Racism, xenophobia, and discrimination: data disaggregation is a complex but crucial step to improving child health

Delan Devakumar, Srivatsan Rajagopalan, Kathleen L. Strong, Jennifer Requejo, Theresa Diaz, Lu Gram, Robert Aldridge, Sarah L. Dalglish

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3 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1321-1323
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Volume401
Issue number10385
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
DD is founder and director of the Race & Health group at University College London. RA reports funding from the Wellcome Trust. TD and JR advised on or recommended indicators to include in the WHO Health Inequality Monitor. For the WHO–UNICEF Child Health and Well-Being dashboard: LG was a consultant for Children in All Policies 2030 (CAP-2030), and designed the child flourishing and futures index; TD provided ideas for visualisation, contributed to prioritisation of data to include, and contributed to agreement on cutoffs to be used; SLD directs CAP-2030; JR helped originate the idea of the dashboard with other members of the WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission on Child Health and Wellbeing, provided ideas for visualisation, contributed to prioritisation of data to include, oversaw the compilation of the backend database, and contributed to agreement on cutoffs to be used; SR helped to organise and participated in meetings for the CAP-2030 Data & Learning Working Group that helped with indicator selection and determining visual aspects of the dashboard, supported meetings for visualisation with the design team, and led the development and implementation of feedback mechanisms to help monitor and evaluate dashboard use and record areas for improvement; and KLS advised on priority indicators, analysis, and determination of cutoff points for the traffic light scheme. The authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this Comment and they do not necessarily represent the views, decisions, or policies of the institutions with which they are affiliated.

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