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World Health Organization : (Emro) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Year 1993, Progress Report No. 5, (P.D.R. Yemen): Al Joumhouria Hospital Institute for Health Manpower Development Aden

By G. M. Farah, Dr.

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Title: World Health Organization : (Emro) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Year 1993, Progress Report No. 5, (P.D.R. Yemen): Al Joumhouria Hospital Institute for Health Manpower Development Aden  
Author: G. M. Farah, Dr.
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Farah, Dr, G. M. (n.d.). World Health Organization : (Emro) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Year 1993, Progress Report No. 5, (P.D.R. Yemen). Retrieved from http://www.worldlibrary.in/


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With the decline of the infectious and nutritional disorders, accidents and poisonings have become the leading causes of childhood death in the economically advanced countries (Wheatley, 1956; McClave & Shafer, 1957; MacKellar 1965; Lebensjahr- Gruenagel & Junkat, 1967; Fontana, 1967). In the developing countries, however, the leading causes of childhood mortal~ty and morbidity are still infection and malnutrition. Ample ev~dence of the prevailing pattern of childhood mortality is furnished by a recent analysis of deaths occurring within the Paediatric Department of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, during the 2 years 1964-66. Of 1685 childhood deaths recorded in this survey, 1398 deaths (83%) were due to either infection or malnutrition (Hendrickse, 1967). Faced with such a situation, it is logical that the developing countries should elect to focus their attentlon on measures aimed at reducing the very large mortality due to these particular disorders. Since childhood accidents are low on the list of medical priorities, the extent of this problem in the emerging nations is unknown. This gap in medical knowledge was commented on in an editorial of the Journalof Tropical Pediatrics (1959) which stated . . . little appears to be known about the situation in the tropics, and.

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