(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

A composed index of critical accessibility (CICA) to healthcare services in a traditional African city

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SAMUEL K.J. (1) ; ADAGBASA E. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, State Univ., Osun, NIGERIA
(2) GIS Section, Regional Centre for Training Aerospace Science, Ile-Ife, NIGERIA


This study employs composed index of critical accessibility (CICA) to analyse differentials in access to health resources in Ibadan, Nigeria. Results show that the distribution of health facilities across local administrative units varies. Also, the CICA analysis shows that 228,938 inhabitants are in high risk of negative accessibility while 49,234 are faced with condition of low risk of negative accessibility, which implies that a significant proportion of the population still finds it difficult to access basic health services as and when needed. Curiously, these differences in the level of accessibility cut across administrative boundaries which brings to the fore the role of jurisdictional partitioning in ensuring equity in the delivery of urban public services


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no3 [pp. 267-278]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : 2 tabl., 3 cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s10708-013-9485-y

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