Sub-Saharan Africa's mothers, newborns, and children: how many lives could be saved with targeted health interventions?

PLoS Med. 2010 Jun 21;7(6):e1000295. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000295.


As part of the series on maternal, neonatal, and child health in sub-Saharan Africa, Robert Black and colleagues estimated mortality reduction for 42 countries and conclude that the use of local data is needed to prioritize the most effective mix of interventions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Africa South of the Sahara / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Child Mortality*
  • Community-Institutional Relations / economics
  • Humans
  • Infant Mortality*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Maternal Mortality*
  • Preventive Health Services* / economics