Sources for Sick Child Care in Mali
The private sector is the primary source of care in Mali; however, care-seeking patterns vary by socioeconomic status. Understanding if and where sick children are taken for care is critical to improve case management interventions. This brief presents a secondary analysis of the 2018 Mali Demographic and Health Survey to examine where treatment or advice is sought for sick children who experience at least one of three treatable illnesses: fever, acute respiratory infection,or diarrhea. These illnesses represent some of the leading causes of death in children under five years old.
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