We Build Knowledge to Save Children’s Lives
Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance collects, analyzes and shares evidence to prevent child mortality in regions where it is highest.
News, Stories & Resources
July 22, 2021
Apply to Join the CHAMPS Network
CHAMPS is growing. We are accepting applications for a new CHAMPS site to be located in Nigeria, Pakistan, or Democratic Republic of the Congo. The first phase of the application process is the completion of the CHAMPS Site Assessment Survey. The survey is due Friday, September 10, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. EDT. Click here to (…)
Data to Action Case Studies
June 30, 2021
Three new CHAMPS case studies from Ethiopia and Kenya
CHAMPS published three new case studies today offering insights into how we transform data into action and work with partners to address under-five mortality: Malnutrition, A Major Health Challenge in Kersa, Ethiopia: Opportunities for Action from the CHAMPS network Catalyzing Data-to-Action in Western Kenya: A Case Study from the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (…)
March 12, 2021
CHAMPS Year 5 Annual Report
CHAMPS is proud to share our first-ever annual report. A review of our program’s fifth year (July 2019-June 2020), the report highlights progress toward our key objectives: finding and tracking the definitive causes of child mortality; generating, disseminating and encouraging the use of high-quality data to reduce the rate of child mortality around the world; (…)
January 4, 2021
A child who died of a notifiable, vaccine-preventable disease, complicated by bacterial pneumonia
A 3-year-old female died at home with fever, cough, trouble breathing, night sweats, convulsions, itch and a skin rash. Her death followed that of a younger sibling, and both children were not up to date on vaccinations. Five days prior to death, she developed a fever, followed by three days of chest pain, a cough (…)
January 4, 2021
An infant with severe acute malnutrition died at home with a respiratory infection which led to identification of a notifiable condition
An 8-month old baby girl died at home after 3 days of vomiting and diarrhea, 5 days of poor feeding, 15 days of fever and cough, and 30 days of general illness. She was followed by the local health clinic for severe acute malnutrition and had been on nutritional supplements for two months with no (…)
Why CHAMPS Data Matters
Data surveillance is about tracking the meaningful data points that help us understand trends and impact real change. CHAMPS uses surveillance to help countries, public health programs, and local / global child health advocates and policymakers in their efforts to prevent childhood diseases and illnesses.
Reducing Child Mortality
Our data catalyzes evidence-driven interventions that can save the lives of millions of children.
Building Local Capacity
CHAMPS works with communities, ministries of health and national public health institutes to strengthens local health and science capacity.
Data to Action
CHAMPS transforms data into action, working with partners to use our findings to inform interventions that address under-five mortality.
Our open-access data sharing and diverse, multi-sectoral partnerships drive evidence-based interventions.
CHAMPS collects and shares data from a network of seven sites in Africa and South Asia with the highest child mortality rates. They tirelessly gather and share data — as well as real stories from the regions they serve.
The CHAMPS Story
An Organization Built for Change
Our innovative approach to collecting, analyzing and sharing the causes of stillbirth and death in children under five was created to propel interventions that can save the lives of millions of children.
CHAMPS was born of a need to better understand the definitive causes of child mortality in places where it is highest, and use that data to drive interventions to save child's lives.Learn More
The researchers, doers, thinkers, policy makers, and public health professionals that make up CHAMPS' multi-disciplinary team are dedicated to working toward saving children's lives.Learn More
See CHAMPS Data
View CHAMPS’ summarized child mortality data, updated in real-time, and request access to our datasets.