by Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor and Nicole Bergen
World Health Organization, 2017
Health inequality monitoring should be a central component of national health information systems. Surprisingly, however, national health information systems often neglect to capture within-country inequalities. This manual serves as a step-by-step practical reference to support countries in building capacity for integrating health inequality monitoring into their health information systems. It presents a range of World Health Organization tools and resources developed for measuring and reporting health inequality. As such, this manual aims to contribute to improved monitoring of health inequalities in countries, a practice that is essential to ensure accountability for the goals and targets of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.