Elimination of Neonatal Tetanus
Field Guide - Second Edition
PAHO Scientific Publication, No 602
PAHO
ISBN-13    9789275116029 ISBN-10    9275116024
Order Number    16100602
Price    CHF    23.00 / US$    27.60 Developing countries:    CHF    16.10
English     2005        57   pages
Summary
This publication offers a unique approach to the strategies that have made the elimination of neonatal tetanus in the Americas possible. The guide provides up-to-date information and describes innovative field techniques that can be adapted and applied throughout the Region. This book highlights the progress made in surveillance to identify and monitor high-risk areas as well as immunization activities geared especially towards women of childbearing age who live in those areas. The object of these activities is to complement measures such as proper care in childbirth and the puerperium and the administration of the triple vaccine against diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DPT) to infants and children, and of tetanus and diphtheria toxoid (TD/Td) to schoolchildren and pregnant women.