17:45 19:15 PL04 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 2 DATA AND THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY: WHAT IS THERE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH? MODERATOR: Dr. Carmelo Bisognano Head of Strategy, Inartis Foundation, Switzerland TENTATIVE PANEL: Prof. Angela Brand Professor of Social Medicine & Public Health Genomics Institute for Public Health Genomics (IPHG), Cluster of Genetics & Cell Biology […]
Tag Archives | Inequalities
Mexico´s way towards Universal Health Coverage: Are the Mexican poor still put at a disadvantage in health care utilization?
There is no systematized referral path to a centralized care for children with cancer in India which adversely affects outcome. We undertook a questionaire based survey of patients/ health care seekers in this group( of children < 18 years of age)reaching a tertiary care centre unit in North India( PGIMER, Chandigarh) to tease out the […]
Brazil has established a nationwide health system (SUS) aimed at ensuring universal access and it has made enormous progress towards this goal over the past two decades. However, a number of studies have shown that certain vulnerable groups often do not have effective access to the services they need. The study analyzes the evolution of […]
As we consider the post-2015 development agenda, the battle for sustainability in Africa will be won or lost in the cities. The paper considers how poverty and slum conditions in Nigerian cities can best be addressed and reversed.
During recent decades significant progress has been made to focus policy attention and channel new financial resources towards global health issues. Despite this, the challenges facing our global community are becoming increasingly complex and inter-connected. This was emphasised by Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, during her opening speech to the 132th Executive board members: “The […]
Current statistics indicate that 6.1 million people in South Asia are infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV is an extraordinary kind of crisis. It requires an exceptional response that remains flexible, creative and vigilant on the one hand and on the other hand those who are affected need a multi-dimensional approach to their lives.
Health inequity refers to health inequalities that are unjust according to some theories of social justice and is represented by inequalities in health status, healthcare utilization and healthcare financing.
Interest in health inequalities has grown in recent years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines them as health variations that are unnecessary, avoidable and unfair (Whitehead M, Dahall G, 2007).
In the context of increasing demands on the health budget many minor health interventions are now required to be privately funded. This creates a significant inequity of access for social welfare beneficiaries.