Protocol for assessing neonatal tetanus mortality in the community using a combination of cluster and lot quality assurance sampling, Geneva, 15 June 2001
The number of cases of maternal tetanus and of neonatal tetanus (MNT) has been reduced by over 50% in the decade 1990–2000. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are jointly targeting MNT for elimination by 2005. This document provides a protocol for countries wishing to validate that elimination status has been achieved. The protocol is based on a combination of two frequently used assessment techniques: cluster sampling and lot quality assurance.
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