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Qualitative exploration of intra-household variations in treatment of child illness in polygynous Yoruba families: the use of local expressions

Oni, Jacob Bamidele


The drastic cut in government expenditure on health with the extension of the 'user pays' principle to health care utilization in Nigeria following the adoption of the Structural Adjustment Program is probably having its greatest effect on the family. Contrary to what happened in the past, when the cost of treatment was usually borne by the mother of a sick child, the role of the father is becoming increasingly significant. Before the introduction of the 'user pays' principle to health care,...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Journal article


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