Niger’s Child Survival Success, Contributing Factors and Challenges to Sustainability: A Retrospective Analysis

  title={Niger’s Child Survival Success, Contributing Factors and Challenges to Sustainability: A Retrospective Analysis},
  author={Donela Besada and Kate J. Kerber and Natalie Leon and David H Sanders and Emmanuelle Daviaud and Sarah Rohde and Jon Rohde and Wim J M van Damme and Mary Ellen Kinney and Samuel O. M. Manda and Nicholas P. Oliphant and Fatima Hachimou and Adama Ou{\'e}draogo and Asma Yaroh Ghali and Tanya Doherty and Jacobus P van Wouwe},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Household surveys undertaken in Niger since 1998 have revealed steady declines in under-5 mortality which have placed the country 'on track' to reach the fourth Millennium Development goal (MDG). This paper explores Niger's mortality and health coverage data for children under-5 years of age up to 2012 to describe trends in high impact interventions and the resulting impact on childhood deaths averted. The sustainability of these trends are also considered. METHODS AND FINDINGS… CONTINUE READING
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