BALENGA LUBOYA Annick*, N’SINABAU EYAY Raïs, MAGOGA KUMBUNDU Mago, NDONGOSI MUNTU Fiston, KOMPANY MUKUNA Pepito.

Infant Mortality in Pediatric Emergencies at the General Reference Hospital of N’djili/ISTM, Kinshasa.

The DR Congo is one of the countries with limited resources where infant mortality remains very high, due to the structural and functional weakness of its health system. The objective of our study was to describe the epidemiological and clinical profile of children who died in the pediatric emergency department of the N’djili General Reference Hospital in Kinshasa. It concerns a descriptive retrospective study covering 103 child deaths and ranging from January 1 to December 31, 2019. Among the 771 files collected, one hundred and three (103) concerned those of deceased children, for an overall mortality of 13, 4%. Children under 5 years of age accounted for the majority of patients (69%). The average consultation time was around 4 days. Fever was the main reason for consultation (92%), severe malaria (41%), acute infantile bronchiolitis (17%), diarrhea included in the diagnosis of acute febrile gastroenteritis (AGEF) (15%) and meningitis (14%) were the most diagnosed pathologies. The highest peak of deaths was observed during the month of December. Pediatric mortality at N’djili General ReferralHospital is high. Téléchargé l'article