EFFECT OF EDUCATION PROGRAM ON IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICE TOWARDS TETANUS IMMUNIZATION AND CLEAN DELIVERY EL-MANAGIL LOCALITY, GEZIRA STATE, SUDAN (2010-2013)
El-Saida Abd Elmageed Elrufie Mohamed* and Salwa Al-Sanousi
Approximately nine million infant deaths occur each year. Of these, over half (53 percent) are neonatal, meaning that they occur during the first four weeks after birth, and more than one third (3.2 million) occur within the first week of life. Many of the neonatal deaths that take place after the first week result from events occurring during the period immediately before and after birth. (WHO. The World Health Report (1998). One of the main factors contributing to the high incidence of neonatal and maternal tetanus is sepsis, that is because majority of deliveries take place under unclean circumstances. (WHO. “Care of the Umbilical Cord.” (1 June 2000). Globally, almost two-thirds of births occur at home and half are attended by traditional birth attendants (TBAs). (WHO. “Essential Newborn Care: Report of (7 November 2000).
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