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The case studies were developed  by the SDH-Net project partners, envisioned as tools for capacity building on SDH-research in LMIC, to be applied in learning contexts. The case studies were grouped under three thematic lines:

      • Research ethics, social commitment, and human rights issues in SDH research in LMIC.
        • Understanding the context - observing cultural sensitivities and respecting human rights when conducting community based research (developed by UNIGE-IHI-FIOCRUZ)
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        • Researching health care practices and needs in an elderly population (developed by UNIGE)
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        • Communication as a transversal element in research on Social Determinants of Health (developed by FIOCRUZ) [Case][Teaching note][Rubric]

      • The application of the Latin American Social Medicine and Collective Health model to address health inequities in LMIC.
        • An invitation to reflect on variables, study designs and analytical approaches in research on ethnic and "racial" inequalities in health (developed by FIOCRUZ)
          [Case][Teaching note][Rubric]

        • Recognizing processes of social determination in health: Dengue in Tumaco-Colombia (developed by FIOCRUZ)
          [Case][Teaching note][Rubric]

        • Identifying and explaining inequities in health in the workers of domestic services in Colombia. Claiming the right to health for informal workers Colombia (developed by UNAL)
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        • The health system and the health system reform as structural drivers of health: The case of Colombia (developed by UNAL)
          [Case][Teaching note][Rubric]

      • The process of priority setting in health research with emphasis on SDH in LMIC.
        • A case study of the National School Healthy Policy in Kenya (developed by UON)
          [Case][Teaching note][Rubric]

        • Priority Setting Process for Building the Bogota Research Agenda 2013 (developed by COHRED-UNAL-IESE)
          [Case][Teaching note][Rubric]

      • Research Capacity Building: management and communication
        • Corporate Social Responsibility: An innovative way of fund raising for SDH projects (developed by WITS)
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        • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Implementation In Tanzania: Experiences, Challenges and Lessons (developed by WITS)
          [Case]



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