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Volume 13 Supplement 3

The Lives Saved Tool in 2013: new capabilities and applications


Edited by Neff Walker

The publication costs for this supplement were funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the US Fund for UNICEF (grant 43386 to "Promote evidence-based decision making in designing maternal, neonatal, and child health interventions in low- and middle-income countries"). The Supplement Editor is the principal investigator and lead in the development of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST), supported by grant 43386. He declares that he has no competing interests.

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  1. Content type: Review

    Two of the most prevalent causes of severe bacterial meningitis in children, Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae, are preventable by existing vaccines increasingly available in develo...

    Authors: Stephanie Davis, Daniel Feikin and Hope L Johnson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S21

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    More than 3.5 million women and children under five die each year in poor countries due to underlying undernutrition. Many of these are associated with concomitant micronutrient deficiencies. In the last decad...

    Authors: Rehana A Salam, Ceilidh MacPhail, Jai K Das and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S22

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  3. Content type: Review

    Globally, moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) affect approximately 52 million children under five. This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness of interventions for SAM ...

    Authors: Lindsey M Lenters, Kerri Wazny, Patrick Webb, Tahmeed Ahmed and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S23

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  4. Content type: Review

    Lives-saved estimates calculated by LiST include the implicit assumptions that there are no inequalities among different socioeconomic groups, and also that the likelihood of a mother or child receiving a give...

    Authors: Cesar G Victora, Aluisio J D Barros, Tanya Malpica-Llanos and Neff Walker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S24

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  5. Content type: Review

    Under-five mortality remains high in Burkina Faso with significant reductions required to meet Millennium Development Goal 4. The Acceleration for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health is being implemented to re...

    Authors: Andrew Marsh, Melinda Munos, Banza Baya, Djeneba Sanon, Kate Gilroy and Jennifer Bryce

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S26

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  6. Content type: Review

    There is a pressing need to include cost data in the Lives Saved Tool (LiST). This paper proposes a method that combines data from both the WHO CHOosing Interventions that are Cost-Effective (CHOICE) database ...

    Authors: Adebiyi Adesina and Lori A Bollinger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S27

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  7. Content type: Review

    Diarrhea and pneumonia are the two leading causes of mortality in children under five. Improvements have occurred over the past two decades but the progress is slow to meet the MDG-4.

    Authors: Jai K Das, Zohra S Lassi, Rehana A Salam and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S29

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  8. Content type: Review

    Financial incentives are widely used strategies to alleviate poverty, foster development, and improve health. Cash transfer programs, microcredit, user fee removal policies and voucher schemes that provide dir...

    Authors: Diego G Bassani, Paul Arora, Kerri Wazny, Michelle F Gaffey, Lindsey Lenters and Zulfiqar A Bhutta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S30

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