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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 04)
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Distribution of Primary Health Care Facilities in Kano Metropolis Using GIS (Geographic Information System)

Usman Ado Kibon and M. Ahmed
Corresponding Author:  Usman Ado Kibon 

Key words:  GIS, Kano metropolis, overlay analysis, primary healthcare facilities, planning, ,
Vol. 5 , (04): 167-176
Submitted Accepted Published
June 10, 2012 August 28, 2012 April 20, 2013

This research examined the relevant of Geographical Information System (GIS) supporting Health planners on a micro-scale. In order to establish the usefulness of these functions, 6 core LGA`s of Kano Metropolis were selected. To accomplish the research objectives which were to create a database that could be used to analyze the type and spatial distribution of public primary health care facilities in the area? Data were obtained from primary and secondary sources; GPS was used to collect the coordinates of each healthcare facility and about 69 primary health facilities were discovered, the records from Kano State ministry of health. The map of the study area was geo referenced. The analysis was carried out with Arc View GIS 3.2a for GIS analysis and also the result shows that most of the healthcare facilities were clustered within Kano Municipal, Nassarawa, Tarauni and some part of Fagge LGAs. The underserved areas were like RijiyanZaki, BakinBulo, Danbare, other areas include Yan Raki.
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Usman Ado Kibon and M. Ahmed, 2013. Distribution of Primary Health Care Facilities in Kano Metropolis Using GIS (Geographic Information System).  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 5(04): 167-176.
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