Impact of selective primary care on childhood mortality in a rural health zone of Zaire.
Following the introduction of intensified child survival activities, use of health services for children increased markedly: measles vaccination reached 74% of children aged 12-23 months, and the use of oral rehydration therapy for the treatment of diarrhoea had increased.
During the same period, childhood mortality declined by 33% for children aged 1-4 years.
Data on cases of measles in the local hospital reveals that the pattern of measles epidemics characteristic of the years preceding programme implementation was altered in the years following programme implementation.
The mean annual number of inpatient measles cases declined from 108 before the programme to 36 after its start.
Mots-clés Pascal : Politique sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Enfant, Prévention, Traitement, Infection, Evaluation, Mortalité, Soin santé primaire, Accessibilité, Zaïre, Milieu rural, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health policy, Sanitary program, Child, Prevention, Treatment, Infection, Evaluation, Mortality, Primary health care, Accessibility, Zaire, Rural environment, Human, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0060395
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.