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Volume 17 Supplement 4

The Lives Saved Tool in 2017: Updates, Applications, and Future Directions


Publication of this supplement was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (JHU Grant 115621, Award Number OPP1084423 for the “Development and Use of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)”). Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Neff Walker and Ingrid Friberg 

  1. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require careful allocation of resources in order to achieve the highest impact. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) has been used widely to calculate the impact of mate...

    Authors: Lori A. Bollinger, Rachel Sanders, William Winfrey and Adebiyi Adesina
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):782
  2. In malaria-endemic countries, malaria prevention and treatment are critical for child health. In the context of intervention scale-up and rapid changes in endemicity, projections of intervention impact and opt...

    Authors: Eline Korenromp, Matthew Hamilton, Rachel Sanders, Guy Mahiané, Olivier J. T. Briët, Thomas Smith, William Winfrey, Neff Walker and John Stover
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):781
  3. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) estimates the effects of maternal and child health interventions on mortality rates and the number of deaths. The family planning module in Spectrum interacts with LiST by providing...

    Authors: John Stover and William Winfrey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):775
  4. Increased contraceptive use has been associated with a decrease in high parity births, births that occur close together in time, and births to very young or to older women. These types of births are also assoc...

    Authors: Jamie Perin, Agbessi Amouzou and Neff Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):786
  5. The worldwide burden of stillbirths is large, with an estimated 2.6 million babies stillborn in 2015 including 1.3 million dying during labour. The Every Newborn Action Plan set a stillbirth target of ≤12 per ...

    Authors: Hannah Blencowe, Victoria B. Chou, Joy E. Lawn and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):784
  6. Calls have been made for improved measurement of coverage for maternal, newborn and child health interventions. Recently, methods linking household and health facility surveys have been used to improve estimat...

    Authors: Mufaro Kanyangarara and Victoria B. Chou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):780
  7. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) is a widely used resource for evidence-based decision-making regarding health program scale-up in low- and middle-income countries. LiST estimates the impact of specified changes in...

    Authors: Simon Cousens, Jamie Perin, Parul Christian, Lee Shu-Fune Wu, Sajid Soofi, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Claudio Lanata, Richard L. Guerrant, Aldo A. M. Lima, Kåre Mølbak, Palle Valentiner-Branth, William Checkley, Robert H. Gilman, R. Bradley Sack, Robert E. Black, Jean Humphrey…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):778
  8. Measles vaccination effectiveness studies showed dramatic decreases in all-cause mortality in excess of what would be expected from the prevention of measles disease alone. This invited speculation that measle...

    Authors: Bianca D. Jackson and Robert E. Black
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):783
  9. In the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era, there is growing recognition of the responsibilities of non-health sectors in improving the health of children. Interventions to improve access to clean water, ...

    Authors: Nazia Darvesh, Jai K. Das, Tyler Vaivada, Michelle F. Gaffey, Kumanan Rasanathan and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):776
  10. In 2010, the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) committed through its 'Framework for results for reproductive, maternal and newborn health (RMNH)' to save 50,000 maternal lives and 2...

    Authors: Ingrid K. Friberg, Angela Baschieri and Jo Abbotts
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):779
  11. Mali is one of four countries implementing a National Evaluation Platform (NEP) to build local capacity to answer evaluation questions for maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition (MNCH&N). In 2014-15, NE...

    Authors: Youssouf Keita, Hamadoun Sangho, Timothy Roberton, Emilia Vignola, Mariam Traoré and Melinda Munos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):777
  12. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) is a computer-based model that estimates the impact of scaling up key interventions to improve maternal, newborn and child health. Initially developed to inform the Lancet Child Surviv...

    Authors: Angela R. Stegmuller, Andrew Self, Kate Litvin and Timothy Roberton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):773
  13. Modeling tools have potential to aid decision making for program planning and evaluation at all levels, but are still largely the domain of technical experts, consultants, and global-level staff. One model tha...

    Authors: Timothy Roberton, Kate Litvin, Andrew Self and Angela R. Stegmuller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17(Suppl 4):785

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