International child health. - a secundary publication

Alexandra Y Kruse, Birthe Høgh


International child health has improved. Better healthcare strategies, like IMCI, have contributed implementing basic interventions: vaccinations, nutrition supplement, oral rehydration and antibiotics. But 11 million children still die every year before they turn five, most from infectious diseases and neonatal complications, over half associated with malnutrition. Conditions we could prevent and treat. One of UN's Millennium Development Goals is to reduce child mortality. However child health is more than mortality and morbidity indicators, it includes growth and development.
Udgivelsesdato: 2007-Feb
TidsskriftDanish Medical Bulletin
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)39-41
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 2007