Thesis / Dissertation

Low birthweight and infant growth among children in Papua New Guinea - effect of malaria and other infectious diseases during childhood

Maria Ome-Kaius, Leanne Robinson (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Globally, young children continue to die or fail to thrive from treatable and preventable causes including low birthweight (LBW), childhood undernutrition (wasting, stunting, underweight) and infectious diseases. Reducing the burden of these are an essential pillar of global child health and survival targets. These global trends are reflected in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a resource constrained setting that continues to observe high rates of illness and death in young children with LBW, childhood undernutrition and infectious diseases (especially malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea) continuing to be the leading causes. Improving child health and survival in PNG requires evidence about the risk fac..

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