Non-clinical interventions for acute respiratory infections and diarrhoeal diseases among young children in developing countries

by Maureen Seguin and Miguel Niño Zarazúa
Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 146–169, February 2015

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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.12423/pdfTropmed-cover

Public investment in sanitation and hygiene, water supply and quality and the provision of medical equipment that detect symptoms of childhood diseases, in combination of training and education for medical workers, are effective policy strategies to reduce diarrhoeal diseases and acute respiratory infections. More research is needed in the countries that are most affected by childhood diseases. There is a need for disaggregation of analysis by age cohorts, as impact effectiveness of policies depends on children’s age.

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