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Vision & Mission

Who We Are

Every year, nearly six million children under the age of five die.  Unfortunately, the causes of these deaths often remain a mystery due to gaps in disease surveillance, death registries and data to inform evidence-based policy —especially in low-resource countries, where mortality rates are highest.


The Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Network works to close these gaps by gathering the evidence needed to save young lives.  As a 20-year program supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CHAMPS seeks to identify definitive causes of death, and prevent child deaths through community engagement, diagnostic and laboratory innovations, surveillance network advances, policy-to-action activities and rapid, open access to data.



Building and sharing knowledge to save children's lives.


The CHAMPS Network uses innovative approaches to generate and share knowledge that improves understanding and prevention of child mortality.

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