Impact of traffic, poverty and facility ownership on travel time to emergency care in Nairobi, Kenya

Focus Areas: Care-seeking behavior
Content Type: Published articles
Author(s): Maya S. Fraser, Benjamin W. Wachira, Abraham D. Flaxman, Aaron Y. Lee, Herbert C. Duber
Published: January 2020
In many low and middle-income countries (LMICs), timely access to emergency healthcare services is limited. In urban settings, traffic can have a significant impact on travel time, leading to life-threatening delays for time-sensitive injuries and medical emergencies. In this study, we examined travel times to hospitals in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the largest and most congested cities in the developing world.

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