Determinants of childhood mortality: hard to isolate and harder to translate into effective universal policies

Hodge, Andrew and Jimenez-Soto, Eliana (2013) Determinants of childhood mortality: hard to isolate and harder to translate into effective universal policies. BMJ, 347 f6632: 1-2. doi:10.1136/bmj.f6632


Author Hodge, Andrew
Jimenez-Soto, Eliana
Title Determinants of childhood mortality: hard to isolate and harder to translate into effective universal policies
Journal name BMJ
ISSN 0959-535X
1756-1833
Publication date 2013-11-08
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1136/bmj.f6632
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 347
Issue f6632
Start page 1
End page 2
Total pages 2
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher B M J Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Millennium development goal 4 calls for a reduction in the mortality rate in under 5s by two thirds between 1990 and 2015. Despite an impressive 47% drop in the global rate since 1990, the rate of decline is too slow to meet that target, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia.1 It is therefore important to know why some countries are making poor progress. Despite previous studies, there is no strong evidence base defining the determinants of cross country child mortality, which would be an important step towards developing effective policies to tackle high death rates. In a welcome contribution, the linked study by Hanf and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.f6427) revisits the associations between global factors—such as socioeconomic conditions, health variables, and political contexts—and national rates of death in under 5s...
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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