Archive for octubre, 2011

Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health

The Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health expresses global political commitment for the implementation of a social determinants of health approach to reduce health inequities and to achieve other global priorities. It will...

Social and Economic Costs of Violence – Workshop Summary

US Board on Global Health IOM Available online at: http://bit.ly/vFW1du “…..Violence not only causes physical and emotional damage, but also creates a social and economic burden on communities. Measuring these costs can be difficult, and...

Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2011

Youth and Young Adults —Life in Transition David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Available online PDF at: http://bit.ly/uGPkld “…..The report considers many health issues affecting this population such as...

Apertura Cochrane Colloquium 2011 19-22 Octubre – Madrid, España

La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS) apoya y promueve el desarrollo y el uso de la investigación para mejorar la vida y el bienestar de las poblaciones de las Américas, según se refleja en la Política de Investigación Para la...

New Norwegian Public Health Act – institutionalizing action on Social Determinants of Health in Norway

Available online at http://bit.ly/nigpQV A newly launched Public Health Act in Norway places reducing health inequalities through action on social determinants of health at the heart of Public Health nationally, regionally and...

Latest news about WorldConference on Social Determinants of Health

Over 100 Member States and 60 Ministers have confirmed their participation in this high-level event. Outside of the World Health Assembly, WHO cannot recall another meeting since the International Conference on Primary Health Care in Alma Ata in...

Determinantes sociales de la salud y las políticas públicas: presentacion Dr. Michael Marmot en Peru

Presentación Addressing health inequalities:Lessons from the Commission on Social Determinants of Health Professor Sir Michael Marmot OPS/OMS Peru Septiembre 2011 Link: http://bit.ly/qKgdNp...

WHO Case studies on social determinants of health

Background papers: WHO - World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, 19-21 October 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Available online at: http://bit.ly/pfKNIH “…..The following case studies were commissioned by WHO Regional...

WHO Mental Health Atlas 2011

Available online PDF at: http://bit.ly/rocbFH “…..New figures from the WHO Mental Health Atlas 2011 indicate that while the need for mental health care is large, with up to 25% of the population requiring it at some point in their...

Rwanda: Community performance-based financing in health: to improve maternal health outcomes

Case study: http://bit.ly/qj460r The objective of this paper is to illustrate Rwanda’s experience on how innovative approach of empowering Community Health Workers (CPBF) and incentivizing mothers through Community performance-based...