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Child malaria treatment practices among mothers in Kenya.

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A study of 883 mothers with children aged 0-9 years was undertaken in Kilifi district on the Kenyan coast in order to examine child malaria treatment practices. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to investigate: whether complications of childhood malaria were recognized; decision-making dynamics in treatment-seeking; and the extent and reasons for the use of proprietary treatment. Childhood malaria was perceived as a mild, everyday illness, not preventable but treatable. The link ...

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Mwenesi, H More by this author
Harpham, T More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982)
Volume:
40
Issue:
9
Pages:
1271-1277
Publication date:
1995-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:d8ff0f14-c190-4747-b6f1-8789b00aefc7
Source identifiers:
102265
Local pid:
pubs:102265

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