Illness recognition, decision-making, and care-seeking for maternal and newborn complications: a qualitative study in Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria

Related Project: Translating Research into Action (TRAction)
Content Type: Published articles
Author(s): Vandana Sharma, Jessica Leight, Fatima AbdulAziz, Nadège Giroux and Martina Bjorkman Nyqvist
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.

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 sequence of symptom recognition, decision-making, and care-seeking among families experiencing maternal and neonatal illness and deaths in 24 local governmental areas in Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria.


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