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Understanding why children under 5 years die at home in rural South Africa

Abstract:

Background

Half of under-5 deaths in South Africa occur at home. However, the reasons remain poorly described and data is limited on the circumstances of death and access to healthcare during the final illness of children who die outside of health facilities. My thesis aimed to understand why children under five years die at home in rural South Africa, and to recommend interventions to reduce home deaths.

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Four studies were conducted for this t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-4020-6850

Contributors

Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Sub department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Research group:
Health Experiences Research Group
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-6082-3151
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-0013-9611
Institution:
MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, University of Southampton
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
Role:
Supervisor
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Programme:
GTC Competitive Conference or Fieldwork Funding
Murray Speight Fund More from this funder
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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