The role of mothers in the management of childhood diarrhoea in Nepal

Mukhtar Ansari, Subish Palaian, Mohamed Izham, Mohamed Ibrahim
2008 Australasian Medical Journal  
Diarrhoea is a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in Nepal, a developing country where the larger proportion of the population live in rural areas. Poverty, illiteracy, lack of health care facilities at local level, demographical distribution and traditional beliefs are the major obstacles for getting proper and timely healthcare. There is a necessity to consider the cultural beliefs of different ethnic communities before designing any educational protocol or guideline.
more » ... guideline. Educational protocol or guidelines which respect the local cultural beliefs and stimulate the utilization of their locally available facilities can be easily accepted and would be more suitable to achieve the objectives.
doi:10.4066/amj.2009.131 fatcat:lj6w4rgn35b4tgjjseekwbr7qy