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dc.contributor.authorChavane, Leonardo António
dc.contributor.authorGonçalves, Célia Maria de Deus
dc.coverage.spatialMozambiqueen
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-12T09:42:07Z
dc.date.available2019-04-12T09:42:07Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-12
dc.identifier.citationChavane, L.A. and Gonçalves, C. (2019) Inequalities in Maternal and Child Health in Mozambique: A Historical Overview, IDS Working Paper 526, Brighton: IDSen
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78118-549-0
dc.identifier.issn2040-0209
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/14464
dc.description.abstractInequity in access and utilisation of health-care services contribute to bad health outcomes, particularly among high risk groups such women and children. Since the declaration of independence in Mozambique in 1975, the newly formed government established, as a priority, maternal and child health (MCH) and the fight against the inequity between the rural and urban areas of residence. In the following years, Mozambique witnessed the improvement of access to and utilisation of the MCH services throughout the country. With the aim to examine the degree of inequity on MCH access, utilisation and outcomes across the country and among different determinants, we conducted a desk review, founded mainly on nationwide surveys such as Demographic and Health Surveys, the Multi-indicator Cluster Survey and the Aids and Malaria Indicators Survey in addition to evidence from articles published in peer reviewed journals, Ministry of Health data bases and reports, International Agencies Reports and other grey literature. We conclude that there are signs of inequity reduction in the MCH health indicators. Areas requiring further investment include the need to reduce the geographical differences to access and utilisation of health services, and the need to continue investing in women’s education as key to improving the health of mothers and children.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomic and Social Research Councilen
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment for International Developmenten
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dc.publisherIDSen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Working Paper;526
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access paper distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited, any modifications or adaptations are indicated, and the work is not used for commercial purposes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeen
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dc.titleInequalities in Maternal and Child Health in Mozambique: A Historical Overviewen
dc.typeIDS Working Paperen
dc.rights.holderIDSen
dc.identifier.teamPower and Popular Politicsen
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