Neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality and morbidity burden in the Eastern Mediterranean region : findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study

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GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Reg , Mokdad , A H , Weiderpass , E & Shiri , R 2018 , ' Neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality and morbidity burden in the Eastern Mediterranean region : findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study ' , International Journal of Public Health , vol. 63 , pp. 63-77 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-0998-x

Title: Neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality and morbidity burden in the Eastern Mediterranean region : findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study
Author: GBD 2015 Eastern Mediterranean Reg; Mokdad, Ali H.; Weiderpass, Elisabete; Shiri, Rahman
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Karolinska Institutet
University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health
Date: 2018-05
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: International Journal of Public Health
ISSN: 1661-8556
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/299439
Abstract: Although substantial reductions in under-5 mortality have been observed during the past 35 years, progress in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) has been uneven. This paper provides an overview of child mortality and morbidity in the EMR based on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. We used GBD 2015 study results to explore under-5 mortality and morbidity in EMR countries. In 2015, 755,844 (95% uncertainty interval (UI) 712,064-801,565) children under 5 died in the EMR. In the early neonatal category, deaths in the EMR decreased by 22.4%, compared to 42.4% globally. The rate of years of life lost per 100,000 population under 5 decreased 54.38% from 177,537 (173,812-181,463) in 1990 to 80,985 (76,308-85,876) in 2015; the rate of years lived with disability decreased by 0.57% in the EMR compared to 9.97% globally. Our findings call for accelerated action to decrease child morbidity and mortality in the EMR. Governments and organizations should coordinate efforts to address this burden. Political commitment is needed to ensure that child health receives the resources needed to end preventable deaths.
Subject: Child mortality
Burden of disease
Infant mortality
Neonatal mortality
Eastern Mediterranean Region
UPDATED SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS
CHILD-MORTALITY
INTEGRATED APPROACH
LIFE EXPECTANCY
COUNTRIES
INTERVENTIONS
METAANALYSIS
PNEUMONIA
DIARRHEA
PROGRESS
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
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