-92-75-11878-8 Published: June 2017 Available from: http://bit.ly/2tpfOjM [Executive Summary]. The experience gained during 15 years of pursuing the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been vast and invaluable for the Governing Bodies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). From a regional perspective, this document presents a summary of […]


WHO SDG monthly newsletter

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a monthly email newsletter (see below) on sources of information about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The primary focus is to facilitate the coordination, alignment of WHO Programmes with the SDG agenda, and help operationalize the work on SDGs at all levels of the Organization. The newsletter primarily […]


Embedding research in health policy and systems in the Americas – Supplement: Improving Program Implementation through Embedded Research (iPIER)

OVERVIEW Authors: Etienne V. Langlois, Nhan T. Tran, Abdul Ghaffar, Ludovic Reveiz and Francisco Becerra-Posada Source: Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2017;41:e79. Published online: May 2017 EN – As countries develop and improve universal health coverage schemes globally, there is increasing recognition that health policymaking and health system streng­thening need to be informed by robust research evidence. […]


Big Data Science: Opportunities and Challenges to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities in the 21st Century

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Xinzhi Zhang, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Philip E. Bourne, Emmanuel Peprah, O. Kenrik Duru, Nancy Breen, David Berrigan, Fred Wood, James S. Jackson, David W.S. Wong, Joshua Denny Ethn.Dis;2017;27(2):95-106 Published online: April 2017 Abstract / Resumen: Addressing minority health and health disparities has been a missing piece of the puzzle in Big Data science. This article focuses […]


Social inequality in health: revisiting moments and trends in 50 years of publication of RSP

Author: Marilisa Berti de Azevedo Barros Source: Rev Saude Publica. 2017; 51: 17 Published online 21 Feb 2017 English: This study describes the frequency and types of articles on social inequalities in health published in 50 years of the Revista de Saúde Pública, taking as reference some milestones that were used as guidelines to develop […]


The potential of health literacy to address the health related UN sustainable development goal 3 (SDG3) in Nepal: a rapid review

Authors: Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Paras K. Pokharel, Suvajee Good, Sajani Limbu, Meika Bhattachan and Richard H. Osborne Source: BMC Health Services Research. BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:237 Abstract / Resumen Background: Health literacy has been linked to health outcomes across population groups around the world. Nepal, a low income country, experiences the double burden of highly prevalent communicable as well as non-communicable […]