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February 06, 2013

Call for papers on Social Determinants of Health - Special issue Journal of Public Health

The Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health, published by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), announces a call for papers for the next special issue on social determinants of health, to be published in 2013. Accepted contributions include original research papers, special reports, or systematic reviews. Deadline: 1 April, 2013 The main theme of the special issue will be "Social Determinants of Health in the Region of the Americas", addressing some

February 02, 2013

Position Paper: Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This is a turning point to discuss the role of health in the post-2015 development agenda as the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is near. While much progress has been made, there is still a long way to go. Therefore, the International Epidemiological Association, whose president is Dr Cesar Victora, is actively engaged in the global agenda for defining health priorities post-2015. We would like to share their position paper.

January 18, 2013

Women Deliver: The 3rd Global Conference - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Our directors, Professor Cesar Victora and Professor Aluisio Barros, will participate in the largest global conference on girls' and women's health and empowerment of the decade: Women Deliver 2013 on May 28-30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This landmark event will be the gathering place for an anticipated 5,000 attendees from across the globe. Participants will include Heads of State, government and UN officials, development officials, youth, corporate executives, healthcare professionals, academ

December 20, 2012

Equity in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in Countdown to 2015: a retrospective review of survey data from 54 countries

Countdown to 2015 tracks progress towards achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, with particular emphasis on within-country inequalities. We assessed how inequalities in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions vary by intervention and country. We reanalyzed data for 12 maternal, newborn, and child health interventions from national surveys done in 54 Countdown countries between Jan 1, 2000, and Dec 31, 2008. We calculated coverage indicators for interventions accor