Category: Mortality

A method for estimating mortality rates using previous birth history

This article proposes a practical method for estimating mortality in emergencies which includes a stepby- step guide to calculations and summarises the outcome of a field test carried out by Save the Children UK in Sudan early this year.

Issue 17, November 2002 (page 13)

Affordability of the MDG for child survival

Arecent LANCET article1 estimates the cost of delivering comprehensive child survival interventions in 42 countries where 90% of global child deaths occurred in 2000.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 11)

Aid Continues to Ignore Host Communities

Summary of published paper.

Issue 9, March 2000 (page 4)

Child survival during the 2002-2003 drought in Ethiopia

Summary of published research.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 9)

China’s great famine 40 years later: a need for historical closure

Published Review.

Issue 10, July 2000 (page 6)

Comment on: Including infants in nutrition surveys

Perinatal mortality and birth-weight reflect the quality of the intrauterine environment and complications of birth.

Issue 9, March 2000 (page 16)

Comparison of Weight-for-Height Based Indices for Assessing the Risk of Death

Summary of Published Paper.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 15)

Cross-sectional assessment of retrospective mortality in humanitarian emergencies

Summary of published research.

Issue 38, April 2010 (page 12)

Deaths among humanitarian workers

Summary of published paper.

Issue 11, December 2000 (page 4)

Distribution of WFP food aid in West Darfur

Summary of research.

Issue 38, April 2010 (page 7)

Effect of Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding on Transmission of HIV-1

Summary of published clinical trial.

Issue 11, December 2000 (page 3)

Emergency intervention priorities from child wasting and mortality in the Horn of Africa

Summary of review.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 26)

Evaluation of accelerated Child Survival and Development programme in West Africa

Summary of published research.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 23)

Hidden Famine in Madagascar

Summary of published paper.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 11)

HIV and Child Mortality

Summary of published research.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 8)

HIV Transmission and Breast-feeding

Published paper.

Issue 3, January 1998 (page 7)

Improved surveillance prevents excess mortality: the Gode experience

Summary of published paper.

Issue 14, November 2001 (page 6)

Inadequate Refugee Rations: Is this a Result of Planning?

Published Lancet letters.

Issue 3, January 1998 (page 9)

Interpreting mortality data in emergencies

The Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) have published a network paper on ‘interpreting and using mortality data in humanitarian emergencies – a primer for non-epidemiologists’.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 9)

Iraq - Sanctions Take Their Toll

Under article 41 of the United Nations Charter, the UN Security Council (UNSC) may call upon member states to apply measures not involving the use of armed force, in order to maintain or restore international peace and security.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 11)

Lessons Learned From Complex Emergencies

Published paper.

Issue 24, March 2005 (page 7)

Letter on MSF guidelines on using F75, Saskia van der Kam, Aranka Anema, Sophie Baquet and Marc Gastellu

MSF would like to thank Schofield et al for their constructive criticism in the letter section of the previous edition of Field Exchange.

Issue 15, April 2002 (page 9)

Minimum standards in post-emergency phase

Summary of online published paper.

Issue 18, March 2003 (page 9)

Mortality Amongst Displaced UNITA Members in Angola

Summary of published paper.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 5)

Mortality and nutrition surveys by NGOs

Summary of research.

Issue 32, January 2008 (page 7)

Mortality in Somalia during food insecurity and famine (2010-2012)

The report summarised below on mortality rates during the Somali famine of 2010-12 casts a long shadow over the effectiveness of humanitarian response systems. An online blog written by Andy Seal and Rob Bailey is appended as a form of post-script as it raises a critical political dimension to the Somalia famine which has not been a significant part of the discourse since these events and warrants urgent further discussion in the context of future complex emergencies (Ed).

Issue 45, May 2013 (page 4)

Mortality in the DRC

Summary of published research.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 9)

Mortality Rates in Conflict Affected Darfur

Published paper.

Issue 24, March 2005 (page 10)

Mortality risk factors in severelymalnourished children hospitalised with diarrhoea

Summary of published research.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 13)

Needs of host population versus refugees in Tanzania

Summary of published presentation.

Issue 17, November 2002 (page 12)

New Method to Estimate Mortality in Crisis-Affected Populations

The Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance II Project (FANTA-2) has prod- uced the report A New Method to Estimate Mortality in Crisis-Affected Populations: Validation and Feasibility Study.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 17)

Patterns of mortality rates in Darfur

Summary of published research.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 12)

Retrospective determination of whether famine existed in Niger

Summary of published research.

Issue 35, March 2009 (page 10)

Saving Lives through Tried and Trusted methods: Evaluation the Intervention of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Summary of published paper.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 28)

South Africa HIV/AIDS Pandemic

This viewpoint is based on a series of meetings with key stakeholders in South Africa during Mary Corbett’s field trip earlier this year.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 33)

The effects of HIV on Botswana’s development progress

This work is a condensed version of a working paper written for the WFP. The author wishes to thank Mr. Arif Hussein & Ms. Joyce Luma at the WFP.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 24)

Towards better documentation of mortality in crises

Summary of research.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 11)

Trends in malnutrition prevalence and mortality

The May 2010 issue of the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CE-DAT) publication, CE-DAT Scene1 includes a summary of the 2009 trends in malnutrition and mortality. These make interesting reading.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 30)