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Resourcing is key to cutting high maternal/neonatal tetanus mortality

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Modern intensive care, featuring mechanical ventilation, can reduce tetanus death rates to around 20%, but even in the low-resource settings typical of where the disease burden is highest, mortality can be halved through basic improvements in care. This is the argument behind calls from WHO experts for dedicated funding to be provided to the worst-affected countries, with a focus on tackling maternal and neonatal cases of the disease.






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