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March 17, 2016

Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development: Measurement & Evaluation Workshop

From February 21 th  to 24th, Professor Aluísio J D Barros and Fernanda Ewerling have participated to the workshop in Nairobi – Kenya. This workshop was designed to inspire innovative thinking, collective capacity on measurement and evaluation approaches, align around a learning agenda and help further the thinking on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Professor Aluísio also had the opportunity to present preliminary results of the women empowerment

February 17, 2016

In 2011, an estimated 7% of all children under 5 years were overweight

Yesterday, February 16th, professor Victora took part in a meeting on child obesity in New York City. In the workshop, organized by UNICEF, he presented “Exploring the early life determinants of child overweight and the double burden of malnutrition”, in the first session called “The current situation of child overweight”. Concerning this topic, in 2013, Robert Black, Cesar Victora and collaborators have published a paper on the subject in the Lancet jou

February 16, 2016

Female Genital Mutilation Cutting

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a human rights issue that affects girls and women worldwide. Over the last few years, the United Nations have been working to end the practice of cutting women’s genitals, a practice that is still frequent in countries such as Burkina Faso, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia and Togo. Continuing an agreement adopted in 2012 in the United Nations General Assembly, on 2015, in the new set of development goals – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a

February 12, 2016

Microcephaly in Brazil: how to interpret reported numbers?

Professor Victora with collaborators have published a paper in the Lancet jornal in wich they recomend that “national and international agencies should refrain from reporting suspected cases and speed up investigation to report on confirmed cases with laboratory or radiological evidence”. Read the full paper here.