Selling my sheep to pay for medicines – household priorities and coping strategies in a setting without universal health coverage

Onarheim Husøy, Sisay Molla, Gizaw Muluken, Moland Marie, Norheim Frithof & Miljeteig Ingrid
Abstract Background The first month of life is the period with the highest risk of dying. Despite knowledge of effective interventions, newborn mortality is high and utilization of health care services remains low in Ethiopia. In settings without universal health coverage, the economy of a household is vulnerable to illness, and out-of-pocket payments may limit families’ opportunities to seek health care for newborns. In this paper we explore intra-household resource allocation, focusing on how families...
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