Intersectoral factors influencing equity oriented progress towards Universal Health Coverage: results from a scoping review of literature
5 July 2017 – Achieving Universal Health Coverage is a major responsibility and goal of the health sector. But it cannot be done by the health sector alone. Inequities across these intersectoral factors affect equity-oriented progress towards UHC. The scoping literature review on the intersectoral factors influencing equity oriented progress towards UHC described the relevance of a key set of domains for different health conditions as well as characterizing specific variables indicative of barriers to care.
5 July 2017 – The Innov8 Facilitator’s Manual is designed for persons conducting the capacity-building workshops of applications of the Innov8 approach for reviewing national health programmes to leave no one behind. Innov8 is an 8-step review process that supports programmes to be more equity-oriented, rights-based, gender-responsive and to address social determinants in order to contribute to the progressive realization of universal health coverage and the right to health. The Manual - the partnering publication to the Innov8 Technical Handbook - provides an overarching introduction to the facilitation of a generic Innov8 review process entailing three workshops: sensitization, review and redesign, to aid and support the adaptation process.
Global Network for Health in All Policies launched at the 70th World Health Assembly
24 May 2017 - The Global Network for Health in All Policies (GNHiAP) is an initiative launched by five governmental collaborators that will work jointly to strengthen and institutionalize HiAP and facilitate its implementation. The network will help countries to achieve all health related SDG targets and move towards Universal Health Coverage.
30-31 March 2017 - International Conference in Adelaide, South Australia The South Australian government jointly with WHO organized the International Health in All Policies Conference - progressing the Sustainable Development Goals, in Adelaide on 30-31 March 2017.
November 2016 - Innov8 is a new WHO resource to support operationalization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), progressive realization of universal health coverage and the right to health. It is an eight-step analytic process undertaken by a multi-disciplinary review team to identify ways to take concrete, meaningful and evidence-based action to leave no one behind in health programmes. It provides recommendations for specific entry points and actions to make the health programme equity-oriented, rights-based and gender responsive, while addressing critical social determinants of health influencing programme effectiveness and outcomes.
Mortality reduction in child under-5
50% was attributed to non-health sector investments by the Success Factors study (between 1990 and 2010)Read the bulletin
Integrated social and medical services can be
10 timesmore effective than waiting for families to visit health servicesRead the publication
Cash transfers in Zambia increased from
62 to 84%household consumption of vitamins and resulted in less sick days reported among children and the elderlyRead the publication
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- 24 May 2017 -- Health in All Policies: Launch of the Global Network
- 30 - 31 March 2017 -- Health in All Policies: Progressing the Sustainable Development Goals International Conference in Adelaide, South Australia.