identifies and evaluates new technologies for improving case management
and prevention of disease; strengthens the problem-solving capacity
of developing country institutions, and guides improvements in national
health policies and professional practice.
Avoiding Child Deaths: A Call to Action
On June 20th, leading public health scientists launched a call
for urgent action to end a global public-health disaster—that
of the fate of more that 10 million children worldwide under
five years of age who die every year. The key finding in a series
of five articles to be published in The Lancet over the next
month is that two-thirds of these child deaths could be prevented
with existing knowledge and known treatments for the main causes
of childhood death: diarrheal disease, malaria, pneumonia, and
neonatal causes. Authors of the series are issuing an urgent
call to action—prioritizing the need for global leadership
and increased resources—to ensure that child survival
becomes a key priority for governments and health agencies worldwide.
Did you know...
|2 million children under five die annually from pneumonia
in developing countries?
|Another 2.2 million children under
five die each year due to diarrheal disease?
|And although the Child Health Research
project has made great strides in combating diarrheal
disease and acute respiratory infections in children under
five, 5 million neonates still die annually due to infection.
|A total of 9.2 million lives lost from
preventable and treatable diseases.
|Child Health Research is dedicated
to conducting applied research that identifies, tests
and evaluates new technologies and interventions in six
targeted areas to ultimately reduce the mortality
and morbidity of children in developing countries and
countries in transition.