Random demographic household surveys in highly mobile pastoral communities in Chad.

  title={Random demographic household surveys in highly mobile pastoral communities in Chad.},
  author={D. Weibel and M. B{\'e}chir and J. Hattendorf and B. Bonfoh and J. Zinsstag and E. Schelling},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={89 5},
PROBLEM Reliable demographic data is a central requirement for health planning and management, and for the implementation of adequate interventions. This study addresses the lack of demographic data on mobile pastoral communities in the Sahel. APPROACH A total of 1081 Arab, Fulani and Gorane women and 2541 children (1336 boys and 1205 girls) were interviewed and registered by a biometric fingerprint scanner in five repeated random transect demographic and health surveys conducted from March… Expand

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