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January 4, 2013 - The Lancet
Reduction in child mortality in Niger

Agbessi Amouzou and colleagues1 provide a vital contribution in analysing the remarkable progress in reduction of child mortality in Niger. However, best available data have not been used in reporting the history of campaign approaches and coverage of vitamin A supplementation (VAS). The contribution of high, twice-yearly VAS coverage—one of Niger's signature child survival achievements—to this dramatic reduction in child deaths is therefore likely to be a major underestimate.

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