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Non-clinical Interventions for Acute Respiratory Infections and Diarrhoeal Diseases Among Young Children in Developing Countries

Published: March 13, 2015  /  Published by Tropical Medicine & International Health

Researchers in this study explored the impact of non-clinical interventions-including those in sanitation and hygiene-on acute respiratory infections and diarrheal disease.

This study found that public investment in sanitation and hygiene, water supply; the quality and the provision of medical equipment that detect symptoms of childhood diseases; in combination of training and education for medical workers, are effective policy strategies to reduce diarrheal diseases and acute respiratory infections.

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