|Title:||Parents’ Perceptions, Attitudes and Acceptability of Treatment for Childhood Malaria with Therapies in Ghana|
Artemisinin combination therapy
|Publisher:||Ghana Medical Journal 3(42): 99-106|
|Abstract:||This study which was based on semi-structured questionnaires and focus group discussions with parents of children presenting with uncomplicated malaria in a low socio-economic area in Accra, Ghana, aimed at understanding parent’s perceptions and attitudes towards the newly introduced malaria medication, artemisinin. Parents perceived artemisinin to be a fra more effective drug compared to other therapies for childhood malaria. They were thus more willing to pay for the treatment and to adhere to the full treatment course. Care-seeking practices were, however, ultimately determined by household dynamics and perceived inequities in care provision at the health facility.|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Sociology|
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