Title: Overcoming barriers to access vesico-vaginal fistula repair. A qualitative study from Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania.
Author: Stenkamp, Judith
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2012-12-06 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Stenkamp, Judith_Abstract for trop ed homepage.doc
In the Kilimanjaro Region in northern Tanzania, the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) is the major referral hospital. It provides fistula surgery free of charge and has capacity to scale up its services. The two main research questions are: What are the most important barriers for patients to access VVF surgery in due time? What are the facilitating factors that have helped patients to overcome these barriers?
The objectives of the study are: (1) to explore the relative importance women who have undergone VVF surgery assign to different demand and supply side factors that have acted as barriers to a timely access to VVF surgery and (2) to explore the factors that facilitated women with VVF to overcome the reported barriers to a timely access to VVF surgery.
Classification: 2012 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2012-11-08 04:47:16 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2012-11-08 05:47:28 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-11-08 05:47:40 (W3C-DTF)

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