Maternal and Child Health Equity Research Program

Project Information

The overall objective of the Maternal and Child Health Equity (MACHEquity) research program is to examine how social policies focused on reducing poverty, income and gender inequality have an impact on the burden of disease among children and women under the age of 50.

Partnering with international NGOs and dedicated to the training and mentoring of the next generation of researchers in the field, MACHEquity joins information from household surveys with global policy data and utilizes innovative methods to investigate associations between social policies, social determinants, and health outcomes prioritized by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

We seek to understand how social policies aimed at reducing poverty, income and gender inequality in high- and low-income countries affect:

1). Major causes of morbidity and mortality in children
2). Morbidity and mortality in women under 50
3). HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other major diseases
Project Date: 
04/01/2011 to 03/31/2016
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Research Area: 
Health Research
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Other Sub-Research Area: 
Maternal and Child Health
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Montreal, QC
McGill University Project Leader Information
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