Child health and survival in the Eastern Mediterranean region

Bhutta, Zulfiqar A.; Belgaumi, Asim; Rab, Mohammad Abdur; Karrar, Zein; Khashaba, Mohamed; Mouane, Nezha
October 2006
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/21/2006, Vol. 333 Issue 7573, p839
Academic Journal
Child deaths in the Eastern Mediterranean region account for 15% of the total global burden for newborn and child mortality. Most of the deaths occur in just seven countries, several of which are in a state of conflict. Available evidence based interventions, if fully implemented, can prevent half of all child deaths in these countries. Barriers to implementation of these interventions are not so much lack of knowledge as political will and appropriate allocation of resources. INSET: Morocco's success story.


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