What is MACHEquity?

The MACHEquity project has now completed its six-year term. The PROSPERED project continues the work of MACHEquity, taking a more holistic view that encompasses different public policies and by prioritizing the health-related targets set forth by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

How do 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

MACHEquity: Estimating the effects of social policy on Millennium Development health outcomes