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Community-based Intervention to Reduce Childhood Drowning in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh


Summary

This study will implement a strategy designed to prevent drowning deaths. The overall aim is to integrate a drowning-prevention component into community Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) interventions. The evaluation will assess the impact of a two-year intervention on cause-specific, under-5, child mortality and it will answer the following research question: Can provision of a community-based intervention by trained health workers in Bangladesh reduce drowning mortality rates by 50% compared to communities where such interventions are not provided?

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  • Start Date: 
    07/01/2004
  • End Date: 
    12/31/2009

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