Pediatric Global Health Issue—Editorial
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Although significant strides have been made to improve child survival, child mortality continues to be a poignant marker of global health disparity, with most under-five deaths concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. A staggering number of children continue to die each day from mostly preventable conditions, many of which are infectious in nature, and modifiable risk factors. Prevention will continue to be the cornerstone of child survival initiatives. This issue of the Current Tropical Medicine Report on pediatric global health focuses on the prevention of leading diseases and conditions that contribute to global deaths of children under 5 years of age.
KeywordsPediatric global health Child survival Child mortality Under-five deaths Prevention Infectious diseases Neonatal complications Resource-limited settings Millennium Development Goals Sustainable Development Goals Sub-Saharan Africa Southern Asia
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