Community Health Workers’ Efforts Showing Progress To Reduce Child Mortality In Niger

Agence France-Presse: Niger health workers in relentless fight to save children
“…In 1990, the infant mortality rate [in Niger] was 326 per 1,000 live births — ‘the highest in the world,’ says UNICEF’s Chetima Moustapha — but this figure has fallen almost threefold in the past 25 years. … ‘This is the fruit of a relentless campaign against the killer diseases among children,’ including ‘malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia,’ explains Mintou Moctar, a midwife from Safo, another village in Maradi…” (Hama, 9/17).

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