Improve rural health information systems for health equity

Welcome by the President: Theadora Swift Koller, Senior Technical Advisor, Health Equity, Office of the Director General, WHO / HQ

Welcome from the new President-elect of WONCA (World Organization of Family Physicians) Anna Stavdal


  • Using the Health Equity Assessment Toolkit to Understand Rural-Urban Inequalities
    Ahmadreza Hosseinpoor, Manager, Health Equity Monitoring, WHO / HQ
  • Using ACCESSMOD to assess geographic and temporal barriers to health services, including examples of snakebite treatment -Karin Stenberg, Technical Officer, Economic Assessment and Analysis, WHO and Prashant Hedao, GIS Center for Health (DDI / DNA),
  • Information systems and equity in rural health: lessons from OECD countries
    Betty-Ann Bryce, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD
  • Harnessing health information systems to strengthen health care in rural and remote areas
    Mercy WanjalaNafula, WONCA Rural Seeds Africa Region Ambassador

Closing remarks:

Bruce Chater, Chair, WONCA Rural Practice Working Group

Wednesday December 15, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CET

Meeting number: 946 4408 6211
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This webinar is part of a WHO series on “Tackling Rural Health Inequalities”, organized as part of World Health Day 2021 on “Health Equity”. It is organized by the Gender, Equity and Human Rights team at WHO headquarters, with external partners, including the WONCA Rural Practice Working Group, the OECD and other sub-agencies. -United Nations Inequalities Task Force (ITT) group on rural poverty. The series runs from July 2021 to March 2022.

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