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Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Network

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The Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to increase understanding of how, where and why children are getting sick, enabling scientists and public health leaders around the world to take action.

The program – which includes the Emory Global Health Institute, the International Association of National Public Health Institutes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and the Public Health Informatics Institute at the Task Force for Global Health as partners – will directly collaborate with government ministries and local stakeholders, providing technical and financial assistance.

CHAMPS is a long-term program (approximately 20 years) that will ultimately take place across up to 20 sites with high (>50 deaths in children under five years of age per 1,000 live births) childhood mortality rates throughout South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa; during the first three years, the program will begin in six sites. CHAMPS is focused on the collection of data and the strengthening of public health capacity in developing countries.

CHAMPS helps make the world a safer place by conducting research and strengthening capacity in poor and vulnerable countries, in order to recognize and address the root and emerging causes of child mortality. For more information, please visit the CHAMPS website.