Making the world's children count

  title={Making the world's children count},
  author={Peter Byass and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus},
  journal={The Lancet},
11 Citations

A life in death: reflections of Peter

The counting of deaths has a long and notorious history. And today in the face of a global pandemic, counting continues to have enormous cultural, religious, political and economic significance.

Management of Childhood Solid Tumours in Third World Countries

Children in poor countries are significantly disadvantaged by the lack of the material, human and financial resources required to treat solid tumours, and strategies must be developed to accommodate these resource deficiencies into effective protocols.

Paediatric HIV infection in Western Africa: the long way to the standard of care.

It is highlighted that only a small proportion of HIV-exposed newborns receive ARV prophylaxis, and this problem could be faced by improving the communication process between the peripheral health services and the national procurement system.

Challenge of pediatric oncology in Africa.

Sharpening the needlepoint of surgical expertise will not compensate for the major infrastructural deficiencies, but must proceed in tandem with resource development and allow heath planners to realize that pediatric surgical oncology is a cost-effective service that can uplift regional services.

Overview of the Global Health Issues Facing Children

This first Pediatrics Perspectives column on global health joins the monthly rotation with other columns on medical history, graduate medical education, and medical student education. It makes good

Factors associated with mortality and length of stay in hospitalised neonates in Eritrea, Africa: a cross-sectional study

Hypothermia, pneumonia, younger gestational age, 1 min Apgar score and small size for Gestational age are significantly associated with mortality and longer length of stay in the Eritrean SNCU.

Use of a simple arm-raising test with a portable laser Doppler blood flow meter to detect dehydration

It is suggested that three markers could detect dehydration and the blood flow meter devised has the potential to be used as a portable device for detecting dehydration.

Childhood tuberculosis: out of sight, out of mind?

From birth to adulthood in rural Ethiopia: the Butajira Birth Cohort of 1987.

The children in the cohort probably accurately represent the harsh realities of growing up in rural Ethiopia at the turn of the Millennium, and the huge gaps between their experience and that of their contemporaries in more affluent settings are a scandal of the 21st century.



The State of the World's Children 2005

The 2005 edition of UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children focuses on how poverty, conflict and HIV/AIDS threaten the idea of childhood as a period of time for children to grow and develop to their

The World Health Report 2005 - make every mother and child count

The World Health Report 2005 – Make Every Mother and Child Count, says that this year almost 11 million children under five years of age will die from causes that are largely preventable. Among them

Bridging the gaps: can we afford not to invest in global health?

  • S. Wall
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Scandinavian journal of public health
  • 2002
This journal, although having the prefix Scandinavian, wants to convey to its readers a contemporary global perspective on public health, so it is suggested that this means that it should also reflect onPublic health developments outside Scandinavia as well as share public health lessons from within the Scandinavian countries with the international public health community.

Person, place and time — but who, where, and when?

  • P. Byass
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Scandinavian journal of public health
  • 2001
It is noted that the basic concepts of PPT are still the central issue in global context but it is no longer simple to find adequate and reliable answers.

Helping northern Ethiopian communities reduce childhood mortality: population-based intervention trial.

This non-specific community-based public health intervention, as an addition to IMCI strategies in local health facilities, appears to have significantly reduced childhood mortality in these communities.

Our Common Interest: Report of the Commission for Africa

n 11 March 2005, the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, launched the Commission for Africa report, ‘Our Common Interest’, at the British Museum in London. The Commission, which comprised 17 people