International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University, Rotterdam have recently published the KidsRights Index 2017, a global ranking which charts countries’ performance records concerning children’s rights. Interestingly Portugal tops the ranks with the UK in 156th place! This is because it assesses rights in five demands (including child legislation, health and education) and considers […]
Just released by the World Bank a visual mapping of progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development goals which include: ending poverty, good health, access to education, sustainable cities. Each section highlights progress and challenges.
A great new tool for Public Health England which uses official data to explore the social and economic and environmental factors which impact on the health of the English population. It measures on 7 domains: the natural and built environment, work and the labour market, vulnerability, income, crime, education the set of Marmot indicators (developed […]
A landmark report on the State of Child Health released by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health found that the UK rated poorly in a comparison health of children in European Nations. 25 indicators were compared including infant mortality, obesity, immunisation and breastfeeding and in most cases poor health was linked with social deprivation […]
1st December was World AIDS Day. In its latest report UNAIDS announced the positive news that 18.2 million people now have access to antiretroviral therapy, but warned that 15–24 years of age is a highly dangerous time for young women. For data on AIDS worldwide try the AIDSInfo website UNAIDS has reports on United Nations […]
Just released by the WHO includes data on progress towards health-related Millennium Development goals. It forms part of the Wider WHO African Health Observatory which has a wealth of reports and data on health and health care in Africa. It also has country profiles and the full text of recent issues of the African Health […]
This annual report from Health Consumer Powerhouse analyses European health systems and assesses them on 48 indicators, looking into areas such as patient rights and information, access to care, treatment outcomes and range and reach of services. The main conclusion of this report is that European healthcare is steadily improving, despite worries about financial crisis austerity […]
World AIDs Day is December 1st. The 2015 campaign urges people to rethink HIV stereotypes. This is necessary as the People Living with HIV Stigma Index 2015 survey (the global study of the impact of stigma), revealed that one in five felt pressure from employers or co-workers to disclose their status. Since the project began in […]
According to the World Economic Forum Global Gender report which ranks over 140 economies on health, economic, political and education factors. The site has 10 years worth of data so it enables tracking of progress over the last decade. Methodology is provided.
Released this week a major new report which considers a local place based approach for improving health and wellbeing. It has analysis of the correlation between the economic, social and environmental health determinants and the health outcomes both the determinants of ill health and health outcomes for 324 Local Authority Areas in England. For further […]