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Volume 36 Supplement 1

How Households Identify and Respond to Illness: A Systematic Qualitative Study of Recognition and Care-Seeking in Seven Countries

Research

This supplement was funded by the United States Agency for International Development under Translating Research into Action, Cooperative Agreement No. GHS-A-00-09-00015-00. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares that they have no competing interests.

Edited by Stephen Hodgins

  1. Although maternal and newborn mortality have decreased 44 and 46% respectively between 1990 and 2015, achievement of ambitious Sustainable Development Goal targets requires accelerated progress. Mortality redu...

    Authors: Allisyn C. Moran, Danielle Charlet, Supriya Madhavan, Kumudha Aruldas, Marie Donaldson, Fatuma Manzi, Monica Okuga, Alfonso Rosales, Vandana Sharma, Michael Celone, Neal Brandes and James M. Sherry
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36(Suppl 1):51
  2. In 2014, USAID and University Research Co., LLC, initiated a new project under the broader Translating Research into Action portfolio of projects. This new project was entitled Systematic Documentation of Illness...

    Authors: Lynn M. Sibley, Yared Amare, Solomon Tesfaye Abebe, Mulusew Lijalem Belew, Kemeredin Shiffra and Danika Barry
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36(Suppl 1):50
  3. India has made large strides in reducing maternal mortality ratio and neonatal mortality rate, yet care-seeking behavior for appropriate care is still a challenge. We conducted a qualitative study to understan...

    Authors: Kumudha Aruldas, Aastha Kant and P. S. Mohanan
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36(Suppl 1):49
  4. Indonesia’s progress on reducing maternal and newborn mortality rates has slowed in recent years, predominantly in rural areas. To reduce maternal and newborn mortality, access to quality and skilled care, par...

    Authors: Alfonso Rosales, Sigit Sulistyo, Oktarinda Miko, Lila K. Hairani, Meita Ilyana, Joanne Thomas, Emily Hirata, Rhonda Holloway, Michael Bantung, Kristina Pabate, Candra Wijaya and Dennis Cherian
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36(Suppl 1):44
  5. Identification of maternal and newborn illness and the decision-making and subsequent care-seeking patterns are poorly understood in Nepal. We aimed to characterize the process and factors influencing recognit...

    Authors: Tsering P. Lama, Subarna K. Khatry, Joanne Katz, Steven C. LeClerq and Luke C. Mullany
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36(Suppl 1):45
  6. Maternal mortality and newborn mortality continue to be major challenges in Nigeria, with the highest levels in the northern part of the country. The objective of this study was to explore the process and sequ...

    Authors: Vandana Sharma, Jessica Leight, Fatima AbdulAziz, Nadège Giroux and Martina Bjorkman Nyqvist
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36(Suppl 1):46
  7. To enhance understanding of the roles of community-based initiatives in poor rural societies, we describe and explore illness recognition, decision-making, and appropriate care-seeking for mothers and newborn ...

    Authors: Monica Okuga, Peter Waiswa, Rogers Mandu, Juddy Wachira, Claudia Hanson and Fatuma Manzi
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36(Suppl 1):47
  8. There is a lack of systematic information documenting recognition of potentially life-threatening complications and decisions to seek care, as well as reaching care and the specific steps in that process. In r...

    Authors: Danielle Charlet, Allisyn C. Moran and Supriya Madhavan
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36(Suppl 1):48

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