Monday, April 20, 2009

[EQ] Call for interest to be a member of a new WHO SCIENTIFIC RESOURCE GROUP ON HEALTH EQUITY ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

Call for interest to be a member of a new :

 WHO SCIENTIFIC RESOURCE GROUP ON HEALTH EQUITY ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH

 


Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights

World Health Organization

 

Website: http://www.who.int/eth/en/

 

Nominate yourself or someone else by 15 May 2009:    equity@who.int

 

“……The World Health Organization (WHO) is establishing a Scientific Resource Group (SRG) on Health Equity Analysis and Research to support WHO on its programme of work on equity and health. 

This includes contribution to the development of WHO and other collaborative products or the peer-review of these products.  The Scientific Resource Group (SRG)  work aligns with a key strategic objective of WHO to address a broad range of determinants of health (social, economic, political, environmental, etc.) and a core value to increase social justice including health equity within and across countries. 


Members will advise WHO on strategic directions, work plan content, objectives and priorities, as well as contribute to products and services in particular those relating to measurement, monitoring, evaluation, analysis and research, including:

 

§    Recommend indicators for the monitoring of broader determinants of health and health inequalities, within and across countries; recommend indicators and measurement approaches to enhance global accountability and national monitoring efforts in this area

§    Produce or endorse tools and methods to support measurement and evaluation of status and trends in equity and health, drawing on multiple disciplinary perspectives

§    Recommend research and research synthesis methods to evaluate policies and interventions from an equity perspective and support global research activities in this area that serve to increase global evidence on what to do, and strengthen capacities and extend collaborations across low-, middle- and high-income countries involving a wide range of knowledge producers and users

§    Produce key analysis and reports addressing equity and health, that clarify analytical methods, revise and apply norms and standards as well as peer-reviewed articles or practical guidelines for wider dissemination.

The members of the Scientific Resource Group (SRG)  will work primarily through electronic communications (e.g. email, facsimile, telephone or video conferences) to exchange information, circulate documentation and maintain contact. 

Expected Qualifications

 

Up to 25 members will be selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise on equity and health. The group will include both established experts as well as promising leaders in relation to measurement, monitoring and analysis, and research methods.  Experts from research and training institutions, universities, ministries, other institutes, governmental and non-governmental, as well as from other UN organizations, development banks, etc. are sought to participate in this group.  Individuals from low- and middle-income countries and women are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Commitment

 

A two year commitment, renewable, is sought. A base advisory role is expected to range from 6 to 12 working days per year. This includes the tasks of reviewing documents, preparing for discussions, completing written comments, and participation in eventual meetings.  Additional working days to contribute to products and services will be mutually agreed upon and contractual arrangements, as appropriate, will be made with each Scientific Resource Group (SRG) member and in consultation with its chair, Professor Cesar G. Victora, President Elect of the International Epidemiological Association.

 

Nomination Process

Please nominate yourself or someone else by 15 May 2009, by sending an expression of interest by email to equity@who.int that includes the nominee's name, full contact information including email and telephones, and optionally, a couple of sentences on why the nominee should participate in the group and noting no conflict of interest to advise WHO.  All nominees will be contacted on a rolling basis with selection completed by end June 2009.

Submitted by: Ritu Sadana, Coordinator ai, Equity Analysis and Research
Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights
World Health Organization
20, avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

 

 

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[EQ] Fifth Summit of the Americas: Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain 2009

Fifth Summit of the Americas

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - April 19, 2009

 

Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain

Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability

 

Final Declaration of the Commitment of Port of Spain  4/19/2009

Available online the Final Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain:

 

1.       English Declaration

2.       Spanish Declaration 

3.       French Declaration 

4.       Portuguese Declaration 

Website: http://www.fifthsummitoftheamericas.org/home.aspx

[Extracts below]

“…….22. In order to foster innovation, increase competitiveness and promote social development, and taking note of the outcomes of the Second Meeting of Ministers and High Authorities of Science and Technology, held in Mexico City in 2008, we commit to create conditions for increasing public investment and to take measures that promote investment in the private sector, particularly in science, technology, engineering, innovation, research and development, and to encourage the strengthening of linkages among universities, science institutions, the private and public sectors, multilateral agencies, civil society and workers. We recognise that the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights should contribute to the promotion of technological innovation and to the transfer and dissemination of technology, to the mutual advantage of producers and users of technological knowledge and in a manner conducive to social and economic welfare and to a balance of rights and obligations. Therefore, we reiterate our commitment to their protection in accordance with the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

23. Providing our people with adequate and timely access to safe and nutritious food is among the most immediate challenges confronting our Hemisphere and the world. We recognise the negative impact on our people of food crises when they occur, and commit to taking urgent and coordinated action, working in partnership with the relevant international and regional organisations, as appropriate, to develop and implement comprehensive policies and programmes in order to confront the challenges of food security. We reaffirm our commitment to the objective of the Millennium Declaration to halve by 2015 the proportion of people who suffer from hunger; and we recognise United Nations General Assembly Resolution 63/235, which calls for addressing these challenges.

 

26. We recognise that the problem of inequality of access to comprehensive health care and health services persists, especially among vulnerable groups. We therefore commit to redoubling our efforts to promote social protection and to identify and implement strategies to advance towards universal access to quality comprehensive health care, taking into account labour, environment, gender-sensitive and social security policies, as well as the Health Agenda for the Americas 2008–2017, and will seek to provide necessary resources in order to improve our health indicators…..”

 

 

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information Related to: Equity; Health inequality; Socioeconomic inequality in health; Socioeconomic
health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health Legislation; Ethnicity; Ethics;
Information Technology - Virtual libraries; Research & Science issues.  [DD/ KMC Area] 

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and interpretations included in the Materials are those of the authors and not necessarily of The Pan American
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[EQ] Inequality, Poverty and Social Policy: Recent Trends in Chile

Inequality, Poverty and Social Policy: Recent Trends in Chile

 

Osvaldo Larra├▒aga, University of Chile, Chile
No. 85,  08/04/2009, English, 34 pages, doi: 10.1787/224516554144

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD

 

PDF Available online: http://www.olis.oecd.org/olis/2009doc.nsf/linkto/delsa-elsa-wd-sem(2009)13

 

Abstract:

http://www.oecd.org/LongAbstract/0,3425,en_2649_33933_42545457_119684_1_1_1,00.html

 

 

This report aims to outline the main trends in income distribution and poverty in Chile, as well as the role of social policy in these areas.

The report includes five sections:

First, it discusses recent trends in income inequality and poverty, including a brief overview of the data available in the country.

Second, it describes the country’s social protection programs, including with respect to coverage, financing and distributional impact.

The third section examines how social policy has affected poverty reduction in recent decades, which is followed by an analysis of the relative stability of income inequality and its relation topublic policy instruments. Section five presents future trends in social policy and their potential impact on inequality and poverty.

 

 

Content:

 

SUMMARY

RESUME

I. Trends in inequality and poverty

The data

The period under analysis

Trends in income inequality: 1990-2006

Poverty Trends

II. Social protection programs in Chile

Non-contributory transfers (social assistance transfers)

Social Security programs

Social Development Programs

Housing

III. Social policy and poverty reduction

Accumulation of human capital

Income transfers

Anti-poverty Programs

IV. Social policy and income inequality

Household and income structure

Government transfers, taxes and income inequality

Social services and income inequality

Outlook

V. Future developments in social policy

Proposals of the Work and Equity Commission

REFERENCES

 

 

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This message from the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO, is part of an effort to disseminate
information Related to: Equity; Health inequality; Socioeconomic inequality in health; Socioeconomic
health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health Legislation; Ethnicity; Ethics;
Information Technology - Virtual libraries; Research & Science issues.  [DD/ KMC Area] 

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and interpretations included in the Materials are those of the authors and not necessarily of The Pan American
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[EQ] Conference on International Health: Health Equity: Our Global Responsibility

Health Equity: Our Global Responsibility

16th Annual Canadian Conference on International Health

October 25th - 28th, 2009, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Website: http://www.csih.org/en/ccih/overview.asp

Program: http://www.csih.org/en/ccih/program.asp

The 2009 Canadian Conference on International Health (CCIH) will examine inequities of health status, and the impact on the health of marginalized, vulnerable and Indigenous populations of changing environments, whether these changes are due to climate, technology, the economy or threats to human security.  

Deadline: The Call for Abstracts for Papers and Posters will be: Monday, May 11, 2009

Anticipated outcomes of the conference will be:

        1  evidence of  improvements in social determinants and their  impacts on health and social outcomes
2  evidence of  the impact of environmental technological and economic change on health equity
3  consideration of the need for a  paradigm shift in intersectoral policy and practice, locally, nationally and internationally
4  a summary of the current thought and discourse on Canada’s responsibility,
    in Canada and globally, for health equity and social justice (addressing our original 1948 commitment), and proposed ways forward.


THEME AREAS
(Note: Global, National and Local experiences will be welcome on each day) 

Day 1: Ethics and Responsibility, Economics and Social Determinants

§         Economics: Achieving the MDGs: Hope or Despair

§         Ethics: Partnerships and Capacity

§         Social Determinants of Health: Evidence, Achievements and Challenges

§         Searching for Social Justice: Achievements and Challenges 

 Day 2: Global Health Diplomacy (GHD)

§         Social reform, responsibility, accountability:

§         Global Health Diplomacy and the G8

§         Diplomacy and Ethical Aid

§         Responsible Health Security: Ethics and Reality

§         Health in all policies: The Role of Global Health Diplomacy 

§         Role of academe/ the role of civil society  in Global Health Diplomacy: Training and capacity building and action

§         Indigenous participation and perspectives

Day 3:  Social Determinants of Health: Think Globally, Act Locally

§         Rolling out the MDGs

§         Implementing the Social Determinants of Health: What’s Working

§         Advocacy and Social Determinants of Health: Does It Work? 

§         Sustainable Environments in the Context of Global Change

§         Social Determinants of Health and Vulnerable Populations: Evidence and Action

§         Indigenous World Views and Contribution to Social Determinants of Health

 

 

 

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This message from the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO, is part of an effort to disseminate
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health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health Legislation; Ethnicity; Ethics;
Information Technology - Virtual libraries; Research & Science issues.  [DD/ KMC Area] 

“Materials provided in this electronic list are provided "as is".Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings
and interpretations included in the Materials are those of the authors and not necessarily of The Pan American
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