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Environmental health and traditional fuel use in Guatemala (English)

Recent statistics from the Ministerio de Salud Publica y Asistencia Social (MSPAS) in Guatemala indicate that between 1997 and 2000 acute respiratory infection (ARI) was the single most important cause of morbidity and mortality in Guatemala.2 In this period, the number of cases of morbidity due to ARI grew by an average of 31 percent per year.3 In the same period, ARI caused on average two to three times as many deaths as acute diarrhea, the second most important cause of mortality in Guatemala. As a subset of these data, the impact of ARI on the health of children in Guatemala is particularly important. In 1997-2000, pneumonia represented the most important single cause of infant death in Guatemala. In 2000, it accounted for 36 percent of all registered deaths among infants.


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    Ahmed,Kulsum, Awe,Yewande Aramide, Barnes,Douglas French, Cropper,Maureen L., Kojima,Masami

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    Environmental health and traditional fuel use in Guatemala

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Ahmed,Kulsum Awe,Yewande Aramide Barnes,Douglas French Cropper,Maureen L. Kojima,Masami

Environmental health and traditional fuel use in Guatemala (English). Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) ; ESM 284 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.