Understanding the health care experiences of young children (0–24 months) is critical to promoting positive health and developmental outcomes, yet few efforts have defined or measured the experience of facility-based care of this age group in low- and middle-income country settings. Although young children are unable to voice their own experiences, we can study their experiences by collecting responses from parents of hospitalized newborns, infants, and young children. It is also critical to understand the role of health providers, including their communication and behaviors with parents and families caring for hospitalized young children.
Lessons from a behavior change intervention to improve provider-parent partnerships and care for hospitalized newborns and young children in Kenya, Charlotte E. Warren, Pooja Sripad, Charity Ndwiga, Chantalle Okondo, Felicitas M. Okwako, Caroline W. Mwangi, and Timothy Abuya
Manifestations, responses, and consequences of mistreatment of sick newborns and young infants and their parents in health facilities in Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Charlotte E. Warren, Charity Ndwiga, Chantalle Okondo, Emma Sacks, and Pooja Sripad
Communication during hospitalization, Breakthrough RESEARCH
Structural and behavior change interventions to improve experience of care for sick very young children (0 to 24 months of age) and their parents in hospital settings in Kenya—Preliminary Results: Baseline Provider Survey, Breakthrough RESEARCH