Initial phases of the Inter-American investigation of mortality in childhood
The inter-American Investigation of Mortality in Childhood will lead to a better understanding of the health problems in infancy and early childhood in the Americas, and will lay the bases for effective action “to reduce the present mortality rate in children under 5 years of age by one half”-one of the goals of the Charter of Punta de1 Este.
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Pan American Health Organization (1999)This edition is the 4th in a series begun in 1991 to complement the quadrennial publication Health in the Americas. Part I of this edition is devoted to a special topic--health during childhood. Part I deals with population ...
Pan American Health Organization (Washington, D.C., PAHO, 2020-03-17)Cancer is among the leading causes of death in children under the age of 15 years. In high-income countries, pediatric cancer mortality has been reduced significantly. As a result of earlier diagnosis and effective treatment, ...
Integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood infection saves lives in hard-to-reach communities in Nicaragua Rivera, Dixmer; Shah, Rashed; Guenther, Tanya; Adamo, Meredith; Koepsell, Jeanne; Reyes, Carmen Maria; McInerney, Mary; Marsh, David R. (2017-03)Objective. To describe Nicaragua’s integrated community case management (iCCM) program for hard-to-reach, rural communities and to evaluate its impact using monitoring data, including annual, census-based infant mortality ...