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CHERG - Child Epidemiology Reference Group


CHERG is a group of technical experts that is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While external to the UN system, CHERG was convened to assist WHO and UNICEF with the goal of providing global technical leadership in the development and improvement of epidemiologic estimates for children under age five. CHERG is guided by a small group of “core” members from the institutions listed below, with larger ad hoc working groups addressing specific issues.

Core Members

Centre for Global Health Research, University of Toronto

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, U of T

Harvard School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional - IIN (Nutritional Research Institute)

Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children USA

University of Edinburgh Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Public Health

U.S. Fund for UNICEF  


Untitled Document

Examination of Child in Benin

PowerPoint Presentation
Global Child Mortality: Estimates of Levels and Causes for 2000-2010

New Publications 
Born Too Small: National and regional estimates of babies born small for gestational age. Healthy Newborn Network Blog on new article in Lancet Global Health

PLOS Med Collection: Measuring Coverage in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

LiST Tool
Download the the Lives Saved Tool

Lives Saved Tool in 2013: BMC Public Health Special Issue