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January 18, 2017

Research assesses impact of economic inequality on child malnutrition

A study by the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel) compared the trends of socioeconomic inequality in the occurrence of child malnutrition in Latin American and Caribbean countries, according to the income differences of the population classified in five and ten economic groups. The research is the result of a dissertation work developed in the Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology of UFPel by nutritionist María de Pilar Flores Quispe, under the guidance of professor Fernando Cés

January 16, 2017

Study shows that discrimination leads to excess mortality of girls in low and middle income countries

Girls under five receive less health care than boys of the same age and are dying more than expected in low- and middle-income countries due to gender discrimination, according to a study conducted by the International Center for Equity in Health at the Federal University Of Pelotas (UFPel). The conclusion is part of the master's thesis developed in the Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology of UFPel, authored by nutritionist Janaína Calu, under the guidance of Professor Cesar Victo

December 06, 2016

The composite coverage index is easy to calculate and could be useful for monitoring progress and inequalities in universal health coverage

A series of equiplots in which the two summary indices and coverage levels of the eight additional Countdown indicators are presented by wealth quintiles of the populations for the nine selected countries. In the equiplots, the poorest and richest quintiles are shown connected by a horizontal line. When one of the circles is outside this line (e.g. co-coverage with 6+ interventions in Congo, or oral rehydration therapy in Haiti), this indicates that the inequality pattern is not stepwise an

November 17, 2016

Socioeconomic inequalities in Health: Reflections on the academic production from Brazil

“At this very moment, Brazil is undergoing profound political changes that will certainly impact on health, education and other social programs. Continued monitoring of inequalities in health is now more important than ever before, in order to document trends and provide reliable data to be fed back to politicians and—more importantly—to civil society" With this affirmation professor Victora closes his comment, published today (November 17th) on the International Journa