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About the project

MASCOT - Multilateral Association for Studying Health inequalities and enhancing North-South and South-South Cooperation, which is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technological Development, which gathers partners and experts from Africa, Latin America and Europe, to identify and implement strategies for tackling health inequalities preferentially affecting children, adolescents and mothers.

The MASCOT website is available at: www.mascotfp7.eu  you can also follow the project’s Facebook page and join an international online community of experts to discuss and share learning through the Linkedin group

Maternal Health Research

The MASCOT project have launched the webDatabase on maternal health in low- middle- and high-income countries.This database is a product of a systematic mapping of the maternal health literature and contains information from two systematic reviews, which examine:

  • Maternal health interventional research in low- and middle-income countries. The database contains: health systems interventions; interventions in community settings; health promotion interventions; and interventions on 5 tracer clinical conditions, namely antepartum and postpartum haemorrhage, HIV and other STIs, hypertension and malaria.
  • Maternal health interventions in high-income countries that occurred outside the health facility

The webDatabase is an open source where users can run searchers and make reports. Reports on the database work as “question” reports, whereby one can select a ‘parent’ code, such as HIV codes and the results will give all the studies included on that topic.​

To access the webDatabase, please click here.


Title: 'Addressing inequalities the heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Future We Want for All Global Thematic Consultation '
Authors: Francisco Becerra-Posada, Angéline Serre, Mario Tristán, Víctor Becerril-Montekio, Sébastien Poulain, Ana Ribeiro and the MASCOT-U-Group (Authors are partners of the MASCOT Project)

This paper presents the methodological guidelines to conduct the fieldwork and some preliminary results that will help towards discussing the achievement of the MDGs and for debating on how inequalities can be addressed in the post-2015 agenda. Please click here for the publication.

*Accepted under the "Addressing Inequalities" Global Thematic Consultation - Call for Proposals for Background Papers, Oct 2012*       


For more information

Please contact Maggie Davies - Maggie.davies@hapi.org.uk