Effect of health interventions on under-5 mortality in Uganda
Achan, Lynn Ivy
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In 2016, an estimated 5.6 million under 5 deaths occurred with half of the burden concentrated in the sub Saharan Africa region. In these countries, under-five mortality is unacceptably high yet progress is slowed down by the uneven distribution of key determinants of child mortality. This study aimed at finding out the effect of health interventions on under-five mortality differentials in Uganda. Using Pearson test, the study found out that under-five mortality differentials existed in the country and that some of the socio-economic factors that had significant relationship with under-five mortality included mothers’ education, wealth index and size at birth whereby p<0.05. Results also showed that health interventions had an effect on mortality differentials among under-five children. Interventions like extensive breast feeding, immunization and sleeping under mosquito net had significant relationship with education level of a mother, wealth index and age of a child whereby p<0.05.