Formative Research aimed to determine the overall feasibility of MITS in the context of child mortality and pregnancy surveillance.
Pregnancy surveillance outlines a plan to conduct surveillance among women of reproductive age in the catchment areas of the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Network.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health challenge of the 21st century. Efforts to quantify the burden of AMR are limited by lack of data linking resistance status with clinical outcomes in Low and Middle Income Country (LMIC) settings, especially sub-Saharan Africa.
Reducing neonatal deaths and stillbirths is an international public health priority, yet the contribution of maternal infection, potentially amenable to intervention, is unclear, with essentially no data from the highest mortality settings. We propose to provide a robust description of the association of maternal infection with stillbirths and early neonatal deaths, by studying mothers delivering in Kilifi, Kenya, and in Harar, Ethiopia.
Acute febrile illness (AFI) caused by very diverse pathogens (including newly emerging and re-emerging pathogens like Ebola and COVID) results in high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Ethiopia lies in the Horn of Africa, where several pathogens of security concern circulate causing recurrent epidemics. Misdiagnosis and treatment of such cases due to limited detection capacity (only based on clinical criteria) remains costly and deadly.
Folic acid is an essential nutrient from the vitamin B complex group. Folate, as a cofactor, is involved in numerous intracellular reactions, and this is reflected in the various derivatives that have been isolated from biological sources. Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin, which is synthetically-produced and found in fortified foods and supplements.
Meningitis continue to be the major public health problem in the world and most importantly in the meningitis belt, an area stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia). For several years, epidemics of meningitis in the meningitis belt have been caused by meningococci serogroup A, but in recent days, outbreaks caused by meningococci of serogroup C,W or X have also been reported.
Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) works to save children’s lives by collecting, analyzing, and sharing accurate, timely data about the causes of child mortality in the regions where it is highest. CHAMPS envisions a world where evidence-based interventions offer every child an equal chance to thrive. CHAMPS transforms data into action, working at the local, national and global levels to ensure sustainable changes in policies, systems, and health interventions to accelerate improvements in child health.