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Research Article

Community Care Workers, Poor Referral Networks and Consumption of Personal Resources in Rural South Africa

  • Ilona Sips mail,

    ilonasips@hotmail.com

    Affiliation: Radboud UMC, Department of Primary and Community Care, International Health, Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education (NICHE), Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Ahmad Haeri Mazanderani,

    Affiliations: University of Pretoria, Department of Medical Virology, Pretoria, South Africa, National Health Laboratory Services, Tshwane Academic Division, Pretoria, South Africa

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  • Helen Schneider,

    Affiliation: University of Western Cape, School of Public health, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Minrie Greeff,

    Affiliation: North–West University, Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research, Faculty of Health Science, Potchefstroom, South Africa

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  • Francoise Barten,

    Affiliation: Radboud UMC, Department of Primary and Community Care, International Health, Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education (NICHE), Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Mosa Moshabela

    Affiliations: University of Witwatersrand, School of Public Health, Johannesburg, South Africa, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York City, United States of America

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  • Published: April 29, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095324

About the Authors

Ilona Sips, Francoise Barten
Radboud UMC, Department of Primary and Community Care, International Health, Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education (NICHE), Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Ahmad Haeri Mazanderani
University of Pretoria, Department of Medical Virology, Pretoria, South Africa
Ahmad Haeri Mazanderani
National Health Laboratory Services, Tshwane Academic Division, Pretoria, South Africa
Helen Schneider
University of Western Cape, School of Public health, Cape Town, South Africa
Minrie Greeff
North–West University, Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research, Faculty of Health Science, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Mosa Moshabela
University of Witwatersrand, School of Public Health, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mosa Moshabela
Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York City, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ilonasips@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MM FB MG HS. Performed the experiments: IIS MM. Analyzed the data: IIS AHM MM FB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IIS AHM MG HS FB MM. Wrote the paper: IIS AHM MG HS FB MM.