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19th Conference on Poverty and Health – Germany’s Public Health Conference

by Christopher Ellis, GIZ Over 2,000 participants gathered last March 13th and 14th, 2014, for the annual German public health conference “Poverty and Health” (Kongress Armut und Gesundheit) held on the campus of the Technical University of Berlin. Presented by a group of prominent public health institutions, the conference presented ov [...]

News from an SDH-Net consortium partner: Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

By Masuma Mamdani (IHI) 1. Masuma Mamdani and Sally Mtenga presented some key findings of Tanzania mapping report at Tanzania Public Health Associations 30th Annual Scientific Conference (Nov 25-29, 2013) on “Intersectoral Approach in Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Tanzania: Closing the Health Inequity Gaps”. 2. Two IHI res [...]

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 [...]

SDH-Net Plenary Session is now available online

By Elis Borde (FIOCRUZ) The third SDH-Net Steering Group Meeting was 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". Paulo Buss from the FIOCRUZ Centro de Relações Internacionais (CRIS) and Sheil [...]

SDH-Net: Third Steering Group Meeting, 24th-26th October, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

On October 24th, SDH-Net’s Third Steering Group Meeting was inaugurated by a plenary session at the FIOCRUZ headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “Rio + 2: The role of research in taking the Rio Political Declaration (2011) forward. Insights from Africa, Europe and Latin America” provided a platform where strategies to reduce he [...]

IHI Participated in the WHO Africa Region Meeting on Health in All Policies (HiAP) in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2013

The meeting supported knowledge development and debate on regional experiences and opportunities for intersectoral actions with specific focus on Health in All Policies. The discussions revolved around the draft analytic framework for intersectoral action developed jointly by AFRO, SEARO, WPRO and HQ and the report on status of implementation of in [...]

Social Determinants and Management of Malaria Control and Eradication, 5-13th May 2013

In May 2013 IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain, was involved in a “Science of Eradication: Malaria- Leadership Development” course. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the course consisted of a core module and an advance module discussing various themes relating to the achievement of global malaria control and eradication. The co [...]

SDH-Net at the VIII International Public Health Congress at the University of Antioquia, Colombia, November 27th-29th 2013

3 SDH- Net partners have been invited to provide SDH relevant contributions at the VIII International Public Health Congress at the University of Antioquia in November. The topics that will be presented by our partners are: “Capacities for research on SDH in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico” by Elis Borde, et al. (FIOCRUZ); “SDH rese [...]

FIOCRUZ will host the SDH-Net Regional Meetings and the Third Steering Group Meeting

In October 2013, FIOCRUZ will host the Third Steering Group Meeting and the Regional Meetings of the African and Latin American SDH-Net partners. The events will take place at the FIOCRUZ headquarters as well as at the UNASUR Institute of Government in Health (ISAGS) in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and will focus on the consolidation of the SDH resear [...]

Capacities for research on health and its social determinants

Social Determinants of Health and health inequities in knowledge production and the Brazilian national research system As part of SDH-Net´s phase 1, Elis Borde, Marco Akerman and Alberto Pellegrini elaborated a mapping report titled Capacities for research on health and its social determinants: Social Determinants of Health and health ine [...]

National mapping reports on capacities for research on health and its social determinants will soon be made available online

Phase 1 of SDH-Net was concluded with the publication of the national mapping reports on capacities for research on health and its social determinants. In this regard, the SDH-Net partners comprehensively mapped Social Determinants of Health and health inequities in knowledge production and the respective national health research systems. The m [...]