Reporting Case Study Results for Neonatal Tetanus Case Investigations


  • Dr. Inayat Ullah Khan Minakhel Department of Health Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dera Ismail Khan



Neonatal Tetanus, Case Study, Vaccines, Treatment, Developing Countries


Developing countries are facing numerous health challenges. One of the greatest challenges in this regards is the existence of neonatal tetanus disease. Dera Ismail Khan is educationally backward, and the majority of the population lives in rural areas without proper access to health facilities. This study was aimed to intestate the neonatal tetanus cases. Literature review was undertaken, which suggested the use of case approach; therefore, the study used a case method of investigation. The case setting was District Headquarters Zanana (Women) Hospital Dera Ismail Khan, which is the only mother-child hospital in the southern districts of DIKhan, Tank, and Waziristan. The study reported that Tetanus remains a significant public health concern in the areas, with a high mortality rate and a need for improved prevention and management efforts. The majority of tetanus cases in the area occur among unvaccinated individuals, particularly among those who have not received tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine as part of routine immunization. There are significant disparities in tetanus vaccination coverage by region and socioeconomic status, which contribute to the burden of tetanus in vulnerable populations. Improving tetanus vaccination coverage and strengthening surveillance and management systems are important steps to lessen the burden of tetanus in Pakistan.



How to Cite

Dr. Inayat Ullah Khan Minakhel. (2023). Reporting Case Study Results for Neonatal Tetanus Case Investigations. Open Access Public Health and Health Administration Review, 2(1), 10–17.