Health Equity as a Governance Challenge (Mid Term Review)

Due to the fact that complexities of the social, political, economic and environmental factors that influence health and inequities in health and that most of these determinants lie outside of the exclusive jurisdiction of the health sector, “health equity” inherently need “Intersectoralism”. Despite number of worldwide initiatives for such actions, many of them fall to the usual challenges of “silos”.

While various studies have dealt with the issue from political perspective and urged more political attention, this study defines this as a governance challenge and investigates the endogenous processes that hamper the operationalization of health equity, through the lens of sociological neo-institutionalism.