Barriers and Challenges of Treatment for Pneumonia in Children: A Systematic Review

Nyimas Heny Purwati, Yeni Rustina, Bambang Supriyatno, Dhea Natashia

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Introduction: It is important to acknowledge barriers in childhood pneumonia management to organize methods to decrease pneumonia rates of morbidity and mortality in children. This systematic analysis assesses barriers that have arisen in different health care systems in the management of pneumonia in children under the age of five. Methods: A systematic analysis was carried out on Systematic Review’s EBSCHO, PUBMED, OVID, and Cochrane database. Around 2000-July 2018, electronic tracing was performed to classify a published document. Keywords for tracing literature include childhood pneumonia, barriers or obstacles, or challenges, management, care, or treatment. For the next test, a total of 12 experiments were taken that met the criteria. Results: Three studies on the barriers and challenges in hospital pneumonia management, four studies on the barriers and challenges of pneumonia management in primary health care facilities, three articles on pneumonia treatment, and one article on the multi-country approach to barriers to reducing pneumonia mortality rates in infants, which is the trans Based on the study of obstacles and difficulties in different healthcare facilities and government environments. Conclusion: It can be concluded that financial constraints are still a major obstacle to the implementation of policies such as government-level policy inadequacy, decisions by parents in accessing health services, and vaccination programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-353
Number of pages7
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Issue numberS17
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • Barrier
  • Challenges
  • Pneumonia
  • Review


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