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dc.contributor.authorBesnier, Elodie
dc.contributor.authorThomson, Katie
dc.contributor.authorStonkute, Donata
dc.contributor.authorMohammad, Talal
dc.contributor.authorAkhter, Nasima
dc.contributor.authorTodd, Adam
dc.contributor.authorJensen, Magnus Rom
dc.contributor.authorKilvik, Astrid
dc.contributor.authorBambra, Clare
dc.description.abstractIntroduction Despite significant progress in the last few decades, infectious diseases remain a significant threat to children’s health in low-income and middle-income countries. Effective means of prevention and control for these diseases exist, making any differences in the burden of these diseases between population groups or countries inequitable. Yet, gaps remain in our knowledge of the effect these public health interventions have on health inequalities in children, especially in low-income and middle-income countries. This umbrella review aims to address some of these gaps by exploring which public health interventions are effective in reducing morbidity, mortality and health inequalities from infectious diseases among children in low-income and middle-income countries. Methods and analysis An umbrella review will be conducted to identify systematic reviews or evidence synthesis of public health interventions that reduce morbidity, mortality and/or health inequalities due to infectious diseases among children (aged under 5 years) in low-income and middle-income countries. The interventions of interest are public health interventions targeting infectious diseases or associated risk factors in children. We will search for reviews reporting health and health inequalities outcomes in and between populations. The literature search will be undertaken using the Cochrane Library, Medline, EMBASE, the CAB Global Health database, Health Evidence, the Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation Systematic review repository, Scopus, the Social Sciences Citation Index and PROSPERO. Additionally, a manual search will be performed in Google Scholar and three international organisations websites (UNICEF Office of Research—Innocenti, UNICEF, WHO) to capture grey literature. Data from the records meeting our inclusion/exclusion criteria will be collated using a narrative synthesis approach. Ethics and dissemination This review will exclusively work with anonymous group-level information available from published reviews. No ethical approval was required. The results of the review will be submitted for publication in academic journals and presented at international public health conferences. Additionally, key findings will be summarised for dissemination to a wider policy and general public audience as part of the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research’s policy work. PROSPERO registration number CRD42019141673nb_NO
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Groupnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleWhich public health interventions are effective in reducing morbidity, mortality and health inequalities from infectious diseases amongst children in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs): protocol for an umbrella reviewnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalBMJ Opennb_NO
dc.description.localcode© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.nb_NO
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for sosiologi og statsvitenskap
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for samfunnsmedisin og sykepleie
cristin.unitnameNTNU Universitetsbiblioteket

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