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Evaluation designs for adequacy, plausibility and probability of public health programme performance and impact.
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It is argued that the answer to this question is essential for choosing an appropriate evaluation design, drawing upon examples from the fields of health and nutrition, and a framework is proposed for deciding upon appropriate evaluation designs. Expand
Explaining trends in inequities: evidence from Brazilian child health studies
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Time trends for inequity ratios for morbidity and mortality, which were consistent with the hypothesis, showed both improvements and deterioration over time, despite the indicators showing absolute improvements in health status between rich and poor. Expand
Effect of zinc supplementation started during diarrhoea on morbidity and mortality in Bangladeshi children: community randomised trial
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The lower rates of child morbidity and mortality with zinc treatment represent substantial benefits from a simple and inexpensive intervention that can be incorporated in existing efforts to control diarrhoeal disease. Expand
EVIDENCE FOR PROTECTION BY BREAST-FEEDING AGAINST INFANT DEATHS FROM INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN BRAZIL
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In a population-based case-control study of infant mortality in two urban areas of southern Brazil, the type of milk in an infant's diet was found to be an important risk factor for deaths from diarrhoeal and respiratory infections and cow's and formula milk seemed to be equally hazardous. Expand
Cost-effectiveness of community health workers in tuberculosis control in Bangladesh.
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Although both the BRAC and government TB control programmes appeared to achieve satisfactory cure rates using DOTS (a five-point strategy), the involvement of CHWs was found to be more cost-effective in rural Bangladesh. Expand
The challenge of reducing neonatal mortality in middle-income countries: findings from three Brazilian birth cohorts in 1982, 1993, and 2004
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Excessive medicalisation--including labour induction, caesarean sections, and inaccurate ultrasound scans--led by an unregulated private sector with spill-over effects to the public sector might offset the gains resulting from improved maternal health and newborn survival. Expand
The multi-country evaluation of the integrated management of childhood illness strategy: lessons for the evaluation of public health interventions.
The Multi-Country Evaluation of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) includes studies of the effectiveness, cost, and impact of the IMCI strategy in Bangladesh, Brazil, Peru,Expand
Achieving universal coverage with health interventions
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The challenges of going to scale are reviewed, building on known, effective interventions to achieve universal coverage, and innovative delivery mechanisms are developed that move incrementally along the vertical-to-horizontal axis as health systems gain capacity in service delivery. Expand
Influence of birth weight on mortality from infectious diseases: a case-control study.
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Estimates of the risks associated with low birth weight are considerably lower than those from studies in developed countries. Expand
Control of tuberculosis by community health workers in Bangladesh
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The BRAC tuberculosis-control programme has successfully achieved high rates of case detection and treatment compliance, with a cure rate of at least 85% and a drop-out rate of 3.1%. Expand
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