FINDINGS OF THE CHAIN STUDY - ADDRESSED TO COMMUNITIES | CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS | POLICY MAKERS
The risk of dying during and after childhood illnesses like diarrhoea, pneumonia, overwhelming infection, and malaria is high in low- and middle-incomecountries. The Childhood Acute Illness & Nutrition (“CHAIN”) Network wants to improve the care of children and understand the factors increasing theirchances of dying. The CHAIN study:
- Enrolled children aged 2-23 months who were sick at admission to nine hospitals in four African and two South Asian countries
- Collected information on children’s clinical, nutritional and social situation
- Followed up with children during their hospital stay and for six months after discharge
The CHAIN Study was made possible by the children and their caregivers who voluntarily participated in the study, engagement and support from community members and local Ministries of Health, and the leadership of health workers and researchers from all over the world.
Access below the online toolkit based on the published paper for this study or download the PDF posters.
Paper published here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(22)00118-8/fulltext
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