MASCOT

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

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 282507
EC contribution
: € 1,999,985.00
Duration
: 30 months
Starting date
: 01/10/2011
Keywords
: health inequalities, maternal and child health, MCH inequalities, research systems, use of evidence, knowledge translation.
Project web-site
: http://www.mascotfp7.eu/
MASCOT database website
: http://www.ihcaimascot.org/

The health of vulnerable groups, the inequalities present in society, and the slow progress towards achieving the health- related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), are concerns that need to be addressed. This is especially true for low and middle-income countries. Some countries have made advances, but these successes may remain unknown to other countries that could benefit from their experience. Higher levels of collaboration would help but can be difficult to achieve. The MASCOT project has therefore gathered 11 partners from 3 geographical areas (Europe, Latin America & Africa), an expert advisory board and additional expertise to answer a specific problem: addressing health inequalities in maternal and child health (MCH) through collaboration.


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