Angélica Vieira Cavalcanti de Sousa

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INTRODUCTION Both the quantity and the distribution of health workers in a country are fundamental for assuring equitable access to health services. Using the case of Brazil, we measure changes in inequalities in the distribution of the health workforce and account for the sources of inequalities at sub-national level to identify whether policies have been(More)
CONTEXT The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set targets related to important global poverty, health, and sustainability issues. A critical but underinvestigated question for planning and allocating resources toward the MDGs is how interventions related to one MDG might affect progress toward other goals. OBJECTIVES To estimate the(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the socioeconomic inequality in infant mortality in Iran (the Islamic Republic of Iran). METHODS We analysed data from the provincially representative Demographic and Health Survey, which was done in Iran in 2000. We used a dichotomous hierarchical ordered probit model to develop an indicator of socioeconomic status of households. We(More)
Perspectives 892 Perspectives Information technology to bridge the health workforce gap Robert Bollinger et al. in medical education in resource constrained low-and middle-income countries. 7. Key global telecom indicators for the world telecommunication service sector. In many developed and developing countries , progress towards attaining UHC is hindered(More)
BACKGROUND Progress toward universal health coverage in many low- and middle-income countries is hindered by the lack of an adequate health workforce that can deliver quality services accessible to the entire population. METHODS We used a health labour market framework to investigate the key indicators of the dynamics of the health labour market in(More)
OBJECTIVE Brazil's large socioeconomic inequalities together with the increase in neonatal mortality jeopardize the MDG-4 child mortality target by 2015. We measured inequality trends in neonatal and under five mortality across municipalities characterized by their socio-economic status in a period where major pro poor policies were implemented in Brazil to(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the realized importance of unsafe abortion as a global health problem, reliable data are difficult to obtain, especially in countries where abortion is illegal. Estimates for most developing countries are based on limited and incomplete sources of data. In Mexico, studies have been undertaken to improve estimates of induced abortion but(More)
INTRODUCTION Progress towards the MDG targets on maternal and child mortality is hindered worldwide by large differentials between poor and rich populations. Using the case of Brazil, we investigate the extent to which policies and interventions seeking to increase the accessibility of health services among the poor have been effective in decreasing(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the effects of 3% of body weight loads (0%, 5%, and 10%) on treadmill gait training in subjects with Parkinson disease. DESIGN This study used a randomized controlled single-blind trial. RESULTS Spatiotemporal variables demonstrated significant intragroup alterations in all three groups at pretraining and(More)
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