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November 2014

Global Child Health: A Call to Collaborative Action for Academic Health Centers

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 3Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 4Emory Global Health Institute, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(11):983-984. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.1566

Despite substantial progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals of maternal and child survival, challenges persist, including tackling factors beyond survival such as improving quality of life and long-term physical and cognitive development. The web of health determinants have evolved and include food security, climate change, urbanization, and noncommunicable diseases. These 21st century realities underscore an urgent need to engage a wide array of disciplines to catalyze new ways to implement sustainable solutions for the health of the planet.1

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