alexa Using partnership approach to reduce mortality and morbidity among children under five in Limpopo province, South Africa.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Malaria Control & Elimination

Author(s): Sivhaga K, Hlabano B, Odhiambo PO

Abstract Share this page

Abstract BACKGROUND: Limpopo province has among the highest child mortality and morbidity rates in South Africa. To address this problem, the African Medical and Research Foundation implemented an integrated c-IMCI and child survival project. This paper reports the organization's experience in the project. METHODS: AMREF South Africa implemented and tested a replicable approach for integrating health systems c-IMCI in a child survival project. The project was implemented in Limpopo province, Makhuduthamaga local municipality which is one of the most disadvantaged and under-resourced areas in South Africa. The project was implemented through a partnership model that included government departments, NGOs, CBOs, local government, traditional leaders, traditional healer's practitioners, mothers of children under five and other community structures. Monitoring and evaluation data was collected monthly and quarterly from the households of mothers of children under five by trained community health workers and their coordinators. Data regarding the performance on key child health indicators was obtained from health facilities. RESULTS: There was improved performance in health indicators for diarrhoea incidence which dropped to 5/1000 from the baseline figure of 54/1000. Immunisation coverage improved by 11\%. Vitamin A coverage for children under 1 year rose to 45\% from a baseline of 27.2\%. The proportion of facilities providing integrated management of childhood illness in the district rose to 100\% from an initial 75\%. Rate of HIV positivity among under-fives dropped to 12\% from 17\%. CONCLUSION: Use of partnerships through structures such as project task teams and Project steering committee is fundamental in ensuring good progress in reduction of diarrheal incidence, immunization coverage, sustainability and ownership of interventions.
This article was published in Pan Afr Med J and referenced in Malaria Control & Elimination

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version