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Sub-Saharan Africa's Mothers, Newborns, and Children: How Many Lives Could Be Saved with Targeted Health Interventions?

  • Ingrid K. Friberg,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mary V. Kinney,

    Affiliation: Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Joy E. Lawn,

    Affiliation: Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Kate J. Kerber,

    Affiliation: Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • M. Oladoyin Odubanjo,

    Affiliation: The Nigerian Academy of Science, Lagos, Nigeria

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  • Anne-Marie Bergh,

    Affiliation: MRC Unit for Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

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  • Neff Walker,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Eva Weissman,

    Affiliation: Futures Institute, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Mickey Chopra,

    Affiliation: UNICEF, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Robert E. Black mail,

    Rblack@jhsph.edu

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • on behalf of the Science in Action: Saving the lives of Africa's mothers, newborns, and children working group
  • Published: June 21, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000295
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Ingrid K. Friberg, Neff Walker, Robert E. Black
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Mary V. Kinney, Joy E. Lawn, Kate J. Kerber
Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa
M. Oladoyin Odubanjo
The Nigerian Academy of Science, Lagos, Nigeria
Anne-Marie Bergh
MRC Unit for Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Eva Weissman
Futures Institute, New York, New York, United States of America
Mickey Chopra
UNICEF, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Rblack@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: IKF MVK JEL KJK MOO AMB NW EW MC REB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: IKF MVK JEL KJK MOO AMB NW EW MC REB. Analyzed the data: IKF MVK JEL EW. Collected data/did experiments for the study: MVK AMB EW. Wrote the first draft of the paper: MVK JEL. Contributed to the writing of the paper: IKF MVK KJK MOO AMB NW MC REB. Ensured that the results of the analysis were obtained correctly: IKF. Assisted with information on aspects to be included in the design and reviewed issues in the process of data analysis: AMB. Reviewed the drafts of the paper: AMB.