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Professor Joseph Wang’ombe to represent the University of Nairobi School of Public Health at the German-African Cooperation in Education and Research Conference African Days

by Joseph Wangombe (UON) On March 17-18, the German Ministry for Education and Science (BMBF) will host the German-African Cooperation in Education and Research Conference African Days at the Congress Centre in Berlin. The focus of the event is the BMBF’s joint research initiatives with partners in Africa. Some of the key topics on the agenda [...]

Meeting on Critical Epidemiology and Management will be transmitted online (November 20-22)

From November 20 to 22, the PhD program in Public Health, Environment and Society at Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar (http://www.uasb.edu.ec/contenido_oferta_academica.php?cd_oferta=104&swpath=) in partnership with the PhD program in Public Health at Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) (http://www.doctoradosaludp.unal.edu.co/) and other po [...]

UNAL Forum on Health and Quality of Life in Bogotá (Colombia) addresses social determinants and processes of social determination in health

On November 14th, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) convened a University Extension Forum on “Health and Quality of Life” which brought around 600 health professionals, students, researchers, policy makers and civil society leaders together to share experiences in the fields of (panels): technology and innovation in health and qu [...]

Overcoming health inequalities - a priority within European policies

The European Union (EU) aims to bring added value in helping EU partner countries achieve and bridge common objectives, while leaving the responsibility of organisation and delivery of healthcare, as the responsibility of the individual countries.   In 2007, the  European Commission (the administrative institution implementing the po [...]

Review of Social Determinants and the Health Divide in the WHO European Region

On 30th October 2013, the final report of the 'Review of Social Determinants and the Health Divide in the WHO European Region' was published. This landmark review is the result of over two years of research by a cross-disciplinary consortium of Europe's leading experts, chaired by Professor Sir Michael Marmot. The full report is availab [...]

Plenary will analyze the role of research in taking the Rio Political Declaration (2011) forward and will inaugurate the Third SDH-Net Steering Group Meeting

The Third SDH-Net Steering Group Meeting will be inaugurated by a Plenary Session titled “Rio + 2: The role of research in taking the Rio Political Declaration (2011) forward. Insights from Africa, Europe and Latin America". The FIOCRUZ Center for Research, Policies and Information on Social Determinants of Health (CEPI-DSS / ENSP) conve [...]

FIOCRUZ promotes the First Regional Conference on Social Determinants of Health in Brazil

On September 2, 3 and 4, the First Regional Conference on Social Determinants of Health (CRDSS) convened at the Mar Hotel in Recife. The event was broadcasted by the SDH Portal Brazil (http://dssbr.org/site/) and SDH Portal Northeast (http://dssbr.org/site/nordeste/) and reached approximately six thousand hits online. Representatives from governmen [...]

E-Book on the 2nd Latin American and Caribbean conference on Global Health now available online

Researchers and policy makers from 20 countries participated at the 2nd Latin American and Caribbean conference on Global Health, organized by the Alianza Latinoamericana de Salud Global (ALASAG) in January 2013 in Santiago de Chile, which served as a forum for the discussion of and proposal to move towards the achievement of greater equity and so [...]

New World Health Report focuses on research for Universal Health Coverage

The recently released World Health Report 2013 focuses on the importance of research in advancing progress towards universal health coverage. The report identifies the benefits of increased investment in health research by low- and middle-income countries using case studies from around the world, and proposes ways to strengthen research in these co [...]

The Equity Watch and Tanzania’s First Equity Watch 2012 Report

The Equity Watch is an important venture of the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET) in association with the East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) Health Community. In February 2010 the ECSA Regional Health Ministers Conference resolved that countries ‘report on evidence on health equity and progres [...]

Mapping Research for Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequity: Tanzania Mapping Report

A focus on Knowledge Production and National Research Systems and Networks With support of the European Union and as part of the SDH Network (SDH-Net), the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) recently produced a first “mapping report” of SDH in Tanzania Mainland. This report presents an overview of the SDH landscape in the Mainland &ndas [...]