Diana Marangu

Bronchiectasis in African children: Challenges and barriers to care

Bronchiectasis (BE) is a disease that affects the bronchial area of the lungs. Its most common symptom
being recurring productive cough in the patient. In Africa in particular, many children are reported to be
suffering from chronic BE Despite the efforts made all around the word to create awareness about it.
Scholars therefore conducted a research on the challenges and barriers to the care for BE child patients
in Africa.
A higher percentage of children below the age of fifteen years diagnosed with BE were found to be HIV