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Project Citation: 

Björkman Nyqvist, Martina, Guariso, Andrea, Svensson, Jakob, and Yanagizawa-Drott, David. Replication data for: Reducing Child Mortality in the Last Mile: Experimental Evidence on Community Health Promoters in Uganda. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2019. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-12-07.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary The delivery of basic health products and services remains abysmal in many parts of the world where child mortality is high. This paper shows the results from a large-scale randomized evaluation of a novel approach to health care delivery. In randomly selected villages, a sales agent was locally recruited and incentivized to conduct home visits, educate households on essential health behaviors, provide medical advice and referrals, and sell preventive and curative health products. Results after 3 years show substantial health impact: under 5-years child mortality was reduced by 27 percent at an estimated average cost of $68 per life-year saved.

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      I12 Health Behavior
      I18 Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
      J13 Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
      O15 Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
      O18 Economic Development: Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure

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