WHO Rural Health Equity Webinar Series

Unpacking the causes and manifestations of rural health inequities: the use of mixed methods research

January 19, 2022

Greeting by Chair: Theadora Swift Koller, Senior Technical Advisor, Health Equity, Director General’s Office, WHO/HQ


  • Addressing access barriers faced by rural communities in the Americas through participatory mixed methods analysis – Natalia Houghton and Ernesto Bascolo, PAHO;
  • Demystifying the barriers to health services in rural areas using mixed methods research– Sneha P Kotian, WONCA, Rural Seeds Ambassador South Asia;
  • Understanding Communities of Deep Disadvantage in the United States – Luke Shaefer, Director of Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan;
  • Bottlenecks and opportunities to have data on rural health better used in policymaking and programming – Ana Lorena Ruano, Researcher, Center for International Health, University of Bergen.

Closing remarks: Alan Bruce Chater, Chair, WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice