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It seems appropriate that The Lancet should launch the Every Newborn Series in the year of the 40th anniversary of the Expanded Programme for Immunization, and of the 20th anniversary of the fi rst publication showing evidence that antiviral treatment can prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Not only have these factors had a positive eff ect on(More)
1436 www.thelancet.com Vol 381 April 27, 2013 Some 19 000 children under the age of 5 years die each and every day, with 5500 of these deaths caused by pneumonia and diarrhoea. These are not mere statistics. 2 million young lives are lost each year from these two eminently preventable causes of death. This situation is completely unacceptable. Despite the(More)
1 Mackenbach J, McKee M. Successes and failures of health policy in Europe: four decades of divergent trends and converging challenges. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 2013. 2 WHO. European health for all database. http://www.euro.who.int/hfadb (accessed Feb 14, 2013). 3 WHO. Health 2020: a European policy framework supporting action across government(More)
  • Anthony Lake
  • The American journal of tropical medicine and…
  • 2012
Although substantial progress has been made over the past two decades in reducing child mortality, the fact remains that far too many children continue to die before their fifth birthday. A large proportion of these deaths—more than one-third—occur as a result of pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria. Addressing these child killers in the communities where they(More)
Luis Sambo, Margaret Chan, Steve Davis, Anthony Lake, Seth Berkley, Cyrus Poonawalla, and Christopher J. Elias World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo; World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; PATH, Seattle, Washington; United Nations Children’s Fund, New York, New York; Gavi, Geneva, Switzerland; Serum(More)
From a group of 520 spinal cord injury patients treated at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, two cases of progressive myelopathy secondary to cystic degeneration of the spinal cord have been identified. The cyst may dissect proximately to produce progressive neurologic deficit. Surgical treatment with shunting can allow stabilization and improvement with return(More)