Measuring Inequalities in Coverage of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Interventions

The LAC regional network carried out a first workshop in Medellín, Colombia, 18-22 October. The Facultad de Salud Pública, Universidad de Antioquia, offered the venue and local support for the workshop that focused on two main areas: coverage and equity, starting with basic definitions of RMNCH intervention coverage, including data sources and statistical aspects of survey analyses and moving into understanding, defining and measuring health inequalities.

The workshop included 19 participants from 10 LAC countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Additionally, two participants from Mozambique and special participants representing UNICEF Panama and UCL joined the workshop. The workshop was facilitated by faculty from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru), Pan American Health Organization (Washington, DC), UNICEF headquarters (New York) and ICEH (Pelotas, Brazil).