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Childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea: setting our priorities right

Rudan, Igor and El Arifeen, Shams and Black, Robert E. and Campbell, Harry (2007) Childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea: setting our priorities right. The Lancet infectious diseases, 7 (1). pp. 56-61. ISSN 1473-3099

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    English abstract

    Childhood pneumonia and diarrhoeal disease cause almost half of all child deaths globally. Effective interventions against these conditions are available and could prevent about two-thirds of these deaths. We argue that part of the reason for the lack of success in delivering these interventions is the lack of attention to implementation challenges. We present a novel research priority setting model that shifts the emphasis from generation of new knowledge and publication to potential public-health outcomes, and propose a framework by which this new model can be put into operation. We believe that only in this way will proper attention be given to delivery of proven interventions to reduce the high childhood mortality caused by pneumonia and diarrhoea.

    Item Type: Article
    MeSH: Health Priorities ; Communicable Disease Control - methods ; Diarrhea - epidemiology - prevention & control ; Pneumonia - epidemiology - prevention & control ; Child, Preschool ; Diarrhea, Infantile - epidemiology - prevention & control ; Health Policy ; Humans ; Infant ; Infant, Newborn ; World Health
    Divisions: Katedra za medicinsku statistiku, epidemiologiju i medicinsku informatiku
    Depositing User: Lea Škorić
    Status: Published
    Rudan, Igor
    El Arifeen, Shams
    Black, Robert E.
    Campbell, Harry
    Date: January 2007
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2008
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 18:09
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