Immunization, oral rehydration therapy and malaria chemotherapy among children under 5 in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties, Liberia, 1984 and 1988.
As part of an evaluation of child survival programmes in 13 African countries, cluster surveys were carried out in two Liberian counties in 1984 and 1988 to measure use of three primary health care services: immunization of infants, antimalarial treatment of children with fever, and oral rehydration of childhood diarrhoea.
Immunization rates increased (30-53% for DPT-1 and 13-33% for measles), treatment of malaria with drugs available in the home increased from 5 to 35%, and home use of sugar-salt solution to prevent dehydration remained essentially unchanged, 5.9% in 1984 and 3.8% in 1988.
Mots-clés Pascal : Politique sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Enfant, Evaluation, Prévention, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Réhydratation, Voie orale, Antipaludique, Vaccination, Accessibilité, Soin santé primaire, Système santé, Libéria, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health policy, Sanitary program, Child, Evaluation, Prevention, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Rehydration, Oral administration, Antimalarial, Vaccination, Accessibility, Primary health care, Health system, Liberia, Human, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0060397
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.