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Chapter 10 Handout - N309 Global Health...

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1 Child Health: From Surviving to Thriving N309 Global Health Alexandra A. Garcia, PhD, RN The University of Texas at Austin Objectives ! Understand the most important causes of child illness and death ! Identify key interventions for improving child health ! Describe success stories in improving women and children s health Maternal-Child Health (MCH) Cornerstones of MCH in Global Health Safe motherhood Child survival Child Health Matters ! 8.8 million children die before 5 th birthday " >24,000 per day ! Many deaths preventable by inexpensive interventions ! Large disparities based on poverty, political status ! Children are vulnerable; cannot undertake efforts for their health on their own ! Insufficient progress towards goal of improving child health The Average Child in Low- or Middle- Income Countries ! Is infected with malaria every 40 days ! Will get 3-6 episodes of acute respiratory infection/year ! Will get diarrhea 2-3 times/year ! Illnesses cost families significant money and time ! Long-term disability from LBW, prematurity, measles, blindness, anemia, retardation " IQ scores were 25-65% lower in children with a history of persistent diarrhea (Brazil) Which MDGs are Related to Children s Health?
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2 Link to Selected MDGs ! More than 50% child deaths associated with malnutrition ! Enrollment, attendance, and performance in school is closely linked with health ! Empowered women are healthier, more educated, and more able to care for children ! Maternal health is a predictor of baby’s birthweight and subsequent health ! Improving water, sanitation, indoor and outdoor air will reduce child morbidity and death Child Health Indicators ! Neonatal mortality rate ! Infant mortality rate ! Under 5 years mortality rate Definitions ! Perinatal = 22 nd week of pregnancy to 1st week after birth ! Neonatal = first month after birth ! Infant = up to one year !
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