VoICE Immunization Evidence: Poverty

Key Idea

Key Evidence: Among families participating in a study in Western Cape, South Africa, 35% of mothers who were previously employed stopped working to care for children who had survived tuberculosis meningitis resulting in permanent disabilities. 19% of families reported experiencing financial loss as a result of caring for these disabled children.

Krauss-Mars, A.H., and Lachman, P.I. 1992. Social factors associated with tuberculosis meningitis. South African Medical Journal. 81(1):16-9.

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