LiST: Lives Saved Tool

BMCNair, H., et al., An evaluation of the emerging vaccines against influenza in children, BMC Public Health, 2013. 13 Suppl 3: p. S14.

Abstract

Background: Influenza is an under-appreciated cause of acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) in children. It is estimated to cause approximately 20 million new episodes of ALRI in children annually, 97% of these occurring in developing countries. It is also estimated to result in 28000 to 112000 deaths annually in young children. Apart from hospitalisations and deaths, influenza has significant economic consequences. The current egg-based inactivated influenza vaccines have several limitations: annual vaccination, high production costs, and cannot respond adequately to meet the demand during pandemics.

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LiST used to evaluate the potential impact of community health worker programs

September 10, 2017 –  “Expanding the population coverage of evidence-based interventions with community health workers to save the lives of mothers and children: an analysis of potential global impact using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)” – published online in the Journal of Global Health

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