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The Impact of Adult Deaths on unildren's Health in Northwestern Tanzania

Ainsworth, M. and Semali, I. (2000) The Impact of Adult Deaths on unildren's Health in Northwestern Tanzania. Working Paper. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

T'he AIDS epidemic is dramatically increasing mortality measles, oral rehydration salts, and access to health cate of adults in many Sub-Saharan African countries, with can do to nmitigatet he impact of adu]t mor tality. potentially severe consequences for surviving family These programs disproportionately improve health members. Until now, most of these impacts had not been outcomes among the poorest children and, within that quantified. group, among children affected by adult mortality. Ainsworth and Semali examine the impact of adult In Tanzania there is so much poverty and child health mortaLity in Tanzania on three measures of health amrong indicators are so low that these interventions should be chiidren under five: morbidity, height for age, and targeted as much as possible to the poorest households, weight for height. The children hit hardest by the death whlere the children bit hardest by adult mortality are of a parent or other adult are those in the poorest most likely to be found. (Conceivably, the targeting households, those with uneducated parents, and those strategy for middle-income countries with severe AIDS with the least access to health care. ep.demics, such as Thailand, or countries with less Ainsworth and Semali also show how much three poverty and better child health indicators might be important health interventions - immunization against different.)

Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Subjects: Maternal & Neonatal Health > Maternal Mortality & Morbidity
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 06:30
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 06:30
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/673

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