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Title:Characteristics of Mothers and Children Attending MCH (Maternal-Child Health) Clinics in Khartoum Province, Sudan
Authors:Zumrawi, Faiza Y.
Vaughan, J.P.
Hassan, Mahmoud M.
Harrison, Shirley
Periodical:Sudan Notes and Records
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:maternal and child health care
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
Health and Nutrition
Abstract:In the Mother and Child Health (MCH) clinics of the Catholic Relief Service each mother of a child aged between six months and five years receives once a month two kilograms of dried skimmed milk (DSM) and one kilogram of vegetable oil per child. From December 1978 to July 1979 a controlled trial was carried out in eight MCH clinics in Khartoum Province, in order to compare the effects of DSM with those of a similar supplement of locally grown beans. This paper reports on the home background of the families participating in the trial, their breastfeeding and weaning practices, illness episodes among the young children and their utilization of the local health services. Ref., sum.