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Publications by author Weiss:D.
 

Mapping under-5 and neonatal mortality in Africa, 2000–15: a baseline analysis for the Sustainable Development Goals

  
The Lancet, Vol. 390, No. 10108. (November 2017), pp. 2171-2182, https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(17)31758-0
Keywords: africa   development   mapping   modelling   mortality  

Abstract

[Background] During the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era, many countries in Africa achieved marked reductions in under-5 and neonatal mortality. Yet the pace of progress toward these goals substantially varied at the national level, demonstrating an essential need for tracking even more local trends in child mortality. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, which established ambitious targets for improving child survival by 2030, optimal intervention planning and targeting will require understanding of trends and rates of progress ...

 

Fine resolution mapping of population age-structures for health and development applications

  
Journal of The Royal Society Interface, Vol. 12, No. 105. (18 March 2015), 20150073, https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2015.0073

Abstract

The age-group composition of populations varies considerably across the world, and obtaining accurate, spatially detailed estimates of numbers of children under 5 years is important in designing vaccination strategies, educational planning or maternal healthcare delivery. Traditionally, such estimates are derived from population censuses, but these can often be unreliable, outdated and of coarse resolution for resource-poor settings. Focusing on Nigeria, we use nationally representative household surveys and their cluster locations to predict the proportion of the under-five population in 1 × ...

 

A global map of travel time to cities to assess inequalities in accessibility in 2015

  
Nature, Vol. 553, No. 7688. (10 January 2018), pp. 333-336, https://doi.org/10.1038/nature25181

Abstract

The economic and man-made resources that sustain human wellbeing are not distributed evenly across the world, but are instead heavily concentrated in cities. Poor access to opportunities and services offered by urban centres (a function of distance, transport infrastructure, and the spatial distribution of cities) is a major barrier to improved livelihoods and overall development. Advancing accessibility worldwide underpins the equity agenda of ‘leaving no one behind’ established by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. This has renewed international ...

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