Topics » Global Health   Nov. 11, 2011

Nicaragua's Children Face Difficult Odds

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Dangerous Early YearsProtecting against PneumoniaA sad memoryReaching a hospitalImportance of sanitationgetting Needed nutritionStunted growthGetting an educationworking at a young ageimproving children's chances

improving children's chances

Despite the challenges, Nicaragua is seeing improvements in child health. Deaths from diarrheal diseases have been dropping since the rollout of the rotavirus vaccine, and child mortality has been declining for decades. Health officials hope access to new vaccines and treatment will further those gains.

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