Understanding barriers for pregnant women, especially those who might be HIV positive, to deliver at a clinic : a research case of Kuajok Health Care Clinic in Gogrial West County - Warrap State, South Sudan

Shamamba-Kinyungu, Leonardo (2013-03)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2013.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Home deliveries are still a big reality in the community surrounding the Kuajok PHCC due long distance to reach health facilities, lack of financial resources, poor transportation system and road infrastructures, traditional habits and limited awareness about health issues including HIV/AIDS, thus jeopardizing PMTCT service provision. To overcome this problem, the study recommends to scale up awareness activities within the community. Looking at the current volatile situation in South Sudan, humanitarian actors need to support the young South Sudan Government with low cost innovation approaches using local resources to address most of the above-mentioned issues at least for a certain period of time while the Government is getting stronger to take over in the long run for sustainability.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Dit is steeds 'n realiteit dat geboortes tuis gehanteer word in die Kuajok PHCC veral as gevolg van lang afstande vanaf klinieke, 'n swak vervoerstelsel en ekonomiese oorwegings. Tradisionele gebruike en 'n groot onkunde oor die verspreiding van MIV/Vigs veroorsaak dat die PMTCT programme in 'n groot mate oneffektief in hierdie gebiede is. Ten einde bogenoemde probleem te probeer voorkom, stel hierdie studie voor dat die bewustheidsvlakke ten opsigte van MIV/Vigs opgeskerp moet word in hierdie afgesonderde gemeenskappe. Die probleem in Suid-Soedan word verder bemoeilik deur deurlopende konflik in daardie gebied. Die studie stel voor dat die regering van Suid-Soedan fondse beskikbaar moet stel ten einde doeltreffende bewusmakingsprogramme in die plattelandse gebied van Suid-Soedan op 'n volhoubare wyse aan te bied.

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