23 Jul A Breakthrough for Child Survival in the Poorest Nations and America’s cities
By EurekAlert – July 22, 2010
A Johns Hopkins University scientist, whose team of researchers recently identified pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria as the primary causes of death of 6 million of the world’s poorest children, today called on leaders in donor and developing nations to take action to address the terrible death toll.
“We now have in hand the latest country-specific estimates of the major causes of child deaths,” said Robert Black, MD, Chair, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health‘s Department of International Health, and noted expert on child mortality. “This should help to focus national programs and donor assistance on the solutions that are most likely to be effective. Achieving the global goal of reducing child mortality by two-thirds is only possible if the high numbers of deaths are addressed by health interventions, including vaccines.”