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April 12, 2013

WHO launches Health Equity Monitor based on data prepared by the ICEH

The Health Equity Monitor was launched a couple of weeks ago, as the latest part of WHO Health Observatory to go live. Instead of only national averages, the Health Equity Monitor shows data by wealth quintiles, area of residence and women’s education. Information is shown mainly through interactive visualizations that allow the user to select different sets of countries to explore. Income level and WHO world regions are possible selectable sets. It is also possible to select countries - s

February 06, 2013

Call for papers on Social Determinants of Health - Special issue Journal of Public Health

The Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health, published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), announces a call for papers for the next special issue on social determinants of health, to be published in 2013. Accepted contributions include original research papers, special reports, or systematic reviews. Deadline: 1 April, 2013 The main theme of the special issue will be "Social Determinants of Health in the Region of the Americas", addressing some

February 02, 2013

Position Paper: Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This is a turning point to discuss the role of health in the post-2015 development agenda as the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is near. While much progress has been made, there is still a long way to go. Therefore, the International Epidemiological Association, whose president is Dr Cesar Victora, is actively engaged in the global agenda for defining health priorities post-2015. We would like to share their position paper.

January 18, 2013

Women Deliver: The 3rd Global Conference - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Our directors, Professor Cesar Victora and Professor Aluisio Barros, will participate in the largest global conference on girls' and women's health and empowerment of the decade: Women Deliver 2013 on May 28-30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This landmark event will be the gathering place for an anticipated 5,000 attendees from across the globe. Participants will include Heads of State, government and UN officials, development officials, youth, corporate executives, healthcare professionals, academ