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    Decomposing inequalities in health outcomes in countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region

    Project ID: EQ-002 Status: Completed

    Inequalities in health outcomes are common in all countries, and particularly so in the countries of South and South-East Asia. The reasons for these inequalities range from health system factors to other wider social determinants. As part of its efforts to highlight the contribution of different social determinants, the Commission on Social Determinants and Health commissioned this study to examine health inequalities in selected regional countries. For this project, IHP researchers examined inequalities in health outcomes in Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia, and decomposed these inequalities according to measurable determinants. The results of this work were presented to health ministers at the regional health ministers meeting of WHO-SEAR held in Colombo 2-3 October 2007.

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     Project at a glance  Project team
    Start Date: Apr 2007
    End Date: Oct 2007
    Themes: Health equity, Maternal health, MDGs
    Sponsor(s): WHO-CSDH
    Client: WHO-SEARO
    IHP Staff: F Saleem-Ismail, RP Rannan-Eliya, C Perera
    Consultant(s): Ahmed Sahli
     Location  Further information
    Region: Asia
    Country(s): Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    More details: Analysis of social disparities in health in the Maldives
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    External links:
    WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health


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