Category Archives: Americas

Health Equity Report 2017

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health Equity Authors/Editors for the Full Report: Gopal K. Singh (Lead Author), Andrew “Drew” De Los Reyes, Michelle Allender, Christine Ramey, Gem Daus, Elijah Martin, Chrisp Perry, and Ivy Vedamuthu (all from OHE). Published online: March, 2018 ABSTRACT The Report presents […]


Expanded Program on Immunization in the Americas: 40 years

Editorial Author: Etienne, Carissa F. Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health, 2017 Spanish version published online: March, 2018 Childhood immunization programs have had a dramatic impact on child morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Latin America and the Caribbean, nearly 174 000 deaths were prevented through vaccination of children under 5 years of age in […]


Long-Term Care in Latin America and the Caribbean? Theory and Policy Considerations

Inter-American Development Bank Martín Caruso Bloeck, Sebastian Galiani, Pablo Ibarrarán IDB Working Paper Series ; 834 Published online: August, 2017 Abstract / Resumen: This paper discusses theoretical and practical issues related to long-term care (LTC) services in Latin America. Demand for these services will rise as the region undergoes a swift demographic transition from its […]


Regional progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals

Author: Pan American Health Organization ISBN: 978-92-75-11878-8 Published: June 2017 Available from: http://bit.ly/2tpfOjM [Executive Summary]. The experience gained during 15 years of pursuing the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been vast and invaluable for the Governing Bodies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). From a regional perspective, this document presents a summary of […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Horizons 2030: Equality at the centre of sustainable development

Thirty-sixth session of ECLAC (Mexico City, 23-27 May 2016) United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Published online: May 2016 Overview The world is living a change of era. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals represent the international community’s response to the economic, distributive and […]