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Geospatial accessibility analysis of primary health care clinics in the Mbizana local municipality in the Eastern Cape

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dc.contributor.author Ragoasha, Matsubu V
dc.contributor.author Maritz, J
dc.contributor.author Cooper, Antony K
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-09T20:32:38Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-09T20:32:38Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09
dc.identifier.citation Ragoasha, M.V., Maritz, J. & Cooper, A.K. 2021. Geospatial accessibility analysis of primary health care clinics in the Mbizana local municipality in the Eastern Cape. http://hdl.handle.net/10204/12078 . en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-620-80873-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/12078
dc.description.abstract A key challenge in rural South Africa is providing social facilities such as clinics. This is difficult due to the nature of settlement distributions, especially in traditional authority areas. Geospatial accessibility analysis can help find suitable locations for facilities to serve the inhabitants. Settlements in South Africa’s traditional authority areas often do not meet the minimum thresholds required for specific social facilities, therefore determining the best location can be daunting. This study applied a geospatial accessibility approach to primary health care clinics in the Mbizana Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. The results of this accessibility analysis identified suitable locations to build the eight clinics that were proposed in the municipality's Integrated Development Plan for 2015-2016. We calculated facility catchments using approximate road-based travel distances to the nearest facility within the municipality. Two types of catchment area analysis were performed: one included distance and capacity constraints and the other excluded them. The unconstrained analysis showed that only 36% of the population is situated within the service reach of 5km. This decreased to 33% when distance and capacity constraints were considered. The remaining demand of 67% is significant, indicating high unsatisfied demand for additional clinics. Although the proposed eight clinics increased the overall accessibility to primary health care clinics, a large proportion of the population remains unserved, suggesting that more than eight clinics would be needed. The results of this analysis therefore also aim to support health care facility planning and distribution within the Mbizana Local Municipality. en_US
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dc.source Proceedings of the AfricaGEO 2018 Conference, Emperors' Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17-19 September 2018 en_US
dc.subject Clinic en_US
dc.subject Catchment area analysis en_US
dc.subject Geospatial accessibility en_US
dc.subject GIS en_US
dc.subject Primary health care en_US
dc.title Geospatial accessibility analysis of primary health care clinics in the Mbizana local municipality in the Eastern Cape en_US
dc.type Conference Presentation en_US
dc.description.pages 14 en_US
dc.description.note Paper presented at the AfricaGEO 2018 Conference, Emperors' Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17-19 September 2018 en_US
dc.description.cluster Built Environment
dc.description.impactarea Integrated Plan & Spatial Development en_US
dc.description.impactarea Sustainable Settlements
dc.identifier.apacitation Ragoasha, M. V., Maritz, J., & Cooper, A. K. (2021). Geospatial accessibility analysis of primary health care clinics in the Mbizana local municipality in the Eastern Cape. http://hdl.handle.net/10204/12078 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Ragoasha, Matsubu V, J Maritz, and Antony K Cooper. "Geospatial accessibility analysis of primary health care clinics in the Mbizana local municipality in the Eastern Cape." <i>Proceedings of the AfricaGEO 2018 Conference, Emperors' Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17-19 September 2018</i> (2021): http://hdl.handle.net/10204/12078 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Ragoasha MV, Maritz J, Cooper AK, Geospatial accessibility analysis of primary health care clinics in the Mbizana local municipality in the Eastern Cape; 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10204/12078 . en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Conference Presentation AU - Ragoasha, Matsubu V AU - Maritz, J AU - Cooper, Antony K AB - A key challenge in rural South Africa is providing social facilities such as clinics. This is difficult due to the nature of settlement distributions, especially in traditional authority areas. Geospatial accessibility analysis can help find suitable locations for facilities to serve the inhabitants. Settlements in South Africa’s traditional authority areas often do not meet the minimum thresholds required for specific social facilities, therefore determining the best location can be daunting. This study applied a geospatial accessibility approach to primary health care clinics in the Mbizana Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. The results of this accessibility analysis identified suitable locations to build the eight clinics that were proposed in the municipality's Integrated Development Plan for 2015-2016. We calculated facility catchments using approximate road-based travel distances to the nearest facility within the municipality. Two types of catchment area analysis were performed: one included distance and capacity constraints and the other excluded them. The unconstrained analysis showed that only 36% of the population is situated within the service reach of 5km. This decreased to 33% when distance and capacity constraints were considered. The remaining demand of 67% is significant, indicating high unsatisfied demand for additional clinics. Although the proposed eight clinics increased the overall accessibility to primary health care clinics, a large proportion of the population remains unserved, suggesting that more than eight clinics would be needed. The results of this analysis therefore also aim to support health care facility planning and distribution within the Mbizana Local Municipality. DA - 2021-09 DB - ResearchSpace DP - CSIR J1 - Proceedings of the AfricaGEO 2018 Conference, Emperors' Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17-19 September 2018 KW - Clinic KW - Catchment area analysis KW - Geospatial accessibility KW - GIS KW - Primary health care LK - https://researchspace.csir.co.za PY - 2021 SM - 978-0-620-80873-6 T1 - Geospatial accessibility analysis of primary health care clinics in the Mbizana local municipality in the Eastern Cape TI - Geospatial accessibility analysis of primary health care clinics in the Mbizana local municipality in the Eastern Cape UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10204/12078 ER - en_ZA
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