Wednesday, July 20, 2011

[EQ] Equity, social determinants and public health programmes

Equity, social determinants and public health programmes

Edited by Erik Blas and Anand Sivasankara Kurup 2010, 300 pages
ISBN 978 92 4 156397 0
World Health Organization 2010

Available online PDF [300p]  at:

“…This book is a collection of analyses of the social determinants of health that impact on specific health conditions. Stemming from the recommendations of the Commission on Social  Determinants of Health, promising interventions to improve health equity are presented for the areas of: alcohol-related disorders, cardiovascular diseases, child health and nutrition, diabetes, food safety, maternal health, mental health, neglected tropical diseases, oral health, pregnancy outcomes, tobacco and health, tuberculosis, and violence and injuries.

The book was commissioned by the Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights as part of the work undertaken by the Priority Public Health Conditions Knowledge Network of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, in collaboration with 16 of the major public health programmes of WHO. In addition to this, through collaboration with the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, 13 case studies were commissioned to examine the implementation challenges in addressing social determinants of health in low-and middle-income settings….”

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1       Introduction and methods of work -  Erik Blas and Anand Sivasankara Kurup
Chapter 2       Alcohol: equity and social determinants - Laura A. Schmidt, Pia Mä
kelä, Jürgen Rehm and Robin Room
3       Cardiovascular disease: equity and social determinants  -  Shanthi Mendis  and A Banerjee
Chapter 4       Health and nutrition of  children: equity and social determinants
                     Fernando C. Barros, Cesar G. Victora, Robert W. Scherpbier, and, Davidson Gwatkin
apter 5       Diabetes: equity and social Determinants - David Whiting, Nigel Unwin,  and Gojka Roglic
Chapter 6       Food safety: equity and social determinants - Jean-Louis Jouve, Jens Aaagaard-Hansen and Awa Aidara-Kane
Chapter 7
      Mental disorders: equity and social determinants
                     Vikram Patel, Crick
Lund, Sean Hatherill, Sophie Plagerson, Joanne Corrigall, Michelle Funk, and, Alan J. Flisher
Chapter 8       Inequity and Social Determinants of Neglected Tropical Diseases - Jens Aagaard-Hansen and Claire-Lise Chaignat
Chapter 9       Oral health: equity and social determinants  -  Stella Kwan and Poul Erik Petersen
Chapter 10      Unintended pregnancy and pregnancy outcome: equity and social determinants
                      Shawn Malarcher, LG Olson and Norman Hearst
Chapter 11      Tobacco use: equity and social determinants
                       Annette David, Katharine Esson , Anne-Marie Perucic and Christopher Fitzpatrick
Chapter 12      Tuberculosis: the role of risk factors and social determinants
                       Knut Lönnroth, Ernesto Jaramillo, Brian Williams, Chris Dye, and Mario Raviglione
Chapter 13      Violence and unintentional injury: equity and social determinants - Helen Roberts and David Meddings
Chapter 14      Synergy for equity -  Erik Blas and Anand Sivasankara Kurup

Anand Sivasankara Kurup Technical Officer -Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights
Information, Evidence and Research Cluster - World Health Organization 

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