IFGH 2012: Health Care Delivery, Access and Utilisation in Emerging Communities and Slums of Urban South West, Nigeria

January 29, 2012


Authors:Lawal SA.

Author Affiliations:Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin

Option 1– Scientific / Empirical Research Findings Presented as – Poster


The study aims to examine the nature of health care in emerging communities and slums of urban south west, Nigeria. The specific objectives will include; to explore the social processes by which health care services emerge and evolve in emerging communities and urban slums of south west Nigeria; to examine access to health care services and effective utilisation of health care services in emerging communities and urban slums of south west Nigeria.


The study will adopt a triangulation of qualitative and quantitative research methods to capture existing social realities and health conditions in the study area. Data will be collected using a household surveys; in-depth- interviews; key informant interviews and focus group discussions.


The study will provide information on the varied nature of health care delivery in emerging communities and urban slums; help in the conceptualisation of health care delivery and utilisation in urban slums and emerging communities.

Discussion/conclusions/ implications:

The study will contribute to strengthening health care systems in emerging communities and slums of urban south west, Nigeria



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