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Lecture 9

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Disease of Children
condition of overnutrition - obesity - non infectious
SAve your child from six killer diseases - highly susceptible to any kind of diseases
talk about today - not have intervention for e.g. vaccine in malaria or obesity
predominantly behavioral - social env. that we created.
social inequality.
11 million kids dying in 2002 - primary cause - neonatal disorders cause immortality - common in 1st day
or 1st week of life
diarrhea, pneumonia etc
stresses of neonatal env. temperature change congenital disorders not talk about neonateal and
diarrhea - dying assoc. with GI infections, poor quality of food, underdevelop GI, and immune system -
deficient and poor env. conditions
disease - nutritional issue - underwt.
more than 20 % mortality due to social-cultural politco economic - socio-inequality. ultimate factors
significantly not just proximal
proportion doesn't change much - main three killers in 2008 - diarrhea, pneumonia and neonatal -
malaria not change but still higher
massive campaigns - bed net, educate, yet persist in same no. today bec, of structural factors that
enables poverty or social ineq. for high risk of malaria.
think about all risks factors in childhood disease and come up with risk facors which can be subsumed in
biology, behavior, culture they live in - big 3 headings dissect to come up with risk factor of disease.
mosquitos --> living vehicle to spreading disease mobile in more humid tropical conditions.
flu-like symptoms - not treating properly
prophylactic drugs
health promotion
syndemic works in malnutrition - if not undernourished before can make them undernourished after
protozoa that mosquito carry
infects liver becomes blood infection and can become a cerebral type of disease affecting the brain
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globally - considered as endemic - persist in pop. through out the year - endemic - always there not
2/3 occur in first 1/3 of world pop.
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