An audit of healthcare provision in internally displaced population camps in Nigeria

Ekezie, W., Timmons, S., Myles, P. and Siebert, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-3817-229X, 2018. An audit of healthcare provision in internally displaced population camps in Nigeria. Journal of Public Health. ISSN 1741-3842

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Abstract

Background: Armed conflict in Nigeria resulted in more than 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). IDPs live in poor conditions lacking basic resources with variable provision across different locations. This audit aimed to determine the health-related resources available to IDPs in camp-like settings in Nigeria and whether these met international standards.

Methods: Using a cross-sectional study approach, information was collected in 9 camps across 7 states from camp managers, and direct observation in September-October 2016. The Sphere minimum standards in humanitarian crises were used as the audit standards.

Findings: Five of 15 assessed standards were met to some extent, including the availability of water and shelter. Sanitation and vaccination were unmet in 5 camps, with severe overcrowding in 5 camps, and inadequate waste disposal in all camps. Health programme implementation was uneven, and especially poor in self-settled and dispersed settlements.

Conclusion: Inequality in distribution of humanitarian support was observed across different settings, which could lead to a higher likelihood of water, food and air related diseases and thereby, a poorer quality of life for IDPs. Ensuring standardised health assessments could promote a more even distribution of resources across IDP locations.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Public Health
Creators: Ekezie, W., Timmons, S., Myles, P. and Siebert, P.
Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health
Date: 22 August 2018
ISSN: 1741-3842
Identifiers:
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10.1093/pubmed/fdy141DOI
fdy141/5077786PubMed ID
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 13 Aug 2018 10:40
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34320

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