October 28, 2016 –Yvonne Tam, Research Associate and LiST team member authored a recent publication that projected the impact of universal and equitable health coverage on child mortality in Peru.
To assess the impact of scaling up interventions to reduce child mortality, Tam et al used LiST to create three scale-up scenarios. The first scenario scaled up each intervention to a universal target of 90%. The next scenario scaled up the national average coverage to that of the richest quintile. Finally, the authors analyzed a situation in which coverage was scaled up to the level in urban populations. The researchers quantified the remaining “missed opportunities” or lives saved in Peru to be prioritizing facility-based case management for small and sick babies, which will reduce neonatal mortality similar to the magnitude that the country's seen in the past decade.The full article can be accessed here.