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Sub-Saharan Africa's Mothers, Newborns, and Children: Where and Why Do They Die?

  • Mary V. Kinney,

    Affiliation: Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Kate J. Kerber,

    Affiliation: Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Robert E. Black,

    Affiliation: John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Barney Cohen,

    Affiliation: United States National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, United States of America

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  • Francis Nkrumah,

    Affiliation: Ghana Academy of Arts and Science, Accra, Ghana

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  • Hoosen Coovadia,

    Affiliation: The Universities of Kwazulu-Natal and the Witwatersrand, Durban, South Africa

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  • Paul Michael Nampala,

    Affiliation: Uganda National Academy of Sciences, Uganda

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  • Joy E. Lawn mail,

    joylawn@yahoo.co.uk

    Affiliation: Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • on behalf of the Science in Action: Saving the lives of Africa's mothers, newborns, and children working group
  • Published: June 21, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000294
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Mary V. Kinney, Kate J. Kerber, Joy E. Lawn
Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa
Robert E. Black
John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Barney Cohen
United States National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, United States of America
Francis Nkrumah
Ghana Academy of Arts and Science, Accra, Ghana
Hoosen Coovadia
The Universities of Kwazulu-Natal and the Witwatersrand, Durban, South Africa
Paul Michael Nampala
Uganda National Academy of Sciences, Uganda

Corresponding Author

Email: joylawn@yahoo.co.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MVK KJK REB BC FN HC PMN JEL. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: MVK KJK REB BC FN HC PMN JEL. Analyzed the data: MVK REB PMN JEL. Wrote the first draft of the paper: MVK JEL. Contributed to the writing of the paper: MVK KJK REB BC FN HC PMN. Responsible for data integrity: MVK.