CHAIN NETWORK

The Childhood Acute Illness & Nutrition Network

A group of clinical experts, scientists and advisors worldwide seeking to optimize care for vulnerable children in limited resource settings

Highlights

We are delighted to share a new video created by our early career researchers and Al Davies called ‘On the Frontline’. It explores the idea of frontline researchers as a critical bridge between communities and research institutions and funders, offering important insights into the ethical dilemmas they face while also challenging simplistic generalisations about ‘vulnerable populations’ in the research context. Hats off to the team for adapting to the limits of lockdown around the world and lending their creativity and voices to this work! Please do share across your networks and feel free to use in teaching/training sessions:

The CHAIN Network is  focused on optimizing the management and care of the sick and undernourished child in  resource-limited settings to improve survival, growth and development.

The CHAIN Network aims to identify the biological mechanisms and the socio-economic factors that determine a child’s risk of mortality in the six months following presentation to medical care with an acute illness.

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The CHAIN Network aims to identify the biological mechanisms and the socio-economic factors that determine a child’s risk of mortality.

Recent Research

Childhood mortality during and after acute illness in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia – The CHAIN cohort study

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Abstract Objectives Mortality during acute illness among children in low- and middle-income settings remain unacceptably high and there is increasing recognition of the importance of post-discharge mortality. A comprehensive understanding of…

Gender-related influences on adherence to advice and treatment-seeking guidance for infants and young children post-hospital discharge in Bangladesh

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Abstract Background: Post-hospital discharge mortality risk is high among young children in many low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The available literature suggests that child, caregiver and health care provider gender all…
 

The Network will serve as a platform for substantive clinical trials that are led within the group in order to inform policy

The CHAIN Network is funded by the
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