Preventing Child Deaths From Diarrhea Requires Understanding Of Where Caregivers Seek Treatment, Blog Post Says
PATH’s “DefeatDD Blog”: Where Do Parents Go To Help Treat Their Child’s Diarrhea? Why Should We Care?
Margaret Chappell, intern with Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus at Abt Associates, writes, “[SHOPS] Plus, USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health, analyzed the latest Demographic and Health Survey data from 24 USAID priority countries to determine where sick children are taken for treatment or advice. … To prevent child deaths due to diarrhea, we need to understand if and where caregivers seek treatment outside of the home. This information is key to ensuring resources are effectively programmed to improve child survival” (7/25).