From research to national expansion: 20 years' experience of community-based management of childhood pneumonia in Nepal.

@article{Dawson2008FromRT,
  title={From research to national expansion: 20 years' experience of community-based management of childhood pneumonia in Nepal.},
  author={Penny Dawson and Y M Pradhan and Robin Houston and Seija M. Karki and Deepesh Poudel and Steve Hodgins},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={339-43}
}
PROBLEM Pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality of children aged under five in Nepal. Research conducted by John Snow Inc. in the 1980s determined that pneumonia case management by community-based workers decreased under-five mortality by 28%. APPROACH Female community health volunteers were selected as the national cadre to manage childhood pneumonia at community level using oral antibiotics. A technical working group composed of government officials, local experts and donor partners… CONTINUE READING

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