Twice-Yearly Azithromycin Lowers Childhood Mortality by 14% In Malawi, Niger, Tanzania | NEJM

Key Points

  • Trachoma endemic region
  • Children ages 1-59 months enrolled
  • Azithromycin (20mg/kg PO) 2x/year for 2 years vs placebo
  • Largest effect in Niger, 18% reduction in all-cause childhood mortality

Methodology

  • Cluster-randomized trial

 

Source: Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa | NEJM

 

 

 

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