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Out of the reach of children? Young people’s health-seeking agency in Africa’s newly-emerging therapeutic landscapesUniversity of Durham, 2011The dominant view within Western biomedicine is that children are vulnerable and in need of adult protection, while medicines are powerful, dangerous and should be controlled by experts, however, a growing literature suggests that children and adolescents (in both Western and developing-country contexts) often take active roles in health-seeking.DocumentJournal of Health Studies, 2009Oxytocin is a natural hormone with uterine stimulant properties that plays a prominent role in obstetric practice. Clinical guidelines for oxytocin use intrapartum emphasise that injudicious use has serious potential for adverse outcomes for mother and baby. Oxytocin is readily available in South Asia and widely used in ways that flout these guidelines.Document
The impact of out-of-pocket expenditures on poverty and inequalities in use of maternal and child health services in Bangladesh: evidence from the household income and expenditure surveys 2000–2010Asian Development Bank, 2012The Government of Bangladesh is committed to ensuring access of its population to adequate healthcare services. However, substantial inequalities exist in maternal and child health outcomes in Bangladesh, with child and maternal mortality rates being much higher in the poorest families than in the non-poor.