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.


Articles (peer-reviewed)


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



Understanding provider and parent experiences in caring for hospitalized young children: Summary findings from a formative study in Kenya, Breakthrough RESEARCH



Communication during hospitalization, Breakthrough RESEARCH


Parent’s emotional wellness: Reduce distress, emotional support, and partnership (DEP) guide for supporting parents during a young child’s illness, Breakthrough RESEARCH


Providers’ emotional wellness: A, B, Cs of provider self-care when working with sick children and their families, 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