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April 19, 2018

Podcast: how the CHAMPS project is using informatics to fight childhood mortality

Patrick Caneer

The Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) network is an ambitious global project that seeks to reduce childhood mortality around the world by identifying what exactly is killing children under five. Project partners have established surveillance sites in seven countries across south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to determine causes of death for children in those catchment areas. Informatics is crucial to this project, as the informatics office provides the core infrastructure for transporting and housing key health data. My colleage, Senior Manager for Information Technology Patrick Caneer, recently sat down with me to walk me through how PHII and its partners manage data for CHAMPS.

CHAMPS partners include the CDC, Emory Global Health Institute, the International Association of Public Health Institutes, Deloitte, and numerous ministries of health. The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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