Impact on equity of access and efficiency of Integrated Health care Networks (IHN) in Colombia and Brazil

  • Mogollón-Pérez, Amparo Susana (PI)
  • Garcia Sanchez, Lilia Virginia (CoI)
  • Vázquez Navarrete, María Luisa (PI)
  • Vargas Lorenzo, Ingrid (PI)
  • Ferreira Da Silva, Maria Rejane (PI)
  • De Paepe, Pierre (PI)
  • Unger, Jean Pierre (PI)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Equity-LA is a research project whose objective is to analyze the impact on equity of access and the efficiency of integrated health service networks (RISS) in Colombia and Brazil. It takes an innovative multidisciplinary approach to health services research, combining qualitative and quantitative methods.
The investigation consists of two stages:
Two national case studies, one in Colombia and the other in Brazil, to evaluate the real performance of the RISS in relation to access to health systems, care continuity and efficiency, according to existing health policies.
A cross-national comparative study to compare the two countries, with the aim of identifying those factors and actors that affect the results in each particular context.
To carry out the research, qualitative and quantitative research methods are combined: analysis of documents, review of records, individual interviews, focus groups and surveys of potential users of the RISS.
Project financed by the European Commission, as a collaborative project for Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICA), in the Seventh Framework Program (FP7): Cooperation, Health.
AcronymEquity LA
Effective start/end date8/1/097/31/13

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Main Funding Source

  • International


  • Bogotá D.C.


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