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‘To be a woman is to make a plan’: a qualitative study exploring mothers’ experiences of the Child Support Grant in supporting children’s diets and nutrition in South Africa
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2018)
Food security and good nutrition are key determinants of child well-being. There is strong evidence that cash transfers such as South Africa’s Child Support Grant (CSG) have the potential to help address some of the ...
Approaches and strategies used in the training and supervision of Health Extension Workers (HEWs) delivering integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illness in Ethiopia: a qualitative rapid appraisal
(Makerere University Medical School (Uganda), 2018)
BACKGROUND: Globally, preventable and treatable childhood conditions such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, malnutrition and newborn conditions still account for 75% of under-five mortality. To reduce the mortality rate ...
Child mortality in South Africa: Is the Sustainable Development Goal (3.2) target achievable with current efforts?
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2018)
The two articles by Bamford et al.[1,2] in the recent SAMJ Maternal and Child Health Supplement present trends in inpatient case fatality rates for diarrhoeal disease, pneumonia and severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and ...
Strengthening the capabilities of families and communities to improve child health in low and middle income countries
The concept of community involvement in delivery of healthcare gained prominence after the 1978 Alma Ata conference on primary care. Many countries established large scale community health worker programmes with paid or ...
Addressing the tensions and complexities involved in commissioning and undertaking implementation research in low- and middle-income countries
Rapid scale-up of new policies and guidelines, in the context of weak health systems in low/middle-income countries (LMIC), has led to greater interest and funding for implementation research. Implementation research ...