Inadequate Knowledge of Neonatal Danger Signs among Recently Delivered Women in Southwestern Rural Uganda: A Community Survey.

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Abstract

Early detection of neonatal illness is an important step towards improving newborn survival. Every year an estimated 3.07 million children die during their first month of life and about one-third of these deaths occur during the first 24 hours. Ninety-eight percent of all neonatal deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries like Uganda. Inadequate progress has been made globally to reduce the amount of neonatal deaths that would be required to meet Millennium Development Goal 4. Poor knowledge of newborn danger signs delays care seeking. The aim of this study was to explore the knowledge of key newborn danger signs among mothers in southwestern Uganda.

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  • Lund University
  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology
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  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere97253
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume9
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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