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Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance

CHAMPS

Building and Sharing Knowledge to Save Lives

What does CHAMPS do?

CHAMPS is about better identifying and understanding the causes of death in children under 5 years old in areas of Sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia where infant and childhood mortality are very high. This identification and understanding can, and will, help countries, public health programs, and local and global child health advocates and policymakers in their efforts to prevent childhood deaths and illness.

About Our Organization

Mission

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

Vision

Building and sharing knowledge to save children's lives.

Where We Work

Low- and middle-income countries bear a disproportionate burden of global child mortality. Currently, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa account for 82 percent of under-five child deaths. Children in Sub-Saharan Africa are 15 times more likely to die before the age of five than children in high-income countries. CHAMPS collects and shares data from a network of sites in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. 

Meet Our Site Directors

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Shams El Arifeen
Senior Director and Senior Scientist
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, CHAMPS Bangladesh
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Emily Gurley
Associate Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, CHAMPS Bangladesh
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Nega Assefa Kassa
Assistant Professor of Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health
Haramaya University,
CHAMPS Ethiopia
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Anthony Scott
Professor of Vaccine Epidemiology, Director of the Vaccine Center
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
CHAMPS Ethiopia
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Dickens Onyango
County Director of Health
Kisumu County Department of Health and Sanitation,
CHAMPS Kenya
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Beth Barr
Director
CDC-KEMRI Western Kenya, CHAMPS Kenya
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Director
Center for Vaccine Development-Mali,
CHAMPS Mali
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Karen Kotloff
Division Head, Ped-Infectious Diseases And Tropical Medicine
University of Maryland, CHAMPS Mali
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Inacio Mandomando
Research Scientist & Coordinator of Diarrheal Disease Research Area
Manhica Health Center, CHAMPS Mozambique
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Quique Bassat
Pediatrician, ICREA Research Professor
IS Global,
CHAMPS Mozambique
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Amara Jambai
Deputy Minister for Health II
Ministry of Health and Sanitation,
CHAMPS Sierra Leone
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Ike Ogbuanu
Site Lead
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CHAMPS Sierra Leone
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Shabir Madhi
Professor of Vaccinology, Director of the Medical Research Council
University of Witwatersrand, CHAMPS South Africa
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