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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

This entry was posted in Health disparities, Health Inequities and tagged by Editor Equity/Equidad.

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 […]


Health Financing Assessment and Policy Analysis toward Universal Health Coverage: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research

Authors: Minoo Alipouri Sakha, Arash Rashidian, Mohammad Bazyar, Ali Akbari Sari, Shahram Yazdani, Abbas Vosough Moghadam Global Journal of Health Science, Vol 9, No 5 (2017) Published online: 28 September 2016 Abstract / Resumen: BACKGROUND: The aim of this research was to explore policy options from assessing health financing policies toward universal health coverage so as […]


Violence against children in Latin America and Caribbean countries: a comprehensive review of national health sector efforts in prevention and response

Authors: Andrea L. Wirtz, Carmen Alvarez, Alessandra C. Guedes, Luisa Brumana, Cecilie Modvar, Nancy Glass BMC Public Health BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted 2016 16:1006 Published online: 22 September 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Background: Violence against children (VAC) remains a global problem. The health sector has an opportunity and responsibility to be part of […]


Designing a rapid response program to support evidence-informed decision-making in the Americas region: using the best available evidence and case studies

Contribution from our valuable members. Thank you!! Authors: Michelle M. Haby, Evelina Chapman, Rachel Clark, Jorge Barreto, Ludovic Reveiz, John N. Lavis Implementation Science (2016) 11:117 Published online: August 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Background:  The objective of this work was to inform the design of a rapid response program to support evidence-informed decision-making in health policy […]


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 […]


Zika virus: ethics preparedness for old and new challenges

Author: Carla Saenz The Lancet, v. 4, October, 2016 Published online: September, 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Esta breve publicación en inglés reflexiona sobre los desafíos que ha presentado el brote del virus del Zika en la Región de las Américas, las lecciones que se hubieran podido aprender en brotes pasados, el progreso reciente y la necesidad […]