Evidence-based Landscape Analysis on Childhood Diarrheal Disorders and Development of Global Consensus on Priorities for Research and Interventions (DGAP)
Childhood diarrheal disorders remain one of the top causes of childhood mortality around the world. Currently, there is an international movement to develop a global consensus on the priorities for research and interventions targeting childhood diarrheal morbidity and mortality. As a result, WHO, UNICEF, non-government and university partners formed a consortium to develop a global action plan for childhood diarrhea designed to guide international public health policy. As a member of the consortium, the BU Center for Global Health & Development coordinated seven country case studies providing a country level situational analysis documenting the underlying risk factors related to childhood diarrhea and reviewing current interventions and programs on the ground. The countries were: Zambia, Nigeria, Kenya, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Vietnam. A key activity in the project was convening in-country workshops to identify key barriers to effective prevention and treatment of diarrheal disease, and to propose concrete solutions. Each of these workshops was summarized in a separate report. In addition, the BU team conducted a cross-country analysis of all seven workshops to identify common and unifying themes. BU continues to be a key partner in the DGAP project, and has been asked to lead the writing team for a manuscript to be included in a series of DGAP articles being published by the Lancet in the spring of 2013.
|Principal Investigator||Jonathon Simon, Christopher Gill|
|Country(ies)||Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Zambia|
|Dates of Research||2011-2012|
|Donor/Funder||Aga Khan University|