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Measurement of trends in childhood malaria mortality in Africa: an assessment of progress toward targets based on verbal autopsy.

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Reduction of deaths associated with malaria in children is a primary goal of malaria control programmes in Africa, but there has been little discussion about how changes in mortality will be measured. This paper assesses recent historical changes in the contribution of malaria to child survival in Africa by examining data from demographic surveillance systems (DSS) in 25 mainly rural settings. The data were adjusted for the varying sensitivity and specificity of verbal autopsies (VA) in diffe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Lancet. Infectious diseases
Volume:
3
Issue:
6
Pages:
349-358
Publication date:
2003-06-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
Source identifiers:
38646
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:38646
UUID:
uuid:cd385604-9eba-47e9-ac75-daa53b95668a
Local pid:
pubs:38646
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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