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Indigenous Mortality and Inequalities in Latin America: the case of Brazil and Ecuador

on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 13:12

The 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health -Ottawa, Canada. 27-28 October, 2013- will be examining the impact of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other current initiatives, and the potential impact of future initiatives.

Plenary themes discussed will be:

  1. MDGs: Progress made and lessons learned
  2. Are we Making an Impact? The Remaining Challenges
  3. The Post 2015 Agenda

The theme “Global Health in 2013: Are We Having an Impact” will specifically be examining the following issues and questions:

  • What has been the impact of and lessons learned from the MDGs and other important global health and development initiatives-especially for the poor;
  • How do we/should we measure community impact, equity impact and environmental impact? Did we measure the right things? What should we have measured?
  • Are we evaluating interventions in a way that is sensitive to the poorest of the poor?
  • Who should contribute to these assessments?
  • What methodology should we be using to measure impact in emergency/ crisis situations?
  • How do we integrate indigenous knowledge and meaningful indicators
  • What role is Canada playing in making an impact and in defining the metrics?
  • What are the implications of donor driven indicators? And how does this influence what and how we measure?
  • What capacity/training/good practices need to be developed to respond to these measurement challenges?
  • What research needs to be supported to improve our capacity to carry out the proper impact assessments?

The results from recent study on indigenous mortality in Latin America was presented in poster format at the conference. 

See bellow the poster "Indigenous Mortality and Inequelities in Latin America: the case of Brazil and Ecuador" 



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