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      <JournalTitle>African Journal of Health Economics</JournalTitle>
      <Volume-Issue>Volume 7 issue 2</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>December 2018</Season>
      <ArticleType>Review &amp; Research</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Altruism: A solution to antibiotics treatment for indigent paediatric in-patient</ArticleTitle>
      <Abstract>Background: The willingness to donate antibiotics for the treatment of indigent children among caregivers of paediatric in-patients have not been evaluated.&#13;
Methods: The focus group discussion was used for data collection. The caregivers__ampersandsign#39; willingness to donate was based on: (a) ability to give out their purchased drugs while their children is on treatment, (b) relinquish any remaining drugs at the completion of their children treatment and (c) willingness to accept donated antibiotics.&#13;
Results: All the respondents 27 participants were willing to donate for the care of indigent children. Twelve (44.4%) were willing to donate from their purchased antibiotics, if an indigent patient on admission needs it, 4 (14.8%) were willing to donate for future care of indigent patients, 10 (37%) and 20 (74.1%) were willing to relinquish any remaining untampered and any remaining reconstituted antibiotics respectively. Thirteen participants (48.1%) accepted to allow starting treatment of their children with remnant already reconstituted antibiotics.&#13;
Conclusions. Altruistic willingness-to-donate antibiotics can exist in pediatric in-patient. This avenue should be explored to ensure availability of antibiotic for the treatment of indigent children especially in places where social health insurance is not a common practice.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Altruism; Antibiotics; Willingness-to-donate</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://ajhe.org.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=6379&amp;title=Altruism: A solution to antibiotics treatment for indigent paediatric in-patient</Abstract>
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