- Sub-Saharan Public Hospitals Geo-Coded database
- Sub-Saharan Africa Hospitals
- Sub-Saharan Africa Health Facilities
- Sub-Saharan Africa Health Facility Database
- Hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Health Facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Health Facility Database in Africa
- Hospital Database in Africa
- Sub-Saharan Africa
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- Geo-Coded Hospitals
Sub-Saharan Public Hospitals Database
This dataset provides a geocoded inventory of public hospitals across 48 countries and islands of sub-Saharan Africa from 100 different sources.
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This geo-coded inventory of hospital in Africa was created to enhance access to health services and hospitals by the population.
Timely access to emergency care can significantly reduce mortality. International benchmarks for access to emergency hospital care have been established to guide ambitions for universal health care by 2030.
A cost distance algorithm based on the location of 4908 public hospitals, population distributions, and road networks were used to compute the proportion of populations living within a combined walking and motorized travel time of 2 hours to emergency hospital services. The study estimated that 286 million (29%) people and 64 million (28%) women of childbearing age are located more than 2 hours from the nearest hospital. Marked differences were observed within and between countries.
The study showed that only 17 countries reached the international benchmark of more than 80% of their populations living within a 2-hour travel time of the nearest hospital.
About this Dataset
John Snow Labs; Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya; Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK;
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"Ouma, P; Okiro, EA; Snow, RW, 2017, "Sub-Saharan Public Hospitals Geo-coded database", doi10.7910/DVN/JTL9VY, Harvard Dataverse, V1"
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|Country||The African countries covered in the study||string||-|
|Region||Region/s in each African country included in the study.||string||-|
|Facility_Name||The name of the health facility in each region||string||-|
|Renamed_Facility_Type||Type of health facility including Base Hospital, Central Hospital, Cottage Hospital, County Hospital, District Hospital, General Hospital, Health Centre, Hospital, Level 1 Hospital, Level 2 Hospital, Level 3 Hospital, Medical Centre, Memorial Hospital, Mini Hospital, Municipal Hospital, National Hospital, National Referral Hospital, Primary Hospital, Regional Hospital, Rural Hospital, Sub-District Hospital, Teaching Hospital, University Hospital||string||-|
|Facility_Owner||An institution that owns/runs the health facility including Faith-based organization (FBO), Government, Non-governmental organization,||string||-|
|Latitude||Latitude of the health facility||number||-|
|Longitude||Longitude of the health facility||number||-|
|Location_Source||Source of information on Latitude and Longitude which are the following: Combination - A combination of Google Earth, Geonames, open streetmaps and also includes coordinates in original lists which were checked with additional sources; Encarta - A web mapping application; Fallingrain - A directory of cities and towns; Google Earth- A web mapping application; GPS - Global Positioning System;||string||-|
|Sudan||Red Sea||Railway Hospital||Hospital||Government|
|Sudan||River Nile||Cape Hospital||Hospital||Government|
|Sudan||River Nile||Gibber Hospital||Hospital||Government|