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Type Journal Article - Demographic research
Title Quality of child health care and under-five-mortality in Zambia: a case study of two districts in Luapula Province
Volume 12
Issue 12
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
Page numbers 301-322
URL http://demographic-research.org/volumes/vol12/12/12-12.pdf
This study was intended to investigate the factors associated with the high under-five
mortality in one province of Zambia. Specifically the study (a) Identifies predominant
traditional cultural beliefs and perceptions concerning main causes of child deaths; (b)
assesses quality of health care services; and, (c) determines the causes of death among
children under-five years. Multiple data collection instruments were used to collect the
necessary information about 360 deaths. Findings indicate that most children died
before the second year of life with more than 50% dying before their first birthday. The
paper argues that most of the deaths could have been averted had quality health care
been provided. Recommendations on how to improve child health care provision are

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