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. […]


Building a Foundation to Reduce Health Inequities: Routine Collection of Sociodemographic Data in Primary Care

Andrew D. Pinto, Gabriela Glattstein-Young, Anthony Mohamed, Gary Bloch, Fok-Han Leung, Richard H. Glazier J Am Board Fam Med, May-June 2016;29(3):348 –355 Published online: May 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Introduction: Detailed data on social determinants of health can facilitate the identification of inequities in access to health care. We report on a sociodemographic data collection tool […]


Team Grant: Canada-Latin America-Caribbean Zika Virus Program = Subvention d’équipe: Programme sur le virus Zika Canada-Caraïbes-Amérique latine

Important Dates / Dates importantes Application Deadline: 12 July 2016 Anticipated Notice of Decision: 30 September 2016 Funding start date: 1 October 2016  Contact Information / Pour toute demande de renseignements Telephone: 613-954-1968 Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178 Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca Summary: This funding opportunity on Zika virus is in response to the virus outbreak in the Americas […]


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 […]


How to do (or not to do)… gender analysis in health systems research

Rosemary Morgan, Asha George, Sarah Ssali, Kate Hawkins, Sassy Molyneux, Sally Theobald  Health Policy Plan. (2016) Published online: 26 April 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Gender—the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for males, females and other genders—affects how people live, work and relate to each other at all levels, […]


Health, Resilience, and Human Security: Moving Toward Health for All

Korc, Marcelo; Hubbard, Susan; Suzuki, Tomoko; Jimba, Masamine Japan Center for International Exchange and Pan American Health Organization Published online:  May 2016  The purpose of this document is to explain to experts in the health and development fields what a human security approach is and show how it can be applied in an attempt to […]


Infographic – Themes and Regional Focuses – Dec/2015

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6th Global Forum on Health Promotion: Health Promotion ~ At the Very Heart of Sustainability. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ottawa Charter

Contribution from our valuable members. Thank you!! SAVE THE DATE 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion: Health Promotion ~ At the Very Heart of Sustainability. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ottawa Charter. 6e Forum mondial sur la promotion de la santé: La promotion de la santé ~ au cœur même de la durabilité. Célébration du […]


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 […]


Social inequalities and access to health: challenges for society and the nursing field

Regina Celia Fiorati, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio, Larissa Barros de Souza Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem vol.24  Ribeirão Preto  [Brazil] 2016 Published online: April 2016 Abstract:  Objective: to present a critical reflection upon the current and different interpretative models of the Social Determinants of Health and inequalities hindering access and the right to health. Method: theoretical study using critical hermeneutics to […]