Child malaria treatment practices among mothers in Kenya.

  title={Child malaria treatment practices among mothers in Kenya.},
  author={Halima A. Mwenesi and Trudy Harpham and Robert W. Snow},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={40 9},
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… CONTINUE READING
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