Key concepts

LiST: Lives Saved Tool

Impact on mortality and stunting is calculated by the Lives Saved Tool, (LiST). A consortium of academic and international organizations, led by Institute of International Programs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School, and supported by a Gates Foundation grant to the US Fund for UNICEF, has developed this tool to estimate the impact of scaling-up maternal, newborn and child health interventions.

The LiST calculates changes in disease specific child and maternal mortality as well as changes in different national parameters on the basis of:

  • Epidemiological and demographic status of population at baseline (including level of mortality, causes of mortality, etc.)
  • Changes in coverage of high impact interventions.

LiST provides and estimation of total deaths averted as well as deaths averted by intervention and cause.

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