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Cost-Effectiveness of Price Subsidies on Fortified Packaged Infant Cereals in Reducing Iron Deficiency Anemia in 6-23-Month-Old-Children in Urban India

Inadequate nutrition has a severe impact on health in India. The single most important nutritional risk factor in India is iron deficiency, accounting for more than 3% of all disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) according to the…

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Direct Observation of Treatment Provided by a Family Member as Compared to Non-Family Member among Children with New Tuberculosis

Directly observed treatment (DOT) is a supportive mechanism where a provider directly observes a patient consuming their medication to ensure treatment adherence and is a core component of the…

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Threshold Levels of Infant and Under-Five Mortality for Crossover between Life Expectancies at Ages Zero, One and Five in India

For measuring overall health of a population, beside routine indicators such as mortality rates at ages below one and age five, life expectancy at age zero is gaining importance as a popular indicator for the same and is also one of the…

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Respiratory Viruses Associated Hospitalization among Children Aged <5 Years in Bangladesh: 2010-2014

Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRIs) are one of the leading causes of childhood morbidity and mortality globally. They are also the leading causes of childhood death in Bangladesh…

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High Mortality Risk in Hypoglycemic and Dysglycemic Children Admitted at a Referral Hospital in a Non Malaria Tropical Setting of a Low Income Country

Both hypo and hyperglycemia occur frequently in sick children and have been associated with increased risk of deaths in pediatrics units. Neonates and young children are particularly susceptible to…

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Evaluating the Impact of Breastfeeding on Rotavirus Antigenemia and Disease Severity in Indian Children

Rotavirus is the major worldwide cause of acute gastroenteritis with severe dehydrating diarrhea in children below 5 years. WHO estimates that RV is responsible for 40% of AGE amongst children…

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Cost Effectiveness of Implementing Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses Program in District Faridabad, India

Neonatal and infant mortality accounts for 55% and 77% of total under-5 child mortality in India respectively. Reducing high levels of infant and neonatal mortality is the key towards achieving the fourth Millennium Development Goal…

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