Dear All, I am pleased to share the following link on behalf of the Global Research on Developmental Disabilities Collaborators (GRDDC).
Please feel free to share across your network.
Bolajoko Olusanya FRCPCH, PhDCoordinator, GRDDC
From: Elsevier - Article Status <Article_Status@elsevier.com>
Sent: Sat, Jan 15, 2022 12:30 am
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Dear Dr. Olusanya, We are pleased to let you know that the open access version of your article Accelerating progress on early childhood development for children under 5 years with disabilities by 2030 is now available online with author corrections incorporated. Full citation details, e.g. volume and/or issue number, publication year and page numbers, will be added when the final version becomes available. The URL below is a quick and easy way to share your work with colleagues, co-authors and friends. Anyone clicking on the link will be taken directly to the latest version of your article on ScienceDirect. |
Your article link:
https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S2214-109X(21)00488-5 [*see note below]
HIFA profile: Bolajoko Olusanya is a developmental paediatrician and global child health advocate for vulnerable and neglected populations in low and middle-income countries. She is currently the Executive Director of the Centre for Healthy Start Initiative, an organisation in special consultative status with The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). She is also the Coordinator of the Global Research on Developmental Disabilities Collaborators (GRDDC), a multiracial and multidisciplinary group of professionals with and without lived experience of disabilities dedicated to evidence-driven advocacy for children with disabilities and their families. boolusanya AT aol.com
[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): For the benefit of those who may not have immediate web access, here is the summary: 'The likelihood of a newborn child dying before their fifth birthday (under-5 mortality rate) is universally acknowledged as a reflection of the social, economic, health, and environmental conditions in which children (and the rest of society) live, but little is known about the likelihood of a newborn child having a lifelong disability before their fifth birthday if he or she survives. Available data show that globally the likelihood of a child having a disability before their fifth birthday was ten times higher than the likelihood of dying (377·2 vs 38·2 per 1000 livebirths) in 2019. However, disability funding declined by 11·4% between 2007 and 2016, and only 2% of the estimated US$79·1 billion invested in early childhood development during this period was spent on disabilities. This funding pattern has not improved since 2016. This paper highlights the urgent need to prioritise early childhood development for the beneficiaries of global child survival initiatives who have lifelong disabilities, especially in low-income and middle-income countries, as envisioned by the Sustainable Development Goals agenda. This endeavour would entail disability-focused programming and monitoring approaches, economic analysis of interventions services, and substantial funding to redress the present inequalities among this cohort of children by 2030.']