Report 9/2018
The Executive Summary Report of the Commission of the Pan American Health Organisation on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas by PAHO Commission, UCL Institute of Health Equity

The Executive Summary Report of the Commission of the Pan American Health Organisation on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas

Summary

To address the need to reduce inequalities in health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) created the Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas in 2016, to assess the best evidence and propose actions to improve inequalities in health outcomes of the people in the Americas. 

PAHO appointed 12 commissioners, including experts on equity, gender, ethnicity and human rights in the region. The commission is chaired by the UCL Institute of Health Equity (IHE) Director, Professor Sir Michael Marmot. IHE and the Cross Cutting Themes (CCTs) group at PAHO act as the Secretariat for the Commission. Read more about the commission by following this link.

 

Just societies, health equity, and dignified lives

 

On the 24th Sept 2018, the Commission presented the report at the 56th Directing Council #DC56. The report is currently available in both Spanish and English languages.