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Child mortality reduced tenfold in Mali pilot healthcare scheme

By Misha Hussain | Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:03 PM
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DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Child mortality has been reduced tenfold in three years in Yirimadjo, a town with about 56,000 residents close to the Malian capital Bamako, according to a Harvard University researchers’ study of a pilot healthcare system focused on community health workers.

The report, published in the medical journal Plos One, says the under-five mortality rate dropped...

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