FP7 project MASCOT workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

14 March 2013

Experts in the field of maternal and child health met this week in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), hosted by NIMR (National Institute for Medical Research) in the frame of the FP7 project MASCOT - Multilateral Association for Studying Health Inequalities and Enhancing North-South and South-South Cooperation (www.mascotfp7.eu). 

The event started on Monday (11th March) with a two days' workshop that aims to engage researchers and policy makers in a dialogue on the existing gaps between maternal and child health (MCH) research evidence and final policy discussion/outcomes, to identify best practices on how research evidence can be taken up by policy makers with the aim of improving MCH and reducing health inequalities. This workshop was attended by researchers and academics from South Africa, Ghana, Tunisia, Tanzania, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica and Europe, besides high level policy-makers and researchers from Tanzania. 

On Wednesday the steering committee discussed the progress done in the different work packages of the project, addressing key issues on maternal and child health. 

MASCOT project is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). SPI is the partner responsible for dissemination and knowledge transfer and will organize a series of international events in the 3 regions of the project (Africa, Latina America and Europe) to promote effective knowledge transfer and exchange of good practices and relevant initiatives among stakeholders of different countries. 

For further information please visit the project website www.mascotfp7.eu or the Facebook page.