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Survive and thrive

Listen to Dr Tanya Marchant describe the theme surviving and thriving throughout the lifecycle and why it is important at every stage.

Over the next few steps Dr Tanya Marchant will pull together the evidence on lifecycle thinking introduced, developed and analysed throughout the course. The first theme we’ll consider is surviving and thriving throughout the lifecycle.

Although there has been a global reduction in mortality for today’s population, the largest burden of mortality continues to occur in low-income settings. We remain focused on preventing avoidable mortality, but we have learned that a transition from deaths to disability is now also happening.

Can those who survive live a healthy life, without disability, and contribute fully to society and the economy as a result?

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Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action

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