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Title: Strategy for coordinated approach to prevention and control of acute diarrhoea and respiratory infection the South-East Asia Region
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Acute diarrhoea and respiratory infections (ARI) are the two leading causes of mortality in children under age 5 worldwide, with the highest burdens being in sub-Saharan Africa and in countries of the WHO South-East Asia (SEA) Region. The burden of these diseases is also high in other age groups. Achieving the Millennium Development Goal on child mortality, MDG-4, in the Region will not be possible without making coordinated efforts to both prevent and control these diseases. A tangible reduction in morbidity will also require addressing the problem across the age spectrum. WHO Regional Technical Advisory Group (RTAG) reviewed the current situation and available interventions in 2008. Based on the advice of RTAG members and on regional and global experiences, this strategy document focuses on the coordinated approach to prevention and control of acute diarrhoea and respiratory infections across the age spectrum. The strategy emphasizes integration of preventive interventions with improved case management, at both community and facility levels and in all age groups. It also highlights the significance of coordinating efforts to mobilize communities, provide appropriate training, and conduct monitoring and research to strengthen the preventive and control interventions
Gov't Doc #: SEA-CD-212
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