Inequities in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) throughout the world mean that certain population subgroups have systematically worse health outcomes and poorer access to services and interventions. Addressing inequities in SRMNCAH is an important part of WHO’s mandate, and central to achieving universal health coverage, protecting human rights, combating discrimination and improving social determinants of health.
The Inequality Monitoring in SRMNCAH: A Step-by-Step Manual will serve as a practical, introductory-level guide to strengthen and build capacity for inequality monitoring in SRMNCAH. It will encourage and assist regions, countries, districts and other jurisdictions to regularly monitor SRMNCAH inequalities and will promote the integration of the results of monitoring as an evidence base for equity-oriented national and subnational programming.
Interpretation will be available in French, English and Spanish
Agenda and Speakers
- Host: Ms Femi Oke
- Welcome: Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, Deputy Director General, WHO Geneva
- SRMNCAH Inequities what do we know:
- Dr Christina Pallitto, Scientist, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research Department, WHO Geneva
- Dr Theresa Diaz, Unit Head, Epidemiology, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing Department, WHO Geneva
- Inequality Monitoring in SRMNCAH: A Step-by-Step Manual: Dr Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Lead, Health Equity Monitoring, Department of Data and Analytics, WHO Geneva
- Panel: Reflection on the manual and SRMNCAH health inequities
- Prof Paula Braveman, School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco, USA
- Prof Asha George, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa Dr Ana Paula Belon, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
- Dr Oscar J Mujica, Regional Advisor, Social Epidemiology & Health Equity, Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health, PAHO
- Dr Betzabe Butron Riveros, Regional Advisor, Unit of Healthy Life Course, PAHO
- Closing remarks: Dr Samira Asma, Assistant Director General, Division of Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact, WHO Geneva