Caregivers Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Child Growth Monitoring and Promotion Activities in Lawra District, Upper West Region of Ghana
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 20-30
Received: Nov. 17, 2016;
Accepted: Dec. 5, 2016;
Published: Jan. 4, 2017
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Debora Tuobom Debuo, Department of Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Prince Kubi Appiah, Department of Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Margaret Kweku, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Geoffrey Adebayo Asalu, Department of Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Seth Yao Ahiabor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Wisdom Kwami Takramah, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Abdulai Bonchel Duut, Department of Social Work, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
Debora Tuobom Debuo,
Prince Kubi Appiah,
Geoffrey Adebayo Asalu,
Seth Yao Ahiabor,
Wisdom Kwami Takramah,
Abdulai Bonchel Duut,
Caregivers Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on Child Growth Monitoring and Promotion Activities in Lawra District, Upper West Region of Ghana, Science Journal of Public Health.
Vol. 5, No. 1,
2017, pp. 20-30.
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