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Intervention Proposal for the Prevention of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUDI) in South Africa

Carpenter, Amanda (2020) Intervention Proposal for the Prevention of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUDI) in South Africa. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Infant mortality, the death of a child under age one, is an important global public health issue. Although progress has been made, many countries still experience high levels of infant death. In South Africa, significant poverty and inequality have led to one of the highest rates of sudden unexpected infant death in the world. A literature search was conducted to identify published literature about programs, policies, and interventions that aim to decrease sudden infant death. The results of the literature review were used to propose a plan for reducing infant deaths in South Africa. The proposed plan includes an infant death investigation protocol, healthcare provider and parental education, an infant screening system, bassinet distribution, and a public health campaign. The proposed plan is designed to reach the families most in need of support and resources to keep infants safe.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Carpenter, Amandaakc39@pitt.eduakc39
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairTerry, Martha Annmaterry@pitt.edumaterry
Committee MemberFinkel, Mugemfinkel@pitt.edumfinkel
Committee MemberNachega, Jeanjbn16@pitt.edujbn16
Date: 30 July 2020
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 9 April 2020
Approval Date: 30 July 2020
Submission Date: 28 March 2020
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 91
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Master's Thesis on Sudden Infant Death
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 17:10
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 17:10


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