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Meeting of the International Society for Equity in Health, Havana, Cuba, June 2000
This issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health contains seven contributions that were originally presented as submitted papers to the first meeting of the International Society for Equity in Health, held in Havana, Cuba, in June 2000.
These contributions, consisting of seven original scientific papers and the keynote address (by Sudhir Anand) are complemented by an additional set of “keynote vignettes” (also presented at the same meeting) to be published in subsequent issues of the journal. (They are short essays on priorities for research on equity in health, prepared by noted researchers in the field.)
The studies reported cover a wide variety of specific topics within the broader topic of equity in health. Two of the eight deal specifically with the meaning of equity in the context of health1,2; two address inequities in health …