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comparative study of infant and childhood survivorship in West Africa

Judith Angela Harrington

comparative study of infant and childhood survivorship in West Africa

by Judith Angela Harrington

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Infants -- Africa, West -- Mortality,
  • Children -- Africa, West -- Mortality,
  • Child care -- Africa, West,
  • Africa, West -- Statistics, Vital

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Judith Angela Harrington.
    GenreStatistics, Vital.
    SeriesSahel, documents and dissertations -- AS 048.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 252 leaves :
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17500409M
    OCLC/WorldCa6561580

    The Children’s Oncology Group Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines for Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers were developed as a collaborative effort of the Nursing Discipline and the Late Effects Committee. The purpose of these guidelines is to: Provide recommendations for screening and management of late effects that may potentially arise as a result of the treatment for.   This study examines the residual geographical variations in infant and child mortality and how the different categories of the risk factors account for the spatial inequality in West African countries. To this end, we pooled data for 10 of the countries extracted from Demographic and Health Surveys and used the spatial extension of discrete-time survival model to examine how the variables.

    Children who are "malnourished" do not reach out, sit up, walk, do normal tasks that healthy children should be doing. Instead of feeding the child, they pray for the child to get better. If the child doesn't get better, the believe it to be an evil spirit = snakes. Under-five mortality rate in Africa (per 1, live births) declined from in to in These rates are still insufficient to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4 by o In Eastern and Southern Africa the decline was from in to 84 in o In West and Central Africa the decline was from in to in

      A study in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, which studied the children of 15, mothers between , demonstrated that the death rate for children vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough was double for those who had been vaccinated. notable improvements in child survival; however, childhood mortality conditions continue to lag behind. Ghana is said to be “an island of peace and stability” in the volatile landscape of Sub-Saharan West Africa; a success story of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (Atakpu, ).


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Author(s): Harrington,J A Title(s): A comparative study of infant and childhood survivorship in West Africa/ J.A. Harrington. Publisher: Dissertation Abstracts 33(1): AA.

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Some of these practices work; some do not. Conclusion. In Africa, a child does not only belong to the family but to the society. A comparative study of the health status of infants and preschool children was done in Jabalpur city and villages under the Field Health Centre, Natwara.

The study was done by taking the family as the unit of study. Although spirit children occur in most countries in West Africa, there has been little analysis of the phenomenon, and Okri's book remains the most recognized and substantial, albeit fictitious account of this enduring belief.

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Thus country implemented a strategy known as the Sustainable. Education exercises a stronger influence in early and later childhood than in infancy. The central theme of this paper is to assess the various mechanisms or intervening factors which could explain how mother's education influences the health and survivorship of her children.

The problems inherent in the traditional West African weaning foods and feeding practices predispose the infant to malnutrition, growth retardation, infection, and high mortality.

Guiro et al. rightly observed that one major cause of weaning-age malnutrition is complementation of breastmilk with cereal gruels that are of low energy density [18].

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Longterm Study in Guinea-Bissau (1 Kristensen I, Aaby P, Jensen H.:“Routine vaccinations and child survival: follow up study in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa”, BMJ ; –41) The children of 15, mothers were observed from to for 5 years. 40 Edward Paice, Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa (London, ); Sabben-Clare, E.

E., ‘ African troops in Asia ’, African Affairs, 44 (), –7; Myron Echenburg, The Tirailleurs Senegalais in French West Africa, – (Oxford, ); Gregory Mann, Native Sons: West African Veterans and France in the. Introduction.

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