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The informal health sector and health care-seeking behaviour of mothers in urban Dhaka slums

Caldwell, Bruce; Rashid, Sabina; Murthy, Shivani


Infant and child mortality in Bangladesh has declined in recent years but early death rates remain high among Bangladesh’s urban poor, even in comparison to rates in rural Bangladesh. Although they live close to the country’s leading public hospitals and private health clinics, the urban poor continue to rely heavily on services and advice provided by the informal health sector. This paper examines the use of the informal health sector by urban poor children’s main caregivers, their mothers,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Research
DOI: 10.1007/s12546-014-9127-3


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