Vinod K. Pande

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BACKGROUND In north India many pre-school children are underweight, many have intestinal worms, and 2-3% die at ages 1·0-6·0 years. We used the state-wide Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) infrastructure to help to assess any effects of regular deworming on mortality. METHODS Participants in this cluster-randomised study were children in(More)
BACKGROUND In north India, vitamin A deficiency (retinol <0·70 μmol/L) is common in pre-school children and 2-3% die at ages 1·0-6·0 years. We aimed to assess whether periodic vitamin A supplementation could reduce this mortality. METHODS Participants in this cluster-randomised trial were pre-school children in the defined catchment areas of 8338(More)
BACKGROUND More than a third of the world's children are infected with intestinal nematodes. Current control approaches emphasise treatment of school age children, and there is a lack of information on the effects of deworming preschool children. METHODOLOGY We studied the effects on the heights and weights of 3,935 children, initially 1 to 5 years of(More)
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