Control of tetanus neonatorum in a rural area
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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 WordsTetanus neonatorum Neonatal mortality Birth attendants Delivery kits Tetanus toxoid
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