Journal article

Cause-specific childhood mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites

P Kim Streatfield, Wasif A Khan, Abbas Bhuiya, Syed MA Hanifi, Nurul Alam, Mamadou Ouattara, Aboubakary Sanou, Ali Sie, Bruno Lankoande, Abdramane B Soura, Bassirou Bonfoh, Fabienne Jaeger, Eliezer K Ngoran, Juerg Utzinger, Loko Abreha, Yohannes A Melaku, Berhe Weldearegawi, Akosua Ansah, Abraham Hodgson, Abraham Oduro Show all

Global Health Action | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Childhood mortality, particularly in the first 5 years of life, is a major global concern and the target of Millennium Development Goal 4. Although the majority of childhood deaths occur in Africa and Asia, these are also the regions where such deaths are least likely to be registered. The INDEPTH Network works to alleviate this problem by collating detailed individual data from defined Health and Demographic Surveillance sites. By registering deaths and carrying out verbal autopsies to determine cause of death across many such sites, using standardised methods, the Network seeks to generate population-based mortality statistics that are not otherwise available. OBJECTIVE: To pre..

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