EVALUATION OF A CHILD HEALTH PROGRAM TO PREVENT AND TREAT ANAEMIA IN ARNHEMLAND

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Miwatj Health, PO Box 519, Nhulunbuy, NT 0880, Australia.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Iron deficiency anaemia is a common condition in rural Aboriginal children. Poor nutrition and helminth infections are the common causes of this morbidity. This study aims to evaluate the impact of annual single dose mebendazole 300–500 mg (albendazole unavailable) in preventing anaemia and the impact of iron and mebendazole in treating anaemia in a population of remote Aboriginal children in Arnhemland.

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