The unfinished agenda in child survival

Jennifer Bryce, Cesar G. Victora, Robert E Black

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10 years ago, The Lancet published a Series about child survival. In this Review, we examine progress in the past decade in child survival, with a focus on epidemiology, interventions and intervention coverage, strategies of health programmes, equity, evidence, accountability, and global leadership. Knowledge of child health epidemiology has greatly increased, and although more and better interventions are available, they still do not reach large numbers of mothers and children. Child survival should remain at the heart of global goals in the post-2015 era. Many countries are now making good progress and need the time and support required to finish the task. The global health community should show its steadfast commitment to child survival by amassing knowledge and experience as a basis for ever more effective programmes. Leadership and accountability for child survival should be strengthened and shared among the UN system; governments in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries; and non-governmental organisations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1049-1059
Number of pages11
JournalThe Lancet
Volume382
Issue number9897
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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The unfinished agenda in child survival. / Bryce, Jennifer; Victora, Cesar G.; Black, Robert E.

In: The Lancet, Vol. 382, No. 9897, 2013, p. 1049-1059.

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Bryce, Jennifer ; Victora, Cesar G. ; Black, Robert E. / The unfinished agenda in child survival. In: The Lancet. 2013 ; Vol. 382, No. 9897. pp. 1049-1059.
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