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The role of PAHO/WHO in health and development


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By Dr. Juan Antonio Casas,
Division of Health and Human Development
Pan American Health Organization

Presentation at:
    Science, Health and Development: Achievements and Challenges in One Hundred Years of PAHO.
    XXXVII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research
    Washington, D.C., 12-14 June 2002

    Document No 37/2002.8


Dimensions of a Health and Human Development Approach

  • Economic growth and health
  • Equity and health
  • Governance and health
  • Information and health
  • Globalization and health, and
  • Public policies and health

Priorities for PAHO support of research on Health and Human Development

  • Develop institutional capacity in Ministries of Health and Governments to allocate resources with an equity in health approach
  • Information for equity monitoring and policy analysis
  • Development of methods and tools for assessing public policy impact on equity in health
  • Develop channels for advocacy and effective communication on equity in health

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