Factors Affecting Access to Rural Health Services: A Case Study of Baringo Area of Kenya Using GIS

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African Books Collective, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 89 pages
This study sought to identify the major barriers to health service access for a special section of the Kenya community, namely, a rural community in a semi-arid environment, using Marigat Division of Baringo District within the Rift Valley as an example. Such environments are characterized by harsh weather conditions, sparsely distributed small settlements, poor road and other communication networks and low economic levels. The study used both primary and secondary socio-economic data, including health service attendance patterns, population and disease incidence distributions, as well as bio-physical data such as topography, weather and road networks to analyze health attendance patterns.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
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CHAPTER TWO MEASURING ADEQUACY AND ACCESSIBILITY TO HEALTH SERVICES
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CHAPTER THREE MATERIALS AND METHODS
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CHAPTER FOUR RESULTS
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CHAPTER FIVE DISCUSSIONS OF RESULTS
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CHAPTER SIX CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
77
REFERENCES
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APPENDICES
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Back Cover
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