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Supercharging Child Survival: How DFID can save lives and boost health through integration

Nov 2 2016

Supercharging Child Survival looks at how the Department for International Development (DFID) is integrating nutrition interventions into its health programmes to accelerate progress on child survival.

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Supercharging Child Survival: How DFID can save lives and boost health through integration

Globally the world has made significant progress on child survival. The number of children dying from preventable causes has fallen from 12.7 million a year to 5.9 million. This was largely achieved by scaling up interventions to tackle conditions that directly lead to child death, including malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.

Now every country in the world has committed to eliminate preventable child deaths by 2030. For this to be possible implementers need to integrate high-impact interventions that address both the underlying and the direct causes of child death together.

There is one condition that if tackled at scale would accerate child suruval like no other: malnutrition.

This report looks at the Department for International Development's efforts to integrate nutrition into its health portfolio and highlights case studies from Kenya, Pakistan and South Sudan.