by Li Liu, Shefali Oza, Daniel Hogan et al.
The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 1 October 2014
Trend data for causes of child death are crucial to inform priorities for improving child survival by and beyond 2015. The authors report child mortality by cause estimates in 2000-13, and cause-specific mortality scenarios to 2030 and 2035. Their projection results provide concrete examples of how the distribution of child causes of deaths could look in 15-20 years to inform priority setting in the post-2015 era. More evidence is needed about shifts in timing, causes, and places of under-5 deaths to inform child survival agendas by and beyond 2015, to end preventable child deaths in a generation, and to count and account for every newborn and every child.