Peter Soulaiman Bangura

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In Sierra Leone, traditional treatment is at times used in lieu of seeking allopathic healthcare for major illnesses causing child death. This paper describes the nature of traditional treatment for diarrhea and fever (presumed malaria). Weighted analysis and multi-logistic regression was applied to a household cluster survey (n=5951) conducted in 4(More)
Despite recent progress, Sierra Leone’s lifetime risk of maternal death remains high (1 in 21), as does neonatal mortality (35 per 1000 live births). We present findings on maternal and neonatal care practices from a mixed methods study conducted in four districts during July–August 2012. We conducted a household cluster survey with data on maternal and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether community health volunteers induced significant changes in care seeking and treatment of ill children under five 2 years after their deployment in two underserved districts of Sierra Leone. METHODS A pre-test-post-test study with intervention and comparison groups was used. A household cluster survey was conducted among(More)
BACKGROUND To plan for a community case management (CCM) program after the implementation of the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI), we assessed health care seeking for children with diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia in 4 poor rural districts in Sierra Leone. METHODS In July 2010 we undertook a cross-sectional household cluster survey and qualitative(More)
In 2010, at the same time as the national roll out of the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI), which removed user fees for facility based health care, trained community health volunteers (CHVs) were deployed to provide integrated community case management of diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia to children under 5 years of age (U5) in Kambia and Pujehun(More)
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