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Causes of maternal mortality The overwhelming majority of maternal deaths occur in developing countries and arise from the risks attributable to pregnancy and childbirth as well as from the poor performance of health services. To reduce maternal deaths globally we need...

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Effect of co-morbidity on child mortality The standard practice of attributing each death to a single cause ignores the fact that many deaths are associated with more than one condition, often with two or more infectious diseases such as malaria...

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Objectives Objective 1.  Provide timely estimates of the causes and determinants of child mortality reflecting the effects of accelerated child survival interventions. In this project, CHERG will work with WHO and UNICEF to develop the methodologies and processes such that the...

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Micronutrient deficiencies and nutritional status Prior work has shown that deficiencies of micronutrients contribute to the global disease burden of young children and that interventions to prevent these deficiencies are identified as highly effective strategies for public health action.  As...

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Can We Do Better? Measuring Coverage in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health A PLOS Medicine Collection Launch Event Watch Event PLOS MED Collection Now Online Event Presentations Also Read Are Health Interventions Reaching Women and Children in the Developing World? Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimist Why Should We Care About...

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Country-level causes of child mortality Only a small fraction of child deaths occur in countries with complete civil registration of deaths and their causes, and, despite efforts by the Health Metrics Network and others, complete and accurate civil registration of...

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Intervention effectiveness to reduce maternal/child mortality As part of the current CHERG, working groups have been formed to do systematic reviews of effectiveness and efficacy of various maternal and child health interventions. These groups are building on reviews that were...

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Antenatal Steroids in Preterm Labour for Prevention of Neonatal Deaths LiST Project Page More Intervention Effect Estimate Summaries Reference Mwansa-Kambafwile J, Cousens S, Hansen T, Lawn JE.  Antenatal steroids in preterm labour for the prevention of neonatal deaths due to complications of preterm...

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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...

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The Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) was established in 2001 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide external technical guidance and global leadership in the development and improvement of epidemiological estimates for children under five years of age. It...

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