Rapid decline in child mortality in a rural area of Senegal.
Retrospective and prospective demographic and health data collected on the population of Mlomp (6352 people in 1985), a rural area of Senegal, show that the probability of dying before the age of 5 years declined from 350 to 81 deaths per hundred livebirths in the last 25 years.
This decline is greater and faster than ever observed in Senegal.
The drop in mortality mainly results from improved access to new and efficient health services-a dispensary and a maternity clinic-and from growth surveillance, health education, vaccination and malaria programmes initiated in the 1960s and 1970s.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Prospective, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Rétrospective, Milieu rural, Sénégal, Afrique, Politique sanitaire, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Prospective, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Retrospective, Rural environment, Senegal, Africa, Health policy, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0280389
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.