Wednesday, July 1, 2009

[EQ] Promoting Health and Equity: Evidence, Policy and Action - Cases from the Western Pacific Region

Promoting Health and Equity: Evidence, Policy and Action

Cases from the Western Pacific Region

WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

World Health Organization 2009


Available online PDF [178p.] at:


”….This book compiles nine cases. The introductory chapter comprises a synthesis of the cases and the lessons learned from them. Comparing and contrasting the different cases, it identifies key factors that stimulate policy-relevant research and better use of evidence for policy-making. These lessons can be especially valuable for developing countries, where resources are limited and better understanding of the trade-offs implied by alternative policy choices is needed…..”


Table of Contents

- Improving health equity through the use of evidence: cases from the Western Pacific Region

- Health financing strategies to improve access to health services for the poor in Cambodia: from pilot to policy and action
  — A case study of Health Equity Funds

- Research, intervention design and policy implementation of the New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme in Shandong, China

- Health Care Fund for the Poor in Viet Nam: how evidence and politics came together

- Scaling up primary health care in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic using evidence from a long-term primary health care development project

- Promoting health equity: evidence, policy and action— The New Zealand experience

- The development and targeting of malaria control interventions for populations in high transmission areas of Cambodia:
   the influence of research on policy and practice

- Public-private mix DOTS: a strategy to engage all health care providers in tuberculosis control
  and significantly increase access to DOTS services in the Philippines

- Geographic equity in distribution of scarce dialysis resources in Malaysia

- Promoting health equity through capacity building of primary health care workers in Mongolia





Ms Mitra MOTLAGH, Equity, Gender & Human Rights

World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO)

Manila, Philippines - Phone: +632 528 9883 E-mail:


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