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Oct 01, 2020
When evaluating the cost of diarrheal disease, one should include not only direct treatment expenses, but also direct non-medical costs such as travel expenses for a visit to a health care facility and indirect costs such as lost income and
Bar chart showing average cost of diarrhea
Sep 29, 2020
Even one case of diarrhea can cost a family enough to push them into poverty. This bar chart shows estimates of the average cost of one diarrhea case among children in 137 low- and middle-income countries. The estimates were modeled by a PATH study
Cover image of Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2020
Sep 10, 2020
Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2020 from UNICEF and partners in the UN Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) shows the full scope of child mortality rates across the world – from newborns to adolescents, including
Sleeping baby against a dark background
Sep 01, 2020
At the start of 2020, more children lived to see their first birthday than at any time in history. Child mortality had fallen by 50% since 2000. But the progress did not reach every woman, nor every child. The gains have proven fragile and the
Aug 01, 2020
From the UNICEF website: The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) produces internationally comparable estimates of progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and is responsible for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goal (
Cover of Hand Hygiene for All report
Jul 10, 2020
Three billion people – 40% of the world’s population – do not have a place in their homes to wash their hands with water and soap. Three quarters of those who lack access to water and soap live in the world’s poorest countries and are among the most
CGDev article preview
Jun 27, 2020
In this series, the Center for Global Development provides an overview of modeling data to help policymakers understand the many indirect impacts of the COVID-19 response, both on other disease areas and on health systems.  The key takeaway: "The
Published research
Graph of baseline and additional child deaths
May 12, 2020
Although mortality rates for COVID-19 appear to be low in children and in women of reproductive age, these groups might be disproportionately affected by the disruption of routine health services, especially childbirth care and essential medicines,
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Mother giving baby donor break milk
May 06, 2020
In The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, the Virtual Collaborative Network of Human Milk Banks and Associations called on global policy leaders and funding agencies to prioritize four high-impact areas: (1) ensure neonatal nutrition is an
Special Features
Subnational disease burden map
May 06, 2020
IHME's estimates, published in The Lancet, show that while diarrhea mortality has declined from 2000-2017, uneven subnational burden remains an important factor for policymakers to consider as they target interventions.   Read the full article
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