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March 28, 2017

Gairdner Award

The epidemiologist Cesar Victora, 65, becomes today the first Brazilian researcher among the winners of the Gairdner Prize, the most important scientific award in Canada and one of the most respected worldwide in the area of ??health sciences. The announcement was made at a ceremony at 9am in the city of Toronto, Canada. Since 1957, the Gairdner Award recognizes seven scientists annually for their contributions to medical and global health research, and has awarded more than 360 researchers i

March 21, 2017

Measuring Socioeconomic Inequalities With Absolute Incomes

To compare the predictive power of synthetic absolute income measures with that of asset-based wealth quintiles in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) using child stunting as an outcome. We pooled data from 239 nationally representative household surveys from LMICs and computed absolute incomes in US dollars based on households’ asset rank as well as data on national consumption and inequality levels. We used multivariable regression models to compare the predictive power of the cr

March 20, 2017

International Center for Equity in Health receives the visit of the Stanford Team

The gathering that happens this week (March, 20 - 24, 2016) has these goals: - Working together to add additional health indicators to the existing data set; we will define indicators of common interest that are not in the dataset and work together to harmonize these and add them to the data set. - Working together on analysis of the DHS/MICS/RHS dataset. - Discuss the process of developing the empowerment index, to inform a potential gender norm index.   The Stanford Team:&n

February 24, 2017

Study analyzes relationship between socioeconomic indicators and maternal and child health

The asset index is the best socioeconomic indicator to identify children at risk of presenting stunting in families in low and middle-income countries. This is what the research developed in a Master's thesis of the Post-Graduation in Epidemiology of the Federal University of Pelotas, authored by Luís Paulo Vidaletti, under the guidance of Professor Aluísio Jardim Dornellas de Barros indicates. The study analyzed the ability of two wealth indices to distinguish the socioe