Health Inequality Monitoring Foundations eLearning Course Series

WHO is committed to promoting health equity around the world. However, in 2020, only half of the countries included disaggregated data as part of their published national health statistics reports. Health disparities monitoring provides critical evidence to determine who is being left behind and informs equity-focused changes to policies, programs and practices.

New WHO eLearning course series, ‘Fundamentals of monitoring health inequalities’ health disparity monitoring channel OpenWHO addresses the need for capacity building in monitoring health disparities.

This free 5-course series is delivered in a self-directed learning environment designed to meet your immediate learning needs. It is primarily intended for monitor and evaluators, researchers, analysts, and others with a general interest in monitoring health data and inequalities.

Five course series:

  • of Overview This course provides an overview of the health disparities monitoring cycle and related key terms and concepts.
  • of data source This course examines the strengths, limitations, opportunities, and processes of data source mapping and data linking for improving common data sources for monitoring health inequalities.
  • of Breakdown of health data This course explores how disaggregated health data is essential throughout the monitoring steps and guides learners in assessing and reporting disaggregated data.
  • of Summary of health disparity measures The course describes general characteristics of simple and complex summary measures and guides learners through the selection, calculation, interpretation, and reporting of various measures.
  • of report The course presents the components of high-quality health disparity reporting and emphasizes purpose-driven, audience-centered, and technically rigorous approaches.

Launch event:

An informational webinar will be held to kick off this new course series 14 September 2022, 13:00-14:00 CET.

Register here:

Welcome: Stephen Mac Feely, Director of Data Analysis, WHO

About the eLearning course series: Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Lead, Health Equity Monitoring, Data and Analysis Division, WHO

Public session for questions: Moderated by Devaki Nambiar, Health Equity Monitoring, WHO Data and Analytics Division

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