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Spatial Distribution of Health Facilities in the South-South, Nigeria

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Author Samuel B. Arokoyu, Innocent I. Weje
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 61-67
Volume No. 5
Issue No. 2
Issue Date March 01, 2015
Publishing Date March 01, 2015
Keywords Spatial inequality, Polarization, Development, Facilities, Socio-economic


This work on spatial inequality and the polarization of development sought to determine the extent and nature of variation in socio-economic development in the 123 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of south-south, Nigeria. A set of socio-economic indicators of development covering health were collected and analyzed using the Gini-coefficient. The result revealed that there is inequality in the distribution of health facilities among the LGAs and states of the region. The result of this work revealed that both deprived and privileged LGAs in the south-south region co-exist in space. The study recommends full involvement of the local people in the design, initiation, and implementation of regional development programmes. Public participation in the development process will not only guarantee the success of any development policy, but will as well ensure its sustenance and the people’s consciousness fully mobilized towards collective goal attainment.

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