While the number of new cancer cases in children and adolescents (aged 0-19 years) is relatively low at around 416,500 globally in 2017, treatment-related ill-health and disability and fatal cancer are estimated to cause around 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally every year, according to the first Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) to assess childhood and adolescent cancer burden in 195 countries in 2017, published in The Lancet Oncology journal.
July 29, 2019
February 28, 2018
A new scientific study finds that while nearly all nations in Africa have at least one region where children’s health is improving, not a single country is expected to end childhood malnutrition by 2030, an objective of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
September 25, 2017
'Precision public health:’ 5 x 5 kilometer mapping identifies significant differences in child deaths throughout Africa
A mapping system enabling global health researchers to examine communities in 5-by-5-kilometer blocks finds significant differences in child death rates within African nations.