Category Archives: Global

Tracking progress towards universal coverage for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health: The 2017 Report (Countdown to 2030)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Published online: February 2018 ISBN: 978-92-806-4921-5 Countdown to 2030 tracks coverage levels for health interventions proven to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality. It calls on governments and development partners to be accountable, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes new actions to achieve universal coverage […]


A research utilisation framework for informing global health and development policies and programmes

Authors: Christine Kim, Rose Wilcher, Tricia Petruney, Kirsten Krueger, Leigh Wynne, Trinity Zan Source: Health Research Policy and System, 2018 Published online: 9 February 2018 Abstract / Resumen A shift in the culture and practice of health and development research is required to maximise the real-world use of evidence by non-academic or non-research-oriented audiences. Many […]


Monitoring universal health coverage within the Sustainable Development Goals: development and baseline data for an index of essential health services

Authors: Daniel R Hogan, Gretchen A Stevens, Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Ties Boerma Source: Lancet Global Health 2018 Summary / Resumen Background. Achieving universal health coverage, including quality essential service coverage and financial protection for all, is target 3.8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). As a result, an index of essential health service coverage indicators […]


Minding the gaps: health financing, universal health coverage and gender

Authors: Sophie Witter, Veloshnee Govender, TK Sundari Ravindran and Robert Yates Source: Health Policy and Planning, czx063 Published online: 25 July 2017 Abstratct / Resumen: In a webinar in 2015 on health financing and gender, the question was raised why we need to focus on gender, given that a well-functioning system moving towards Universal Health Coverage […]


National health inequality monitoring: a step-by-step manual

This entry was posted in Health Inequalities by Editor Equity/Equidad.

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 […]


Community-based initiatives improving critical health literacy: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence

Authors: Liesbeth de Wit, Christine Fenenga, Cinzia Giammarchi, Lucia di Furia, Inge Hutter, Andrea de Winter, and Louise Meijering Source: BMC Public Health (2018) 18:40 Published online: 20 July 2017 Abstract Background: Critical health literacy enables older adults to make informed health decisions and take actions for the health and wellbeing of themselves and their […]


Institutionalizing community-focused maternal, newborn, and child health strategies to strengthen health systems: A new framework for the Sustainable Development Goal era

Authors: William T. Story1, Karen LeBan, Laura C. Altobelli, Bette Gebrian, Jahangir Hossain, Judy Lewis, Melanie Morrow, Jennifer N. Nielsen, Alfonso Rosales, Marcie Rubardt, David Shanklin and Jennifer Weiss Source: Globalization and Health (2017) 13:37 Published online: June 2017 Abstract / Resumen Background: Stronger health systems, with an emphasis on community-based primary health care, are required […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]