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September 19, 2016

Missed opportunities in full immunization coverage

An estimated 23 million infants are still not being benefitted from routine immunization services. We assessed how many children failed to be fully immunized even though they or their mothers were in contact with health services to receive other interventions. More    

August 24, 2016

Child health interventions - are we on the path to universal coverage?

Prof. Barros will be speaking  at the International Pediatric Association (IPA 2016) Congress, which will be held in Vancouver - Canada. He will presente the lecture “Child health interventions - are we on the path to universal coverage?

July 09, 2016

Masters and PhD Program in Epidemiology - focus on Health Inequalities

The Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), through the financing of the Wellcome Trust Foundation offers scholarships for Latin American students (except Brazil) interested in research focusing on promoting equity in maternal and child health. The grants are targeted especially for the master, but could exceptionally be meant for a doctorate. More information is available at:Epidemiologia-UFPel    

June 25, 2016

Inequalities in the coverage of place of delivery and skilled birth attendance

BACKGROUND: Having a health worker with midwifery skills present at delivery is one of the key interventions to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. We sought to estimate the frequencies of (a) skilled birth attendant coverage, (b) institutional delivery, and (c) the combination of place of delivery and type of attendant, in LMICs. METHODS: National surveys (DHS and MICS) performed in 80 LMICs since 2005 were analyzed to estimate these four categories of delivery care. Results were stratified