Illness recognition and care-seeking for maternal and newborn complications in rural eastern Uganda

Related Project: Translating Research into Action (TRAction)
Content Type: Published articles
Author(s): Monica Okuga, Peter Waiswa, Rogers Mandu, Juddy Wachira, Claudia Hanson and Fatuma Manzi
Published: December 2017

The article is part of the TRAction journal supplement How Households Identify and Respond to Illness: A Systematic Qualitative Study of Recognition and Care-Seeking in Seven Countries.

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 illnesses in two districts in eastern Uganda where in one implementation district, a facility and community quality improvement approach was implemented.

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