Comparison of the estimated cost-effectiveness of preventive and therapeutic zinc supplementation strategies for reducing child morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.

@article{Brown2013ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the estimated cost-effectiveness of preventive and therapeutic zinc supplementation strategies for reducing child morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={Kenneth H. Brown and Sonja Y Hess and Stephen A. Vosti and Shawn K. Baker},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={199-214}
}
BACKGROUND Zinc supplementation of young children in lower-income countries reduces morbidity from diarrhea and pneumonia and all-cause mortality, but the most cost-effective approach for distributing zinc supplements is unknown. OBJECTIVE To examine the potential impact of four possible strategies for delivering zinc supplements on disease prevention and deaths averted among children 6 to 59 months of age in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS We analyzed different zinc supplementation strategies… CONTINUE READING
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