How many child deaths can we prevent this year?

PubWeight™: 30.39‹?› | Rank: Top 0.01% | All-Time Top 10000

🔗 View Article (PMID 12853204)

Published in Lancet on July 05, 2003


Gareth Jones1, Richard W Steketee, Robert E Black, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Saul S Morris, Bellagio Child Survival Study Group

Author Affiliations

1: Division of Policy and Planning, United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY 10017, USA.

Associated clinical trials:

Mobile -Solutions Aiding Knowledge for Health Improvement (M-SAKHI) | NCT02457923

Measuring the Impact of a Mobile Health System to Support Healthy Pregnancies and Improve Newborn Survival (mCARE-II) | NCT02909179

Effects of Music Therapy on Breastfeeding Among Mothers of Premature Newborns | NCT00930761

Promotion of Complimentary Feeding Practices in Bangladesh | NCT03024710

Safe Motherhood Promotion and Newborn Survival (SMPNS) | NCT03032276

Articles citing this

(truncated to the top 100)

Contribution of primary care to health systems and health. Milbank Q (2005) 37.91

Developmental potential in the first 5 years for children in developing countries. Lancet (2007) 10.66

Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet (2014) 9.68

Effect of expanded insecticide-treated bednet coverage on child survival in rural Kenya: a longitudinal study. Lancet (2007) 7.98

Use of mass media campaigns to change health behaviour. Lancet (2010) 6.33

Reproductive health, and child health and nutrition in India: meeting the challenge. Lancet (2011) 6.19

Sub-Saharan Africa's mothers, newborns, and children: where and why do they die? PLoS Med (2010) 5.54

Universal health care and the removal of user fees. Lancet (2009) 4.19

Strengthening primary care: addressing the disparity between vertical and horizontal investment. Br J Gen Pract (2008) 3.51

Inequities in the global health workforce: the greatest impediment to health in sub-Saharan Africa. Int J Environ Res Public Health (2007) 3.50

Impact of malaria during pregnancy on low birth weight in sub-Saharan Africa. Clin Microbiol Rev (2004) 3.45

Setting priorities in global child health research investments: assessment of principles and practice. Croat Med J (2007) 3.24

Modelling distances travelled to government health services in Kenya. Trop Med Int Health (2006) 3.22

Delayed care seeking for fatal pneumonia in children aged under five years in Uganda: a case-series study. Bull World Health Organ (2008) 2.88

Implementation research is needed to achieve international health goals. PLoS Med (2006) 2.85

Sub-Saharan Africa's mothers, newborns, and children: how many lives could be saved with targeted health interventions? PLoS Med (2010) 2.77

Cost effectiveness analysis of strategies for child health in developing countries. BMJ (2005) 2.71

Beyond Bellagio: addressing the challenge of sustainable child health in developing countries. Arch Dis Child (2004) 2.68

Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (3 of 7): evidence for effectiveness of interventions. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth (2010) 2.63

The burden of common infectious disease syndromes at the clinic and household level from population-based surveillance in rural and urban Kenya. PLoS One (2011) 2.63

Setting research priorities to reduce global mortality from childhood diarrhoea by 2015. PLoS Med (2009) 2.55

Maternal and child health: is South Asia ready for change? BMJ (2004) 2.50

Quality of sick child care delivered by Health Surveillance Assistants in Malawi. Health Policy Plan (2012) 2.50

Measuring inequalities in the distribution of health workers: the case of Tanzania. Hum Resour Health (2009) 2.47

Thirty years after Alma-Ata: a systematic review of the impact of community health workers delivering curative interventions against malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea on child mortality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa. Hum Resour Health (2011) 2.47

The equity impact of participatory women's groups to reduce neonatal mortality in India: secondary analysis of a cluster-randomised trial. Int J Epidemiol (2013) 2.46

Current priorities in health research funding and lack of impact on the number of child deaths per year. Am J Public Health (2006) 2.44

The burden of disease profile of residents of Nairobi's slums: results from a demographic surveillance system. Popul Health Metr (2008) 2.43

Financing universal health coverage--effects of alternative tax structures on public health systems: cross-national modelling in 89 low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet (2015) 2.42

Diarrhoea case management in low- and middle-income countries--an unfinished agenda. Bull World Health Organ (2007) 2.40

Healthcare-seeking behaviour for common infectious disease-related illnesses in rural Kenya: a community-based house-to-house survey. J Health Popul Nutr (2011) 2.40

Setting research priorities to reduce global mortality from childhood pneumonia by 2015. PLoS Med (2011) 2.36

Breast-feeding patterns, time to initiation, and mortality risk among newborns in southern Nepal. J Nutr (2008) 2.34

A multifaceted intervention to implement guidelines and improve admission paediatric care in Kenyan district hospitals: a cluster randomised trial. PLoS Med (2011) 2.27

Knowledge of malaria influences the use of insecticide treated nets but not intermittent presumptive treatment by pregnant women in Tanzania. Malar J (2004) 2.25

Impact of the family health program on infant mortality in Brazilian municipalities. Am J Public Health (2008) 2.23

Improving implementation: building research capacity in maternal, neonatal, and child health in Africa. PLoS Med (2010) 2.19

Patterns and determinants of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in urban informal settlements, Nairobi Kenya. BMC Public Health (2011) 2.18

Measuring under-five mortality: validation of new low-cost methods. PLoS Med (2010) 2.14

Overview of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST). BMC Public Health (2013) 2.13

Introduction to a special supplement: Evidence for the implementation, effects, and impact of the integrated community case management strategy to treat childhood infection. Am J Trop Med Hyg (2012) 2.08

Interventions to improve motivation and retention of community health workers delivering integrated community case management (iCCM): stakeholder perceptions and priorities. Am J Trop Med Hyg (2012) 2.05

The Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group reviews of the effectiveness of interventions to reduce maternal, neonatal and child mortality. Int J Epidemiol (2010) 2.03

Setting research priorities to reduce almost one million deaths from birth asphyxia by 2015. PLoS Med (2011) 2.01

Estimates of child deaths prevented from malaria prevention scale-up in Africa 2001-2010. Malar J (2012) 2.00

Mothers' education but not fathers' education, household assets or land ownership is the best predictor of child health inequalities in rural Uganda. Int J Equity Health (2004) 1.99

Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth (2011) 1.98

Zinc for the treatment of diarrhoea: effect on diarrhoea morbidity, mortality and incidence of future episodes. Int J Epidemiol (2010) 1.97

Effectiveness of community health workers delivering preventive interventions for maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. BMC Public Health (2013) 1.97

Impact on child mortality of removing user fees: simulation model. BMJ (2005) 1.96

Zinc and low osmolarity oral rehydration salts for diarrhoea: a renewed call to action. Bull World Health Organ (2009) 1.93

Primary health care in Africa: do family physicians fit in? Br J Gen Pract (2010) 1.88

Association of maternal height with child mortality, anthropometric failure, and anemia in India. JAMA (2009) 1.86

Care seeking behaviour for childhood illness--a questionnaire survey in western Nepal. BMC Int Health Hum Rights (2006) 1.85

Action for child survival: elimination of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis in Uganda. Bull World Health Organ (2008) 1.84

Integrated community case management of childhood illness in Ethiopia: implementation strength and quality of care. Am J Trop Med Hyg (2014) 1.83

The role of community health workers in improving child health programmes in Mali. BMC Int Health Hum Rights (2009) 1.81

Perinatal interventions and survival in resource-poor settings: which work, which don't, which have the jury out? Arch Dis Child (2010) 1.77

Household possession, use and non-use of treated or untreated mosquito nets in two ecologically diverse regions of Nigeria--Niger Delta and Sahel Savannah. Malar J (2009) 1.75

Equity and coverage of insecticide-treated bed nets in an area of intense transmission of Plasmodium falciparum in Tanzania. Malar J (2009) 1.74

A financial road map to scaling up essential child health interventions in 75 countries. Bull World Health Organ (2007) 1.71

Who sleeps under bednets in Ghana? A doer/non-doer analysis of malaria prevention behaviours. Malar J (2006) 1.70

Community-based interventions for diarrhoeal diseases and acute respiratory infections in Nepal. Bull World Health Organ (2010) 1.70

Community case management of childhood illnesses: policy and implementation in Countdown to 2015 countries. Bull World Health Organ (2011) 1.68

HIV, infant feeding and more perils for poor people: new WHO guidelines encourage review of formula milk policies. Bull World Health Organ (2008) 1.68

Lives saved by Global Fund-supported HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria programs: estimation approach and results between 2003 and end-2007. BMC Infect Dis (2010) 1.67

Effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on breastfeeding rates, with special focus on developing countries. BMC Public Health (2011) 1.67

Community based peer counsellors for support of exclusive breastfeeding: experiences from rural Uganda. Int Breastfeed J (2006) 1.66

Prevalence and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among women in Kigoma region, Western Tanzania: a community based cross-sectional study. Int Breastfeed J (2011) 1.66

Burden of infectious diseases in South Asia. BMJ (2004) 1.65

Severe acute malnutrition in childhood: hormonal and metabolic status at presentation, response to treatment, and predictors of mortality. J Clin Endocrinol Metab (2014) 1.64

Impact of an integrated nutrition and health programme on neonatal mortality in rural northern India. Bull World Health Organ (2008) 1.63

Bed net ownership, use and perceptions among women seeking antenatal care in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): opportunities for improved maternal and child health. BMC Public Health (2008) 1.63

High uptake of exclusive breastfeeding and reduced early post-natal HIV transmission. PLoS One (2007) 1.62

Reducing one million child deaths from birth asphyxia--a survey of health systems gaps and priorities. Health Res Policy Syst (2007) 1.60

Hospital practices and women's likelihood of fulfilling their intention to exclusively breastfeed. Am J Public Health (2009) 1.59

Bridging the equity gap in maternal and child health. BMJ (2005) 1.59

Bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries: a survey of health care providers. CMAJ (2010) 1.58

Setting research priorities to reduce global mortality from preterm birth and low birth weight by 2015. J Glob Health (2012) 1.58

Antenatal corticosteroids trial in preterm births to increase neonatal survival in developing countries: study protocol. Reprod Health (2012) 1.58

Why first-level health workers fail to follow guidelines for managing severe disease in children in the Coast Region, the United Republic of Tanzania. Bull World Health Organ (2009) 1.57

'No sister, the breast alone is not enough for my baby' a qualitative assessment of potentials and barriers in the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in southern Zambia. Int Breastfeed J (2008) 1.56

Breastfeeding practices in a public health field practice area in Sri Lanka: a survival analysis. Int Breastfeed J (2007) 1.56

Inequitable childhood immunization uptake in Nigeria: a multilevel analysis of individual and contextual determinants. BMC Infect Dis (2009) 1.55

Policy challenges facing integrated community case management in Sub-Saharan Africa. Trop Med Int Health (2014) 1.55

An evaluation of the quality of IMCI assessments among IMCI trained health workers in South Africa. PLoS One (2009) 1.55

Limited progress in increasing coverage of neonatal and child-health interventions in Africa and Asia. J Health Popul Nutr (2009) 1.55


The economic burden of inpatient paediatric care in Kenya: household and provider costs for treatment of pneumonia, malaria and meningitis. Cost Eff Resour Alloc (2009) 1.53

Impact monitoring of the national scale up of zinc treatment for childhood diarrhea in Bangladesh: repeat ecologic surveys. PLoS Med (2009) 1.52

Breast feeding. BMJ (2008) 1.51

Neonatal vitamin A supplementation for prevention of mortality and morbidity in infancy: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BMJ (2009) 1.51

The Tanzania Connect Project: a cluster-randomized trial of the child survival impact of adding paid community health workers to an existing facility-focused health system. BMC Health Serv Res (2013) 1.49

Bed-sharing at 3 months and breast-feeding at 1 year in southern Brazil. J Pediatr (2009) 1.48

Methods used in the Lives Saved Tool (LiST). BMC Public Health (2011) 1.48

Prevalence of Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices and associated factors among mothers in Bahir Dar city, Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study. Int Breastfeed J (2013) 1.46

Protective efficacy of malaria case management and intermittent preventive treatment for preventing malaria mortality in children: a systematic review for the Lives Saved Tool. BMC Public Health (2011) 1.46

Globalization and social determinants of health: Introduction and methodological background (part 1 of 3). Global Health (2007) 1.45

Global trends in exclusive breastfeeding. Int Breastfeed J (2012) 1.43

Early initiation of and exclusive breastfeeding in large-scale community-based programmes in Bolivia and Madagascar. J Health Popul Nutr (2006) 1.43

Articles by these authors

Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world. Lancet (2010) 42.10

Where and why are 10 million children dying every year? Lancet (2003) 28.59

Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences. Lancet (2008) 26.44

Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality: an updated systematic analysis for 2010 with time trends since 2000. Lancet (2012) 25.96

Evidence-based, cost-effective interventions: how many newborn babies can we save? Lancet (2005) 18.87

WHO estimates of the causes of death in children. Lancet (2005) 18.33

Maternal and child undernutrition and overweight in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet (2013) 18.02

Antibiotic resistance-the need for global solutions. Lancet Infect Dis (2013) 15.01

What works? Interventions for maternal and child undernutrition and survival. Lancet (2008) 13.89

Global burden of childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea. Lancet (2013) 9.28

Effect of community-based newborn-care intervention package implemented through two service-delivery strategies in Sylhet district, Bangladesh: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet (2008) 8.53

Evidence-based interventions for improvement of maternal and child nutrition: what can be done and at what cost? Lancet (2013) 8.46

Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet (2015) 7.99

Effects of routine prophylactic supplementation with iron and folic acid on admission to hospital and mortality in preschool children in a high malaria transmission setting: community-based, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet (2006) 6.70

The burden of malaria mortality among African children in the year 2000. Int J Epidemiol (2006) 6.64

Effect of community-based behaviour change management on neonatal mortality in Shivgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet (2008) 6.58

The Accelerated Child Survival and Development programme in west Africa: a retrospective evaluation. Lancet (2010) 6.56

Continuum of care for maternal, newborn, and child health: from slogan to service delivery. Lancet (2007) 6.25

Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: quantifying the epidemiological transition. Lancet (2015) 6.13

Multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar paratyphi A harbors IncHI1 plasmids similar to those found in serovar typhi. J Bacteriol (2007) 5.88

Scaling-up coverage with insecticide-treated nets against malaria in Africa: who should pay? Lancet Infect Dis (2003) 5.74

Antimicrobial resistance in developing countries. Part I: recent trends and current status. Lancet Infect Dis (2005) 5.58

Sub-Saharan Africa's mothers, newborns, and children: where and why do they die? PLoS Med (2010) 5.54

Effect of pneumonia case management on mortality in neonates, infants, and preschool children: a meta-analysis of community-based trials. Lancet Infect Dis (2003) 5.48

Measuring impact in the Millennium Development Goal era and beyond: a new approach to large-scale effectiveness evaluations. Lancet (2010) 5.11

Causes of deaths in children younger than 5 years in China in 2008. Lancet (2010) 5.02

Countdown to 2015: tracking intervention coverage for child survival. Lancet (2006) 5.00

Knowledge for better health: a conceptual framework and foundation for health research systems. Bull World Health Organ (2004) 4.90

Undernutrition as an underlying cause of child deaths associated with diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, and measles. Am J Clin Nutr (2004) 4.71

Gaps in policy-relevant information on burden of disease in children: a systematic review. Lancet (2005) 4.64

Causes of neonatal and child mortality in India: a nationally representative mortality survey. Lancet (2010) 4.59

Multi-country analysis of the effects of diarrhoea on childhood stunting. Int J Epidemiol (2008) 4.46

Childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea: setting our priorities right. Lancet Infect Dis (2007) 4.42

Effect of water and sanitation on childhood health in a poor Peruvian peri-urban community. Lancet (2004) 4.36

Cost effectiveness analysis of strategies for maternal and neonatal health in developing countries. BMJ (2005) 4.22

A multicentre study of Shigella diarrhoea in six Asian countries: disease burden, clinical manifestations, and microbiology. PLoS Med (2006) 4.19

Effect of zinc supplementation on mortality in children aged 1-48 months: a community-based randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet (2007) 4.18

Malaria prevention in pregnancy, birthweight, and neonatal mortality: a meta-analysis of 32 national cross-sectional datasets in Africa. Lancet Infect Dis (2012) 4.15

A study of typhoid fever in five Asian countries: disease burden and implications for controls. Bull World Health Organ (2008) 4.11

Effect of community-based promotion of exclusive breastfeeding on diarrhoeal illness and growth: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Lancet (2003) 4.11

Effect of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy on childhood mortality and nutrition in a rural area in Bangladesh: a cluster randomised trial. Lancet (2009) 4.11

Can the world afford to save the lives of 6 million children each year? Lancet (2005) 4.07

Global and regional burden of hospital admissions for severe acute lower respiratory infections in young children in 2010: a systematic analysis. Lancet (2013) 3.98

Programmatic pathways to child survival: results of a multi-country evaluation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness. Health Policy Plan (2005) 3.86

Scaling up malaria control in Zambia: progress and impact 2005-2008. Am J Trop Med Hyg (2010) 3.81

Global maternal, newborn, and child health--so near and yet so far. N Engl J Med (2013) 3.68

60 Million non-facility births: who can deliver in community settings to reduce intrapartum-related deaths? Int J Gynaecol Obstet (2009) 3.48

Effect of provision of daily zinc and iron with several micronutrients on growth and morbidity among young children in Pakistan: a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet (2013) 3.45

Neonatal survival: a call for action. Lancet (2005) 3.44

Diarrhea incidence in low- and middle-income countries in 1990 and 2010: a systematic review. BMC Public Health (2012) 3.44

Effectiveness of an educational intervention delivered through the health services to improve nutrition in young children: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet (2005) 3.42

Setting priorities in global child health research investments: guidelines for implementation of CHNRI method. Croat Med J (2008) 3.42

Interventions to address deaths from childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea equitably: what works and at what cost? Lancet (2013) 3.41

30 years after Alma-Ata: has primary health care worked in countries? Lancet (2008) 3.40

Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from 6 months to 5 years of age. Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2010) 3.35

Alma-Ata: Rebirth and Revision 6 Interventions to address maternal, newborn, and child survival: what difference can integrated primary health care strategies make? Lancet (2008) 3.32

Epidemiology and etiology of childhood pneumonia in 2010: estimates of incidence, severe morbidity, mortality, underlying risk factors and causative pathogens for 192 countries. J Glob Health (2013) 3.30

Predicting the distribution of under-five deaths by cause in countries without adequate vital registration systems. Int J Epidemiol (2003) 3.25

Setting priorities in global child health research investments: assessment of principles and practice. Croat Med J (2007) 3.24

Malaria indicator survey 2007, Ethiopia: coverage and use of major malaria prevention and control interventions. Malar J (2010) 3.23

Hospital-acquired neonatal infections in developing countries. Lancet (2005) 3.17

Efficacy of zinc in the treatment of severe pneumonia in hospitalized children <2 y old. Am J Clin Nutr (2006) 3.17

Community-based intervention packages for reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and improving neonatal outcomes. Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2010) 3.16

Reducing the risk of sexual HIV transmission: quantifying the per-act risk for HIV on the basis of choice of partner, sex act, and condom use. Sex Transm Dis (2002) 3.11

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Bangladesh: early findings from a cluster-randomised study. Lancet (2004) 3.06

To retain or remove user fees?: reflections on the current debate in low- and middle-income countries. Appl Health Econ Health Policy (2006) 3.06

The effect of cord cleansing with chlorhexidine on neonatal mortality in rural Bangladesh: a community-based, cluster-randomised trial. Lancet (2012) 3.02

Neonatal resuscitation in low-resource settings: what, who, and how to overcome challenges to scale up? Int J Gynaecol Obstet (2009) 3.01

The burden of co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and malaria in pregnant women in sub-saharan Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg (2004) 3.00

Ending of preventable deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea: an achievable goal. Lancet (2013) 2.98

Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever: Systematic review to estimate global morbidity and mortality for 2010. J Glob Health (2012) 2.95

Setting priorities in global child health research investments: universal challenges and conceptual framework. Croat Med J (2008) 2.93

Setting priorities in child health research investments for South Africa. PLoS Med (2007) 2.93

Setting priorities in global child health research investments: addressing values of stakeholders. Croat Med J (2007) 2.91

Protective efficacy of interventions for preventing malaria mortality in children in Plasmodium falciparum endemic areas. Int J Epidemiol (2010) 2.91

Breastfeeding and the risk for diarrhea morbidity and mortality. BMC Public Health (2011) 2.90

How changes in coverage affect equity in maternal and child health interventions in 35 Countdown to 2015 countries: an analysis of national surveys. Lancet (2012) 2.88

The multi-country evaluation of the integrated management of childhood illness strategy: lessons for the evaluation of public health interventions. Am J Public Health (2004) 2.83

Newborn survival: a multi-country analysis of a decade of change. Health Policy Plan (2012) 2.80

Coverage of intermittent preventive treatment and insecticide-treated nets for the control of malaria during pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: a synthesis and meta-analysis of national survey data, 2009-11. Lancet Infect Dis (2013) 2.79

Sub-Saharan Africa's mothers, newborns, and children: how many lives could be saved with targeted health interventions? PLoS Med (2010) 2.77

Caution is required when using health facility-based data to evaluate the health impact of malaria control efforts in Africa. Malar J (2009) 2.75

Antimicrobial drug resistance of Salmonella enterica serovar typhi in asia and molecular mechanism of reduced susceptibility to the fluoroquinolones. Antimicrob Agents Chemother (2007) 2.73

1 year after The Lancet Neonatal Survival Series--was the call for action heard? Lancet (2006) 2.66

Effect of zinc supplementation started during diarrhoea on morbidity and mortality in Bangladeshi children: community randomised trial. BMJ (2002) 2.64

HIV-1/AIDS and the control of other infectious diseases in Africa. Lancet (2002) 2.64

Intervention models for the management of children with signs of pneumonia or malaria by community health workers. Health Policy Plan (2005) 2.62

Burden of malaria during pregnancy in areas of stable and unstable transmission in Ethiopia during a nonepidemic year. J Infect Dis (2003) 2.62

Effect of routine prophylactic supplementation with iron and folic acid on preschool child mortality in southern Nepal: community-based, cluster-randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet (2006) 2.57