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More than five million children under the age of five die each year, half of whom die within the neonatal period (birth to one month old), with the next largest number being due to childhood infections such as pneumonia and diarrhea. While the vast majority of these deaths are preventable, key research gaps remain.
The Takeda Chair in Global Child Health enables a ‘rising star’ to bridge research, public policy, and healthcare delivery by developing thought leadership in child survival and health through innovative research, including vaccines, neonatal care, under-nutrition, and infection diagnostics and treatments.
The Takeda Chair in Global Child Health is the first Chair at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to be fully endowed by a company. The purpose of the Chair is to improve the health outcomes of children globally. The Chair will advance the evidence base for child survival and health around the world, and most importantly enable research innovations to inform both policy development and healthcare implementation.