Volume 374, Issue 9693, 12 September 2009
"……More than 2·5 million young people aged 10–24 years die worldwide each year, many from preventable causes. An Article in The Lancet examines patterns of mortality in this age group in a global systematic analysis. Also this week, an Article on Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in young children, and an Article examining burden of disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in children under 5 years of age….."
Global patterns of mortality in young people: a systematic analysis of population health data
George C Patton, Carolyn Coffey, Susan M Sawyer, Russell M Viner, Dagmar M Haller, Krishna Bose, Theo Vos, Jane Ferguson, Colin D Mathers
Present global priorities for adolescent health policy, which focus on HIV/AIDS and maternal mortality, are an important but insufficient response to prevent mortality in an age-group in which more than two in five deaths are due to intentional and unintentional injuries.
Burden of disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b in children younger than 5 years: global estimates
Dr James P Watt MD a , Lara J Wolfson PhD b, Katherine L O'Brien MD c, Emily Henkle MPH c, Maria Deloria-Knoll PhD c, Natalie McCall MD c, Ellen Lee MD c, Orin S Levine PhD c, Rana Hajjeh MD a, Prof Kim Mulholland MD d, Thomas Cherian MD b, for the Hib and Pneumococcal Global Burden of Disease Study Team‡
Burden of disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in children younger than 5 years: global estimates
Dr Katherine L O'Brien MD a , Lara J Wolfson PhD b, James P Watt MD c, Emily Henkle MPH a, Maria Deloria-Knoll PhD a, Natalie McCall MD a, Ellen Lee MD a, Prof Kim Mulholland MD d, Orin S Levine PhD a, Thomas Cherian MD b, for the Hib and Pneumococcal Global Burden of Disease Study Team‡
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