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A National Survey on Care of Possible Serious Bacterial Infection among Sick Young Infants 0-2 Months in Private Sector Medicine Shops and Clinics in Nepal

Publish Date: July 2019
Author: MCSP

USAID in Nepal requested that MCSP build on the Saving Newborn Lives situation analysis and coordinate a large, nationally representative survey to provide a more definitive picture of the current provision of outpatient PSBI care for newborns in the private sector. The results serve as a baseline against which to track change in availability and quality of outpatient PSBI management in the private sector. Study partners included CHD/Ministry of Health and Population (MOHPP), USAID, New Era, and MCSP. The survey was conducted in a representative sample of 25 districts between June and July 2017. Private shops and clinics were oversampled in four districts targeted for future piloting of an approach to improve quality of management of sick young infants in the private sector.