International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 531

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of the trend and risk factors of under-five diarrhea morbidity and mortality in two selected communities in the West-Mamprusi District

Bashiru Mahama
  • Bashiru Mahama
  • Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation, College of Nursing and Midwifery-Nalerigu, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 18 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 04 December 2018
  •  Published: 31 March 2019


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