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Community-Based Health Program Reduces Child Mortality in Mali

A Senegal-based non-governmental organization has been running an innovative community empowerment program in Mali since 2008 that has dramatically reduced the number of children dying from common diseases. A group of American university researchers wanted to find out why. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) said that the rate of child mortality in a community outside of Bamako, Mali, fell tenfold between 2008 and 2011 - to just 17 deaths per 1,000 children...

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