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Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination: Validation in Punjab Province, Pakistan, November 2016

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Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination: Validation in Punjab Province, Pakistan, November 2016

Excerpt below; full text is at http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/253462/1/WER9203.pdf

Conclusions

Among the neonatal deaths in Okara (90) and DG Khan (86) no case of NT-related death was found. This indicates that NT has been eliminated in these higher risk districts during the period covered by the survey and, by extension, in Punjab Province as a whole. This conclusion is supported by the high TT= coverage of over 90% in both survey districts as well as by the relatively high to moderate percentage of skilled birth attendance (87% in Okara and 61% in DG Khan).

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