Analyzing Media Coverage of the Global Fund Diseases Compared with Lower Funded Diseases (Childhood Pneumonia, Diarrhea and Measles)

@inproceedings{Hudacek2011AnalyzingMC,
  title={Analyzing Media Coverage of the Global Fund Diseases Compared with Lower Funded Diseases (Childhood Pneumonia, Diarrhea and Measles)},
  author={David L. Hudacek and Shyama Kuruvilla and Nora Kim and Katherine E. A. Semrau and Donald M. Thea and Shamim Ahmad Qazi and Andrew Pleasant and James Shanahan},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Pneumonia, diarrhea and measles are the leading causes of death in children worldwide, but have a disproportionately low share of international funding and media attention. In comparison, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria--diseases that also significantly affect children--receive considerably more funding and have relatively high media coverage. This study investigates the potential relationship between media agenda setting and funding levels in the context of the actual burden of… CONTINUE READING
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