The Child Healthcare Problem Identification Programme  is a mortality audit tool for children that was initially developed (as U5PIP) in the Mafikeng region of the North West Province during 2001. It was field-tested in 8 different sites in South Africa during 2003/4, being used by both doctors and nurses, and this experience was published in the Saving Children 2004 report. Since then six further reports have been published, Saving Children 2005, Saving Children 2006, a three-year overview, Saving Children 2005-2007, Saving Children 2009: Five Years of Data, Saving Children 2010-2011, and the latest report Saving Children 2012-2013 (details below). All these reports are available on this website on the "Saving Children" page. Child PIP continues to grow and is currently being used in every province by increasing numbers of hospitals.

Latest Saving Children report...

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Saving Children 2012-2013, published in 2016, reviews Child PIP data from over 200 hospitals in all 9 provinces of South Africa. The report describes the trends in in-hospital mortality for children during 2012-2013, with a special focus on the five leading causes of death (pneumonia, diarhhoeal disease, septicaemia, tuberculosis and meningitis). Data describing HIV infection and malnutrition are also discussed, as well as individual reports from each province. Use this link or the link on the Saving Children page if you would like to download a copy.

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Did you know that in 2013…

  • Over half of all child deaths in South Africa occurred in children under one year of age...
  • One third of child deaths in South African hospitals occurred during the first 24 hours after admission…
  • 25% of children dying in South African hospitals died without their HIV status being known…
  • Twice as many infants eligible for PMTCT actually received it compared to in 2009…
  • One in two to three hospitals in South Africa is using the Child PIP mortality review process to improve the quality of care children receive in the South African health system…

If you are keen to make a difference to the care given to sick children, consider implementing the Child Healthcare Problem Identification Programme (Child PIP) in your hospital.


 

 

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