Immunization, oral rehydration therapy and malaria chemotherapy among children under 5 in bomi and grand cape mount counties, liberia, 1984 and 1988

Stanley O. Foster, Richard A. Spiegel, Ali Mokdad, Saye Yeanon, Moses K. Galakpai, James N. Thornton, James N. Thornton, Stanley Becker

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S50-S55
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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  • Epidemiology

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