Friday, May 23, 2014

New book spotlight: Handbook on health inequality monitoring: With a special focus on low- and middle-income countries

Added to the Matas library collection in December, the Handbook on health inequality monitoring: with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries is a user-friendly resource, developed to help countries establish and strengthen health inequality monitoring practices.

While the handbook was principally designed to be used by the technical staff of ministries of health to build capacity for health inequality monitoring in WHO member states, the handbook may also be of interest to public health professionals, researchers, and students.

One important feature throughout this handbook is the use of real examples from low- and middle-income country settings to explain and apply the main concepts. The examples primarily come from the field of reproductive, maternal, and child health.

This handbook was created so that individuals can become familiar with the steps of health inequality monitoring, and better interpret the vast literature available on the subject. In the text, you will find supplementary material alongside explanations of theoretical concepts to help familiarize you with the application and relevance of those theoretical concepts within low- and middle-income countries.

Call Number: WA 300 H19134 2013

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