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Ethnic inequalities in child stunting and feeding practices

Although the prevalence ofNew Content Item child stunting is falling in Latin America, socioeconomic inequalities persist.  Gatica-Domínguez et al. describe ethnic inequalities of stunting and feeding practices in thirteen Latin American countries using recent nationally representative surveys.  Continued monitoring of ethnic inequalities, as required by SDG 17.18, is essential to assess the impact of inclusive policies in the Latin American region and to guide future policy and programmatic initiatives.

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Call for Papers: Interventions and policy approaches to promote equity in breastfeeding

© Tetiana Mandziuk / Getty Images / iStockProviding accessible, high-quality and equitable support for all women who want to breastfeed is a sound social investment. Fair access to programs, policies and infrastructure that promotes, protects and support breastfeeding should be seen as a social justice issue. Hence any social, economic, legal, political or biomedical factor preventing women to implement their right to breastfed should be framed as a health inequity and a social injustice.

Abstracts due by June 30th

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  1. Authors: Efrat Shadmi, Yingyao Chen, Inês Dourado, Inbal Faran-Perach, John Furler, Peter Hangoma, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Claudia Obando, Varduhi Petrosyan, Krishna D. Rao, Ana Lorena Ruano, Leiyu Shi, Luis Eugenio de Souza, Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Elizabeth Sturgiss, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat…

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At a time when health inequalities across the world are widespread and often increasing, International Journal for Equity in Health provides a highly visible forum where strong evidence relevant to the search for, and attainment of, equity in health can be found. Served by a globally recognized editorial board, the journal publishes research which improves the understanding of issues that influence the health of populations and shapes evidence-based decisions by health policy-makers. 

International Journal for Equity in Health focuses on disseminating influential research which examines the political, policy-related, economic, social, and health systems- and services-related influences, particularly with regard to identifying and understanding the systematic differences in distributions of one or more aspects of health in population groups defined demographically, geographically, or socially.

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Efrat Shadmi, University of Haifa, Israel
Leiyu Shi, Johns Hopkins University, USA

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