Determining Demand for Rural Healthcare Facilities in Developing Countries

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Identifier 011_EAC2017_Determining_Demand_Rural_Healthcare_LLOYD.pdf
Title Determining Demand for Rural Healthcare Facilities in Developing Countries
Creator Brent Lloyd; Rebecca Richards-Steed; Philip Dennison; Neng Wan; Ran Wei; Kathryn Grace; Gregory Husak
Subject Public Health; Global Health; Burkina Faso
Description Geotechnologies provide decision support for numerous public health issues such as determining locations of healthcare facilities for a given population. With limited population health data available for developing countries, geotechnologies provide little benefit in this regard. This report attempts to assist public health practitioners in overcoming the health information gaps common to developing countries for determining health related demand locations. We introduce methodologies that use generally available information from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). Burkina Faso, a developing country and a country with poor health quality, is used in this report as a case study to show how limited data, and data not generally considered for spatial analysis, can be used to locate multiple demand locations for healthcare. The clustering of health related locations and population densities along access routes and in proximity to villages ultimately determined the final demand healthcare facility locations.
Relation is Part of 2017 Extreme Affordability Conference
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2017
Date 2017
Format application/pdf
Rights Management Copyright 2017. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6tx7svn
Setname ehsl_eac
Date Created 2019-02-05
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1399547
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