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  • 29 November 2000:
    "Gender and Health Equity Project - Resource Folder" by Elaine Baume, Mercedes Juarez, Hilary Standing is made available online as a PDF-file (roughly 340KB) at:

  • 29 November 2000:
    UNAIDS has published the latest update of the global epidemiology of HIV/AIDS online at:

  • 24 November 2000:
    UNDP has published a comprehensive report "World Energy Assessment: Energy and the Challenge of Sustainability", which is made available as a sequence of PDF-files at:

  • 24 November 2000:
    The Childhood and Youth Division of Health Canada has published the report "The Opportunity of Adolescence: The Health Sector Contribution", which is available as a PDF-file (roughly 905KB) at:

  • 23 November 2000:
    A provisional report from PAHO, the WHO Regional Office for the Americas, issued at the recent major conference on HIV and AIDS held in Rio de Janeiro shows that in Latin America and the Caribbean that the levels, patterns of spread, and response to the HIV epidemic are probably more varied than in any other region of the world. The report is available as a PDF-file (roughly 240KB) at:

  • 23 November 2000:
    UNICEF has published a report on "Young people in changing societies", which provides information on the socio-economic conditions of youth in Central and Eastern Europe. The report is available online as a sequence of PDF-files at:

  • 22 November 2000:
    "Out of the Shadows. A Worldwide Report on the Worst Forms of Child Labour" has been published by Global March Against Child Labour, an international non-governmental organization based in New Delhi (India). It is available online at:

  • 17 November 2000:
    "The Equity Gauge: An Approach to Monitoring Equity in Health and Health Care in Developing Countries. Report of a Meeting held in South Africa, August 17 - 20, 2000". This report is available as a MS-Word document (roughly 60KB) at:

  • 17 November 2000:
    Richard Levins (Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health) has given the Robert H. Ebert Lecture on "Looking at the Whole. Toward a Social Ecology of Health". The text is available online at:

  • 17 November 2000:
    The latest edition of Health Economics, Volume 9, Issue 7, 2000 has a special section on Health Inequalities. More information at:

  • 17 November 2000:
    The World Bank has released a series of reports on 44 developing countries "Socio-economic Differences in Health, Nutrition and Population" revealing that governments must find ways of reaching the poor more effectively with basic health services. The reports, which focus particularly on the correlation between health and poverty, aim to help the countries significantly in their health policy formulation. The reports are available at:

  • 17 November 2000:
    "Benchmarks of Fairness for Health Care Reform: A Policy Tool for Developing Countries" is the title of a report written by N. Daniels, J. Bryant, R.A. Castano, O.G. Dantes, K.S. Khan, and S. Pannarunothai. It is available as a PDF-file (roughly 72KB) at:

  • 17 November 2000:
    Alok Bhargava, Dean T. Jamison, Lawrence Lau, and Christopher JL Murray have published a paper on "Modeling the effects of health on economic growth", which is part of the GPE Discussion Paper Series: No. 33, Evidence and Information for Policy - World Health Organization. It is available as a PDF-file (roughly 150KB) at:

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