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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
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Volume:
3
Issue:
6
Pages:
349-358
Publication date:
2003-06-05
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EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
URN:
uuid:cd385604-9eba-47e9-ac75-daa53b95668a
Source identifiers:
38646
Local pid:
pubs:38646

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