Health equity in systematic reviews

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 15:45-16:45pm

Systematic reviews are an important source of evidence for those making healthcare decisions and designing healthcare policy. Often, systematic reviews do not consider the effect of the intervention on health equity.  We will discuss the global social and health inequities as a result of COVID-19 and COVID-19 policies and assess metrics for assessing health and social inequities, both between countries and within countries, across different social determinants of health.

This session will also consider pragmatic methods for assessing effects on equity in Campbell and Cochrane Reviews. This will build on the Cochrane Handbook chapter on equity and specific populations and illustrate a framework for assessing unintended inequity consequences and possible mitigating interventions.

Presenters

Vivian Welch

Editor-in-Chief, Campbell


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Zulfiqar Bhutta

Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Distinguished University Professor and Founding Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University


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Moderator

Elie Akl

Professor of Medicine at the American University of Beirut 


Read Elie's biography here