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February 05, 2016

Monitoring subnational regional inequalities in health

Monitoring subnational regional inequalities in health: measurement approaches and challenges The paper from Ahmad Hosseinpoor; Nicole Bergen; Aluisio Barros; Kerry Wong; Ties Boerma e Cesar Victora describes and compares different methods to estimate subnational and regional inequalities, using data from the Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana and Zimbabwe. This paper is available at BioMed Central    

February 05, 2016

Breastfeeding in the 21st century: epidemiology, mechanisms, and lifelong effect

Breastfeeding in the 21st century: epidemiology, mechanisms, and lifelong effect The paper published in January 2016 by professor Victora and his collaborators is part of a series on breastfeeding in The Lancet journal, having large repercussion national and internationally. The research points that “The scaling up of breastfeeding to a near universal level could prevent 823.000 annual deaths in children younger than 5 years and 20.000 annual deaths from breast cancer.” The f

February 04, 2016

ICEH was visited by Joao Baptista Humbwawali from Angola

On 18th and 19th January this year, ICEH was visited by João Baptista Humbwawali, doctoral student at UFRGS. A nurse and college professor in Angola, João came here to get to know the work carried out in Pelotas for future academic collaborations.

February 01, 2016

Women and girls in the center of development

 Representing the ICEH, Fernanda Ewerling went to Delhi and Jharkhand, India, to participate to a week of meeting and roundtables on India’s women lives and empowerment, discrimination and abuse, violence, and on laws and policies that influence women and girls’ health and development outcomes. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has put women and girls as one of the priorities in their investments both globally and in India, headed all these meetings. The visit to the