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Zulfiqar A Bhutta
Aga Khan University
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#1Amira M. KhanH-Index: 1
#2James E. WrightH-Index: 1
Last.Zulfiqar A Bhutta (Aga Khan University)H-Index: 117
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Termed by the Lancet, as “potentially the most important medical advance of the twentieth century,” therapy with oral rehydration solutions (ORSs) has been essential to reducing mortality in children less than 5 years (under five) with infectious gastroenteritis and diarrhea. The target of the diarrhea-control programs in the 1990s was to achieve ORS use in 80% of diarrhea cases by the year 2000. Nevertheless, nearly 20 years later, global uptake remains limited to only a third of the cases. Our...
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#1Mickey Chopra (World Bank)H-Index: 48
#2Zulfiqar A BhuttaH-Index: 117
Last.Katherine L. O’Brien (WHO: World Health Organization)H-Index: 1
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#1Elizabeth T. Rogawski McQuade (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 1
#2Jie Liu (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 91
Last.Sanjaya K. Shrestha (Kathmandu)H-Index: 10
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Extreme floods pose multiple direct and indirect health risks. These risks include contamination of water, food, and the environment, often causing outbreaks of diarrheal disease. Evidence regarding the effects of flooding on individual diarrhea-causing pathogens is limited, but is urgently needed in order to plan and implement interventions and prioritize resources before climate-related disasters strike. This study applied a causal inference approach to data from a multisite study that deploye...
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#1Damaris K. KinyokiH-Index: 6
Last.Abdu A. AdamuH-Index: 8
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Childhood malnutrition is associated with high morbidity and mortality globally1. Undernourished children are more likely to experience cognitive, physical, and metabolic developmental impairments that can lead to later cardiovascular disease, reduced intellectual ability and school attainment, and reduced economic productivity in adulthood2. Child growth failure (CGF), expressed as stunting, wasting, and underweight in children under five years of age (0–59 months), is a specific subset of unde...
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#1Juanita A. Haagsma (Erasmus University Medical Center)H-Index: 33
#2Spencer L. James (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 28
Last.E. Theo Vos (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 107
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Background The epidemiological transition of non-communicable diseases replacing infectious diseases as the main contributors to disease burden has been well documented in global health literature. Less focus, however, has been given to the relationship between sociodemographic changes and injury. The aim of this study was to examine the association between disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) from injury for 195 countries and territories at different levels along the development spectrum betw...
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Summary Background Previous congenital heart disease estimates came from few data sources, were geographically narrow, and did not evaluate congenital heart disease throughout the life course. Completed as part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017, this study aimed to provide comprehensive estimates of congenital heart disease mortality, prevalence, and disability by age for 195 countries and territories from 1990 to 2017. Methods Mortality estimates were gener...
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Edmond et al present an analysis of the potential impact of mobile health team (MHT) on the coverage of maternal and child health interventions in rural Afghanistan.1 These MHTs have been part of the repertoire of services of the Afghan health services since 2003 focused on remote and difficult to reach rural villages and outposts. Each MHT consisted of an officially accredited midwife, vaccinator and nurse and mainly provide basic maternal and child health services including immunisations to pr...
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#2Ibrahim A. KhalilH-Index: 17
Last.Robert C ReinerH-Index: 25
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Summary Background Despite large reductions in under-5 lower respiratory infection (LRI) mortality in many locations, the pace of progress for LRIs has generally lagged behind that of other childhood infectious diseases. To better inform programmes and policies focused on preventing and treating LRIs, we assessed the contributions and patterns of risk factor attribution, intervention coverage, and sociodemographic development in 195 countries and territories by drawing from the Global Burden of ...
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