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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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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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...
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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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...
The overall goal of CHERG is to develop and deploy new and improved evidence on the causes and determinants of maternal, neonatal and child morbidity and mortality, on intervention coverage, and on the effectiveness of interventions to inform and...

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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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Incidence and sequelae of maternal morbidity While there is some information available on the levels of maternal mortality in developing countries, much less is known about the levels of maternal morbidity, including the incidence of the main obstetric complications and...

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Measurement of intervention coverage Although UNICEF and other partners have invested heavily in efforts to track coverage levels for effective maternal, newborn and child (MNC) survival and nutrition interventions methodological weaknesses in current efforts to measure coverage, and especially coverage...
Background The Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) was established in 2001 by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an independent source of technical expertise on child morbidity and mortality estimates at global and country levels. The CHERG process can...

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