Author Archives: Editor Equity/Equidad

HIV, syphilis, and viral hepatitis among Latin American indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants: a systematic review

Authors: Nancy K. Russell, Kevin Nazar, Sandra del Pino, Monica Alonso Gonzalez, Ximena P. Díaz Bermúdez, Giovanni Ravasi Source: Rev Panam Salud Publica;43, jan. 2019 Published online: 27 December 2018 Objective. To identify and summarize existing literature on the burden of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis (VH) in indigenous peoples and Afrodescendants in […]


Addressing masculinity and men’s health to advance universal health and gender equality

Author: Etienne, Carissa F. Source: Rev Panam Salud Publica;42, dec. 2018 Published online: 27 December 2018 Abstract: Men’s health as an issue warranting specific attention has begun to attract more notice as growing evidence emerges of differential epidemiological trends between men and women (1), particularly with respect to men’s premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) […]


Measuring health inequalities in the context of sustainable development goals

Authors: Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Nicole Bergen, Anne Schlotheuber and John Grove Source: Bull World Health Organ 2018;96:654–659 Published online: June, 2018 Access the full text / Acceda al texto completo (inglés solamente): here EN Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development promotes the improvement of health equity, which entails ongoing monitoring of health inequalities. The World […]


Construcción de un marco de monitoreo para la salud universal

Informe Especial – Construcción de un marco de monitoreo para la salud universal Authors: Báscolo Ernesto, Houghton Natalia, del Riego Amalia Source: Rev Panam Salud Publica, v.42, jun., 2018 Published online: June, 2018 El objetivo del trabajo es construir un marco conceptual de monitoreo sobre los avances de políticas y acciones orientadas a alcanzar la salud […]


Health Equity Report 2017

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health Equity Authors/Editors for the Full Report: Gopal K. Singh (Lead Author), Andrew “Drew” De Los Reyes, Michelle Allender, Christine Ramey, Gem Daus, Elijah Martin, Chrisp Perry, and Ivy Vedamuthu (all from OHE). Published online: March, 2018 ABSTRACT The Report presents […]


Expanded Program on Immunization in the Americas: 40 years

Editorial Author: Etienne, Carissa F. Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health, 2017 Spanish version published online: March, 2018 Childhood immunization programs have had a dramatic impact on child morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Latin America and the Caribbean, nearly 174 000 deaths were prevented through vaccination of children under 5 years of age in […]


Tracking progress towards universal coverage for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health: The 2017 Report (Countdown to 2030)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Published online: February 2018 ISBN: 978-92-806-4921-5 Countdown to 2030 tracks coverage levels for health interventions proven to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality. It calls on governments and development partners to be accountable, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes new actions to achieve universal coverage […]


A research utilisation framework for informing global health and development policies and programmes

Authors: Christine Kim, Rose Wilcher, Tricia Petruney, Kirsten Krueger, Leigh Wynne, Trinity Zan Source: Health Research Policy and System, 2018 Published online: 9 February 2018 Abstract / Resumen A shift in the culture and practice of health and development research is required to maximise the real-world use of evidence by non-academic or non-research-oriented audiences. Many […]


Monitoring universal health coverage within the Sustainable Development Goals: development and baseline data for an index of essential health services

Authors: Daniel R Hogan, Gretchen A Stevens, Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Ties Boerma Source: Lancet Global Health 2018 Summary / Resumen Background. Achieving universal health coverage, including quality essential service coverage and financial protection for all, is target 3.8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). As a result, an index of essential health service coverage indicators […]


Long-Term Care in Latin America and the Caribbean? Theory and Policy Considerations

Inter-American Development Bank Martín Caruso Bloeck, Sebastian Galiani, Pablo Ibarrarán IDB Working Paper Series ; 834 Published online: August, 2017 Abstract / Resumen: This paper discusses theoretical and practical issues related to long-term care (LTC) services in Latin America. Demand for these services will rise as the region undergoes a swift demographic transition from its […]