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Multilateral Association for Studying health inequalities and enhancing north-south and south-south COoperaTion

Objective

Inequalities and vulnerable groups’ health, as well as the slow advances to achieve the health- related Millennium Development Goals, are concerns that need to be addressed, notably for low and middle-income countries. While some countries have made advances, these remain unknown to other ones which could still benefit from their experience. Higher collaboration could help but is quite difficult to achieve. The MASCOT project gathers therefore 11 partners from 3 geographical areas (Europe, Latin America & Africa), an advisory board and additional relevant experts to answer this problematic.
The work is specifically designed to achieve defined objectives:
- to create links between North-South and South-South efforts in addressing maternal and child health and health inequalities (MCH&I) in developing countries
- to provide evidence on best practice and policy advice for the development of future public health and health systems interventions.
Following a first step of standardisation and quality control procedures, the project will implement mapping activities in individual countries of the 3 regions of interest in order to assess the current situation of MCH inequalities, to identify institutions and research teams performing research in this area, to detect promising projects and research results as well as strategies, programs and policies implemented to tackle MCH inequalities. This will result in recommendations of best practices and policy advice to countries willing to implement actions to improve MCH&I. An important part of the work will also stimulate multi-lateral collaboration and knowledge transfer as a key activity of MASCOT. All along the project, different tools such as meetings, workshops, partnering event, website, and brochures will be used to communicate and promote the exchange between health stakeholders and policy-makers. Ultimately MASCOT should thus allow reducing gaps in health inequalities between and within different regions of the world.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2011-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

COUNCIL ON HEALTH RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Address
Route Des Morillons 1-5
1218 Le Grand-saconnex
Switzerland
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 435 529
Administrative Contact
Thierry Delachaux (Mr.)

Participants (10)

EUROQUALITY SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 238 132
Address
Rue De L Isly 8
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Ponsar (Mr.)
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 202 491
Address
Av Marechal Gomes Da Costa 1376 Porto Concelho Foz Do Douro
4150 356 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mónica Coelho (Ms.)
FUNDACION INSTITUTO CENTRO AMERICANO DE SALUD INTERNATIONAL
Costa Rica
EU contribution
€ 195 542
Address
Calles 35 Y 37 Avenida 7 Barrio Escalante
10101 San Jose
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mario Tristan (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SALUD PUBLICA
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 148 195
Address
Av. Universidad 655
62100 Cuernavaca Morelos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Ignacio Domínguez Castillo (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE LA SANTISIMA CONCEPCION
Chile
EU contribution
€ 93 090
Address
Caupolican 491
4070129 Concepcion
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mariella Andrea Gutiérrez (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 211 432
Address
Jan Smuts Avenue 1
2001 Johannesburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thembi Tshabalala (Ms.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 85 534
Address
Sokoine Luthuli Drive Ocean Road
255 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mwelecela Ntuli Malecela (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 99 230
Address
.
N/A Legon Accra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fred Newton Binka (Prof.)
HEALTH ACTION PARTNERSHIP INTERNATIONAL C.I.C
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 205 120
Address
Tavistock House -Entrance B- Tavistock Square
WC1H 9HX London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Chris Brookes (Mr.)
HOPITAL FARHAT HACHED DE SOUSSE
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 85 600
Address
Avenue Ibn El Jazzar
4000 Sousse
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mohamed Faouzi Kraiem (Prof.)