publication . Article . 2015

Progress in reducing inequalities in reproductive, maternal, newborn,' and child health in Latin America and the Caribbean: an unfinished agenda

María Clara Restrepo-Méndez; Aluísio J. D. Barros; Jennifer Requejo; Pablo Durán; Luis Andrés de Francisco Serpa; Giovanny V. A. França; Fernando C. Wehrmeister; Cesar G. Victora;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2015 Journal: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública (issn: 1020-4989, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pan American Health Organization
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To expand the "Countdown to 2015" analyses of health inequalities beyond the 75 countries being monitored worldwide to include all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that have adequate data available. METHODS: Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys were used to monitor progress in health intervention coverage and inequalities in 13 LAC countries, five of which are included in the Countdown (Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Haiti, and Peru) and eight that are not (Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Suriname). The outcomes included neonatal and under-5 year mortali...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: factores socioeconómicos, Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio, América Latina, Medicine, Salud materno-infantil, Región del Caribe, desigualdades en la salud, R, RC955-962, RA1-1270, Public aspects of medicine, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine
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