Learning the lessons of the past to restore the nation’s health and prevent widening health inequalities post-COVID-19

  Rita Ranmal and Tim Elwell-Sutton

A healthy population is one of any nation’s most important assets. We have known for a long time that not everyone has the same opportunity to access the things they …

The story from Italy: COVID-19 and inequity

  Anna Maria Giammarioli, Rita Maria Ferrelli, Loredana Falzano, Paola De Castro, Aldina Venerosi, Emanuela Medda, Benedetta Mattioli, PhD, Raffaella Bucciardini and Health Equity ISS (HEISS)

Italy was the first European country to be hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the rest of the world watched, staff at the Italian National Institute of Health were under …

Applying behavioural science in the battle against the coronavirus

  Mariken Leurs

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) set up a specific corona behavioural unit to provide coordinated scientific behavioural support to policymakers and government during the …

Making the case for sustainable investment in wellbeing and health equity – A practical guide

  Mariana Dyakova MD, MPH, PhD, FFPH, Kathryn Ashton and Anna Stielke

Urgent action is needed to address the growing health, inequity, economic and environmental challenges that threaten the wellbeing of present and future generations. Current investment policies and practices are unsustainable …

The future starts early. It’s time to invest in children’s well-being

  Réka Tunyogi and Dorota Sienkiewicz

We know that early childhood interventions have a high return on investment and long-term societal advantages. Why then do we not prioritise early childhood interventions? Here we look at the …

Investment for Health and Wellbeing – a New WHO Collaborating Centre in Wales

  Professor Mark A Bellis and Mariana Dyakova MD, MPH, PhD, FFPH

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated Public Health Wales’ Policy, Research and International Development (PRID) Directorate as a WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) on ‘Investment for Health and Wellbeing’. Over …

CHAIN – a new centre for the international study of socioeconomic inequalities in health

  Mirza Balaj and Terje Andreas Eikemo

A new research centre focusing on global health inequalities was launched at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on 23 of October 2017. The objective of the Centre …

Linking International Health Cooperation and Migration: The Global Health Center of Tuscany Region

  Maria José Caldés Pinilla and Michele De Luca

The Global Health Centre (GHC) facilitates the development of synergies among different groups of professionals working in the Tuscany Region in the fields of international health cooperation and migrants’ health. …