Category Archives: Equity

Equity, Equidade, Equidad, L’equité

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 […]


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 […]


6th Global Forum on Health Promotion – October 16-17: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ottawa Charter

Contribution from our valuable members. Thank you!! 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion – October 16-17: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ottawa Charter 6e Forum mondial sur la promotion de la santé: Célébration du 30e anniversaire de la Charte d’Ottawa There’s still time to take part in this exciting, international event! Find out more […]


A Strategic Framework for Utilizing Late-Stage (T4) Translation Research to Address Health Inequities

Ethn Dis. 2016;26(3): 387-394 Published online: July 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Achieving health equity requires that every person has the opportunity to attain their full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances. Inequity experienced by populations of lower socioeconomic status is reflected in […]


Special Announcement: Summary of the Equity List Survey Results

This entry was posted in Equity, General Announcements by Editor Equity/Equidad.

Dear members, On behalf of the Area of Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research (KBR – PAHO/WHO), we’d like to thank all the Equity List (Lista Equidad) members who took the time to complete the survey (launched in 16 Jun 2016). We received valuable feedback from the survey that will help us continue to provide information […]


Equity List Survey Results

On behalf of Area of Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research (KBR – PAHO/WHO), we would like to thank Equity List (Lista Equidad) members for taking the time to complete the survey. We are happy to say that we received valuable feedback from the survey that will help us continue to provide information that is both relevant […]


Comment – Transgender health: an opportunity for global health equity

The Lancet, June 2016 Published online: 17 June 2016 Abstract / Resumen: The Lancet is publishing its first Series on transgender health. Transgender people live in all countries, but their acceptance by communities and freedom to live with their chosen gender identity or expression varies according to culture and society. This Series, led by Sam Winter […]


A comprehensive and critical view of conceptual models for access to health services, 1970-2013

Cad. Saúde Pública vol.32 no.5 Rio de Janeiro  2016  Epub May 17, 2016 Published online: May 2016 Abstract The aim of this study was to critically analyze various conceptual models on access to health services described in the literature from 1970 to 2013. A systematic review was conducted on applied and theoretical research publications that explicitly conceptualized access to health services. […]


The new United Nations approach to sustainable development post-2015: Findings from four overviews of systematic reviews on interventions for sustainable development and health

Luiz A. C. Galvão, Michelle M. Haby, Evelina Chapman, Rachel Clark, Volney Magalhães Câmara, Ronir Raggio Luiz, Francisco Becerra-Posada Rev Panam Salud Publica;39(3),mar. 2016 Published online: May 2016 Objective. To identify reported interventions that facilitate sustainable development and have had a positive impact on health in four areas: sustainable food production; sustainable energy use; sustainable […]


Launch and Panel Discussion “Review of Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas”

This entry was posted in Equity, Health Inequalities by Editor Equity/Equidad.

Pan American Health Organization DATE: Wednesday, 11 May 2016 TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST) – time zone converter (click here) VIRTUAL LINK:  http://www.livestream.com/paho (English) Overview: The Cross-Cutting Themes Working Group at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) cordially invites you to attend the launch of the PAHO-commissioned Review of Equity and […]