Society for Epidemiologic Research 48th Annual Meeting

  • Posted on 31st March 2015,
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Catherine Arsenault’s abstract entitled “Monitoring social inequalities in immunization coverage across low and middle-income countries” has been accepted to the Society for Epidemiologic Research​. Their 48th Annual Meeting will take place in Denver Colorado from June 16-19, 2015. To learn more about Catherine’s abstract during the Meet, be sure to check out Poster Session 2…

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14th World Congress on Public Health

  • Posted on 17th February 2015,
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The MACHEquity team’s presentation at the 14th annual World Congress on Public Health that took place in India from February 11-15th 2015 is now available on our News and Publication page. Congratulations on all your hard work!

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Facebook and Twitter

  • Posted on 2nd February 2015,
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It’s a little late but welcome back everyone into the new year! 2015 will mark the start of some exciting new developments for the MACHEquity team. In an effort to share our work and message with a greater audience, we are now officially on Facebook and Twitter. Click the links above to like our page and follow…

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Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA)

  • Posted on 20th January 2015,
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Congratulations!  The MACHEquity team’s recent paper on the association between work-related breastfeeding policies and breastfeeding initiation and duration has been accepted by the Population Association of America (PAA). The paper analyzes how likely women are to discontinue breastfeeding after giving birth when expected to return to work. It suggests that workplace regulations that allow women…

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MACHEquity Researchers on the Consequentiality of Social Epidemiology

  • Posted on 20th January 2015,
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Arijit Nandi and Sam Harper have co-authored a publication that questions how consequential social epidemiology is based on recent evidence. Academic epidemiology, and social epidemiology in particular, is often criticized for failing to produce actionable evidence that can inform specific interventions for improving health and health inequality. In response, abstracts from the annual meetings of…

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Shailen Nandy wins CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize

MACHEquity coinvestigator Shailen Nandy has recently been announced the joint winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by Norwegian organization Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP). This prize is awarded every year to outstanding monographs that contribute to research on global poverty eradication or prevention. Dr. Nandy’s submission, An Analysis of Changes in Child Poverty in…

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MACHEquity postdoc to present at PAA

Farhan Majid, a MACHEquity Postdoctoral Fellow based at McGill University, will attend the 2015 meeting of the Population Association of America, to present his paper War and the Destruction of Human Capital, coauthored with Jorge Agüero.  The paper examines the effect of the 1994 Rwandan genocide on the stock of human capital in the country,…

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Arnab Mukherji in BMJ Study on Health Insurance Provision for the Worst Off in India

One of MACHEquity’s coinvestigators, Professor Arnab Mukherji, contributed to a recently published study in The BMJ on the effect of government-provided health insurance for the worst-off households in Karnataka, India. The study found that the Vajpayee Arogyashree scheme, which provided free tertiary care to households under the poverty line, decreased mortality rates and out-of-pocket expenses amongst…

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Announcing Children’s Chances

  • Posted on 23rd April 2013,
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Announcing Children’s Chances

Dr. Jody Heymann, a co-investigator on the Maternal and Child Health Equity Project, has recently launched the first products of the Children’s Chances Initiative — a report, book, and website examining what actions countries are taking to make equal life chances for all children a reality. Drawing on systematic analyses of laws and policies from the…

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