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Eritrea – trends in child mortality. Equity and child survival Are rapid improvements in child survival only possible at the cost of increasing inequity?

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1 Eritrea – trends in child mortality

2 Equity and child survival Are rapid improvements in child survival only possible at the cost of increasing inequity? The concept of low hanging fruit Unless equity considerations are considered when a new intervention is introduced, it will lead to increasing inequity so long as coverage is less than 100%

3 Mortality in highland PNG by access to care Asaro 30km Lowa 13km 6km 1km Data courtesy D. Lehmann

4 Families and their possessions Menzel P. Material World: A Global Family Portrait. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1994. Ethiopia Mali South Africa Slide courtesy Cesar Vitoria

5 ALBERTO MINUJIN, ENRIQUE DELAMONICA EQUALITY MATTERS FOR A WORLD FIT FOR CHILDREN LESSONS FROM THE 1990s © United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), New York, 2003

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