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
Conferences and Meetings
August 17, 2022
CHAMPS at ICEID 2022
CHAMPS was well-represented at the 2022 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference was hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Task Force for Global Health, both longstanding partners of CHAMPS. CHAMPS researchers from across the network presented abstracts in oral and poster (…)
July 26, 2022
New CHAMPS Research Laboratory Commissioned in Sierra Leone
On July 21, 2022, members of the CHAMPS Sierra Leone site team gathered with local and international partners to celebrate the official opening of a new clinical research laboratory at the Makeni Regional Government Hospital. Built in partnership with the CDC Foundation and the Ministry of Health and furnished by CHAMPS, this laboratory space will (…)
Conferences and Meetings
July 30, 2022
CHAMPS Staff Members Gather for Scientific Writing Workshop in South Africa
CHAMPS team members from across the network gathered for a scientific analysis and writing workshop in South Africa. The diversity of scientific expertise from members of the CHAMPS network creates a special opportunity for knowledge-sharing, feedback, and collaboration. Participants spent the week working on manuscripts for publication and exploring new avenues for sharing CHAMPS findings (…)
June 28, 2022
Case Study: Identifying Delays and Barriers to Care in Mali
The CHAMPS team in Mali has published a new case study providing a retrospective review of CHAMPS cases in Bamako and mapping each case’s clinical pathway through local health systems. This exercise allowed the team to identify potential delays and barriers to seeking, providing, or escalating care for children under five years of age. The (…)
June 21, 2022
Case Study: Addressing Neonatal Nosocomial Infections in a Bangladeshi Hospital Facility
CHAMPS has published a new case study led by researchers at the CHAMPS Bangladesh site. In this case study, members of the CHAMPS team in Bangladesh identified a series of nosocomial, or hospital-acquired, infections that were contributing to neonatal deaths in a Special Care Newborn Unit of a local hospital facility. Swab assessments were conducted (…)
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.