Global health - health in childhood
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Global health - health in childhood

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    Pratibha B.
    IN
    Pratibha B.

    Very important information

    Stephen D.
    UG
    Stephen D.

    Fortification, supplementation, dietary diversification are some of the ways to tackle malnutrition. Especially in SSA where most communities only stick to their staple and traditional diets which in some instances may lack in some nutrients or inhibit digestion or synthesis of other nutrients. For example here in Uganda, the Baganda don't believe they've eaten food if it's anything other than 'matooke' (banana plantain).

    Stephen D.
    UG
    Stephen D.

    The HCWs in developing countries need continuous education on childhood illnesses especially with the changing dynamics of diseases.

    Ebele  Clementina E.
    NG
    Ebele Clementina E.

    The importance of supplemental nutrition should be inculcated in nutritional education.

    Ebele  Clementina E.
    NG
    Ebele Clementina E.

    The importance of supplemental nutrition should be inculcated in nutritional education.

    Olayinka K.
    ZA
    Olayinka K.

    In 2013, 6.3 million children under five died, down from 6.9 million in 2010, 8.2 million in 2005, and 12.7 million in 1990. Reduction of child mortality is the fourth of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. Child Mortality Rate is the highest in low-income countries, such as most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the child death results from one of the following; acute respiratory infections, diarrhoea, measles, malaria and malnutrition. Preventive measures: About two-thirds of child deaths are preventable. Children by low-tech, evidence-based, cost-effective measures such as vaccines, antibiotics, micronutrient supplementation, insecticide-treated bed nets, improved family care, oral hydration therapy and breastfeeding. In addition, Empowering women, removing financial and social barriers to accessing basic services, developing innovations that make the supply of critical services more available to the poor and increasing local accountability of health systems and policy interventions that will allow health systems to improve equity and reduce mortality.

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