A seven year project between US and Mali has ended recently with astonishing results. Under five child mortality decreased from 154deaths per 1000 children to 7 per 1000 children. This study suggests that for small amounts of money, child mortality can be decreased drastically and thousands of lives could be saved.
How was it done? Health workers would go to houses checking on children who has symptoms such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and infant sepsis. They were given in home treatment for free, and were able to survive. Study has found that many families do not bring their sick children to clinics for intervention, which leads to low survival rates.
For just 8$ per person per year, child morality in Africa could decrease the close the levels of US.
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