Niger’s Child Survival Success, Contributing Factors and Challenges to Sustainability: A Retrospective Analysis
OPEN PloS one | 20 Jan 2016
D Besada, K Kerber, N Leon, D Sanders, E Daviaud, S Rohde, J Rohde, W van Damme, M Kinney, S Manda, NP Oliphant, F Hachimou, A Ouedraogo, A Yaroh Ghali and T Doherty
Household surveys undertaken in Niger since 1998 have revealed steady declines in under-5 mortality which have placed the country ‘on track’ to reach the fourth Millennium Development goal (MDG). This paper explores Niger’s mortality and health coverage data for children under-5 years of age up to 2012 to describe trends in high impact interventions and the resulting impact on childhood deaths averted. The sustainability of these trends are also considered.
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