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 […]


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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 […]

Special Announcement

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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) is searching for:  Chief, Special Program, Sustainable Development and Health Equity La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (PAHO)/Oficina Regional de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) desea cubrir el puesto vacante de: Jefe del Programa Especial, Desarrollo Sostenible y Equidad […]

Flagship Report Leaving no one behind. A critical path for the first 1,000 days of the Sustainable Development Goals

Overseas Development Institute 2016 Published online: July 2016 Overview / Vision General The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met if the poorest and most marginalised people continue to be left behind by progress. Efforts to ensure that no one is left behind are vital in the first 1,000 days – or three years – […]

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

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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 […]

Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage: We Need Evidence-Informed Deliberative Processes, Not Just More Evidence on Cost-Effectiveness

Int J Health Policy Manag. 2016;5(x):x–x. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2016.83 Abstract / Resumen: Priority setting of health interventions is generally considered as a valuable approach to support low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in their strive for universal health coverage (UHC). However, present initiatives on priority setting are mainly geared towards the development of more cost-effectiveness information, and this evidence […]

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 […]

The Case for Environment in All Policies: Lessons from the Health in All Policies Approach in Public Health

Environ Health Perspect; 2016 Published online: 28 June 2016 (advance publication). Abstract / Resumen: Background: Both public health, and the health of the natural environment, are affected by policy decisions made across portfolios as diverse as finance, planning, transport, housing, education and agriculture. A response to the interdependent character of public health has been the Health […]