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.
CHAMPS works to empower key stakeholders like National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs), ministries of health, and sub-national public health authorities, to obtain, strengthen and maintain the capabilities necessary to perform core public health functions and use the data: making recommendations and policies, and taking action to address the causes of under-five child mortality.
The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) is a key partner in working with CHAMPS sites and countries to help public health agencies develop skills and linkages needed to maximize the use of CHAMPS data.
"We don't fail to generate data, but we fail to deliver this data in a proper way. We get very good data, and we publish, but we get frustrated because no one uses that data for policy...We don't want CHAMPS data to follow the same path. We want CHAMPS data to lead to changes in policy."
Eduardo Samo Gudo, Scientific Director, INS Mozambique