What is PAHO? The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.
We welcome all submissions, views, and postings. While we cannot promise to publish them all, we will respond and suggest alternatives to them if Equity is not the best vehicle to disseminate the submitted information.
EQUITY list purpose is to share public health information of international significance that enables policy-makers, researchers and practitioners to be more effective and improves health, particularly among disadvantaged populations. The information is posted in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese, according to the language of the source.
Currently, Equity, Health and Human Development network, as per January 2012 comprises over 28,000+ core recipients (public health professionals, economists and policymakers and connected to 28 Global networks, reaching out approx. 60,000 recipients in more than 170 countries.
The evaluating process of submissions to Equity, Health and Human Development list are based on the extent to which the content is focused on the implications of reduction of inequalities in health, poverty reduction, or related to priority issues on Health and Human Development, their application to developing countries, and their relevance to policy and program instruments.
General Selection Criteria:
1. The contribution should deal with subjects that have broad relevance to the improvement of Equity, efficacy, effectiveness, efficiency and quality of health services and systems.
2. The quantitative and qualitative studies should demonstrate the development or application of appropriate research methods that justify confidence in the reliability and validity of the findings
3. The contribution should add significantly to the enrichment of specific knowledge and/or changes in health services and/or health systems policies, organization or practices
Main topics of the list:
Include equity and health, SDOH social determinants of health, health economics, health legislation, gender, bioethics, ethnicity, human rights, health disparities, Information Technology, Virtual libraries, Research & Science issues.