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Ottar Mæstad, Aziza Mwisongo (2011). Missing the essentials? Children can be saved if they are more carefully examined. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief 9)

Thousands of children die every year from diseases that are easy to
diagnose and treat. A study from rural Tanzania shows that health workers usually don’t do those investigations that are required to identify some of these deadly illnesses. The likely consequence is mismanagement and unnecessary deaths.

Ottar Mæstad

Research Professor / Special Adviser, Director Development Learning Lab