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Where and why are 10 million children dying every year?
The importance of undernutrition as an underlying cause of child deaths associated with infectious diseases, the effects of multiple concurrent illnesses, and recognition that pneumonia and diarrhoea remain the diseases that are most often associated with child deaths are highlighted. Expand
Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology [Book Review]
Review(s) of: Donna M. Mertens, Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology, Sage, Thousand Oaks, California, 2005, second edition, ISBN 0761928057, 507 pages, paperback. Includes references.Expand
WHO estimates of the causes of death in children
A 4-year effort by WHO to improve the accuracy of estimates of the proportion of deaths in children younger than age 5 years attributable to pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, measles, and the major causes of death in the first 28 days of life is reported on. Expand
Estimates of world-wide distribution of child deaths from acute respiratory infections.
This analysis suggests that throughout the world 1.9 million children died from ARI in 2000, 70% of them in Africa and southeast Asia. Expand
Countdown to 2015 decade report (2000–10): taking stock of maternal, newborn, and child survival
Evidence is provided from several countries showing that rapid progress is possible and that focused and targeted interventions can reduce inequities related to socioeconomic status and sex and much more can and should be done to address maternal and newborn health and improve coverage of interventions related to family planning, care around childbirth, and case management of childhood illnesses. Expand
Standards for CHERG reviews of intervention effects on child survival
The guidelines developed by the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) that are applied by scientists conducting reviews of intervention effects for use in LiST are described. Expand
Evidence-based public health: moving beyond randomized trials.
There is an urgent need to develop evaluation standards and protocols for use in circumstances where RCTs are not appropriate, and both the internal and external validity of RCT findings can be greatly enhanced by observational studies using adequacy or plausibility designs. Expand
Reducing deaths from diarrhoea through oral rehydration therapy.
The strategy for controlling diarrhoea through case management, with special reference to ORT, is reported on, and the relationship between its implementation and reduced mortality is examined, and there are important lessons for evaluators. Expand
Equity in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in Countdown to 2015: a retrospective review of survey data from 54 countries
Skilled birth attendant coverage was the least equitable intervention, according to all four summary indices, followed by four or more antenatal care visits, and the most equitable intervention was early initation of breastfeeding. Expand
Inequities among the very poor: health care for children in rural southern Tanzania
Care-seeking behaviour is worse in poorer than in relatively rich families, even within a rural society that might easily be assumed to be uniformly poor. Expand