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What affects Clean Delivery Kit utilization at birth in Nepal? A qualitative study.

Morrison, J; Jacoby, C; Ghimire, S; Oyloe, P; (2015) What affects Clean Delivery Kit utilization at birth in Nepal? A qualitative study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health , 27 (2) NP1263-NP1272. 10.1177/1010539512458950.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Infection is one of the biggest causes of maternal and neonatal death in low-income countries. Clean Delivery Kits (CDKs) promote clean delivery and neonatal care. Our qualitative research explores reasons for low CDK utilization, and describes community perceptions of CDKs in Nepal. METHODS: We conducted 18 focus group discussions and 40 interviews with CDK users and nonusers, service providers, birth attendants, and household decision makers in 6 districts. We also conducted interviews with central level personnel. CDK users were aware of its benefits, and utilization was largely compatible with birth practices. Utilization was prevented by lack of awareness about the benefits and lack of availability. Participants believed that CDKs were for home use. CONCLUSION: Poor promotion of CDK is related to the disjuncture of promoting CDK use, while encouraging institutional deliveries. If CDKs are made available and marketed for use in households and health institutions, utilization may increase.

Type: Article
Title: What affects Clean Delivery Kit utilization at birth in Nepal? A qualitative study.
Location: China
DOI: 10.1177/1010539512458950
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1010539512458950
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 by Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Keywords: child survival, global health, health communication, health systems, maternal and child health
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1383646
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