Investigation of Factors Influencing Health Care Services in the Rural Areas of Uganda: A Case Study of Masaka Referral Hospital
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This study sought to investigate the factors that influence the provision of healthcare service delivery in Uganda a case of Masaka Referral hospital in Masaka district. Health is an important aspect of human life proper health uplifts social development and also has a direct bearing on development of key sectors of the economy and politics. The United Nations establishment WHO that champions the advancement of human health worldwide through policies, partnerships with various donors and organisations to establish healthcare centres and also give donations to avert humanitarian crises. The study was carried out using the following objectives; to determine how location of health facilities influence provision of healthcare services in Malango subcounty, to establish how medical staffing influence provision of healthcare services in Malango subcounty and to assess the extent to which availability of financial resources influences the provision and delivery of healthcare services. A Sample of both the patient and medical staff was randomly sampled a figure of 100 respondents was used The Study showed that most people in this area travelled an average distance of two kilometres to access the medical services, this was deemed good according to the government aspiration that nobody should travel more than two kilometres seeking healthcare services. The most preferred means was public transport with average time of twenty to thirty minutes though private means was a faster means, most people used bicycle in private travel unless it was an emergency with very few owning cars. The findings of this study it is recommended that enough finances should be allocated to all the healthcare services and proper management of the finances should also be emphasized so that there will be enough and equitable distribution of the finances in all the departments in the hospital.