Understanding the context of delays in seeking appropriate care for children with symptoms of severe malaria in Uganda.

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Summary of "Understanding the context of delays in seeking appropriate care for children with symptoms of severe malaria in Uganda."

A large proportion of children with uncomplicated malaria receive appropriate treatment late, contributing to progression of illness to severe disease. We explored contexts of caregiver delays in seeking appropriate care for children with severe malaria.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0217262


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