Urban Health Equity Assessment and Intersectoral Responses
Other TitlesReport of the Regional Workshop, WHO SEAR, New Delhi, India, 27-29 Nov 2012
AbstractThe regional workshop on urban health equity assessment and intersectoral response was held in New Delhi during 27-29 November 2012 as part of collaboration between WHO Kobe Centre and the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, to strengthen the capacities of the health sector, urban planners, municipalities, local government and relevant partners to assess and respond to health inequities in urban areas. The Urban HEART (health equity and response tool) was introduced along with practical examples of local implementation from pilot sites. An integrative approach to respond to health inequities was drawn from intersectoral actions to address specific health, social, economic, environmental and human rights issues, using healthy cities as a positive umbrella to strategically engage multisectoral partners. The workshop has successfully increased the understanding, knowledge and capacity on Urban HEART and built a network of practitioners working for urban health. This report is intended to be shared with the global network of urban health, Member States, UN agencies, and national counterparts working in the area of urban health in South-East Asia, including academia, nongovernmental organizations, mayors and local authorities.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Urban Health Equity Assessment and Intersectoral Responses. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206514