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
June 5, 2023
Two articles from CHAMPS Ethiopia site published in The Lancet Global Health
New publications from CHAMPS researchers in Ethiopia focus on causes of under-five stillbirth and death both across the CHAMPS network and in Hararghe, Ethiopia, where neural tube defects are especially high. Largely preventable, these birth defects can occur from a lack of folate in the diets of childbearing women. The World Health Assembly passed a (…)
Conferences and Meetings
May 17, 2023
CHAMPS Scientists Present at PAS2023, ESPID2023 and the 2nd Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia
CHAMPS not only generates data on child mortality, but we also share our findings to empower prevention strategies. Our team members frequently share CHAMPS data and lessons learned with the wider global health community through international conferences and forums. In the last few months, CHAMPS scientists presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, European Society (…)
Conferences and Meetings
March 28, 2023
CHAMPS 2023 Network Meeting Held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The CHAMPS network met on March 13-17th, 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting brought together 160 participants from 14 countries, including CHAMPS team members from network sites, local health leaders, National Public Health Institute Directors, our Global Partners Board, Senior Program Managers from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other interested parties. The (…)
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, (…)
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 (…)
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
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