Global Age Patterns of Under-5 Mortality (GAPU5M) Site Profiles Series
The Under-5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) is a key and widely-used indicator of child health, but it conceals important information about how this mortality is distributed by age. For better understanding and monitoring of child health, it is critical to examine how the risk of death varies by detailed age (by days, weeks, months, and years of age) from birth until age 5. The Global Age Patterns of Under-Five Mortality (GAPU5M) project is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health (NICHD).
The Global Age Patterns of Under-5 Mortality (GAPU5M) Site Profiles Series aims to showcase information on under-5 mortality by detailed age collected prospectively in a variety of sites in several of the low- and middle-income countries we are studying to help illuminate the data available and to provide background information.