The Recognition of and Care Seeking Behaviour for Childhood Illness in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review

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Authors: Pascal Geldsetzer , Thomas Christie Williams, Amir Kirolos, Sarah Mitchell, Louise Alison Ratcliffe, Maya Kate Kohli-Lynch, Esther Jill Laura Bischoff, Sophie Cameron, Harry Campbell
Published: April 2014

Pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria are among the leading causes of death in children. These deaths are largely preventable if appropriate care is sought early. This review aimed to determine the percentage of caregivers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a child less than 5 years who were able to recognise illness in their child and subsequently sought care from different types of healthcare providers.


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