New England Journal of Medicine
September 20, 2018 Vol. 379 No. 12
Variation in Childhood Diarrheal Morbidity and Mortality in Africa, 2000–2015
Diarrheal diseases are the third leading cause of disease and death in children younger than 5 years of age in Africa and were responsible for an estimated 30 million cases of severe diarrhea (95% credible interval, 27 million to 33 million) and 330,000 deaths (95% credible interval, 270,000 to 380,000) in 2015. The development of targeted approaches to address this burden has been hampered by a paucity of comprehensive, fine-scale estimates of diarrhea-related disease and death among and within countries.
Robert C. Reiner, Jr., Ph.D., Nicholas Graetz, M.P.H., Daniel C. Casey, M.P.H., Christopher Troeger, M.P.H., Gregory M. Garcia, B.S., Jonathan F. Mosser, M.D., Aniruddha Deshpande, M.P.H., Scott J. Swartz, M.S., Sarah E. Ray, B.S., Brigette F. Blacker, M.P.H., Puja C. Rao, M.P.H., Aaron Osgood-Zimmerman, M.S., Roy Burstein, B.A., David M. Pigott, D.Phil., Ian M. Davis, M.S., Ian D. Letourneau, B.A., Lucas Earl, M.Sc., Jennifer M. Ross, M.D., Ibrahim A. Khalil, M.D., Tamer H. Farag, Ph.D.,Oliver J. Brady, D.Phil., Moritz U.G. Kraemer, D.Phil., David L. Smith, Ph.D., Samir Bhatt, D.Phil., Daniel J. Weiss, Ph.D., Peter W. Gething, Ph.D., Nicholas J. Kassebaum, M.D., Ali H. Mokdad, Ph.D., Christopher J.L. Murray, M.D., and Simon I. Hay, D.Sc.