Infant and neonatal mortality rates are regarded as important indicators of country’s socioeconomic development and health status of its population. This qualitative study aims to understand the key actionable drivers influencing timely receipt of appropriate care for potentially life threatening illness in young infants and older infants or young children.
This study aimed to understand the key actionable drivers influencing the timely receipt of appropriate care for potentially life threating illnesses during early infancy and older infancy or early childhood.
- To explore the current care-seeking behavior for children with potentially life- threatening illnesses.
- To identify key barriers for timely and appropriate care seeking for children with potentially life-threatening illnesses.
- To identify enablers for timely and appropriate care seeking for children with potentially life-threatening illnesses.
- To create an input to develop appropriate strategy for improving coverage for timely and appropriate care for life-threatening illness at all levels.
This study used qualitative methods, including in-depth interviews (IDs), focus group discussions (FGDs) and key informant interviews (KIIs) for data collection to explore both mother’s (demand side) and health service provider’s (supply side) perspectives in relation to care practices and management of potentially serious illness in early and late infancy.
Associated Team Members
Abriti ArjyalResearch Manager: Qualitative and Multidisciplinary Science
Key Expertise Ms. Abriti Arjyal works as Research Manager – Multidisciplinary Qualitative Research – at HERD International and has experience in the area of public health, health system and service delivery research, social science and gender, and equity. She is an emerging young researcher with more than seven years of experience leading formative and operational field studies, evaluation studies, and literature reviews, with expertise in design and implementation of qualitative research, and various community and participatory based approaches. She has sound knowledge [...]Learn more