In Sub-Saharan Africa, infant, child and maternal mortalities are very high compared to other regions. We estimate a cross-country empirical model of the determinants of those mortalities. We find, similar to other studies, that in addition to per capita GDP, health and education interventions can affect mortalities, however, the effect depends on the mortality rate being modelled. Importantly, the prevalence of the adult HIV / AIDS infection rate is detrimentally impacting mortality in the Sub-Saharan region.
This study was done to determine the influence of herd mortality on off-take rates through face to face
interviews of 308 smallholder cattle producers from Dr RSM District Municipality, North West. Most
deaths were caused ...
Izugbara, C.(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2014-02)
BACKGROUND. Over 2 000 under-5-year-olds die daily in Nigeria from vaccine-preventable diseases, placing the country as the third largest
contributor to the global under-5 mortality rate. Nigeria is at serious risk of not ...
Koch, Steven F.; Handa, Sudhanshu; Ng, Shu Wen(University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2008-10)
High rates of infant mortality in Africa continue to be a major public health concern today,
despite the fact that most deaths can be prevented from well known, relatively low cost
technologies. Using multiple years of ...