Measuring health inequalities in the context of sustainable development goals
Who’s behind it? – The World Health Organization (WHO)
How can it help? – The World Health Organization has developed a five-step approach to health inequality monitoring consisting of: (i) determining the scope of monitoring; (ii) obtaining data; (iii) analysing data; (iv) reporting results; and (v) implementing changes. Technical considerations at each step have implications for the results and conclusions of monitoring and subsequent remedial actions.
The authors note that SDGs 1, 4, 5, 8, and 13-15 cover many conditions that affect health and the opportunity for health.