Geospatial Analysis of Pediatric Surgical Need in Somaliland

dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Emily
dc.contributor.authorMoody, Katelyn
dc.contributor.departmentCommunity Health.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-24T14:39:19Z
dc.date.available2019-05-24T14:39:19Z
dc.date.copyright2019-05-03
dc.date.issued2019-05-24
dc.description.abstractGlobal pediatric surgery has remained a neglected area of concern, despite the disproportionate health care burden surgical conditions cause on the already vulnerable pediatric populations living in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Children living with surgical conditions in LMICs often experience delays in seeking, reaching, and receiving timely and safe surgical care. The objective of this thesis is to use geospatial analysis techniques to examine the delay in reaching care by analyzing the relationship between pediatric surgical conditions and distance to surgical care in Somaliland. This study will examine the ability of children living with surgical conditions in Somaliland to reach timely and safe surgical care, which is defined by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery as the ability to reach a hospital with surgical capacity within two hours. Finally, the geospatial analysis results will be used to recommend how pediatric surgical infrastructure can be improved to meet the demands of pediatric surgical need in Somaliland and similar LMICs.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/10637
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectGeospatial Analysis of Pediatric Surgical Need in Somalilanden_US
dc.titleGeospatial Analysis of Pediatric Surgical Need in Somalilanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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