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Imbako Department of Research & Policy Contributes Towards Millennium Development Goal 4 #MDG4

01.19.15 Posted in News, Global News, USA News

Imbako Department of Research & Policy Contributes Towards Millennium Development Goal 4 #MDG4
The department of Research & Policy at Imbako Public Health continues to contribute towards health policy. Collaborative research on the education level of mothers and immunization status of children in Kenya, led to findings which indicate a mother’s education as a significant marker of child immunization status and consequently child health. The goal of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 4 #MDG4 is to reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate. Currently, despite determined global progress in reducing child deaths, an increasing proportion of child deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Four out of every five deaths of children under age five occur in these regions. The study which used data from populations in Kenya, was a collaboration of several individuals from various academic and research institutions; Dr. Onsomu, (lead) Dr. Abuya, Dr. Okech, Dr. Moore & Dr. Collins-McNeil. Titled “Maternal Education and Immunization Status among Children in Kenya,” the research is to be published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. (2015, in press), one of the leading journals in the field of Maternal and Child Health. Findings from the study will be used to inform policy on the importance of education of mothers towards child immunization and consequently child health and life

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