Category Archives: Global

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 […]


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 […]


Bridging the gaps: a global review of intersections of violence against women and violence against children

Global Health Action, vol 9 (2016) Published online: 20 June 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Background: The international community recognises violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC) as global human rights and public health problems. Historically, research, programmes, and policies on these forms of violence followed parallel but distinct trajectories. Some have called for efforts […]


Comment – Transgender health: an opportunity for global health equity

The Lancet, June 2016 Published online: 17 June 2016 Abstract / Resumen: The Lancet is publishing its first Series on transgender health. Transgender people live in all countries, but their acceptance by communities and freedom to live with their chosen gender identity or expression varies according to culture and society. This Series, led by Sam Winter […]


Policy & Practice Priority-setting for achieving universal health coverage

Bull World Health Organ 2016;94:462–467 Published online: June 2016 Abstract Governments in low- and middle-income countries are legitimizing the implementation of universal health coverage (UHC), following a United Nation’s resolution on UHC in 2012 and its reinforcement in the sustainable development goals set in 2015. UHC will differ in each country depending on country contexts […]


Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe

Book. Public Health Ethics Analysis. Volume 32016 Published online: April 2016 Abstract This book, published by Springer as part of its Public Health Ethics Analysis series, is a resource for training on public health ethics that alternates presentations on key public health ethics topics with cases from different parts of the world on various ethical […]


A comprehensive and critical view of conceptual models for access to health services, 1970-2013

Cad. Saúde Pública vol.32 no.5 Rio de Janeiro  2016  Epub May 17, 2016 Published online: May 2016 Abstract The aim of this study was to critically analyze various conceptual models on access to health services described in the literature from 1970 to 2013. A systematic review was conducted on applied and theoretical research publications that explicitly conceptualized access to health services. […]


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 […]