Making the world's children count

  title={Making the world's children count},
  author={Peter Byass and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus},
  journal={The Lancet},
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Management of Childhood Solid Tumours in Third World Countries
Children in poor countries are entitled, as a fundamental human right, to treatment for curable and potentially curable diseases, and most paediatric solid tumours would fall into this category.Expand
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. Expand
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. Expand
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 goodExpand
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. Expand
Use of a simple arm-raising test with a portable laser Doppler blood flow meter to detect dehydration
Using micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies, the authors have developed the world’s smallest, lightest, and least power-consuming laser Doppler blood flow meter. Unlike commercialExpand
Burden of disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b in children younger than 5 years: global estimates
Global burden of Hib disease is substantial and almost entirely vaccine preventable, and expanded use of Hib vaccine could reduce childhood pneumonia and meningitis, and decrease child mortality. Expand
Childhood tuberculosis: out of sight, out of mind?
There remains an urgent need both for better diagnostic tests and for robust regional data on the true burden of disease, otherwise childhood TB will remain an essentially ‘invisible’ and therefore neglected disease. Expand
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. Expand
Routes to better health for children in four developing countries.
The findings suggest that contextual factors, such as the degree of economic development, good governance, and strong health care systems, matter less than do targeted health intervention, foreign aid, and technical assistance. Expand


4 million neonatal deaths: When? Where? Why?
The proportion of child deaths that occurs in the neonatal period (38% in 2000) is increasing, and the Millennium Development Goal for child survival cannot be met without substantial reductions inExpand
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. Expand
Newborn survival: putting children at the centre
This week The Lancet begins the second phase of The Lancet’s campaign on child survival by launching a major new series of papers devoted to the health of newborns, which is seen as the most important public-health campaign it has taken part in for a generation. Expand
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 peopleExpand
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 theirExpand
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 themExpand
Bridging the gaps: can we afford not to invest in global health?
  • S. Wall
  • Medicine, Geography
  • 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. Expand
Person, place and time — but who, where, and when?
  • P. Byass
  • Medicine, Geography
  • 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. Expand