Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Exam time for me, quiz time for everyone else!

I'm studying for final exams this week. I only have a couple - most of my classes have final papers or projects. The biggie is my oral comprehensive exams for my master's, which will be next week. We'll be asked two of five questions, have to give a five-minute spiel as an answer, and then answer questions for 10 minutes. We have the five questions in advance, and can choose one to answer, but the other will be a surprise. Fun! (Not really, but what can you do?)

As prep work, I'm refreshing my international MCH knowledge. I thought I'd do a quiz! This one is pretty quick. And I promise I'll post the answer soon!

Worldwide, over 10 million children under the age of 5 die every year. There are preventive interventions that we could use to reduce these deaths, but there is far from universal coverage of these interventions. From 1-5, rank which preventive intervention would save the most children yearly, and which the least, if applied universally?

- Antiretrovirals and replacement feeding to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission
- Measles vaccine
- Zinc supplementation
- Breastfeeding
- Insecticide-treated materials (to prevent malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases)

3 comments:

Rose said...

my guess, in order
-breastfeeding
-insecticide materials
-zinc supplements
-measles vax
-antiretrovirals/replacement feeding

Sally said...

I agree with Rose, but I have no clue!

Good luck on finals!

publichealthdoula said...

Thanks! :-)

Even if people have no clue, feel free to post more guesses...looking at this, I know I could have structured the quiz better, but it was late last night and I was taking a study break. Oh well!