Sources for Sick Child Care in 24 USAID Priority Countries

Both the public and private sectors are important sources of care for sick children, and their role varies across contexts and socioeconomic statuses. Understanding if and where sick children are taken for care is critical to improve case management interventions. This brief presents a secondary analysis of Demographic and Health Survey data from 24 of the 25 USAID maternal and child survival priority countries to examine where treatment or advice is sought for sick children who experienced at least one of three treatable illnesses: fever, acute respiratory infection, or diarrhea. These illnesses represent some of the leading causes of death in children under five years old.

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Author

Sarah E. K. Bradley, Lauren Rosapep, and Tess Shiras

Contributor

SHOPS Plus

Published
July 2018
Resource Types
Brief
Health Area
Child Health
Keywords
diarrhea
informal sector
malaria
Current Downloads
90

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