Care-Seeking for Sick Children: What Does DHS Data Tell Us?
*Recommended Audience: Introductory/Undergraduate Students, Young Professionals/Graduate Students, and Mid-Level Professionals
Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) generate indispensable data for designing and refining development interventions. This session discusses how secondary analysis can help development practitioners get even more out of DHS data. Using a recent SHOPS Plus study on care-seeking for sick children as an example, the session will describe a secondary analysis process that explores sources of care for sick children and equity of care-seeking through wealth quintile disaggregation. Through presentation of study results, the session will demonstrate how analysis products can be packaged and presented to ensure they are useful to practitioners in the field. It will conclude with a discussion on the implications that the analysis has for child health programs—especially those implementing strategies to pursue integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI).
Speakers: Sarah E.K. Bradley, Abt Associates; Lauren Rosapep, Abt Associates