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

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.
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Coordinator

COUNCIL ON HEALTH RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Address

Route Des Morillons 1-5
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 435 529

Administrative Contact

Thierry Delachaux (Mr.)

Participants (10)

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EUROQUALITY SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 238 132

SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 202 491

FUNDACION INSTITUTO CENTRO AMERICANO DE SALUD INTERNATIONAL

Costa Rica

EU Contribution

€ 195 542

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SALUD PUBLICA

Mexico

EU Contribution

€ 148 195

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE LA SANTISIMA CONCEPCION

Chile

EU Contribution

€ 93 090

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 211 432

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 85 534

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

Ghana

EU Contribution

€ 99 230

HEALTH ACTION PARTNERSHIP INTERNATIONAL C.I.C

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 205 120

HOPITAL FARHAT HACHED DE SOUSSE

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 85 600

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282507

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    31 March 2014

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 289 335,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 895

Coordinated by:

COUNCIL ON HEALTH RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Switzerland