Session 124 Equity in RMNCH—what have we learned?


Betty Kirkwood, Professor of Epidemiology and International Health, LSHTM



  • Recent findings on equity: results from 38 Countdown countries
    Ties Boerma, Director, Health Statistics and Informatics, WHO
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  • Geographical disparities in RMNCH
    Wendy J. Graham, Professor of Obstetric Epidemiology, Immpact, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, and Sennen Hounton, Maternal Health Technical Officer, UNFPA
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  • Reducing inequities in RMNCH: the Brazilian experience
    Cesar Victora, Professor Emeritus, Universidade Federale de Pelotas, Brazil
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session124Based on new analyses from recent population-based surveys, this session reviewed recent levels and trends in inequalities in the coverage of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health interventions, with emphasis on socioeconomic inequities. Data from Brazil’s experience will demonstrate how the adoption of propoor policies and creation of a universal health service can lead to overcoming these inequities.

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