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Azuh, Dominic E. and Adeyemi, Gideon Adewale and Akinduti, P. A. and Olasehinde, G. I and Olaoye, Olusegun Peter and Aderemi, Timothy Ayomitunde (2022) AWARENESS AND GEOSPATIAL EXAMINATION OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES IN OGUN STATE NIGERIA: NEED FOR HEALTH CARE DEVELOPMENT. In: 9th International Conference on Education & Education of Social Sciences, 17-18 January 2022.

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Spatial distribution inequity in health care facilities, including primary health care, has been recognized as a wedge towards effective delivery of such services in many countries, including Nigeria. Healthcare facilities are vehicles to attain an acceptable level of health that will enable everyone to lead a socially and economically productive life. One of the core challenges facing the Nigerian health care system is poor access to health facilities, worsened by poverty, poor road networks and transportation. The resultant consequences are high morbidity and mortality in most parts of the country, leading to low economic performance. Access serves as the bridge between availability and utilization. For Sustainable Development Goal 3, people should have access to health facilities closer to their residence. The study employed secondary data and geographic information system mapping in the investigation. The paper aimed to explore the locational distribution of existing health facilities in Ogun State and make informed recommendations for policy intervention in the study area. The study reveals that the distribution pattern of public healthcare facilities in the State is not uniform either at tertiary, secondary, or primary levels. And this scenario negates the essence of providing health care facilities within 5 kilometers distance envisaged by WHO and general health status. Densely populated health facilities were seen in local governments with high populations, industries and Local Government capitals. In contrast, others have fewer health care facilities, perhaps due to their rural and remote nature. Thus, the government needs to ensure even distribution of health facilities and motivated personnel, drugs, and deliverables in the study area to ensure optimal spatial efficiency.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geospatial, health facilities, distributions, mortality, SDG3
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2023 11:23
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2023 11:23

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