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 four further reports have been published, Saving Children 2005, Saving Children 2006, a three-year overview, Saving Children 2005-2007 and the latest report Saving Children 2009 (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...

Saving Children 2010 - 2011:, published in May 2011, reviews five years of Child PIP data from 100 hospitals to describe, with renewed persepctive,  the main child health priorities in South Africa. The report also contains recommendations to help improve quality of care in these areas. 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 2009…

  • Over 75 000 children died in South Africa before their fifth birthday
  • One third of child deaths in SA hospitals occurred during the first 24 hours after admission…
  • 40% of children dying in SA hospitals, are classified as having Stage III or IV HIV disease…
  • 30% of children dying in SA hospitals died without their HIV status being known…
  • Two out of three infants eligible for PMTCT actually receive it…
  • One in five hospitals in SA is using the Child PIP mortality review process to improve the quality of care children receive in the SA 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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