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How many child deaths can we prevent this year?
The findings show that the interventions needed to achieve the millennium development goal of reducing child mortality by two-thirds by 2015 are available, but that they are not being delivered to the mothers and children who need them. Expand
Levels and trends in under-5 mortality, 1990–2008
The Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) aims to source and share data on child mortality, to improve and harmonise estimation methods across partners, and to produce consistent estimates on the levels and trends in child mortality worldwide. Expand
Levels and trends in child mortality, 1990–2009
This article looks at the levels and trends in child mortality from 1990-2009 and states that removing financial and social barriers to accessing welfare services innovations to make supply of critical services more available to the poor and increasing local accountability of the health systems are examples of policy interventions that have allowed health systems to improve equity. Expand
WHO and UNICEF estimates of national infant immunization coverage: methods and processes.
WHO and the United Nations Children's Fund annually review data on immunization coverage to estimate national coverage with routine service delivery of the following vaccines, providing an independent technical assessment of the performance of national immunization systems. Expand
Cytomegalovirus glycoprotein-B vaccine with MF59 adjuvant in transplant recipients: a phase 2 randomised placebo-controlled trial
Although cytomegalovirus disease occurs in the context of suppressed cell-mediated immunity post-transplantation, humoral immunity has a role in reduction of cytomeGalovirus viraemia. Expand
Child Mortality Estimation: Accelerated Progress in Reducing Global Child Mortality, 1990–2010
An introductory overview of how the latest United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation estimates were produced is provided, and the key findings are summarized and current methodology and recent methodological innovations are described. Expand
Child survival in India
The range of child mortality, as well as the proportion of neo-natal deaths, occurring across the states, suggests that at state level 50–70% of deaths can be prevented, and the targets set in the millennium development goals aswell as in the Tenth Five Year plan can be reached. Expand
The Accelerated Child Survival and Development programme in west Africa: a retrospective evaluation
The ACSD project did not accelerate child survival in Benin and Mali focus districts relative to comparison areas, probably because coverage for effective treatment interventions for malaria and pneumonia were not accelerated, causes of neonatal deaths and undernutrition were not addressed, and stock shortages of insecticide-treated nets restricted the potential effect of this intervention. Expand
Annual mortality rates and excess deaths of children under five in Iraq, 1991-98
The number of 'excess' under-5 deaths in Iraq between 1991 and 1998 was calculated assuming that, instead of the rates measured by the 1999 survey for this period, either (a) average mortality rates for the period 1986-90 had been maintained, or (b) mortality had continued to decline at the rate observed between 1974 and 1990. Expand
Tracking progress towards the Millennium Development Goals: reaching consensus on child mortality levels and trends.
  • K. Hill, T. Croft, +14 authors T. Boerma
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • 1 March 2006
In the short run, tracking child mortality in high-mortality countries will continue to rely on household surveys and extrapolations of historical trends, which will require more collaborative efforts both to collect data through initiatives to strengthen health information systems at the country level, and to harmonize the estimation process. Expand