|1.||to obtain accurate data on morbidity and mortality from measles, whooping cough, other acute respiratory infections, and acute diarrhoeal disease in children 0-4 years of age;|
|2.||to obtain data on nutritional status, social behaviour and attitudes, socio- economic status, and biological and physical environment, and to study the influence these may have on observed disease patterns;|
|3.||to obtain accurate data on maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in relation to antenatal and delivery care received;|
|4.||to develop a system for registration of births, deaths, and causes of death for all age-groups and for the diseases mentioned above (1) among children 0-4 years of age, capable of producing data useful for the planning, operation, and evaluation of health services and suitable for use in a typical district in Kenya with limited resources; and|
|5.||to study and measure the influence, if any, of the presence of a medical research team on mortality.|
|1.||to test the impact of several health interventions under field conditions and to determine in particular the clinical efficacy of two rather than three pertussis vaccine immunizations during infancy; and|
|2.||to study the relationship between nutritional status during pregnancy and birth weight, lactation performance and growth during infancy.|
During the implementation of the project it was decided, in view of methodological problems and staff constraints not to pursue objectives (4) and (5).