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Effect of expanded insecticide-treated bednet coverage on child survival in rural Kenya: a longitudinal study.

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BACKGROUND: The potential of insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) to contribute to child survival has been well documented in randomised controlled trials. ITN coverage has increased rapidly in Kenya from 7% in 2004 to 67% in 2006. We aimed to assess the extent to which this investment has led to improvements in child survival. METHODS: A dynamic cohort of about 3500 children aged 1-59 months were enumerated three times at yearly intervals in 72 rural clusters located in four districts of Keny...

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Cousens, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
370
Issue:
9592
Pages:
1035-1039
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:76c496d9-e8d8-4a9e-baa1-50067b8689a9
Source identifiers:
40481
Local pid:
pubs:40481

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