This report is based on UNICEF’s three country qualitative study to identify solutions to local barriers to care-seeking and treatment for diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia. The study had three main objectives:
- To access perceptions and experiences of childhood malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia and associated care-seeking and treatment (non-)uptake.
- To determine the barriers and challenges intended beneficiaries face in accessing treatment for malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia in children under five years.
- To identify local solutions to overcome barriers identified that promote and facilitate more timely access to appropriate healthcare for these childhood illnesses.
Each country-specific report (for Kenya, Nigeria and Niger) describes key results and thematic analysis (organised around causation and prevention, and care-seeking behaviour); barriers and solutions to care-seeking and treatment (including a table summary); and concludes with a discussion and programmatic implications.
Region: Sub- Saharan Africa (SSA)