In light of the proposed integrated nature of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, including its goal 10, covering the reduction of inequalities within countries, the World Health Organization is promoting this Special Issue to look at monitoring health determinants with an equity focus. The Special Issue examines the importance of reducing social inequalities for advancing the health goal of attaining healthy life for all at all ages. It also outlines the implications of this for intersectoral governance for health. This work was supported in part by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Special Issue Scope
Papers in the Special Issue describe country analyses, measurement and monitoring of the determinants of health, health equity and service coverage, using social determinants, gender equality and human rights lenses.
They collectively demonstrate a range of useful analytical approaches and presentations, and discuss implications of these for national monitoring. Preliminary parameters for harmonized monitoring are explored and summarized as the ‘Equity-oriented Analysis of Linkages between health and other sectors (EQuAL) Framework.
Table of Contents
The importance of intersectoral factors in promoting equity-oriented universal health coverage: a multilevel analysis of social determinants affecting neonatal infant and under-five mortality in Bangladesh
Promoting health equity: WHO health inequality monitoring at global and national levels
Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor Nicole Bergen and Anne Schlotheuber