Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Page: 20-23
Accessibility to Oral Health Care in Peri-Urban Areas of Burkina Faso: Qualitative Survey on the Perceptions of the Populations of Kaya Health District
Drabo Rose, Directorate for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Sangaré Abou Dramane, Department of Public Health, UFR of Odonto-Stomatology, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Samba Mamadou, Department of Public Health, UFR of Odonto-Stomatology, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Guinan Jean Claude, Department of Public Health, UFR of Odonto-Stomatology, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Received: Mar. 15, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 16, 2019;       Published: May 15, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20190401.13      View  41      Downloads  15
Accessibility to oral health care in the sub-urban areas is a case for worry due to scarcity of basic socio-sanitary facilities in these zones. The purpose of this study was to understand the perceptions of peri-urban dwellers about the use of oral health services. The nature of this quality study centres on people of eighteen years and above who came to the Regional Medical Centre of Kaya for oral health care purposes. The trial case comprised of thirty individuals divided into three focal groups of ten people each. The data were assembled as a support paper following the guide line elaborated for the purposes of the study, and analyzed according to the methods of content analysis. The study has revealed that oral health care services are not very much available in the peri-urban areas of the District of Kaya. The inhabitants are confronted with financial, geographic and cultural handicaps which impacts negatively on their oral health care. The inhabitants, most of whom are, farmers without a stable source of revenue, tend to resort to traditional remedies as solutions to their oral/dental diseases. This work has brought to focus the factors that impede attendance to oral health care by the inhabitants of peri-urban communities of the District of Kaya. Improving the use of the oral health care services entails improving the basic social facilities of the rural people as well as improving the condition of living in their territories.
Accessibility, Oral Health Care, Perception, Recourse, Burkina Faso
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Drabo Rose, Sangaré Abou Dramane, Samba Mamadou, Guinan Jean Claude, Accessibility to Oral Health Care in Peri-Urban Areas of Burkina Faso: Qualitative Survey on the Perceptions of the Populations of Kaya Health District, World Journal of Public Health. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 20-23. doi: 10.11648/j.wjph.20190401.13
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