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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 than others. Addressing inequities in SRMNCAH is central to achieving universal health coverage, protecting human rights, advancing gender equality, combating discrimination and improving the social determinants of health. Making progress in each of these areas is also vital to achieve WHO’s Triple Billion targets and accelerate towards the health-related SDGs.
Regular monitoring and review of inequalities in SRMNCAH by stakeholders at regional, national and subnational levels is critical for evidence based decision making. The results of this inequality monitoring can also be used as an input (alongside other forms of knowledge and evidence) to determine where efforts and resources are needed to improve health and well-being for disadvantaged subgroups.
This informational webinar marks the release of a new WHO eLearning course: Inequality Monitoring in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health. The course introduces learners to a five-step approach to inequality monitoring in the context of SRMNCAH, preparing them to apply these steps across diverse contexts and settings. The two-hour, interactive eLearning course is delivered through OpenWHO.org, which hosts free, self-paced online courses on a variety of health topics.
Date and time: Thursday 9 March 2023, 13:00-14:00 CET
Welcome: Stephen Mac Feely, Director, Department of Data and Analytics, WHO
About the eLearning course: Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Lead, Health Inequality Monitoring, Department of Data and Analytics, WHO
Open session for questions: Moderated by Devaki Nambiar, Health Inequality Monitoring, Department of Data and Analytics, WHO
Closing remarks: Anshu Banerjee, Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health and Ageing, WHO and Pascale Allotey, Director, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, WHO