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Progress for child survival: Infectious diseases

Dr Andrew Prendergast discusses past progress in child survival for infectious diseases, and where future progress is likely to come from.

Huge gains have been made in child survival over the past 30 years. Much of this progress has been through reducing mortality from infectious diseases.

In this step Professor Andrew Prendergast discusses which interventions have given rise to this reduction and describes exciting new innovations which are beginning to have an impact today. Lastly he outlines which infections and which groups need to become the focus for continuing reductions in child mortality from infectious diseases.

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