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Equity, Health and Human Development Listserver


This electronic list of the Information and Knowledge Management Area (DD/IKM) of the Pan American Health organization - PAHO/WHO is a news service to disseminate information, promote communication and interdisciplinary links to individuals and organizations working on Equity, Health and Human Development.

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.

Main topics of the list:

Include equity and health, health economics, health legislation, gender, bioethics, ethnicity, human rights, health disparities, Information Technology, Virtual  libraries,  Research & Science issues. Equity news service was launched in February 2000 and currently is working on the customization process, which will allow subscribers to create their own personalized edition.


Currently, Equity network´s comprising over 15,550+ core recipients (public health professionals, economists and policymakers and connected 25 networks) in over 166 countries, reaching out approx. 35,500 recipients.

List archives website:

Search available by text, author, subject, date

General guidelines for posting messages:

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.

1.  The evaluating process of submissions to Equity 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.

2. EQUITY list is a free daily electronic news brief dedicated to sharing knowledge regarding the latest information & technical developments in the fields of Equity, Health and Human Development. The list serves as a bulletin to announce breakthrough technology, new publications (less than a year of published), project updates, conference and training information, grant opportunities, and information on other related electronic resources all of them available free online in the Internet (Not commercial products, no for profit advertisement).

To subscribe to EQUIDAD:

Please send a message to:

In the body of the message, type: SUBSCRIBE EQUIDAD name and lastname


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