Regional Workshop on Ethnic Inequalities in RMNCH in Latin America and Launch of the Countdown Haiti Case Study

The LAC regional network hosted a second workshop at ICEH from May 15-19, 2017 focused on ethnic inequalities in reproductive, maternal and neonatal and child health (RMNCH) interventions in Latin America. The workshop overlapped with a working group meeting aimed at designing a country case study in Haiti for the Countdown to 2030.

The workshop had four objectives:

  • To review and summarize that state of knowledge about ethnic group inequalities in the region, regarding the health of women and children.
  • To analyze existing data from national surveys (such as DHS, MICS and RHS) to measure ethnic inequalities in RMNCH intervention coverage in the region.
  • To set up a network of collaborating institutions to produce multi-country analyses of ethnic inequalities in RMNCH.
  • To start a Countdown case-study in Haiti.

The workshop was attended by 24 participants from 17 countries (Haiti, Guatemala, Chile, Brazil, Suriname, Bolivia, Colombia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Honduras, Ecuador, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Guyana, and Mexico), plus 22 staff members and students from the ICEH. The full meeting report is available here.