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Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance collects, analyzes and shares evidence to prevent child mortality in regions where it is highest.
News, Stories & Resources
December 7, 2022
Highlights from Recent CHAMPS Leadership Visit to Sierra Leone Site (October 2022)
During the first week of October 2022, CHAMPS Principal Investigator and Executive Director, Dr. Cynthia (Cyndy) Whitney traveled to both the Northern and Southern provinces of Sierra Leone accompanied by Dr. Chris Rees from the CHAMPS Program Office and Mr. Chris Culver from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Over the course of this visit, (…)
January 3, 2023
Traditional Medicine Beliefs and Practices among Caregivers of Children under Five Years—The Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS), Western Kenya: A qualitative study
Approximately 80% of the population residing in sub-Saharan Africa relies on Traditional Medicine (TM). However, literature on factors motivating the use of TM for children under the age of five in these settings is limited. Such information can guide policy formulation for integration of TM into mainstream health care services. This study aimed to describe (…)
November 8, 2022
Webinar: Addressing the Burden of Neural Tube Defects in Ethiopia
Following their presentations at this year’s ASTMH Annual Meeting, Lola Madrid and Markus Breines from the CHAMPS Ethiopia site continued the conversation on neural tube defects in Ethiopia. Lola and Markus shared highlights from the data that revealed these trends, the social-behavioral sciences approach to supporting afflicted communities, and proposed solutions to transform these findings (…)
Conferences and Meetings
October 26, 2022
CHAMPS at #TropMed22
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) hosted its 71st Annual Meeting from October 30 through November 3, 2022. This year’s meeting was hybrid, with sessions held in Seattle, Washington and live-streamed for those who could not attend in person. CHAMPS was thrilled to be joining both in person and virtually from around (…)
October 24, 2022
Prioritizing Health Care Strategies to Reduce Childhood Mortality
Although child mortality trends have decreased worldwide, deaths among children younger than 5 years of age remain high and disproportionately circumscribed to sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Tailored and innovative approaches are needed to increase access, coverage, and quality of child health care services to reduce mortality, but an understanding of health system deficiencies that (…)
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.