There is concern about gender bias in deaths of young children, with evidence that excess girl child mortality continues to be prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, most commonly in China and India. Our global health nursing expert, Dr. Callister, gives an update on this complex and multilayered problem and what can be done to improve health of girls under 5 years old in developing countries.
Lynn Clark Callister is a Professor Emerita, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. Dr. Callister can be reached via e-mail at Callisterfirstname.lastname@example.org
The author declares no conflicts of interest.