Category Archives: Health Inequalities

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 […]


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 […]


State of inequality in diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis immunisation coverage in low-income and middle-income countries: a multicountry study of household health surveys

The Lancet Global Health Published online first: 3 August 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Background. Immunisation programmes have made substantial contributions to lowering the burden of disease in children, but there is a growing need to ensure that programmes are equity-oriented. We aimed to provide a detailed update about the state of between-country inequality and within-country economic-related […]


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 […]


How to improve collaboration between the public health sector and other policy sectors to reduce health inequalities? – A study in sixteen municipalities in the Netherlands

International Journal for Equity in Health. 201615:97 Published online: June 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Background: The causes of health inequalities are complex. For the reduction of health inequalities, intersectoral collaboration between the public health sector and both social policy sectors (e.g. youth affairs, education) and physical policy sectors (e.g. housing, spatial planning) is essential, but in […]


Migrant integration policies and health inequalities in Europe

BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 2016 16:463 Published online: 1 June 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Background: Research on socio-economic determinants of migrant health inequalities has produced a large body of evidence. There is lack of evidence on the influence of structural factors on lives of fragile groups, frequently exposed to health inequalities. […]


Social inequalities in health: a proper concern of epidemiology

Abstract Social inequalities are a proper concern of epidemiology. Epidemiological thinking and modes of analysis are central, but epidemiological research is one among many areas of study that provide the evidence for understanding the causes of social inequalities in health and what can be done to reduce them. Understanding the causes of health inequalities requires […]


Life expectancy increased by 5 years since 2000, but health inequalities persist – World Health Statistics 2016: Monitoring health for the SDGs

World Health Organization Published online: 19 May 2016 Overview Dramatic gains in life expectancy have been made globally since 2000, but major inequalities persist within and among countries, according to this year’s “World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs”.Life expectancy increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s. […]


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

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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 […]