CHAMPS Global Partners Board Member Alan Lopez in a library

An Interview with Gairdner Award recipient Alan Lopez

CHAMPS Global Partners Board Member Professor Alan Lopez, recipient of the 2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, talks about the importance of quality data in addressing child morality.

World Day of Social Justice

Every day CHAMPS works to promote social justice and a vision of a world where all children are able to thrive: a world without health inequality.

Sierra Leone joins CHAMPS' global network

Sierra Leone joins CHAMPS as the seventh site, adding new West African partners to the global CHAMPS network of over 100+ partners.

CHAMPS milestones and achievements

CHAMPS celebrates important milestones reached in 2017 with this interactive timeline.

As of May 8th, there were 31 cases of meningitis and 13 resulting deaths in Liberia.

CHAMPS Technology Solves Unexplained Cluster of Deaths

Mystery Illnesses in Liberia: 31 cases, 13 deaths (case fatality rate: 42%)

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March 27, 2018

Alan Lopez and Christopher Murray win the Gairdner Global Health Award

CHAMPS Global Partners Board member Alan Lopez and Christopher Murray, co-founders of the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD), have been selected for the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, an international award honoring the “world’s top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in global health research.”

March 24, 2018

CHAMPS Points the Way to a Tuberculosis Free World

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most urgent global health challenges in Africa and Asia, where CHAMPS works. It is the ninth highest cause of death worldwide, and presents a special threat to young children. The World Health Organization’s 2016 Global TB Report estimates that one million children (<15 years) currently suffer from TB worldwide and that more than 210,000 die from the disease each year...

March 8, 2018

Helping Families Cope with Tragedy

Losing a child is a terrible tragedy that no parent could prepare for. Sadly, for many parents in the places where the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance Network (CHAMPS) operates, this heartbreak is unacceptably far too common...