Care Seeking for Child Illnesses: A New Look (Webinar Series)

July 31, 2018

Where do caregivers of children in low and middle-income countries seek care for their sick children, and what are the implications for designing programs? Understanding whether and where caregivers seek advice and treatment outside of the home for their sick children is critical to supporting efforts to prevent child deaths.

On Tuesday, July 10, USAID and its flagship private sector health project, SHOPS Plus, kicked off a four-part webinar series to share what the latest Demographic and Health Survey data from 24 priority countries say about care seeking for three of the most common, treatable child illnesses: malaria, acute respiratory infection, and diarrhea. The global webinar focused on global findings.

Global webinar

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT

  • Opening remarks: Malia Boggs, Senior Child Health Technical Advisor, Office of Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition, USAID Bureau for Global Health
  • Presenter: Sarah E. K. Bradley, Global Research Director, SHOPS Plus project

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Regional webinars

Don’t miss our three regional webinars in July to learn about care-seeking patterns specific to West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa, and Asia. 

West and Central Africa (available in English and French)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. EDT
Presenters: Richard Matendo and Lina Piripiri of USAID/Democratic Republic of Congo; Gertrude Odezugo of USAID/Nigeria

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East and Southern Africa

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. EDT
Presenters: Christine Mugasha of USAID/Uganda; Mutinta Nalubamba of USAID/Zambia

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Tuesday, July 31 | 7:30 a.m. EDT
Presenters: Shilu Adhikari of USAID Nepal, Ma Myo Aye of USAID/Burma, and Sachin Gupta of USAID/India

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