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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 341–344 | Cite as

Control of tetanus neonatorum in a rural area

  • S. K. Kapoor
  • V. P. Reddaiah
  • J. Lobo
Original Articles

Abstract

Experience in the control of tetanus neonatorum (TN) in a rural area is presented. TN was reduced by training of dais, increasing the coverage of tetanus toxoid to pregnant women and distribution of presterilized delivery kits to pregnant ladies for use by birth attendants. The problems of untrained birth attendants, effectiveness of tetanus toxoid coverage and place of delivery are discussed.

Key Words

Tetanus neonatorum Neonatal mortality Birth attendants Delivery kits Tetanus toxoid 

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Kapoor
    • 1
  • V. P. Reddaiah
    • 1
  • J. Lobo
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Community MedicineAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi

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