Assessment of accessibility and utilization of paediatric health care services at Elhassahisa Locality, Gezira State – Sudan

  • DEM Elsayed
  • SHA Elamin
  • KEM Ali
  • MA Ballah
Keywords: Accessibility health care services

Abstract

This study was conducted at Elhassahisa Locality, Gezira State in Sudan in order to assess the accessibility to health care services available in the area for children. A cross-sectional household survey was performed. The study population included families that live in the locality. A sample of 1186 household was included in the study. The households were selected by using cluster sampling technique. Data was collected from one or both parents in the selected households through in person interviews. Data was computed and analyzed by SPSS software, frequencies and proportions were calculated. There are 162 health facilities in the study area, in which all categories of health cadre provide the health services. 962 (81.1%) of the families admitted that they do not have regular access to health care services. Although the study area was found to be packed with large number of health facilities, still the accessibility rate remains low.
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