Locational effectiveness of clinics providing sexual and reproductive health services to women in rural Mozambique

Yao, J. and Murray, A. T. (2014) Locational effectiveness of clinics providing sexual and reproductive health services to women in rural Mozambique. International Regional Science Review, 37(2), pp. 172-193. (doi:10.1177/0160017614524227)

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Abstract

Access to health facilities has long been considered an important factor, though not unique, impacting utilization of related health services. The location of health facilities is crucial for delivery of primary health care and social services. The identification of deficiencies in coverage as well as disadvantaged populations with limited access is essential for managing health resources. Using census, health care information and population survey data, this study examines women’s accessibility and utilization of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in rural Mozambique. Geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial analytical methods are employed to assess the configuration of SRH facilities. Insights are offered regarding access and accessibility, as well as strategies for managing future health resource allocation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yao, Dr Jing
Authors: Yao, J., and Murray, A. T.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:International Regional Science Review
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0160-0176
ISSN (Online):1552-6925

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